And it is driving me absolutely insane.
So after some discussion with my dad last weekend I started realizing I am in a pretty good position to be looking into new cars. Long story short, I came up with my two favorites. After some debating we decided it would be best to test drive the two cars side by side to figure out what I wanted. And it just made things worse.
First up was the competition orange 2012 Boss. This one was a little rough for me but my main goal was to figure out which car I liked better, so that didn’t matter to much to me. I am very familiar with S197's so I knew what to expect. The Recaro’s I swear are molded to fit me, they are very comfortable and just feel right. The whole interior is obviously not as good as the new S550's but compared to my Mach 1 it’s a luxury car.
The car rode surprisingly well, I expected it to be much stiffer but I had no issues with it. The power is just intoxicating and the exhaust was very close to my father’s old 2014 GT which I still think is the best sounding Coyote exhaust. To keep it short, I liked it a lot.
But then there’s the 2015+. This one was a performance pack, exactly what I am looking for. I was not ready for that car to be as fun as it was. It is a lot of what the Boss was with more comfort, tech, safety, etc. The car was ridiculously free revving to. I accidently (I swear!) hit redline.
And that’s where the problem is. The 2015 GT makes so much more sense, it’s newer, has a better interior, is just as much fun and will be better for longer trips to whatever school I go to next. But the Boss, like my Mach has that rarity, specialness and rawness I loved. It’s very much like a muscle car and I like having something a little different. My current campus is littered with S550's and most of their driver’s are a little.... Reckless to say the least. I don’t want to look like them, granted I’m driving a Mustang regardless.
It’s killing me to sell my Mach 1 after all the time and money I put into it but as I keep repeating it makes sense to sell it now, drive my brother’s car for a bit until I can find my perfect car. I think that’s it though, I feel as though because I’m selling the Mach I have to have a proper successor to it, hence the Boss. But the GT was that and a bag of chips.
It’s all a bit confusing and I’m curious to see what you guys say.
If there’s one thing I do know however is that I will miss this car and probably regret selling it. I am beyond lucky finding this as my first car. Unfortunately I need the money I make off of this car to fund the new one.
Edit: I should probably also mention this will be my DD, I don’t care about a Boss losing value as a GT will anyway. I’m getting one of these cars because they’re lots of fun to drive, not to sit. I am planning on selling the Mach soon while I can still get the most out of it. Among other reasons it’s just time for this to happen soon.