Show us your Mustangs!

Show us your Mustangs!

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Lawrence5

1,234 posts

199 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Just signed up for thumbsnap and hoping this works....

croyde

17,881 posts

194 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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I guess it's something to do with the current new price.

My 2015 purchase was locked in when I ordered at £34k, by the time a year had passed and I was one of the lucky first to collect my car, Ford had put the price up 4 times.

Are they not £45k now?

Dr Interceptor

6,117 posts

160 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Morning all....have been reading all your posts over the last few days, and though i'd offer my thoughts.

When I bought my first Mustang back in Sept 2018, the facelift was already out, and had been for some months. I really wanted a pre-facelift though, and preferred (note past tense) the looks. Plus I prefer dials to a digital dash, and the word 'Groundspeed' on the speedometer made me giggle.

I sought out a new old stock unregistered 2017 spec car in Grabber Blue, Manual, with the custom pack.

Cracking car, drove it cross-continent down to Portugal at high speed, very stable, very comfortable and even handled well once I'd ditched the Pirellis.

I'd still have that car now, likely, but as many will know, it met its maker into the side of a wayward Renault Clio. Well, actually it didn't, it was rebuilt and is back on the road now - whatever you do don't buy RK68 OBH, it was very bent once.

That happened in March 2019, and when the insurance payout arrived in the April, there weren't any 2017 spec cars left, they'd all been registered and sold off as ex-demos to clear the stock. So, it had to be a new facelift car.

I found a Feb 2019 built GT Manual in Velocity Blue on its way over, and due into Evans Halshaw Bedford, and was unsold. Custom pack 2, no magnaride, but had the new boot spoiler. I picked it up on April 13th 2019.

Having lived with it now for over 18 months, there are a whole host of differences that are worth looking at....

Headlights on the facelift are a revelation compared with the old car. The old car had a low output Xenon fitted for the UK, as Ford didn't want to fit washers, so fitted a weaker bulb so washers weren't a requirement. The new car has LEDs, much, much better. Although I guess you could change the bulbs in an early car.

The facelift was more than the usual bumper change. The resculpting of the bonnet means that you can now lift the wiper arms up when cleaning, without them hitting the trailing edge of the bonnet. Also on the old car, the bonnet would 'flutter' at high speed driving (110mph+) which always made me slightly uneasy, whereas the new one remains solid even when sat at 140mph+.

Materials inside are much nicer - the soft leather on the steering wheel, and other areas definitely help improve the cabin.

Plus there are then all the small things... The exhaust, more refined suspension (even without Magnaride), the digital dash which now I've had it, is actually pretty good, the daytime three bar running lights, the auto rev-matching on downshifts...

It has a full on Jekyll and Hyde character to it. In Sports+ around town, at low revs, its fairly quiet. There's bags of torque so you can creep over speed bumps in 2nd or 3rd. Out on the motorway its a great GT car. 160kph/100mph in sixth has it sat just below 2500rpm, 3000rpm hits at around 115mph. Then flick it into Race mode, drop the gears down and it flies.

If anyone has any specific questions, I will be happy to assist.


J4CKO

33,434 posts

164 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Cheers for the write up Doctor Interceptor, much appreciated !

Great having these first hand comparisons, but it does make it harder, at the moment its the earlier one but not ready yet anyway.

Theoretically should have 25 easily, can always borrow or carry on saving if I need to stretch it a bit, in the meantime prices should drop a bit.


Legacywr

9,020 posts

152 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Dr Interceptor said:
Morning all....have been reading all your posts over the last few days, and though i'd offer my thoughts.

When I bought my first Mustang back in Sept 2018, the facelift was already out, and had been for some months. I really wanted a pre-facelift though, and preferred (note past tense) the looks. Plus I prefer dials to a digital dash, and the word 'Groundspeed' on the speedometer made me giggle.

I sought out a new old stock unregistered 2017 spec car in Grabber Blue, Manual, with the custom pack.

Cracking car, drove it cross-continent down to Portugal at high speed, very stable, very comfortable and even handled well once I'd ditched the Pirellis.

