View Poll Results: Your first impression of the 2015 Mustang

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  • Looks like a Fusion or Aston Martin (wannabe)

    7 13.73%
  • Looks too much like a 2013-14 mustang.

    3 5.88%
  • Looks new, edgy and original.

    5 9.80%
  • What's up with the 1990's headlights?

    1 1.96%
  • Where's the rear quarter windows?

    1 1.96%
  • Where's the hockey-sticks and side vents?

    2 3.92%
  • Looks amazing, I'd buy one.

    11 21.57%
  • Not a tragedy but could have done better.

    12 23.53%
  • That's a Mustang?!

    1 1.96%
  • My Supercoupe is still better.

    19 37.25%
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Thread: 2015 Ford Mustang (love it? hate it?)

  1. #16
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    From what I've learned so far (still more info to be released) the new 2015 Mustang will perform better than the 2011-2014 Mustangs in pretty much every way. I think there are appearance features that make the new Mustang appealing, but not quite as retro as the 2013-14 (which is the best look since 1970).

    There's a few new techy features that are part cool but part creepy. like Ford's new type of "keyless entry", where all you need is to have the key in proximity of the car and it'll unlock AND you can start the car WITHOUT pulling your keys out of your pocket (push to start ignition). There could be problems with this... but its kind of cool. The thing I hate about new car keys is that you can't simply go to a Home Depot and get a spare of your key for a few bucks, you'd have to go to a dealership and pay like $30-60 for a spare key.

    I hope there aren't too many techie flippy switches and whatnot that make the Mustang lose the feel of a TRUE sports car. I'm glad that the whole dashboard isn't just a computer screen (tachometer and speedometer are at least real gauges) but I'm bothered that some cars are leaning that way.

    I know that car companies are trying to implement all this tech to appeal to younger buyers, but (as a young driver myself) I'm not impressed with half the new stuff they shove into cars these days. I'd rather drive a 1980 something Mercury Lynx 4-banger Diesel with crank windows and a stick than a new car with stupid paddle shifters.

  2. #17
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    Rick,

    Ford keys have been electronically coded for many years and also have the key fob integrated into the key. Spare keys are about $120, so not really a big change with the new type.

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  3. #18
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    I'm in for a boosted 4banger. Or depending on mpg/price I might just say get the 5.0 if it's not more then 5k more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicRattlehead View Post
    I'm in for a boosted 4banger. Or depending on mpg/price I might just say get the 5.0 if it's not more then 5k more.
    I hear a lot of people who get Fords with Eco boost are disappointed. They have nice acceleration and all but they're hard to work on and their MPG ratings are slightly higher than you'll really get (sometimes overrated by up to 5 MPG). However, in the current V6 Mustangs, people love to find out that they get about 5 more MPG than their car was rated for.

    I'd personally stick to the 6-Cyl and 8-Cyl but hopefully the new Fords with Eco Boost will have improved their system. I wished there was a V6 Mustang with a Supercharger option from the factory.

  5. #20
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    Well there is a twinturbo package my buddy is working on for the 5.0 so will see

  6. #21
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    looks similar to the Nissan 370Z

  7. #22
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    I am really waiting to see one in person before I pass judgement, but by the photos I think it is too much like the previous generation. It is no secret that this car is destined for Europe. Because of this I was hoping for something more aggressive in the styling department. This iteration says Mustang but is typical conservative Ford in not wanting to alienate its core customer. Combine that with a carry over drivetrain lineup and this car really doesn't appeal to me unless the in person look is just jaw droppingly good.

    As far as the ecoboost 4 it is of no interest to me either. My daily driver is a 2011 Premium.auto Mustang. I average 29-31 mpg on my 62mi round trip to work everyday traveling @ 75mph for 40 miles on the interstate. I have taken it on two road trips, one this summer covering 1100 miles and averaged over 35mpg and one recently in colder weather covering 900mi and still averaged 32. The car is geared with 2.73's and a 28" tire from the factory and turns less than 2K@75-80mph. It ran 14.9@94mph at the strip with very lazy 60ft times(2.3 IIRC). Paying a premium price for the 4 cyl ecoboost for the small gain in mpg just isn't worth the price IMHO. This engine option is likely being offered solely because of the european market and the way gas prices and taxes are applied over there.

    Now if the car does look good in person I will be waiting till 2017 when the rumored turbo 6 is suppose to show up. Whether it is the SHO 3.5 or turbos on the current 3.7 I would be able to keep my current mpg, hopefully, and have the rumored 400hp it is suppose to have. That is the winner in my book.
    Last edited by jdsgallops; 12-17-2013 at 11:30 AM.

