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Old 12-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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This is why I'll never buy an American car

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/19/w...ails-at-135-m/



The mustang marketed as a fuel efficient, family car lol
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:39 PM
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What classifies a product to be American and not American? Being built by Americans in America or foreigners and slapping an American badge on it? It's a global product now.
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Originally Posted by mn2trance View Post
What classifies a product to be American and not American? Being built by Americans in America or foreigners and slapping an American badge on it? It's a global product now.
although i understand your point, would you really not call a Ford vehicle an American car?
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I'm sure if you modified something that wasnt supposed to exceed a certain speed, rpm, etc....you'll blow something in a japenese or euro car as well.

the driver def. exceeded the maximum limit of the drive shaft.....and he paid the cost for it.
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At least the trans didn't fail at 70MPH & go into limp mode like the Acura's.....


Just saying......
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:44 PM
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all cars can go :boom: for some random and dumb reasons.
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OP, try again.
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Yeah, I moved it from the TL wasteland.....
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This thread does not deserve a LOL.
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Ramblings please.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:01 PM
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OP must be from the TL forums
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although i understand your point, would you really not call a Ford vehicle an American car?
Based on its name, yes . . . otherwise, no.
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stupid threads gonna stupid thread
for at least 10 pages
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It's interesting as there have been a few driveshaft failures with the 2011+ Mustangs but from everything I've read it has happened after being run hard at the drag strip.

The way I look at is that there's a speed limiter in place from the factory for a reason, if you mess around with it be prepared for a shit storm.

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I'm sure if you modified something that wasnt supposed to exceed a certain speed, rpm, etc....you'll blow something in a japenese or euro car as well.
Exactly.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:09 PM
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mods please don't move threads from TL section to Car Talk.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:40 PM
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I vote for ramblings. Whose fault is it when they removed the rev limiter that was obviously put there for a reason and suddenly the driveshaft implodes.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:51 PM
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I've never seen a speedo move so slow

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Does anyone know what the failure point on the driveshaft was? I'd be interested to know if the shaft shattered or one of the joints failed.
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When or where is the Mustang marketed as a family car?
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anybody have the story on this? i thought they were speed limited.
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anybody have the story on this? i thought they were speed limited.
the driver removed speed limiter, thus why this is a dumb thread.
even after hearing noises(oh shit, something is breaking), the driver still didnt back off.
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works for Chevy probably
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Moral of the story, move this to ramblings.
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When or where is the Mustang marketed as a family car?
Albania 1982
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Will try to convince to wife to let me trade the Ody in on a family friendly Boss or Shelby.
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@ family friendly
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anybody have the story on this? i thought they were speed limited.
They are. The v6 is limited to 116mph I think.
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damn that was scary
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OP = ignorant dumbass
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OP = ignorant dumbass
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You already ****ed up when you bought an American made TL.
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OP go back to your hiding hole please.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:39 PM
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The mustang marketed as a fuel efficient, family car lol
Just so I understand you, you're claiming you will never buy an American car because someone disconnected the speed limiter on one, ran it 20% quicker than what the limiter was originally set, all while filming while driving the entire experience, until the driveshaft let loose?

You actually don't have any idea how vehicles are designed and manufactured to be driven at predetermined specifications. Various models are often built with different components to suit varying applications. In terms of a Mustang, a GT is constructed differently from a GT500. A V6 is constructed differently than a Boss. The only thing this video proves is that there are particular individuals that should never drive anything.

Anyway, I'm going to go out now and aggressively drive my 6MT Accord until the tires let loose and I drift it into a tree. And then feel quite comfortable blaming Honda and consider it a representation why I'll never again buy Japanese.
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Terry, watch out for that treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Terry, watch out for that treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I'll be sure to record the entire event.
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