Bought a Mustang...

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by Chris V, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Couple weeks back I bought an '06 Mustang GT Convertible. 46k miles on it and painfully stock. 4.6 V8, 5 speed manual trans, 3.55 gears in back. Lots of fun, and I've barely had the top up the entire time. Got some mod plans for it that I've started on (like replacing the stock Skipper 500 headunit with a nice aftermarket unit that has bluetooth audio so I can stream my iTunes playlists from my Droid X). Gotta get some different wheels for it as I don't much like these particular stockers.

    Still have the BMW, but sold the '63 Mercury convertible to buy this.

    Pardon the crappy cellphone pics...
  2. aw you sold your mercury for that!
  3. Well, I'd had it since 2002 or so and realized that I'm never getting around to putting it together. Sold it for $1200 to an old guy who may have bitten off more than he can chew with it.
  4. Don't think I could buy a Mustang without it being the new 5.0.

    Looks good though.
  5. I think you could really take that first pic up a notch by taking that hawaiian short down a notch
    Let us see what youre working with
  6. Congrats, that's a V8stangman bigtime approved!
  7. Don't think I could buy a $35k+ Mustang (around $40k for the GT convertible). Got this one for just under $16k, which is in my price range.

    I'll wait until the 5.0s are down under $20k in 5-6 years or so. And in the meantime, I'd rather have a GT convertible andto drive for the 5-6 years it takes to get the 5.0s to that price range. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  8. Hahaha! I got a closet full of 'em for nice spring/summer days out in the sun. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
  9. Got yeah.

    I'm looking forward to it.
  10. Definitely understand that side of it too.
  11. I'm not a fan of Mustang convertibles, but congrats on the new ride.
  12. Nice car, nicer shirt
  13. #13 carorcar, Jun 23, 2011
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  14. Looks good and solid ... good buy, have fun with It !
  15. after having an LS1 ya
  16. Part of the reason I got a convertible is that it was replacing the Comet. It's supposed to be a cruiser, not a race car. If I want a race car now, I'll build a specific one, like a Formula Vee to go autocrossing with. I'm not going to do any more dual purpose street/race cars. So it didnt' have to be the fastest car on teh planet, just fast enough to be fun. And the Mustang is a much more solid car than the 4th gen F bodys and at least as fun as the GTO or G8 (neither of which had a convertible version availbale. If I wanted a coupe, I'd have bought a classic Porsche or BMW, like a 928S or M6, and I already have a sedan that's as nice as any G8).

    And actually, it had come down to the Mustang or a Jag XK8 and the Mustang was a bit quicker and had a manual transmission. And it had more modding potential.
  17. #17 Chris V, Jun 24, 2011
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  18. thats a nice shirt
  19. XK8 > modding potential
  20. Give it a few days and he'll be able to buy 6 XK8s for the price of a Mustang.
  21. The XK8 convertible would have been cheaper, but slower. Considering the ones in my price range were all 2000-2003 models, the reliability factor was worrying me, as I already have pushed the limits by daily driving a 740iL and a Range Rover. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A> I still want one, as I think they look sexy as hell. But I think the Mustang will be much more useable all around and still look good. Here's a quick photoshop of what I want to do with it... (except I've decided on the wheels in the second pic)
  22. Those wheels will look awesome on your 'Stang.
  23. #23 numbers, Jun 24, 2011
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  24. first of all, welcome back, and congrats.
    good choice of car, this mustange is a modern classic, and i really like larry erickson design.
    i see that u r going with foose design mustang, which is nice and not over done.
    i am planning to by the current 5.0 but i am still hestating since i know that the next mustang will be much much better than the current one (well, it is the same reason which stopped my from buying C6)
  25. If you follow that reasoning, you'll never buy a car <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

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