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Not that this will plush a Mustang out to the level of the luxury sedans you'd been looking at, but if you end up deciding on a '14, one of the extras that came with mine was the 401A interior upgrade package, which I have found I really like.

Over and above the Premium trim, it adds different leather with contrasting racing stripe on the seats, door panel inserts similar to the GT/CS, darker metal/machined pattern dash paneling, and an aluminum shifter ball. It's no Bentley but the subtle extra touches definitely add something to the overall experience.


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This is the part that got my attention. If you are looking at luxury cars and previously owned a luxury car, a '14 mustang will be VERY different. I don't care what anyone on here says, the '14 mustang is a very crude driving implement compared with anything that could even remotely be considered luxury. You don't think about this when you're looking at words or numbers, but when you're driving it every day, you start to realize that the great price you got your '14 for was not worth what you have to give up.

I also completely disagree about your statement about the C7. It is a completely different animal than an s197 (current mustang chassis). It offers better stock performance and will also be more luxurious than a s197 mustang. It won't ride like your lexus of course. but it will ride much better than the mustang. Given the choice, 10 times out of 10 I would take the C7 over my '12 mustang GT.

If you are looking at luxury cars and a C7, you likely aren't scraping together to buy a new mustang. Frankly, if you just HAVE to own a mustang, wait for the '15 car because the suspension should be a bit more comfortable than the current car and it should still offer excellent performance. I didn't already have a '12 mustang, there's no doubt that I'd wait for a '15+ Mustang despite vastly preferring the styling of my '12 mustang.

The issue becomes the amount of time you're willing to wait. You could order a '15 mustang right now, but you will have a wait a while for it. And what if you don't like it when it arrives? If you have like 6 months to wait, then the '15 mustang is probably worth waiting for. If you need a car in the next month or two, you're better off with another car, IMO.
I'm going to have to disagree here. While no one is saying that the Mustang is the most comfortable ride ever...it's certainly not as bad as you're making it out to be. I have owned an Infiniti G37, and have buddies with a few other "luxury" brands (Audi A4, 3series BMW) , and they squeak, rattle, and you can feel every bump in those cars just as bad, if not worse, than the Mustang. I've even had my friend with his A4 compliment me for the ride quality in my 5.0 vs his car.


On the flip side, some cars (like the Challenger) feel like it's riding on rails, compared to the Mustang. But for a car riding on 19th century technology, I say the ride is pretty nice for the stock Mustang.


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Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm reading and processing everything.


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The new ISes have been sweeping up the comparos. Something to consider if you loved your XE20 so much.
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This is the part that got my attention. If you are looking at luxury cars and previously owned a luxury car, a '14 mustang will be VERY different. I don't care what anyone on here says, the '14 mustang is a very crude driving implement compared with anything that could even remotely be considered luxury. You don't think about this when you're looking at words or numbers, but when you're driving it every day, you start to realize that the great price you got your '14 for was not worth what you have to give up.

I also completely disagree about your statement about the C7. It is a completely different animal than an s197 (current mustang chassis). It offers better stock performance and will also be more luxurious than a s197 mustang. It won't ride like your lexus of course. but it will ride much better than the mustang. Given the choice, 10 times out of 10 I would take the C7 over my '12 mustang GT.

If you are looking at luxury cars and a C7, you likely aren't scraping together to buy a new mustang. Frankly, if you just HAVE to own a mustang, wait for the '15 car because the suspension should be a bit more comfortable than the current car and it should still offer excellent performance. I didn't already have a '12 mustang, there's no doubt that I'd wait for a '15+ Mustang despite vastly preferring the styling of my '12 mustang.

The issue becomes the amount of time you're willing to wait. You could order a '15 mustang right now, but you will have a wait a while for it. And what if you don't like it when it arrives? If you have like 6 months to wait, then the '15 mustang is probably worth waiting for. If you need a car in the next month or two, you're better off with another car, IMO.
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I feel like I would be happier with another luxury performance sedan of some kind... been thinking about the S4 now if I decide I can't go without buying a car until the ATS-V hits.

I love a lot about the new IS. The styling is *really* growing on me, and I hear great things, but it's still just too similar to the car I drove for the last eight years, and I feel like I should get something new. That, plus, I kind of want to get a standard transmission this time around.

Still, I do like the Mustang, and I think I could get a great price on a 2014... Bah, why did that ******* have to take out my car and make me make this impossible decision.
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Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm reading and processing everything.

That, plus, I kind of want to get a standard transmission this time around.

Still, I do like the Mustang, and I think I could get a great price on a 2014... Bah, why did that ******* have to take out my car and make me make this impossible decision.
Although I fully stand by my opinion of the mustang, you really need to drive one for yourself. You may feel that the car is perfectly acceptable as is--but if you do drive one, just pay attention to the ride.

Adding fuel to the fire, IIRC, there is also a Lexus RC coupe to consider as well. But yeah, you have some deciding to do. It might be worth waiting until some of the new cars hit the lots so you can take them for a drive before you make a decision. But I can definitely appreciate your interest in getting a car with a manual.
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This is the part that got my attention. If you are looking at luxury cars and previously owned a luxury car, a '14 mustang will be VERY different. I don't care what anyone on here says, the '14 mustang is a very crude driving implement compared with anything that could even remotely be considered luxury. You don't think about this when you're looking at words or numbers, but when you're driving it every day, you start to realize that the great price you got your '14 for was not worth what you have to give up.
Truer words have never been spoken. When I first got my '12, I thought it was rather luxurious, but I later realised that it was only due to my expectations of the car.

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Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm reading and processing everything.






Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I feel like I would be happier with another luxury performance sedan of some kind... been thinking about the S4 now if I decide I can't go without buying a car until the ATS-V hits.

I love a lot about the new IS. The styling is *really* growing on me, and I hear great things, but it's still just too similar to the car I drove for the last eight years, and I feel like I should get something new. That, plus, I kind of want to get a standard transmission this time around.

Still, I do like the Mustang, and I think I could get a great price on a 2014... Bah, why did that ******* have to take out my car and make me make this impossible decision.
I havent seen any news on transmission choices but id guess cadillac may not offer a manual on the ats v when it comes out. I just read the cts v will come in auto only citing not enough interest in manuals. If I was in your position looking at luxury performance cars with a stick id probably be looking at clean used cars since manuals are in so few new cars although as much as I like the german cars im afraid of their reliability.

Good luck with your choice and hope you post pics of what you buy even if you don't buy mustang
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Um, might want to read the latest info and doublecheck that.
The 2015 Mustang Gains Less Than A Hundred Pounds

Sorry, looks like it will only be gaining less than 100 pounds. Which is great.

I had just read an article not 4 weeks ago (possibly from the same source) that said it would be 200-300 lbs gain.

So....I stand corrected! the 15 still won't really be any faster than the 14' though. The 17' is what everyone is waiting for on that front.

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You can save a lot on the 14s now, but I've seen the 15s up close and they are sick. If my wife was still working I would be thinking of trading my 2011. Launch control, and wheel lock... The 2015 is just sick.

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