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Old 08-01-2016, 10:41 AM   #183
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Well should you have a Mustang then any photo shoot area could become a cemetery even if it wasn't one when you started.
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Good analogy. It's a lot more fun to push a well-sorted 250 at the limits- which a good rider can reach- than try to push yourself toward the limits of a modern literbike- which even a Rossi can barely tap.

The 86 feels plenty fast even though it isn't. Just don't get too complacent setting up passes. (just like a wound-out 250).
Do you have any idea who 'Rossi' is? Saying that he can't push the limits of a modern liter bike...
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:47 PM   #186
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Do you have any idea who 'Rossi' is? Saying that he can't push the limits of a modern liter bike...
Rossi good. Stoner, Lorenzo, Vinales good too. Marquez unreal.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:29 PM   #187
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So, here I am a year later, unhappy with the beast in my driveway. I miss having a simple, light drivers car with great controls and a low powered engine. I miss being able to actually drive a car hard without worrying about being arrested. So, now i'm looking at trading this car back in on a twin. I don't know why I didn't just make my FR-S a bit faster and a bit less stupid, but I can honestly say that there is precious little else out there for reasonable money that is such a pure driving machine. The Mustang is a great car for what it is, and Ford is doing a good job but it is not a drivers car. It's a mass market weekend pleasurer with a fantastic engine.

I caution anyone who is considering a trade in to know that you are stepping away from one of the purest drivers cars, at any price.

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Interesting read... I kind of had a similar but kind of opposite thing going on myself.

I did hear about the frs/brz before launch too... and thought it would be great, but I had been longing for the mustang for years...

I almost bought a 2010 GT, then an 11 GT... I was more in love with how it looked than how it drove. Buying one would entail suspension mods at the very least... and a $10k transmission swap in a brand new car at the worst... and yeah, the brakes are spongy... and the steering vague... the car gets squirrely if you push it ..

I'de gone through the motions at the Ford dealer a few times... always letting the deal fall apart in the end over the trade in amount, or something...

When they brought back the grabber blue for 2017 I was somewhat interested again... but I was still conflicted. See.. our everyday car was a 2013 Ford Edge... easily worst car I've ever owned. I really didn't want to spend BMW money AGAIN on something that would be unfixably broken all the time... and smell like CAT PISS every time it rained... so I figured I should go check out that car that little 'underpowered' car that Subaru and Toyota built. I went to the Toyota dealer, test drove it and bought it on the spot.

Not looking back... No more Fords.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:08 PM   #188
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Interesting read... I kind of had a similar but kind of opposite thing going on myself.

I did hear about the frs/brz before launch too... and thought it would be great, but I had been longing for the mustang for years...

I almost bought a 2010 GT, then an 11 GT... I was more in love with how it looked than how it drove. Buying one would entail suspension mods at the very least... and a $10k transmission swap in a brand new car at the worst... and yeah, the brakes are spongy... and the steering vague... the car gets squirrely if you push it ..

I'de gone through the motions at the Ford dealer a few times... always letting the deal fall apart in the end over the trade in amount, or something...

When they brought back the grabber blue for 2017 I was somewhat interested again... but I was still conflicted. See.. our everyday car was a 2013 Ford Edge... easily worst car I've ever owned. I really didn't want to spend BMW money AGAIN on something that would be unfixably broken all the time... and smell like CAT PISS every time it rained... so I figured I should go check out that car that little 'underpowered' car that Subaru and Toyota built. I went to the Toyota dealer, test drove it and bought it on the spot.

Not looking back... No more Fords.
Ahhh, hot damn. I figured the blue oval would have fixed the ole' Ocelot Juice issue that plagues so many owners?

On a serious note, you serious? It smelled like cat piss in the rain?
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Ahhh, hot damn. I figured the blue oval would have fixed the ole' Ocelot Juice issue that plagues so many owners?

On a serious note, you serious? It smelled like cat piss in the rain?
Yep. Everytime the car would get rained on... there would be a smell very similar to cat piss... it had been in under warranty twice and they were never able to fix it... once they had it for 2 + weeks, assuring me they nailed it.. but the cat came back the very next rain.

We just traded it in last month at a $17k loss to avoid about $4k in tires, brakes, shocks, and a backup camera repair... since it was still going to smell like cat pee probably no matter how much money we dumped into it.
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should have went with a 370Z...JAPENIS MUSCLE
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i remember reading this thread a while back right before i jumped ship to a mustang and wanted to wait a while after having mine to see how i felt. i remember looking at a 14 GT but the looks/interior just couldn't get me excited enough for even a test drive. then i saw the new body style and realllllly liked it so i started looking again. fast forward a few months, and i got a hold of one hell of a deal. paid 29,000 for a 15 gt mustang performance pack with a roush supercharger ready to be installed on it. couldn't pass it up. 7 months later, i gotta say i'm actually pretty happy with the mustang. the independent rear suspension makes this thing a little bit less like a boat. I have her up to 650rwhp and it is just absurd but i absolutely love it. i miss the shit out of wringing out the FR-S though and will pick up one as a second vehicle in the near future. I also miss the low maintenance costs associated with it as i have gone through 2 sets of rear tires in 6000 miles while averaging a whopping 10.3 mpg. Hopefully in about 2 years when the mustang is paid off.
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What does anyone on this thread know about keeping a 250gp bike on the pipe? Next will be space shuttle analogies.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:23 PM   #193
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WELL, the lack of usefulness/convenience of my glorious 2013 Hot Lava MT FR-S made me feel guilty after 3 years of my wife absolutely loathing it. I was doing quite a bit of long-distance driving at the time too, and it was starting to take a toll on my back, and so I traded it in last year (still looked like new, 'cause I took dang good care of it) for a new 2016 GMC Canyon Crew Cab V6 4x4 pickup with all sorts of little luxuries in it... Hell of a truck, I must say, and I've driven it across the US a lot. However, now I'm already depressed I got rid of the FR-S, and I've got a big debt on my truck. SO now here I am busting my tail to pay off the truck and then go get a used BRZ with cash hopefully next year. The love of the FT86 Twins is real... Getting that car back is now my primary goal (accomplished some nice career goals since buying the first one, which helps this goal of getting another car). God bless the FR-S/BRZ/GT86!
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:40 PM   #194
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interesting story. As good as the mustang is. Its a great car for pure speed. Its a great rush. Muscle cars can do that to you. But once that honeymoon is over and you want to really drive it. You can't because one if you push it you are breaking the law. In the BRZ not so much
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