Originally Posted by dock44
Daddy> you race that Cobra? I got an 03 Mach1 5sp(DSG) bone stock for now and love it.
I have always wanted a ford mustang (or P51 Mustang ) since I was 16 years old.
In 1999 I was in the market to buy a Mustang GT. I went to a tent sale and the sales guys swept me off my feet and convinced me that I (at age 24 with computer programming job and no wife) could afford a Cobra they had on the lot. I did purchase that a 1998 Mustang Cobra Convertible with 6000 miles one it for a good deal. It was Black with Black leather.
I love that car. Just starting that 305hp V8 gave me tingles.
I lived in Irvine, California at the time (yes orange county, the OC) it was late spring and wonderful to drive with the top down. I know its conceited of me, but many heads were turning while driving and I got ALOT of smiles.
But that evening it started to make noises. So I stopped driving it. The next day (Sunday) I drove it to the dealer. The shop was closed and he said come back tomorrow. On the way home it became a V7. Turns out it was a repo, meaning someone could not make the payments and the bank took I back. I think they abused it before giving it back.
After a week of dealer hell and lies I got my old beat up college car back.
My wife (girlfriend at the time living 6 hours away) says it broke because I let another girl ride in the front seat before I let her.
Some day I will own a mustang again. But I have 2 daughters now and "its not practical" For now I will have to make do with the XPS2 and that’s why I say the XPS2 is my Mustang Cobra. Its a lot cheaper too when put in that prospective.
If I had one would I race? Yes there are several tracks within about 2 hours drive from where I live that I would take it to, definatly.
The End….for now.