I'd still have that car now, likely, but as many will know, it met its maker into the side of a wayward Renault Clio. Well, actually it didn't, it was rebuilt and is back on the road now - whatever you do don't buy RK68 OBH, it was very bent once.

That happened in March 2019, and when the insurance payout arrived in the April, there weren't any 2017 spec cars left, they'd all been registered and sold off as ex-demos to clear the stock. So, it had to be a new facelift car.

I found a Feb 2019 built GT Manual in Velocity Blue on its way over, and due into Evans Halshaw Bedford, and was unsold. Custom pack 2, no magnaride, but had the new boot spoiler. I picked it up on April 13th 2019.

Having lived with it now for over 18 months, there are a whole host of differences that are worth looking at....

Headlights on the facelift are a revelation compared with the old car. The old car had a low output Xenon fitted for the UK, as Ford didn't want to fit washers, so fitted a weaker bulb so washers weren't a requirement. The new car has LEDs, much, much better. Although I guess you could change the bulbs in an early car.

The facelift was more than the usual bumper change. The resculpting of the bonnet means that you can now lift the wiper arms up when cleaning, without them hitting the trailing edge of the bonnet. Also on the old car, the bonnet would 'flutter' at high speed driving (110mph+) which always made me slightly uneasy, whereas the new one remains solid even when sat at 140mph+.

Materials inside are much nicer - the soft leather on the steering wheel, and other areas definitely help improve the cabin.

Plus there are then all the small things... The exhaust, more refined suspension (even without Magnaride), the digital dash which now I've had it, is actually pretty good, the daytime three bar running lights, the auto rev-matching on downshifts...

It has a full on Jekyll and Hyde character to it. In Sports+ around town, at low revs, its fairly quiet. There's bags of torque so you can creep over speed bumps in 2nd or 3rd. Out on the motorway its a great GT car. 160kph/100mph in sixth has it sat just below 2500rpm, 3000rpm hits at around 115mph. Then flick it into Race mode, drop the gears down and it flies.

If anyone has any specific questions, I will be happy to assist.
Great write up thanks.

My car is with the dealer now, hoping to drive their manual demo the day lockdown lifts, but, is that Wednesday, or Thursday?

Dr Interceptor

6,117 posts

160 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Legacywr said:
but, is that Wednesday, or Thursday?

No idea! I’m in Portugal laugh we have our own set of lockdown rules.

Enjoying the car down here though


fatboy18

18,449 posts

175 months

Tuesday 24th November 2020
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Dr Interceptor said:
Legacywr said:
but, is that Wednesday, or Thursday?

No idea! I’m in Portugal laugh we have our own set of lockdown rules.

Enjoying the car down here though

What's all that Blue in the Background? Forgotten what that looks like! cry

nickchallis92

47 posts

50 months

Wednesday 30th December 2020
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I've just picked up my first Mustang. A 2005 GT with the 4.6 V8.

I'm cheating a little bit as I currently live in Vancouver and these aren't particularly rare, but given they were never sold in the UK they remain a novelty to me. Managed to pick this up for £4,000 with 85,000 miles on the clock.

I drove a 2005 BMW 530d (e60) back in the UK, so there has been an adjustment period I've had to get through. Overall the car is terrible - cheaply built, not particularly comfortable, shocking on fuel and burns through oil. The engine, however, is terrific fun. It only puts out 300bhp (or did from new at least), but it feels relentless and the music from the engine is heavenly!

Think I got the best colour too.




Superleg48

1,275 posts

97 months

Wednesday 30th December 2020
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nickchallis92 said:
I've just picked up my first Mustang. A 2005 GT with the 4.6 V8.

Overall the car is terrible - cheaply built, not particularly comfortable, shocking on fuel and burns through oil. The engine, however, is terrific fun. It only puts out 300bhp (or did from new at least), but it feels relentless and the music from the engine is heavenly!

Think I got the best colour too.



You have summed up why Mustangs are just the bees knees very succinctly. Character, that’s what it is.

FaustF

339 posts

118 months

Sunday 24th January
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1968 Fastback 351c Engine Manual 4 Speed Toploader Circuit Racer

Going to go through a good bit of interior work and a respray but its a bit of a monster.

