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And i meen really,is this not the greatist car ever?

How many great things can i say about this car?

I love how i can go around corners in 1st and just goose it a couple of times, commin up on an underpass, and the sounds of the pipes.

Man i could go on for days!

MAN I LOVE THIS CAR...

!!!!!!!!HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

 

Agree--great fun car--BTW--good way to get in a Happy Thanksgiving,and avoid the censorship police--ill do that next time

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I agree with you. These cars are like sex on wheels. happy%20feet.gif

 

 

I agree. I have a 2010 Kona Blue 500 coupe with SS. I had it at a car show and three women had their husbands/boyfriends take pics of them with the car. I was at another car show and a couple from Chicago really liked it and the woman wanted to set in it so she got in and said "This is the sexiest car" as she was running her hand over the dash and the shift knob. I told her to be careful since "My wife is the only one who get to touch my knob like that." After having a 70 Boss 302 for 20 yrs before this car there is no comparison. I really love this car. I will probably have this one for 20 yrs also.

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Couldn't agree more. I always say these cars "Give you all you want, all the time!" Every time I come home from a ride in mine I go into the house thinking "that car is insane!" So much fun!!!!

 

On a side note - It was a beautiful cold (35), crisp, clear day here yesterday and I took the car out for a drive. I decided to swing by my hairdresser's house. My hairdresser's husband was the guy who owns/drove the bug in last year's Bull Run series. They live about 6 blocks from me. I keep telling my hairdresser about the car and how one of these days I'm going to stop by and chat/show off the Shelby with her husband. So yesterday was finally the day, I cruised by there about 10:30 (I knew he would be there) and showed off the car and took him out for a spin. He loved the car and promised me a ride in his Bull Run bug soon. He's in process of dropping in a TT Subaru engine that will pump out 425rwhp. The car weighs 1800lbs! Can't wait to get that ride.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

DaFreak

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Agreed...I get more comments about this car, than I could have ever possibly imagined - but I didn't buy it for other people to enjoy. I bought it for me and I love it...even though I do worry about it at times. With it getting older and having nicks and scratches and wear - I am able to relax a bit more, since it's no longer "Museum Quality".

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Agreed...I get more comments about this car, than I could have ever possibly imagined - but I didn't buy it for other people to enjoy. I bought it for me and I love it...even though I do worry about it at times. With it getting older and having nicks and scratches and wear - I am able to relax a bit more, since it's no longer "Museum Quality".

 

Whew tell me about it!

She sure is a bunch of upkeep though right

Agreed.

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I agree. I have a 2010 Kona Blue 500 coupe with SS. I had it at a car show and three women had their husbands/boyfriends take pics of them with the car. I was at another car show and a couple from Chicago really liked it and the woman wanted to set in it so she got in and said "This is the sexiest car" as she was running her hand over the dash and the shift knob. I told her to be careful since "My wife is the only one who get to touch my knob like that." After having a 70 Boss 302 for 20 yrs before this car there is no comparison. I really love this car. I will probably have this one for 20 yrs also.

Ha, good one .

Thats funny.

Agreed.

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Couldn't agree more. I always say these cars "Give you all you want, all the time!" Every time I come home from a ride in mine I go into the house thinking "that car is insane!" So much fun!!!!

 

On a side note - It was a beautiful cold (35), crisp, clear day here yesterday and I took the car out for a drive. I decided to swing by my hairdresser's house. My hairdresser's husband was the guy who owns/drove the bug in last year's Bull Run series. They live about 6 blocks from me. I keep telling my hairdresser about the car and how one of these days I'm going to stop by and chat/show off the Shelby with her husband. So yesterday was finally the day, I cruised by there about 10:30 (I knew he would be there) and showed off the car and took him out for a spin. He loved the car and promised me a ride in his Bull Run bug soon. He's in process of dropping in a TT Subaru engine that will pump out 425rwhp. The car weighs 1800lbs! Can't wait to get that ride.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

 

DaFreak

THATS AWSOME.

See what i meen .

 

 

 

 

 

Agreed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the greatist day ever!lol.

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I was going to start a thread about this...but it sort of ties into iamlightning03's initial post since we're talking about driving and enjoying the cars. Here's the question:

 

Do you do most of your "cruisin" time around the city or town streets or do you take your Shelby to the country roads?

 

For me, it's always the country roads. I really can't say I've cruised around town at all since I've had the car. I guess part of it is just the fact that you are away from everyone on the country roads. I really enjoy the scenery of trees and lakes and creeks vs. the concrete and buildings of the city. Of course the speed limits are bit more liberal out in the country and there's hardly any traffic lights to deal with. It's funny, because when I was younger I would spend 100% of my cruisin' time in the city...but I really don't enjoy it at all any more.

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These cars are better than sex .....ok .... maybe not better but you sure can drive em longer :hysterical:

 

Seriously .... We have our 2011 red coupe for sale .... owner desperately wants me to buy it ... but cant .. just bought a fifth wheel .... can u spell CAMPING in style ! :happy feet: :happy feet

 

Happy thanksgiving everyone

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I was going to start a thread about this...but it sort of ties into iamlightning03's initial post since we're talking about driving and enjoying the cars. Here's the question:

 

Do you do most of your "cruisin" time around the city or town streets or do you take your Shelby to the country roads?

