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I just did the low fuel thing and here are my results. The fuel gauge lights turned red after about 10 seconds after the miles to empty got to 14. The dash lights have to be on, either by having the parking (running) lights on or the headlights on. The fuel gauge lights will remain white if the lights are not on.

I had to know but hope I never see that again. :laughlitt


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Question Molded Splash Guards

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My speed volume is set to 3.

I purchased a coin holder from Target for $5. Its a black plastic holder that fits in a cup holder. It holds silver in the top and the bottom opens for that copper crap they push. Mine sits in the arm rest. Easy access, less mess. :laughlitt

Where were you able to locate the molded splash guards?

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Where were you able to locate the molded splash guards?
When I was getting my first oil change at the dealer, I looked at one of their Mustang brochures and they have the molded splash guards available through Ford.




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Here's a new one to me. Last night I had a huge brain fart and tried starting my car when it was already started. It just does nothing. Doesn't make that horrible grinding sound that says, "I'm already started, dumba$$."

Idiot proof.

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Thats good to know.

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The thing I didn't notice is that Ford moved the Mustang gas cap to the driver side of the car.
Very cool. I pulled up next to an older Mustang, at the gas station. He fills on the right and I fill on the left so there are no pumps betwen us. Young guy didn't make a lot of eye contact. The front ends of the older [pre-05] Mustangs were very long, in front of the front wheels. There is a lot of car out there. Ours have about 5 inches between wheel and bumper. But the older ones look like 2 feet. Look at the one on AFM homepage.

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Here's a new one to me. Last night I had a huge brain fart and tried starting my car when it was already started. It just does nothing. Doesn't make that horrible grinding sound that says, "I'm already started, dumba$$."

Idiot proof.
Yeah, with these new American cars, you only have to start them once, to drive them. :laughlitt

It is almost the same sensation as grinding a gear. Terrible vibrations that feel like you are being electrocuted.

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it requires a court order to access the information, usually when it involves a fatal accident.
Unless, of course, you are driving a police vehicle.

I found that it is state law in California that the dealer must tell you a EDR or black box is in your car.
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Unless, of course, you are driving a police vehicle.

I found that it is state law in California that the dealer must tell you a EDR or black box is in your car.
Why would the dealer have to tell you since they are in all new cars. :?:




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Why would the dealer have to tell you since they are in all new cars. :?:
That's California for you...has a law for everything.
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Though it seems the thread has been going off-topic, i am listing the stuff i find out about my 'stang only after bringing it home:

1. No inside fuel release - i asked the salesman about it and just assumed he did'nt knew where it is but then after reading the owner's manual i had to believe its not there. Someone mentioned that salesman pointed it out as a safety feature, that's BS; I had two Miata's in the past (99 and 05) and they both had a trunk release INSIDE the centre console storage (alongwith fuel door release) and that center console could be locked with the key just like glove box.

2. Those grocery hooks in the trunk were a nice surprise

3. Find out my 06 wont roll down windows using the remote key fob like an 05

4. That the standard 17" wheels seems way smaller than the optional machined ones.

5. The magnetic seat-belt loops

6. coin holders in armrest storage

7. Speed sensitive volume feature

8. It runs on REGULAR !!! Even my minivan requires premium (04 Toyota Sienna)

9. Rear mats very narrow and front mats a bit short - won't go all the way up under the pedals

10. Coming from a miata: Redline at just 6000RPM and only 5 cogs in the stick I feel the Mustang GT can really benefit from a close-ratio 6-speed
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Why would you need a fuel release?

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Why would you need a fuel release?
Think he's talking about for the fuel door outside. Only it's not 'locked', so there's no real need....
I agree, though, that it would be nice to have an inside release for the trunk...

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I don't need the trunk release, but it would have been nice to get a locking fuel door for the security and the flush fit. Also, I don't need the dummy-leash on the gas cap, but I would like the gas cap pocket on the inside of the door. The loose cap also comes in handy for those stations that disable the trigger lock.

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I don't need the trunk release, but it would have been nice to get a locking fuel door for the security and the flush fit. Also, I don't need the dummy-leash on the gas cap, but I would like the gas cap pocket on the inside of the door. The loose cap also comes in handy for those stations that disable the trigger lock.
If someone wants your gas bad enough, a little locking door isn't going to stop them.






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