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All is well 2k miles in

Just rolled over 2k miles today. My 12 GT was delivered May 5. So far so good with the 6 speed manual. Itís not the smoothest manual Iíve ever driven, but it is the smoothest Iíve driven that handles 412 hp. When cold there is a pronounced ďthudĒ when going from 1st to 2nd, but half way to warmed up it goes away until cold again. Iíve burned less than 1 quart of oil in the 2k miles. It wasnít necessary, but when the level got to just over the lower hole I topped it off to mid cross hatch. My favorite feature has to be passing power (3.73 rear). I came out of a 5.7 Hemi that was very strong in that area. The GT/5.0 is every bit its match and then some. Even though there are a lot of Mustangs out there people are drawn to this car. Itís rare when I stop for gas that someone doesnít ask, ďhow do you like that 5.0Ē? Speaking of gas I average 17 mpg. Thatís 90% city/10% highway. Iíve seen 26 mpg at 65 mph on a long stretch of flat highway with little to no head wind. SYNC and the Navi are useful as well as fun at times, but admittedly just a show piece. Overall Iím pleased and look forward to the next 2k miles!



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That car is gorgeous best of luck and btw love the tints


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Glad to hear you like it,I have just over 3400 miles as of today no problems at all.went to a car show tonight i was the only one there with the new mustang and Grabber Blue.the only time i get notchy shifting was when the cold weather was here,nothing to worry about.enjoy your car.
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That car is gorgeous best of luck and btw love the tints
Thanks! The tint somehow makes the greenhouse look smaller and IMO compliments the lines. Oh yeah and it's functional too especially here in Florida.
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Nice Mustang!

I like happy posts. They make me feel better about my choice to order a GT Premium convertible. It's been almost eight weeks and I should have my car in another few weeks.

Good luck with yours!

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Bad - ass Mustang, man. Is it a premium? Advice, get some sort of mud flaps or rocker protection from those 19's. Those big tires spray rocks on your rocker panels and they'll chip them up.

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Bad - ass Mustang, man. Is it a premium? Advice, get some sort of mud flaps or rocker protection from those 19's. Those big tires spray rocks on your rocker panels and they'll chip them up.
Yes, every option but the glass roof. I hear you on the flaps. It sounds stupid, but my problem is mangos. A mango tree drops mangos on my driveway and when I run over the magos they explode and stick to the side of the car. Man I hate that!
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Awesome work on the detailing. Love it!

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Yes, every option but the glass roof. I hear you on the flaps. It sounds stupid, but my problem is mangos. A mango tree drops mangos on my driveway and when I run over the magos they explode and stick to the side of the car. Man I hate that!
A chainsaw will fix that problem .
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A chainsaw will fix that problem .
Yes, but that would effect my sleep situation since my wife loves that tree. She even loves those slimy mangos. YUCK!
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