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Derek-SHO/Z33

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Have the owner/dealer walk you through all the electronics on the car. I was relatively new to the SHO scene and got a 2015 but I didn't test drive the vehicle long enough to see some of the sensor warnings (for collision detection failure) come on. The button for the automatic rear shade doesn't work or the shade has trouble raising up but I tinted the windows so it's irrelevant to me. Reason I bought the car was that it had under 20K miles on it (back in 2019) and it had the right combination of color/wheels I was looking for. Chicago Assembly had worked out a decent amount of the bugs in it too. Coming from the Thunderbird community (I had two MN-12s) this was the closest I could get to a larger high performance vehicle (didn't want to be like the thousands of Mustang owners).

At 40,000 miles now, it's been a rock solid car. I believe I only spent about $1,200 to fix the sensor, change the rotor/pads and the various oil changes and then ~$800 for new tires recently. You can always turn the sensor warnings off manually every time you drive the car or get a tune to, but I find them somewhat useful 20-30% of the time.

This forum is also a great haven of knowledgeable people who will help you get the most enjoyment out of your car.
 

Twinkie2007

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Have the owner/dealer walk you through all the electronics on the car. I was relatively new to the SHO scene and got a 2015 but I didn't test drive the vehicle long enough to see some of the sensor warnings (for collision detection failure) come on. The button for the automatic rear shade doesn't work or the shade has trouble raising up but I tinted the windows so it's irrelevant to me. Reason I bought the car was that it had under 20K miles on it (back in 2019) and it had the right combination of color/wheels I was looking for. Chicago Assembly had worked out a decent amount of the bugs in it too. Coming from the Thunderbird community (I had two MN-12s) this was the closest I could get to a larger high performance vehicle (didn't want to be like the thousands of Mustang owners).

At 40,000 miles now, it's been a rock solid car. I believe I only spent about $1,200 to fix the sensor, change the rotor/pads and the various oil changes and then ~$800 for new tires recently. You can always turn the sensor warnings off manually every time you drive the car or get a tune to, but I find them somewhat useful 20-30% of the time.

This forum is also a great haven of knowledgeable people who will help you get the most enjoyment out of your car.
Yeah I have been hearing a lot about the rear curtain failing, however I never saw that as too big of an issue because I also would rather use tint. Similar reason to you for wanting to go for a SHO, I love mustangs but I don't want to own one. Sensors would be a big one for me to look for and I'd probably bring a scan tool with me when I go to purchase the car. In the short time I've perused the forums I've already learned so much about these cars, and I thank you all for that.
 
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