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Aug 17, 2002 (3:12 pm)
Check out mustangweekly.com and click on the link on the front page that says 2003 Mustang. They have a update on the new mustangs for 2003 like the Mach 1 and Cobra as well as changes to the V6 and GT. I read on there that Ford is going to release a "Pony" edition V6 that has a lot of the styling cues and content from the GT as well as some unique detailing. Check it out.
#53 of 2125 madmax9
Aug 17, 2002 (6:33 pm)
yes, that's my '95 gt... opal frost (nicest color, besides maybe the mystic paint offered in '96 as an $800 option on the cobra)... how many miles have you turned on the odometer? (i'm at 68,000, and she still runs very strong)
Aug 19, 2002 (2:56 am)
I'm at 120,000. Engine is great. As a matter of fact, I drag race mine at the track on weekends. Have you ever opened her up? I was racing with a Porshe 9S Carrarea (sp?) this morning, and he was toying with me at 130Mph, and then blew by me. Gave him the thumbs up at the next light, took him in the first 30 feet - then he blew by again. Been a long time since I drove that fast, gives you a good rush. Before people start giving me poo, I just want to say that the road I did that on at 6:45 AM, is a 4 lane highway, flat and clear for 10 miles, as if you were on a wheat field. Never a soul on that road at that time.
Opal frost appears to be a rare colour. I really like how it looks at sunrise and sunset.
#55 of 2125 madmax9
Aug 19, 2002 (4:55 am)
120K miles and you drag race the car on the weekends... if that doesn't convince everyone how reliable the old 5.0 was, then i don't know what will!
sorry to say i don't open her up as much as i'd like to... living in (on) long island, new york, means that there is traffic to deal with most of the time, even at 6:45am, plus even the last remaining drag strip has been closed down
that said, the occasional traffic light 'showdown' usuall goes in my favor, especially since i swapped out the "highway" 2.73 rear gears for the performance-oriented 3.73's... man, what a difference!
although i LOVE this car, the 0% financing that ford is offering, even on the mustangs, for up to 60 months, has me thinking crazy thoughts... i could really be down with a brand-spankin; new mineral grey gt in the driveway... i'm just not down with having car payments again...
Aug 19, 2002 (8:45 am)
I have heard of the nightmares down there for traffic. No dragstrip? Rumour here is, that a second one is opening! Still have my 2.73's installed. I want to leave them in so I can test them at the track with the supercharger.
I thought about a new one (the cobra is great, but a little beyond my budget), but I kinda like the body of the 95. Most people think there is the 4.6 in there, not the torque monster 5.0.
With the 0%, they are going to scoop up the orphaned F body market. That mineral grey is awesome though, isn't it?
#57 of 2125 question
Aug 22, 2002 (9:36 am)
is it totally lame to buy a 2002/2003 V6 Mustang convertible? will all of the other Mustang owners laugh, or will they just be happy that people are still buying them?
i have been looking at ragtops for a bit. i like the Mustang, and I drove a V6 as a rental for a week. i actually thought it has decent power, a nice top, and decent interior. not to mention, the price. for what i want a convertible to be, basically a throw around car, it seems almost perfect except for winter/rain weather performance.
any horror stories of late model V6 convertibles?
thanks! also looking at Sebring and Spyder and Cabrio. Sebring feels too old, the Spyder to expensive for the V6, and the Cabrio is a great package (heated seats and ABS standard), but too slow!
Aug 22, 2002 (12:04 pm)
Just drive the GT, I think you'll then realize why it'd be a waste to go with the 6
#59 of 2125 New V6: unusual high revs during gear shifts
Aug 22, 2002 (5:06 pm)
I am a happy owner of 2002 V6 Coupe with manual transmission. One strange thing I don't quite understand. While changing gears, when I step off the gas completely and depress the clutch to the floor, the engine keeps revs quite high. It was not like this in older cars I used to drive before. Is it a special computer "feature" or is it a problem somewhere?
Appreciate any advice. Thank you!
Aug 22, 2002 (8:34 pm)
My friends 00 GT does the same thing. I drove it and came back telling him his clutch was slipping, but he said it's been doing it since new, so I don't know...
Aug 23, 2002 (7:44 am)
i have driven a GT as well. honestly, i am looking for an automatic, and i could never forgive myself for spending the cash on an American V8 and then saddling it with an automatic transmission.
with the V6, i don't expect performance, so i don't mind the automatic.
gotta say, after driving a miata and integra, i don't think i could live with an american manual transmission car. too much work