Picking up tomorrow, many doubters.

Picking up tomorrow, many doubters.

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mac96

1,494 posts

87 months

Friday 18th January
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Just reached 2 years and 17000miles; nothing in the interior has broken, stopped working or fallen off. I have found the plastic is easier to scratch than in previous car (a Mazda), but that is just a question of taking care.

GiveItSomeWellie

2,807 posts

140 months

Friday 18th January
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OzStang said:
2018 GT here. Had it 10 months and put on 7500 miles with absolutely no issues. Only car I have ever bought new and one of a few cars I've always wanted since being a kid.
That looks lovely, is that Kona Blue?

croyde said:
As you are an owner of a '18, may I ask, do the triple front drls work unlike on the '16/17?
I can confirm that they do.



David Beer

3,039 posts

211 months

Friday 18th January
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mac96 said:
Just reached 2 years and 17000miles; nothing in the interior has broken, stopped working or fallen off. I have found the plastic is easier to scratch than in previous car (a Mazda), but that is just a question of taking care.
Did you see the pic of my 16 and just below the 18, did not like the 18 at first !

OzStang

18 posts

19 months

Friday 18th January
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GiveItSomeWellie said:
I can confirm that they do.
Kona Blue GT, manual with magneride. bh to keep clean though.

Dal3D

608 posts

95 months

Friday 18th January
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I had a deposit down for a GT when they were announced, but later swapped it for a Mk3 Focus RS which I've now had for nearly 3 years. Did I make a mistake?

Still love the look of the Mustang - just fear it's too big for British roads and the odd commute...

mac96

1,494 posts

87 months

Friday 18th January
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David Beer said:
mac96 said:
Just reached 2 years and 17000miles; nothing in the interior has broken, stopped working or fallen off. I have found the plastic is easier to scratch than in previous car (a Mazda), but that is just a question of taking care.
Did you see the pic of my 16 and just below the 18, did not like the 18 at first !
I was the same, the 18 had to grow on me. Still, I am very happy with my 17.
I was really tempted by a convertible like yours, but it has to live in the road and cars around me get damaged by the over-exuberant late at night- so it had to be a GT.

croyde

15,700 posts

174 months

Saturday 19th January
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Dal3D said:
I had a deposit down for a GT when they were announced, but later swapped it for a Mk3 Focus RS which I've now had for nearly 3 years. Did I make a mistake?

Still love the look of the Mustang - just fear it's too big for British roads and the odd commute...
It's no bigger than a 6 series or even a Mondeo.

I did commute through London in a Mercury Grand Marquis. Now that was big smile

GiveItSomeWellie

2,807 posts

140 months

Saturday 19th January
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OzStang said:
Kona Blue GT, manual with magneride. bh to keep clean though.
Very nice chap.

mjwscorpio

Original Poster:

226 posts

153 months

Saturday 19th January
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After three days of ownership I am now looking at making it just a little louder. Any thoughts? By the way, love it.

BlackTank

19 posts

87 months

Saturday 19th January
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I've put winter tyres on my 16 GT and have had a blast on muddy, winding roads in the countryside where I live. I've parked in fields and driven on farm roads and the interior (and exterior) on the Mustang has held up just as well as the one on my diesel 4x4 workhorse did.

David Beer

3,039 posts

211 months

Sunday 20th January
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croyde said:
It's no bigger than a 6 series or even a Mondeo.

I did commute through London in a Mercury Grand Marquis. Now that was big smile
Having driven in US many times, never thought it was big. After much research, black with black wheels,auto and every toy available. Took the train to Hull and bought it there and then. Driving 200 miles home, no problem, closer to home down to single lanes it is big ! According to my nerdy car mag it is wider than a Bentley continental, the BM 6 and the mondeo, my convertible defender is smaller. Still love it to bits though and really looking forward to the 18 convertibles to come down a bit, maybe a year from now.

mac96

1,494 posts

87 months

Sunday 20th January
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mjwscorpio said:
After three days of ownership I am now looking at making it just a little louder. Any thoughts? By the way, love it.
Thoughts ? A good idea! I haven't done it yet but probably will...

Lots of options out there- as a starter, loads of videos here:

https://www.cjponyparts.com/2017-mustang-exhaust/c...

B3NNL

1,032 posts

112 months

Tuesday 5th February
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You could just get the interior re-trimmed





rlg43p

596 posts

193 months

Tuesday 5th February
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B3NNL said:
You could just get the interior re-trimmed




That looks sensational!

SpunkyGlory

1,924 posts

109 months

Tuesday 5th February
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Dal3D said:
I had a deposit down for a GT when they were announced, but later swapped it for a Mk3 Focus RS which I've now had for nearly 3 years. Did I make a mistake?

Still love the look of the Mustang - just fear it's too big for British roads and the odd commute...
I've had my Mustang since April and have done 14k. Prior to that I had a Fiesta ST and prior to that a MK3 RS.

In my opinion you didn't make a mistake. The Mustang is great but if I had the choice, I would still be in the RS.

shep1001

4,327 posts

133 months

Friday 22nd February
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Take a trip to TVR Power in Coventry & get Dom to take you out in his 'stang that he has fitted with a Whipple supercharger kit. It's insane, you will be scared.

It will also sort that fuel economy out for you far too high at the moment wink

Edited by shep1001 on Friday 22 February 16:37

David Beer

3,039 posts

211 months

Friday 22nd February
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[quote=shep1001]Take a trip to TVR Power in Coventry & get Dom to take you out in his 'stang that he has fitted with a Whipple supercharger kit. It's insane, you will be scared.

It will also sort that fuel economy out for you far too high at the moment wink

[footnote]Edited by shep1001 on Friday 22 February 16:37

It’s Dom’s power? Nit picking I know. Have they jumped ship in preparation for the new TVR having a ford lump?

shep1001

4,327 posts

133 months

Friday 22nd February
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David Beer]hep1001 said:
Take a trip to TVR Power in Coventry & get Dom to take you out in his 'stang that he has fitted with a Whipple supercharger kit. It's insane, you will be scared.

It will also sort that fuel economy out for you far too high at the moment wink

[footnote]Edited by shep1001 on Friday 22 February 16:37

It’s Dom’s power? Nit picking I know. Have they jumped ship in preparation for the new TVR having a ford lump?
Diversification I guess. Doms rebuilds are pretty bullet proof so limited repeat business from the TVR community. The new TVR if it is not stillborn would be prime for tuning but there is also the Ford market too. 700bhp is insane

Barrie c 66

60 posts

26 months

Monday 25th February
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rlg43p said:
That looks sensational!
Wow, !ove that interior. Where did you get it done ?

Oxfordboy

3 posts

6 months

Saturday 15th June
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18 plate. 19k miles and nothing has happened interior wise.. Cheap it might be but its also very reliable and just great.. 6 months old blew the Turbo hose off.. AA call out... 5 min reattach task and its been faultless since.. and so much fun