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Old 08-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Finally got my Mustang

I ordered the car May 28 and took delivery of it on August 22.

It's a premium coupe with glass roof and Mustang Club of America pack, 6 spd manual with 2.73 gears.











I picked it up with 7.2 miles on it. It currently has 199.1 miles with an average of 26 mpg.

So far so good, wish it had more low end torque but I think I will be happy with it for a few years.
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I ordered the car May 28 and took delivery of it on August 22.

It's a premium coupe with glass roof and Mustang Club of America pack, 6 spd manual with 2.73 gears.

I picked it up with 7.2 miles on it. It currently has 199.1 miles with an average of 26 mpg.

So far so good, wish it had more low end torque but I think I will be happy with it for a few years.
torque = 4.10 or 3.73 gears and tune! that's a must.
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Sweet ride. That glass roof alone stands out. Congrats!
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torque = 4.10 or 3.73 gears and tune! that's a must.
+1 that'll solve your need for speed
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Very nice! Have one in order as well and cant wait until we get it. Everyday is christmas eve right now.
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I ordered the car May 28 and took delivery of it on August 22.

It's a premium coupe with glass roof and Mustang Club of America pack, 6 spd manual with 2.73 gears.











I picked it up with 7.2 miles on it. It currently has 199.1 miles with an average of 26 mpg.

So far so good, wish it had more low end torque but I think I will be happy with it for a few years.
It feels like it doesn't have a lot of torque because of the gears. Get some 3.73 or 4.10s and you will be amazed.
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Thanks all.

I bought the car with 2.73's for a reason. I was just stating that it's a bit lacking on power under 2500 rpm, however after that it is quite impressive for "just a V6." If I want to feel real torque, I will take a spin in my Z28.

This car will likely never see gears as it is my new DD and I highway commute a lot so a tall rear end gear is a must. It will however see an intake, tune, full exhaust, aftermarket shifter and maybe a 100 shot in the next few years.

The glass roof is quite awesome btw. If anyone is considering it, I would recommend it.
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Thanks all.

I bought the car with 2.73's for a reason. I was just stating that it's a bit lacking on power under 2500 rpm, however after that it is quite impressive for "just a V6." If I want to feel real torque, I will take a spin in my Z28.

This car will likely never see gears as it is my new DD and I highway commute a lot so a tall rear end gear is a must. It will however see an intake, tune, full exhaust, aftermarket shifter and maybe a 100 shot in the next few years.

The glass roof is quite awesome btw. If anyone is considering it, I would recommend it.
at least do 3.31. those 2.73 really cramp 3.7 style bro. but your car and your plans are sick.
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Congrats! Oh.. and if it hasnt.been mentioned already, 3.73 or 4.10 gears will give you a lot more low end torque. Lol.

I have 2.73 gears in mine too for now. If u are gonna go with a 100 shot and plan on hitting it right out of the hole then the 2.73 gear might work well. In any case it is a perfect choice if u want max gas milage as u have noticed already.

Each gear ratio numerically higher will raise your rpm at any speed by about 125 rpm if you decide to do a swap.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but you paid over $30k for that 3.7? I would never spend that much on a sixxer but it's your money. Beautiful car BTW
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I paid 28.8 out the door. I just couldn't justify spending 8k for 100 more hp, higher insurance rates and worse mpg. Also with having the Talon and Z28, I don't think I need another car with that level of power.

If I didn't have the two other cars, I probably would have bought a GT or used Z06.
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I paid 28.8 out the door. I just couldn't justify spending 8k for 100 more hp, higher insurance rates and worse mpg. Also with having the Talon and Z28, I don't think I need another car with that level of power.

If I didn't have the two other cars, I probably would have bought a GT or used Z06.
god I would kill for a Z06.
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Agreed! The glass roof is amazing and we upgraded to the 3:31 gears still cant wait to get it! Looking lik we October right now.
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Congrats on the '14. I'm hearing good things about more low end power from MPT's tuning so it's just something to keep in mind in addition to others' tuning.
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I ordered the car May 28 and took delivery of it on August 22.

It's a premium coupe with glass roof and Mustang Club of America pack, 6 spd manual with 2.73 gears.

I picked it up with 7.2 miles on it. It currently has 199.1 miles with an average of 26 mpg.

So far so good, wish it had more low end torque but I think I will be happy with it for a few years.
She's a beauty ! Enjoy! Gotta have the 6 speed!
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I paid 28.8 out the door. I just couldn't justify spending 8k for 100 more hp, higher insurance rates and worse mpg. Also with having the Talon and Z28, I don't think I need another car with that level of power.

If I didn't have the two other cars, I probably would have bought a GT or used Z06.

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8k for an engine is dumb even though it is a great one IMO. Maybe another 2k more and they would sell a crap ton more. Then it would be like adding the glass roof option etc i love the glass roof btw.
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Just to throw it out there you can get a new 5.0 for $2-3k more than you just paid. Or you can get a year old one for less than you paid
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Just to throw it out there you can get a new 5.0 for $2-3k more than you just paid. Or you can get a year old one for less than you paid
I would rather have a well equipped 3.7 over a base GT for a DD. If I were looking for performance it would have had a V8.

For a comparably equipped GT the cost would have been around 8k more.
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I would rather have a well equipped 3.7 over a base GT for a DD. If I were looking for performance it would have had a V8.

