I just sold my Procharged nitrous
Dodge Magnum which I drove into the low 11s. My brain said sell it but my heart still mourns.
Kids are grown so I don't need to bring a stroller wherever I go - so I'm looking at a new toy with 2 doors.
Started looking at a 2008 Mustang
since my buddy has one. Liked the looks and started some reading. The 5.0 seems like a great engine so I started checking out threads about the 2011 5.0 GT. Found out that the 2013 had the Track Package and (in my opinion) better looking tail lights and some other features which I found nice. So now I'm hunting. I live in Sweden so import taxes kills a good deal (I got close to 40K USD for a 2006 Magnum - just to put things in perspective)
I consider myself pretty good at the LX Platform which the Dodge was built on - I know it inside and out after building and upgrading it to the level it was before selling, so I'm not a mechanical idiot - but no pro by any means.
So. I *will* go the Supercharger route rather than Twin turbo setup - since it has to come out every year for inspections. A blower is easier to remove than the twins so that path is already chosen. Then it comes to the questions. Manual or auto? How much beating can they take respectively - and are there any other pros and cons between them? I don't mind really - just want something that holds up.
Torsen diff or not? I will not be taking it to the track - just the strip. There aren't really that many tracks here in Sweden but a lot of action of the kind I assume we don't talk about on this forum (Same thing on lxforums...) 1/4 mile will be the distance I will race.
Where should I start looking for this car? Autotrader has a hard time finding track pack equipped cars (which to my knowledge was a $2495 factory upgrade but cars seems more expensive than that compared to a non track pack 2013). Any advices on this?
Budget is about 30K USD or so - not written in stone by any means.
I'd love to have the Recaro seats - but it's not a deal breaker, nor is the color of the car (thank you vinyl wrapping friends).
I spent the last 2 hours trying to find some decent information on these questions but either I suck at searching or... I probably suck at searching. So please help a Mopar guy out!