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2.0L 4-pot to 5.0L V8

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Abyss, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Abyss


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,258

    Location: Nottingham

    I think I might be having an early midlife crisis. Our first child is barely 6 months old and I just agreed to part-ex this:


    for this:


    It's a MY18 Mustang GT 10 speed auto with magneride and custom pack 2 (Nav/climate seats). I think this is the most excited I've been about getting a car since my first car! I've loved the Mustang ever since I drove the previous generation on a USA road trip, but I lay the blame firmly at the new Grand Tour season :D

    There is some logic. I've always had the main family car and my wife the run-around, however we swapped her mini for an XC60 which is now the family car.

    I'll be using it a lot in the week for work so will be doing circa 20k miles per year in it!
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  2. Gibbo


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,759

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Lovely car you will love it and get exhaust in track mode! ;)
  3. bowey


    Joined: Jul 28, 2009

    Posts: 793

    Location: Norton

    They sound tremendous I know that my friend has a 2017 in grabber blue I love it.
  4. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,373

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Awesome! So what mods are coming :D?
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,147

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Dibs for shotgun ride!
  6. ExoMale


    Joined: Jan 9, 2016

    Posts: 3,424

    Location: Gloucestershire

    if you can fit car seats in porsches, lambos, 2 seater merc amg models, R8, ferrari and the like then you shouldnt have a problem with the car seat in that one, just squeeze the wife in the back or leave her at home ha ha.

    very nice car all the same despite it not the classic models.
  7. The Running Man


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 33,202

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    Nice car!!
  8. mccarf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2012

    Posts: 1,307

    Extremely cool! :cool:
  9. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,296

    Location: Kent

    They’re growing on me. Got any interior pics?
  10. Abyss


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,258

    Location: Nottingham

    Thanks everyone. At least I'll finally have something worthwhile to bring to the next motors meet!

    Was researching into the active exhaust last night after reading your post Gibbo. Think it was in standard when I test drove it so can't wait to try it in track mode.

    The car seat fits, just means moving the passenger seat forward. Fortunately my wife is fairly short!

    The plan currently is to keep it standard other than maybe some minor cosmetic changes. Watch this space!

    You're more than welcome to a shotgun ride Raymond Lin :D

    Not got any interior pics currently, I was that excited I almost forgot external pics!! Picking it up on Thursday and will post better pics as soon as I have it.

    I feel like a big kid :D
  11. peterwalkley


    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 3,078

    Location: South Wirral

    Added bonus is that the other parents will hate you when they are doing the nursery and school runs in their MPV's :D
  12. Diagro


    Joined: Jun 3, 2012

    Posts: 8,670

    What's the fuel economy like in one of those? Pushing 30mpg?
  13. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,580

    I think honestly prefer the old car :D
  14. Uther


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 9,230

    You seem to like boring German boxes though...:p
  15. Cleisthenes


    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,218

    Location: TN1

    Considering the epic colours you can get on these the black on black makes me a bit sad, but otherwise I love them.

    Enjoy it :)
  16. Gibbo


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,759

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Is it kona blue or black?
    Look forward to seeing it at a future meet.
  17. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,394

    Location: Northern England

    Perfectly understandable. Enjoy yourself!
  18. andy_mk3


    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 8,445

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I have to agree with Fox I think I prefer the Audi :eek:

    Nice buy though, they're awesome cars!
  19. timmeh


    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,439

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    Mustangs must have roomy back seats, my son’s rear facing seat takes up all of the space in the back of my CLS. I had to tilt my seat up almost to the point where it’s uncomfortable.

    Good luck getting a kid in the back when they’re in a fixed rear facing seat :D

    It is very nice though
  20. GSXRMovistar


    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,222

    Location: London UK

    Congrats, you are going to love it.

    Same spec as my wife's car other than body paint and stripes.

    In regards to your cosmetic changes I can see the side '5.0' badges are missing did you get those removed? Also if you are considering replacing the front emblem with a black version its MUCH easier to re-spray the current one in place. 2015-17 model had a gap that allowed you to unclip it from behind, for the 2018 you have to take the whole front end of the car off.


    MY18 Mustang GT Ruby Red 07
    by Andy Baker, on Flickr

    MY18 Mustang GT Ruby Red 08
    by Andy Baker, on Flickr

    Internet cookie for anyone that can spot the issue in the above interior pics, you would need to seriously know your Mustangs to notice.