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Old 12-08-2002, 12:50 PM   #21
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I don't hate you , but you should wait for the GTP ! I'm getting one within the next month . If you do go with the ford , good luck !
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unfortunately when i do look at all the bonne'* around here they are all driven by grandmas and like 45 year old women. Theres like 5 bonne'* around here that are driven by teens and i barely ever see them..besides one of my good friends who has a 96 se. I cant stand looking at bonne'* and seeing old women creeped up 3 inches from the steering wheel..quite devastating..lol. Anyone else go through what i go through?
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The Mustang convertible would definitely be a fun car for you. The guys are right though about the 6 cyl. in the Mustang. It has less potential than the GM 3800. I unlike everyone else loves the styling of the Mustang. If it were me at 16 I would definitely go with the Mustang. I had a 87 Mustang Gt conv. when I was 19 and the car was a blast. It was probably one of the most fun cars I have had. It'* funny though that the Mustang was bone stock with an automatic and the fastest time I ran with it is the same as my times with my SSEi. Both are 14.9'* of course the SSEi is probably now closer to a 14.5 if I could get it out of the hole. Of course if it were me I would be looking like for a Grand National. I am thinking that I need to get my Mustang going get my 12.5 and sell it for a GN.
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Old 12-08-2002, 01:23 PM   #24
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The Mustang convertible would definitely be a fun car for you. The guys are right though about the 6 cyl. in the Mustang. It has less potential than the GM 3800. I unlike everyone else loves the styling of the Mustang. If it were me at 16 I would definitely go with the Mustang. I had a 87 Mustang Gt conv. when I was 19 and the car was a blast. It was probably one of the most fun cars I have had. It'* funny though that the Mustang was bone stock with an automatic and the fastest time I ran with it is the same as my times with my SSEi. Both are 14.9'* of course the SSEi is probably now closer to a 14.5 if I could get it out of the hole. Of course if it were me I would be looking like for a Grand National. I am thinking that I need to get my Mustang going get my 12.5 and sell it for a GN.

Ahh, the GN. That'* the only car I would sell my Bonnie for. That, or a WS6. I miss my dad'* GN.
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GO FOR TEH STANG !!!!!!!!!! chicks love convertables yeah tehya re slow but throw some gears n a torque convertor n itl feel fast lol but seriously the v6 i alright i dont even like stngs but thats what i would go for some ppl are car crazy so sometimes there judgement is blinded by there love for there type of car.
test drive teh car n keep looking ull have many oppurtunities to go fast later in life so dont worry about going nuts now.
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But driving is just not about going super fast. If the car feels good to a person, then good for them. Why do you think rice owners own rice? Well, they don't go fast, so they must like it for how it makes them feel.
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Sol, they just THINK they are fast because they own, "High-Tech Imports"

Ok....where the hell are the pushrods damnit?! PUSHRODS!

HAHA!
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I've been reconsidering my position. I think that maybe the Mustang will be the way to go for him.

That way, we can hear him cry when he gets SMOKED by a local Bonnie!
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If your not going to get another bonnie,at least hold out a little longer and look for a convertable maro or firebird.Gm baby !
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It sounds to me that you have already made up your mind. I have owned a mustang--4 banger manual tranny, I wasn't impressed with it. I couldn't take more than three friends (or two if my wife was with me) at a time, and two were very uncomfortable in the back seat. I have also owned a white convertable (VW Cabriolet). My wife wanted me to buy it because she liked it, but she couldn't drive a manual tranny. I wound up driving that as my daily driver. I didn't use my top as much as I thought I would because my wife didn't like the wind in her hair (this is going to be the case with all female passengers in your car). The other problem is that a convertable requires a lot of maintenance. You must clean the top and condition it on a regular basis. They also have a tendency to leak in rainy weather. If you do get the Stang, vegetable oil will help the rubber seals--but it won't eliminate the leaks. And don't even think about taking it through a car wash! This brings me to another point. White is difficult to keep clean (ask Sol and anyone else who has a white Bonnie). My VW was perpetually dirty. I would spend two hours washing and waxing the car by hand and a day later it was dirty again (all paved road use--no dirt/gravel roads for my baby).

The mustang is going to be slower, have less room, be more expensive to maintain/insure, has a poor crash test rating, will ride much more jouncy (shorter wheelbase), will require a different driving technique than you are accustomed to (RWD is very different than FWD--especially in low traction situations), is prone to cracked heads (ford 3.8'* are known for this), and will otherwise generally get the attention you are looking for (because convertable mustangs do attract attention/theft/tickets).

A Bonneville is a car you are used to and is a safer, larger, more comfortable ride. On the down side, it is a grandma car (as you said), it is harder to park, it is prone to upper intake failure (NA'*--especially Series II), has few performance parts for it (but Hector and Ty are changing this), and will generally be regarded as an uncool car by your uneducated peers (unless you go with the SSEi).

I voted for another Bonneville, but you are the one who has to be happy with your decision. Take our advice with a grain of salt, and good luck with your decision.
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