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(I4U)   Ford parks a Mustang in the one spot in NYC where there's no "Don't Even Think of Parking Here" sign   (i4u.com) divider line 102
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2014-03-31 04:48:34 PM  
Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.
 
2014-03-31 05:13:46 PM  
photos1.blogger.com
 
2014-03-31 05:15:46 PM  
I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.
 
2014-03-31 05:16:00 PM  
A bunch of frat boys already did this.  But it was a VW instead of a Mustang.  And it was an English professor's living room instead of The Empire State Building.
 
2014-03-31 05:16:53 PM  
Pretty dang sexy car in that article.

/Still not a candle to the '65 Mustang I took my driver's license test in....
//Drool....
 
2014-03-31 05:19:03 PM  
I know that's it's not a kind thought, but I just can't help myself. Whenever I look at the front of the new Mustang the headlights just look too low and sunken in with an awkward smile. I can't help but think that the new mustang looks like it has downs syndrome.

img.fark.net

I feel dirty. And bad.

/I think I'll go donate a few dollars to charity now.
 
2014-03-31 05:19:32 PM  
Pony thread!

img.fark.net


Post ponies!

/ sarcastic wife-like car naming detected
 
Bf+
2014-03-31 05:19:33 PM  
More than 9 million Mustangs have gotten purchased by savvy consumers through the past half century.

thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-31 05:21:02 PM  

jobskee: A bunch of frat boys already did this.  But it was a VW instead of a Mustang.  And it was an English professor's living room instead of The Empire State Building.


Actually, Ford already did this when the Mustang first came out.
 
2014-03-31 05:21:16 PM  

mama2tnt: Pretty dang sexy car in that article.

/Still not a candle to the '65 Mustang I took my driver's license test in....
//Drool....


CtrlAltDestroy: I know that's it's not a kind thought, but I just can't help myself. Whenever I look at the front of the new Mustang the headlights just look too low and sunken in with an awkward smile. I can't help but think that the new mustang looks like it has downs syndrome.

[img.fark.net image 676x449]

I feel dirty. And bad.

/I think I'll go donate a few dollars to charity now.


Great, now Drew's making me go sit in a corner after what you said after what I said....
 
2014-03-31 05:21:17 PM  

new_york_monty: I love that they've got an IRS


I always find that feature a bit too...  taxing. :)
 
2014-03-31 05:28:49 PM  

Grapple: new_york_monty: I love that they've got an IRS

I always find that feature a bit too...  taxing. :)


rimshot,wav
 
2014-03-31 05:29:11 PM  

new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.


So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?
 
2014-03-31 05:29:26 PM  
So we will find out the terminal velocity of a Mustang.
 
2014-03-31 05:30:35 PM  

gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?


But then, so is a bicycle.
 
2014-03-31 05:34:33 PM  

gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?


There was no Mustang II.  I don't know what the hell you're talking about.  Also, there was only 1 Highlander movie, 3 Star Wars movies, and 1 season of Heroes.
 
2014-03-31 05:35:53 PM  
Here's the mustang about to be sectioned for the move to the top of the Empire State Building.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-31 05:36:54 PM  

new_york_monty: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

But then, so is a bicycle.


I won't believe it until they hand it over to a tame race driver.  Some say he likes to beat dead horses.
 
2014-03-31 05:38:32 PM  
Old and busted: cow tipping. New hotness: horse tipping.

I just hope when they're putting it back together they be careful tightening that Mustang's nuts. Those suckers can really kick.
 
2014-03-31 05:39:22 PM  

gfid: new_york_monty: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

But then, so is a bicycle.

I won't believe it until they hand it over to a tame race driver.  Some say he likes to beat dead horses.


Others say he'd commit seppuku before driving a Mustang II. All we know is, he's called the Stig.
 
2014-03-31 05:40:53 PM  

treesloth: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

There was no Mustang II.  I don't know what the hell you're talking about.  Also, there was only 1 Highlander movie, 3 Star Wars movies, and 1 season of Heroes.


I would like to live in whatever parallel universe you come from.
 
2014-03-31 05:41:04 PM  

Prey4reign: Here's the mustang about to be VIVIsectioned for the move to the top of the Empire State Building.

[img.fark.net image 217x163]


ftfm.
 