 

For me, it's always the country roads. I really can't say I've cruised around town at all since I've had the car. I guess part of it is just the fact that you are away from everyone on the country roads. I really enjoy the scenery of trees and lakes and creeks vs. the concrete and buildings of the city. Of course the speed limits are bit more liberal out in the country and there's hardly any traffic lights to deal with. It's funny, because when I was younger I would spend 100% of my cruisin' time in the city...but I really don't enjoy it at all any more.

 

Thats a good question.

The town i live in is so rural you can be driving along in the city and in a couple miles be blastin down a country road.

But, if i had to pick.

Country roads!

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I was going to start a thread about this...but it sort of ties into iamlightning03's initial post since we're talking about driving and enjoying the cars. Here's the question:

 

Do you do most of your "cruisin" time around the city or town streets or do you take your Shelby to the country roads?

 

For me, it's always the country roads. I really can't say I've cruised around town at all since I've had the car. I guess part of it is just the fact that you are away from everyone on the country roads. I really enjoy the scenery of trees and lakes and creeks vs. the concrete and buildings of the city. Of course the speed limits are bit more liberal out in the country and there's hardly any traffic lights to deal with. It's funny, because when I was younger I would spend 100% of my cruisin' time in the city...but I really don't enjoy it at all any more.

 

Agreed.

And of course please by all meens star your own post,

We love what you have to say.

It would be an honor to add a reply to any of your post's.

Thanks for the support....

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Finally a thread without negatives.............just the positive comments about how F'in cool this car really is!!! I still have the biggest grin whenever I look at it in the garage, someone asks me about it, or especially when I turn the key and I take it out. Yes, I only have ~ 1800 miles on it, but those miles have been a blast!

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Finally a thread without negatives.............just the positive comments about how F'in cool this car really is!!! I still have the biggest grin whenever I look at it in the garage, someone asks me about it, or especially when I turn the key and I take it out. Yes, I only have ~ 1800 miles on it, but those miles have been a blast!

 

 

+100

HELL YES!!!!!

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Thats a good question.

The town i live in is so rural you can be driving along in the city and in a couple miles be blastin down a country road.

But, if i had to pick.

Country roads!

 

 

I sort of live in the same situation as you...it's only about 8-10 miles to the country. I love that I can be out in that environment in a few minutes...fields, farms and fresh air! I used to think I could never actually live in the rural area - just because of the convenience of living in a city setting, meaning stores, malls, movie theaters..but with the internet now - I can do all those things sitting at the computer! So I guess there is no stopping me from moving to that country dream house - oh, besides...money! Someday, I will though.

 

Agreed.

And of course please by all means start your own post,

We love what you have to say.

It would be an honor to add a reply to any of your post's.

Thanks for the support....

 

 

Thanks for kind words Iamlightning. I really appreciate it and I always enjoy your posts as well. You definitely have the right outlook on things in my opinion.

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Finally a thread without negatives.............just the positive comments about how F'in cool this car really is!!! I still have the biggest grin whenever I look at it in the garage, someone asks me about it, or especially when I turn the key and I take it out. Yes, I only have ~ 1800 miles on it, but those miles have been a blast!

 

Very true 2Sharpie! I know people have some legitimate complaints about things from time to time...but we all really have to step back and just smile and enjoy what we have and be glad that we are lucky to live in a terrific country and are able to drive around in drop dead gorgeous cars like these!

 

Wow....I don't know how you can resist driving your car more! I'm over 7,000 miles now.

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Very true 2Sharpie! I know people have some legitimate complaints about things from time to time...but we all really have to step back and just smile and enjoy what we have and be glad that we are lucky to live in a terrific country and are able to drive around in drop dead gorgeous cars like these!

 

Wow....I don't know how you can resist driving your car more! I'm over 7,000 miles now.

 

Blue--glad to see you vey active again,and enjoying your car,like the rest of us.Nice here today,but have to watch the hard tires.Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving--bob

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Blue--glad to see you very active again,and enjoying your car,like the rest of us.Nice here today,but have to watch the hard tires.Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving--bob

 

Hi my friend,

 

Yeah, I go through stretches where I don't post a bunch. It's just like "real" life..sometimes I am very quiet and a bit of loner, I guess..then there's days where I just talk and talk and tell jokes and I'm in a great mood.

 

We are into winter now...33° and snow flurries today. I really didn't have any issues with the tires last winter. You just have to know the limits of them. At this point I know exactly how hard I can accelerate without having them break loose.

 

Thanksgiving was low-key here. But still nice. Hope you and your family had an enjoyable holiday too. Still working on the leftovers? I am! hehe. I probably will have mashed potatoes for a couple more days!

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And i meen really,is this not the greatist car ever?

How many great things can i say about this car?

I love how i can go around corners in 1st and just goose it a couple of times, commin up on an underpass, and the sounds of the pipes.

Man i could go on for days!

MAN I LOVE THIS CAR...

