no love for the f-bodies
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01-30-2006, 09:50 AM #81
That is one of the down sides of haveing a T/A. Everybody thinks they want a piece of you. So you get to go brag , '"I beat a Grand am, or a civic, or a old truck. Sometimes it is not worth the effort . I do agree HerLoss
01-30-2006, 02:48 PM #82Originally Posted by snaggeltooth
01-31-2006, 03:27 AM #83NecctionGuest
Its kinda a problem though. This summertime I pullup to a stoplight. On my Right is some douche in a neon. On green he just peels out of the intersection. I accelerate normally, dont even bother racing. At this point the neon is way ahead of me. Cop comes out of nowhere and pulls ME over, totally letting the guy in the neon go.
Cop accuses ME of street racing. He had this giddy face on and was all like "yeah you were street racing with your budy eh". I was like "man if I WAS racing, you would have pulled me over like 20 miles down the road ahead of the neon". He only let me go without a charge cuz he couldnt pull the other guy over. Totally lame.
01-31-2006, 05:07 AM #84
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- 1997 WS6 'Vert Trans Am
I get this kind of shit all the time. I don't like driving my Z28 in the "winter" and I don't unless it's one of those 45 degree sunny days we have been having here in Indiana... but I'm telling you, the summer: All you see are dipsticks wanting to race you in shit that has no possible hope of even staying with you! I drive my T/A 'Vert in the summer and the Z. Hell, even my Dodge Ram has straight pipes and sounds mean.... but it's a 1997 with the 5.9 360 and 138,000 miles -- a 4X4 so the sound is much, much more "mean" than the acceleration but I have the kids wanting to play. You guys are right... What is the fun in blowing away a Neon, or Grand Am (and I don't dislike Grand Am's at all, or the ricer that cannot help but think he is going to be the next Vin Diesel in a UNFast and NOTFurious movie...... I remember the good 'ol days -when I was just about 20, seems like there were more "fast" cars out there.... then I get the T/A and I have the fast car! My rule of thumb - as I have been busted for street racing..... if it isn't worth it (meaning you KNOW you will "whoop" their ass) why bother? If you JUST HAVE to do it (maybe a hot chick in their car or watching.... fair game, gamble the chances of 5-0 getting you) The way I like to do it is if I am NOT sure if I can get their ass, then it's game on. Never lost a race yet.... mainly cause I never get to race anything worth a shit.
Nothing makes you laugh harder than pulling up or having one pull up next to you and it sounds like your kitchen blender or lawn mower and with the supersized fart can peeking out the back! Geez, that's hillarious. I made myself laugh!!!! HerLoss
02-04-2006, 02:16 AM #85
I've had 6 of both the Stangs and the F-bodies and I gotta say that I like The TA the most, but my last new car purchase (2000) was an 01 GT and here's why:
I wanted a V8, stick shifted, RWD car that could get out of it's own way and was less than my 30k cap from the credit union. Naturally a WS-6 vert popped in my brain...wait, scratch that idea, 30k is the max...kill the vert -- oh and the WS-6 option. Well, I can still get a TA with a stick and t-tops for 28k and still look sweet. I wanted black/black leather, period, no compromises, no subs. found 7 of em. autos. I said I wanted a stick, well, I'll look at Camaros, too, what the hell...
so i'm settling for a silver M6 SS for 26................no. if it's not black/black, I don't want it, so I'll order it for the same price! nice guy! my 2.5 months of shopping is finally over (Nov. 2000 now). they can not guarantee delivery before April. wait, that's 6 months. I drive a crappy 90 Stang I want out of...now.
So out of curiosity I looked at the 00 GT vert...that I could get for the same 26k, but no one had the triple black i wanted...so I asked about ordering and the guy was scared to tell me i'd have it by New Years' Day.
so I get the vert, the stick, the V8 RWD made in the USA ride and get rid of my crappy car all in a month's time? sounds like a no brainer to me and I picked up my 01 GT Vert 12/27/00...
I said all that to say that ever since 93 (I had a 93 Formula, you could not order any 93's only dealer stock was avail), ordering an F-body was a nightmare for a lot of folks I know and Stangs, even though they were a LOT slower (although my GT was as quick as an LT-1), were friggin available in just about any color and configuration at dealer lots. i know i wasn't waiting 6 months for a car and lot of other people feel the same way.
I hope I didn't bore too many folks with that little narrative, but I guess I wanted to show it from the perspective a non-biased (I don't hate Stangs, belong to a club as a matter of fact) owner of both rides
02-04-2006, 02:19 AM #86
I just looked at my post and the ones above it...it looked a little out of place...I have to admit i didn't read all 84 posts, so I'm replying to the first few...maybe I'm just tired
oh who cares, lol95 Exploder
01 R1 coming?
02-04-2006, 04:31 AM #87
Originally Posted by lee1rbc
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I can't see the pic after I finished reading the thread. But I picked 3 outa 5 stangs.
02-04-2006, 11:25 AM #88
Hey Fedge I also have a Mark VIII a 98, whats wrong with yours. Heater dont work either ....LOL
02-04-2006, 11:40 AM #89
and you got one wrong . The 75 is a Pinto not a Mustang.
02-04-2006, 12:14 PM #90juiced00ssGuest
I totally see what your talking about, I live in bridgewater ma, and there are so many punks that have fairly stock 5.0s or 4.6s and they think there the shit. I do however see more ws6 ta then i do ss camaros.My older brother has a 2002 shitstang gt with some fairly good mods, my car stock always would blow the doors off him. Guess your right not too much love for F bodies
02-04-2006, 12:49 PM #91
You know it has turned towards a T/A thread for a while. I think you see more Camaro and Z28s, but I hardle ever see a SS. I like the look of the 98+ Camaros esp SS.
02-04-2006, 03:19 PM #92Originally Posted by snaggeltooth
02-07-2006, 01:35 AM #93Originally Posted by firebird99
02-08-2006, 06:34 AM #94
i do look really good when i'm washed, but i can't i wax
02-13-2006, 10:13 AM #95
I have been noticeing in the last few weeks we are haveing more Firebirds show up at work. There is 2 blue ws6 there is also a vert and 2 more 93-97 trans ams at work. There is also more of the new mustangs but seems not as many okder ones.
02-16-2006, 03:14 PM #96
Originally Posted by 1 of 122
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02-18-2006, 02:39 PM #97
I just wonder if it has anything to do with all the 3rd gens you used to see. In the mid 80s they were everywhere.
02-18-2006, 02:48 PM #98
I like my F-body
02-18-2006, 06:03 PM #99
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- 2001 Trans Am WS6
If you count Camaro by itself, Mustang out sold it all but six years. (Two in the 70s and 4 in the 80s. But, if you add the Firebird, as you should, since they are the same car, this changes things a lot. Not counting 1964-1966, there were actually more F Bodies sold than Mustangs. If the Mustang numbers I have found are correct, the F Body sold 319,049 more cars than Mustang from 1967-2002. The sales really started to go down hill for the F body in the later years.
Overall, there are more Mustangs because they have been produced longer and are still being made.
Here is some trivia
By the end of the 2004 production year, there were 2.35 Mustangs produced for every square mile of land in the USA. There were 1.33 Camaros per mile and 1 Firebird for every 1.35 miles of land, or there were 2.07 F Bodies per square mile of land.
02-18-2006, 06:08 PM #100
Well said Darth
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