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Old 04-09-2016, 09:41 AM   #36
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i would buy a v6 S550 just for the sake of having a commuter car. one i cherish and don't want an ounce of salt on it, the other i would just run it for fuel economy and style. and the price! oh the price! why would you go buy a civic when you can get a v6 mustang for the same price??!!
Maybe 42 mpg -- vs -- 29, and a usable back seat? You really are comparing apples and anvils here.....it's not even apples and oranges......
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The back seat is usable, for short people
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The back seat is usable, for short people
Not on ours. For me to be comfortable in the front, the backs of the front seats are within 1/2 an inch of touching the fronts of the back seats......OK -- that sounds strange, doesn't it?
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Yeah I could fit in the back of my 14' but not my 15'. The fast back window makes it impossible for anyone 5'9 and over to sit comfortably behind therr


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Yeah I could fit in the back of my 14' but not my 15'. The fast back window makes it impossible for anyone 5'9 and over to sit comfortably behind therr


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Trust me, even in a convertible the back seat is there only for insurance purposes, so you don't have to insure a "two seater, " for which the rates are much higher.
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Well, with the top down your head won't be crushed against the window


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Well, with the top down your head won't be crushed against the window
Very true, but bring a hat, your sunglasses, and some sunblock!
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I would rather be cramped in the back of my fastback than be "comfortable" in the back of a civic

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You can fit two, over 6 ft, people in the back of the convertible with the top up. It's still cramped but they can sit without having to move their heads sideways as they would have to do in the coupe. I'm just saying.....
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where do they put their legs?
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Legs actually are pretty easy, imo. I'll show you next time I see you mud! It's head room that don't work in the fastback

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You can fit two, over 6 ft, people in the back of the convertible with the top up. It's still cramped but they can sit without having to move their heads sideways as they would have to do in the coupe. I'm just saying.....
I have not tried to sit in the rear seat of the newer Mustangs, but at 5'11" I can tell you that I cannot sit in the back of my 02 convertible with the top up. I was doing a little cleaning and detailing, and curiousity deemed it necessary for me to see how uncomfortable the back of the car is. If the front seats had not been folded and moved forward I would not have fit at all.

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I have not tried to sit in the rear seat of the newer Mustangs, but at 5'11" I can tell you that I cannot sit in the back of my 02 convertible with the top up. I was doing a little cleaning and detailing, and curiousity deemed it necessary for me to see how uncomfortable the back of the car is. If the front seats had not been folded and moved forward I would not have fit at all.

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Oh it's tight no doubt about it. But I am 6 ft and I can sit in the back of my GT. Leg room is tight I have to move the front seats up. I actually don't mind cleaning the back with the convertible top down. It's so easy.
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Just fold the rear seats down and have your passengers lay down in the trunk.
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Oh it's tight not doubt about it. But I am 6 ft and I can sit in the back of my GT. Leg room is tight I have to move the front seats up. I actually don't mind cleaning the back with the convertible top down. It's so easy.
It is nice to open the top and do what is needed.

I have owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse, a and a WS6 Trans Am. Both were coupes, and I only cleaned the back of those cars if they really needed it. The rear seating didn't get the weekly wipe down treatment the front did.

This little car makes cleaning fairly easy. Drop the top, reach everything.

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Just fold the rear seats down and have your passengers lay down in the trunk.
What trunk? There is a shoe box where the trunk should be in a convertible.

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it don't count as fitting if you have to move the seats up.....just saying.

I clean my back window 1x year not often enuf to want kids.
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it don't count as fitting if you have to move the seats up.....just saying.

I clean my back window 1x year not often enuf to want kids.
I have to disagree. I can't think of any sports car with a back seat that you don't have to move the front seats to accommodate rear passengers. Not all the way up, just a bit.

I could be wrong. I guess.
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I have to disagree. I can't think of any sports car with a back seat that you don't have to move the front seats to accommodate rear passengers. Not all the way up, just a bit.

I could be wrong. I guess.
There was plenty of room in my 71 Chevelle. Oh the days of big blocks and big cars. That thing had power and room. It handled great in a straight line.

I was in high school when I owned that yellow SS. It was fun to load up all of your friends and still have muscle.

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There was plenty of room in my 71 Chevelle. Oh the days of big blocks and big cars. That thing had power and room. It handled great in a straight line.

I was in high school when I owned that yellow SS. It was fun to load up all of your friends and still have muscle.

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Ok the 70's cars were huge compared to today's cars BUT the Corvette was cramped. I worked at a Chevy deal ship in 74. Big 350 V-8. Not much power though.
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Most 70s Euro cars quite the opposite


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