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the 2015 impressions

This post is by no means bashing the looks of the 2015 Mustang. I am just experiencing something that others might be experiencing as I behold and digest the new model.

The only ones I have seen so far are a rental (subject of another post) and the 2 that are on display at the local dealer. AT FIRST GLANCE I get that WOW feeling like it's awesome. But the more I look at it, the more I see its design shortcomings like its huge mouth (grill) and other disproportionate design features that I can't quite figure out yet. Then as time passes, the WOW starts to fade to something approaching an UGH. Bottom line, I am so tickled with EVERY ASPECT of my 2014 and wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!

But each to his own. Some like portly women while others like Olive Oil of Popeye fame. Think of how totally boring this life would be if we all had identical likes and dislikes!



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Most people I know that just saw Pictures of the 2015 Mustang
"Hated " it including my 17 year old Nephew. He has a Fox Boy. They would ask me what I thought and I would say I would not form an opinion until I saw it in person. I went to the Ford Journalists event and they had 20 Mustangs the in all available Colors. I sat in several of them for several hours and after the day ended I absolutely Love the New Mustang. The Interior completely blows away the 2013 Interior (I have the Premium with Brick red Seats with the Stripe. My Nephew was with me and he went from Hater to 2015 Mustang Fan.
The Body Style is Stunning. My Fav color is the Darker red color (Forgot the name) Mine is race Red..


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Nice car but it's ugly. Maybe it will grow on me after the first refresh.

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The "Fusionstang" will be lucky to hit 90,000 North American sales the first year. Hopefully the European/Asian market will pick up the slack!!

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Most people I know that just saw Pictures of the 2015 Mustang
"Hated " it including my 17 year old Nephew. He has a Fox Boy. They would ask me what I thought and I would say I would not form an opinion until I saw it in person. I went to the Ford Journalists event and they had 20 Mustangs the in all available Colors. I sat in several of them for several hours and after the day ended I absolutely Love the New Mustang. The Interior completely blows away the 2013 Interior (I have the Premium with Brick red Seats with the Stripe. My Nephew was with me and he went from Hater to 2015 Mustang Fan.
The Body Style is Stunning. My Fav color is the Darker red color (Forgot the name) Mine is race Red..

I agree. A friend of mine just purchased a new GT 6 speed. He let me take it for a test drive. It's a winner. I like everything about it.

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I suppose it's like any other car; some people will like the style and some won't. Of course bringing the status of an American icon to the table is another component to the styling but.... I don't care for it. When I first saw it, head on, at the N.Y. Auto Show I mistook it for a Fusion. I was and am so disappointed. I don't like how the design of the front doesn't go with the back; it looks nose-heavy to me. From the rear 3/4 view it looks like a 1970s Toyota Celica hardtop. The front does indeed look like a Fusion to me; it needs the fog lights in the grill like on my 2014 GT Premium. I haven't had a good look at the interior (I couldn't get a good look at it at the auto show) but from the pictures I've seen it does look nice.
But...it is a Mustang; same wonderful exhaust noise, awesome performance, and driving exhilaration. Maybe in time the styling will grow on me.
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Now that I have seen one up close, it's like I said in another thread:

Appearance wise, had this been what Ford went to directly after 2009 I probably would have been drooling over it, it is a great looking car.

But because the 2010-2014 exists, it kinda leaves me with that "meh" feeling.

I, like Titan, think the front looks completely naked without the grill fogs. Granted, this is a condition our generation of V6's or GT/CS's, or even GT-500's for that matter suffer from, too. At least the Boss has the place for them in the grill, a touch taken right out of 60's and 70's race cars.

The interior, even is base trim, is definitely an upgrade from our cars though


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This post is by no means bashing the looks of the 2015 Mustang. I am just experiencing something that others might be experiencing as I behold and digest the new model.

The only ones I have seen so far are a rental (subject of another post) and the 2 that are on display at the local dealer. AT FIRST GLANCE I get that WOW feeling like it's awesome. But the more I look at it, the more I see its design shortcomings like its huge mouth (grill) and other disproportionate design features that I can't quite figure out yet. Then as time passes, the WOW starts to fade to something approaching an UGH. Bottom line, I am so tickled with EVERY ASPECT of my 2014 and wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!

But each to his own. Some like portly women while others like Olive Oil of Popeye fame. Think of how totally boring this life would be if we all had identical likes and dislikes!
To me, the 2015 Mustang looks like just another one of the "corporate gang." I voted with my checkbook, this Thursday, and traded my 2013 GT vert in on a 2015 Challenger SRT 392 (485 HP, 475 FT. LBS. torque, 8 speed auto (programmable)). In terms of price/performance/looks/interior the new 485 HP Scat Back is the best buy. However, I wanted the SRT 392 "programmable suspension" and the programmable engine/transmission tunes (From the dashboard computer screen). Even though I am a FORD shareholder, I just could not handle the "all cousins look alike" look of the 2015 Mustang - reminded me of when FORD designed the Jaguar to look like the Taurus My plan is to drive the top 10 - 15 "road trips," across the USA, in the next three years ... and run down one or two drag strips - on the way. The interior and technology in the Challenger are far ahead of the other "pony cars" IMHO - and I looked at them all. I really enjoyed my 2000 Mustang GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 Mustang GT vert. I will keep watching the Mustang and give it another try if it comes back to "the Mustang look" and its technology improves.

