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post #21 of 53 Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:43 AM
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I think what people refer to when they call it a teenage car is that its loud, raw, and cheap.

People who refer to it as teenage cars, are the ones that pay 400/month for new honda accords, and have never lifted a wrench in their lives.
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My attitude is whenever someone tells you that you need to drive a "different" car or a more "grown up" car they're either jealous, or they don't understand why people enjoy cars.

I tell those people to get bent, and I drive whatever the hell I want to drive.

I really liked my 99 Gt. Was a fun car, got it fairly cheap, but I didn't like how twitchy it was on rough roads. I sold it to make a down payment on a house, because it was just my toy, and I bought a new toy, a 1997 Thunderbird with a PI swap, 3.73's, Traclok, J-mod, and SuperCoupe sway bars, lowering springs, etc. It's a much better car for me, is fun, fast, and still comfortable for my wife and daughter to ride in all day. People tell me I need something with four doors, I say why? It's a toy, I play with it, I enjoy it, I work on it, and it's fun. Going through an explorer motor swap, getting headers, cams, etc here soon, and will wake it up some more. If I can swing it, some TFS heads too.

Screw everyone else, enjoy your car.
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I think what people refer to when they call it a teenage car is that its loud, raw, and cheap.

People who refer to it as teenage cars, are the ones that pay 400/month for new honda accords, and have never lifted a wrench in their lives.
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post #24 of 53 Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:24 AM
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I highly doubt OP's coworker said it was a teenagers car based on how affordable the car was.
My guess is that he said it was a teenagers car based on the fact you can go out and look at ten random NE Mustangs and most will be driven by teenagers. How affordable the car was is not what his coworker was commenting about. But how affordable the car was is the underlying reason for why it has become a teenagers car.

I was simply explaining how it becomes that way. Because back when they were new in 2003 or 2004, most of the drivers would not have been teenagers. So going from 2003 when most were driven by adults to 2016 when most are driven by teenagers, something has changed. What has changed is the value of that car.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think he should sell his car as long as he likes it. I tried to make the clear in my first post. If he like it then keep it and don't care what anyone else says.

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People who refer to it as teenage cars, are the ones that pay 400/month for new honda accords, and have never lifted a wrench in their lives.
I refer to it as a teenagers car and I basically never take my cars to a shop and have never had a car payment (never had a vehicle new than 5 years old). It's simply a matter of looking at the demographic of who drives the cars and stating the findings.

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post #25 of 53 Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:33 AM
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Ask that same person who told you that what they'd be driving if they could.

I have my dream car. I wanted a mustang new edge 5 speed v8 since 16. I'm 29 now and have it. It's paid off and with all that money I'd spend on a car payment I can put into mods or other "grown up" expenses and bills. To boot I have a fun American sports car that I love to tinker with. I drive it maybe twice a month. Now it's more of a hobby then a driver.

I literally pay 70 bucks a month on insurance on it. The rest is on me on how much I want to spend. If that makes it a teenager car, well then I'll take it. I'd rather have that then get some foreign 4 banger car.

It's called a hobby and we are enthusiasts.

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When I was a teen I drove a Ford Explorer. This is when gas was well about 4 bucks a gallon. To boot it was tuned and modded so I was paying above 5 for premium but I did it because I was an enthusiast.

To me a teen car is a low cost, gas efficient, reliable vehicle.

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Now if you had a lowered riced out civic I could see the hate, but I didn't know people hated on mustangs...unless OP you rock a v6?
*looks at his mustang*ouch Odessa.....but I don't buy base model versions of the v6 either. plus its the DD for me while I still have the option of jumping in the Mach1 and going places.

hell if I could of found a nice NE GT at the same price as this S197 v6 cost me I would of took it in a heart beat. the only NE GTs in my price range at the time where 140,xxx mile+ cars that were a little beat up cause they were hand me downs.

its like we all keep saying. tell them all to fuck off. except the wife. don't do that. do what I do. play the card I play: "I pay for it. so ill drive what I want to drive." until I have to im going to drive a mustang I want/can afford.

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I don't even know how you could consider any GT a "teenage car" because the insurance is murderous on one of them for a teen. Now, an SN95 or 05-09 V6, yeah those seem like teenager cars because I see a whole lot of teens and early-20 somethings driving them.

