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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL for something else. I have decided to go sporty. I have narrowed it down to two choices. A 2006 Mustang GT or a 2006 350Z. I have never owned an american car, because they dont hold up as well as their import competition, and imports hold much better resale. The Mustang is fun to drive, but the 350Z delivers just as much power from a 6 compared to the Mustangs 8. Does anyone on here have the new Mustang GT that can give any additional info?

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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL

Old? you call 2004... OLD? Good lord. I must be driving prehistoric then as my 1996 lumina is so 19th century. Im lucky to have windows....



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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Ya, I bought it in late 2003, as an early 2004. It is almost 3 years old. It has almost 20,000 miles. I NEVER keep a car more than three years.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
It is time to trade in my old 2004 Acura TL for something else. I have decided to go sporty. I have narrowed it down to two choices. A 2006 Mustang GT or a 2006 350Z.

You will hate the Mustang after driving the Acura. Go with the 350Z if you must.

20K on a 2004 TL? Is it a MT or AT?

I have 41K on my 04 TL, and I can't imagine selling it.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
It is almost 3 years old.

So?

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
It has almost 20,000 miles.

For a honda/Acura thats nothing.

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
I NEVER keep a car more than three years.

Why?

Im driving a 10 year old chevy with 115k with me putting fresh oil in every 3k and a tank of gas each friday..... Buying a new car every 3 years is really excess, imho.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Go with the the 350Z! If I did not get my V8 Touareg I might have gotten a 350Z, great car. Mustangs are all right I driven a new one its good but for some reason I just can imagine driving fast in a American Car like an Mustang but in a 350Z no problem.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
20K on a 2004 TL? Is it a MT or AT?

It is a MT, no NAVI though. When I bought my TL I really wanted NAVI, the salesman looked and looked but could not find one in my colour choice. I should have waited.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Im driving a 10 year old chevy with 115k with me putting fresh oil in every 3k and a tank of gas each friday..... Buying a new car every 3 years is really excess, imho.

Well... to each his own I suppose.

I'm personally more in your camp, I just bought a 3 year old car last October  Wink

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
The Mustang is fun to drive, but the 350Z delivers just as much power from a 6 compared to the Mustangs 8. Does anyone on here have the new Mustang GT that can give any additional info?

Go with the Nissan. The 350Z is a blast to drive and offers a great ownership experience. Good reliability, good ergonomics, although it is more expensive to opperate and insure.

I found the Mustang GT incredibly claustrophobic and I was only a passenger. I couldn't imagine driving the car on a daily basis...


User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

I probably will go with the 350Z, I checked the lease residuals and the 350Z is currently 51% for 4 years vs the Mustand at 47% in 3 years. Plus the 350Z is already outperforming the residulals, based on current 3 year old models.

User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 7):
Go with the Nissan. The 350Z is a blast to drive and offers a great ownership experience. Good reliability, good ergonomics, although it is more expensive to opperate and insure.

I found the Mustang GT incredibly claustrophobic and I was only a passenger. I couldn't imagine driving the car on a daily basis...

Agreed, the Z does have much better ergonomics. I guess I am off to the Nissan dealership later today.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

No wonder that Hooters chick digs you...you spend more money then W Buffett on stuff you don't need....  Silly

User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 10):
No wonder that Hooters chick digs you...you spend more money then W Buffett on stuff you don't need

She has no clue about my car buying habits...Besides you may as well spend your money today and enjoy it, as for you may not be here tomorrow.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

UAL


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Why not the G35 coupe instead? Almost the same performance as 350z, an actual back seat and looks a hell of a lot better than a cheesy mustang or overpriced BMW.

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Go with the 350Z, friend has one and i just drool everytime i see it (or ride inside of it)  drool 






b.t.w nice username, but there still is one plane higher on my list...

