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Old 05-11-2001, 11:43   #1 (permalink)
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TurboCoupe?

Anybody out there own a TurboCoupe?

I personally really like the front end and the "scoops in hood" look....
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Old 05-22-2001, 18:11   #2 (permalink)
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I have 2 of them

I have 2 Turbo coupes, the red one has 6200 miles on it and still smells like a new car when you open the door. The other one (blue) has just turned 200,000 miles yesterday. I really like the cars alot. I hope to have the same luck with the yellow 2002 I have on order. I should have it just in time to park it for the winter. I will sure be looking forward to next spring.
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Wow! 200k that's great....any major problems with it?

(or things to look for in a used one?)

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Old 05-26-2001, 05:55   #4 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Change the oil

I got the blue one when it had 33,000 miles on it. Every 3,000 miles I change the oil and filter with a high quailty oil. I don't baby the car, but I don't beat it either. I change the timing belt every 60,000 miles. You need to find one that was well taken care of and continue to do so, and it should perform well. I have replaced the clutch, but the worst item to replace was the heater core what a job. I hope you find one, I saw there was one for sale on E-Bay. Search for "turbo coupe" Good luck in your search. Mike
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Old 06-02-2001, 20:47   #5 (permalink)
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My first Turbo Coupe

I have my first TC, sorry not hood scoops. It's an '85, fast , fun and gets 27 mpg! Has 153k and after a plugs and wires runs strong. I was previously an SVO Mustang owner, so I was familiar with the engine combination. I like the smooth and quiet ride and the cruise control is nice too! There is a picture on http://mikesmustangs.net
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Old 02-21-2002, 10:42   #6 (permalink)
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Re: My first Turbo Coupe

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It's an '85, fast , fun and gets 27 mpg! Has 153k and after a plugs and wires runs strong.
I have an 85 too. I agree with you that it's fast and fun. how do you get 27mpg though??? I get 20mpg when I drive only on the freeway, with every day driving it's down to about 15mpg ( I do drive it rather hard though).

Oh well, long live the turbo coupes.

I wonder how long it will be before Ford or an aftermarket company offers a turbo for the 2002 Bird!?!?
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Old 02-21-2002, 20:05   #7 (permalink)
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That post was 9 months ago. I now have 159,200 miles and Again I find my self driving 115 miles a day, 90% freeway, keeping up with the fast lane and I don't baby it. Today I filled up and got 26.7 mpg, I average about 25. It has the 5 speed and I use regular 87 octane gas with no pinging at 14 lbs boost. I just changed the plugs and put in 5-30 blended oil. I tried 20-50 when I first got it and it didn't like it!

Do you have oversize tires? That could be the problem, you have to figure in a correction. Mine are old stock tires and I don't use any correction, but my wife's SC has a big correction.

I love passing people in their $30+k sports utes with my $600 dollar beater!

My new url is http://clix.to/MUSTANGS

>>I wonder how long it will be before Ford or an aftermarket company offers a turbo for the 2002 Bird!?!?>>

They problably all ready do!
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Old 02-21-2002, 20:39   #8 (permalink)
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plugs

What kind of plugs did you use?

I am wondering if they take double platinum like the sc's.....?
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