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What's missing in my new 2011 GT

We've just sold our 2nd car (05 Toyota Avalon) to make room in the garage for the new Mustang GT. Now operating with 1 car - interesting. Anyway, here's a list of goodies the Avalon had that the new Mustang won't:

sequential shifting for the auto trans
2-position seat memory
Home Link garage door opener
telescoping steering wheel
laser-assisted adaptive cruise control
keyless ignition - push button start
rain-sensing windshield wipers
power operated rear window shade
cooled as well as heated front seats

Okay - I know the Mustang is all about performance, and all that extra junk just adds weight. Still, the GT I ordered is around $40k, so it could be a little better equipped. What I'll miss the most is the seat memory (wife & I both drive both cars), the adaptive cruise control and the sequential shifter. The rest is just frills.

Once I get the new GT, I'm sure the occasional pedal to the floor will remind me what it's all about.


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Once I get the new GT, I'm sure the occasional pedal to the floor will remind me what it's all about.

Ha, pedal to the floor...At least in the ford it will come back up after you take your foot off of it. lol.


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i dont understand push button ignition lol, its exactly the same as the key turning....just fancy and unessesary

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We've just sold our 2nd car (05 Toyota Avalon) to make room in the garage for the new Mustang GT. Now operating with 1 car - interesting. Anyway, here's a list of goodies the Avalon had that the new Mustang won't:

sequential shifting for the auto trans
2-position seat memory
Home Link garage door opener
telescoping steering wheel
laser-assisted adaptive cruise control
keyless ignition - push button start
rain-sensing windshield wipers
power operated rear window shade
cooled as well as heated front seats

Okay - I know the Mustang is all about performance, and all that extra junk just adds weight. Still, the GT I ordered is around $40k, so it could be a little better equipped. What I'll miss the most is the seat memory (wife & I both drive both cars), the adaptive cruise control and the sequential shifter. The rest is just frills.

Once I get the new GT, I'm sure the occasional pedal to the floor will remind me what it's all about.
If the new 5.0's came without power windows, I'd still want it!

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Rain sensing windshield wipers? Talk about a waste of money that could be put to better use. Take the money spent on the wipers, push-button start, laser cruise control, window shade, etc, and give me more HP any day. Garage door and cool seats sound nice though.
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Honestly, what you were missing in the Toyota was the beautiful noise that engine is going to make when you first start her up in the morning. You won't even remember your Avalon when you get this car.... I had a 2005 Cadillac STS Awd fully-loaded sticker was 63k or something crazy like that....this car is solid and unbelievably a joy and puts a smile to any die hard gm fan. Trust me...no scowls!
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Honestly, what you were missing in the Toyota was the beautiful noise that engine is going to make when you first start her up in the morning.
I get it. That's why the Avalon is in someone else's garage right now, & my garage has an empty space. Just thought I'd ruffle a few feathers.

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I get it. That's why the Avalon is in someone else's garage right now, & my garage has an empty space. Just thought I'd ruffle a few feathers.
You will be very very happy.
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We've just sold our 2nd car (05 Toyota Avalon) to make room in the garage for the new Mustang GT. Now operating with 1 car - interesting. Anyway, here's a list of goodies the Avalon had that the new Mustang won't:

sequential shifting for the auto trans
2-position seat memory
Home Link garage door opener
telescoping steering wheel
laser-assisted adaptive cruise control
keyless ignition - push button start
rain-sensing windshield wipers
power operated rear window shade
cooled as well as heated front seats

Okay - I know the Mustang is all about performance, and all that extra junk just adds weight. Still, the GT I ordered is around $40k, so it could be a little better equipped. What I'll miss the most is the seat memory (wife & I both drive both cars), the adaptive cruise control and the sequential shifter. The rest is just frills.

Once I get the new GT, I'm sure the occasional pedal to the floor will remind me what it's all about.
I'll bet you forgot one (2?) thing, illumated visor mirrors. Your list is almost exactly what my GT Premium is missing that my wife's MKZ has...and the MKZ was less money than the 'stang. Yesterday, I was really missing the cooled seats, but all in all, we still like the 'stang a lot more.
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Ha, pedal to the floor...At least in the ford it will come back up after you take your foot off of it. lol.

That's always going to be what Toyota is remembered for.

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I agree with everyones response about the sound and the feel you will have from the 2011 Mustang.. That you will never forget.

One thing though the Mustang has that you didnt have in the toyota... The people you pass and the number of head turns you will see and the comments you will get...

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We've just sold our 2nd car (05 Toyota Avalon) to make room in the garage for the new Mustang GT. Now operating with 1 car - interesting. Anyway, here's a list of goodies the Avalon had that the new Mustang won't:

sequential shifting for the auto trans
2-position seat memory
Home Link garage door opener
telescoping steering wheel
laser-assisted adaptive cruise control
keyless ignition - push button start
rain-sensing windshield wipers
power operated rear window shade
cooled as well as heated front seats

Okay - I know the Mustang is all about performance, and all that extra junk just adds weight. Still, the GT I ordered is around $40k, so it could be a little better equipped. What I'll miss the most is the seat memory (wife & I both drive both cars), the adaptive cruise control and the sequential shifter. The rest is just frills.

Once I get the new GT, I'm sure the occasional pedal to the floor will remind me what it's all about.
And that's how toyota brain washes you. You don't need all of that crap to have a nice car. It's just more useless stuff that breaks. At least you don't have to worry about the pedal sticking to the floor... I mean come on.

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