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The S197 style Mustang has been out for 5 years now

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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Default The S197 style Mustang has been out for 5 years now

Is everyone happy with their car? Has it been what you hoped for? This upcoming mid October I will have owned my GT/CS for 3 full years and am so happy with it. This is the car I wanted. There isn't another car I wish I had. I still think they are the best looking cars on the road.

I give Ford high marks for restyling this car starting in 2005 and refining it since then. I'm glad I own a Mustang. I always want the newest one that comes out each year with the new refinements but, I don't have that kind of money. So, as of right now I have about 78,000 miles in 3 years and am ready to put many more miles on it!
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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I haven't been disappointed by this car at all myself except the usual, wish it had an independent rear... Other than that I just love it.
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I hooked up the hose, ran water through the engine, started it up and was waiting for the water to come out clean. Anyways, About 3 minutes into this, then engine starts shaking and shuts off. I figured it was all cleaned out so I plugged it up, added the oil and figured I was ready to go. WRONG! The car won't freaking start now. This car has been nothing but trouble for me, I think I am done with it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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its been like four years now with 22,000 miles. i love my mustang gt (gt500) i wouldnt trade it for a real one, cuz there all over the place and yet mines not real but it unique
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I decided to go ahead and flush it to make sure all the bad stuff got out. I hooked up the hose, ran water through the engine, started it up and was waiting for the water to come out clean (The engine never went above idle so I was told this would be ok).
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #4
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I've owned and driven all years and flavors of Mustangs continuously since high school. Never been without one. I graduated in 1968 so I've been a very long-time Mustang guy.

The S197, especially the GT, is by far the best Mustang ever built.

Better quality, performance, handling and design than any other generation Mustang ever built.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:00 AM   #6
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My current 06 GT is my 2nd Mustang and yes, I plan on keeping it a long long time!
Got it paid off couple months ago and I'll finish modding it to where I want sometime next year then I'm start hunting for a clean fox body convertible cruiser!
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I absolutely LOVE my Mustangs! The s197 body style is sweet and as close to retro as you can get, BUT the SN95 is a very close second in the aesthetics department. I have a New Edge, SN95, and s197 and the SN95 continues to catch my eye frequently.

I did think the s197 GT's were going to be faster than they actually are, but after owning one I can see a Supercharger is where I'm going to have to go in order for it to be "fast" without beating the dogsh!t out of it.
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I also like the 1998 body style, smooth flowing lines...that one is my daily driver. I have 165,000 miles on it with only a clutch and fuel pump change.

As for the S197, my 2008 is my toy car and only gets driven on the weekends (7000 miles). Not a fan of the new body shape, so even more happier about mine

PS. My son is 3 months old now, and he even loves the car. Guess it will be his 16'th birthday present. Now what other car can you think like that with??
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I was thinking about this last night when I was buffing and waxing my car... I have been really wanting a c6 vette/03 cobra, but the more I look at them, the more I think ****. There is no way I could trade this car for anything. I absolutely love it. 43k miles since Jan. 4, 2007. Pretty sure I'll be paying cash for my next car and keeping this till the day I die. S197 FTW!
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Very happy that I own this car.

Putting the top down at 10 pm, driving home in the dark, the highway in front of me, the moon above me, is an excellent way to end the day.
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When Motor Trend first debuted the S197 in 2004, my heart skipped a beat! I knew I had to have one! Growing up in the '60s, I loved the 1969 Boss Mustang but at the time, I was too young to drive one.
I'm so happy Ford reinvented the Legend! I only have 8K miles on mine!
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I always LIKED Stangs but I fell in love with the S197 in '05 SOLELY for the retro look to the '66 (or thereabout). I don't have an '06 AND '07 sitting side-by-side in the garage for nutin'...
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I remember really liking the exterior and interior, but when I saw the Highland Green in the showroom I knew it had to be mine.
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I was thinking about this last night when I was buffing and waxing my car... I have been really wanting a c6 vette/03 cobra, but the more I look at them, the more I think ****. There is no way I could trade this car for anything. I absolutely love it. 43k miles since Jan. 4, 2007. Pretty sure I'll be paying cash for my next car and keeping this till the day I die. S197 FTW!
Other cars are nice but, I agree with you. Trading an S197 for another style or brand car would a major "I wish I didn't trade that Mustang" stomping in the back of my head and would probably lose sleep over it. The only thing I want to trade my Mustang in for is another Mustang. I don't want to trade it in. I'd like to have another one. A white 2011 V6 with the electronics package & glass roof would do it for me.
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I have owned my 2008 GT for a little over a year now and I love it. First Ford and I hope I can keep it forever.....only wish the cupholders were in a different spot.
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I have owned my 2008 GT for a little over a year now and I love it. First Ford and I hope I can keep it forever.....only wish the cupholders were in a different spot.
Ha! I know right!? WTH Ford? I sat in the car for ten mins and discovered my cupholder was def gonna be my cell phone / wallet holder instead....
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Ha! I know right!? WTH Ford? I sat in the car for ten mins and discovered my cupholder was def gonna be my cell phone / wallet holder instead....
yep, seems like they designed the car and forgot about the cupholders and put them in at the last minute. Makes it interesting driving to work with a cup of coffee....
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Had mine for a few years now. Bought used w/4500 on it. Have 18 on it now. No big complaints. Overall I'm happy with it.

Only thing I regret is choosing a black car. Wish I had got silver, white, or gray instead.
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