2014-03-31 05:42:16 PM  
First car I owned was a '67 Mustang GT.  390 big block, fastback, cherry red, fark me.  Old man, who had a good barometer on cars, bought it for me for $500.  It even ran for a year. I dropped in a 428SCJ engine, because a friend had one in Visalia, 400 miles away, bought some ripple walls, because I could, and for the most part felt good to be the king in my junior year.  Blew the engine, rebuilt it myself, whilst making gas station wages @ $3.25/hour, and assorted side bets on street races, before I had to part with my cherry.  Goddamn me to hell for ever selling it.
 
2014-03-31 05:44:44 PM  
"Oh, caught ya." - "Oh no officer, I was thinking of something else." - "Sure you were."

/Obscure?
 
2014-03-31 05:47:39 PM  

new_york_monty: gfid: new_york_monty: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

But then, so is a bicycle.

I won't believe it until they hand it over to a tame race driver.  Some say he likes to beat dead horses.

Others say he'd commit seppuku before driving a Mustang II. All we know is, he's called the Stig.


My ONLY speeding ticket was in a Mustang II (hey, it had T-Tops...T-TOPS!! That's like a convertible!). Yes, it was 45 in a 30.
 
2014-03-31 05:50:47 PM  
Heh, just yesterday I decided to give a little attention to my '65 stang - even made a little video of the first attempt to start her in ~5 years.

scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net
/unfortunately I found anti-freeze contamination in the oil
//time for new intake & head gaskets
///53,000 original miles
 
2014-03-31 05:51:48 PM  
Let's pause to remember the horror that was an 80's Mustang

img.fark.net

Or the Charlie's Angels one that looked a lot like a Pinto

www.diecastsociety.com
 
2014-03-31 05:53:40 PM  

gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?


i1280.photobucket.com
 Dark days in Detroit.
 
2014-03-31 05:53:47 PM  

hammettman: First car I owned was a '67 Mustang GT.  390 big block, fastback, cherry red, fark me.  Old man, who had a good barometer on cars, bought it for me for $500.  It even ran for a year. I dropped in a 428SCJ engine, because a friend had one in Visalia, 400 miles away, bought some ripple walls, because I could, and for the most part felt good to be the king in my junior year.  Blew the engine, rebuilt it myself, whilst making gas station wages @ $3.25/hour, and assorted side bets on street races, before I had to part with my cherry.  Goddamn me to hell for ever selling it.


And to think that way back when a kid could have some serious Detroit muscle while only making $3.25 an hour.  The only problem I see is "cherry red".  That car looked better in black, but if you offered me a red one I probably wouldn't complain.  Of course, I think all cars look better in black.  It's not racist or anything.
 
2014-03-31 05:55:28 PM  
I'm getting a kick out of people who think the 2015 Mustang is a particularly pretty car, because I drive one of these:

www.imcdb.org
 
2014-03-31 05:56:23 PM  

gfid: hammettman: First car I owned was a '67 Mustang GT.  390 big block, fastback, cherry red, fark me.  Old man, who had a good barometer on cars, bought it for me for $500.  It even ran for a year. I dropped in a 428SCJ engine, because a friend had one in Visalia, 400 miles away, bought some ripple walls, because I could, and for the most part felt good to be the king in my junior year.  Blew the engine, rebuilt it myself, whilst making gas station wages @ $3.25/hour, and assorted side bets on street races, before I had to part with my cherry.  Goddamn me to hell for ever selling it.

And to think that way back when a kid could have some serious Detroit muscle while only making $3.25 an hour.  The only problem I see is "cherry red".  That car looked better in black, but if you offered me a red one I probably wouldn't complain.  Of course, I think all cars look better in black.  It's not racist or anything.



Wrong, everyone knows red is the fastest color.
 
2014-03-31 05:56:48 PM  
It sounds like they're going through a lot of trouble to get it up there.  They should just send Niko Bellic up there and have him spawn a car with that cell phone cheat.
 
2014-03-31 05:56:51 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

[i1280.photobucket.com image 480x359]
 Dark days in Detroit.


Look, out on the road....it's a turd....it's a dead rat...it's a pimple...

No, it's Super Pinto.
 
2014-03-31 05:58:25 PM  
"So, this is the real reason you couldn't meet me by the Mustang!"

www.cadolphmoores.com
 
2014-03-31 06:03:42 PM  

new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.


In other words, they managed to make a Mustang II with Hippie-Boost, alongside the American-sized engines(V6 and V8).  Apparently Ford forgot that the Mustang is not meant to be "environmentally friendly", but as an affordable-to-the-masses car that can scare the fark out of people not accustomed to thunder in the engine compartment.

