I bought a Ford

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I bought a Ford

Postby Kompresshun » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:04 pm

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2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost with a 6 speed manual.

I had been eyeing Ecoboost Mustangs for quite some time, but was waiting for youngest to get a little older so she could climb in and out of the back on her own. That and the right one never really caught my attention enough in the price range I wanted to spend. Then this one happened to pop up at a friends dealership and it checked all of the right boxes. Especially that color, which these pics don’t do it justice. Guard Metallic, which was a two year only limited color that looks awesome on these cars. That and it only has 32,000 miles on it.

Another added bonus: Roush Cold Air Intake, Borla Atak Exhaust and then a mystery Ford Racing decal on the door frame revealed it also had a Ford Racing tune done to it which bumps it north of 350whp.

The car is super balanced and a hoot to drive already. For a car that can get 30+mpg it is really surprising how well it performs. It’s also really comfy and pretty roomy up front for someone as tall as I am. The back seat not so much, but most of the time it will just be me in it other than dropping the kiddos off at school some mornings. I still have the Pathfinder and our van when we need extra space.

So no more Q50. I honestly despised the car most of the time I owned it and people that know me already were pretty aware of that. I tried really hard the past few months to make myself like it more with some new mods and plans for it, but after doing a couple of things I could tell nothing had changed. The car was always mediocre to me and while someone else might enjoy it a whole lot more than me, the point is I bought the wrong car and lived with it for 4 years longer than I cared to.


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Re: I bought a Ford

Postby Bubba1 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:11 pm

My neighbor has a mustang GT in that same color. Looks great. His is a stock V8 automatic. I believe it has 435(?) hp. I rode in it awhile back. Very nice torque, and reasonably comfortable. Sadly he's more of a "hard parker", so there's no chance getting him to take it to the track. Enjoy.

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Re: I bought a Ford

Postby Thadi » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:39 pm

Looks awesome, congrats!

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Re: I bought a Ford

Postby Jesda » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:06 am

I've enjoyed every single Mustang I've driven or owned, the 1988 LX 5.0 vert being my favorite. I also had an SN95 V6 with a manual that was a fantastic highway car and daily driver. Great cars after they sorted out the nonsense with that Chinese-built manual transmission in the mid 2000s.

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Re: I bought a Ford

Postby Kompresshun » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:43 pm

Bubba1 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:11 pm
My neighbor has a mustang GT in that same color. Looks great. His is a stock V8 automatic. I believe it has 435(?) hp. I rode in it awhile back. Very nice torque, and reasonably comfortable. Sadly he's more of a "hard parker", so there's no chance getting him to take it to the track. Enjoy.
The GT is definitely a great package in this generation. I can be a "hard parker" some days too, but i'm going to try to make a point to spend more track time in this car. We'll see if it actually happens, but it sure is a hoot to drive. Unlike the GT, it's so hard to upset and you can pretty much point it wherever you want with full confidence of what will happen.
Thadi wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:39 pm
Looks awesome, congrats!
Thanks!
Jesda wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:06 am
I've enjoyed every single Mustang I've driven or owned, the 1988 LX 5.0 vert being my favorite. I also had an SN95 V6 with a manual that was a fantastic highway car and daily driver. Great cars after they sorted out the nonsense with that Chinese-built manual transmission in the mid 2000s.
I've owned 4 "Fox Body" Mustangs and would love to own another one at some point. My 91 LX 5.0 Coupe(Notchback/Trunk Car) and my 91 GT Hatchback was a close tie for favorite. I had an ex-girlfriend that had an SN95 V6 with a manual too and it was fun for being such a gutless motor.

So far i'm about a month in to it and it has been the most enjoyable daily i've had since I daily drove the Pathfinder. It's hilarious how quick it is, yet I get 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway out of it no matter how hard I drive it. It's the perfect balance for a fun daily driver, which is what the Q50 never quite did right. I think I could've found it in something else as well, but this has definitely checked all the right boxes.

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Re: I bought a Ford

Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:22 pm

Looks nice!


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