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Old 04-16-2019, 06:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hast to be 2 door manual otherwise all day and night I would. I wouldnt even have a decision to make if they made a coupe type r I'm also looking at quazi cost of ownership for replacement parts the Corvette and **** falls out of the category
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Now that I'm getting to drive the si for the day im loving it sport mode messed up it's performance on test drive.now it's smooth
Honestly depreciation on those cars will more than match the repair cost of a c5z06. 0-60 in 4.0 quarter in 12.2 back in the day on normal tires compared to the sport cups they use now, and they get 28-30 mpg on the highway at 70.

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Old 04-16-2019, 06:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I wonder if anyone's done a study on actual highway speeds over the last fifteen years? Just in that time, I feel like the average speed has crept upward, to the point where on this last road trip to NY I felt like I was poking along going 70-72 mph with traffic still flying past me, where in 2004 when I drove across the country for the first time I could comfortably go 65 mph and not feel like I was holding up trucks and whatnot.
Honestly, If you're not going at least 72 mph here you will fight with semi's passing and slowing down on you your entire trip and here in arkansas the speed limit is 65 mph for semi's and 70 mph for cars. I would say the average speed is 75 mph currently, and next year the speed limit will officially be 75 mph... which is why I said the 55 mph speed is kind of null.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Interstates suck anyway. There I cant wait for self driving where I can just go to sleep and ignore it all. Now back roads are another thing and many around here would be fun at 55 in a sports car as the corners are marked 25. If I'm going 85 on a concrete interstate I'd rather be in my minivan than a mustang. Our speed limit is 80 now but they don't even look twice unless you are at least 5 mph over.
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Check out mpg on fuelly of specific models. I looked on fuelly the civic was 9.6l/100k mustang 10.5l/100k.

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Check out mpg on fuelly of specific models. I looked on fuelly the civic was 9.6l/100k mustang 10.5l/100k.
I didnt feel there was a enoguh data with the newer models on there to make a judgment and
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If you get the Civic turbo you will be thinking the whole time what life would've been like with the mustang. If you get the mustang you won't give it a second thought.
I agree, get the car that makes you turn around after you park it, just so that you can look at it once again.

Get the car that makes you want to wash it by hand, even when it's clean.
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Yeah, that is also my other perspective. Either the cheapest thing to run OR something that makes me really happy, especially since I will be spending so much time in it.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:26 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ford refreshed the mustang ecoboost for 2018 it claims 21 city / 32 highway from the EPA..... The old model owners claimed they could get 40 mpg if they were being good. Any Thoughts?? Has anyone ecomoded one of these here?
I've had quite a few as rentals and generally get about 30-32 mpg in mixed driving. I really doubt you will get 40 mpg.

The Camaro V6 does similar and I got 28 mpg in the 455 HP Camaro SS. I had a base model V6 Challenger last week and only managed 26 mpg.

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