newbie here - auto tranny questions
Ok, so I just bought a '93 5.0 LX special edition convertible with the 4-speed auto. I have owned an '89 with the 5-speed and it felt so much more powerful. I don't think it has anything to do with just being a tired motor because my current mustang has definitely been taken care of better than the '89 (aka POS).
Now for the questions...
It has been towed behind an RV for most of its life. Due to this, it has a cable that disengages the tranny while being towed. Do y'all think this could be a reason for it feeling so sluggish? It does feel like it "slips" sometimes. When I say it feels sluggish, I mean it won't even spin the tires. Being a 5.0, even though it's an auto, I would think it should have much more kick than that.
Also, being a limited edition, do you think it will hurt the value if I were to swap a 5-speed in place of the auto? I have mixed feelings about this; it is an original automatic car, but seems like most people looking for Mustangs would like it better with the 5-speed, making it more valuable. It's just so boring to drive in comparison with my old 5-speed.
Thanks for any input!