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And ladies too! This morning I posted about my dilemma of wanting to restore a Stang with my daughter but being nervous about the safety. I quickly received 25 EXCELLENT, well thought out and written responses. I read a couple to my wife. As I type, my printer is madly printing out ALL 12 PAGES of responses (in color of course, got to get those pretty signature line pictures in there!). Me, wife and daughter will go over these responses and have a heart to heart to heart discussion.

I've completely lost count of how often my life has been enriched over the last couple years by the great folks who frequent this forum. Thanks so much to all of you.

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Missed out on that one! *G*

Oh well, let us know what they decide Dan....

BTW, you're not going to send old man winter back down here again, are you? *G*

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may be too late, but here goes.
A vintage Mustang first, is made of steel and is a heavy car, this will help insure safety over a small compacct fiberglass body.
the car can be gotten in a 6cyl which hasgood mileage at 20 in town and 25 on the highway
My car has remained road worthy for 11 full years now, with minimal maintenance and 2 wrecks. it still drives me to work every day, so it will outlast any new car.
And, the resale value will not change ... a new car you buy for 5-10000 will lose 90 percent of it's value in a few years. a mustang won't.
The car is easy to spot, so everyone in town will be able to report to your wife where your daughter is because they saw the car. (happened to me all the time)
cost wise, they can't be beat, you can get a fixer upper for 1-2000, and after some restoring you will have a great daily driver... that is easy to work on yourself (I changed out the starter in mine in 15 minutes...including the drive to the store)

Even MAJOR repairs will run cheaper then Minor repairs of a modern, computer enhanced car. Like, full rewiring. 200. Replacing water pump, 100, replace uv joints, about 150. and all of this is less if you do it yourself.
And if you and your daughter are going to work on this, then you will be building something better then any car.... a good experience with your daughter. What modern car can give you that.
It will also help teach your daughter respect for the vehicle...as she helped remake it, something no modern car will do.

1968 Coupe, 6cyl Std, Bench Seat. Driven through 10 years of College.
 

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The safety aspect of an old heavy car goes out the window when you hit a bigger vehicle or a stationary object. Crumple zones are a good thing, and something the old mustang doesn't have.

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Hey Dan,

Didn't get in on the advice--although we talked about the car deal on our trip-I am of the opinion that if your daughter is by nature a cautious person, things would be OK. If she's a liitle wild--"No way in Hell."

It's all been said but the modern cars are significantly safer in that they stop better, have more padding, less power, better mileage, etc. Why not just let her drive yours every so often.

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