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Old Mar 16th 2017, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
That depends on whether you want to go around corners!

Top of my, at least potentially, affordable wish list is a Mustang GT 350.
Do any US cars do that?
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Do any US cars do that?
Yes
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Morning commute would be a right pain in the arse, otherwise
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Old Mar 16th 2017, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by LouisB
Do any US cars do that?
My Mustang an "ordinary" GT does, very nicely, and it's a 2002 without independent rear suspension. .... The new one, with independent rear suspension, is awesome, and unbelievable value starting at only around $50k.
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Morning commute would be a right pain in the arse, otherwise
Hehe then where's the problem There's going around corners and really going around them!
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Where can I pick up Dakar TV coverage (past years) on DVD?

I know it's televised, so someone must be selling it. Anything 1980s onward would be good.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
My Mustang an "ordinary" GT does, very nicely, and it's a 2002 without independent rear suspension. .... The new one, with independent rear suspension, is awesome, and unbelievable value starting at only around $50k.


Originally Posted by LouisB
Hehe then where's the problem There's going around corners and really going around them!
I mean, if I lived in Monaco, maybe ...
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Have you ever watched Car SOS? It is M's new favorite show, mostly because he has run out of anything to watch about bikes with Henry Cole.
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Old Mar 16th 2017, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by LouisB
The Dodge Challenger looks interesting.
They are interesting. They are also slow, handle terribly (as mentioned) and have such a mahoosive blind spot with those pillars at the back, that you are guaranteed to run someone over whilst reversing out of a parking space. That said, I had one for 2 weeks as a rental, and they are just so ridiculous, you can't help but smile whilst driving it. I'd take one over a Camero any day of the week. Both are considerably behind the Mustang in my experiences.
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They are interesting. They are also slow, handle terribly (as mentioned) and have such a mahoosive blind spot with those pillars at the back, that you are guaranteed to run someone over whilst reversing out of a parking space. That said, I had one for 2 weeks as a rental, and they are just so ridiculous, you can't help but smile whilst driving it. I'd take one over a Camero any day of the week. Both are considerably behind the Mustang in my experiences.
I picked up a Challenger Hellcat last year and whenever I drive it it just makes me grin. Massive power, will spin up the rear wheels at any speed. It handles well on all but the real tight mountain roads. By the way my comparison for handling is a 911 C4S and while it does not compare with the Porsche it is good. it does have a massive blind spot but a good rear view camera.
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..., will spin up the rear wheels at any speed. ....
And how is this a good thing?
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Originally Posted by Rickyk
I picked up a Challenger Hellcat last year and whenever I drive it it just makes me grin. Massive power, will spin up the rear wheels at any speed. It handles well on all but the real tight mountain roads. By the way my comparison for handling is a 911 C4S and while it does not compare with the Porsche it is good. it does have a massive blind spot but a good rear view camera.
Congratulations... now you can drive within the speed limits like the rest of us and don't spin your wheels in my neighborhood late at night or I'll sic the dog on you
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Originally Posted by Rickyk
I picked up a Challenger Hellcat last year and whenever I drive it it just makes me grin. Massive power, will spin up the rear wheels at any speed. It handles well on all but the real tight mountain roads. By the way my comparison for handling is a 911 C4S and while it does not compare with the Porsche it is good. it does have a massive blind spot but a good rear view camera.
Yeah, when I was comparing the models, it wasn't the hellcat LOL. The hellcat is somewhat different to the standard model. I guess you would have to compare the hellcat to the GT350? I'd be happy with either, but I am a Mustang fan.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
And how is this a good thing?
It is part of the grin. What is nice is that you can customize the traction control, power and suspension. I usually drive with maximum traction control, 700hp and street suspension settings.
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Yeah, when I was comparing the models, it wasn't the hellcat LOL. The hellcat is somewhat different to the standard model. I guess you would have to compare the hellcat to the GT350? I'd be happy with either, but I am a Mustang fan.
I have not driven a GT350 yet but it looks fantastic. I wanted a modern muscle car so got the Hellcat, the GT350 may be next once you can actually order one.
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