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#326 of 2924 Does anyone know if the 2004 GTO is DBW?
Jan 28, 2004 (7:40 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2004 GTO uses "drive by wire" (DBW) technology, yet? I am sure GM will move to it someday.
I just noticed that the new 2005 Mustang will be using DBW, yuck.
Audi has been using DBW for several years now. Their throttle has a nasty habit of waiting 1-2 seconds, before actually applying the throttle, but only sometimes, usually, when the delay will cause driver errors.
I hope GM & Ford makes the DBW response quicker and predictable. The Audi system is terrible, especially on the Tiptronic (Automatic cars).
Jan 28, 2004 (7:45 pm)
you sure your not actually talking about the behavior of the CVT tranny in the Audi's causing the delay. I've driven some Audi's and the CVT has a 1-2 second delay when you put the hammer down.
#328 of 2924 Audi DBW, in 2001-2003 tiptronic
Jan 28, 2004 (9:23 pm)
Audi DBW, in 2001-2003 tiptronic, this has been noticed in the 2003 S6 V8 Tiptronic, 2003 Pasand V8, 2000-2002 S4, 2003 S4 V8.
Do search on the web and you will see. The question is Ford going to make the same mistake as Audi/VW? Even Autoweek mentioned, this recently on the Pasand.
Jan 29, 2004 (4:12 am)
"Audi has been using DBW for several years now. Their throttle has a nasty habit of waiting 1-2 seconds, before actually applying the throttle, but only sometimes, usually, when the delay will cause driver errors."
My current car ('03 Lincoln LS V8 Sport) has DBW. So far, it has been 'invisible'. Meaning: No hesitation, delay, or other inconsistencies.
Introducing the back of the throttle pedal to the carpet regularly . . .
Jan 29, 2004 (6:01 am)
Thanks newbuyer. Knowing that it's in Harrisburg gives me much hope!
As a side note, our boat show and auto show are separate animals. In fact, the show season just started up this week with the boat show. Then we'll have a custom car show, the auto show, and finally the home show. I think an RV show is thrown in there somewhere too.
My wife hates this time of year.
#331 of 2924 Rear spoiler delete on GT?
Jan 30, 2004 (1:38 pm)
Other than heresay, has anyone actually seen info from Ford that states it will be possible to order a GT without the stupid trunk mounted wing? WHY do car makers insist on putting these things on our cars (other than for extra profit)?
Jan 30, 2004 (2:07 pm)
Several sites have info that the silly wing will be a delete option. I do not think the host likes it if I state which sites have this info. Look around and check to see about the delete option. I think it is a fact, but time will tell.
Jan 31, 2004 (8:34 pm)
Motor Trend, Car & Driver, and Hot Rod have all reported that there will be a delete option for the rear wing.
#334 of 2924 No Spoiler Picture
Feb 01, 2004 (6:55 pm)
One of the pictures on MSN's auto website shows a 2005 Mustang without a spoiler. I would say that should be a pretty definitive answer.
Feb 02, 2004 (4:33 am)
But was it a picture of a GT, or the six cylinder car? All of the photos I've seen of the base car lack the rear wing, and all of the GT pics I've seen have the wing. Personally, I prefer the front and rear treatments on the base car, and I like the 16" alloys better than the GT wheels. If I could get a base car with a V8, I'd be a happy guy, but of course Ford won't build it that way.