Thursday, June 4, 2009

No Time For Games Only Time For Driving My New Mustang Really Fast!

So I finally did it. I found that Ford Mustang that gave sent chills up my spine. I knew this was the one. The pic above is my baby! It has everything I was looking for. Color black CHECK. Black leather interior CHECK. A V8 with 300HP CHECK. A rear spoiler CHECK. Power seats, locks, and windows CHECK. Low miles for a pre-owned car CHECK. This is not your grandma's car unless she's the little old lady from Pasadena.

After driving a crappy little Ford Ranger that putts along as well as a little Kia Rio that my wife drives I wasn't ready for the power of the 4.6 liter V8. I'm still getting used to barely touching the gas and having it take off. I'm speeding without even realizing it. I even feel out of place in this Mustang. I feel like this car should belong to someone else. Almost like I'm not worthy. Shit, maybe I'm not. Don't get me wrong. I love love love this car. It's just that I'm not used to driving something this nice. I've owned a lot of cars in the past 18 years. None have been this nice or fast. I once owned a 1984 Pontiac Firebird that was quick, but not this quick...not even close.

I'm also noticing that it's an attention getter. When I'm driving down the road and I stop at a red light people stare at it. Of course people also want to get beside me and try to get me to get on it. Yep, the short time I've had it it's already happened twice. I love driving fast, but I don't want the speeding tickets that go with it. I haven't had a speeding ticket in 11 years and I don't plan on getting one now.

I'm also wondering if I should drive it in the winter. I only live a half mile from work so it's not like I have to drive far. I also plan on washing it at least once a week. Of course I'll need snow tires all the way around as well. Michigan winters can be harsh.

I'm just glad I finally pulled the trigger and bought one. You only live once. I'm a firm believer in doing things that make you happy if you can manage it.


Repro said...

You could have bought a lot of games for 19 grand! LOL

Congrats. Looks killer!

Robert said...

Thanks Repro! Man, I definitely could have bought a lot of games. I drove more in the past four days than I have in a long time.

Wingman709 said...

Hey, you can't beat the feel of a real muscle car. No video game can give you the excitement of driving that car.
I use to have a 95' Trans Am and I loved that car. Had to get rid of it due to commuting and winter. Needed something that would get me around and I did not want to kill my TA that way. Someday, I hope to get another muscle car but it would be a summer only car. Someday, I will have it. 8-)

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