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Although I had planned to get a 2015, I'm going to pass on this design. I'm really not a "Mustang lover," as much as I like a retro design car that is performance oriented. I do think the Mustang will sell very well in the next couple of years due to their overseas sales. There is a lot of "pent up demand" in Europe and Asia where people really have not been able to get a Mustang. I am confident those sales will more then offset the loss of sales in the USA from people, like me, that wanted a "Mustang" and not a "corporate FORD."
I made my decision on the 2015's. I really liked my 2000 GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 GT vert - but I just couldn't go for the "corporate FORD" Mustang - even though I am a shareholder. So today I picked up my 2015 Challenger SRT 392. 485 HP, 475 Ft. LBs. torque and the 8 speed auto - with paddle shifters. Dashboard programming for engine/transmission, shocks and struts (compression and rebound), stability control, steering sensitivity etc. (Street/Sport/Track) for each. Makes the car very versatile. My primary goal for the next 3 years is to drive the 15 top rated "road trips" around the USA - and maybe a run down a drag strip or two The street ride in the Challenger - just 41 miles on it - is really fine. The Laguna leather seats are incredibly comfortable! I will keep watching Mustang, and will probably be back if the looks get closer to my taste and if the overall technology improves (very discouraging for a brand new car).

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Well, for those that care enough to see what the "experts" think of the 2015 mustang GT, read the latest comparo in MOTOR TREND between the Mustang GT VS Dodge Challenger (SRT)scatpack VS Chevrolet Camaro SS1LE....an in depth article about ALL three ponies, I won't spoil the conclusion of this compare...but it's interesting to note the "slit eyed Mustang GT did not go over too good with the guys, from a design perspective!


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So you're not really a 'vert guy either. Whatever.

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I made my decision on the 2015's. I really liked my 2000 GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 GT vert - but I just couldn't go for the "corporate FORD" Mustang - even though I am a shareholder. So today I picked up my 2015 Challenger SRT 392. 485 HP, 475 Ft. LBs. torque and the 8 speed auto - with paddle shifters. Dashboard programming for engine/transmission, shocks and struts (compression and rebound), stability control, steering sensitivity etc. (Street/Sport/Track) for each. Makes the car very versatile. My primary goal for the next 3 years is to drive the 15 top rated "road trips" around the USA - and maybe a run down a drag strip or two The street ride in the Challenger - just 41 miles on it - is really fine. The Laguna leather seats are incredibly comfortable! I will keep watching Mustang, and will probably be back if the looks get closer to my taste and if the overall technology improves (very discouraging for a brand new car).

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I made my decision on the 2015's. I really liked my 2000 GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 GT vert - but I just couldn't go for the "corporate FORD" Mustang - even though I am a shareholder. So today I picked up my 2015 Challenger SRT 392. 485 HP, 475 Ft. LBs. torque and the 8 speed auto - with paddle shifters. Dashboard programming for engine/transmission, shocks and struts (compression and rebound), stability control, steering sensitivity etc. (Street/Sport/Track) for each. Makes the car very versatile. My primary goal for the next 3 years is to drive the 15 top rated "road trips" around the USA - and maybe a run down a drag strip or two The street ride in the Challenger - just 41 miles on it - is really fine. The Laguna leather seats are incredibly comfortable! I will keep watching Mustang, and will probably be back if the looks get closer to my taste and if the overall technology improves (very discouraging for a brand new car).
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So you're not really a 'vert guy either. Whatever.
If Challenger made a vert, I would have it. I am sure I will miss "the rag-top." But I went with the sunroof to get all of the other "positives" in the Challenger ... for me.
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+1 who thinks the front end is just awful. Im not a Ford nutswinger, I buy whatever I like. Nor am I a Track Star like some here, so getting to the next stoplight before the car next to me holds no interest either, I buy purely on looks. The Camaro and Challenger look great - the new Mustang, not so much. Right now I have a 2013 v6. Ive also had a 2011 Challenger and a 2010 Camaro.

