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I'm really into the Raptor right now, drool.
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I'm still driving my CLK. 
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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

The Challenger is a nice looking car and has three best backseat... But it's stupid heavy, has IRS, isn't comparable to the Shelby/ZL1 and worst of all... Made by Chrysler/Fiat


Yeah, it's certainly not comparable to the ZL1 and Shelby in terms of performance numbers but (around here anyway) the Chevy / Ford offering get crazy markups and are tough to find. Really, I tend to write off the Shelby as a collector car because of price (the last one I saw ran about 65K) and rarity. The ZL1 is the superior car in my opinion because of ride and handling, and you can get one nearly 10k cheaper than the Ford car. If I had the income for it a ZL1 would be my DD.

The SRT's run about 50-ish but you can find them gently used in the 30-40k region pretty commonly and man, that car is a highway beast. Especially considering that it's naturally aspirated. Plus it rides much better than the chevy and ford.
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Mustangs do have an advantage in that they're the only 'modern muscle' that isn't pigfat. 3600-3700lbs for a 5.0, 4100ish for a Camaro, 4300ish for a Challenger. I may be around 4100, but at least I can fit five adults.
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

I'm really into the Raptor right now, drool.


Get it quick because this is the last year it is in production. The gas mileage was a little too bad for me to consider purchasing one.
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Originally posted by Hairball!!! Hairball!!! wrote:

Mustangs do have an advantage in that they're the only 'modern muscle' that isn't pigfat. 3600-3700lbs for a 5.0, 4100ish for a Camaro, 4300ish for a Challenger. I may be around 4100, but at least I can fit five adults.


I've never really found the weight of American sports cars to be as huge of a distraction as it's made out to be though. As long you offset weight and power with each other and design the suspension right you'll do fine through both straight line and road courses.

I think the base 5.0 came within striking distance of the M3 and the Boss actually outran it in a road course. The 1LE camaro actually outruns the Boss, so I think they've done a lot to overcome weight issues as of late.
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Originally posted by deadeye007 deadeye007 wrote:

Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

I'm really into the Raptor right now, drool.


Get it quick because this is the last year it is in production. The gas mileage was a little too bad for me to consider purchasing one.

I think I'm going to. I really don't drive my POV very often at all, so MPG isn't really a huge issue for me. There's a 2012 I found this weekend that is a little bit over my price range, but a GREAT price for the particular truck. Considering calling them this week just to see if they can work with me at all.
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Finally uploaded a picture of my truck. I don't drive it much now, but I'll put some miles on it if I ever change assignment and lose the Fusion.
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I got a brand new patrol car yesterday. No agency identifying stuff on the front, so I feel comfortable posting it here. Only had ~360 miles on it when I got it. Though I'm up to about 750 already. 

The interior was fantastically done, though the steering wheel feels slick to me. I hate hate hate the weight of the push bar up front, but it's my first one with a cage, which is the nicest change for me. The new 5 or 6 speed transmission compared to the 4-speed in my last Charger is an incredible improvement, though I still want one of our V-8 interceptor models more. Also, steering wheel controls ftw.

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Push bar looks a bit crooked there USAF. Been pitting your friends for practice?

Also, being a connoisseur of America's finest police reality series, I know what having a cage means for you. You get to chauffer all the loonies, and potentially violent ones downtown while the guys without a cage get to look good for the cameras.
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I think it is slightly off level, though not as pronounced as it appears in the picture.

Plus, we take turns transporting the crazies. So they and all the criminals have always ridden up front next to me, I'm glad that's no longer the case anymore.

Plus, on the news equals buying dinner for the squad, no thanks!
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It was warm and dry this past weekend, but I was moving so I missed my opportunity to take out the summer-tire-mobile, and it's cold and snowing all week. Maybe this coming weekend.
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I've had quite a bit of free time at work this week and have been looking around autotrader.  My plan right now is to sell my car around May-June time frame, buy an old beater VW Golf from one of my co workers for $100 for my last couple of months here, then pick up on 04ish Tacoma when I move back for a DD.  Then then around April of next year, depending on where I move to then, get a fun project car.  I'm thinking 03ish M3, or 68ish MG.  
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An M3 is one of my dream builds, I'm obsessed with them. If the maintenance / parts weren't so high I'd have bought an older one this time around.
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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

68ish MG.  


Have you driven an old MG? My uncle had an MGA and and MGB (I think). They were in great shape, but that MGA was still scary as hell.
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

An M3 is one of my dream builds, I'm obsessed with them. If the maintenance / parts weren't so high I'd have bought an older one this time around.

If only they hadn't blown up in the past few years I would think I had a chance of getting an E30 M3, since they got super popular I think I'll have to go with more modest dreams like an E30 325i. Someday.

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Originally posted by Hairball!!! Hairball!!! wrote:

Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

68ish MG.  


Have you driven an old MG? My uncle had an MGA and and MGB (I think). They were in great shape, but that MGA was still scary as hell.


My dad has a '75 MG Midget in Tahitian Blue that's never seen a drop of rain in its life. 28k original miles. Gorgeous car, and fun as heck!
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