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She's practiced on a few of my cars and done OK, still not ready to drive a manual everyday though :/
1 day, 11 hours ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
Agreed. The GT will best it in terms of power, but I'm really interested how the two will compare when it comes to gains with aftermarket equipment.
That would be an interesting combo. It's def faster than Mk6 GTI, but that car will have the edge in practicality.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
That's too bad. Sounds like a lot of you guys have it tough when it comes to taxes and such. Mustangs have always been cheap in America.
S13 shell was sold off a while back to put money into the Crown fund, but I love the Crown way too much to get rid of it. It's kind of my lifetime project car haha.
As for the Mustang, I'm sure it will see some suspension work - but don't count on it becoming a stance car.
I hope so too. The more cool an affordable cars available, the better it is for everyone.
Nice! Quite an exotic to us Yanks :)
2 days, 17 hours ago on Carburetor:<br /> The Greatest Auto Part Ever?
That's a good question actually. I could have put a photo of the stock L24 in my old Z.
I forgot all about carb'd rotaries when writing this for some reason, but you are absolutely right.
One more reason to love them!
Nothing wrong with those at all :)
Love it! Hard to go wrong with a carb'd and fuel injected duo of cars in your garage.
@kayjaypug205 @Mike Garrett @Chris 'Haffy' Hafner Thank you!
3 days, 6 hours ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
@gliebau @Mike Garrett That's awesome. There's something great about winding out an extremely slow car haha. And yeah, California seems to be the only place where it's green in the middle of winter and not any other time of year.
@Smiggins That's kind of what I thought. If ultimate performance was my goal the V8 would be an easy choice, even stock it's hard to drive the EcoBoost without quickly hitting illegal speeds.
@ChrisMcNamee Yeah there will always be those who won't part with the tradition, but there've been plenty of Mustangs over the years that have departed from the norm - some for the better and some for the worse.
@JohnTruitt Something tells me it might be slightly easier to just buy a 5.0 from the factory - though I'm quite satisfied with the four myself :)
@fifteen52_coneklr I can't wait to see the RS. As for the interior, I've never been one to harp on them to much but it really is a huge improvement over the earlier cars - particularly the driving position.
@Pittraider18 Rallycross? It might a be a bit much for a daily driver, but it sounds like a radical idea. Hopefully someone will do an EcoBoost Mustang that shoots fireballs and has knobby tires.
3 days, 15 hours ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
@Frozenstar The looks were a big part of what sold me. Love the way its modern yet still instantly recognizable as a Mustang.
@KevinForbes I haven't been alive to long enough to remember when "classic" Mustangs were new. But I have to say, in stock form it IS one of the most exciting looking Mustangs I've ever seen.
@Jochem Thank you! I haven't noticed any awkwardness with the E-brake, but maybe I've already gotten used to it?
@greenroadster I can't say I agree with the first part of your comment, but I'm glad the Mustang EcoBoost is helping to change your opinion of cars from my country. Let's hope some more European tuners get on board with this thing!
@outwotsl Haha. I do listen to a fair amount of Japanese music - not much KPop though.
@Febrian XR Thanks much! And yes balance will be key with whatever I end up doing.
@day_old_tofu Have you mind melded with me? Haha.
@MatteoVrancken I think that's what Ford is going for. V8 will always be awesome, but I think the EcoBoost will open up opportunities for a lot more people around the world to get in on the fun.
@EvolveWRC That doesn't sound bad actually. I'm really excited to see more Mustangs popping up in countries outside the US.
@LavarBowers It's not light, but I'll be interested to see if the aftermarket can remedy that.
@MyLifeAsLouis You are correct. It's a small bump in price for a bit more power and fuel economy. Also the V6 isn't available with any sort of performance package.
@dougbunge Thank you! Yeah if there's one major drawback about this car as a daily driver it's that the backseat is still pretty tight. I was actually hoping the Ford might develop a sport sedan off the new Mustang platform with the same motor choices. Maybe badge it as a Falcon?
@Simple_Logic Thanks! Yeah the FRPP tuning stuff sounds very promising. Gotta love factory-backed power upgrades.
@Jochem @MrSOLOMON85 ^ Yep, if you go through the archive there should be a few stories on each.
@Billy J I like that train of thinking.
@SVT_Bryan @The_Ridge @AZMIDLYF I've seen the videos. Pretty nuts.
@Beany It's stock. All of the performance package cars (both EcoBoost and GT) have black wheels from the factory.
@hechtspeed Thanks man. Yeah it actually is a really tough choice between EcoBoost and FR-S. One has light weight and great response, one has more power and more of a GT car feel. It's good time to be into cars.
@MishKonn That's actually an interesting thought. You'd think Americans who grew up around V8 mustangs would be the most vocal about the idea of four cylinder turbo, but I'm guessing a lot of those from outside of the US have the same image in their head. Haha.
@JustinOdijk That's a good question regarding Vaughn's Mustang. I suppose we'll be finding out soon enough :)
@Rü$╫ Nope, don't think that's me. Although I am in the Bay Area from time to time. Nice S197!
@Ice Age Also one of the coolest looking!
3 days, 15 hours ago on Carburetor:<br /> The Greatest Auto Part Ever?
@j_tso Totally agree!
@AngeloVoltura Indeed. I remember the feeling when I drove my dad's GTO for the first time after I got my license.
@PinteGuinness Always gotta love simplicity!
@Jaz_ej20 Nice! Getting them dialed in makes all the difference. Any photos of the car by chance?
@Chris 'Haffy' Hafner Thanks much! I like the sound of all those, I'm not sure how far I'll try to push the motor, but I do plan on starting out with some of the basics.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Introducing Project EcoBoost
@Miguel Lavin Yeah it's hard to beat simple and tasteful.
@Larry Chen If I can figure it out, I'll be taking a job at NASA.
@EricSeanDelaney Yeah, you can see how much different the rear profile looks in the pic next to the S197. The dimensions aren't terribly different, but the feeling sure is.