!!!!!!!!HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

 

 

Yep. I love mine too. MOST of the time.

 

What I DON'T like is how the SVTPP wheels and tires are like an albatross attached to your wallet and actually hinder handling if the pavement and temperature aren't within the sweet spot, but I suspected that to be the case going-in and did it anyway. What I ALSO don't like is how the 5.0 L Coyote is probably a far better engine overall than the 5.4 L, and even with the additional displacement and baseline horsepower, supercharging a Coyote and it's much freer rev range probably would have delivered a car that's even BETTER, with even better fuel economy to go with it. I feel like an Olympic decathlete running next to a weekend jogger whose heart is healther than mine.

 

I also don't like some of the other shortchanging Ford did, like inexplicably deleting heated seats, offering no backup camera, and forcing passengers into manual seat adjustments for a vehicle that's never been closer to a baseline GT in overall performance. For as much as Ford upped the ante with the GT, and the Aluminum block's weight savings have done wonders to improve the GT500 overall, the GT500 has hardly kept pace with the rest of the family - particularly in terms of value proposition.

 

Finally, I don't like how Ford changed the gearing in the TR-6060 to make 5th and 6th so much taller for fuel economy's sake. I'd easily spend $1,000 to get back the extra oomph in 5th in 6th, which usually falls right atop the rev range where the 5.4 L really lets itself loose. I think this is one instance when Ford has taken its eco-consciousness TOO far - and it's helped neuter a bit a vehicle anybody who'd think of buying has already accepted as not being a Prius.

 

With that said, on a nice hot and sunny day with my glass roof shade slid back, if I can manage to put the GT out of my mind, there's no end to the pleasure I've had - even during the limited opportunities I've had to drive mine so far. It's about the best bang for the buck to be had in terms of large displacement brawny cars, and knowing I've contributed toward Ford's resurgence amid the sea of shame keeping the rest of Detroit afloat certainly doesn't hurt.

 

I'm just surprised the marketing folks at Ford and Pfizer haven't yet gotten together to slap a giant VIAGRA sticker on a Grabber Blue GT500.

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Yep. I love mine too. MOST of the time.

 

I'm just surprised the marketing folks at Ford and Pfizer haven't yet gotten together to slap a giant VIAGRA sticker on a Grabber Blue GT500.

 

Madlock,

 

Pfizer already got together with GM on that deal for those Camaro SS drivers who can't beat a Shelby!:hysterical:

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:9lQpww_N4skJ:www.viagra.com/viagra-tv-commercial.aspx+viagra+tv+commercial&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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Yep. I love mine too. MOST of the time.

 

What I DON'T like is how the SVTPP wheels and tires are like an albatross attached to your wallet and actually hinder handling if the pavement and temperature aren't within the sweet spot, but I suspected that to be the case going-in and did it anyway. What I ALSO don't like is how the 5.0 L Coyote is probably a far better engine overall than the 5.4 L, and even with the additional displacement and baseline horsepower, supercharging a Coyote and it's much freer rev range probably would have delivered a car that's even BETTER, with even better fuel economy to go with it. I feel like an Olympic decathlete running next to a weekend jogger whose heart is healther than mine.

 

I also don't like some of the other shortchanging Ford did, like inexplicably deleting heated seats, offering no backup camera, and forcing passengers into manual seat adjustments for a vehicle that's never been closer to a baseline GT in overall performance. For as much as Ford upped the ante with the GT, and the Aluminum block's weight savings have done wonders to improve the GT500 overall, the GT500 has hardly kept pace with the rest of the family - particularly in terms of value proposition.

 

Finally, I don't like how Ford changed the gearing in the TR-6060 to make 5th and 6th so much taller for fuel economy's sake. I'd easily spend $1,000 to get back the extra oomph in 5th in 6th, which usually falls right atop the rev range where the 5.4 L really lets itself loose. I think this is one instance when Ford has taken its eco-consciousness TOO far - and it's helped neuter a bit a vehicle anybody who'd think of buying has already accepted as not being a Prius.

 

With that said, on a nice hot and sunny day with my glass roof shade slid back, if I can manage to put the GT out of my mind, there's no end to the pleasure I've had - even during the limited opportunities I've had to drive mine so far. It's about the best bang for the buck to be had in terms of large displacement brawny cars, and knowing I've contributed toward Ford's resurgence amid the sea of shame keeping the rest of Detroit afloat certainly doesn't hurt.

 

I'm just surprised the marketing folks at Ford and Pfizer haven't yet gotten together to slap a giant VIAGRA sticker on a Grabber Blue GT500.

 

 

Every post you have has been really well thought out I enjoy reading them and wonder why someone at Ford hasn't done some of these things. I'm sure there is a reason we don't know about because some things are clearly obvious.

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And i meen really,is this not the greatist car ever?

How many great things can i say about this car?

I love how i can go around corners in 1st and just goose it a couple of times, commin up on an underpass, and the sounds of the pipes.Man i could go on for days!

MAN I LOVE THIS CAR...

!!!!!!!!HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

 

I gotta agree these cars are way too much fun to drive! I absolutely love mine, and plan to keep it in the family.

 

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