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this was about a year ago when I still had the Mark. My ride to and from work is on a 6 lane road with stop lights a miles or so apart. One day I pulled to a light and next to me is a pizza faced kid and his buddy in a camaro of some 90's vintage (all bowties look the same to me) Looking to my right and left as i do at every light i could see the kid point at my car and laughing with his buddy. Well the lite turns green and he squeals the tires or more like squeaks the tire and gets a length or two on me. Well i feed the beast and catch him as we accelerate to about 70 then back off for the next light and traffic. Well don't you know we happen to be side by side at the next light. He looks a lot more serious now and has both hands high on the wheel. I reach over with one hand A/C off check, traction control off check, right foot on the brake left on the gas check.
Well this time the light turns green, the Mark does it dance the back end squats the front rises and off i go within 4 or 5 seconds i'm doing over 70. the camera is in my rear view. Off the gas and coast to the next light. kid pulls up on theater side so he doesn't have to see me I guess, meanwhile his buddy is laughing his ass off.
Score one for the Mark zero for the bow tie.
As the light turns green Let him go and see the 2.8 sticker in the rear bumper Oh boy I guess he got his education there is no replacmentfor displacement!!!!!
Baylensman, thank you for sharing. Sounds remarkably similar to a situation that I had with my Mark VII LSC back in the 90s. The teens are thinking an old man in an old mans car. They don’t realize the Mustang GT drivetrain under the skin.