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Old 09-15-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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The wow factor

I moved/pcs to Germany the first week of Aug and had to ship my baby here. And since I have been here I've been driving a 1994 1.2L Opel Corsa that could hardly get out of its own way it was terrible... Well after a month and a half she arrived.... And holy ****.... It's back..... I love that feeling. So if your getting too comfortable with ur car try driving an Opel for two months
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
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That's awesome bro! My GF drives a Toyota Camry and I drive it from time to time since its more gas friendly and whenever I do it gives me a whole new appreciation for the power and torque of the Stang.
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I know exactly what you mean. My DD is an 02 Ranger 2.3, auto trans. Don't get me wrong I like the little truck, it gets pretty decent mileage and it rides pretty good for a small truck, but after driving it for a while then getting into the Mustang it's like being in a whole different world. The power, the noise, the speed, the smell of burnt rubber and feel of acceleration are almost orgasmic. Phew, that almost got out of hand just thinking and talking about it.
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Having a DD is awesome!! Especially if u got 4 cylinder to ease ur pocket a bit on gas, plus u keep ur stang pristine and keep it out if harms way... plus u appreciate it so much more and never gets old when u get s chance to drive it
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Having a DD is awesome!! Especially if u got 4 cylinder to ease ur pocket a bit on gas, plus u keep ur stang pristine and keep it out if harms way... plus u appreciate it so much more and never gets old when u get s chance to drive it
Since I got smart and bought a DD ive saved tons of money. And my pony only put on 1000 this year.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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Not me ... my Mustang is my DD. With mods I have well over 42k in the car ... to expensive (and fun) to sit in the garage. Drive it until something breaks ... then replace what breaks.

But, to each his own!
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I drive 60+ miles each way to work. For the amount i spend on gas i went out and bought a 2012 focus and still come out ahead. Then the fun car is at home.
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I know exactly what you mean. My dd is a mazda2 that has exactly 100hp and iirc 94 ft-lb of tq. when I garage the stang for the winter, I drive that for 4-5 months straight and it's a ****ing reckoning when I get the stang out in the spring. I almost killed myself forgetting how fast this car is! When I got it out the first time I was cruising down a country road and hammered it in fourth ... saw a turn coming up and looked at the speedo to see how much I needed to slow down and was doing 110! That was I real come to Jesus moment!
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I feel like I'm only that uses it as daily driver, every time I look at the front end, I feel I need to test it out. Very distracting. But it's gonna go away for winter months, I bought mine this past April and by time I put it away, I'll be at 12,000 miles...lol
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I drive 60+ miles each way to work. For the amount i spend on gas i went out and bought a 2012 focus and still come out ahead. Then the fun car is at home.
I only have to go 18 miles each way, and it's for the most part a drive on nice country roads. 60 miles is a long distance for 93 octane fuel at $4+ a gallon.
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I would love to drive my Stang daily !! But its not like I can bring my car to work... I'm on the road all day, and my other car is literally my toolbox and takes punishment from heavily populated lots and muddy and rocky areas... I'd be a real toolbox to put my shiny Stang in those conditions
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I hear ya. I always run the highest grade in mine also. Id have to fill up every other day.b
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I hear ya. I always run the highest grade in mine also. Id have to fill up every other day.b
I too run high grade, my other vehicle I swap with is my work truck, so i use my stang when I can. Ive made several trips to Chicago from where I'm at, I love the fact I'm averaging 20-21 mpg with this 5.0
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That's why I love having a DD and not driving my stang all the time. This way, when I do drive it it's just awesome! And I save money on gas which is a huge +
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I too run high grade, my other vehicle I swap with is my work truck, so i use my stang when I can. Ive made several trips to Chicago from where I'm at, I love the fact I'm averaging 20-21 mpg with this 5.0
You're avg is higher than my 3.7 l v6........
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It is? How's that possible.. I reset the gauge all the time because I don't believe, but it always goes back to that range. Got to love it..lol.
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It is? How's that possible.. I reset the gauge all the time because I don't believe, but it always goes back to that range. Got to love it..lol.
Those on board gauges aren't accurate. I use fuelly and make sure I always fill up to the first shutoff to make consistent measurements.
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Those on board gauges aren't accurate. I use fuelly and make sure I always fill up to the first shutoff to make consistent measurements.
^this!! I use my calculator
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^this!! I use my calculator
I just like fuelly since they keep a history and its easy to see patterns and track how drivin style changes, fuel, etc effect your mileage.
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I just like fuelly since they keep a history and its easy to see patterns and track how drivin style changes, fuel, etc effect your mileage.
Right on! I don't even bother tracking on my Mustang lol
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Right on! I don't even bother tracking on my Mustang lol
I don't care much for the actual number
Unless my dad is with me
Then he'll say
"ha my v8 (BMW) gets 18.6 mpg and you only get 16 (now its 14.4)"
Then I'll say something like
"ha my v6 is faster than your v8 turbo"
And hen hell say " it doesn't matter how much power you have, you're not going to war with it"
And then I don't know how to respond to that.
Any suggestions :p

