Am i driving the ST too much or just about right? I know some will say that it isn't a garage queen and should be driven daily, but i am planning on keeping this car for a while ? Also going in for my first oil change tomorrow.
I've had mine for right at a month, +/- a few days. I've already got 3,3XX miles on it. Its all about maintenance. Take care of the car in the maintenance department and you'll be good to go. Provided you're not out there giving it the beans all day every day, bouncing of the rev limiter and doing 6K launches every time you're behind the wheel. Enjoy it man!!!
I would still be on the original engine if not for a mishap.
Forty-Four thousand miles plus and counting (Ride share)
I drag race with it, on slicks, stock clutch. With the big increase in power that (clutch) will need upgrading. Slowing it down from 120+ mph trap speeds will increase brake pad wear but other than that, change the oil regularly, keep temperatures down (reduce amount of coolant in cooling system) and it will not leave you stranded.
Oh extended warranty cost me $1,100 from Ford and it's everything but wear items are covered.
99% of my driving is highway, interstate. I stay on top of it, oil, filters, tires etc. Never been back to the dealer. It's not the drivetrain that's taking abuse, it's all the rocks, bugs, sand and junk on the roads. Already have some battle scars on the nose from crap on the highway.
I realized the other day that I have driven this car much more in the 11 months I have owned it than any other car I've ever had. There are three reasons for that, I put on 4,000 miles attending the Octane Academy, it gets decent gas mileage, so I don't feel guilty about driving it just to drive it, and it's just so much fun to drive.