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Old 5/16/17, 05:00 PM   #1
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My GHIG is gone

Folks I have good and bad news. I traded in my GHIG GT for a 2016 Challenger Scat Pack about 7 months ago. That's the bad news. The good news is I got my head out of my butt and put a deposit down on a dealer ordered 2017 Grabber Blue GT350 with black roof and black racing stripes and the electronics package. So very shortly I should be in a blue oval once again........
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Old 5/16/17, 05:02 PM   #2
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I have attached a copy of my window sticker. it is due to hit the dealers lot on or around 5/25.
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Cool! You trading the Challenger or keeping it as a daily driver?
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Old 5/17/17, 04:14 AM   #4
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Cool! You trading the Challenger or keeping it as a daily driver?
Trading the Challenger. It's been a terrific car but it isn't me. It's absolutely amazing in a straight line and albeit that is very important to me, it is scary in the corners. I'll pick up a 2002-2006 Ford focus as daily drive before the end of Summer. I will say the 6.4 Apache Hemi is impressive and the 8 speed auto is the quickest shifting auto I have ever sat in. I can't say anything bad about the Dodge at all other than the cornering and I knew that going in.
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Old 5/17/17, 06:05 AM   #5
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Congrats on the GT350.
How much ADM ?
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good stuff congrats
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Awesome man!
Congrats and welcome back!
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Congrats on the GT350.
How much ADM ?
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ADM ? Not familiar with that acronym. Sorry. LOL I must be getting old.
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ADM ? Not familiar with that acronym. Sorry. LOL I must be getting old.
He's asking if you paid over sticker and how much.
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Ahhhh. No. I am paying MSRP but not a dollar more. The dealer I work with had a conversation with the owner and asked if I could pay MSRP. The dealer agreed because I am a good customer. Still I never paid MSRP for a car in my life. LOL
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Ahhhh. No. I am paying MSRP but not a dollar more. The dealer I work with had a conversation with the owner and asked if I could pay MSRP. The dealer agreed because I am a good customer. Still I never paid MSRP for a car in my life. LOL
That's considered good pricing for specialty Fords.
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Congrats! Welcome back... Love to see pics when it arrives. It is really hard to get the mustang out of your blood.
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At first I was disappointed to find out that you traded in your 14 GHIG, for the 16 Challenger Scat Pack.. Despite being amazing in straight line performance as you posted, they are never the less horrible when it comes to cornering.. So by trading in the Challenger for the 17 GT350, you not only got an awesome deal on it, but you also took 2 huge steps forward in upgrading over both your previous 14 GHIG GT and 16 Scat Pack Challenger in the process as well.. That being said, congrats on your 17 GT350 and also welcome back

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That's considered good pricing for specialty Fords.
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I have owned 15 Mustang's and countless other Ford's.

1971 Mach1 - Grabber Yellow/Black striping
1973 Mach1 - Chestnut Brown/gold striping (Poop brown metallic)
1971 Mach1 - Pewter/Black striping (full restoration)
1978 King Cobra - Black (Fun little car even if it were a Pinto, LOL)
1984 SVO - Gray - My commuter vehicle while in college
1985 1/2 SVO - Black - Full restoration
1986 SVO - Red
1970 Mach1 - White
1995 Mustang GT - Black with a vortech blower and stroked to a 347
1991 Notchback - White and the craziest build I have ever done. 331 stroker, Dart Iron Eagle Block, TFS Heads, Anderson PMS, #80 injectors, Vortech T Trim, tubular k frame, weldon fuel pump, blah blah blah (just insanely fast)
1973 Mach1 - White/black stripes (My opus, best restoration I ever did, full rotisserie restoration, and I kick myself for selling it)
2004 Mach1 - Red
2008 GT/California Special - Grabber Orange
2011 Mustang GT - Kona Blue
2014 Mustang GT - Gotta Have it Green

