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About Zooks527

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  • Region
    U.S. Northeast
  • Location
    Mansfield, MA
  • Current Vehicle
    2019 Kona Blue Mustang GT, 6MT, 401A, PP1, MR, AE, S&S, B&O / 2005 Tacoma

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  1. Zooks527

    ceramic seats versus 401A option group

    Oh, I realize that, but the color choices in 401A are the same for both the Recaros and the standard seats, making it necessary to have two different stock sets (standard v. Recaro) for each color option.
  2. Zooks527

    ceramic seats versus 401A option group

    Ceramic likely came up as lowest on the pile in a marketing survey when they were determining how many different seat colors to stock. There may also be an issue with stocking the Recaro seats in that color.
  3. Would love to know the day rate and how far in advance you'll have to reserve it. We'll typically borrow our daughter's car when we visit her in LA, but this could move me towards to counter for a few days, especially for the chance to compare it to my GT. Sadly, considering the limited number they're going to make, I'd expect it will be like winning the lottery to be able to get a slot for one. One question, though. From the article: "The base price for the GT is $61,345". Huh?
  4. Thanks! Appreciate the info.
  5. Does anyone know the thinking behind that? Is it a desire to get cars onto showroom floors for walk-ins to consider, as opposed to cars that will be in and immediately out to people already committed to buy?
  6. Zooks527

    1 day / 105 miles and onto a flatbed

    Rt 95 North, in the Pawtucket S-curve just before the MA state line. https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8823195,-71.3792086,738m/data=!3m1!1e3
  7. Zooks527

    1 day / 105 miles and onto a flatbed

    Not a hint of a problem over the weekend. Well, one. Driving up 95 in Pawtucket RI through the S-curves with the car in Sport+, my wife informed me that she didn't care if I wanted either the exhaust or the stereo booming, but not both at once and that I needed to turn one of them down.
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    1 day / 105 miles and onto a flatbed

    Aaaannnnndddd........ "Couldn't replicate the problem". Damn. Neither can I now. Well, that's why we have warranties. Drive it and see what happens. 221,000 miles. It's an old horse, but it keeps on plugging. We did European Delivery on my first BMW, drove it 400 miles on vacation, and dropped it at the shipper. Picked it up a month later at the BMW dealership in what was called "redelivery". 45 minutes and 45 miles later, I was sitting on the side of Rt. 495 in the pouring rain in the middle of an expanding puddle of gasoline after a fuel line disconnected. It went another 132k miles before I sold it.
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    1 day / 105 miles and onto a flatbed

    On the bright side, I was passing it and it was intact, instead of a less pleasant reason for it to be on the truck. Another plus was that he was doing under 65 instead of highballing it to try to maximize trips.
  10. Interesting morning. Tell my wife that we can see just how quiet "Quiet Start" is. Roll out the door, into the car, press the starter and get the unmistakable sound of a belt / pulley pair where one's moving and the other isn't. Shut it down and watch my wife pop out the side door with a "What the hell was that??" look on her face. Open the hood and get that burnt belt smell. Blip the starter and the serpentine belt doesn't change position as the engine turns over. Turns out that Ford Roadside Assistance is pretty quick (under 30 minutes from the call to out of the driveway). Got a "WTF??" call from the salesman as he saw it pull into the dealership. It's a "thing". Things sometimes break. We'll see what shakes out. I passed the truck on the highway as I was on my way to work just before it headed off the ramp for the dealership. Shot from my dashcam:
  11. Zooks527

    Status Mustang GT

    As Englmar noted, you can ask in the vehicle tracking forum, but you need a minimum of 15 other valid posts before you should do so. There's a post at the top of that forum listing the rules and procedures.
  12. Zooks527

    2019 Mustang GT

    You might try putting this in the tracking forum. https://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/index.php?/forum/80-vehicle-locator-by-ford-employees/
  13. Zooks527

    Mustang Order

    Hang tough, Ken. Mine showed up at the dealer today.
  14. Zooks527

    2019 Mustang GT

    East Brookfield is 50 miles from the dealership, and it arrived just before lunch today. Thanks so much for the tracking information! Kona Blue GT with black interior, 6MT, 401A, PP1, MagneRide, Active Exhaust, Safe & Sound, no spoiler, and the B&O sound system. Back in a Mustang, 40 years after doing a very bad thing to my '70 Mach 1.