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Re: New 2020 GT500 gets no respect
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2019, 06:54:10 AM »
Kids will be kids...
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Re: New 2020 GT500 gets no respect
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2019, 05:38:05 PM »
Back in the '90s, I got to be friends of one of the guys who travels around with, and handles logistics of, Ford's auto show vehicles. He told me that the wear to the driver-side seat and door hinge/handle during the course of the two-week Detroit (for example) auto show would be equivalent to more than ten years of heavy use. 

One season, they kept track of the amount of times the driver's door of a particular F-150 was opened, and it was something like 25,000 times per big auto show. With the vast number of spectators at the big shows, that made sense to me. Thus, they changed out the vehicles at each auto show, and sometimes even during a big show.

He told me: Don't ever buy a "super-low-mile auto show car."  The odometer may say 50 miles, but the driver's seat says 50,000.

He also said that people will steal everything that's not strongly secured.  Shift knobs and cigarette lighters are child's play compared to the missing control stalks, emblems, and various interior pieces. One guy was caught trying to leave the show with a spare tire.

No wonder that the expensive car makers lock their show cars...or don't bother to display at all.
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Re: New 2020 GT500 gets no respect
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2019, 04:10:18 PM »
1. It all makes sense now, spoiler is to be used as a step up.

2. Once up grab the hood grilles to propel you up.

3. Then slide down.....weeeee!
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

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