The new Mustang GT is garbage.

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  1. TriShield

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    CLIFFS - Thoroughly disappointing car.

    I took a red, red leather one out for a spin in Peoria last week, here are my thoughts.

    First, the sticker was a little over $30k. I thought these things were supposed to be dirt cheap? If you drive one or live on the internet you would think so.

    The Mustang is the type of thing you buy if your number 1 priority is being stared at or if you want to stare at it all day yourself. I think that's about all it's good for stock.

    It really drives like an ox-cart, I was blown away at how primitive it is. It's the exact same thing I hated about the blown SVT Cobra I drove a few years ago and why I didn't buy one of those.

    The ride is unsettled. The steering is vague. The peddles are mush. The engine is thrashy and reluctant. The seats are hard slabs, not comfortable or sporty in the least. It also rolls and dives much more than I expected when hustled. Details are nonexistant and the column doesn't even adjust for reach. The interior is styled nicely but trimmed in the cheapest stuff imaginable.

    The only thing I liked about the car besides the styling was the Shaker sound system. In fact I liked driving it better with the radio on to drown out the hoarse sounds of the 4.6.

    Speaking of the 4.6 has anyone looked under the hood of the new Mustang? It's a hilarious mess. It looks like the back of most people's home theatre systems. I think many hot rodders could build a better looking engine bay in their garages than Ford does at their plant.

    I got back in my Grand National which is an old car, and it drove better and was more comfortable than this brand new Ford. It's that dire.

    The GTO and Hemi Chryslers feel about a century ahead of this car in dynamics. Both rev freely and effortlessly while making nicer sounds, have much better body control and bite hard when you turn the wheel, they are also comfortable to drive and could do a cross country trip with little fatigue. When you pop the hood you're greeted by clean and organized engine bays. Both aren't far off the price of this Mustang either and do not suffer all of it's faults.

    I still think the Mustangs look cool, but I would never own one. Maybe when Ford puts more effort into it to make it less like a carnival bumper car. I have no doubt the Camaro and Challenger will be absolutely more rewarding to drive.
     
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    because ford sucks.
     
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    I drove one and completely agree. The only thing I liked about the car was the exhaust note. Sounded pretty throaty for a stock car.

    The car has a MILLION options. There was a lot I took granted for being standard, but nope. They are ALL options.
     
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    I know mine was last gen, but ford can't build a quality fucking car to save their life.
     
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    How the hell was it over 30k? Vert?
     
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    This had electric everything, red leather, Shaker, interior upgrade and Bullit style wheels. Over $30k....

    I could drive to Glendale and pick up an orange GTO with 18s for that much and it actually feels like a $30k car.
     
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    The one I drove was 33k. Didn't even have the "Pony package" or the nice rims. But it did have the changeable dash lights oooOoooOoh
     
  8. I want a new car :wtc:
     
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    Oh yea, and the power seat on the car I drove was broken. NOthing worked, and the salesperson didn't have an explanation on why :mamoru:
     
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    GT 4.6 = Worst US V8 by far.
     
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    i think you just got a bad one :hs: Granted everytime ive sat in an sn95 I didnt really care for them and prefer my fox of all cars to an sn95. They just seem so cramped and honestly I like the fox interior better than the sn95 because it at least has some cloth and vinyl/soft plastic. the entire sn95 interior and door panels is hard plastic :ugh:
     
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    i like how the 05 looks, but i cant really talk about it because ive never driven one
     
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    On the upside, the car seemed to be well built inside and out. Doors had a good thunk and the structure is solid.
     
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    Pony Package is a V6 model option, and the lights come with the interior upgrade package :o
     
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    My girlfriends 6'er has problems as well, nowhere near as bad as mine, but the CD player freezes up all the time, lots of air leaks at the top seals, keyless entry died.

    i'll buy a cheapass fox or classic mustang but i wouldnt spend more than 10k on one again.
     
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    even as a mustang fanboy id buy the new Challenger over a new Mustang in a heartbeat.
     
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    Electric everything is standard, on base models too. Shaker 500 comes with premiums, and the shaker 1000 is a $1400 option. Bullit wheels are standard.

    I would have really liked a GTO, but they're still overpriced and all auto where I'm from... I still think the GT is a great car for the money (aside from dealer mark-ups)
     
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    if they make it though :o
     
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    Chrysler is in the motions of getting it produced now. It's about a year off from dealerships if all goes well.
     
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    ugliest shit ever next to the Toyota Matrix, Scion xA, 300zx, Aztec

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    Any links to info on them by chance?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the GTO comes in a six speed.
     
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    No, they're going to launch the car. It's just a matter of getting everything in place to do it ASAP.
     
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    you're stupid, read his comment again
     
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    Yes it does :hsugh:
     

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