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  1. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I guess I just don't get why make another road course car...with the sticker thats gonna come on these cars why not just but a GT350 for a twisty track weapon. You knew it would be a mostly parts bin car but was hoping maybe it would be more of a drag pack car.
     
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  2. jpro

    jpro Disoriented Poster Established Member

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    You bought the top dog 8 years ago for $47K. Now a GT premium PP1 car costs around $50K. Don't get me wrong, 460 HP stock is great, but that's crazy.
     
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    that’s another problem, Ford is turning focus towards more track oriented set ups but the majority of their buyers aren’t taking them to the track. I feel like this Mach should have had a blower on it and if it rang in at 550-600 hp it still wouldn’t encroach on the GT500 buying segment
     
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  4. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I can understand not having the blower, 500hp with some gears and goodies to go straight would be perfect. The issue with these twisty track cars is there just aren't that many places to use them. The events that are available with SCCA and such you're only using first and second, maaaaaybe third on occasion, not like you even make use of the giant ass brakes and cooling. There's still plenty of drag strips around here though
     
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    Meh so basically a sticker and front splitter package.
     
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    Assuming they are using the same gear ratios as the gt350(they most likely are) even with the 3.73 gears it just isnt well suited for acceleration. Maybe a 4.09 or 4.11 option? In reality the new trans ratios would really benefit from atleast a 4.30.

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  7. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They make these to turn so that Car and Driver magazine doesn't give the car crap.
     
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  8. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    At full price i agree. But at 10-15k off dont a bad deal.
     
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    7998 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I missed it, but is it being offered in other colors beside white & blue?

    The phaseout of the S550 or Mustang?
     
  10. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That along with newly developed 5.0/5.2 engines. Ford wants to jump straight to electrification and that's where the money is being directed. Nonetheless, I think they did a good job with the Mach. It doesn't have everything it could have but provides a solid foundation, as does a similarly equipped GT.
     
  11. 99MustangGTman

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    Not too impressed on looks. It looks stunning don't get me wrong, but, it doesn't look like an homage to the Mach 1 in the sense the 2003/2004 Mach 1 did with with the hood scoop, the wheels, exterior trim pieces, interior pieces likes like the seats and so forth.
     
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  12. DougNuts

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    You mean the car that was basically a Bullitt with a hood scoop? :D

    I like this one, a lot, and I understand why they did what they did. I get that the price will quickly change my mind though, you guys are right about that. Regardless, give me the white/grey one without the hood stripe!
     
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    I guess you could look at it that way. I choose to look at it in simplicities sake. The car had a certain nuance in 03/04. This version has too much going on. Besides the 03/04 Cobra, the GT350 is my favorite Mustang every (with a Stripe delete) and that car for that most part is very basic, with all the business in the engine bay.
     
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    I was wrong. I just remembered that the Bullitt had a warmed over 2V and the Mach1 had the 4V N/A motor. Same, or very similar interiors though.
     
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    I think you also have to take into consideration that this was around 2002 when news the 2003 Cobra and 2003 Mach 1 were going to be released. A time in America where there was little innovation, the horsepower wars were non-existant, and even hearing of a car breaking 300hp was pretty stellar. So to look back at the 2003 Mach 1 and think, "hey, it only had this or that," is a little self-deprocating.

    I'm not an 03/04 Mach 1 expert, but from what I remember the manual version had a Kellog forged crank like the 03/04 Cobra, it was a 4V that had high-flowing heads, a high RPM N/A engine. The Mach 1 had the very sought after WAP aluminum engine block. Yes, the seats are the same as the 03/04 Cobra, which are the same as the 2001 Bullitt, which all had different coverings, and were great seats. I can't say I liked the manual transmission, as it had long throws. I got to drive my friend's 03' DSG Mach 1 quite often. I think some people were love it or hate it when it came to the wheels, but they did grow on me and I do think they did throw back to the original Mach 1 in a way. The cluster was simple, yet distinctly fit for a Mach 1.

    The Bullitt was anemic, as all new edge 2Vs were, unless they had forced induction like mine had, and I still do love the styling the body had.

    I can't blame Ford for branching out with "new" models, but to me the GT350 is the most pure and raw Mustang they have ever built to this day.
     
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    jpro Disoriented Poster Established Member

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    I liked this post simply because of your avatar. Go Bucks! We are gonna be insane this year!


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    Yes sir. Go Bucks. Buckeye Alum here. I'm just glad we still have Fields, but really sad to see J.K. Dobbins go. The Ravens got a really great pick with him. My team is the Redskins and I was just ecstatic to see Chase Young get picked by them. All though my Skins are perennial losers, they hopefully now have a solid defense with Jack Del Rio leading the defense and switching to a 4-3. Plus we still got our other Buckeye to Buckeye connection Haskins to McLaurin.
     
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    This is true!
     
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    Now that I have had the time to think about it, I'm excited for the Mach 1. I just can't shake the anticipated disappointment when I see the cost. I like the styling, especially on the white car pictured in the publicity photos. I think the 480 HP is a little disappointing but I understand that Ford didn't want to mess with the Voodoo due to oil consumption. I'm sure 500+ HP is easily achievable with simple mods. All the other features in aero and suspension (it even has a shorty shifter and great transmission!) combined with the styling make me interested in it...I just don't want to see the price. It is the 3,000 pound elephant in the room.
     
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  20. Fat Boss

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    Isn't the price going to be competitive with other cars on the market with the same capability?
     

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