CtrlAltDestroy: I know that's it's not a kind thought, but I just can't help myself. Whenever I look at the front of the new Mustang the headlights just look too low and sunken in with an awkward smile. I can't help but think that the new mustang looks like it has downs syndrome.

[img.fark.net image 676x449]


That's the Aston Martin part of the car that seems to be as common as Hippie-Boost(the part of the car that makes it feel like it has Down's Syndrome).

/Make mine American, turboless and with at least 6 cylinders.
 
2014-03-31 06:04:21 PM  

treesloth: gfid: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

So what you're saying is it's better than the Mustang II?

There was no Mustang II.  I don't know what the hell you're talking about.  Also, there was only 1 Highlander movie, 3 Star Wars movies, and 1 season of Heroes.


They should make a sequel to The Matrix.
 
2014-03-31 06:04:24 PM  
It's just a press release, not even actual news.
 
2014-03-31 06:04:50 PM  

new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.


FWIW: the '84 - '86 Mustang SVO was running a turbo 4.
 
2014-03-31 06:05:13 PM  
CtrlAltDestroy: I know that's it's not a kind thought, but I just can't help myself. Whenever I look at the front of the new Mustang the headlights just look too low and sunken in with an awkward smile. I can't help but think that the new mustang looks like it has downs syndrome.


So do most of the owners.
 
2014-03-31 06:06:55 PM  

No Line For Beer: It sounds like they're going through a lot of trouble to get it up there.  They should just send Niko Bellic up there and have him spawn a car with that cell phone cheat.


Is that the kid who walked up to the top floor a few weeks ago?

Combined with him and the base jumpers who just got busted, you'd think they could just put up a challenge on twitter or something.  Some kid would probably just drive one up the staircase.

I mean the WTC, not the Empire State Building - same thing, really, isn't it?  A really tall building in NYC.
 
2014-03-31 06:07:24 PM  
I had a 4 cylinder 1980-something  Mousetang for a short time.

/see what I did there?
 
2014-03-31 06:07:47 PM  

waterrockets: new_york_monty: Jokes aside, this new Mustang is the first one they've produced I could seriously see myself buying. I love that they've got an IRS and an optional turbo-4. And they've kept the honking V8 for traditionalists. It's a nice way to bring an American icon into the 21st century. Pretty, too.

FWIW: the '84 - '86 Mustang SVO was running a turbo 4.


You could get that engine in the Escort, too. Which was a much better car; '80s Mustangs are embarrassing.
 
2014-03-31 06:09:43 PM  

LazyMedia: I'm getting a kick out of people who think the 2015 Mustang is a particularly pretty car, because I drive one of these:

[www.imcdb.org image 720x405]


How does it feel to get more miles vertically than horizontally?
 
2014-03-31 06:10:58 PM  
My '98:

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-31 06:16:06 PM  

max_pooper: gfid: hammettman: First car I owned was a '67 Mustang GT.  390 big block, fastback, cherry red, fark me.  Old man, who had a good barometer on cars, bought it for me for $500.  It even ran for a year. I dropped in a 428SCJ engine, because a friend had one in Visalia, 400 miles away, bought some ripple walls, because I could, and for the most part felt good to be the king in my junior year.  Blew the engine, rebuilt it myself, whilst making gas station wages @ $3.25/hour, and assorted side bets on street races, before I had to part with my cherry.  Goddamn me to hell for ever selling it.

And to think that way back when a kid could have some serious Detroit muscle while only making $3.25 an hour.  The only problem I see is "cherry red".  That car looked better in black, but if you offered me a red one I probably wouldn't complain.  Of course, I think all cars look better in black.  It's not racist or anything.


Wrong, everyone knows red is the fastest color.


Not without go-fasta stripes.
 
2014-03-31 06:16:59 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.


[Archer]

THANKS DODGE!
[/Archer]
 
2014-03-31 06:17:24 PM  

daha: It's just a press release, not even actual news.


Unfortunately, press releases have become actual news.

Journalism as we once knew it is dead.

/Not using my J school degree because I'm just not that interested.
//Doesn't seem to be stopping the "journalists" I know.
 
2014-03-31 06:17:44 PM  

Billy Liar: max_pooper: gfid: hammettman: First car I owned was a '67 Mustang GT.  390 big block, fastback, cherry red, fark me.  Old man, who had a good barometer on cars, bought it for me for $500.  It even ran for a year. I dropped in a 428SCJ engine, because a friend had one in Visalia, 400 miles away, bought some ripple walls, because I could, and for the most part felt good to be the king in my junior year.  Blew the engine, rebuilt it myself, whilst making gas station wages @ $3.25/hour, and assorted side bets on street races, before I had to part with my cherry.  Goddamn me to hell for ever selling it.

