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2012 GTCS, possibly too much car for me to handle...

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #21
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How bout no
And if the stang is too much for you to handle, I guess you can have your maid do the driving

Just what every KID needs now a days, a 30K + sports car...geez!


Couldn't have said it better. Kid that can't park a truck, gets Mustang GT instead.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #22
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Seems kind of sensitive to the age question... odd. Back to the main topic, congrats on the new car! Hope you saved enough to put a decent down payment on it so you're payments aren't 600/month. I certainly won't be buying a house before I buy my next ride. However, I'll be saving up until I can pay off the car IN FULL and have enough for the first insurance payment. Because honestly, if you're paying an arm and a leg for payments, and have to pay the <25 yr old male insurance payments, how the heck are you going to be able to afford some sweet go-fast mods?

My advice to you: Take it easy on the accelerator. Get used to the car before you start spinning tires. 400+crank hp is way too much for most young kids, which is why you'll hardly ever see a very nice car in the hands of a teenager that hasn't been in an accident/wrapped around a pole. And practice how to park your new car. A Raptor might be tough to park because of it's size, but a Mustang is a lot lower and the blind spots aren't exactly minimal.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:18 AM   #23
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Check the garage now. I realized that i didn't exactly save the pictures instead i loaded them and didn't save.
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Also, i was told by the dealer that the CS comes with different shocks that are a little more stiff.

And those wondering my age I'm old enough to drive but not old enough to start a family. You get to guess.
Nope. The CS is an appearance package. For the 2011-2012 mustangs, the only "track" or handling option is the Brembo package. Brembo package stangs are manual transmission only, and are easy to identify by the large front brakes and the different wheels.

For 2013, however, Ford is offering a lot more performance options.

The 2012 CS is a GT Premium with different interior, different front and rear facia, and nice wheels. The tire size, tire type (all-seasons), and suspension is the same as a "regular" premium GT.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #24
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Ignore the jealous age haters and enjoy the ride. Learn to park the raptor so you dont have to tell the embarrasing story of why you got a mustang on a date.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:28 PM   #25
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Ignore the jealous age haters....
There are "haters" and then there are "staters" my man!
I'm just statin that it's kinda silly for a kid that can't park a car yet to have a 400+HP rocketship and have to ask us "if he can handle it?"
Hopefully got better stuff to read than the lifestyles of the rich and famous bro...nothing but love for you though, still one of my fav rides
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #26
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I havnt read the 3 pages of this thread yet lol, but dont worry about it being too much power. I'm 18 and just got mine in november after having a blown 2010 as my first car.

Just dont be stupid and respect the power. This car scared me quite a few times and its bone stock. Just be careful and dont be stupid
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #27
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Take your time learning the car, how it handles, how to handle situations when you 'request' too much power and you start to lose control. Be especially careful on wet streets and in loose sand on roads when making turns and taking curves. A "lead foot" can be dangerous.

The driving safety course is a great suggestion, as you'll learn things you wont learn in a basic drivers education class.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #28
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Congrats on getting a great car. Take is easy too. We all say this because statistics don't lie.

Where is Nevade?
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #29
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Nice car man. Where I bought my roush they had a 2011 cs with hardly any miles on it. It was nice. Congrats man.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #30
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That's awesome and congratulations!!! be very careful though the car can be a handful if u handle it too rough, wen I first got my car I thought I was trying to kill me but then I realized it wasn't the car it was my drivin just take it easy and don't try anything new unless you've made sure u have enough space to make sure you, anyone around or your car doesn't get hurt and pay a Lil more attention and take it easy in the rain
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #31
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Just be careful when taking turns to not give it extra gas cause then you will go into a "drift" and start to slide. Then you must counter-steer but only a little because too much can make you slingshot and spin the other way. If you do practice this, obviously just try it in 1st from a very slow speed so if you lose it, you don't go flying into the curb/tree/wall. Preferably a parking lot.
I have summer 285 rear tires and it felt like skating on pure ice when I give it too much gas in a turn. Must feather the throttle.

Straight line fun aint nearly as bad/scary, especially if you have 10+ inch wide rear wheels like I do (i'm guessing yours are only 8 inches wide? That's the first thing i'd upgrade if I have anything near 400 crank hp). In 1st i'm only giving it 50% throttle so keep wheelspin down, maybe around 70% in 2nd, then 100% in 3rd
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #32
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Wow, there were some tense comments made since I last checked this thread. Personally I think if one has the opportunity to get a 30k+ sports car at any age and it is what they want then they should take it and enjoy it. I have said it already but, very nice car. Don't underestimate it but have fun.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #33
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A couple of things...

Haters Gunna Hate.

The raptor is wider by 7 inches each side and the spaces are too small by 2 inches at my school.

And thanks to all the non-haters, ill take it easy on the throttle.

Nevade is in the country of Typo thanks for seeing that
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #34
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oh and this thread has gotten out of control already
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #35
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And those wondering my age I'm old enough to drive but not old enough to start a family. You get to guess.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #36
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Nice car... post some pics... but don't let it get to your head more than it already has...
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #37
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I love it when people ask for opinions, then say "haters gonna hate" when they don't like the opinions they get.
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A couple of things...

Haters Gunna Hate.

The raptor is wider by 7 inches each side and the spaces are too small by 2 inches at my school.

And thanks to all the non-haters, ill take it easy on the throttle.

Nevade is in the country of Typo thanks for seeing that
yeah there's a few Raptors at my Uni and those bitches take up the whole parking spot. They always fold their mirrors in too
I couldn't drive a truck that large. Similar to SRT10 trucks. I love the more compact Lightnings though.
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This is my first official car. In the past I shared a ford raptor with my father but i didn't actually own the car i would just drive it around occasionally. However this thread will just be a log of my stupid misadventures of me getting this primo car as my first.......
P.S. when they handed me the keys the odometer said 16, it now its at 58.2. i have been having little bit of a joy ride.
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Congratulations on your new Mustang!

My recommendation; enjoy and respect the ride. If you ever have a question, give me a shout out and I'll be more than happy to assist.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #40
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The only thing I can think of is he must have test driven a brembo pkg before test driving the CS, The brembo cars don't ride as smooth as the rest.
but in my opinion they look Bad-A!

maybe its cuz i own one lol
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