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Ford Mustang, Coupe
#345 of 2124 Oh, by the way..........................
Dec 28, 2002 (1:24 am)
I can't wait for the new 2004 Mustang design to come out. I hear that it will be unveiled next month in January 2003 at the Detroit Auto Show. I want to buy one within the next 2 1/2 to 3 years. I will wait until all the quirks ( if there are any ) are ironed out. Also, the price of the new design Mustang will be more reasonable after 1 to 1 /12 year from its initial sales date. I remember when the Ford dealers did not want to give a good deal on the 99 GT when it first came out because of the new body style. I am hoping that the new design Mustang will last and will look as good as it looks in the retro pictures that I have seen floating around.
What do all of you think about this? Do you think that the Mustang design will be really as nice looking as our current Mustang design?
#346 of 2124 New Mustang...
Dec 31, 2002 (10:00 am)
looks in credible. Very coupe looking. Mayhap the Astin Martin guys had a couple of ideas for detroit?
#347 of 2124 My 23 Year Wait is over!
Dec 31, 2002 (11:57 pm)
Hello everyone, this is my first post although I have been enjoying this chat board. Last Saturday, the Saturday before Christmas, my long 23 year wait finally ended. You see, years ago, when I was 19, I purchased a 1974 Mustang II Ghia (leather, landau roof-you remember it). At that time all I wanted was a Ford Mustang and it did not even matter to me that this one was brown in color. I managed to purchase the Ghia and it was one fast car (especially for a 19 year old). I married, and ended up selling it at a really cheap price (boo hoo) for moving expense money to Alabama, and my husband and I ended up living there only 6 months before getting transferred. To make my sadness worse, the person who bought it purchased it for his 17 year old son (imagine) and I was later told that in the "end" the car didn't even resemble the original car because he had wrecked it several times and did not take care of it (horrors). Anyway, my husband promised me for years that someday I would own another one. The years have come and gone, and I have driven many makes and models through the years, most recently concluding with a mini-van so you get the picture. Several weeks ago, this became an urgent matter--Mustang or nothing. The Saturday before Christmas, less than 2 weeks ago, my 23 year wait ended and I purchased a 2003 (it's Bad and Black). My 16 year old talked me into getting the black and I am so happy that I did-it is hands down the most beautiful car I have ever owned. I just can hardly believe it is in my driveway. The comfort is awesome, the craftsmanship is superior and the ride is smooth and powerful--the ponys are screaming for the gas pedal. I certainly did not have to convince myself on this one--Ford has done the '03 right-it's a beautiful vehicle. Love the spoiler on the back too. My dream car 4 sure. Well, thanks for reading, and I want to wish all my fellow Mustang Owners a Blessed 2003.
#348 of 2124 Congratulations Black Pony
Jan 01, 2003 (7:15 am)
I also waited a long time to spoil myself. I had owned a 1967 vert. 83 G.T. 85 G.T. and then i grew up for about 15 years, or so i thought. I turned 40 (ouch) in Oct. and was at the dealership a week later, I needed a fix of youth i guess. I certainly have owned better made and optioned out cars (German,Japanese)but this is the most fun to drive one i have had in a long time. I have a 2003 Trueblue G.T. If you are like myself it was tourcher that first 1000 miles not letting those ponys run to the red line just once. As you bring the revvvvs up to around 3500 you just dont want to stop there!! its a sickness thats in my genes from Dad who had lots of Muscle cars in his day (65 GTO,66Mustang gt350 to name a few its his fault)
Anyway enjoy and dont forget to change that oil after those first 500 miles! it comes quick and make sure you add 5w-20 oil "as required" or until someone on this site finds out if we can put something else in it? There are many debates about that! I did read on-line that this light of a weight "does not" mean less protection!!
#349 of 2124 Question for the Expert panel
Jan 01, 2003 (8:13 am)
I removed my silencer a month or so ago and initially it seemed quicker,or at least more responsive throttle wise and much more Howling from under the hood for sure!! Now it seems to be a little flat on acceleration ,almost like it doesn't snap you head as quick? I thought i read some time ago on this site that some one had stated that removing the Silencer does not increase performance it actually decreases it??
any thoughts? I think i am just going to break down and put a Mac cool Air intake on it anyway but i was still wondering if i'm getting used to having a fast car again,and its finally broken in 2,700 miles and its just a little looser than it was when i made the change with only around 800 miles on it?
Jan 01, 2003 (9:38 am)
There is absolutely nothing wrong with removing that silencer. It's such a bottle neck (as you all can see). Opening that up is a drastic improvment, and although you might not feel it, it's there. A good replacment filter such as a K&N is a good choice to go along with it if you don't plan on a true intake, but since you are mentioning one, i'd do it. It'll brighten the engine bay up and add a couple ponies.
#351 of 2124 Thanks Demon
Jan 01, 2003 (11:21 am)
I was wondering when you buy the Mac cold air unit does it come with a Filter? I did replace the Origanal with a K&N the first week i bought it did i waist $50.00 if i go to the Mac unit?
And if it Does not fit the Mac System I have a 2000 Expedition 5.4 Triton will it fit that? I will have to check a local AutoZone book to see if its the same size,or better yet pull it out and compare! Dahhh.
Jan 01, 2003 (12:17 pm)
Happy New Year everybody!
For people who installed CAIs on their Stangs, what brand did you get? On one of the Stang sites, alot of people like the Densecharger.
Congrats Black Pony! Did you get a GT? Five-speed or auto?
Later - Jeffer2