Well I bought the damn thing.
Turns out it isn't stock at all. PO put a long tube header and 4" exhaust system on it. Tuned it with a Bama system. Short throw shifter (which I knew about), and braced diff cover (still has the 3.55 gears in the rear end). Also, IDK if they're stock, but has "Ford Racing" valve covers on the engine.
Before I took possession of it, they replaced the headlights with stockers - the lights on it wouldn't light. Made for a hairy test drive at night.
I love the car - it's the tits. But the dealership is a bunch of assholes. I told them I wanted a stock tune on it. I was assured twice that the computer had been returned to stock - the thing was stock when I test drove it, and they couldn't sell it with a tune in it. After my first long drive, the CEL came on, and it kept tripping an O2 sensor code. I brought it back under warranty, the service department said that it hadn't been retuned to stock. So evidently they now returned the computer to stock. Got it back today. I don't know what that tune was supposed to do, but it shifts better, revs faster, pulls harder, sounds quieter, and is just easier to drive.
Otherwise, the thing is amazing. It's the definition of a grand touring car. It does 80mph all day long, and is flat out effortless to drive.
Y'all have a convert on your hands. But I'll never go to that stealership again for a car.
Also, before anyone comments - I've had grease under my nails since I was single digits - I worked on stuff with my dad. I was in the 12's with an Olds Delta 88 when I was 16 (bought the car at 14). I built the 4.7 in an 04 Grand Cherokee to make 400 whp. I've spent some time under the hood. But with a "new" car under warranty, I'm not messing with it. The stealers can work on it if it even sneezes funny. I understand the O2 sensors don't like to play with aftermarket exhaust, so it'll be interesting to see if it passes the emissions test I need to pass before January 13th...
ETA: I knew most of the changes that had been made to the car. The headers and full exhaust were a surprise - I thought it just had a cat back. Nope.
Last edited by shortymac83; 12-21-2019 at 10:05 AM.