The car is going to be used as a daily but as a seondary purpose as a support car for emergency service families and their kids, i.e taking the kids out for a day whilst their parent/ parents are deployed or injured. A bit of therapy if you will.

Having been a kid who went through family tragedy when young its very important for me the car is to be used to bring happiness and shared. Now being in the emergency services seeing what families go through in hard times I want to help out how I can and I think this will be a good use for a muscle car.

Will make a readers car thread in due course but its going to be exciting.


Edited for spelling.


rat rod

1,727 posts

29 months

Sunday 24th January
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FaustF said:
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1968 Fastback 351c Engine Manual 4 Speed Toploader Circuit Racer

Going to go through a good bit of interior work and a respray but its a bit of a monster.

The car is going to be used as a daily but as a seondary purpose as a support car for emergency service families and their kids, i.e taking the kids out for a day whilst their parent/ parents are deployed or injured. A bit of therapy if you will.

Having been a kid who went through family tragedy when young its very important for me the car is to be used to bring happiness and shared. Now being in the emergency services seeing what families go through in hard times I want to help out how I can and I think this will be a good use for a muscle car.

Will make a readers car thread in due course but its going to be exciting.


Edited for spelling.
Lovely thing you are doing for less fortunate people in this selfish world we live in.

Sharing these cars are part of the fun in owning them

Often get approached at places like petrol stations and asked if it would be ok if a their kids or a girl friend can have their

photo taken in the car, only small things but makes me smile.

Good looking Mustang, Looks like a serious bit of kit.




Edited by rat rod on Sunday 24th January 21:29

blippo1984

354 posts

110 months

Thursday 28th January
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rat rod said:
FaustF said:
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1968 Fastback 351c Engine Manual 4 Speed Toploader Circuit Racer

Going to go through a good bit of interior work and a respray but its a bit of a monster.

The car is going to be used as a daily but as a seondary purpose as a support car for emergency service families and their kids, i.e taking the kids out for a day whilst their parent/ parents are deployed or injured. A bit of therapy if you will.

Having been a kid who went through family tragedy when young its very important for me the car is to be used to bring happiness and shared. Now being in the emergency services seeing what families go through in hard times I want to help out how I can and I think this will be a good use for a muscle car.

Will make a readers car thread in due course but its going to be exciting.


Edited for spelling.
Lovely thing you are doing for less fortunate people in this selfish world we live in.

Sharing these cars are part of the fun in owning them

Often get approached at places like petrol stations and asked if it would be ok if a their kids or a girl friend can have their

photo taken in the car, only small things but makes me smile.

Good looking Mustang, Looks like a serious bit of kit.




Edited by rat rod on Sunday 24th January 21:29
What this man said. Great stuff and lovely to read.



V8Firm

63 posts

111 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Arrived last Friday...rare colour Guard Green. Love it!

CaptainSensib1e

1,375 posts

185 months

Wednesday 24th February
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robrobc said:


This is my 2019 Mustang.
Having hankered after one for quite a while it is great to finally scratch this itch.
Rob
Looks like you bought that from Sutherland cars, only a couple of miles from me. If you're local and fancy meeting up with a fellow Mustang owner let me know!

FIREBIRDC9

694 posts

101 months

Wednesday 17th March
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Hi!

Bought in February last year , just before everything went rather south!

Went from a Mk2 MR2 to this 2007 GT Convertible.



Dan_The_Man

873 posts

203 months

Thursday 25th March
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My rusty 68, California paint peeling, splattered in rubber after a session at the Pod.

Led Eddie snapped this one night at Newlands Corner.

rat rod

1,727 posts

29 months

Friday 26th March
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Dan_The_Man said:
My rusty 68, California paint peeling, splattered in rubber after a session at the Pod.

Led Eddie snapped this one night at Newlands Corner.
Perfect, Love the hard as nails look, yes

C350Akra

8,802 posts

244 months

Saturday 17th April
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Bought this yesterday, the motor dealer I bought it from also had a 2018 Shadow Edition GT going out at the same time.



Edited by MustangGT on Saturday 17th April 19:28