I don't care if anyone thinks my car isn't appropriate, I love it, my wife likes it (most of the time) and she knows that I love it. It's a little rough around the edges and a little obnoxious and that's what I like about it in a sea of well-mannered SUV's, crossovers and econoboxes.

I did however say when I bought it that it was my early midlife crisis car since I got it when I was 30. I paid it off last year, this year will make 5 years I've owned it, and I really don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon.

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What's the phrase I'm looking for.... It's on the tip of my tongue....




Oh yeah, "Fuck them." That should cover it.
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What's the phrase I'm looking for.... It's on the tip of my tongue....




Oh yeah, "Fuck them." That should cover it.
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Six cylinder Mustangs are usually not considered teenagers' cars. They are usually considered girls' cars. And here is why:
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I say fuck therm and their over priced high horse.

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Six cylinder Mustangs are usually not considered teenagers' cars. They are usually considered girls' cars. And here is why:
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I don't think so. I'm mid 20s and still have my 01 v6.
Which is commonly labeled as a teenage girls car. New edges are getting cheap these days, and younger people can afford them now. I see a lot of young guys driving older wrx's now as the price has finally started to come down.
I've done almost everything to my car myself, and it is definitely no longer a teenage girl car. It is low, loud, and decently quick. And no longer all that comfortable, not that new edges ever were.

I have a Subaru that I dd when that can substitute as my grown man car. Although it does have tinted windows and black wheels.


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Ford sold about a million Mustangs in 18 months. They started running out of V8 motors so they came up with the "Six and the Single Girl" advertising campaign coining the phrase off a popular movie at the time called "Sex and the Single Girl." The movie had an all-star cast. The campaign was so successful that Ford feared that the Mustang would become known as a secretary's car. To recapture a more muscular image Ford contacted Carroll Shelby. The rest is history.
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Ford sold about a million Mustangs in 18 months. They started running out of V8 motors so they came up with the "Six and the Single Girl" advertising campaign coining the phrase off a popular movie at the time called "Sex and the Single Girl." The movie had an all-star cast. The campaign was so successful that Ford feared that the Mustang would become known as a secretary's car. To recapture a more muscular image Ford contacted Carroll Shelby. The rest is history.
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I don't think so. I'm mid 20s and still have my 01 v6.
Which is commonly labeled as a teenage girls car. New edges are getting cheap these days, and younger people can afford them now. I see a lot of young guys driving older wrx's now as the price has finally started to come down.
I've done almost everything to my car myself, and it is definitely no longer a teenage girl car. It is low, loud, and decently quick. And no longer all that comfortable, not that new edges ever were.

I have a Subaru that I dd when that can substitute as my grown man car. Although it does have tinted windows and black wheels.
I drove a v6 new edge once and it was so slow I couldn't help but laugh. Back when I had a 99 Ford Explorer Sport with off road Y pipe, ported TB, tuned for 93 octane, full exhaust and electric fan, I would beat bone stock V6 new edge mustangs. Sure the Explorer had mods but it had the aero dynamics of a loaf of bread and the weight factor.

The V6 mustang was always under powered and painfully slow up until 2011. This sealed their reputation as being a girl or teenager car. Couple this with the fact that kids think it's the fastest thing going and the butt hurt is so real when you try to tell them otherwise, their reputation has been forever sealed.

The v8 and American sports\muscle cars will always be the norm. Anything else just seems out of place in this scene. It's just the way it is.

And don't get me started on the exhaust debate. The V6 will never sound like a v8.

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Most of the guys (and gals) i see driving Mustangs (80s and up) are well into their 30s and 40s. Back in high school sure, it was usually a teenager driving them. Most of the teenagers i see now are driving Hondas and the like. Or a truck of some sort.
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Most of the guys (and gals) i see driving Mustangs (80s and up) are well into their 30s and 40s. Back in high school sure, it was usually a teenager driving them. Most of the teenagers i see now are driving Hondas and the like. Or a truck of some sort.
Given the state of the economy and imports at a low price point with decent styling, I see a lot more hyundais Hondas and kias with the younger crowd

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post #40 of 53 Old May 25th, 2016, 11:30 AM
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Lmao just like how your coworker is probably still making payments on his camry...

I'll stick to my mustang.
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