And to think that way back when a kid could have some serious Detroit muscle while only making $3.25 an hour.  The only problem I see is "cherry red".  That car looked better in black, but if you offered me a red one I probably wouldn't complain.  Of course, I think all cars look better in black.  It's not racist or anything.


Wrong, everyone knows red is the fastest color.

Not without go-fasta stripes.


Or speed holes to make the car go faster.
 
2014-03-31 06:20:16 PM  
Now we can add "Found on Roof Dead"?
 
2014-03-31 06:20:39 PM  

zetar: My '98:


The 90s version doesn't look any better then the 80s version to me.
 
2014-03-31 06:27:55 PM  

zetar: My '98:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Putting the letters "PHD" on a license plate is douche-tastic.
 
2014-03-31 06:29:31 PM  

IC Stars: I had a 4 cylinder 1980-something  Mousetang for a short time.

/see what I did there?


it loved you short time?
 
2014-03-31 06:30:10 PM  

ph0rk: zetar: My '98:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]

Putting the letters "PHD" on a license plate is douche-tastic.


But he likes the band 3Rd Eye Blind, so there's that....


Do do DO do do DO DO!!!
 
2014-03-31 06:30:12 PM  

ph0rk: zetar: My '98:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]

Putting the letters "PHD" on a license plate is douche-tastic.


I just assumed his name was Phillip Henry Davis, and that he enjoys playing Counterstrike.
 
2014-03-31 06:35:54 PM  
media.canada.com

...rookies.
 
2014-03-31 06:36:19 PM  
THAT dinky-looking thing is a MUSTANG?

*weeps*

/old
 
2014-03-31 06:38:39 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: daha: It's just a press release, not even actual news.

Unfortunately, press releases have become actual news.

Journalism as we once knew it is dead.

/Not using my J school degree because I'm just not that interested.
//Doesn't seem to be stopping the "journalists" I know.


I work for a non profit. We put often put out press releases with quotable lines but little substance (reacting to an event with reiterated goals and talking points).

We also put out amazing well researched goddamn important reports that took years of hard work, use that research to actually make a difference, and do incredible work organizing a huge number of supporters from all sorts of backgrounds and ideaologies under a common goal.

Guess which get attention/earned media.

And this is true in any larger advocacy group I've seen and has gotten way worse in the past few years: if you're good at generating those generic statements for lazy journalists to jump on, you will advance farther and more authority will subsequently be associated with you than if you know your sh-t and are passionate but not good looking or quick with sound bites. It's gotten worse in parallel to the decline of honest bipartisanship.

All about the goddamn sound bites and we're all guilty and it's at the expense of the damn country. We could not put out the sound bite releases, but then we don't get covered. Journalists have stupid tight budgets and their employer just wants it done so I can't entirely put it on laziness. And the pundits and public want easy narratives in black and white, and so on and so on and HEADDESK.

So hey. Cars are cool. I used to bike to the Woodward Dream Cruise with my Dad. I bet if we did that this year at least one person would assume we were making an antagonistic statement about car culture in Michigan. My Dad just hates paying for parking anywhere ever, and he'd rather bike than walk a mile from the closest free spot.

So cars.

/frustrating day at work, can you tell?
 
2014-03-31 06:41:18 PM  
I hate guys that drive Mustangs... Mustang driver = Low IQ jock "bro" wanna-be. Usually they are idiots on the road and have bad attitudes as well. I almost expect Mustang drivers to exit their vehicle with their peens waving around because that's how they typically act.  If you think those cars impress women, they don't.. (Well maybe hookers or something).

What vehicle impresses me?  My awesome spy van that I modified with all sorts of cool stuff. Much more practical ;-)
 
2014-03-31 06:42:04 PM  

MrSteve007: Heh, just yesterday I decided to give a little attention to my '65 stang - even made a little video of the first attempt to start her in ~5 years.

[scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net image 600x264]
/unfortunately I found anti-freeze contamination in the oil
//time for new intake & head gaskets
///53,000 original miles


Nice!
 
2014-03-31 06:44:43 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.


Okay, we'll both get Farkied as "Obvious Dodge Shill" after this, but I'm currently having the exact same experience. I got rear-ended at a stoplight in February, and the rental place offered me a 2014 Mustang or a 2014 Charger. I've never driven a Dodge anything in my life, but opted for the Charger because it was a four door and I thought I'd only have it for a few days.

Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.
 
2014-03-31 06:48:25 PM  

zetar: My '98:

[img.fark.net image 850x637]


Truly a thing to behold. Or be the owner of the eye beholding it, or something. It's pretty darned yellow.
 
2014-03-31 06:50:14 PM  

gfid: No Line For Beer: It sounds like they're going through a lot of trouble to get it up there.  They should just send Niko Bellic up there and have him spawn a car with that cell phone cheat.

Is that the kid who walked up to the top floor a few weeks ago?

Combined with him and the base jumpers who just got busted, you'd think they could just put up a challenge on twitter or something.  Some kid would probably just drive one up the staircase.

I mean the WTC, not the Empire State Building - same thing, really, isn't it?  A really tall building in NYC.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-31 06:52:01 PM  
Would rather push my Chevy than drive a Ford

img.fark.net

/ 30th anniversary Z28
 
2014-03-31 06:54:53 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.

Okay, we'll both get Farkied as "Obvious Dodge Shill" after this, but I'm currently having the exact same experience. I got rear-ended at a stoplight in February, and the rental place offered me a 2014 Mustang or a 2014 Charger. I've never driven a Dodge anything in my life, but opted for the Charger because it was a four door and I thought I'd only have it for a few days.

Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.


Well, goddammit, maybe I should get into an accident.  Isn't Dodge basically the same thing as Chrysler?

I dunno - i think the best car I ever drove was a Buick Grand National, but hey I haven't driven many fancy cars.
 
2014-03-31 07:00:02 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.


Hemi?
 
2014-03-31 07:03:13 PM  
Since people are showing off their toys...

600 RWHP, twin turbo, 3.0L, V6

img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-31 07:06:15 PM  
My mom drove a new '68 V8 Mustang off of the showroom floor.

It was towed back that night when it wouldn't start.

It was towed back 4 times the first year she owned it.

She got into a screaming match on the showroom floor because she was told it was overheating because she 'drove like a woman' (ah the 60s).  It turns out it had the wrong thermostat in it, and the dealer mechanics kept replacing it with the same wrong model until one of the mechanics was like "Hey, I think that's the wrong one, lets look it up.  Doh!"

The after market AC she had put in it fried the electrical system.
 
2014-03-31 07:06:37 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.

Okay, we'll both get Farkied as "Obvious Dodge Shill" after this, but I'm currently having the exact same experience. I got rear-ended at a stoplight in February, and the rental place offered me a 2014 Mustang or a 2014 Charger. I've never driven a Dodge anything in my life, but opted for the Charger because it was a four door and I thought I'd only have it for a few days.

Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.


Yeah that's great until you have to drive on city streets and it takes cutting across three lanes to make a simple U-turn.  Seriously, those things drive like a boat.

LtDarkstar: I hate guys that drive Mustangs... Mustang driver = Low IQ jock "bro" wanna-be. Usually they are idiots on the road and have bad attitudes as well. I almost expect Mustang drivers to exit their vehicle with their peens waving around because that's how they typically act.  If you think those cars impress women, they don't.. (Well maybe hookers or something).

What vehicle impresses me?  My awesome spy van that I modified with all sorts of cool stuff. Much more practical ;-)


That's ok, I'll be there to take note of your jealousy when I pass by in my GT convertible on a beautiful day.
 
2014-03-31 07:08:24 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.

Okay, we'll both get Farkied as "Obvious Dodge Shill" after this, but I'm currently having the exact same experience. I got rear-ended at a stoplight in February, and the rental place offered me a 2014 Mustang or a 2014 Charger. I've never driven a Dodge anything in my life, but opted for the Charger because it was a four door and I thought I'd only have it for a few days.

Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.


I had a rental Charger back in January. Just a basic model with the 6-cyl, but it was a surprisingly good car. Very smooth, plenty of power, very comfortable. Rearward visibility sucked, but that's the case with about anything now.

If I were looking for a larger car I'd probably be getting a Charger AWD with the V-6. It just didn't feel like it needed the Hemi.
 
2014-03-31 07:10:43 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: ince people are showing off their toys...


your lawn looks like shiat.  Since you're showing off your toys.
 
2014-03-31 07:12:02 PM  

akula: Barricaded Gunman: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day.  Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course.  And what do they rent me?  A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger.  After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven.  I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.

Okay, we'll both get Farkied as "Obvious Dodge Shill" after this, but I'm currently having the exact same experience. I got rear-ended at a stoplight in February, and the rental place offered me a 2014 Mustang or a 2014 Charger. I've never driven a Dodge anything in my life, but opted for the Charger because it was a four door and I thought I'd only have it for a few days.

Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.

I had a rental Charger back in January. Just a basic model with the 6-cyl, but it was a surprisingly good car. Very smooth, plenty of power, very comfortable. Rearward visibility sucked, but that's the case with about anything now.

If I were looking for a larger car I'd probably be getting a Charger AWD with the V-6. It just didn't feel like it needed the Hemi.


6.1 Hemi is pretty radical especialy with the police package
 
2014-03-31 07:17:55 PM  

gfid: CtrlAltDestroy: ince people are showing off their toys...

your lawn looks like shiat.  Since you're showing off your toys.


Yes, yes it does. I'm terribly lazy about tending to the lawn. And I don't really care. I have better things to do/drive/ride.

/4 cars
//3 motorcycles
///Neighbor on one side is restoring a Bel Air and neighbor on the other side has a mint 60's Catalina convertible
 
2014-03-31 07:29:15 PM  
It would be so much cooler if they would rebuild the "Wonder Rotunda" from the 1964 World's Fair and display the new model there...

www.nywf64.com
"The New York World's Fair will always be remembered as the place where Ford first introduced the Mustang!
"Mustangs were featured on The Magic Skyway, where everyone wanted to ride one ...
"... and rotating displays of Mustangs outside the Wonder Rotunda gave the public something to dream about -- here a shiny red Fastback for '65!"
 
2014-03-31 07:32:20 PM  

gfid: CtrlAltDestroy: ince people are showing off their toys...

your lawn looks like shiat.  Since you're showing off your toys.


I think it's called priorities.
 
2014-03-31 07:32:23 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: gfid: CtrlAltDestroy: ince people are showing off their toys...

your lawn looks like shiat.  Since you're showing off your toys.

Yes, yes it does. I'm terribly lazy about tending to the lawn. And I don't really care. I have better things to do/drive/ride.

/4 cars
//3 motorcycles
///Neighbor on one side is restoring a Bel Air and neighbor on the other side has a mint 60's Catalina convertible


What's amusing is you thinking that having so much crap you can't maintain it is cool.
 
2014-03-31 07:42:06 PM  

ph0rk: What's amusing is you thinking that having so much crap you can't maintain it is cool.


The vehicles all purr/roar. I just don't give a rats ass about the lawn. I'm not some old man with nothing better to do.

I want to buy a bigger house this year. If I do I'll probably try harder with the lawn. Maybe.

Priorities, man. I have them.
 
2014-03-31 07:48:59 PM  

ph0rk: What's amusing is you thinking that having so much crap you can't maintain it is cool.

Heh, speak for yourself. I'd say he's just getting started.

-One modern truck ('05 Tacoma 4x4)
-One electric car ('12 LEAF)
-One classic car ('65 Mustang)
-3 classic trucks (two '48 Willys 4x4, one '52 Dodge B-3-B)
-11 classic motorcycles ('69 Triumph Scrambler, '71 Triumph Bonne 750, '63 BSA Goldstar, '67 Rickman Metisse, '66 BSA 441 Victor, etc)
-One modern motorcycle (2007 Honda 919)
-One sailboat (32' Hunter 326)

One of the Willy's truck is a donor rig and the other I'm currently restoring, the rest of the 4 wheeled vehicles run great (with exception of the head gasket leak I found in the Mustang on Sunday). About half of the motorcycles are in running, show condition - the other half are works-in-progress basket cases.

/to be fair, I inherited 10 of the motorcycles last month
//RIP Uncle Ryan
 
2014-03-31 07:51:37 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: Would rather push my Chevy than drive a Ford

[img.fark.net image 640x480]

/ 30th anniversary Z28


Fortunately, you get lots of opportunities to put your money where your mouth is.

/The 06 comes out of the garage tomorrow!
 
2014-03-31 07:52:26 PM  
StrangeQ:

Yeah that's great until you have to drive on city streets and it takes cutting across three lanes to make a simple U-turn.  Seriously, those things drive like a boat.


I'm pretty sure that's what the e-brake and RWD are for...
 
2014-03-31 07:52:58 PM  

HAMMERTOE: LazyMedia: I'm getting a kick out of people who think the 2015 Mustang is a particularly pretty car, because I drive one of these:

[www.imcdb.org image 720x405]

How does it feel to get more miles vertically than horizontally?


It even looks good on the underside!
 