  8. #23
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    4 cyl mustang

    I traded an '87 TurboCoupe and some cash for a '92 SC a few months back. I inherited the TC. It was twice wrecked, no heat, droning, no synchro, warped rotors, messed up ac controller, leaking radiator. I proceeded to drive it in that condition for 30K miles because despite all it's problems, it was (a) a blast to push around corners (b) got 31 mpg highway (c) averaged 25 mpg overall. Personally, other than the severe turbo lag, I thought the car was great and would have kept it had it not been for all the problems that were not worth the expense to fix (and I do my own work, so no labor). Of course the SC is head and shoulders a more comfortable and faster car (understatement) but I would think a Mustang with a twin turbo should be great. Being lighter the HP/LB ratio should be good and with the twin turbo, lag should be minimal. As for mpg, some people don't understand that if you put a SMALL engine in a car and drive it like a V8 then you get V8 mileage. If you drive it reasonably, the mileage should be impressive. I thought 25 mpg for 26 year old car weighing in at 3500 lbs was pretty impressive. Oh yeah and with the 22 gallon tank it had a much nicer cruising range than the SC! Loved my TC. Love my SC more. Would definitely love a 4 cyl mustang.

  9. #24
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    In person the car looks amazing. Its also wider than the s197. You all need to see it in person. Its hot. It took the 2010 stang and made it a hell of alot better looking. Wait two years and see what happens. If the performance is anything like they say it is..Its a win win.
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  10. #25
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    I'm all for a 4-cyl Turbo Mustang (kinda like the SVO) but I don't want no stinkin' ecoboost on a "performance" car

    The ecoboost saves you gas and makes your car a little faster, but I'd rather save money by not needing to fix or replace it years down the road. (I hear cars with ecoboost lose their resale value faster than cars that don't)

    I'd prefer the base V6 Mustang, if it's as good or better than the current version... then its a no-brainer Maybe someday I'll buy one used and put a supercharger in it The world could use more Super 6-bangers with IRS

  11. #26
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    I think that the styling on the 2015 'Stang is great. Some people have said that the back of the car looks like a Honda Accord, but I personally don't see that. The front of the car has a more aggressive profile, and it looks (visually, at least) like it's a bit more aerodynamic than the last few years of Mustangs, and most likely more than the 2005-2010 Stangs, in which Ford had admitted that aerodynamics took a back seat to visual appeal (especially the grille/ front area). The sides appear to be a little narrower than in previous years. As a '99 Mustang owner, i'm more of a fan of the '99-'04's, in which I think it's a good blend of modern and retro.

    There's some good points in this thread. The turbo'd 4 cylinder sounds like a great idea in theory, and the power numbers are phenomenal. But are the slightly better numbers than the V6 and the slightly better gas mileage worth it to enough people to make it viable for Ford? As we've seen on the SC's and Turbo Coupes, when people don't maintain the cars well, the motors take a beating. And this being a new engine, the R&D only goes so far....the ongoing R&D becomes anyone who buys it and drives it under various conditions. As it stands, the Coyote 5.0 suffered and is suffering from some piston #8 failures, and with the horsepower wars between the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang, when power numbers are boosted, obviously, the question becomes how long that the motors will last. People always want reliability, economy and power, but very rarely do those go hand in hand, especially when you really start putting some serious mileage on a motor.

  12. #27
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    In addition to stock reliability and performance I am curious to see just what the aftermarket can do with an already potent 2.3 turbo. Already putting out roughly 1.5hp per cube will make it tough to gain more out of the engine for reasonable money. The 3.7 has shown the potential to run in the high 12's with bolt on's in the 11 to 14 cars. With the 15 suppose to be lighter the performance will likely be better. And then the option to put a power adder on it.

  13. #28
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    My guess is that 4cyl turbo motor will be a strong one. Looking at the SC and turbo Tbird the motors are strong. We had a get together with about 6 SC's here in ga last weekend and 3 of them had 300k miles on them!!!! Original 300k!!!!!

    What I like is the ability to chose the engine and I think ford has done a great good bringing different options to the public.

    It will be interesting to see what the tuners do with the turbo. How much more they can squeeze out of it.

    Still haven't seen one yet. Might have to go down and look at one! My wife will be needing a new car as soon as she is done with PT school.

  14. #29
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    I should also state that i've never met a Mustang that I didn't like. New ones, old ones, well kept ones, neglected ones;4 cylinder ones, V6 ones, V8 ones. Yeah, even the Mustang II. Many people really dislike Bunkie Knudsen's '71 to '73's, but I like those, too.

  15. #30
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    The thing with the Ecoboost is there's a lot of potential with just a tune. I'm looking at doing that with my 2013 SHO w/PP, I've seen at least one person with a tune and some other minor stuff getting down to 4 seconds 0-60 - in a Taurus

    If the Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost is that tunable, I'm sure you'll see them kicking butt.

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