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Old 06-29-2015, 01:59 PM   #31
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OP prob owns a GT350R now.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:05 PM   #32
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That was 5 years ago...yes you are.
Lol. The best response to any dug up old thread is good sarcasm.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:57 AM   #33
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Holy old thread batman!

For those who are curious: I bought a 2012 base gt in Jan 2012 for 24,600 after rebates (about 26k OTD). I am on my second mt82 and have bad synchro whine again which ford claims is "normal for the mt82". The car randomly shuts off while driving which neither of two dealerships can figure out. As much as I love the car, I'm selling it. A 3 year old car with 23k miles should not have this many issues. I am waiting for the new focus rs to come out as I want a good handling awd car again (stock suspended GT is a rolly polly boat!).

I hope the rest of you have had better luck than me!
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #34
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Holy old thread batman!

For those who are curious: I bought a 2012 base gt in Jan 2012 for 24,600 after rebates (about 26k OTD). I am on my second mt82 and have bad synchro whine again which ford claims is "normal for the mt82". The car randomly shuts off while driving which neither of two dealerships can figure out. As much as I love the car, I'm selling it. A 3 year old car with 23k miles should not have this many issues. I am waiting for the new focus rs to come out as I want a good handling awd car again (stock suspended GT is a rolly polly boat!).

I hope the rest of you have had better luck than me!
25K miles on my 14 and no transmission issues. I have had most of my issues with paint with the hood being replaced and truck being repainted. I still love the car even with its flaws.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:23 AM   #35
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I have a rear-end whine the dealer has been unable to resolve. I'll probably end up taking it to a local reputable drivetrain shop and get it fixed out of pocket, but that's mostly because there's no way I'm going to let the dealer sit on the car for 3 weeks again.
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:13 PM   #36
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Holy old thread batman!

For those who are curious: I bought a 2012 base gt in Jan 2012 for 24,600 after rebates (about 26k OTD). I am on my second mt82 and have bad synchro whine again which ford claims is "normal for the mt82". The car randomly shuts off while driving which neither of two dealerships can figure out. As much as I love the car, I'm selling it. A 3 year old car with 23k miles should not have this many issues. I am waiting for the new focus rs to come out as I want a good handling awd car again (stock suspended GT is a rolly polly boat!).

I hope the rest of you have had better luck than me!
Definitely test drive the focus RS against a current version mustang, I hope the Focus RS handles much better than the Focus ST, because the focus ST seemed to have too much roll, plus it was front wheel drive and even that 2.0L ecoboost engine could spin the tires at will. The ecoboost mustang performed much better than the focus ST.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:07 PM   #37
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I have a rear-end whine the dealer has been unable to resolve. I'll probably end up taking it to a local reputable drivetrain shop and get it fixed out of pocket, but that's mostly because there's no way I'm going to let the dealer sit on the car for 3 weeks again.
Is it a 3.73 equipped car? How bad is that whine? I've had a slight whine since new at 75-80MPH cruising. A little bit of whine is normal on steeper geared cars. My 4.10 mustang did the same. I have had the car for 26k miles and 4 years and the whine has not gotten any worse.
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