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Cars > Challenges > “Ghost” Vs “Sunshine”

 

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MustangGT58266

M–26
Niagara Falls, New York
United States

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F–29
Paoli, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2006 Scion tC

“Ghost”

1992 Mazda Miata

“Sunshine”

 
Photo of: 2006 Scion tC

No longer owned

Photo of: 1992 Mazda Miata
 

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About “Ghost”

Well had a 2003 Mustang GT that I loved! lost the Mustang GT that I loved! bought a Scion tC for cheap! $11,000. Its a 2006, Black Sand Pearl color, 30,000 miles, some factory mods, 5 speed manual, It has no rust, no scratches, and only one dent the size of a quarter.

About “Sunshine”

Sunshine was my first convertible, and the first car I actually bought. I wanted a convertible ever since I was a little girl riding with my Dad in his 1967 Corvette, and I finally got one. Okay, so it wasn't the Corvette I REALLY wanted, but it was still sporty. It opened my eyes to the fact that a car didn't have to be big and ultra-powerful to be a lot of fun!

 

Specs for “Ghost”

ENGINE: 2.4L 146ci, I4cyl DOHC
HORSEPOWER: 161 hp (120 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
TORQUE: 163 ft·lbf (220 N·m)@ 4,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 5 speed manual w/ overdrive
WHEELBASE: 106.3 in (2700 mm)
LENGTH: 174.0 in (4420 mm)
WIDTH: 69.1 in (1755 mm)
HEIGHT: 55.7 in (1415 mm)
CURB WEIGHT: 2,905lbs (Manual)/ (auto-2,970lbs)
0-60: 7.3 sec. (manual)
1/8 MILE: 9.9 sec @ 72mph (manual)
1/4 MILE: 15.5 sec @ 89mph (manual)
FUEL ECONOMY: 24mpg City/30mpg HWY (personal calculation)
SOUND SYSTEM: Pioneer 160watt 6 speaker single cd system

Specs for “Sunshine”

She was small, red, and cheap enough for a kid fresh out of high school to afford! She had the basic Mazda 4-cyl. engine and a 5-speed.

 

Factory Options for “Ghost”

Performance:

- 2,362 cc 2.4 liters 146.46 ci in-line 4 front engine with 88.5 mm bore, 96 mm stroke, 9.6 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder 2AZ-FE
- Unleaded fuel 87
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 30 and EPA city (mpg): 23
- Multi-point injection fuel system
- 14.5 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
- Power: 119 kW , 161 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 163 ft lb , 221 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

Handling:

- Four-wheel ABS
- Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
- Electronic brake distribution
- Immobilizer
- Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
- Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , wishbone rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Exterior:

- Body color front and rear bumpers
- Driver and passenger power partial-painted door mirrors indicator lights
- External dimensions: overall length (inches): 174, overall width (inches): 69.1, overall height (inches): 55.7, wheelbase (inches): 106.3, front track (inches): 59.3, rear track (inches): 59.3 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 36.1
- Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
- Luxury trim alloy on doors and alloy look on dashboard
- Mica paint
- Fixed rear window with defogger
- Glass electric front sunroof
- Tinted glass on cabin
- Weights: curb weight (lbs) 2,905 (Manual)
- Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe

Interior:

- 12v power outlet: front and 2
- Air conditioning
- Fixed mast antenna
- Front ashtray
- Audio anti-theft protection: concealable
- 160watt Pioneer audio system with AM/FM and CD player CD player reads MP3 XM Ready
- Cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf
- Cargo area light
- Cargo capacity: rear seat down (cu ft): 35.4 and all seats in place (cu ft): 12.8
- Front seats cigar lighter
- Clock
- Full dashboard console with open storage box , full floor console with covered storage box
- Delayed/fade courtesy lights
- Cruise control
- Front seats and rear seats cup holders fixed
- Door ajar warning
- Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
- External temperature
- Floor covering: carpet in load area
- Driver and passenger front airbag
- Bucket driver seat with height adjustment and tilt adjustment , bucket passenger seat
- 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
- Front seat center armrest
- Lockable glove compartment
- Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats , three height adjustable head restraints on rear seats
- Illuminated entry system
- Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 37.6, rear headroom (inches): 36.6, front hip room (inches): 53.2, rear hip room (inches): 47.3, front leg room (inches): 41.6, rear leg room (inches): 33.6, front shoulder room (inches): 54.3, rear shoulder room (inches): 50 and interior volume (cu ft): 84.7
- Low fuel level warning
- Low tire pressure indicator
- Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch
- Power steering
- Front power windows with two one-touch
- Front reading lights
- 3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side, passenger side and center side
- Three asymmetrical bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
- Rear view mirror
- Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
- Remote fuel filler door release
- Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
- Seating: five seats
- Service interval indicator
- Six speaker(s)
- Plastic multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment
- Tachometer
- Driver and passenger vanity mirror
- Ventilation system with recirculation setting

Factory Options for “Sunshine”

I really don't know what was standard and what was optional.

 

Mods for “Ghost”

Performance Mods

Perfection Performance Clutch Kit

Factory installed Mods:

Ground Effects Kit: $1,083
Rear Lip Spoiler: $385
Scion RS 3.0 LED Taillights: $400

Mods for “Sunshine”

Just repairs as they were needed, which was pretty often.

 

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