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IMHO, life is too short not to enjoy every drive. I drive my 2012 3.7 nearly every day in Wisconsin-when the weather turns I put on the factory 17" wheels with Michelin winter tires and keep driving. When I'm not driving the Mustang, I'm driving an original Honda Shadow or a 2009 Solstice GXP. We have a 2013 F150 4x4 for extreme weather and for wifee to drive in winter.
I refuse to drive, or let any family member drive a rust bucket in the winter. Winter tires are cheaper than buying and maintaining a second vehicle. I do all of the maintenance on all of our vehicles and keep them looking and running great up to 200,000 miles.
2012 Mustang Premium 6 speed Manual
Starkey Fog Lights
5 spoke chrome American Muscle 18" x 9" wheels
Nitto 255/45ZR18 Tires
H&R Sport Front and Rear Sway Bar
J&M lower control arms
TMI adjustable tilt headrests
Gaslock LED Shift ****
Shelby door subs
Sony 200W amp
Yesterday I had to pick up my car from the body shop after I scratched the front passenger side big time while entering a parking garage last Friday. Before that, I scratced the car in the same place a few years back but the damage wasn't that big and I didn't bother to repair it until this past weekend. That's a risk and a small sacrafice you take when you use your Mustang as a Daily Driver. As much as we want to think of our cars as a classic Rolls Royce or Studebaker, they are not. My car does have a tiny hole in the back bumper probably due to a small rock but it's something I can live with. The best thing to do is enjoy your car.
2007 automatic V6 Vista Blue Mustang 5 sp with gray hood chrome and Roush Spoiler.
nothing wrong with taking good car of your car..mine has about 4 tiny stone chips (i never drive close on motorways)
as posted above i only drive mine when it's perfect weather...and when we do take it out it feels special..
the way i keep it everyone stops me and asks me about it..mine will never ever see a drop of rain..hopefully will last me for many years
congrats on being able to drive the crown vic home....makes you enjoy driving your mustang that much more when you do!
2012 BOSS 302
1 of 67 (Car Cover, Floor Mats, No Recaros) #0614 of 3250 (Overall)
20x9 & 20x11 Gloss Black Forgrstar F14's l 255/35/20 & 305/30/20 Pirelli P-Zero Tires l Eibach Sportlines l BMR Adjustable Panhard Bar l MMD Hood Struts l Shorty Antenna (AntennaX.com) l Sound Pipe Delete (CoolTechLLC.com)
I too have a company take home vehicle. It lets me drive my Mustang or F-250 when I WANT to, not when I HAVE to. To me, that's a nice option to have. Maybe I missed it, but has anyone tried the new 3M Paint Defender? Easy to find an a local parts store, but seemed a little pricey for the entire kit. If it works as advertised, that may an answer to your paint chip problem. Would like to hear if anyone has tried it.
I tell you, it's days like today that I'm definitely happy I'm not driving my 'Stang into work everyday. It's miserable out! I enjoy driving my Mustang. I found my drive to and from work in it was boring though; basically I drive two roads, a big boring "L" shaped route to and from work.
The alternative was I could drive it half way to work and then drive my "company" car the rest of the way. It was parked in a tight parking lot with a lot of, ummmm, undesirable traffic. And then there were the maple trees dropping little black sticky drops on everything.
I am not drive my Mustang as much anymore, but I'm sure as glad it's in my garage not having boring miles added to the odometer.
Now I just need to clay bar and wax her!
__________________ -Mods:Window Tint, MMD Hood Struts, SR Performance Strut Tower Brace with GT Badging, Eibach Sportline Springs, SR Performance Short Throw Shifter, SVE Shift ****, Matte Black Fender Hashes, Matte Black 5.0 Emblems, FRPP GT500 Axle-back Exhaust minus resonators, Boss 302 Coil Covers, Boss 302 Wheels, AntennaX Antenna, Sound Tube Delete, Roush Front Splitter, FRPP TracKey
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