I posted on this thread when it was in a different forum. Did not intend to be redundant.
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The '15 has grown on me. Im still not a fan of the face nor the tail lights. But I see the curves now and while they are different, they are kinda sexy. Interiors are different but do appear high quality.

Still not opposed to taking one for a test drive, but unless they blow me away with how they drive, my heart is still firmly set on a used GT500.

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Radioguy:

Congrats on your purchase; awesome looking car!! Too me, the Challenger is the best looking of the modern pony cars. Challenger and Camaro sales are really going to eat into the Mustang sales which will be lucky to settle into the 90,000 units per year mark (European/Asian sales may help). The 15 Mustang Fusion front end was dictated by corporate management, so the designers were forced to integrate that into the design. I'm really pleased that I purchased my 14 GT/CS....the glass roof is an awesome plus for me. If and when I trade, it will either be a Challenger or 13/14 GT500.

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To me, the 2015 Mustang looks like just another one of the "corporate gang." I voted with my checkbook, this Thursday, and traded my 2013 GT vert in on a 2015 Challenger SRT 392 (485 HP, 475 FT. LBS. torque, 8 speed auto (programmable)). In terms of price/performance/looks/interior the new 485 HP Scat Back is the best buy. However, I wanted the SRT 392 "programmable suspension" and the programmable engine/transmission tunes (From the dashboard computer screen). Even though I am a FORD shareholder, I just could not handle the "all cousins look alike" look of the 2015 Mustang - reminded me of when FORD designed the Jaguar to look like the Taurus My plan is to drive the top 10 - 15 "road trips," across the USA, in the next three years ... and run down one or two drag strips - on the way. The interior and technology in the Challenger are far ahead of the other "pony cars" IMHO - and I looked at them all. I really enjoyed my 2000 Mustang GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 Mustang GT vert. I will keep watching the Mustang and give it another try if it comes back to "the Mustang look" and its technology improves.

I posted on this thread when it was in a different forum. Did not intend to be redundant.
Congrats, you now own the best looking of the 3 pony cars that's offered.

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As I posted in another thread, that hood is way too big as I sit in the driver seat. If my 14 is totalled and the ensuing lawsuit yields enough to buy a new car (it'll have to be a 15), I would opt for a Camaro. I won't even consider a Chrysler product since I have owned one in the past and swore to never make that mistake again. I don't mean to berate the Challenger, but one bad experience can really bias the thought process. However, the Challenger is a nice looking car and leagues better than the Charger.


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2015 Mustang looks like ****.
I've seen one in person at a local Ford dealer.

I was expecting a much better looking car after 50 years,but no.

The 2005-2014 Mustang looks better.

The 2015 is heavier and Ford is staying with the puny 5.0 when GM and Chrysler offer bigger engines.

This 2015 Mustang turd needs a 351 Coyote engine at least.
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Eh, cosmetics schmantics. Performance is what it's all about. Well, for 2015 performance plus some refinement. There are a number of undeniable wins in 2015..along with a few teeth cutting concerns and a few carried over concerns.

On the whole a few of the wins are nicer than I expected, a few of the hopes I had were also dashed...

I guess it's about as can be expected. But we are just talking the GT. Some of my hopes for the higher end models could still impress.

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To me, the 2015 Mustang looks like just another one of the "corporate gang." I voted with my checkbook, this Thursday, and traded my 2013 GT vert in on a 2015 Challenger SRT 392 (485 HP, 475 FT. LBS. torque, 8 speed auto (programmable)). In terms of price/performance/looks/interior the new 485 HP Scat Back is the best buy. However, I wanted the SRT 392 "programmable suspension" and the programmable engine/transmission tunes (From the dashboard computer screen). Even though I am a FORD shareholder, I just could not handle the "all cousins look alike" look of the 2015 Mustang - reminded me of when FORD designed the Jaguar to look like the Taurus My plan is to drive the top 10 - 15 "road trips," across the USA, in the next three years ... and run down one or two drag strips - on the way. The interior and technology in the Challenger are far ahead of the other "pony cars" IMHO - and I looked at them all. I really enjoyed my 2000 Mustang GT vert, my 2011 Mustang vert and my 2013 Mustang GT vert. I will keep watching the Mustang and give it another try if it comes back to "the Mustang look" and its technology improves.

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As I posted in another thread, that hood is way too big as I sit in the driver seat. If my 14 is totalled and the ensuing lawsuit yields enough to buy a new car (it'll have to be a 15), I would opt for a Camaro. I won't even consider a Chrysler product since I have owned one in the past and swore to never make that mistake again. I don't mean to berate the Challenger, but one bad experience can really bias the thought process. However, the Challenger is a nice looking car and leagues better than the Charger.
I know that "reliability" has been an issue with Chrysler products in the past (I did a lot of research using Consumer Reports). The Challenger did make it on their "Recommended List" for 2015. Only time will really tell, but I think that is a good indicator.

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