Go L1011!  airplane   Wink


Garri767


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Tough call on this one. The Nissan is a world class car, great performance, handling and style. Personally, the styling is not as nice as its sister car the Infiniti G35. The Mustang is a legend, it offers great styling and pure power. The handling is not the greatest, but the newer models are a much improvement over the old fox chasis. I have a 2000 GT myself, and even though the SN95 body is still built on the 25 year old fox chasis, i could never own another car. I´m not one for American built cars and have thought many times of trading my pony car in for something else, but after a test drive with another car, I´m always happy to be back in my Mustang.

The reliability on the Mustang has greatly improved and the gas mileage is nothing to complain at either. Styling is something left up to ones personal taste. The sound that the 4.6l V8 pumps out is pure heaven, not too loud, not too soft, just perfect. I find the 350Z exhaust note screaches too much, but it does seem to suit the car.

My only complaint on the 2005-2006 Mustangs is that the interior could have used a bit more higher grade materials instead of such cheap plastics.

I don´t know if you are interested in after market products for your cars, but if you are, the Mustang is by far the way to go.

Good luck with your shopping and I am sure you won´t be dissapointed with either car.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.
As far as the exhaust note, that can always be changed. I am not too concerned about that. I may look at the Infinity, I have never been a fan of Infinity for some reason.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 16):
I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.

The 5.0´s horsepower went from 140hp in the ´70s to 225hp in the mid nineties before the swap to the 260hp and now 300hp 4.6l. 0-60 went from mid 8´s to low 6´s with the 5.0l to mid 5´s with the newer 4.6l. Unless we got into Cobra territory, then numbers change somewhat.

I feel sorry for you though, you´ve got one tough decision .....  Wink

PS - between the G35 and 350z, i find the G35 a much better buy



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 16):
I had a girlfriend in high school that had a 5.0 Mustang GT convertable. It seemed (from what I remember) to have much better performance than todays Mustang.

My '91 Taurus SHO with 200k miles can edge a 5.0 Stang on a good day....So one would think the new Mustang GT would do much better....YMMV....


User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):
My '91 Taurus SHO with 200k miles

Sounds like your due for a new set of wheels. Can I interest you in a 2004 Acura TL, 20K miles?


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 2):
Ya, I bought it in late 2003, as an early 2004. It is almost 3 years old. It has almost 20,000 miles. I NEVER keep a car more than three years.

After the 1990 Mazda 929 gave out on me in 2003, I bought a 2004 Nissan Sentra on Dec 31. Has just less than 40,000 miles on it and runs like a charm.

I'd go for the Nissan, but then again I'm not an impartial observer  Silly

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I also have my 99 Jeep Cherokee with 105k miles with just 5k on the engine. (I just rebuilt it...)
Big version: Width: 648 Height: 486 File size: 73kb
Das Jeep


My Taurus SHO
Big version: Width: 640 Height: 480 File size: 27kb
My Taurus


Cars with under 100k on the odometer? I'd feel like I'd break the damn things... Big grin


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 12):
Save yourself the hassle and by a good BMW. Nothing better on the road for everyday driving.

UAL

Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't

Not directed at you personally just BMW drivers as a whole (especially 3 or 5 series

Nissan 350Z as Mustangs are shite

What about a TT or an RX-8 Just as good but without the appalling ride. Wait for the new TT though

If you were interested in a convertible, what about a Honda S200 or a Porsche Boxter(Cayman for the coupe) Mercedes CLK/SLK?

Personally I would go for a Cayman or and S2000

Also if you want sporty, why not look at the Subaru Impreza or the Mitsubishi Evo (if you don't want to look like a boy racer try a Subaru Legacy Saloon Spec B 3.0R 246 hp very fast, very grippy and very cool)

If you're set on either of the two you said go for a 350Z

Tom


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2376 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I haven't driven any of the two cars, but based on looks, I'd choose the Mustang. The 350Z looks a little anonymous to me especially the rear lights of the car. I'm sure both cars are nice though.

User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Other than the fact that all other drivers think you're an ignorant twat and have a small penis which is why you have the need to be so reckless to appear big and hard seeing as you're penis isn't

Not directed at you personally just BMW drivers as a whole (especially 3 or 5 series

I don't think BMWs are all that great, but I'd say for you to judge someone like that because of the car they drive - you have far more insecurity issues that they do. Especially considering you are not even old enough to drive.


