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Old 09-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Mustang pride

I just replied to a post regarding the lack of ownership pride held by the majority of Mustang owners. In the Harley and Corvette world an owner will kill themselves to wave at like owners they pass on the road. I have been studying this situation and have come up with the following observations.

First, one has to realize that about 50% of Mustangs are driven by females whose daddies bought them for graduating high school. "They are such cute cars, don't I look great behind the wheel?"

Then the next 30% are their counterparts, the young boys with six-bangers they all think can set Nurburgring records. These drivers are too busy looking at themselves in the rearview mirror checking for zits to realize that anyone else even has a Mustang.

These predominate two groups are followed by adults of both sexes who want a "sporty car" (whatever that means) simply to get them from point A to point B. "Hey, it was fairly cheap and gets good gas mileage to and from work". This bunch has about another 10% of the total Mustang population.

Finally there are final 10%, us, the true Mustang lovers. We live, die, and breathe Mustang. We are constantly scratching our heads as to why anyone would own anything else. Come on, you know who you are. We take great pride in owning and modding our machines and love everyone that we see, waving like crazy in hopes that we can get a return.

Come on people, regardless of who you are or why you drive a Mustang, pay attention to the other cars on the road, show some pride and wave. You'll find it makes you feel good.
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That's exactly how I feel. Being 16 most people think I'm that majority but I try and wave to other fellow mustangs and I've only gotten 3 waves back. It's kinda sad. I even have gotten flipped off after waving once.
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I'd have to say in my town there's 5% of us, and 5% of old lady's/guys who bought because there old and couldn't afford a corvette
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The trippy part for me is that there's a mustang club here in my town that's members only. If outsiders come around they try to get over on you.

I'm on my forth Mustang and didn't even know much about modding until I join this site. The same **** that begged me to join the club sold me a grille for my previous 2008 V6 that was for a GT bumper cover. This guy modded the heck out of his Mustang so I know he knows. Same guy who tried to charge me $500 for my gear install. What kind of pride is that.

It's sad that I trust people on here more than my own city. Hell, 2 of my mods I bought off of a ME guy and I even sat down and had a beer with him.

Maybe I'm alone in this feeling, but in my city the only people I talk to about Mustang are people who likes mine and don't have one.

Sad but true
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I'm 17 and take pride in my car. I waved at a red roush the other day and he didn't wave back. I wave all the time and hardly get waves back. I try to make it obvious just incase they aren't paying attention.
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...I try to make it obvious just incase they aren't paying attention.
Keep it up, we'll convert them eventually, LOL!
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Theres an old man with a Shelby down the road from where I live, I used to wave at him whenever I'd see him but he literally ignores me, I quit waving and he still ignores he doesn't even look at me. I got him back tho for being such a douch e
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Theres an old man with a Shelby down the road from where I live, I used to wave at him whenever I'd see him but he literally ignores me, I quit waving and he still ignores he doesn't even look at me. I got him back tho for being such a douch e
How'd you get him back for it haha?
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How'd you get him back for it haha?
If you rev loudmouths a curtain way. You can make it a loud sharp piercing sound, well I saw him in the McDonald's drive through and did just that lol, I scared the **** out of him he actually jumped lmao
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...there's a mustang club here in my town that's members only...
We have a formal club here that is a chapter of the Mustang Club of America. They welcome all Mustang/Ford owners and get everyone involved. There is also an "exclusive" club to which you have to apply for membership after being nominated by another member and a whole slew of qualifications are met. A bit too uppity for me. Plenty of various "meet" groups around. Unfortunately these people are the only ones that see the cars as more than a mode of transportation.

The town where I live has a population of 30,000 and I know I've seen 200 Mustangs around. A friend and myself drove around to several store parking lots and stuck well over 100 cards under wipers to promote a meet. 3 showed up. Maybe we need to provide free beer.
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im probably the 30% of sixxers that set records cause my v6 is sooo fast
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Maybe we need to provide free beer.
Beer would make me be front and center.....lol
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If you rev loudmouths a curtain way. You can make it a loud sharp piercing sound, well I saw him in the McDonald's drive through and did just that lol, I scared the **** out of him he actually jumped lmao
That's hilarious haha. If only he spilled his drink or something.
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I'm old and can barley raise my hand out the window!
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I try and give recognition of ALL nice cars, there is even a bright red Camaro SS that I pass more often than not on the way home (going the other way-not that type of pass) that we exchange signs of respect often.
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Dude with a sick gtr near me waves at me more than stangs do! But maybe because I use to go to the same gym as the dude for a year. ---------- Post added at 12:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 PM ----------
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I'm old and can barley raise my hand out the window!
Lol age is just a number bud! Only as old as you let yourself feel.
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I've only gotten acknowledgement a few times on the road in the mustang. Once my a 94-98 cobra, another time in a 99-04 GT, and another by an 03 cobra. I've almost stopped trying to wave at other mustangs I see on the road.