2014-03-31 07:53:11 PM  

MrSteve007: ph0rk: What's amusing is you thinking that having so much crap you can't maintain it is cool.
Heh, speak for yourself. I'd say he's just getting started.

-One modern truck ('05 Tacoma 4x4)
-One electric car ('12 LEAF)
-One classic car ('65 Mustang)
-3 classic trucks (two '48 Willys 4x4, one '52 Dodge B-3-B)
-11 classic motorcycles ('69 Triumph Scrambler, '71 Triumph Bonne 750, '63 BSA Goldstar, '67 Rickman Metisse, '66 BSA 441 Victor, etc)
-One modern motorcycle (2007 Honda 919)
-One sailboat (32' Hunter 326)

One of the Willy's truck is a donor rig and the other I'm currently restoring, the rest of the 4 wheeled vehicles run great (with exception of the head gasket leak I found in the Mustang on Sunday). About half of the motorcycles are in running, show condition - the other half are works-in-progress basket cases.

/to be fair, I inherited 10 of the motorcycles last month
//RIP Uncle Ryan


What about your lawn?!?! My god you must mow!!!
 
2014-03-31 07:55:20 PM  
I'll keep my '67 Mustang, thank you. Had a couple '71 Maxh 1s, but Ford hasn't made a decent 'stang since '73. No matter what you say.
 
2014-03-31 07:58:47 PM  
Oh.

On the Observation Deck.  Not the actual top.

Oh well.  *Trudges off.*
 
2014-03-31 08:00:41 PM  
LtDarkstar: I hate guys that drive Mustangs... Mustang driver = Low IQ jock "bro" wanna-be. Usually they are idiots on the road and have bad attitudes as well. I almost expect Mustang drivers to exit their vehicle with their peens waving around because that's how they typically act.  If you think those cars impress women, they don't.. (Well maybe hookers or something).

What vehicle impresses me?  My awesome spy van that I modified with all sorts of cool stuff. Much more practical ;-)

That's ok, I'll be there to take note of your jealousy when I pass by in my GT convertible on a beautiful day.


You mistaken "Jealousy" for "vomiting"...

I know you're slow and easily confused... guess you've been driving your mobile peen too much.
 
2014-03-31 08:11:44 PM  

LtDarkstar: LtDarkstar: I hate guys that drive Mustangs... Mustang driver = Low IQ jock "bro" wanna-be. Usually they are idiots on the road and have bad attitudes as well. I almost expect Mustang drivers to exit their vehicle with their peens waving around because that's how they typically act.  If you think those cars impress women, they don't.. (Well maybe hookers or something).

What vehicle impresses me?  My awesome spy van that I modified with all sorts of cool stuff. Much more practical ;-)

That's ok, I'll be there to take note of your jealousy when I pass by in my GT convertible on a beautiful day.

You mistaken "Jealousy" for "vomiting"...

I know you're slow and easily confused... guess you've been driving your mobile peen too much.


Tell me more about this spy van plz.
 
2014-03-31 08:12:55 PM  
Bought this for my wife on her 40th birthday last summer:

forums.aaca.org
 
2014-03-31 08:23:50 PM  
Girl Wonder has one...

fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net

I'm by no means a Ford guy, and I've never really liked Mustangs at all.  But after goofing around with hers for a while I actually like it.  Handles surprisingly well for a live axle rear, and I do like the ability to set the suspension and steering effort in-car.  Nice power delivery, transmission is a bit clunky,  Interior has a nice layout, good seats, but Microsoft Sync is crap.  I wouldn't buy one myself but I do occasionally like taking hers for a spin.  The styling has grown on me, I think it's a good looking car.
 
2014-03-31 08:35:38 PM  

tericson: It would be so much cooler if they would rebuild the "Wonder Rotunda" from the 1964 World's Fair and display the new model there...


"The New York World's Fair will always be remembered as the place where Ford first introduced the Mustang!
"Mustangs were featured on The Magic Skyway, where everyone wanted to ride one ...
"... and rotating displays of Mustangs outside the Wonder Rotunda gave the public something to dream about -- here a shiny red Fastback for '65!"


Now THAT is a Mustang!
 
2014-03-31 08:40:52 PM  

JerkStore: Bought this for my wife on her 40th birthday last summer:


You, sir, are an excellent husband.
 
2014-03-31 08:45:11 PM  
Every Fark car thread makes me imagine that half of the people involved have a sticker of Calvin peeing on some other brand.
 
2014-03-31 09:23:19 PM  
LazyMedia: HAMMERTOE: LazyMedia: I'm getting a kick out of people who think the 2015 Mustang is a particularly pretty car, because I drive one of these:

[www.imcdb.org image 720x405]

How does it feel to get more miles vertically than horizontally?

