Just made my way in to my first S197 after growing up around 'stangs and psyched to be here. She's a 2008 GT Premium in Candy Apple Red with just almost 32k on the odo - see thread in the newbie section for pics...
Anyway, I'm about a month and some change in and a few little things have me curious. There's not too many s197 GT's in the area believe it or not, so I don't really have anyone to ask about the little daily things.
1) First of all, I've noticed even just accelerating to city speeds without getting on the throttle get exactly 250 rpm momentary blip after releasing throttle entirely and depressing the clutch to upshift as if the throttle hadn't realized I had let it go yet. It didn't happen in the '96 gt vert before this nor any other stick I've driven. Could it just be the higher output motor just excited to rev? I should add there's no tune, only modifications are Borla S-type axelbacks and a MGW Short throw to the engine at this point.
2) Shifting from first to second at low speed I hear maybe five or six rapid clicks that aren't grinding gears. Is this just one of those transmission quirks?
3) These next two might be silly, but its started to bug me so i've gotta ask! When i turn on and off the car for about 8 seconds i hear the sound of ticking and not quite grinding gears coming from inside the cluster. This routine?
4) Last one - Promise! The darn drivers side window doesn't pop down fast enough to avoid hitting the door frame even in "casual door opening" although the passenger side is fine. I have a few k left on the bumper to bumper, is this something worth whining to the dealer about?
For those of you that made it through this novel - Thanks in advance! Any input would be awesome, still trying to get used to this incredible new machine!