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Hi all-
Nice to "meet" you all. I stumbled upon your site while doing some research on my next toy- hope you can steer me a bit.

About me: i am a the owner of a 73 datsun 240Z and 74 260Z, as well as an 06 Mustang GT convertible. I love my Z cars, and my original intent was to pick up a GTR. We all know the story on those right now... i refuse to pay the premium price, so i am moving on.

I love my 'Stang, though i'd like a bit more power, but my biggest gripe are the seats. Maybe its just me, but i get a pain between my shoulder blades if i spend much time in it- no amount of adjusting really helps:(

The old z cars are great, but peformance-wise, while great for 30 years ago- is quite ho-hum today. Plus they always make me smell like gas fumes..

C63amg interested me, but they seem to be made of unobtainium, plus the reliability seems questionable.

M3 is a logical choice, but again i have read some scary reliability stories- and it seems i see a BMW everytime i go anywhere..

So- to get to the point.
I read all the major magazine comparos- considered the ISF, but didn't really like the looks in the pics. THEN- i stopped by a dealership & saw one on the lot. Decided i like it after all;)
Have not driven one, because i only get there when the dealer is closed- but i'd like some of your opinions one the F. Primarily- comfort? Amenities?

As i said, i love my Mustang- almost bought a GT500, but it really lacks the creature comforts i deserve for that much cash.. and i need a seat that fits well for a 5'11" 210 pounder, wide in the shoulders:confused:

Anyone else own a newer mustang that can give me a comparo?
Thanks to all of you, pleasure to meet you!
Jeremiah
 

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Thanks for the input-
The curse of owning your own business & working 6 days a week.. no free time for test drives.. when i'm off, the dealers are generally closed:eek:

On the upside, at least it makes things affordable!:D

Enjoy the ride, the more i research, the more i like this car!
Jeremiah
 

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Thanks to all of you.
I nearly have myself convinced, without the test drive! I really do need to make the time- but i live way out in the country- its about 40 miles to a dealer.
Now my wife says since it isn't a convertible, we need to keep the 'Stang (oh, poor me to be married to a girl who loves me so!)
But i am out of garage space, so its time to sell a Z car, or two:(

The local (Rochester, NY) dealer only has a red F in stock, and i just don't care for the rims with the red- looks ricey to me (sorry, mean no offense!)

I think i'll see if i can drive that one, then order black- i really like the black.
Anyone have a pic of the smoky granite? i like that as well. Decisions, decisions...
Again, thanks to all of you.
BTW- i have a son in Columbus- how far to Dayton?
 

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I am pretty convinced, just waiting to get through another winter here in NY. (ready Doug?) But i have just remembered to ask- i know that rear seats are a joke, but just how tight is it? My 06 Mustang is mighty tight back there, my daughters can fit, sort of...
At least in the F, they wil have their own doors!
 

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Cool. It's just becoming a waiting game...a really painful wait, but i'm sure worth it! Cursed college tuition and home remodelling is cutting into my fun.. As Zevon sang it: "poor, poor, pitiful me.."

Doug, i can't imagine riding in the back around the track! What a trooper you must be, taking one for the team like that!
 

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Update for all my new friends:
It has been done. Yes, though it is winter here in NY, i have succumbed to temptation. Obsidian IS-F for me, to be delivered in the coming days/weeks, from Dayton. Thanks to Doug (FChampOh)..
now to wait for the driving weather to make it's return!!!
 
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