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2.0L 4-pot to 5.0L V8

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

  1. adamau5

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    Yep , southwolds. Seems to have 'done us ok'
     
  2. adamau5

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    I have the pzeros on mine still. Utterly horribly things in the wet and cold. Just be sensible and use wetmode until you have them changed
     
  3. mrk

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    Black wheels though! :(
     
  4. Rossi~

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    At least it's not a convertible though huh?
     
  5. mrk

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    Roof down is the ideal way to enjoy the induction noise ruckus :cool:
     
  6. Abyss

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    Fortunately they've moved away from the P Zeros and now come with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S as standard which are very highly rated.

    I'm still not sure how I feel about black alloys and might change them. The car was such a bargain versus anything else that was available the colour was somewhat an afterthought!

    I've been mulling over the last few days changing the alloys to gunmetal and fitting matching stripes down the centre :D

    Edit: A bit like this https://www.autographicspro.com/201...ory-OEM-Style-Vinyl-Decal-Graphics_p_637.html
     
  7. LiE

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    Ditto, but then I own the the same car :p

    @Abyss was it the 190ps or 252ps?
     
  8. Gibbo

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    It is a Mustang, you can do whatever stripes you want, as loud of colour as you want, do what makes you happy.

    Wheels are your choice, people on this forum moan a lot about black wheels and though I agree with their thoughts, it is getting a bit boring now reading it everytime someone post a car with black wheels. Changing colour of wheels typically cost £200-£300 a set so its hardly end of the world or a deal breaker. :)

    I changed my stock Mustang wheels from the nickel silver colour to more a sparkle/stainless steel colour, reckon would work great on black car:

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    From this stock colour:

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  9. Abyss

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    190ps. It's been a lovely car but I've done 50k miles in it over 2 years and got bored of being in it.
    Spec was epic though and included tech pack, virtual cockpit, comfort and sound pack (B&O sound system/electric seats/gesture boot), touring pack (adaptive cruise, lane assist etc), matrix LED headlights, full leather and boot storage system.
     
  10. Abyss

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    The stainles steel definitely looks better, where did you get them done? Once I get it on the drive I'm going to mull over a few options then probably wait until the weather is better and the alloys are getting caked in salt. I think in your situation I'd have been tempted to keep the original colour if it meant having a model stood next to the car at all times :D:D:D
     
  11. LiE

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    Yea that's a lovely spec. I opted for the 252ps, same spec minus the touring pack and B&O, but has pano roof. For family duties its a solid car, and 252ps is plenty without getting into trouble. Love the Virtual cockpit and matrix headlights.
     
  12. Lashout_UK

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    As an aside, I would hazard a guess that this is primarily an emissions-related thing. Petrol DI cars have been proven to emit ten to 100 times more 'ultrafine' particulate matter than a modern diesel fitted with a particulate filter – so OEMs equip them with port injection which is used at specific points to help bring down the particulate emissions. Audi does the same in the R8, for example.

    These appalling particulate emissions are one of the reasons that many petrols are now being fitted with particulate filters.
     
  13. GSXRMovistar

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    Hadn't realised it was used, whoever had it before couldn't have had it long. If you don't mind me asking (an understand if you don't want to say) but what did you give for it? Would be interesting to know how much we have already lost on ours. :p
     
  14. Gibbo

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    I know of an orange fury MY18 which swapped hands at 35k, it had mag ride, but was a manual car.

    The MY18's have taken more of a bath but expected as they are now quite the bargain the MY15 was, I paid £35,000 for mine with every option, my MY18 would of been £51,000 if I had gone ahead, so to think a year later it would be worth circa 35-40k is quite a big hit.

    I see MY15-17 GT's seem to bottom around 25k used for now, am sure at some point they will become the sub 20k bargain in another year or two.
     
  15. GSXRMovistar

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    Yeah we kinda expected we would loose a shedload on it but v8 muscle cars aren't about making sensible financial decisions. :D
     
  16. Abyss

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    Bought it for the asking price of £33,850 :eek:. It was traded in via the Sytner Group against a Ferrari, and Volvo Sytner Select in Warwick bought it through the group to resell. From what I was told the guy who runs the dealership in Warwick is a big petrol head so probably just wanted to play with the new Mustang. The deal was conditional that it had to be off their books before month end.

    I was lucky, literally saw it appear on Autotrader and reserved it straight away. Between me reserving and viewing it they had dozens of enquiries including from other dealers / specialists apparently (although this could be sales patter!).

    The car was new in June '18, so 7 months old.

    I took a bit of a hit on the part-ex of mine (£1k below Glasses / CAP HPI) but there was no interest in negotiating and I'm not one for selling privately.
     
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  17. GSXRMovistar

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    Wow £34k is a serious bargain!!! well done!
     
  18. LiE

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    How much part ex did you get?
     
  19. Gibbo

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    Cracking price that, fact its a 10-speed with mag ridge, assuming it does have mag ride, you could probably sell trade for 34-35k and 37-39k in retail if you got lucky, so enjoy it, you've bought truly at bottom of market price there, so you will probably still get 28-30k for it in a couple of years time as long as you don't hyper mile it.

    For the money nothing beats these cars. :)
     
  20. Abyss

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