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Your Thoughts on the 2018 Mustang !

Ok guys,the 2018 Mustang photos and some specs have been released today,so far it seems like there is a LOT of unhappy folks.Please post your thoughts.
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I looked at some pics and didn't see many major changes. It's still the same ugly post-retro car. No thanks!
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I'm sticking with my '12, thanks. Just having a hard time warming up to the look of the +15 Mustangs despite the goodies underneath (flat plane crank, big brakes, magnetic suspension, IRS, freer flowing heads and intake, etc.). The lower hood on the '18 is a good improvement step but the front just needs a lot of work. Despite my squawks, Ford will sell a bunch of Mustangs so I have hope that they will eventually make another gorgeous Mustang someday.


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Anyone care to guess what the MSRP will be on the 2018 Mustang GT?
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It's the Mustang upgrade I would seriously consider. The Magneride suspension, more horsepower (no specifics yet), LCD display for gauges and my favorite, heated steering wheel. Yes. I'm old and grabbing on to a -3 degree steering wheel, even with gloves, is not fun.

As for looks, I like it.

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I think it's better than the 15-17, but still ugly! 11-14 ftw
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Without a doubt, the 10-12 cars had the best front ends and are my favorite iteration of the Mustang. I do like the hood change, the interior is nice, not fond of the computer screen gauges though, like old school gauges better, glad to see the handling and exhaust improvements, and I like the wider rear in the 15-18 cars. Still hate the headlights - they don't look Mustang to me. But the most important thing is how it will drive!
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I would gladly trade my 12 V6 for a new V8......I like the 11/12's (V6 for a look win) but like the s550's more

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Nope... Never..... Will probably keep my '11 forever!
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I'm somewhere between neutral/indifferent/OK to it and sort of like it. I really need to see more pictures, with different colors and from more angles. The fuzzy initial pictures (the yellow ones) aren't good enough to waste any time with beyond "yeah, the 2018 Mustang is coming". The only picture from the rear that I've seen . . . it needs wider wheels and tires. From the side, I think the nose sits a little too high relative to the rear - not much, and it might only take half an inch of front lowering to fix.

Externally, all I'm likely to notice would be the hood line when I'm driving and my opinion on most everything else would be about how well it contributes to function (cooling, head light illumination, maybe reduction of lift on the track, etc.) and whether or not it makes washing the car a fussier process. Otherwise, out of sight, out of mind.

Internally . . . I might be OK with the instrument panel, but I'd have to actually experience it first. There are times and sunlight conditions where the gauges in my '08 GT are virtually unreadable at a quick glance (say, at a track day when you're going to have adverse lighting at least once on every lap). But I know I don't want a huge screen for the radio and whatever else anywhere on the dash. Don't even want a little one, but probably don't have that choice any more.


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Originally Posted by Norm Peterson View Post
I'm somewhere between neutral/indifferent/OK to it and sort of like it.

Although in summary I think it is ugly, this is my position. There are FEW angles where it looks nice (e.g. full side view). However, most of the angles show it as being disproportionate. I've rented 2 S550s. I CANNOT get beyond that football field sized hood that seems to stretch forever in front of me.
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I have never liked the S550 except for the GT350 but I think the 2018 is a step in the right direction. The lower hood and the quad exhaust kinda won me over. I'm due for a new Mustang since it's been 3 years, so ......................

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My only complaint in the looks department is that the front end looks a little too squashed, too compressed for my liking. I don't know if it's the sloping hood or the side profile that makes it look like the bottom half of the bumper is sloping up a tick but it just looks horizontally squashed to me. Not a total dealbreaker for me and seems like something that can be solved fairly easy when new exterior parts become available.

I like the goodies in the new models and my next Mustang will definitely be a v8 now that the v6s have gone to that v6 engine farm in the sky. However, I'll be keeping my 2011 v6 for a long LONG time so the desire to upgrade just isn't there at the moment.

It doesn't look bad to me based on the pictures I see. I'd drive it with no shame if I had to get one but I'd like to see it in person before I cast my final judgment on the looks.

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