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I guesstimate 170k miles before major repairs... if you drive normally.

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These are not the 70s anymore. Any car that can only last 150k is a very poor one. I plan on keeping my 2012 Mustang (Once I get it) for a very long time. When I eventually get it to where the engine does die of natural causes, then it will be rebuilt to be better, stronger, faster. We very well might be coming into a new era where this type of displacement could be harder to find. When my 2012 is 10 to 20 years old, I fully expect it to still turn heads and keep up with anything on the road(as long as I keep it up). If there are a bunch more smaller cars in 20 years and gas prices are horrible, then it will be even better to have this beast.

Edit: Eating rice is not really good for building muscle. It does not have enough protein. Eating rice to me is not as much fun as passing it by than stomping it into the dirt.
That's why I'm hoping to add a GT500 or LS3/LS7 powered Vette to my stable too sometime in the near future...thing is I wonder if we'll be able to keep them on the street in 20 years or 30 years if things go all electric or 1 Liter sized motors with turbo and electric assist...ugh...I'm hoping that we don't have a mid 70's let down...hopefully technology will move fast enough to keep things running hard in the HP wars...

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How long a car lasts has (almost) everything to do with how it's cared for- both in driving and in maintenance. For instance, my dad (71 now) has an '87 GT he bought new that now has 280,000+ on it. It still runs as smooth as it did new, and the valve covers have never been off. It has had a few alternators, a couple of water pumps, etc., but the engine has never missed a beat. The OE distributor cap and rotor (remember those!?) were replaced at 200k miles, along with the timing chain.
He drives the car gently, uses synthetic oil, and changes the oil every 3k miles.
I'll be happy to get 200k on my '11, as I drive 'less gently' than he does. I had my break-in oil changed at 500 miles, and now, at 3100, I'm itching to have it changed again, along with the trans oil.
I also don't do 'burn-outs', although I do like the occasional power drift, and I don't drag race the car- on the street or the track. We'll see how it goes...

I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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Modern cars often run well over 200,000 miles before being thown in the scrap heap. In most cases the engines outlast the other drivetrain parts and bodywork.

Many car owners give their old cars (more thsn ten years or 200,000 miles) to family members or friends and co-workers when they find the vehicles have no trade-in value.

According to the currrent issue of Hot Rod magazine, the Coyote engine/transmission units are bulletproof unless massively hot-rodded, ie. power-adders, nitrous, cams, etc. Those of us who are content with a CAI, tune and xhaust mods (like myself) can expect quarter million-mile logevity or much more. One thing to consider when calculating how long a car lasts has a lot to do with what the owner is willing to do to keep the car on the road. Parts DO wear out -- the question you gotta ask yourself is how far are you willing to go to keep 'er on th road. My father-in-law is still driving his '61 Impalla, though only to-and-from car shows these days. Car was driven coast-to-coast when my wife was a child and was a dd for years. When Ralph decided to retire it, the two-door hardtop still had the orginal paint, gold, which looks so good you'd thing it was a custom paint job. Hate using a Chev as an example, but the same rules apply to us Mustang-philes.
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Would installing a CAI increase engine wear and decrease its longevity? Do they filter as well as the stock air box?

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These are not the 70s anymore. Any car that can only last 150k is a very poor one. I plan on keeping my 2012 Mustang (Once I get it) for a very long time. When I eventually get it to where the engine does die of natural causes, then it will be rebuilt to be better, stronger, faster. We very well might be coming into a new era where this type of displacement could be harder to find. When my 2012 is 10 to 20 years old, I fully expect it to still turn heads and keep up with anything on the road(as long as I keep it up). If there are a bunch more smaller cars in 20 years and gas prices are horrible, then it will be even better to have this beast.

Edit: Eating rice is not really good for building muscle. It does not have enough protein. Eating rice to me is not as much fun as passing it by than stomping it into the dirt.
By "rice" I assume you mean any Asian cars, not just those that have big wings and fart can mufflers.

I have a six cylinder Honda that I guarantee will keep up with any stock Mustang in the 1/4 mile and blow the doors off any stock V6 Mustang while still having all the luxuries (cruise control, heated seats, high power stereo, etc.) and getting an average 38 miles per gallon.

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By "rice" I assume you mean any Asian cars, not just those that have big wings and fart can mufflers.

I have a six cylinder Honda that I guarantee will keep up with any stock Mustang in the 1/4 mile and blow the doors off any stock V6 Mustang while still having all the luxuries (cruise control, heated seats, high power stereo, etc.) and getting an average 38 miles per gallon.
I actually really do not mind tuner cars all that much. The reliability goes way down when you have your turbos produce 28-30 pounds of pressure though. If I ever bought an asian tuner car, I would put in a Whoopee Cushion brand muffler, and a rear spoiler wing that is at least twice the width of a standard size surf board. I would also put in LED lights and strobes literally everywhere, and install a fog machine in the car, too. I know a good place where I can get a great 20" subwoofer that would look and sound amazing sitting in the back of a hatchback (I actually do know of a great 20" sub). That would look really cool.

I actually do not like real rice. It tastes like you are eating nothing, it is so bland. Yet, the asian hot sauces can be so hot that any of the many visits to the john whithin the next 2 days are likely going to be a very memorable experience . I also had a relative go color blind while he was in the service, due to them feeding him too much rice, and too little else. Lack of real nutrition will do that.

I have to admit that ricers can build very fast vehicles, but it is the fact that I do not have to put all that much load on a V8 engine to get it to those speeds that I like. If you treat it right, you can get a 400-500 hp v8 well over 200,000 miles. If you have a WRX STI, or an EVO blown and tuned to make the same hp at the wheels, you cartainly will never dream of that reliability.

But, there really is a certain stupid/wierd/neat factor that I cannot resist about million color+ LEDs and really large speakers that would be fun to have in a car, just not my Mustang.

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dude just drive the car i got my 5.0 in aug and i just hit 15000 miles today yes 15000 already lol. drive it until you get bored then buy the next one.
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dude just drive the car i got my 5.0 in aug and i just hit 15000 miles today yes 15000 already lol. drive it until you get bored then buy the next one.
That's right...this is how I feel about it...

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By "rice" I assume you mean any Asian cars, not just those that have big wings and fart can mufflers.

I have a six cylinder Honda that I guarantee will keep up with any stock Mustang in the 1/4 mile and blow the doors off any stock V6 Mustang while still having all the luxuries (cruise control, heated seats, high power stereo, etc.) and getting an average 38 miles per gallon.
Why are you on this forum again??lol
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Why are you on this forum again??lol
I'm thinking the same.....

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Why are you on this forum again??lol
Oh, sorry... did I forget to mention that my six cylinder Honda is a motorcycle? It's a Gold Wing. Comes complete with cruise, AM/FM/CD, heated seats, etc. and does the 1/4 mile in about 12.7 seconds.

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Oh, sorry... did I forget to mention that my six cylinder Honda is a motorcycle? It's a Gold Wing. Comes complete with cruise, AM/FM/CD, heated seats, etc. and does the 1/4 mile in about 12.7 seconds.
I knew that was coming. Was hoping for a CBX though over a GW.

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I knew that was coming. Was hoping for a CBX though over a GW.
Yup, the CBX was very impressive with a 12.2 quarter mile and killer looks - but it didn't have the luxury options that make it easier to keep people thinking I'm talking about a car.

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Yup, the CBX was very impressive with a 12.2 quarter mile and killer looks - but it didn't have the luxury options that make it easier to keep people thinking I'm talking about a car.

Too funny!

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