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Old 05-08-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
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Got My New Ride!

I want to start off by saying, I KNOW this is a Camaro forum and the arch enemy of the Camaro has always been the Mustang. So first, I would like to say I absolutely LOVE the ZL1, and was very close to getting one before I came across the good deal I came across. All you ZL1 guys will get nothing but thumbs up and props from me, so please don't consider me a rival, but a fellow American car loving comrade.

Anyway, without further adieu, I found an awesome deal at a dealer ship in Massachusetts for my trade-in as well as the car. I had a 2013 Ford Focus ST that wasn't even a year old. I paid $25,600 for it and they gave me just a tad under $24,000 for it!!!

I drove all the way from Long Island, NY to MA in this:



And I drove all the way home, in this!!!



The power of this car is terrifying! I have never driven anything that so effortlessly gets to highway speeds. I swear, this car was made as if the speed limit was 120 mph. 1st gear goes to a bit over 60 mph, and at 80 mph in 6th gear, I'm barely turning 1500 rpms. Still getting used to the power but so far, I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

Here are a couple more pictures taken at the house:









And here is a walk around video of the car as well as the stock exhaust sound. This car really roars in stock form, I'm actually quite surprised at how much rumble it has stock!



Again, please don't hate me because of this, I'm not trying to start s***, I'm just excited over my new car
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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Good job. I would have bought that car if not for the new 15 coming out. Shelby is badass. Whoever says otherwise is a fan boy. Enjoy and be careful with the snake.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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I kinda figured you were going to end up with one of those. Congrats!
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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It is no ZL1 but I guess it will do...... total joke.

Congrats on the new car. Enjoy and be safe.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #5
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gotta admit... sharp car.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:06 PM   #6
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Very nice! That black paint looks flawless. I'd love to own a GT500, along with my ZL1.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #7
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Very Sharp.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:15 PM   #8
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Very sharp. Considered getting a 5.0 over my SS.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #9
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Nice. Is that a 2014? My buddy in Florida wants one.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:05 PM   #10
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Nice. Is that a 2014? My buddy in Florida wants one.
Yup, it's a 2014
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:46 PM   #11
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Nice, good score. Now break in the engine and do a huge burnout! With pics of course.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #12
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Congrats. The shelby looks good.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #13
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Those GT500's are bad ass! Congratulations
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #14
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:54 PM   #15
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #16
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Awesome looking car, Enjoy!
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:07 PM   #17
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I almost pulled the trigger on one of those,I test drove it and the ZL1 I bought the latter.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #18
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I almost pulled the trigger on one of those,I test drove it and the ZL1 I bought the latter.
Definitely are quite different. The clutch and shifter in the ZL1 is MUCH smoother, easier to use and more precise. The GT500 took some getting used to, I stalled several times on my way home, but got used to it rather quickly.
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Definitely are quite different. The clutch and shifter in the ZL1 is MUCH smoother, easier to use and more precise. The GT500 took some getting used to, I stalled several times on my way home, but got used to it rather quickly.
They are really nice after all of my going back and forth the only reason I chose the ZL1 was it is easier to work on the engine to get what I want out of it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #20
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Nice upgrade.

Like going from a Chihuahua to a pit-bull. lol
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #21
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Sweet ride and nice choice going with the SVTPP. I used to have a 2012 GT500 (550 HP) and it was a monster. I can only imagine how 662 HP feels. Have fun and be safe. Make sure you heat those tires up real good or it'll get swirly on you fast.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:55 PM   #22
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Beautiful! We live in amazing times...
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:08 PM   #23
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They are really nice after all of my going back and forth the only reason I chose the ZL1 was it is easier to work on the engine to get what I want out of it.
Yeah, the LSA is certainly easier to work on. I myself am more familiar with the LSX based engines. The biggest reason I went GT500 is I had a specific acceleration goal, which the GT500 meets and may even exceed in stock form, and this time around I didn't want to modify much, if at all. I want the peace of mind and reliability of a stock car with a warranty. However, if I ever change my mind, a simple pulley swap, tune, intake and exhaust would get me to WELL over 700 rwhp

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Sweet ride and nice choice going with the SVTPP. I used to have a 2012 GT500 (550 HP) and it was a monster. I can only imagine how 662 HP feels. Have fun and be safe. Make sure you heat those tires up real good or it'll get swirly on you fast.
It feels scary lol. The gearing is long so the pull is very elastic feeling, but it pulls HARD! And I haven't even put the pedal to the metal yet!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #24
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Nice ! Congrats! I can't believe how skinny those rear tires are! The mustangs are a great deal and cheap compared to the camaros and challengers! You definitely bought the right year! Enjoy!
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:17 PM   #25
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Nice ! Congrats! I can't believe how skinny those rear tires are!
Me either, 285's are too thin for this thing, that's for DAMN sure!
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