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Old 08-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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Is a 1973 ford mustang fast car for a highschooler and also is cool?

The Mustang is among the coolest of all American vehicles, so you don't have to worry about this one. As for speed, it's been the fastest of all American pony cars since the year it started production, and it has power to back it up! One of the best Mustangs of all time was the BOSS 429. This is a very expensive and rare one to buy, but you don't have to buy an actual boss to get the power of one. The following site: ( http://candcmotorsports.com/ ) offers a Boss 9 engine, the NASCAR variant of the engine, with hemi heads. Buy it, get all the parts for it, and construct it yourself, or have a mechanic do it if you don't know how. If you go to http://store.summitracing.com/partde...&autoview=sku, where you can get a 4.5 in. crank, the buy a 6.7 in. set of rods to match, then get a local garage to bore it to 4.8 in, making it an overly large 651 CID engine, which would be extremely powerful (although expensive), but that's just what I think you should do. It'd be something big to brag to your friends (and enemies) about. Well, good luck, and if you can't afford what I advised, don't sweat it; 1973 ford mustang's are top notch vehicles anyway!
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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Well, they are still fast enough to get a high schooler in trouble, particularly when you consider handling characteristics that would give religion to a driver brought up on modern machinery.

Oh, and if that isn't enough, they also consume gasoline as though it was nickel beer st a frat house and cost a lot to insure.

Aside from that, they're a great car for a high schooler.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:26 AM   #3
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the 71-73 mustangs are nice cars. they are fast enough to get you into serious trouble, and they are fast enough to get you killed if you don't have good driving skills. it really depends on what drive train combination you have as to how fast the car is. for a decent ride a nice 302/auto is an excellent first driver. you wont beat every thing, but you will have some fun driving the car, and it will be different than 90% of the cars at your school. don't expect great fuel economy though as these cars were not built for that. as your driving skills improve, you can swap in larger engines making much more power, and you can upgrade the suspension for better handling. vintage cars are a lot of fun to drive, but they do require that you pay attention to what you are doing. i have three vintage cars myself, one i drive every day, the other two are in the process of being rebuilt.

i will say this, if you buy a mustang to use as a daily driver, enjoy the car and don't worry about how fast the car is. remember there is always someone out there that is faster than you are. you can have more fun cruising down the street with a hot chick in the passenger seat, and have a safe time. and you have the added benefit of not worrying where every cop is, or losing your car, license, or life to the stupidity of street racing. and if you go out to the track, bracket racing is a lot of fun as well.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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Please ignore Rudy's ignorance regarding the appeal of old cars. Granted, older vehicles don't drive the same as new ones, but that is a part of the appeal. It is also actually possible to work on them without having to take it to a shop or bust your knuckles from lack of space under the hood. They can be modded to obtain some serious power and increased handling capability. If you like old cars you are definitely not alone. It is a great hobby with a lot of helpful friendly people.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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Any Mustang is cool and that's the last of the big ones! however, it is a gas hog unless you get the six.. but the V8's are fast, but not any faster than a modern v6..
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No and No. Honest. Don't fall for all the hype old guys give about these cars. They were awful, especially by today's standards. A VW GTI would devastate most 1970's cars in every way. A Camry, other than straight line speed, has specs that were science fiction in the 70's. 4 wheel disk brakes, dual overhead cam engine, very low emissions, fuel mileage in the 30 mpg range, air con, electric seats. All taken for granted. Anyway, I guess you want to be cool retro, it an OK car. You might even have fun with it for a while. But it is a memory that is best forgotten. It can not live up to it's halo heritage.
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