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Old 1/19/17, 03:02 PM   #1
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Anyone else like me still not liking the S550 design?

Just wondering how many of you out there feel the same way i do, i just cant get excited with the new mustangs thats coming out. Some say it grows on you but never did with me, still cant get used to the weird looking front and rear design. S550 design in my opinion lost the masculine American muscle car look. I personally love the 11-14 design, I dont think ill ever sell my 13' GT had it since day 1.

Anyone here excited with the upcoming Dodge Demon or C8 mid engine vettes? With some money saved up i have really been thinking about getting a supercharger, possibly a Roush phase 2(625HP). With the 13's being lighter than the hellcat, around 800lbs do you think i can out run a hellcat in a race?
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Old 1/19/17, 05:12 PM   #2
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I don't love the s550 but I do think the 2018 looks better than the 2015.
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I actually don't dislike the S550, despite the fact that it's design is more modern and less retro compared to the now previous S197 generation..

However IMHO.. I consider the design of the current S550 as being an evolution of the S197 at least when looking at the car from just a visual point of view anyhow.. But as I also mentioned, the S550 is also more modern and less retro in the styling dept over the S197 as well..

So although the S550 is considered light years ahead in both design and technology over the previous S197 generation.. If I had to choose between the S550 over the classic/retro styling of the S197.. My choice would still be the S197 hands down

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Old 1/19/17, 07:09 PM   #4
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S197 all day. I dont think I will ever sell my 2012.
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Old 1/19/17, 07:56 PM   #5
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I had no trouble buying " 3 " s197 GT's but for some reason I'm having a hard time throwing my money at the s550.
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I purposely bought my 2014 after seeing what the S550 looked like, but
They are growing on me and I love the Gt350!
On the same note I parked next to a 2016 yesterday and I still like the way mine looks better, I would not trade!
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I have not been able to warm up to the S550. It looks unfinished to me. Between the fusion front and the strange rear, it doesn't look muscular anymore. I can get on board with the GT350. The sound alone plus the performance, and the more aggressive looks make it more palatable.

I think with SC, smaller pulley, good injectors, some suspension mods and great tires you can give a hell kitty a run for it's money.

I am excited about a mid engine Vette. I also really like the '17 Camaro 1LE. Right now that would be my top choice if something happened to my S197. Between GT350R performance and $45k price tag (almost $20k less!!) it's hard to ignore. It looks better than the S550 in my opinion too. More edges. I can't get excited about the Mustang lately. Perhaps in 2020.

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Old 1/19/17, 11:10 PM   #8
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I like the '18 gauges
(...yeah I know... it's girly to like gauges)
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Old 1/20/17, 06:05 AM   #9
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I like the new 2018 gauges as well. But not enough to get one. I wonder if these can be retrofitted?
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Interesting topic. I myself started a similar thread about a year ago.

Have my feelings changed? Meh... so-so. Marilyn is staying with me forever, so I'm a sucker for the 11-12 bodystyle. The 2015 plus, is slowly growing on me, I don't dislike it more now than I didn't before. It's ok. Some days I like it more, some days less. I wouldn't kick it out of my garage if I had one.

The GT350 I do like. Maybe power and sound can overcome looks. haha.

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I don't love the s550 but I do think the 2018 looks better than the 2015.
Reap... what's new about the 2018 versus the 2015? I haven't been keeping tabs. Got a pic?
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Interesting topic. I myself started a similar thread about a year ago.

Have my feelings changed? Meh... so-so. Marilyn is staying with me forever, so I'm a sucker for the 11-12 bodystyle. The 2015 plus, is slowly growing on me, I don't dislike it more now than I didn't before. It's ok. Some days I like it more, some days less. I wouldn't kick it out of my garage if I had one.

The GT350 I do like. Maybe power and sound can overcome looks. haha.



Reap... what's new about the 2018 versus the 2015? I haven't been keeping tabs. Got a pic?
New tech and hood lines and the Crank is the only carry over part in the Coyote. Quad Exhaust.
All New 2018 Mustang Gets a Facelift & Performance Upgrade!

NEW FORD MUSTANG OFFERS SLEEKER DESIGN

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I like the new 2018 gauges as well. But not enough to get one. I wonder if these can be retrofitted?
Nope... my dad will have to buy me a new car...
darn it!
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I don't love the s550 but I do think the 2018 looks better than the 2015.
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New tech and hood lines and the Crank is the only carry over part in the Coyote. Quad Exhaust.
All New 2018 Mustang Gets a Facelift & Performance Upgrade!
omg... Reap... the '18 just got uglier. WTF is up with those headlights. Oh my.
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omg... Reap... the '18 just got uglier. WTF is up with those headlights. Oh my.
If you buy one & drive it, you don't see the headlights...
you better order one today!
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omg... Reap... the '18 just got uglier. WTF is up with those headlights. Oh my.
It still looks bad but the hump in the hood is gone and the quads do help perk up the look of the rear end.
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I also bought a 14 after seeing what Ford was offering for the 2015 MY.
What bothers me more than the looks, ( MY 2015 - 18 ) is the fact that Ford continues to bring a knife to the HP gun fight..
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IMO, S550 inside is really nice, especially the seats. But outside, not for me. My 2011 S197 looks way better to me.
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I purposely bought my 2014 after seeing what the S550 looked like, but
They are growing on me and I love the Gt350!
On the same note I parked next to a 2016 yesterday and I still like the way mine looks better, I would not trade!
Feel the same way, 2013 just looks so much more manlier next to s550. I do get jealous when a 13-14 gt500 parks next to me, man those are some sexy cars.

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I have not been able to warm up to the S550. It looks unfinished to me. Between the fusion front and the strange rear, it doesn't look muscular anymore. I can get on board with the GT350. The sound alone plus the performance, and the more aggressive looks make it more palatable.

I think with SC, smaller pulley, good injectors, some suspension mods and great tires you can give a hell kitty a run for it's money.

I am excited about a mid engine Vette. I also really like the '17 Camaro 1LE. Right now that would be my top choice if something happened to my S197. Between GT350R performance and $45k price tag (almost $20k less!!) it's hard to ignore. It looks better than the S550 in my opinion too. More edges. I can't get excited about the Mustang lately. Perhaps in 2020.
saw some youtube quarter mile times on the roush phase1-2, those numbers didnt look so good. I thought stock 13'gt auto was a mid to low 12 second car but with roush phase 1(575hp) they were only getting low 12's.

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I like the '18 gauges
(...yeah I know... it's girly to like gauges)
ahhh digital gauges...........yay for more expensive useless electronics to fail. I personally love the analog gauges, love seeing physical needle in action.

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IMO, S550 inside is really nice, especially the seats. But outside, not for me. My 2011 S197 looks way better to me.
Call me weird but i personally likes the 13' interior, it has a very aggressive look to it and as for the 15 its not bad but everything is so round kinda takes away that aggressive look.



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IMO, S550 inside is really nice, especially the seats. But outside, not for me. My 2011 S197 looks way better to me.
That's WHY you should buy one!! When you're sitting inside, you can't see the outside
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I had no trouble buying " 3 " s197 GT's but for some reason I'm having a hard time throwing my money at the s550.
+1
No trouble buying 4

I just can't warm up to the s550 somehow.
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