2012 Fastlane GT

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    Hello all,
    Been looking for a mustang for a while. I found a 2012 Fastlane GT and went to drive it. In a word, Wow! Very impressed. Black on black with only 12k miles. My questions are:

    Are these more or less reliable than a regular GT?
    How rare is this ride?
    Original sticker showed $9900 for the fastlane Motorsport track 1 option, does that sound right?
    Should I jump on this ride?

    Thanks all....
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    Here's a picture of it.

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    One other question. I could not get the power to the wheels! Everytime I got on it I would lose traction. It has summer tire and looked pretty new. I'm wondering if the 30 degree temperature has something to do with this? Or maybe the 405 rwhp? Do other Coyote owners experience this with Summer tires in low temperature? I don't remember by Supra TT having this issue, it had a bit more rwhp too....
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    Summer rubber is not really meant for 30-degree F weather. You will slip and slide when it is cold outside.

    But what is a Fastlane GT? I've never heard of it.
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    Take a look at one of my previous post, I have a link to a forum that shows all the parts. Visually you get a sharper looking ride due to the wheels and different front and rear end, also side shirts and lowered too. As far as performance, you get a CAI, axle back exhaust and a custom tune from Fastlane Motorsport. They are out of North Carolina.

    I feel I need to make a decision shortly due to the rarity of this ride or should I just buy a brand new 2013 for around $30K and built it up myself? I hate buying modded used rides....but I guess this one is different it was modded through the dealership and has the full warranty intact. Dealership is asking $30,999 for this used one.
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    BTW, I never heard of this either until a couple of days ago when I checked out this ride...

    It's called the Fastlane Motorsports Track 1 package. I saw they have a Track 2 package too which comes with a supercharger.
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    It almost sounds like a Steeda or Roush Mustang, where the shop/tuner who built the car has put their own special touch on it.

    If you like the car, and can afford it, then I say go for it! Form how the car looks, the "package" will save you from having to buy many of the aftermarket performance/appearance parts us Mustang owners like to install on our cars.
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    I would be cautious of any price hikes though, which I am assuming is involved. It's not an OEM tuner car. You would have potential problems selling it in the future as it won't be recognized by KBB or NADA Guides as anything but a Mustang GT. You would have to find a buyer who knows the tuner name and is in full agreement that the name adds the value, which in most sales it means absolutely nothing. Just food for thought. In the end, be happy with your purchase. I wish you well.
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    One point regarding your traction issue:

    Weather aside, a common mod for these cars is lower (and upper) control arms in the rear to help improve traction. You might want to consider that as an upgrade if the Fastlane tuner didn't already.
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    I'd go for the new car over a used car every time. Also doing the mods yourself is half the fun.
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    I think fastlane Motorsport is an OEM Tuner, at least around North Carolina. But I know what you're saying and thanks for your advice. I'm going try and buy it tomorrow. Try and pick it up for around $29k otd. If not let I'll move on.

    As much as I love to mod my cars, it's always nice when it comes from the factory exactly the way you want it. There is a 2009 Shelby only a few miles away going for the same price, 9k miles. But I'm afraid there's something wrong with it. No car fax/autocheck available on their website.
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    Even if Fastlane is an OEM tuner, consider this:

    My '99 Saleen had a difficult time selling back in Spring 2008. The trade-in value at a dealer was no better than $2200, because it was 146,000 miles and they wouldn't recognize it as a Saleen; they would only value it as a Mustang GT, since they only use KBB, which doesn't list Saleen. I tried selling it privately, but buyers were all referencing KBB and not NADA Guides, so we were always far apart on valuation. Even still, NADA Guides doesn't take into consideration mileage, so it is not an accurate gage whatsoever as to the true value of the car. It took me months to find the right buyer. And this was with a widely known "name brand" OEM tuner. Imagine some of the problems you might run into with a lesser known tuner vehicle.

    If this Fastlane GT is priced reasonably at the dealership per KBB's '12 Mustang GT valuation with respect to its mileage, then I would certainly go for it. If it has all or most of the mods you want done already and is backed by a dealer warranty, and if the price makes sense per KBB, it's a no-brainer.

    As to two of your original questions: those mods should not pose reliability issues; $9900 for front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rims, axle-back exhaust, CAI, and custom tune sounds like $4500 worth of parts, so the rest is labor and dealer markup, which seems high to me, but if it is backed with a bumper-to-bumper warranty, that's a bonus you can't buy in the aftermarket.
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    Yep, you never get your money back for performance parts... but for the standard options this coyote has (brembo, 3:55) it's priced about the same as similar coyotes.

    I'm sure we'll hear more about fastlane motorsports in the coming years.
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    That is 100% true, not even Saleen's or Roush's book for anything more than a Mustang GT. We have people looking to trade them in and are shocked with the numbers we give them. And unless it's a blown Roush or Saleen they don't command any more money from the casual buyer.
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    Supercharger added-value must be determined on a per-dealership basis. The one I went to didn't care about the OEM Saleen Supercharger. They offered me $2k for my Saleen S281sc, which was '99 Mustang GT KBB valuation with 140k miles.

    It's cool when you own an OEM tuner car; it sucks when you try to sell it or trade it in. In my personal opinion, it is better to go with the specialty vehicles straight from Ford, a la SVT, because these vehicles do have KBB recognition. That's just my two cents on the matter.
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    That's more because of the year and miles than anything else. No A paper lenders will give much of an advance, if any, over wholesale book on that car.
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    So...did you get it?
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