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Wondering if you guys like Thunderbirds as much or more than Mustangs?

like the topic says just wondering if everyone here like the t-bird best or they just have one. or do you like mustangs better.

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Drive 8 hours in each on two lane back roads. See which one YOU like. The Birds are more comfortable and handle better stock for stock. Add wheels, tires, springs, shocks, anti-sway bars and braces and the Birds will STILL win.

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tbird/cats are a better overall car than a mustang could dream of being, well until the new 05 that just came out.

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like the topic says just wondering if everyone here like the t-bird best or they just have one. or do you like mustangs better.

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And you're asking this question on a Thunderbird and Cougar Club of America why?!?!

Seriously thought, I have always been a fan of Mustangs. But it depends on what you want to do with the car. If you want all out performance, then the Mustang wins hands down. If you want an "overall" car (performance, size, streetability, etc.), the MN12/FN10 wins hands down. (IMHO)

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I love both, however, read my sig. I got a '95 3 yrs ago, then picked up a '96 2 months ago for obvious reasons!!!! I'm only selling the '95 because I need to pay off my one credit card and use the extra money to mod out my '96. 2 of my best friends have mustangs, but they compliment my birds all the time!

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Mustangs are a dime a dozen - thats is why I prefer MN12's.
I especially like Mustangs for their value (300hp for 25k)

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Man you have to go with the t'bird. Mustangs are good performing cars for the money, but the t'bird is like a legend. Its a great car for many reasons and as far as i am concerned there is nothing else out there that I would want to own other than my bird.
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I've owned Mustangs of every body style from 70 to 91. I liked them all. I've also owned Cougars and T-birds from 72 to 97. The MN-12 is definitely a nicer car. A co-worker has a 2001 GT and will even agree that the T-bird is a much more comfortable car. It runs great with the 4.6, and handles wonderfully with the Sport package. And if you are driving more than 10 miles it is no contest. The T-bird feels great, the Mustang will beat you to death. Though I wouldn't turn down a Mach I or a new GT if one showed up in my driveway!


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Other than the whole comfort, legend, nicer looking thing... In the fine arts parking lot at my college there are like 12 stangs and 2 MN12's. I am a very unique person who likes to be different and my Bird allows me to have a powerful, sexy car without being like everyone else. The only stang I would want would be a GT, Mach1, or Cobra. And it would serve as my daily driver to save my SC from racking up the miles.

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Yep! T'bird's have it hands down. This is my second '94 T'bird. My last mustang was a 2000 in Performance Red. It was a beaut.. But I'll tell ya, it didn't get the comments like I get on my T'bird! The T'birds have a pressance where the muskrats don't. As for the new mustang, if someone offered me an even up trade, I'd pass!!!! Thank you very much!
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dont get me wrong, I like the 'stangs. But I prefer the t-bird, why?..... because I fit.

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I don't hate or even dislike Mustangs, just those of the Mustang drivers who are complete tools. I also don't like that the Mustang is Ford's favorite child and that they refuse to let any other car in the family come close to being its competition performance wise.

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I agree. The T-birds have it hands (or is that wheels down). My 86, when the turbo 2.3 was in the car, ran like a raped ape. Unfortunatly the motormounts didn't like hanging around after i changed the suspension to a 90' lincoln rear and aftermarket lower front arms and 94' stang spindles. Broke both mounts with an engine that had 237k. Wife took keys and wouldn't lwt me drive it no more. That is until i finish the rest of the modifications. I had a 86 stang GT, rode very stiff and seemd to small, then i got 85 vert and it was weird driving. It twisted to much even with subframeconnectors, they were installed by the previous owner and was a bolt in type?? Anyway I've had my Bird now for 9 years and will never give it up even for an 05' stang
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Always liked Mustangs growing up, the '70 in the garage had my attention when I was still in the playpen in the garage. I hadn't really paid much attention to T-Birds until dad bought our first one back in 95. After that I was hooked. The Mustang has the weight advantage and a ton more parts available, but the MN12 is an overall better car. More comfy, more roomy, easier to insure, better driving on the highway, but still uses the same V8 the Mustang had.

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my friends with mustangs, complement the birds ride (especially on the highway), and its performance
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This is a good question. It seems many of us end up getting rid of the Thunderbird for a Mustang...I think I've counted like 5 traitors already since December? I dunno. I'll keep my Thunderbird. Nothing against Mustangs but everyone does have them...whether it be a 6 or a 8. Within one trip to work (approx. 10 miles) I can count like 15 one way. I think they almost have the cavaliers beat. I could have gotten a Mustang.....it was an early 90's model, but when I saw the Thunderbird, I saw the beginning of a new friendship.

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well, i am a size 3XL, and the stang is a size L, at best, I guess I would try a Miata If I thought I could fit, but the bird is like a pair of loose shorts, ya gotta love it...
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well, i am a size 3XL, and the stang is a size L, at best, I guess I would try a Miata If I thought I could fit, but the bird is like a pair of loose shorts, ya gotta love it...

gotta agree 100% with ya man, small cars, big guys...not very fun.
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gotta agree 100% with ya man, small cars, big guys...not very fun.

but oh so fun to watch

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Kind of a weird story. Steve just bought a 01 mustang. We were driving it about an hour to rochester. So we get rolling down the highway, he goes to lean his arm on the armrest which isn't there. Then I go to put something in the glovebox, which is exactly 1/2 the size of a mn12/mark glovebox. Hmm.

Then steve goes to me "man the suspension feels pretty weird, its kinda harsh" "is that how the live axle is supposed to feel"

yup.

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i'd like the tbird more if it werent such a money pit.
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Fox body stangs > mn12s

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mmmmm 86 gt's = love

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I had a mustang in a past life. It was sorta fast and sorta fun and not bad lookin. (99 v6 5-gear) The cops liked it. A lot. Woah did they like it. Every fart-piped ricer wanted to race at every light. That car wasn't capable. My SC, however, is. The mustang was what it was. A great little daily driver my ex wife and I picked up new and loaded (less leather and v8) for 16k.

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Oh, yessss! the law enforcement .... the mustang draws them like honey to flies! Anudder reason I love my Bird.. a law enforcement officer sees a T-Bird and he sees a sedate elderly gran'paw driving a pushrod V-6, money, country club, property, lawyers, and doctors on the payroll.... naaah he cant be speeding... this even with a crazy cowl hood, and a 5.4 kompressor badge on the back. its still the image blazed in his mind . and he starts scanning the traffic for some easy prey, like ....Aaaaah! a mustang!! I'll pull that boy over, and see what he's up to , even if everybodyelse is also 5 over.... hmmm?
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but oh so fun to watch
no, it's not, i've been there, lol, 86? vert gt, friends car, god! it sucked having the top down, my head came up almost over the windshield, and had my knees up against the glovebox, very, very uncomfortable, never wanna be in one again, very nice looking, though, i think the fox body vert is second only to my personal favorite vert, the early to mid nineties olds cutlass supreme convertible, *drools* gotta love those cutties....

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no stang for me, well not a late model , 69- 70 is what i am looking for. i like the 05 havnt drove one yet. too early to tell whats coming out for next year.

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