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Old 1/30/17, 08:56 PM
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Knock on wood, but, how has your Boss aged?

I just hit 30k miles, and my Boss still runs like it was brand new. I still hate the transmission, and will probably never buy another Ford because of it, but I like plenty of other things about the Boss. I do like the Recaros, the wide tires in the back, and the sound of the engine. I got some Michelins for the front, will be buying back tires soon. Still love the color....







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I have 50k on mine now and it still feels great
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My boss looks as great today as the day I married her nearly 11 years ago
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My boss looks as great today as the day I married her nearly 11 years ago
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Only 18,000 on my 13.
Drive it every day summer & Michigan winters with snow tires.
Never stuck in 3 yrs.
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Just hit 10k on mine still smells new and gets my heart beating fast like a teen on prom night. Still makes the other boss jealous
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This is great news, guys!
how do the Recaro seats hold up to wear? Any worries about the Torsen's longevity?
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This is great news, guys!
how do the Recaro seats hold up to wear? Any worries about the Torsen's longevity?
So far so good, there is a bit of fade on the leading edge of the drivers seat bolster but not bad at all considering I daily it and the rear has been no problem at all
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Getting close to 5-1/2 years in June. 8200 miles and summer driven only. Tracked and have a few scratches, one tiny ding on the passenger side wheel well. Could use a good detail but I do track the car too and she's going to get some chips but overall the 2012 looks great and still shows well. Interior is immaculate and she runs great.
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...sorry, but i gotta get my 2 pennies in...
my mom is my boss, & she gets younger looking every day.
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20,000 today.
After autocross today this Boss is still a blast to race. love it.
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20,000 today.
After autocross today this Boss is still a blast to race. love it.
What class do you run in at autocross?
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A year later I am at 36k miles. Still on my second set of tires.
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That pearl in the paint is an eye catcher DAYVE.
That's what made me go Yellow Blaze.
I will say you are one of the first that replaced the front tires before the rears with all that power .
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I will say you are one of the first that replaced the front tires before the rears with all that power .
Ummm...I also had to replace my fronts first as well.
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That pearl in the paint is an eye catcher DAYVE.
That's what made me go Yellow Blaze.
I will say you are one of the first that replaced the front tires before the rears with all that power .
Ya, about that. From what I have heard, the Boss has an aggressive alignment, that causes some crazy wear to the inner third of the front tires. I had no idea until I took it in for an oil change, and the tech called me over while the Boss was in the air.....crazy and thread bare....
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Hit 42k miles......still no mods, got new floor mats and put the original ones in the trunk.
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