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It is? How's that possible.. I reset the gauge all the time because I don't believe, but it always goes back to that range. Got to love it..lol.
Mine has consistently been dropping
When I got he car it was 26
Then it dropped to 16
Got a cai it went to 22
Put in a race tune and it dropped to 17
Did some suspension upgrades and went ham on it, now it's stuck at 14.4 :p
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I don't care much for the actual number
Unless my dad is with me
Then he'll say
"ha my v8 (BMW) gets 18.6 mpg and you only get 16 (now its 14.4)"
Then I'll say something like
"ha my v6 is faster than your v8 turbo"
And hen hell say " it doesn't matter how much power you have, you're not going to war with it"
And then I don't know how to respond to that.
Any suggestions :p

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Mine has consistently been dropping
When I got he car it was 26
Then it dropped to 16
Got a cai it went to 22
Put in a race tune and it dropped to 17
Did some suspension upgrades and went ham on it, now it's stuck at 14.4 :p
Tell him him he paid 2x as much and when it breaks he will pay 2x as much again.
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Lol that's sooo true
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So why put it in the vehicle if it doesn't work
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So why put it in the vehicle if it doesn't work
It works, the calculations are just based off educated guesses. If you track it based on fuel used vs miles driven then you have a perfectly accurate picture of fuel economy.
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I wish I haven't been recording my true mileage.

I think something is wrong with my right foot!!

12.4 avg.

Almost never run highway. DD but I live 4 miles from work. 93race tune. Ummmm. Spirited driving light to light!!
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Ok I'm gonna have to record true mpg now.. Bcuz my right foot weighs a ton at times
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I'm jealous of you, OP. I didn't have my stang when I was stationed in Europe...damn, there are some perfect driving roads over there. I remember those hills in Germany, and some of the most scenic forest roads...

I was at Aviano, Italy (like, 45mins north of Venice, just south of the Euro Alps) and there were some awesome roads around there, too. What I wouldn't give to be able to let Marcie chew up and down on those mountains...
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I'm jealous of you, OP. I didn't have my stang when I was stationed in Europe...damn, there are some perfect driving roads over there. I remember those hills in Germany, and some of the most scenic forest roads...

I was at Aviano, Italy (like, 45mins north of Venice, just south of the Euro Alps) and there were some awesome roads around there, too. What I wouldn't give to be able to let Marcie chew up and down on those mountains...
Yeah I'm pretty excited to start touring, I want to find that famous road in Switzerland. And I'll probably go to the nurburgring too its about 25 euro to take a lap
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I feel like I'm only that uses it as daily driver, every time I look at the front end, I feel I need to test it out. Very distracting. But it's gonna go away for winter months, I bought mine this past April and by time I put it away, I'll be at 12,000 miles...lol
I use mine as a DD. then again I'm 19 and it's just a 6. As for the front end....that's a 15-20 mph impact to a 4x4 with a trailer hitch. I put over 15,000 on my car since I bought it last October.
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I use mine as a DD. then again I'm 19 and it's just a 6. As for the front end....that's a 15-20 mph impact to a 4x4 with a trailer hitch. I put over 15,000 on my car since I bought it last October.
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