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    I Shouldn't Drool But I Did....

    I was going into town this evening to take my daughter to her works Christmas do, When I came up along side a lovely 5.0 Mustang. The traffic was heavy and we were side by side crawling along a section of dual carriageway. I just had to lower my window and listen to that American V8 burble, Mine sounds great with the free flow exhaust and 200cell cats but I really gotta hand it to the Yanks the sound of that engine is just pure sweet music. We had the chance between sets of traffic lights for a short blip now and again and believe me I was drooling.
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    So we know what your next car will be then

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    A few years ago my neighbour gave me a lift in his 2010 white with blue stripes Dodge Challenger which made a fantastic sound but was disappointed with the crazy way it struggled to put down the power when the loud peddle was fully pressed and it only had a range of something like 200 miles on a full tank of fuel. For the money it was worth at the time an XK makes much better sense and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car.
    I have owned 35 cars in my time which range from a Mini, 2CV,l Land Rover etc. to a Jaguar XJ a Porsche and many Mercedes. My current car is a 2007 Jaguar XK which is my third Jag and also have a 2009 Mitsubishi Colt as a little run around.

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    I am with you boys to a certain extent regarding American Cars and the Mustang I have looked at in some depth .
    My only complaint is the the horrible plastic interiors and the Metal Bodywork that seems to me to be really " Tinny "
    for the money asked they just never seem to shout out quality . Sixties and Seventies Icons however fetch very big money

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    Both have cross plane cranks so any difference in exhaust burble is down to the exhaust system, supercharged Jags like ours use X pipes (inside the centre exhaust box on my STR) whereas Mustangs normally use H pipes as standard which burble more, removing either pipes gives even more burble but decreases BHP/Torque

    The H & X pipes even out the 8 exhaust pulses which improves exhaust gas scavenging hence engine efficiency.
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    Don't think I'd ever want to own one but Yank muscle cars do look meaty and sound so nice. Just as a side note I've always though the interiors looked nasty e.g. a few decades behind.
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    The current Mustang is much closer to European quality though, especially if you consider that a 5.0 litre V8 with 420 hp costs the same as a Focus RS with 70 hp less but with AWD. It is not quite premium quality but it is a long way from premium price. And designed by a Callum A lot of competent car for the money, cool image, and something different to the mainly anonymous stuff available at that price point.
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    Not for me i'm afraid.



    Thats more like it!!

    my version of the perfect muscle car is...

    1000+ HP

    manual gearbox and bald rear tires

    heaven!!
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    I'm a convert re Yank metal.
    Over the years I've owned a 73 Camaro Z28 and two 1999 Z28's. I've also owned a 72 Corvette, a 73 Corvette and an 84 Corvette.

    Still love my Jag though.
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    You pay for the engine really for American muscle with a V8 motor. £36k for a 5.0L v8 Mustang in the UK, that's much less than the top hot hatch cars nowadays and much more fun too.
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