- Jan 31, 2002
Well, my car has been having major issues over the last few weeks, over heating several times and pushing out all its coolant every time I get in traffic or drive around town. I've also noticed smoke coming out of the tailpipes at times, and I figured it was time to make a move. I went to a local dealer because they had a 2003 torch red Mach 1 with 1900 miles on it from a local collector up for sale. I've always wanted a mach, but they wanted 19000 for it and it books at 13000 or so, and with the negative equity on my GT it wasn't realistic. I had been seriously considering buying an '11 with the new drive train, but with my car heading for meltdown for no known reason (I trouble-shot the crap out of it and still couldn't keep it from blowing all the coolant out) and having been overheated to max 4 times in 5 weeks, I had to make a move now. They showed me a few '10 GTs, and one really stood out. It's the new equivalent of the DSG on the 04, and has a boatload of options. 2010 Premium GT with HIDs, Shaker 1000 , Sync, black leather, back up camera, 5spd, 18" 5 spokes, security package, and all the standard GT equipment. All I can say so far is I miss the style my old car had going with the staggered rims and angry exhaust, but this car is an amazing piece. It's faster than my 04, much better mannered, and overall slippery smooth. About the only options I would have liked to have seen on the car are the 3.73s, comfort package with heated seats, and the 19" wheels. But honestly, gears can be done cheap, heated seats are not that big of a deal, and when I get staggered rims for this car, the 19"s would be relegated to winter duty, so overall I am pretty happy. I owed 12,500 on my 04, they gave me 7750 (not bad since I think the motor has had it), the car invoiced for 32050, and they sold it to me at 32450. 0% APR 66 months. 2500 down. $1000 mfgr rebate. My first NEW car. 69 miles at delivery. WOOOT! Pics to follow.