The apologists can dress it up anyway they like - but the Camaro and Challenger stand out, hopefully they don't puss out like Ford did and go the corporate front end route.

What I do love about the new Mustang is the interior on the upper trims. That might be the nicest interior out right now. (GM take note)

Now that Chrysler finally got rid of the abomination that was the 08-14 Challenger interiors, I think they'll start selling a few more Challengers. Especially the way the new Fusion coupe is looking.
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+1 who thinks the front end is just awful. Im not a Ford nutswinger, I buy whatever I like. Nor am I a Track Star like some here, so getting to the next stoplight before the car next to me holds no interest either, I buy purely on looks. The Camaro and Challenger look great - the new Mustang, not so much. Right now I have a 2013 v6. Ive also had a 2011 Challenger and a 2010 Camaro.

The apologists can dress it up anyway they like - but the Camaro and Challenger stand out, hopefully they don't puss out like Ford did and go the corporate front end route.

What I do love about the new Mustang is the interior on the upper trims. That might be the nicest interior out right now. (GM take note)

Now that Chrysler finally got rid of the abomination that was the 08-14 Challenger interiors, I think they'll start selling a few more Challengers. Especially the way the new Fusion coupe is looking.
Actually, those of us that buy the "performance models" of the "Pony" cars thank you for wanting a good looking car that is well made. If Ford, Chevy and Dodge didn't sell three times as many of the "normal performance - high option" models of the Pony cars, as they do "high performance cars", no one could afford to build or buy the "high performance" models. I think the new Mustang could be very popular in London, Tokyo and Singapore because there are so few "classic Mustangs" in those areas that people just judge the new car on "contemporary looks," rather then on a "historic icon" basis. Unfortunately Europe and Japan are in, or close to, recession - which is very bad for FORD. When judged against all the other "modern look" cars, the new Mustang is "OK." Not too much different then 10 other new cars in looks. However, the "price" is getting pretty high when compared to that same group of "modern cars." Most people don't want a "stripped down" car. They want the great stereo and the modern safety features. That really drives up the price of the new Mustang - over $44K for the Ecoboost convertible. So thanks for being in the car market with your preferences! You make it possible for the rest of us to get the kind of cars we are looking for

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Congrats on the Challenger. I've been looking at them to compliment my 14gt. Don't dislike the 15gt's but don't love them yet either.
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I made my decision on the 2015's. I really liked my 2000 GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 GT vert - but I just couldn't go for the "corporate FORD" Mustang - even though I am a shareholder. So today I picked up my 2015 Challenger SRT 392. 485 HP, 475 Ft. LBs. torque and the 8 speed auto - with paddle shifters. Dashboard programming for engine/transmission, shocks and struts (compression and rebound), stability control, steering sensitivity etc. (Street/Sport/Track) for each. Makes the car very versatile. My primary goal for the next 3 years is to drive the 15 top rated "road trips" around the USA - and maybe a run down a drag strip or two The street ride in the Challenger - just 41 miles on it - is really fine. The Laguna leather seats are incredibly comfortable! I will keep watching Mustang, and will probably be back if the looks get closer to my taste and if the overall technology improves (very discouraging for a brand new car).
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Congrats on the Challenger. I've been looking at them to compliment my 14gt. Don't dislike the 15gt's but don't love them yet either.
Thanks. I have about 1200 miles on it and I love it! The thing that is really great about it is the "programmability" of the car from the dashboard computer. The fully adjustable shocks/struts (Compression and rebound), four different engine/transmission tunes (Including the "ECO" mode), three different steering responses, four different traction/vehicle stability system settings etc. The car really drives and handles like 4 different cars! With rain and snow I have been using the "ECO" mode which keeps you out of low gear, limits torque generation and just makes the car handle very easily on slick roads........really nice for "year round use." And when the roads are dry and the sun is out, let her rip with the 485 HP and 475 Ft. LBS of torque - the torque ads a lot of smiles per gallon!
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