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Originally Posted by 11Red3.7 View Post
Also Hill Assist is not Sport Mode, Sport Mode also changes steering effort allows the driver to use the +/- selector and shifts more aggressively.

And in reading the 11/12 manuals Hill Assist only eliminates 6th gear, and holds the lower gears longer. Does not change shift firmness, steering, etc... It does help a little, but at best it is Partial Sport Mode. I agree use it, and do the fuse #47 trick, but also don't kid yourself.

New 2013 Ford Mustang Delivers Boost of Performance, Style and Technology with More Power, New Design, Driver Tools | Ford Motor Company Newsroom
Right....."Partial SportMode then. Steering/Suspension changes are not made since our cars don't have that capability.

What is missing here is that for 2013, this option HAS CHANGED !

11/12s obviously do NOT have this!

The new (2013/2014) Mustang can be specified with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission. This advanced control strategy offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control. The system is controlled with a selector button on the side of the shifter. The shifter has been upgraded for 2013 with a more modern style and improved accessibility.

“This lets owners take an automatic out on a track day or whenever they want to drive sportier, and lets them have the convenience of switching to manual control,” said Tom Barnes, vehicle engineering manager for Mustang. “This is an improvement in our powertrain offerings that delivers a sporty yet smooth experience.”

Unlike some competitive transmissions, SelectShift won’t second-guess the driver with an override shift. With SelectShift, manual control is truly manually controlled, allowing the driver to hold a gear right up to redline if desired
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