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Old 12-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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I have noticed on some posts here and even posts from the Mustang Source many stang enthusiasts hardly drive there cars. It seems that many people only drive there stang 1 to 3k miles a year. I have noticed this trend not only with mustang lovers but other sports car enthusiasts. Which brings me to my thought and question, Why? Why would someone want to own an awesome pony car like ours and only drive it a few thousand miles a year. For me, my joy comes from starting up that stang and hearing my flowmasters growl. My joy is sitting in that drivers seat and hitting those open highways and back country roads. My joy is hitting that go juice and hearing the roar of the 305 hp and 280 torque pulling hard. My joy is feeling that acceleration, hitting that turn and hugging the road. What a great feeling, showing the other motorists that your in your stang.

I guess for some the sheer joy comes from looking at their stang in their garage going almost nowhere with it because they don't want to get a stone chip on the sweet a$$ bumper. I only take my stang out on days that its not raining , dry roads and no snow. Rain or Clouds, if it ain't raining or snowing then me a stang are crusing. I only go about 6k a year and my only regret is not putting on 10 to 12k miles per year.

I just can't fathom on having these awesome cars that just sit in a garage all but a few thousand miles a year. Seems kind of a waste too me but what do you think?
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Re: To drive or not to drive

i drive mine
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Planning on driving mine every chance I get, that is when I get mine.
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Mine is a DD I put like 50 -110 miles on her a day. I'm with you, I don't see why people put them up and only drive every now and then lol
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Amen!
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #6
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Re: To drive or not to drive

I have put quite of few miles on my 427R...

I suspect some people have other cars for daily drivers is because their commute isn't fun to drive.

Some people think of their particular Mustangs as precious collectibles and feel miles accumulated are a detriment to value...
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Good observation. I drive the hell out of this thing. I go out of my way everyday just to drive lol. Dont care, any weather im in the beast.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #8
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Good to hear some are driving your stangs. I have a buddy whose a total car guy and has a sweet a$$ looking Pontiac Trans Am from 1996. The car is pristine condition but my buddy hardly drives it. He is so afraid of the car getting scratched by the rocks popping up or a car door opening up into it. The thought of this makes him ill to the point he can't drive it. This awesome looking car sits in his garage other than maybe 500 to 1000 miles a year. He is a close friend and I tell him there may be meds that can help him. Lol. Just joking with him. I have a company vehicle that I drive to and from work so my stang is not a daily commuter. I still manage to roll about 6k year and want to drive more.
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We got a 2012 and we drive it everywhere 10k miles on it. The only problem is my foot gets heavier every time I get in it.
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We got a 2012 and we drive it everywhere 10k miles on it. The only problem is my foot gets heavier every time I get in it.
Sweet Salcruz. Lol. Yep my foot gets heavy too. Im right with ya. Especially after I got my sct tuner. With the 91 performance tune I can't help to give the pony some extra go pedal juice.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #11
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Winter months are not fun to drive in. Last thing I'd want to do is see my baby in a bender because I'm driving like it's summer. Hauling *** and taking names.

It's why I got a v6. I couldn't afford the summer/Sunday car and have a daily driver. Can you do it? Yes, but snow, salt and all that moisture takes it's toll.

I'll have that Sunday driver in a few years. Until then a modded v6 does me just fine.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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Winter months are not fun to drive in. Last thing I'd want to do is see my baby in a bender because I'm driving like it's summer. Hauling *** and taking names.

It's why I got a v6. I couldn't afford the summer/Sunday car and have a daily driver. Can you do it? Yes, but snow, salt and all that moisture takes it's toll.

I'll have that Sunday driver in a few years. Until then a modded v6 does me just fine.
I don't drive mine either in the winter when there is snow, salt, or rain. Some just have it for a nice Sunday drive car. I could do that but heck no. The stang is just to nice for my taste to have it sit for just sunny day weather. Lol.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:15 AM   #13
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Yeah, my DD has been collecting dust since I got my mustang. I've got 23,000 miles on it in just under 2 years.
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Yeah, my DD has been collecting dust since I got my mustang. I've got 23,000 miles on it in just under 2 years.
Sweet. Ride that pony
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:11 AM   #15
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I just sold my 1988 Jeep Cherokee. I drove it about 6000 miles a year. I plan on doing the same with my new Mustang. The main thing for me is keeping it in a garage is a must. I certain if I hadn't with the Jeep it would have only lasted until 04. I will differently drive the Mustang cross country at least twice.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #16
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Re: To drive or not to drive

I drive my beautiful baby everyday and put around 11 to 12k miles on her a year if not more, it seems like I drive her more each year
I am always nervous about taking her out though considering all the things that can hurt her especially with how people drive now these days and since no matter what I do I cant keep her paint from getting chipped but I know my baby loves to get out and I love driving her
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:20 PM   #17
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Drive it! I put 15k on my bike last year and the same on my 600 the year before! Some ppl don't do that in a lifetime! DRIVE IT!!
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My 04 is my DD and we are almost at 110k miles! Runs like a champ.

