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Thoughts from a Middle Ager #4809724
07/09/18 09:18 PM
07/09/18 09:18 PM
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BISCUT Offline OP
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45 years old. I was lucky in life to always have work and get a decent pay. As a kid I had 2 I-Rock's. Loved them but always appreciated the 5.0 liter Mustang's sheer straight pull. Sooo I'm pondering a few things and wanted to hear your opinions.

1. 2019 Z .... Since the 280 in my youth always had a thing for the Z.

2. 2019 Mustang 5.0 ... I don't think I could do an Eco Boost on the Mustang. I have the 5.0 on a 15 F150 but it isn't the same as the Mustang. Love the motor and I like the V8.

3. 90's Mustang GT rag top in either a maroon or black. Never have I wanted maroon!! Those years Ford got maroon right. This would be a total rebuild by a pro.

Or be smart, and use the cash to travel smile

I love mts and travel. I have a lot of bikes that don't require oil but cost as much as many cars. Looking foreword to hearing your thoughts and rants!


2015 F150 Lariat M1 0-20 FRAM Ultra(33k)
2017 Sub OB M1 5-30 FRAM Ultra(45k)


Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809734
07/09/18 09:38 PM
07/09/18 09:38 PM
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Los Gatos, CA
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I just bought a 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport...

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809743
07/09/18 10:02 PM
07/09/18 10:02 PM
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KY
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KY
I almost bought a 2015 GT with the Performance Package. It was a really nice car- just not as track-ready as I'd been led to assume.
In the end only you can decide what suits you best- I looked at everything from a Boss 302 to a Challenger SRT to a Cayman S to an Elise before I landed on my CPO 2er, and I think I made the right choice for me; the only cars I'd consider to replace it are an M2 Competition or a Giulia Quadrifoglio...


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809785
07/10/18 12:34 AM
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Texas (south)
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I think you can buy what you really want, man. You don't want to go to your grave saying "man, I wish i woulda bought that 5.0 Mustang"


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809791
07/10/18 12:52 AM
07/10/18 12:52 AM
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Just remember that hindsight is always more rosy than you remember.

I had a fox body mustang back in the day, and when you go for a rebuild it better be with a lot of upgraded suspension bits to overcome how that body would flex under power. Remember people called it a "wet noodle" back then? It was a budget muscle car, cheap upgrades that gave great power. But if it's today, upgrade the suspension AND the braking system. Not to mention chassis reinforcement.

Now if it's a dream to drive like you remember, ok.. No one should stand in your way, I'm only helping you remember what it was like without modifications. And what I think it should be to today's standards.

The newer Mustang, have you test driven one? With the EXACT package you're thinking of. Then you could compare apples to apples.

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809795
07/10/18 01:08 AM
07/10/18 01:08 AM
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New mustang. Everything you remember the old one to be without the letdown.

Old stangs are nice, but actually putting money into a build that gets you a 1980s rental car interior with all the attendant rattles and groans meh.

Cars have come so far in the last decade+ it's really not even funny. Classics may be nice to think about, in the real world so many more smiles on the latest iron.

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: DdDd] #4809803
07/10/18 01:22 AM
07/10/18 01:22 AM
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VW Fanboy Island
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Originally Posted By: DdDd
Cars have come so far in the last decade+ it's really not even funny. Classics may be nice to think about, in the real world so many more smiles on the latest iron.

100% subjective, if this were the case no one would build old cars. If you don't like old cars just come out and say it instead of implying that they are not fun.
Depends on nostalgia OP, new cars are cool but anyone can buy them. A built hot rod will always be cooler, has been that way since the 1950s. You can build the exact car you want exactly how you want it.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809812
07/10/18 02:17 AM
07/10/18 02:17 AM
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Michigan
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Originally Posted By: BISCUT

Or be smart, and use the cash to travel smile




As I tell my kids....you don't need "stuff". Use your money to buy experiences in life. My vote is for travel.


Greggy D.

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809823
07/10/18 03:28 AM
07/10/18 03:28 AM
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wv
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wv
Originally Posted By: BISCUT
45 years old. I was lucky in life to always have work and get a decent pay. As a kid I had 2 I-Rock's. Loved them but always appreciated the 5.0 liter Mustang's sheer straight pull. Sooo I'm pondering a few things and wanted to hear your opinions.

