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Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:57:48 AM »
I have started shopping for a daily driver. I've decided to keep my old 7.3 Super Duty instead of getting a new one, and get a coupe. I'm leaning towards an Infiniti Q60 red sport coupe. I may wait to see what the new GT 500s are going to sell for, but ADMs will probably kill it for me. Not sure I want a GT 350. Audi RS5 coupe is too expensive. A Mustang GT with track pak? I'm ok with used. Even thought about a Nissan GTR. Since we have a thread on what other car you would get besides your daily driver, I thought you could help me think about options for a daily driver, foreign or domestic....
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:05 AM »
Going from a 7.3 F series to a more comfortable/practical daily driver? I went to a fully loaded Flex. Donít laugh......best car I have bought and enjoyed driving for hours at a time....

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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:08:56 AM »
I think the 2013-2014 GT500's are underrated. Fantastic cars.

Super low mile cars can be had at $15-$20K off MSRP.

Especially if you are hanging on to the SUPERDUTY.

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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 11:09:24 AM »
SHO - 2011 to current - lots of fun - dependable
Mustang GT - not one bad word on these cars
GT 350 - daily driver maybe not - quart of oil every 250 to 500 miles
65-66 Fastback - IMHO is the way to go - but then I'm not a normal person :-)
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 11:29:50 AM »

Staying within the "brand" and still having a practical performance vehicle you might consider the Ford Edge ST. Saw this beast at the B.J. auction, the wife even likes it.  :)


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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 11:32:23 AM »
Don't intend to bad-mouth Ford (my wife and I both have Ford DD's), but keep in mind there are issues with paint peeling/bubbling on aluminum body panels. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 12:17:06 PM »
Don't intend to bad-mouth Ford (my wife and I both have Ford DD's), but keep in mind there are issues with paint peeling/bubbling on aluminum body panels. 

+1  Our 2016 Explorer has bubbling across the front of the hood.  Thankfully, I understand it is covered through the 5 year corrosion warranty.  Anyone else have input?

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 12:25:45 PM »
Love my 2016 Mustang GT Premium, 6 speed with 3.55 gears.  Perfect daily driver and makes my commute fun for past 3 years.   Android auto and large touch screen are wonderful. 

 

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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 12:40:36 PM »
Regular Edge is very cool looking rig.
Is the ST AWD?
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 01:03:04 PM »
Great suggestions. Never knew of the Edge ST. A 13-14 GT 500 is a good idea too.
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 01:06:05 PM »
I have a Jeep Trackhawk as my DD.  707hp.  0-60 in 3.3 sec.  1/4 mile in 11.5 sec/117 mph. 
Handles and stops great. 
Looks enough like a regular Grand Cherokee to be a bit stealthy.
I love smoking Teslas with it.
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 01:13:36 PM »
Lincoln Towncar any year 2000 going forward. 86 to 89 Towncars are great too
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 01:45:42 PM »
Regular Edge is very cool looking rig.
Is the ST AWD?

Yes it is AWD.
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 01:45:49 PM »
I donít think the towncar has the performance Iím looking for 😆🤣
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Re: Shopping for a Daily Driver - What would you get?
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
I hear you. My Towncar is sedate. But gives great contrast when I get into the Hertz or the 89 Saleen.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"