Weird though because there is a huge mustang car club in the area, but I never see any of their cars on the road, just at shows lol.
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I see my Mustang as one of my best friends and I give a Mickey Mouse wave which people probably think is weird
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"These predominate two groups are followed by adults of both sexes who want a "sporty car" (whatever that means) simply to get them from point A to point B. "Hey, it was fairly cheap and gets good gas mileage to and from work". This bunch has about another 10% of the total Mustang population.

Finally there are final 10%, us, the true Mustang lovers. We live, die, and breathe Mustang. We are constantly scratching our heads as to why anyone would own anything else. Come on, you know who you are. We take great pride in owning and modding our machines and love everyone that we see, waving like crazy in hopes that we can get a return."


I would say that I fit into both of those categories. Then again, in my town Mustangs are a dime a dozen. On my way to work last night there were literally 9 Mustangs at the same intersection... and that's just at that intersection, don't even get me started with the college parking lot!
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I'm old and can barley raise my hand out the window!
That's my excuse, I bet I'm older.
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I did get a wave from a very nice looking convertible Fox (Red body with a white top). It cought me off guard and I didn't wave back. I kind of felt like an assh0le for not waving back.
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...I kind of felt like an a$$h0le for not waving back.
Good, that means you will try harder.
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Wi always wave however I have only gotten one wave back and the rest just ignored me, flipped me off, or others honked aggressively at me.
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I was on way to work today in my Jeep. Saw a nice fox at gas station and yelled at him. Midnight blue black rims looked clean
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I'm somewhat of a new owner (1 year), but here are my observations in my suburban town in California. I do get a lot of thumbs up, nods, and compliments with my Mustang. That either can be on the road or parked somewhere. I learned right away that Mustang owners are a mini subculture where I'm at. Then there are the challengers. This group just wants to challenge any Mustang or pony car owner. As they pass by in front of me (when I'm working on my car), they immediately rev their engines or burn their tires...like I'm going to be impressed. Or if I'm in my car and they drive up next to me they will rev their engines because they think I want to race in a residential district or on El Camino Real. There is no "hi," a thumbs up, or any type of greeting. They don't know what's underneath my hood, they just want a challenge. Any type of challenge so they can go back to their friends and tell an overinflated story how they gave someone a run for their money.
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I'm 18 and I have to say I have a huge appreciation of mustangs. I'm part of the local mca chapter as well. I do drive a V6 mustang but I've modified it. I try and give appreciation for any nice or rare cars. My favorite was the time I struck up a conversation with a gentleman at the movies about his Taurus SHO and my mustang. The other thing is 98% of my clothes are mustang related. The rest are school uniforms lol
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I'm somewhat of a new owner (1 year), but here are my observations in my suburban town in California. I do get a lot of thumbs up, nods, and compliments with my Mustang. That either can be on the road or parked somewhere. I learned right away that Mustang owners are a mini subculture where I'm at. Then there are the challengers. This group just wants to challenge any Mustang or pony car owner. As they pass by in front of me (when I'm working on my car), they immediately rev their engines or burn their tires...like I'm going to be impressed. Or if I'm in my car and they drive up next to me they will rev their engines because they think I want to race in a residential district or on El Camino Real. There is no "hi," a thumbs up, or any type of greeting. They don't know what's underneath my hood, they just want a challenge. Any type of challenge so they can go back to their friends and tell an overinflated story how they gave someone a run for their money.
What part of Cali are you in?
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i can't really agree to anything in the initial post...i don't see many female mustang drivers in my area...those that do know their stuff. As for younger drivers in v6's....hell i wish when i was younger i had a v6. Absolutely love my v6, and took it over my GT without hesitation. Would love the chance to drive on some of the larger road courses in it .

Am i a true mustang fan...i think so. moreso then i see alot of v8 elitist on most mustang sites and clubs. i don't care if it's a 4 banger, v6, or v8...gen 1, fox, mustang II, sn95, or newer...a mustang is a mustang. i've owned 3 so far and plan to own many more throughout the years. However i don't wave....i don't nod...i don't really care. if i see a nice mustang i'll look...i'll say to myself that's sweet...but i'm not going to wave unless i either know the person or they make a gesture first.

If anyone feels i don't love mustangs or the brotherhood blah blah blah that's cool..doesn't bother me one bit at the end of the day
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they think I want to race in a residential district or on El Camino Real. There is no "hi," a thumbs up, or any type of greeting.
California? El Camino Real? Dude... I think we might be from the same city!
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...i don't wave....i don't nod...i don't really care...
Why do I get the feeling that you are really saying, "FU, you're lame, I don't have time for your sh*t."

Crappy attitude for a staff member supposing to promote the "Mustang Evolution".
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Why do I get the feeling that you are really saying, "FU, you're lame, I don't have time for your sh*t."

Crappy attitude for a staff member supposing to promote the "Mustang Evolution".
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Are you trying to make a point? Oh, I forgot, your "STAFF" you can act like a Dick.
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Saw this guy in an older Corvette pulling out of his driveway today so I slowed down and let him out and waved as I passed and he waved back. After waving to 100s of mustangs and only getting 3 waves back the first guy in a corvette I ever waved at waved back haha. Kinda bums me out that the mustang community's like that
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The town that I live in has a lot of mustangs and i wave to every 1 I see if possible and 90% of the time they wave back
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