Well I took the new 71 Cougar out for the first "road test". As I was easing into traffic (maybe easing isn't the right word lol) I had to accelearte pretty quick and noticed the car shifted pretty hard into second and the tires let out a big chirp. It also did this when I punched it doing about 20. It downshifted to first and then when it hit second it chirped them again. Is this normal? I'm not one to "Hot Rod" I just wanted to run it out a little since it really hasn't been driven too much.The car has the 351C and the C6. I also noticed that is was running a bit hotter when I had the air conditioning on. Nothing too major just at the very high end of the normal range. When I shut the air off it went back to just above center. Other than that it was a dream to drive. I was on the Highway, it cruised at 70 straight as an arrow with no shimmies or shakes, and it accelerated smoothly anytime I wanted a bit more. I have the pictures at Walmart and should be able to post them in a day or two.