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Old 10-22-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
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My VW died for the last time...... or why i bought a 09 Mustang GT

Thats IT! I have HAD IT with my POS 1993 GOLF GL3 Europa car.

IT HAS FAILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME!!!!!

this is a current pictures of my evil evil car, that in the past 4 months I have replaced the following, in this order.

clutch cable
rear brakes
front tires
front window motor
rear window motor controllers
water pump
clutch
radiator
master cylinder
starter relay
thermostat
shift linkage
front brakes
left rear tire
battery

And now it makes a strange creaking noise when turning left, and has a strange thumping sound when driving off from a stop (suspension/motor mount issue?)

and here is some bad pictures of it.






It has now been replaced with the following (note not the real one(see below pic for more info))



Now dont that look just a bit better, and it should have enough power to get out of its own way, unlike the golf it replaced. It will be a blast to upgrade from 75HP to 300HP. I dont know what i will do with some power under my foot, going from 1.3L 2V inline 4 to a 4.6L 3V V8!

I gave the check to the dealer just an hour ago, damn that hurt to send all that cash his way, but i will get the new car smell. I do the Customs Paper work and Insurance tomorrow, and then i take a train (6 hours!) to the port at Bremerhaven Germany and get to drive it out of the port and 600ish KM later will be home. Thats right, my first drive in it will include ~350ish KM of no speed limit autobhan I am so going to see if the limiter works if i can find a good strait strech either on A27 to A7, or A5. It looks like a great 6-7 hour break drive. Will get that stang running strong. I cant wait.

Will post an update (including the train ride(but not the hotel)) in my photos on my trip to get my first new car that i am paying for all by my self, finaly no more junkers!


Once i get the feel for this car, and get some good summer tires on her, I will have to take to trip to the ring this spring/summer and run around it, yes i know i will be nowhere near the sub 10 minutes that true super cars run it in, but i will have a blast even if it takes me 45 minutes to get around that track

saddly this is the only pictur of my old car that i like.



Hey its in there, sorta in the back area.

now to put a dent in to this.



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Old 10-22-2008, 03:48 AM   #2
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Some micro quick specs if you care
2009 Mustang GT
4.6L 3v V8
5 Speed TR3650
GT Trim
17' painted wheels (will be my winter rims, going wider in the back, might go to 18s for my summer tires have not decided(I have till April to make up my mind))
Monotone exterior group
Alloy Clearcoat Metallic Paint
Aberdeen embossed leather sport interior group
Shaker 500 stereo(with ipod adapter(might just be a aux in but that works))
No Rear Spoiler (told the stock one does not do anything, but I might put a good one on later(yes I will drive the speeds that a spoiler might help))
3.31 8.8" limited slip (might upgrade soon to a 2.8 (possibly in a 9"(possibly with tracklock or is there a better option)))
P235/55 ZR 17 Performance All Season (no idea of brand, will be replaced with real winter tires soon)


anything I should know about to tweak this for some great autobahn handling. I need this car to fly and I would love to cruse at 220KmPH (~136mph) with the motor spinning less then 4K (dont know what it will spin at that speed yet) and would love to be able to do 250-275 for short funs spurts just for grins
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And off i go to pick up the new car.

Time 16.25 waiting for the train, must have train food.


and the train food was good!

kewl town name on the route, pictures on a moving train hard



and more train food waiting on the next train.





and where was i waiting you might ask. Time 17.58




and off to


Wait i am not goint to Berlin, nor am i picking up a VW so no trip to Wolfsburg for me.

and more train food.

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and finaly at the hotel 2.15 (AM! the next ******* day(was way too tired to git pics from the last 5 or so hours of that trip(plus the batteries died))

but the hotel room in the am. ~8.00ish



and a very small bed, but it worked great.


some photos from the balcony of the room.









and mroe bouys then you could shake a stick at.





and the coffee table in the import place waiting room.

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and finaly the new car!

a lot of germans will see this shot.




other shots








and how many miles on it at the start you ask?



and whats under the hood??




and TomTom tells me this will be a damn long drive.



no wonder the new mustang gets such good MPG look at the motor loaf along at 60MPH!


the roads could not be better.



pick up a little bit of speed here.



and even more speed here, and no officer i was not driving 120MPH with less then 75 miles on the motor



and a few more pics from a restplatz nothing like a nap while driving 600 + km in one day.





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fantastic buy there. i loved my old Vdub (of course mine was MUCH newer and faster ) but i love my stang even more. Welcome to the site
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good upgrade. my cousin had a 98 VW Bettle and it was junk. honestly i can't name anyone i know that has had good luck with a VW or a newer one atleast, they used to make pretty solid cars.
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Nice thread. Congrats on the purchase.
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oh yeah that beer looks pretty interesting.
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nice, always fun getting a new car
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good upgrade. my cousin had a 98 VW Bettle and it was junk. honestly i can't name anyone i know that has had good luck with a VW or a newer one atleast, they used to make pretty solid cars.
My vw had no issues besides the alternator went out once and i had it for 2 1/2 years
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Re: My VW died for the last time...... or why i bought a 09 Mustang GT

That was an awesome photo log with great comments...

Don't worry about abusing the car off the start.. it'll do great, probably better that way

Now...

Welcome to the site, and GREAT looking car, I'm jealous!

Drive safe!
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nice! hope you enjoy the extra cylinders (both power and sound). ill be showing those pictures to my gf later - she is of german descent, but hasnt ever been there - she'll enjoy them.
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God I want to visit Europe one day.

Congrats on the buy, you'll love the change.

And on VW's, a buddy of mine bought a brand new Passat back in 2002. Had the turbo blow on him after 18k, had it rebuilt and rolled the thing at 25k. Bought another in 05 and the turbo went on that one again at around 50k when he was driving to California. It left him stranded in Ohio haha.

So now he drives a GT500 and hasn't looked back.
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