Took it to PA from FL and back twice.
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My 04 is my DD and we are almost at 110k miles! Runs like a champ.

Took it to PA from FL and back twice.
Hahahaha. I'm right there with ya!... I've got an '04 GT and it is my DD!... 108k miles and some change!... Still runs as good as ever!.. And yes I still drive it in the winter and some times in the snow!... Lol
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Almost the same! I think i'm about 108xxx too. I wouldn't even know how to drive in snow! Lol
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Re: To drive or not to drive

ive driven 7K miles in the past 4 months... lol no holdin' back for me!
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In 8 yrs I've put 140,000 miles on my old car!... Not to bad I guess!... Lol
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My 04 is my DD and we are almost at 110k miles! Runs like a champ.

Took it to PA from FL and back twice.
Love this ^^^^

---------- Post added at 10:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 PM ----------

I put almost 1,000 the first weekend lol. I love my 2012, my first stang. O say ride that baby as much as possible, take good care of it. But most of all enjoy it as much as possible! Tomorrow is not promised so let it rip!
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Love this ^^^^

---------- Post added at 10:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 PM ----------

I put almost 1,000 the first weekend lol. I love my 2012, my first stang. O say ride that baby as much as possible, take good care of it. But most of all enjoy it as much as possible! Tomorrow is not promised so let it rip!
Well said, Amen brother.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #25
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Mine is an 09 and it has 27K on the dial...
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I have noticed on some posts here and even posts from the Mustang Source many stang enthusiasts hardly drive there cars. It seems that many people only drive there stang 1 to 3k miles a year. I have noticed this trend not only with mustang lovers but other sports car enthusiasts. Which brings me to my thought and question, Why? Why would someone want to own an awesome pony car like ours and only drive it a few thousand miles a year. For me, my joy comes from starting up that stang and hearing my flowmasters growl. My joy is sitting in that drivers seat and hitting those open highways and back country roads. My joy is hitting that go juice and hearing the roar of the 305 hp and 280 torque pulling hard. My joy is feeling that acceleration, hitting that turn and hugging the road. What a great feeling, showing the other motorists that your in your stang.

I guess for some the sheer joy comes from looking at their stang in their garage going almost nowhere with it because they don't want to get a stone chip on the sweet a$$ bumper. I only take my stang out on days that its not raining , dry roads and no snow. Rain or Clouds, if it ain't raining or snowing then me a stang are crusing. I only go about 6k a year and my only regret is not putting on 10 to 12k miles per year.

I just can't fathom on having these awesome cars that just sit in a garage all but a few thousand miles a year. Seems kind of a waste too me but what do you think?
Because Most people that garage there cars had enough money for them not to be phased by a 50,000 dollar car just sitting in a garage because they have the cash to and that's tight...but most of us probably bought the car to drive and not worry about the miles
Maybe when I get that kind of money I'll understand
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Because Most people that garage there cars had enough money for them not to be phased by a 50,000 dollar car just sitting in a garage because they have the cash to and that's tight...but most of us probably bought the car to drive and not worry about the miles
Maybe when I get that kind of money I'll understand
Even if I had the money as you speak of my a$$ would be riding my phat stang. Unless im using the car strictly as a show car, which I personally wouldn't, I be riding the piss out of it. I can't see the thrill and excitement of just leaving the pony in a garage to look at and only take out on warm, sunny days. I would go crazy if I only drove my pony 2 to 3k year. Forget that but to each their own. Lol
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They probably have two anyways lol
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They probably have two anyways lol
Well that would be cool. Lol. One for show and one to drive.
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Re: To drive or not to drive

if these folks have enough $$$ to NOT drive their stang, then if it gets paint chipped or worn down THEN BUY ANOTHER ONE!!! i drive mine to and from work, play etc etc!!
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if these folks have enough $$$ to NOT drive their stang, then if it gets paint chipped or worn down THEN BUY ANOTHER ONE!!! i drive mine to and from work, play etc etc!!
That's my thought. If you got that kind of money, just buy yourself a new one in 5 to 6 years.
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I love driving mine I drive it an hour to 2 hours on the highway everyday
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I Dive it ,...........drive baby drive!
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I guess I'm in the middle, I'd love a DD that's not my Mustang.

There is no way in hell I could put only 1k to 3k a year. 8k would be nice. I need a varity though nothing to do with dents/ scratches. My friends would probably say otherwise.

I'm about 10 to 12 k a year right now.
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I guess I'm in the middle, I'd love a DD that's not my Mustang.

There is no way in hell I could put only 1k to 3k a year. 8k would be nice. I need a varity though nothing to do with dents/ scratches. My friends would probably say otherwise.

I'm about 10 to 12 k a year right now.
I feel ya. Heck with just driving my stang 1 to 3 k year.
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