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    I actually wasn't steering towards a handling comparo just random comment being I saw - Sprints gets closet.

    So, in my post should have had a ?mark, thats what I was looking for tbh.
    Followed by my comments 2 door 4 door etcetc in question as well ?
    I was just curious and now that you thought to bring up a dream comparo good idea IF ever could arrange a would be an interesting outcome and discussion.
    My comparo would not be on a track mind you, hardly any are on the track.
    Just as the pod casts its got to be real and thats on regional roads thats what the cars live on, not the track.
    I hear what your saying about tipping points/etcetc but your too logical analytical and just plain too fecking hard its needs this and that dot this i cross that t darcy - the Stigs are the owners be it capable or not. Just like a spirited club run.
    Some are near the front some are mid pack or further but thats real time handling in Your car.
    These track or specialists tests are for the birds, we've seen enough of them over the years - who cares about the furthest limits, hardly any of us do that for we respect our machinery more but most don't mind giving them a good ol poke thats enough of a comparo.
    Regards finding the Sprints limits, tbh I'll be scared to finding it, well at my level of ability, its fecking fast, mind you I used to think the T3 was as well back in the early days.
    Norm, if the planets aligned for such a run one fine day, maybe Vic alps I'd be keen for it in mine.
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    Not sure what you have said here either as my decipher ring is on the blink, but I think I understood what you were getting at and answered.

    If we keep in mind that Ford USA benchmarked mustang against M3 I think it was, it gives a hint at its potential.

    Against Falcon from anything above 270 it's underpowered.

    What I was saying is that if we both agree track work is somewhat irrelevant to us, this type of road is a bit of a leveller.

    Point and squirt, if you can get the extra power down, it's all Sprint. The mustang is deceptive, this one too new to take the engine above 5k or hammer the brakes. The next video is down hill so it might show more.

    I think for me the best comment from version 1 was from capt slow and aligning the T series nationals.

    Our car and driving would have kept us in the lead group and would have been doing easier thanks to the stuff you mentioned about balance and centre of gravity.

    A bigger question if I can frame it like this.

    You win a mustang, which car do you take on your favourite road.

    I can see your Au side coming out and embracing mustang but being annoyed at it not being at Sprint power levels.

    I would be very keen to see you take a test drive and hear what you think.
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    decipher ring ? ditto, I do just the same with many of your postings thinking wtf, have to re read them but I feel to place myself as if I'm in the Jetsons world and think wtf is George saying but lets move on.....
    So pony's target was M3 characteristics - learn something everyday as they say.
    Agree, the type of road you run is just what the doctor orders.
    If I won a mustang (likely an auto as they do), the wife would use it but I sure would give it a run.
    Yes, I would use the Sprint at this present stage for that type of road, having done one small run similar I'm fapping to have a full day out there somewhere to really feel its personality and test to my abilities for having a stick shift in the Miami is the ducks guts in Falcon country.
    I can arrange a drive in the pony, I will one day and take it out towards Bathurst direction or Putty rd for a real feel of it.
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    History is a statement, the future is a question.

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    copy of dealership article

    Back in March I was fortunate enough to test drive a GT Mustang press car in manual guise. As my first acquaintance with the Mustang experience it left an impression, albeit an unanswered one with respect to which transmission choice is better. Would an auto option box translate into a lesser drive and therefore a lesser Mustang?

    In August an opportunity arose to test drive the GT with auto option courtesy of the JMC group. In fact, one of the biggest changes between March of this year and August is the availability to test drive the Mustang. At launch it was somewhat frustrating that there were no spare cars for dealership stock such as the popularity of the brand in this country. It’s different now and we are better for it.

    Don’t take my word for it, head into your local Ford dealership (JMC) and speak to one of the sales staff about the stock on the floor and the test drive opportunities that may be present.

    When you do drive the car, I am sure you will love the experience. Be prepared to wave at Mustangs being driven towards you as it appears to be a “thing” amongst owners. I wasn’t prepared for this and let the team down during my time with this car.

    As is the case with many recent Ford products, the Mustang is best when its driven. It’s not bad to look at as the pictures attest, but it’s the driving experience for mine that wins one over.
    Highlights for me were the brakes, suspension compliance for a sports car and steering weighting in comfort mode. The electric power steering has the ability to change weighting which presents the driver with a choice.
    One thing I did notice is the greater amount of electronic mode involvement with the automatic model. Shifting into sports mode really does sharpen up the shifts and gives you full operation of the paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

    As to which option is better, for me, the biggest finding was that the experience that is Mustang is in no way diminished by the automatic transmission choice. I won’t be handing in my “man” card for saying so either.

    I found there were some liveability advantages to the auto that I couldn’t personally ignore and it comes with no sacrifice to driver enjoyment. Either option, either personal preference, the winner is truly in the driving.










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    Mmm I really do like the white one Ian. Can only imagine how good it would look with a staggered set of after market dished wheels. I'm please, or should I say relieved that the auto doesn't spoil the enjoyment factor as for how I'm planning to use such a vehicle an auto is the preferred choice.

    I've booked myself in for my first test drive in a few weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Mmm I really do like the white one Ian. Can only imagine how good it would look with a staggered set of after market dished wheels. I'm please, or should I say relieved that the auto doesn't spoil the enjoyment factor as for how I'm planning to use such a vehicle an auto is the preferred choice.

    I've booked myself in for my first test drive in a few weeks.


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    White does look good, I just keep thinking silver wheels would look better on it.
    There is a light silver one at my dealer, has that fading design dotted stripe over it - looks very nice but has silver wheels, looks much better imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    White does look good, I just keep thinking silver wheels would look better on it.
    There is a light silver one at my dealer, has that fading design dotted stripe over it - looks very nice but has silver wheels, looks much better imo.
    Me too Maurie. I am warming to the black wheels but if given a choice prefer the silver, shadow silver or metal finishes.


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