I finally got to drive a mustang with a manual transmission and i can say for a fact its harder than driving a truck thats manual. I popped the clutch and killed the car twice while i was driving but man when you get going those mustangs can really scoot. I couldn’t open it up to see what that 5.0 really has to offer because of the salesman riding with me but i did a little bit. And to be honest i’m sold on the manual transmission. I also got to drive a 2012 mustang with an automatic transmission but it wasnt as fun and didn’t have the right feel i was looking for.
I drove up to a few dealerships with a couple cars in mind but while i drive on the road i’ve always admired this one specific car. A 2016 mustang gt… though it may be out of my reach at such a young age i do still like the newer model GT’s and i saw 4 cars on the billingsly car lot and they wer 09-12 year model GT’s which are still very stunning in my opinion. So i spoke to a salesmen and he said that i could have easily gotten one of those vehicles but those specific ones were on recall therefor i couldn’t drive them. I told him that in the future when i actually do get into buying the car i want it to be specfic to my wants such as black leather interior, has to be a GT, and needs to be a 6 speed manual transmission. and all black hard top. I think i may actually go back here in a few days or maybe even today just to see if i could drive one of the newer model manul transmission models.
Ive been looking around and gathering as much information as i can about getting a car and finding car loans and going through the bank alot here lately. My parents have been extremely helpful by letting me know how the process will go down step by step and i think in a few months when i save up enough for a down payment and get me a brand new set of wheels. I think this will be a big step in my life and a nice way to build a starting credit score.
So a week after i had gotten my ticket i was taking my girlfriend from SOTC to her home school in Sulphur and on the highway there was a blue chrysler that was tailgating me pretty closely and so i break checker to get her off my back and sure enough she backed off alot for a while. When i got into the school parking lot to wait for class to start so my girlfriend could make it to class the same police officer along with a male officer pulled up behind me. They stepped out and asked if i had been doing some “trick driving” and knowing that what i did may have been wrong i think i have good reasoning but i just told the officer that i didnt do anything. The weird thing was that he was accusing me of doing this “trick driving” on 9th street not on highway 77 where i knew what i had done. It just gave me even more deniability. So they asked for my DL and insurance on the vehicle again and the woman that pulled me over asked if i had taken my exhaust off yet and i told her “No, i haven’t and you haven’t said anything about getting them removed” to which she said “Well its a modification on your vehicle” i said “Okay and??” then she kept quiet and i heard on the walkie from the police station telling the officers i had no traffic violations or anything on my record and they handed me my stuff back and left the school yard. Now i may be thinking too much on it but i felt like when it comes to my court date that i would not have a fair trial because i felt like i was being picked on by them. So instead of going to court i went to the county clerk and paid $129 for a modded exhaust ticket. I thought that was a little outrageous i mean the ticket costed more than the new muffler…
Now first off, previously (1 day before) i had a newer and louder muffler put on my truck.When i was visiting my girlfriend at her house on a Sunday night 2 weeks ago i was just leaving and on my way back home to dickson at around 10:20PM. As i was passing Sooner Foods i looked over and saw a few people standing in the parking lot and i pulled my gearshift up into neutral and revved up the engine and put it back in drive and kept driving. Then i looked to see if i caught anyone’s attention and sure enough i saw a woman dressed in black reach for her walkie on her shoulder and i just knew it was a cop. A few moments later and sure enough theres a vehicle with red and blue flashing lights behind me and she pulls me over and i explained to her what i had done and she takes my insurance and DL and leaves for about 30 mins. Then the sheriff pulls up to “help” and she comes back alone and says shes going to give me a citation for a modded exhaust.
A few weeks ago before spring break a friend and i went and found a new spot to fish in by Lake Murray. Its actually a creek named “Hickory Creek” and its got a bunch of nice pools that range anywhere from 2-5 feet and 4-8 feet deep. This creek i came to realize contains a multitude of species of fish like crappie, largemouth bass, alligator gar, and some catfish. Its very peaceful out there as well, a nice little spot to chill and catch some nice sized fish.
If i were to do something on leap day since its an extra day throughout the year, i would probably take a fishing trip out to a popular lake away from this area. To me the lakes in the ardmore area or carter county, i guess, seem to not be very populated or accessible from the bank on many areas which is a shame.