25 BA787 : I dont judge people like that. I hyave many friends who drive BMW's and respect them all. I'm simply stating public opinion, not my own. And I may no
26 WellHung : uhhh... you just did: I highly doubt the general public is so concerned with the genitals of BMW drivers that it would inspire such a general consens
27 BA787 : You'de be surprised. Type BMW drivers into Google and see how many offensive words are used to describe them in certain sites Tom
29 WellHung : What percentage of those directly reference the size of their genitals, as suggested in your original statement?
30 Post contains images Halls120 : That was a big problem in 2004 for the TL, trying to get the right color/options package. I live in northern Virginia, and I had to go to New York to
31 Flight152 : For several years they won awards for the highest residual re sale. It's price isn't much different from Audi's or Mercedes; I don't see how they are
32 Halls120 : Because they are too expensive for what you get in return. I drove a comparatively equipped BMW when deciding on whether to buy it or the Acura TL. W
33 Dc10s4ever : Ok I just got home. Sunday is a good day to look at cars since all the dealers are closed. You can check them out without being bothered. I still dont
34 GQfluffy : Thats Miss Hooters eh? LoL....it's your car....not hers...tell her to deal with it.
35 IFEMaster : Make friends with your fast and get one of the new VW GTi's. I drove my friend's yesterday - seriously excellent car.
36 WellHung : Tell her you don't plan on sticking it anywhere other than her poop-hole, so it will never be an issue.[Edited 2006-07-10 21:00:34]
37 Dc10s4ever : In the United States, VW's suck!
38 ACDC8 : I love the interior styling in itself, just the choice of materials is very poor. But that is unfortunatly in most new cars today. One doesn´t get v
39 ACDC8 : Another argument for the Mustang. My girlfriend and I have a car seat in the back of my ´stang.
40 Flight152 : Are you kidding? Have you seen the option sheets for some of these cars?! As for BMW's, some of the smaller and diesel engines are not available in n
41 Post contains images Aerobalance : Damn, I'm gonna have to trade in the 330i for a Porsche now because my cock is too big - then sell the aerospace business because I'm ignorant... Bra
42 Post contains images WellHung : I have - and there are very few individual options - most are included in all-or-nothing packages. And I've also seen these 'impressive' option sheet
43 ACDC8 : compare them to their European counterparts, its like a novel
44 TEBguy : Soo.... if your 1996 is prehistoric, what is my 1986? Could not agree more. Love my bimmer... like a fine wine, they only get better with age. (It's
45 Post contains images Asuflyer05 : A co worker of mine just purchased a Mustang. While it is a great car, it does not offer the level of refinement you currently have with the TL. IMHO
46 Dc10s4ever : Actually I drove the Mazda 6 -6 Speed today. WAAAY too much Tubo Lag, it reminds me of my 1986 Plymouth Conquest TSI.
47 PROSA : Even if you're single, buying a 2-seater might prove limiting at times. I'd go for the G35 coupe or the RX-8. In fact, you probably could get a very g
48 Dc10s4ever : I have never really liked Mazda products. The RX8 looks like the automotive version of a 767-300ER.
49 RNOcommctr : Early production runs on the 350Z had an alignment problem that caused the tires to wear out prematurely. I am not sure the factory fix really fixed t
50 Dc10s4ever : Thanks for the tip!
51 Post contains links and images AndrewUber : I am a die-hard Nissan guy. While I don't have the small sporty 350Z, I have the largest Nissan available (in the U.S. anyway), the Armada. It is my
52 Post contains images UAL747 : Wow, such hostility to BMW drivers. Signed, A bright, intelligent, non-twat, proud 2003 BMW 540i owner. UAL[Edited 2006-07-13 20:04:10]
53 BA787 : Had bad experiences with them, no offence to you intended, not unless you used to own a N reg maroon 525i! Tom
54 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Ditto here. The old 5-series does look very nice though
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