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I was making a right turn from a busy street to a residential in my 05 GT last Thursday. As I approach the turn I notice an 05 GT with a bunch of kids standing around it, the driver was making a right turn from the residential street to the busy street when he over cut the turn and curbed the rear axel. There has been some construction so the curb was exposed and there was a bunck of large rocks and bunch of chunks of concrete, scrape! I counld not help but to laugh at this guys misfortune and snap some pictures. Check it out...
 

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Someone slap that clown and take his keys!!!
 

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I'm not one to laugh at another's misfortune, but at 16 anyone is an accident waiting to happen...give the kid a break. :confused:
 

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Blame the parents for giving a car like that to a kid. Anyone who is 16 with an '05 GT obviously can not appreciate what they have.
"Mom, I wrecked that new car you got me, can I please have another?"
"Yes, dear. What color this time?"

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I recall when I was 16. I made many dumb decisions driving a car. Luckily they were beaters back then. I can't imagine what I would have done in a 2005 GT at 16. Hopefully this kid will settle down before he hurts somebody.
 

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Must be nice to be able to have mommy and daddy buy you cars.

No 16 old year kid needs to have a new car, much less a 300hp car.
 

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I have to agree with you Stonecold. Some parents don't care or even think before they give the keys to a hot little car to a kid with NO experience in driving a car with power. The best thing my parents could have done was make me buy my own car because when the money came out of my pocket it meant a little more. Not to mention bustin my butt on hot summer days stripping roofs on homes. That was tough at 16. I ended up buying a wrecked 67 coupe and rebuilt her. drove her for 3 years until it literally got ran over buy a BIG 4x4. two days before i went to basic training. God rest her silver soul. 05 satin silver gt,charcoal/red leather int.
67 dark moss green pony
67 black/white lincoln 4 door vert.
 

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Ok, I'm dying to know, did the 67 get run over on purpose, monster truck style, or was it some freak accident involving a big 4x4 truck?



Stangman05 said:
I ended up buying a wrecked 67 coupe and rebuilt her. drove her for 3 years until it literally got ran over buy a BIG 4x4. two days before i went to basic training. God rest her silver soul.
 

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The 67 got ran over on a freak accident. An older gentleman was driving it and tried to make a u turn and he said he was up so high he just didn't see me. It reaaly sucked too. Plus he had no valid insurance at the time .
 

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When I was 17 1/2 years of age I had a 1968 Corvette vert with a 427 and 390 stock horses....I totaled it...and at 45 it still haunts me in my dreams. God! I wish I NOW had that amazing car.
 

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I have a 17 yr old that will be getting his license soon. So for now he drivers the 05 GT either with me (dad) or his mother. HE WON'T BE DRIVING THE CAR ALONE once he gets his license. He can drive the 05 ranger that has GPS, speed tracking, and setting limits to drive area's. Also it calls my phone and sends an email to let me know. Wrack the ranger I'll be mad, wrank my GT and he better not come home.
 

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I totally agree with the posts made by Rendragyn, Stonecold and Stangman05.

I believe that:
1) giving a 300 hp car to a 16 year old it's just inviting disaster: zero experience in driving such a powerful vehicle and the feeling of being invincible that generally is common among teenagers makes this a mix that can really hurt somebody.
2) it's really bad parenting: giving such a present to a 16 year old kid is telling him/her that you don't need to work for something, just ask and it will be given to you (sorry it doesn't work like that out in the world).

What are the parents of these kids thinking ??? Are they just idi.ots of the purest kind ??? I personally believe the latter...
 

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My first car was an old Vega. You started it by turning the key, and then touching 2 wires like you were hot-wiring it. However you had to have a second person hold the hood up and manually choke it or it would not start.

It sat about 3 inches off the ground and continually busted the transmission pan on the dirt road I lived on at the time. You were doing good to get her up to 45 MPH, but wheels were wheels at that time. If my first car had been a 300HP car, I would probably have wrapped it around a tree. 16 is too young to appreciate the car or what it can do.
 

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I think the perfect vehicle for a new driver would be a compact pickup with a manual transmission. They are decently safe vehicles that they can't haul alot of their friends around in. Just pack the rear with sandbags in the winter. I think with a manual, you pay more attention to the raod as well.
 

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I don't really disagree with anyone, but I will say that my '06 GT will be my first experience driving a vehicle with 300 hp (other than a test drive); I'm 27. The experience has to come from somewhere. I hope to get her to a closed course soon after she's broken in to learn a thing or two, but mostly cause I think it will be amazing fun to really let her run.
 

