Best year for the 95-04 mustang?
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Hey /o/ so I just sold my second truck and am looking to get a small daily driver kinda car car, now I haven't really driven cars for years only trucks because I love my diesels and as far as what I am looking for I am just basing it off looks for the most part
I narrowed it all down to either a mustang 95-04 because I really like that body style, or a Cadillac xlr
But since I don't feel like blowing over 15k for just a drive around sort of automatic pooter which will probably shit after 40k miles or something I am going to go with the mustang
And its going to need to be automatic so cobras are out of the question, but I am looking for the year that had the best kinda safety, addons, reliability etc. I mean I don't mind a v8 and have it be a bit speedy but I just want it to last for awhile and don't need it beating everyone on the road, like I said I just drive big honking diesels for the most part and am picking up a mustang because I just really like how they look and can do some aftermarket interior mods maybe if they aren't very comfortable.
TL;DR What was the all around best year for the 95-04 body style mustang as far as reliability and amenities goes?
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I'm getting a new Mazda3 this weekend, and I can't decide which trim to get. I'm considering the i Touring w/tech (moonroof, nav, xm, fog lights, cd player, etc) and the s Touring. I'm coming from an '06 Mazda3 s Touring w/option package. I test drove an i Touring with tech, and enjoyed it, but I'm curious if others think the s touring is worth it.
Pic related: the color I like
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Hi /o/, /sci/ here.
I have been looking at new cars and seem to have narrowed it down to two; a Toyota Tacoma TRD or a Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack. It is an obvious dilemma of reliability vs. performance to me, but maybe there are other vehicles I should consider.
I have heard that ConsumerReports are Japanese shills and also that the only reason the Tacoma has such good resale value is that they have hardly updated it in 10 years. I have also heard that since Fiat merged with Chrysler, Dodges have somehow become more reliable.
Any input to help guide my decision would be appreciated. I ruled out the Camaro due to shitty interior, the Mustang due to its cramped back seat and trunk, and the Tundra due to not having a manual transmission option.
Help me /o/be wan kenobe
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Hey /o/, I've got a V6 VS Commodore here that's doing some weird shit. Ausfags will be familiar with (and deride me for owning) the VS. Amerifats might be familiar with this engine as it's in a surprising amount of GM cars: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_V6_engine#Series_II
Anyways. Car started this morning, ran for about 3 seconds and then abruptly died. From then on the car would crank but not start at all. Checked all fuses and switched the EFI relays with appropriate relays from horn and cooling fan. Still nada. Left key in ON position for 46 minutes to reset the computer. Car then started and abruptly stopped again after about 2 or 3 seconds. Honestly couldn't tell you if the reset did it or me pumping the gas out of frustration/hope that it was just flooded. My planned next courses of action are:
- Test the coil pack and spark plugs (although i feel like this is unlikely to be the problem as she'd still run on 4 or 5 cylinders, but it's easy enough to check)
- test fuel pump
- check MAF (how do?)
- is it the crank angle sensor? (pls no)
- is the computer fucked? (rly pls no)
Anyway, am I missing something obvious? Any advice, relevant experience, or well written abuse would be much appreciated.
TL;DR VS Commodore cranks but won't start, or if it does it dies straight away. Wat do?