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Old 06-25-2010, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Better trader 'er in. The cyclone wipes the floor with the ancient cologne!
That is a VERY tempting suggestion! 45% more HP from 7.5% less displacement and 16% better (EPA estimated) fuel economy. All it takes is money. I'd never break even on FE, but 305 HP....

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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yup, and even an extra gear!

Go for it!
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Engine (305 HP vs. 210 HP), transmission (6-speed vs. 5-speed), rear axle (2.73:1 vs. 3.31:1 ; limited slip vs. open differential) upgrade.... Probably be about the same price to trade-up for "White Pony II". I'm definitely considering trading up. Or I may wait for the '14 model and get the 50th Anniversary edition... Uhh, why wait? It's only money!

Off topic, I paid $750 for a ride in a REAL Mustang today. A WWII P51 Mustang fighter plane. What a ride! We only got about 2 MPG, but...
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It's not a "Slush-Box Automatic" this time around. It's the funky dual-clutch manual transmission Ford calls the "PowerShift" 6 speed auto. No torque converter, no ATF - it's a manual transmission that is electronically "clutched" so there's no 3rd pedal for the driver.

Call it what you will, but it's NOT a conventional automatic.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I was sad that they tested the V6 and not the 5.0...

The 5.0 is an amazing machine.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They just got it into top gear and held it there.
I assume you mean the top ratio and not Jeremy Clarkson's TV show (new series started this evening, quite well I thought) - I suspect he wouldn't be seen dead in a Mustang.
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I'm not wildly impressed by this. A lot of cars can do great fuel economy on a race-prepped track with no real turns (big sweeping corners, not a big hurtle to hold speed), and a slow enough speeds where aerodynamics don't yet play a huge factor. It's a nice marketing stunt, however.

I could get 30mpg in our '98 GMC Jimmy at about 35 mph-40 mph. 4.3L V6 with the 4L60E and all.
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...wow! I'm envious, was that at the airshow at Luke?

I've got over 2K hrs as backend "luggage" in USN EC-121 "Warning Star" Constellations...there's nothing like the sound of an R3350, except the "purr" of a Merlin!
No, that was at the Warbird Fly-In at the Valle Air Museum. My Mustang will never feel the same after that ride in a REAL Mustang.
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I assume you mean the top ratio and not Jeremy Clarkson's TV show (new series started this evening
Oooh, thanks! Downloading as I type.

Quite right - if they'd been in "Top Gear" mode, they would have seen single digit MPG, at least right up until the impact with the caravan (or something).
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Oooh, thanks! Downloading as I type.

Quite right - if they'd been in "Top Gear" mode, they would have seen single digit MPG, at least right up until the impact with the caravan (or something).
Enjoy that. The CRDi version of the sensibly priced car is on my test list once I get back from my hols...

It matches the Honda CR-Z in most things (except looks maybe) and is 7K cheaper...

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