It even looks good on the underside!

British Leyland called, saying that it wants its bad Jaguar jokes back.
 
2014-03-31 09:23:23 PM  

LtDarkstar: I hate guys that drive Mustangs... Mustang driver = Low IQ jock "bro" wanna-be. Usually they are idiots on the road and have bad attitudes as well. I almost expect Mustang drivers to exit their vehicle with their peens waving around because that's how they typically act.  If you think those cars impress women, they don't.. (Well maybe hookers or something).

What vehicle impresses me?  My awesome spy van that I modified with all sorts of cool stuff. Much more practical ;-)


The van in question:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-31 09:24:22 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Well six weeks later, I'm still driving this Charger, and it is a f#cking beast. I had it at 120 on the freeway and it was running smooth and still had more to give. I never would have even test driven one of these, but now I want one.


Some Coke Drinking Guy: I got t-boned in my crappy little suzuki the other day. Other parties fault, so his insurance is covering everything, including the rental of course. And what do they rent me? A charcoal colored 2014 Dodge Charger. After driving that piece of engineering perfection for almost a week, I have decided that Ford can keep its Mustangs, because the Dodge is the greatest performance vehicle I have ever driven. I am going to cry in a few days when I have to take it back.


These are surprising testimonials. About the only thing I can think about when I see one of these cars is that the auxiliary driving cameras must be really good because it doesn't look like you can see out of the damn car at all.
 
2014-03-31 11:15:38 PM  
Mmmm...I do love my Mustangs....
Mustang the first:
i24.photobucket.com
The Blue Fox:
i24.photobucket.com
Mustang III:
i24.photobucket.com

The Silver Lining:
i24.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-01 12:14:59 AM  
They're missing a huge publicity boost by not towing the car up the building in one piece on a window washer's scaffold. Then again, it'd probably stop traffic for hours.
 
2014-04-01 12:23:55 AM  

tericson: It would be so much cooler if they would rebuild the "Wonder Rotunda" from the 1964 World's Fair and display the new model there...

[www.nywf64.com image 300x296]
"The New York World's Fair will always be remembered as the place where Ford first introduced the Mustang!
"Mustangs were featured on The Magic Skyway, where everyone wanted to ride one ...
"... and rotating displays of Mustangs outside the Wonder Rotunda gave the public something to dream about -- here a shiny red Fastback for '65!"


The 64 World's Fair is also remembered as the place which had the Pieta on display on loan from the Vatican.

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
It was returned to the Vatican to stand on exhibit until a lunatic with a hammer attacked it.
 
2014-04-01 01:55:31 AM  
FTA: The Empire State Building has held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper for more than four decades.

THIS IS A TRUE FACT.

disclaimer: no it isn't.
 
2014-04-01 08:42:47 AM  

BluVeinThrobber: Would rather push my Chevy than drive a Ford

[img.fark.net image 640x480]

/ 30th anniversary Z28


That's a good preference to have if you're going to own a Chevy. You'll have plenty of practice pushing.

/'64 1/2 Mustang convertible.
 
2014-04-01 09:31:49 AM  

theorellior: These are surprising testimonials. About the only thing I can think about when I see one of these cars is that the auxiliary driving cameras must be really good because it doesn't look like you can see out of the damn car at all.


No one's more surprised by them than me, let me tell you. And the visibility is actually pretty good, except for the rear window.
 
2014-04-01 11:03:31 AM  

meanmutton: They should make a sequel to The Matrix


I know, right?
 
2014-04-01 06:52:00 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: theorellior: These are surprising testimonials. About the only thing I can think about when I see one of these cars is that the auxiliary driving cameras must be really good because it doesn't look like you can see out of the damn car at all.

No one's more surprised by them than me, let me tell you. And the visibility is actually pretty good, except for the rear window.


If they'd make more than a fastback, they might be able to fix that visiblity problem.  They could just chop down the Fusion down to a two-door car, give it the Mustang powertrain & styling, and solve the visibility problem.
 
2014-04-01 08:55:17 PM  

Dr. Picklebacon: FTA: The Empire State Building has held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper for more than four decades.

THIS IS A TRUE FACT.

disclaimer: no it isn't.


It almost is. It was for almost 40 years, when the WTC topped it. Later, it was the tallest in NYC until the WTC topped it again. So it has held the title of NYC's tallest for over 40 years, while just under 40 for the world position.
 
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