Cool Torino. Love old carsI wasn't going to double post, but since the 'stang turnout here has been so good I thought I'd add my functioning rides.
2008 Mustang GT: Roush bumper cover and Roush cold air kit. It's mostly a daily but I've got the full Roush suspension kit waiting in the wings.
1970 Torino GT Convertible: I bought it when I was 17 and nursed it back to heath. In the process I added a bored big block (429), C6 auto, 9" open, hideaway headlights. It's a fantastic cruising vehicle.
When I read that I said man, that sounds like a class action suit waiting to happen, a bone stock mode of the car being used to void the warranty. Sure enough it is...Apparently people that can buy a six figure car don't take it up the rear on a 20k transmissionjust take it easy on the transmission...
EDIT: also never ever ever use the launch control. it voids your warranty immediately
I didn't know they revised the warranty for the 2010.Ah yes, misinformation.
The LC has been revised on the 2010 model and is covered by the warranty, which is why I didn't get a 2009. The LC did not "void" the warranty, turning off the VDC could void your warranty.
The new LC, has been tested by Motor Trend, and yielded a 3.3 0-60. However, the GT-R is a circuit vehicle, not a "stop light" king. Even though it will roast anything in it's price range.
GT-Rs are 83K for the premium model, they are far from six figures.
I am a Admin on a GT-R board, so I do know what I am talking about. I have driven 2009s, I have witnessed a transmission blow after 100+ launches on a GTR w/ 600+ awhp, and I have heard ALL the rumors.
Thanks for the concern, but the new 2010 GT-Rs are much improved over the 2009s.
The warranty is the same, the LC has been revised to where you don't turn off the VDC, which is where the warranty issues come into play. However, I know a bunch of guys with 09s who have launched theirs 4-5 times, and the dealership picked up nothing on the inspection.I didn't know they revised the warranty for the 2010.
but from what I understand with the 09's the only way to use launch control was to turn off the VDC. . . so i guess we're just splitting hairs here.
anyway, you'll HAVE to post pictures of that beast when it's delivered.
you'll have a fun car that's for sure. i always kind of suspected the tranny thing was more of an abuse/over use issue. you just dont launch AWD cars.(at least not on the pavement. )The warranty is the same, the LC has been revised to where you don't turn off the VDC, which is where the warranty issues come into play. However, I know a bunch of guys with 09s who have launched theirs 4-5 times, and the dealership picked up nothing on the inspection.
The cars suspension has been further refined, and the LC can be engaged at any time in any driving mode.
You just put your foot on the brake and floor it, the car revs to 3500, and then you lift off the brake.
I have done it several times on my myspace and facebook pages, and some people who dig my music know who i am but i dont think it's proper to do that in here yet.I keep waiting for someone to post a pic of their girlfriend/wife/husband/significant other.