I know, I will only be going traffic speed(60-75 on highways) now. I've learned alot in the past few hoursI know where you are coming from OP, when I got my Mustang I just turned 18 3 days prior and after I got it I quickly started into the modding scheme and was power hungry. I was flooring it everywhere I went and did crazy stuff through corners. A few spin outs later I realized that if I didn't control myself I could kill myself easily...
Now I drive easy most of the time. Usually driving at or just under the speed limit also. No point in wasting the gas and being that hard on the car. It went from me having to control myself to not speed to it coming naturally now.
Now I'm not saying it don't get on it. There is a reason I bought a Mustang, but there is a time and place for everything....
Oh, and it hasn't even been that long, I turned 18 in February, so I've had the car for 7 months.
Oh, and on a side note.... Your car has 250 more horsepower than mine, I'm sure it's a lot easier to kill yourself in yours than mine... I would recommend learning that sooner rather than later...
Not criticizing you, just explaining my experience and hoping you learn from it.
It is good advice. If my parents will allow it, I will. But I'd have a better chance convincing them to let me track, or drag strip raceThat is an EXCELLENT piece of advice Static... :thumb:
I highly recommended everyone giving it a try.
My dad is the driver under insurance for it, to the insurance, I'm the primary driver for our 2005 F-150.just remember you have a car few your age would be allowed to drive. so be careful and always remember at your age a screw up well be felt for years since your insurance drop isn't till 25.
What is autocross, so I can tell them about it.Autocross is by far the least dangerous of the three. Take them to one and I guarantee they will allow it. Once they see the people and the cars that are running, hell, they'll probably tell you, "Move over Junior... My turn".:lol:
It really is a good time and a great way to improve your car handling skills.
AND... You get to drive around in your car while wearing a helmet, and not look like a total doofus...
Well geez, no confidence whatsoever... I'm a good driver...With you behind the wheel they are.
I can control my vehicle just fine,yeah the tires squealed, but I still had control over the vehicle....this is how I feel when I read his threads about people wanting to race him and how he can't control his vehicle...
That is true, I don't have a good feel for the tires or traction limits. But I can control my car just fine, during normal conditions, having to accelerate to get into a turn on a semi-busy street, I could use some work on that.A stock trim 5.0 setup can be run quite effectively but it is a difficult car to run well for a novice driver. I am not saying this to be a jerk but you are a novice driver. You may be a good driver and you may do fine on the street but autocross is a completely different game.
Based on your OP, you don't have a good feel for the balance or steering of your car and you haven't gotten a feeling for your tires or their traction limitations. At this point your knowledge and ability to drive your car in a demanding fashion simply have not been developed. This takes time, experience, and practice.
Like I said in a previous post, if you take my advice and go race for a few years you will look back at this post and realize what a gap there was between the driver you are now and the driver you will be then.