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Cornelius said:
I don't really disagree with anyone, but I will say that my '06 GT will be my first experience driving a vehicle with 300 hp (other than a test drive); I'm 27. The experience has to come from somewhere. I hope to get her to a closed course soon after she's broken in to learn a thing or two, but mostly cause I think it will be amazing fun to really let her run.

But you have 11 years of driving experience and also have hopefully learned that you are not invincible. You are smart enough to want to go to a closed course to get her going, but most 16 yr olds don't have that maturity. I'm 36 and I still have to practice self control. I would love to get out and see how fast I could go. I can't imagine being 16 and having this car. I love my kids and would loe to give them anything they wanted, but I don't want to get them killed either.
 

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When i was 15 i bought a stripped down 13 second 5.0 coupe 5 speed and i htink its been one of the best decisions of my life
when i got the car it needed work (my dad has a shop so we worked on the car to perfect it) once all the body was finished i saved up money to get it custom painted.....then i joined a couple mustang clubs.....i bought my second mustang at 18
the 5.0 has been my daily driver for 6 years until recently when i bought a new truck
i dont get how u guy can hate on the younger crowd....... ya there are some dumb asses that go and tear some **** up cause mommy and daddy bought there stuff.... but for the most part WE do respect our cars and exspectially for me it kinda sucks when something breaks and HMMMMM guess what i have to pay for it

and as for the picture that could ahve happened to anyone, just because he drives a new GT u cant say he aww he cant drive..... ya he made a mistake

and when something happens to you i hope that they snap some pictures and laugh as they pass you........ass
 

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bigplayrayr said:
But you have 11 years of driving experience and also have hopefully learned that you are not invincible. You are smart enough to want to go to a closed course to get her going, but most 16 yr olds don't have that maturity. I'm 36 and I still have to practice self control. I would love to get out and see how fast I could go. I can't imagine being 16 and having this car. I love my kids and would loe to give them anything they wanted, but I don't want to get them killed either.
You read my mind, I couldn't have said it better. Two thumbs up for this post !
 

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That kid is obviously the product of parents (more likely the dad) with fragile egos. Not only does dad have to drive a killer car, but his son does too. It's sad. Yeah, not all 16-year-olds are bad drivers, but experience counts for a lot, especially knowing the limits of your car. Besides, neither I or any of my friends in high school drove $30K 'beaters' to school.
 

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GhostlyStang said:
i dont get how u guy can hate on the younger crowd.......
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and as for the picture that could ahve happened to anyone, just because he drives a new GT u cant say he aww he cant drive..... ya he made a mistake
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and when something happens to you i hope that they snap some pictures and laugh as they pass you........ass
1) I don't think anyone "hates the younger crowd" here...I believe people are trying to make everyone of the "younger crowd" attentive that they are playing with fire and most of them don't even know they are. Rather than hate I believe it's concern for their and anyone else's safety...
My life won't change one microscopical bit if a 16 year old kid wraps his new Mustang GT around a tree (hopefully I, or anyone else for that matter, will not be around to get killed in such an event) and get's himself killed, but I would anyway feel sorry about it.
Now, you think that this is "hate" and this, if the vaste majority of kids shares this feeling you have, is one of the biggest problems out there: I feel that a kid that gets told how dangerous it is, just believes that older people are there just to bust his chops and it's not the case.
Advice, when it's good and for free, it's a great commodity, don't forget it...

2) "he made a mistake": why is that ? Because driving is an activity that has to be learned, it doesn't come with your DNA and therefore, besides the very rare cases of great natural talent, it can only improve with practice and experience, all things that a 16 year old doesn't have, isn't it ??? And in such a case, the wise thing to do is to listen to other people that have been there and done that, rather than pull excuses or bring some weird, paranoid concept like "they hate us all".

3) Now this is the very disturbing part of this post of yours, kid: "and when something happens to you i hope that they snap some pictures and laugh as they pass you........ass". I hope you are not wishing anyone to have their health and/or their property (= in this case their Mustang) damaged in an accident, right ?
If you were lucky enough not to be in a major car crash, that is good for you. I have been in a couple of really harsh ones: in the first one, as a passenger in my father's car, in a multi-car crash on a highway, one person died. In the second, caused by black ice, I risked to die and it was a miracle I survived, though with some major injuries. Both were extremely unpleasant affairs, to use a cosmic-size euphemism, and I wouldn't wish them even to my worse enemy (if I had one...:)...).
You, at age 21 I believe, should be a bit smarter than what you wrote in your post expresses: it's extremely shameful and not so intelligent. I hope you will have a succesful and healthy life and if you are an individual with at least a tiny bit of conscience, should do so as well for any other fellow human beings...
Now I criticised your post: does that mean I "hate" you. No, it's not the case, kid. But please, do me a favor, wise up, ok ? Thank you.
 
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