Re: OT - Renting a 2005 GT
Bill and Scott,
Well, I didn't get a GT :-( , but luckily AVIS did have a silver V6 Mustang
hardtop that I rented :-) . They may not even buy GTs for rent. All I saw
was V6's. I suspect the person I talked to when reserving the car was
clueless. When I went to pick up the car I played dumb to see the show.
"I'm so and so and I have a reservation". The lady studied and studied her
screen and said to me, "what does FMSTN mean? Says you want a FMSTN. I
have no clue what that is" Dooohhh! So I told her I requested a Ford
Mustang GT. She continues to study her screen and calls out back. Yep, a
silver V6 just came out of the wash! She gives me the contract and says the
keys are above the visor so they don't have to walk up front. So off I go.
My smile getting bigger as I get closer to the car!
It looks good (despite a few scatches here and there). It sounds real good
too. Sounds more like a V8 than a V6. Ford must have put some resources
into that! Drives and handles excellent. When accelerating hard the 4
speed automatic sounds more like a manual that is power shifting (revs up
for a fraction of a second between gears). Did they do that on purpose, or
was this one defective? It sounds real mean when it did it, but I'd think
that'd slow down your times at the track. Let's see. What's more
important? Marketing (sounds real mean) or performance (slower times on the
1/4 mile). Yep, they did it on purpose.
It was a very enjoyable ride for the few days we had it. Hurricane Dennis
brought some wind and rain to the Tampa area so we cancelled our subsequent
stay in Clearwater and headed home.
"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
> And don't be late in picking it up. If your flight is late, your screwed.
> I flew into SFO one weekend and was two hours late. I had a mid size on
> hold. I had the choice of a 15 passenger van (with the V10) or a honda
> hybrid. Guess which one I chose.
> "Bill S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Better call and confirm the car the night before...I had an 05 reserved
>> the last time I was down in WPB, get there and it was not
>> available....Ended up in an "X" Type which I beat the living hell out of
>> (and like it) for the entire Barrett Jackson weekend...........
>> John wrote:
>> > The wife and I are taking our little girl to college in Tampa on July
>> > After we get her moved in, we have a 2005 Mustang GT reserved at the
>> > Avis on July 6th. Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha! At that time, we also
>> > over to the Clearwater beach area for some much better accomodations
>> > we fly home on the 13th! Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!