My point is, I certainly bleed blue oval. Albeit I have had some very very nice Mustang's. Most of the 71-73 MACh1's were all full restorations (one a rotisserie restoration and all done by me personally). I have never had a Mustang that was super special like a Roush, Saleen, Shelby, etc. My son is 8 years old and starting to really get into cars and I am getting close to 50 and if there is ever a time in my life to get finally get into something special the time is now. I want to be able to start taking my son to car shows and I want to be able to finally get something special enough that it is worthy to pass along to the little guy when he grows up. I am hoping this is it and I am hoping the deal for the Shelby goes off without a hitch. I love this Mustang community on this site. You are all terrific people. I'll never sway from Ford again guys. I will say the Apache 6.4 engine is by far the best pushrod V8 I have ever driven. Dodge is building some good engines. I truly can;t say anything bad about the car other than it corners for crap. LOL
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The Apache 6.4L may indeed be the best pushrod engine you've ever driven, but it never the less takes 392 cubic inches to make 485 RWHP.. Ford's 5.2L flat plane crank DOHC engine makes 526 RWHP with just 318 cubic inches and 41 more HP over Dodge's larger displacement 392 pushrod lol. And yes, I'm fully aware of the fact that a Challenger 392 Scat Pack can be had with a starting MSRP of $38,995 compared to the GT350's MSRP of $54,845.. However this is an unfair comparison, as the Shelby GT350 actually has far more in common with the SRT 392 Challenger at $50,195 MSRP over the Challenger 392 Scat Pack to begin with anyhow..
That being said, I'd rather spend an additional $4650 for the GT350 that outperforms the 392 SRT Challenger with smaller displacement and also weighs approx 483 lbs less, hands down

Curb weight: 2017 Challenger SRT 392 - 4279 lbs.
Curb weight: 2017 Shelby GT350 - 3796 lbs.

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The Apache 6.4L may indeed be the best pushrod engine you've ever driven, but it never the less takes 392 cubic inches to make 485 RWHP.. Ford's 5.2L flat plane crank DOHC engine makes 526 RWHP with just 318 cubic inches and 41 more HP over Dodge's larger displacement 392 pushrod lol. And yes, I'm fully aware of the fact that a Challenger 392 Scat Pack can be had with a starting MSRP of $38,995 compared to the GT350's MSRP of $54,845.. However this is an unfair comparison, as the Shelby GT350 actually has far more in common with the SRT 392 Challenger at $50,195 MSRP over the Challenger 392 Scat Pack to begin with anyhow..
That being said, I'd rather spend an additional $4650 for the GT350 that outperforms the 392 SRT Challenger with smaller displacement and also weighs approx 483 lbs less, hands down

Curb weight: 2017 Challenger SRT 392 - 4279 lbs.
Curb weight: 2017 Shelby GT350 - 3796 lbs.
Please don;t misunderstand me. I was, by no means, indicating that the Challenger Scat Pack was close, better, or even in the same league as a GT350. If my prior post didn't make it clear about how special I thought the GT350 is I apologize. I thought after comparing my previous 15 Mustangs and indicating that none of those were even close to as special as the GT350, I thought it was clear the GT350 would be the most special car I have ever owned. I was just stating that I have had my fair share of pushrod V-8's and for a die hard Ford guy (and ASE master tech that has built his fair share of engines) to give the 6.4 praise just meant that it is a darn impressive power plant. That's all I meant. Again I want to be clear I was by no means indicating that the Scat Pack was in the same ball park as a GT350.
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Congrats on the GT350, looking forward to seeing it when you get it.


Rocky, the 5.2 is rated at 526 crank-hp, not rwhp (rear-wheel hp).
It puts down something around 450-460 rwhp if I remember right.
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Thank you Gabe!
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Please don;t misunderstand me. I was, by no means, indicating that the Challenger Scat Pack was close, better, or even in the same league as a GT350. If my prior post didn't make it clear about how special I thought the GT350 is I apologize. I thought after comparing my previous 15 Mustangs and indicating that none of those were even close to as special as the GT350, I thought it was clear the GT350 would be the most special car I have ever owned. I was just stating that I have had my fair share of pushrod V-8's and for a die hard Ford guy (and ASE master tech that has built his fair share of engines) to give the 6.4 praise just meant that it is a darn impressive power plant. That's all I meant. Again I want to be clear I was by no means indicating that the Scat Pack was in the same ball park as a GT350.
I didn't misunderstand you, nor took your post as meaning the Challenger was a superior car over the GT350.. I was just merely pointing out the differences/comparisons between them.. Although I will admit however that Dodge's 6.4L Apache engine is most definitely very impressive for a large displaced pushrod motor
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