GT - Ten Years Young


sharp33

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Rochester, NY
I like the part at the end of the article. In regards to the GTR: "...despite it's rise in price, it's not a supercar."

"The Ford demonstrates just what a supercar should be."

Ed

PS I noticed that Roketman wrote a comment on the article on that website. In it he tells them he owns both & if he had a choice of only one, he would choose...? Interesting choice.
I also own both, my GTR is a 2014 replacing my 2009. If I had to part with one it would be the GTR. If I could only own one car it would be the GTR.
 

Ed Sims

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I also own both, my GTR is a 2014 replacing my 2009. If I had to part with one it would be the GTR. If I could only own one car it would be the GTR.
???

Ed
 

bonehead

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Took me a second but I think he means that if he had to part with either the GT or GT-R, he would ditch the GT-R (assuming he also had other cars he could use). If he could have one and only one car for everything, it would be the GT-R.
 

BlackICE

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2005
1,412
SF Bay Area in California
Took me a second but I think he means that if he had to part with either the GT or GT-R, he would ditch the GT-R (assuming he also had other cars he could use). If he could have one and only one car for everything, it would be the GT-R.
Yep that's what he said. I don't think many even on this forum would choose to have a FGT as they one and only car, EP excepted.
 

sharp33

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Took me a second but I think he means that if he had to part with either the GT or GT-R, he would ditch the GT-R (assuming he also had other cars he could use). If he could have one and only one car for everything, it would be the GT-R.
That is correct Ed, you get an A lol
 

hollywoodstunts

GT Owner
Apr 25, 2009
167
Venice, CA
My side stripes and Ford logo are still in place and I constantly get asked,"What kind of car is that?"

When I tell them it's a Ford, half say,"Noooooo, that's impossible."

:confused
 

sharp33

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Very few would want a Ford GT as an only car but I have lots of other cars (Bentley Continental GT, Porsche GT3, BMW M3, Mercedes AMG etc.) and if I had to go down to only one car it would be the GTR.
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,202
Las Vegas, NV
My side stripes and Ford logo are still in place and I constantly get asked,"What kind of car is that?"

When I tell them it's a Ford, half say,"Noooooo, that's impossible."

:confused
I've gotten that one too... I tell them it's "Just a f*n Ford" and that I work on it myself.
 

Indy GT

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I still get goosebumps watching videos like this and "The One" which Ford used at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show.
To know I have one of these iconic vehicles in my garage is priceless.

Well said djs! My thoughts as well.
 

Xcentric

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I parked at a popular spot in Sarasota today. St. Armand's Circle. Wealthy area and big tourist attraction. Restaurants and shops and people watching. I sat and watched for about 20 min. Everybody...everybody who walked by stopped and looked. Most did photos. I got a little concerned when a car pulled in fast and stopped. An Asian child of about six or seven gets out and starts yelling and jumping up and down. A woman, I assume his mother gets out. He gestures and says something I don't understand. She stands by the GT and this small child takes a photo.

Meanwhile, the Lambos, Ferraris and other usual exotics didn't get much more than a glance as people strolled by. So common.
 

Ed Sims

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"Ronald Savenor · Nasson College
I too am lucky enough to have a 06 FGT and a 12 GTR BE.Both have had some mods.Both are simply wonderful cars that provide a completely different driving experience.I enjoy them both immensely. If I had to choose one as my only car, the GTR due to the fact you can use it as an everyday car.If I had to choose just one as 2nd car ,the Ford GT is it!
Reply · Like · April 11 at 7:30am"

This was Roketman's comment to the article. I guess what you are saying is what Roketman is saying: if you only had ONE car. If so then I would choose the ONE & only Ford GT! I would make it work as I could not drive a Nissan as my only car.

Ed
 

Xcentric

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Ed Sims. My hero.
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
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WOW!
All the gauges work?
 

TO AWSUM

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I've gotten that one too... I tell them it's "Just a f*n Ford" and that I work on it myself.
Maybe it's just me, but your response seems so rude towards someone that obviously is paying you a compliment by asking about your car? Maybe you had a smile on your face or some other body language that let him/her know you were trying to be funny. That's a problem with short written comments, it's hard to convey emotion or intent.
 

PL510*Jeff

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I parked at a popular spot in Sarasota today. St. Armand's Circle. Wealthy area and big tourist attraction. Restaurants and shops and people watching. I sat and watched for about 20 min. Everybody...everybody who walked by stopped and looked. Most did photos. I got a little concerned when a car pulled in fast and stopped. An Asian child of about six or seven gets out and starts yelling and jumping up and down. A woman, I assume his mother gets out. He gestures and says something I don't understand. She stands by the GT and this small child takes a photo.

Meanwhile, the Lambos, Ferraris and other usual exotics didn't get much more than a glance as people strolled by. So common.
Fun Day wasn't it. I've had many similar experiences.

I'm pretty sure that 3rd grade and 4th grade boys know more about the Ford GT than any non-owner on the planet.
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,202
Las Vegas, NV
Maybe it's just me, but your response seems so rude towards someone that obviously is paying you a compliment by asking about your car? Maybe you had a smile on your face or some other body language that let him/her know you were trying to be funny. That's a problem with short written comments, it's hard to convey emotion or intent.
Yep, big smile. :) Along with that the usual first question is "what kind of Ferrari is that?" (not just what kind of car is that). The second most common question is, having seen the Ford badging, is "what kind of Mustang is that"?

Most people also don't get that the GT, in addition to being a supercar, is a friendly supercar. No $10K oil changes. Yeah, parts are getting harder to get and going up in price, but it's still something that for the most part mere mortals can handle daily maintenance tasks.
 

Empty Pockets

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Oct 18, 2006
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My side stripes and Ford logo are still in place and I constantly get asked,"What kind of car is that?"

When I tell them it's a Ford, half say,"Noooooo, that's impossible."

:confused
I'm pretty sure we've all been down that road more than once! :lol

The only question that used to bug me somewhat was; "Is that a kit car?" I mean, what the hey...? :skep The bulb in the attic had to have been pretty dim to ask that if you ask me...and you didn't.
 
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Tomcat

GT Owner
May 23, 2013
893
North Carolina & Perdido Key
The only question that used to bug me somewhat was; "Is that a kit car?"
I get this with the GT and Pantera and when I nicely say no its a "real one"...the people seem honestly surprized/pleased that they have actually seen a real one in person (and they often don't even know what it is) .
 

33Bravo

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Minneapolis, MN
I used to get the kit car question on my 512bbi a lot. Now, the question on the GT typically is "What is it?"
 

FENZO

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I used to get the kit car question on my 512bbi a lot.
I absolutely love the 512bbi, but I can understand that. Folks not in the know probably think it looks like a weird Magnum PI car.