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If you want a collector, get the Boss but if you want a driver the 2016 is the way to go. Forget what I just typed and get a new GT350.

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I just went through this, sold my '12 GT with the Brembo brakes for good $$. I loved that car, but she had a lot of miles and it was time. I needed a new daily driver.

I drove a low mileage 2013 Boss and a 2016 GT with PP. both cost the same ($37k). The Boss was fun to drive, and faster in a straight line. (So say the stats) but the ride quality of the Boss was not as good and the interior was not even close to the '16 in quality. The Boss I looked at had a interior on par with a base GT of the same era (except the steering wheel). The '16 is a much nicer place to spend routine time. Plus the details on the '16 are amazing, from hood blinkers to easy to access hill assist and other gizmos (to turn it off), to switches for steering feel and sport and track modes. If you haven't guessed, I went with the '16. I've only had it a few days, but the more I drive it the more I enjoy the S550.

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I just went through this, sold my '12 GT with the Brembo brakes for good $$. I loved that car, but she had a lot of miles and it was time. I needed a new daily driver.

I drove a low mileage 2013 Boss and a 2016 GT with PP. both cost the same ($37k). The Boss was fun to drive, and faster in a straight line. (So say the stats) but the ride quality of the Boss was not as good and the interior was not even close to the '16 in quality. The Boss I looked at had a interior on par with a base GT of the same era (except the steering wheel). The '16 is a much nicer place to spend routine time. Plus the details on the '16 are amazing, from hood blinkers to easy to access hill assist and other gizmos (to turn it off), to switches for steering feel and sport and track modes. If you haven't guessed, I went with the '16. I've only had it a few days, but the more I drive it the more I enjoy the S550.


Made up my mind and just got me a 16 PP in Magnetic Metallic. Just can't get the smile off my face.

Thanks for everyone who has given their takes on this. Appreciate it all.
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Congratulations. Now all we need is pics!!!

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Nice! I'm trying to convince my wife that I need another Mustang to sit in the other spot in the garage. I don't think she's buying the idea!

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Congrats! Did you get base or premium?
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My two cents would be to go with the 16 strictly because you are looking at a daily driver. For a DD I would think the IRS and whistles and bells would be preferred.

If it were my Sunday driver, I'd go Boss. I really like the 11-14 styling. I personally think it has more retro appeal. I wish that style had been available with IRS...

Either way...you win.
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Congrats! I thought about a 15 or 16 but just can't dig the rear end. Looks squished but that's just me. I went with a 14.

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Nice ride - I'm thinking the rest of us aren't gonna get any pics or details anytime soon cuz he's driving it - bet the oil hasn't gotten cold since he picked it up......


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I think you made the right choice for a daily driver . Have fun with your new ride.
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