1. 2019 Z .... Since the 280 in my youth always had a thing for the Z.

2. 2019 Mustang 5.0 ... I don't think I could do an Eco Boost on the Mustang. I have the 5.0 on a 15 F150 but it isn't the same as the Mustang. Love the motor and I like the V8.

3. 90's Mustang GT rag top in either a maroon or black. Never have I wanted maroon!! Those years Ford got maroon right. This would be a total rebuild by a pro.

Or be smart, and use the cash to travel smile

I love mts and travel. I have a lot of bikes that don't require oil but cost as much as many cars. Looking foreword to hearing your thoughts and rants!


I am same age, also love mountains and travel. I have had muscle cars, diesel trucks and even a ricer. But.. my passion lies in offroad. Where i live there are thousands of miles of offroad trails.. people travel from all over the USA to ride here.. and people from here travel to ride the many places in the US.. not sure if thats your cup of tea but life begins where the road ends..lol.

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809825
07/10/18 03:40 AM
07/10/18 03:40 AM
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I'm 50 now...

And my big thing is that "you can't go back".

The places that meant everything to me as a kid have changed...I've found that I can't take anyone new to tose places and get them to experience anything like what it means/meant to me.

Same with cars...My thing was Holden Toranas...making them fast and handle. When I went to go back 11-12 years ago, they were slow (compared to those I was driving for work), expensive (everyone else's memories), and heavy to handle. I went back, and I was disappointed.

I realised that I spent the 80s modifying 60s and 70s cars to be the 80s Euro offerings - I got a beater BMW323i for $1,300 (it didn't have air con either), and thrashed the daylights out of it. It went and handled and braked, and I wasn't emotionally invested in it.

2010 Hired a Camaro (if they had a Yellow SS, I would have got that), and drove SFO, across the bridge, up to point Stuart, Guyserville, Reno, down half of Lake Tahoe, and back...I treasure the memories...wouldn't buy a Camaro 'though...especially at Oz prices.

2014 we had the family road trip, Nissan Maxima...was great, I loved every moment with that car (including topping it up with MC 5w20)...wouldn't for a minute contemplate that as our family car. Forever glad that I didn't get an econobox like all my peers do when they travel.

Travelling and renting something that I wouldn't consider for my normal life gave that extra flavour to the trip.

When I was playing with my Toranas, I liked the fact that when I got home Friday, I would start a repowering process that HAD to get me to work (50 miles away) on Monday morning...now that would fill me with dread, rather than excitement.

So again, in Summary, you can't go back.

Insert cheesy motivational pic here...(only because when I watched Vikings with my son, it resonated so strongly)

[img]https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/713890978406097522/[/img]

OR to not insert...

Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: Greggy_D] #4809830
07/10/18 04:25 AM
07/10/18 04:25 AM
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Kansas, USA
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Originally Posted By: Greggy_D
Originally Posted By: BISCUT

Or be smart, and use the cash to travel smile




As I tell my kids....you don't need "stuff". Use your money to buy experiences in life. My vote is for travel.


Even better.. travel and rent one at your destination!


05 Chevy 3500 (Class C RV) 62k
04 Escape 162k
02 Focus 142k
00 Dakota 91k
91 Festiva 257k .. Rust bucket
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809837
07/10/18 05:06 AM
07/10/18 05:06 AM
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Buy a new Mustang with a V8 while you still can. Don't put too much faith in the media or me for that matter concerning the future. However, Ford may discontinue V8's in cars and light trucks 5 years from now. Look at how many vehicles that offered a V6 no longer do as an example. Life is good right now.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809846
07/10/18 05:19 AM
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5.0.


Robert
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  • 1972 Ford F100
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: BISCUT] #4809854
07/10/18 05:30 AM
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2018 Shelby Mustang GT350. Accept nothing less ...



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Thoughts from a Middle Ager [Re: Greggy_D] #4809867
07/10/18 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: Greggy_D
Originally Posted By: BISCUT

Or be smart, and use the cash to travel smile




As I tell my kids....you don't need "stuff". Use your money to buy experiences in life. My vote is for travel.


A third vote for travel. "Stuff" comes and goes,but fun and adventure will last a lifetime within you.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

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