The hardest choice I have to make.
If I'm honest my first choice would not actually be one of these three. For a relaxed top down 'B' road cruise I'd be in my M-B SLK320 - you can just make it out hiding behind the tree in this piccie....Yes a nice collection - If I may ask; if you were going on a leisure drive of say 50 miles on a Sunday afternoon which would you choose first and then second?
I'll look out for a new member "James Mustang"I'm still pretty set on it!
That's awesome. I'm only looking for a weekend car though so a Corvette is fine but Mustangs are cheaper and hold 4 people. I guess it all depends on my test drive.I'll look out for a new member "James Mustang"
A friend of mine imports Mustangs (mostly '65, '66, '67 cars). They arrive in all sorts of conditions, but generally don't seem as 'fragile' as Corvettes and sell much better over here than Corvettes do. I think it's because people yearn for a classic Mustang, whereas people appreciate and love a Corvette but generally are too afraid to own one!
The two cars drive totally differently. I would almost go as far as saying a Mustang could be a daily driver. I would not say the same for Corvette.
I prefer manual transmissions and the manual offered in the Corvette is far better than any manual found in a Mustang (in my opinion).
My first 2 seat car was a MX5.That's awesome. I'm only looking for a weekend car though so a Corvette is fine but Mustangs are cheaper and hold 4 people. I guess it all depends on my test drive.
Thank you for the reply, I did not expect that, I thought it would be between the Vette and the Dart / SP250, it is those two for me - agricultural NostalgiaIf I'm honest my first choice would not actually be one of these three. For a relaxed top down 'B' road cruise I'd be in my M-B SLK320 - you can just make it out hiding behind the tree in this piccie....
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The ride is sublime, the V6 is turbine smooth, The 'Tip auto' is the best of manual and auto boxes combined - and if it rains I can put the (hard)top up on the move.
I guess next best would be the 'Stang. It's basically a boulevard cruiser and ideal for a long motorway trip. Taking the top off the Mustang Coupé has left the 'Vert a bit floppy - there's a fair degree of scuttle shake. The 19" wheels shod with rubber bands make the ride jiggly on anything other than a billiard table surface and the auto box is relatively slow. The 'Coyote' V8 being a modern DOHC engine, the 400+ HP really only comes into play around 3000 rpm but it's a very relaxed drive with plenty of shove in the back when the foot goes down.
For a wind in the hair blast the 'Vette is unequalled. The pushrod V8 gives plenty of progressive torque in almost any gear, although as I suspect others have found, it would benefit from an overdrive 5th above 70mph.
Back in the '70's and '80's the Daimler was my daily driver. These days I've grown used to greater creature comforts and I have to admit that now most of its trips are made to club meetings or Shows. Nevertheless, the sound from the little 'Hemi' V8 still makes my hair curl every time I start it up. The gearing is beautifully matched to the torque curve and I've recently fitted an overdrive to make cruising at motorway speeds more relaxed.
Each car has its time and place and I really wouldn't find it easy to part with any of them.