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2018 Mustang #4810514
07/10/18 03:50 PM
07/10/18 03:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 3,319
Central Virginia
Silverado12 Offline OP
Silverado12  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 3,319
Central Virginia


Got this yesterday. New 2018 GT Premium 5.0 10 speed auto and love it. I traded my 16 Challenger for it because there were several things I didn't like about it and Ford offered me a better deal than I ever expected along with an additional 1K for veterans discount. I love this car and now there are 3 in the household. It will be my wife's primary driver and I will take over her 2010 GT. I'll post more pics but the car isn't here right now lol. I kind of surprised her as she is going through the breast cancer battle and IMO deserved it.


12 Chevy Silverado ext. cab LS, 2WD 4.3 auto
18 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
07 Harley Dyna Street Bob 96 c.i. 6 sp.
00 Mustang GT auto
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810516
07/10/18 03:53 PM
07/10/18 03:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 341
East Tennessee
Starman2112 Offline
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Posts: 341
East Tennessee
Sweet ride! I hope your wife gets well soon.


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Starman2112] #4810546
07/10/18 04:26 PM
07/10/18 04:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 21,860
Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Posts: 21,860
Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: Starman2112
Sweet ride! I hope your wife gets well soon.


Yep.

Congrats on your new Stang.

Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810563
07/10/18 04:49 PM
07/10/18 04:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 3,319
Central Virginia
Silverado12 Offline OP
Silverado12  Offline OP
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Posts: 3,319
Central Virginia
Thanks.


12 Chevy Silverado ext. cab LS, 2WD 4.3 auto
18 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
07 Harley Dyna Street Bob 96 c.i. 6 sp.
00 Mustang GT auto
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810568
07/10/18 04:52 PM
07/10/18 04:52 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 36,493
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Posts: 36,493
Great Lakes
Congrats!

Just curious, what were the things you did not like about Challenger that the Mustang got right?

All the best to your wife.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810570
07/10/18 04:54 PM
07/10/18 04:54 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 37,806
Ontario, Canada
OVERKILL Offline
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Posts: 37,806
Ontario, Canada
Congrats! Best wishes to your wife for an expedient recovery.


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810579
07/10/18 05:06 PM
07/10/18 05:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,442
NJ
Leo99 Offline
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Posts: 3,442
NJ
Nice car. Good luck to your wife.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810588
07/10/18 05:23 PM
07/10/18 05:23 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 7,205
USA
slacktide_bitog Offline
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Posts: 7,205
USA
I hope she gets better soon thumbsup

Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810611
07/10/18 05:55 PM
07/10/18 05:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,054
Gulf Coast
stranger706 Offline
stranger706  Offline
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,054
Gulf Coast
Yes! Congratulations! Love it. Sorry your wife is going through that.

I got mine in May. Same model as yours except oxford white.

The 10 speed automatic makes the whole car, to me at least. I've been driving manuals for 20 years. I was hooked on this 10 speed after the test drive. It has about 3 or 4 personalities. Line lock burnout? Check. Aggressive rev-match downshift in sport mode? Check. Chirps the tires on shifts in drag mode? Check. Silky smooth shifts in normal mode for date night? Check.

I dd 100 miles 5 days a week. I just hit 4500 miles. I still cannot believe how fast these cars are. My last car was a 250 hp Focus ST and my dad drives a 400 hp 911S so I know what an overpowered car feels like. I was still blown away the first time I floored the Mustang. Be ready for it when you do lol

Want to know the craziest part? It gets the same mpg on the highway as my Focus ST did. 27-28 mpg on my work commute going 75. And the ST needed premium to run right. The Mustang doesn't care either way.

I keep telling people get one while you can! These V8 powertrains won't be around very long. I think this is the last great run of V8s. Its already confirmed the next gen Mustang is going to be a hybrid and Ford won't even say whether the V8 will still be available.

Last edited by stranger706; 07/10/18 05:58 PM.

2018 Ford Mustang GT
2018 Ford Explorer 3.5
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810623
07/10/18 06:06 PM
07/10/18 06:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,351
Somewhere
itguy08 Offline
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Posts: 3,351
Somewhere
Congratulations - it is an awesome vehicle - stick or manual. What all did you get?

And most importantly best wishes for your wife for a quick recovery.

Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: itguy08] #4810630
07/10/18 06:12 PM
07/10/18 06:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 10,921
OH
SatinSilver Offline
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Posts: 10,921
OH
Take the dealer sticker off the back of it. You would think one dealer ad on the back would be sufficient with the plate holder. Also time to edit your signature.

Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810778
07/10/18 08:54 PM
07/10/18 08:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 4,513
KY
MCompact Offline
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Posts: 4,513
KY
Nice!


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

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810796
07/10/18 09:25 PM
07/10/18 09:25 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 21,087
Oakville, Ontario
Patman Offline
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Posts: 21,087
Oakville, Ontario
Very nice! I bet that 10 speed automatic makes it a lot of fun! I know with the 8 speed automatic in my Corvette it's got so many ratios that there are no dead spots at all in the powerband. I can't even imagine going back to a 4 speed automatic like I had in my 98 Corvette.


2018 Corvette (M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold)
2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive (GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra)

Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810849
07/10/18 10:24 PM
07/10/18 10:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,975
5600 feet elevation, Arizona
double vanos Offline
double vanos  Offline
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Posts: 1,975
5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Congratulations on the new car! Mustangs have so much power and are so well sorted out, why would anybody buy an M3 or M4? Best wishes for your wifesí recovery!


Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...
Re: 2018 Mustang [Re: Silverado12] #4810945
07/11/18 05:31 AM
07/11/18 05:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 5,148
Glendale, Arizona
billt460 Offline
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Posts: 5,148
Glendale, Arizona
Just curious. How did you manage to get a plate on a brand new car in one day? Here in Arizona, (and in Illinois when I lived there), you could not transfer an already issued plate to another car. Regardless of how old or new it is / was. New plate applications take 4 to 6 weeks to process. Until then you get a temporary dealer issued tag that looks like this.



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