For a comparably equipped GT the cost would have been around 8k more.
Ditto. To get aGT with the same options we were looking at over 40k.
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I ordered the car May 28 and took delivery of it on August 22.

It's a premium coupe with glass roof and Mustang Club of America pack, 6 spd manual with 2.73 gears.

I picked it up with 7.2 miles on it. It currently has 199.1 miles with an average of 26 mpg.

So far so good, wish it had more low end torque but I think I will be happy with it for a few years.
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Just to throw it out there you can get a new 5.0 for $2-3k more than you just paid. Or you can get a year old one for less than you paid
I know this may be hard to believe, but some people want a sixxer. I think you're letting that Boss go to your head

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I would rather have a well equipped 3.7 over a base GT for a DD. If I were looking for performance it would have had a V8.

For a comparably equipped GT the cost would have been around 8k more.
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Ditto. To get aGT with the same options we were looking at over 40k.
Same here guys
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Nice

I know this may be hard to believe, but some people want a sixxer. I think you're letting that Boss go to your head

Same here guys
HP per $ lol that's all I think about, but I'm semi young and I bought a mustang as a sports car not a good mph DD
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HP per $ lol that's all I think about, but I'm semi young and I bought a mustang as a sports car not a good mph DD
If you bought your Boss based on HP per $ then you bought the worst car in the Mustang line up.

Here is what you pay for each HP, assuming you paid sticker price.

Base V6 - $22,200 - 305HP - $72.79 per horsepower

Base GT - $30,750 - 420HP - $73.21

Base Boss 302 - $42,200 - 444HP - $95.05

Base Shelby GT500 - $54,200 - 662HP - $81.87

As you can see, the Boss is easily the most expensive Mustang per HP/$.
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If you bought your Boss based on HP per $ then you bought the worst car in the Mustang line up.

Here is what you pay for each HP, assuming you paid sticker price.

Base V6 - $22,200 - 305HP - $72.79 per horsepower

Base GT - $30,750 - 420HP - $73.21

Base Boss 302 - $42,200 - 444HP - $95.05

Base Shelby GT500 - $54,200 - 662HP - $81.87

As you can see, the Boss is easily the most expensive Mustang per HP/$.
I didn't pay close to sticker and I could've got a better deal on a 5.0 but it's not a boss. I guess I kinda put my foot in my mouth didn't I? you win sir
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I didn't pay close to sticker and I could've got a better deal on a 5.0 but it's not a boss. I guess I kinda put my foot in my mouth didn't I? you win sir
You actually have a Boss, so regardless, you still win.

That said, even at sticker price, the Boss is still a bad mofo.
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You actually have a Boss, so regardless, you still win.

That said, even at sticker price, the Boss is still a bad mofo.
There is more to this car then what most ppl think. It's even more than what I thought prepurchase. The suspension is one of the best parts of it. That combined with the features of the TRACKEY (launch control, engine breaking, etc) makes for a great track car, which I plan on tracking it soon, especially after my TN trip
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Nice!!!!!! ride my man......
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Nice!!!!!! ride my man......
I was worried what my car would look like being white with a black roof, until I happened to see your avatar pic on another thread. After seeing it, I knew I made the right decision.

So thank you for that.

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There is more to this car then what most ppl think. It's even more than what I thought prepurchase. The suspension is one of the best parts of it. That combined with the features of the TRACKEY (launch control, engine breaking, etc) makes for a great track car, which I plan on tracking it soon, especially after my TN trip
Ever been on an actual track besides a drag strip? It's an absolute blast. I've had my Z28 out a few times at Lucas Oil Raceway Park and Putnam Park Road Course, it's one of the best times that can be had. Just make sure your brake pads are up to par otherwise you won't have brakes after a few hot laps. I have ran Hawk HP+ pads and they work very well. They squeal and squeak a bit when cold but work great when driving aggressively. I'm not sure what your Boss has as far as OEM brakes but my friend tracked his '11 GT500 and he had to swap out the stock pads as they were toast after a few hot laps. He runs the HP+ also and they work much, much better than OEM.
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Truthfully you got the better option. Mine is just wrapped, I wish I has a glass roof....lol
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Truthfully you got the better option. Mine is just wrapped, I wish I has a glass roof....lol
I noticed that when I was checking out your pics. It fooled me until I see the pre-wrapped white roof, looks great though.
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I was worried what my car would look like being white with a black roof, until I happened to see your avatar pic on another thread. After seeing it, I knew I made the right decision.

So thank you for that.

Ever been on an actual track besides a drag strip? It's an absolute blast. I've had my Z28 out a few times at Lucas Oil Raceway Park and Putnam Park Road Course, it's one of the best times that can be had. Just make sure your brake pads are up to par otherwise you won't have brakes after a few hot laps. I have ran Hawk HP+ pads and they work very well. They squeal and squeak a bit when cold but work great when driving aggressively. I'm not sure what your Boss has as far as OEM brakes but my friend tracked his '11 GT500 and he had to swap out the stock pads as they were toast after a few hot laps. He runs the HP+ also and they work much, much better than OEM.
I've never had it on any track. I took it to the mountains in TN and did the tail of the dragon twice and the devils triangle. It was a blast and my brakes felt fine but front what I'm hearing I need to upgrade.
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Filled her up with 100% gas - 93 octane this morning. On the first tank of fuel I averaged 26.4 mpg according to the computer. I figured it up manually and ended up with 28 mpg.

By the end of today, the car should have about 340 miles on it. Really enjoying the car so far..
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