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Hey folks. Its everyones least favorite Taurus driveing whacko.
Its been a LONG last few months. Up until this past monday, I had been working 80+ hours a week, and havent had any time to do much more then drop in and see what kind of havoc was being stirred up in my absence.
But now I have a more regular work schedual, still 55 hours a week, but better then before.
For those who dont know, I am now officially engaged to be married. I'll try and keep things posted.
The car is great. 6450 miles on it in 6 months. Just got it back from the shop, needed a new torque converter and intermediate clutch packs. Something for the late '02 and 03 people to keep thier eyes on. Not sure what caused the problem yet, the removed parts were laid out on one of my shop's work tables with 3 techs scratching thier heads standing over it at 7 pm last night.
I have seen the promised land however.
The new 05 'Stangs are going to be MISSLES (drove one, couldnt stop laughing). Gone are the days of the funky shifter with a little too long throws and too heavy clutches. Thing drove like a olde Cobra or new Mach1 with a real race clutch and a short shifter.
The new 500's and Freestyles are going to be FUN. Saw a video of a Freestyle with the 3.0 turning a Pacifica into a speck. The new 3.5 is due out for the 2006 model year. The Taurus PROBABLY WONT get it, as after 06 the Taurus goes the way of the Escort and becomes a fleet only vehicle. The whisperings are that the 3.5 will come with varying power output, based on the application. 240hp/270tq for the 500, 260/280 for the Montego and Freestyle, and something like 280/285 for the Freestyle FX, the new Aviator (which will be based on the Freestyle and not the Explorer) and the "up engined/SVT/SHO/hi performance" Futura. Yes, that car will be a reality in late 06 or 07. From the local Ford rep: CA $28-29k, AWD, 3.5 DOHC V6, 6speed tranny, all the goodies.
Look for a turbo'ed Mazda3 or Focus in the next few years too. The new 2.3 engine has its intake on the front, exhaust on the back, with a ton of space there, it just screams BOOST ME!
The GT, well, lets just say, it will be all that, and my dealership has been allocated TWO, yep TWO of those bad boys this year, another one for 05, and TWO MORE in the final run in 06. I shiver just thinking about it. Dont belive me? Ask me what the VIN numbers are going to be in a few weeks. One of the 2 is in production, the other has been picked up by the factory and is in pre production. Ford's official model designation for them is "P90", just like a Taurus is P5-, the second digit being what trim (P52=LX Sedan, P53=SE, P54=old SHO code, P55=SES, P56=SEL, P57=SE Wagon, P59=SEL Wagon). The first is going to be "Pull my tail over" Red, white stripes, black interior, the upgraded rims, painted calipers, and the Macintosh sound rig, i.e. fully loaded, the other is set up to be white, black interior, and with the sound rig.
And I guess thats it. PM me or reply here if you feel like saying hello, or if you know anyone looking to hire an Intelligence Analyst OR an Environmental Analyst. I love cars, but I HATE selling them.

-me
 

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Course I got a few. Cant relate now, got to go out with the future Mrs. Fiebig. Might need to set myself up my own storytelling forum. Which do you want to hear first? My 03 Vs a prelude (hilarious) my 03 VS an 04 2.5 altima (even more hilarious) or my favorite: Me in a debadged 99 V6 'Stang that was really packing a supercharged 6.8l V10
VS an S2000 (I wish I had a tail mounted camera to see the driver's look of absolute HORROR).
Then, of course, was the looks I got while taking an 04 Mystichrome Cobra Vert to an auto show a few weeks ago....
 

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Welcome back Brian. Any story is a good story from you. Congrats on the ring thing!
 
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Welcome back, man! Thanks for the insider info. about what's going on with Ford - now I'm all excited - can't wait for that 3.5L 'tec.
 

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what do u do for a living that makes u work 80+ hours.
i'd also like to see a pic of your mystichrome cobra, havent seen one on the road yet.
 

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Happy birthday Brian!
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Have you driven the V-6 Mustang yet?
 

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I sell cars, Fords in fact. Seems like every time the future Mrs. Fiebig and I try to make plans to go do something after work, I get a scumbag dreck (dreck=person with no down payment, crap credit, usually wants the $53,000 fully loaded Eddie Bauer Expedition we got out back, and owes twice as much on thier trade in as its worth), and end up spending all night at the place. Lets leave it at this, she hasnt forgiven me for our anniversery, and that was 5 months ago.
Its not MY MystiChrome, it was the dealerships. Pretty as all hell. BASF makes the paint, they got a commercial now with a MC Cobra out in the desert. Check it out.
And yes, I drove tha "V-6" stang. Only car Ive driven in the last 5 years since my P71 dies that has really scared the shyt out of me. Most stangs have traction control. The dude removed it. Entirely. Where the button to turn it on and off is, he wrote on it "TC is for chicks". If you want to know what it felt like, go to Six Flags in New Jersey and ride the Batman ride there. Its basically a catapult shot off an aircraft carrier EVERY TIME YOU SHIFT. And that motor howls like a tornado at anything above half throttle.
 

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Originally posted by BF2001SES@Mar 7 2004, 10:08 PM
I sell cars, Fords in fact. Seems like every time the future Mrs. Fiebig and I try to make plans to go do something after work, I get a scumbag dreck (dreck=person with no down payment, crap credit, usually wants the $53,000 fully loaded Eddie Bauer Expedition we got out back, and owes twice as much on thier trade in as its worth), and end up spending all night at the place. Lets leave it at this, she hasnt forgiven me for our anniversery, and that was 5 months ago.
Its not MY MystiChrome, it was the dealerships. Pretty as all hell. BASF makes the paint, they got a commercial now with a MC Cobra out in the desert. Check it out.
And yes, I drove tha "V-6" stang. Only car Ive driven in the last 5 years since my P71 dies that has really scared the shyt out of me. Most stangs have traction control. The dude removed it. Entirely. Where the button to turn it on and off is, he wrote on it "TC is for chicks". If you want to know what it felt like, go to Six Flags in New Jersey and ride the Batman ride there. Its basically a catapult shot off an aircraft carrier EVERY TIME YOU SHIFT. And that motor howls like a tornado at anything above half throttle.
Hehe, I love the 4.0 SOHC motor. Can't wait to drive the V-6 myself. And yeah, above 3K, that motor just screams!
 
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