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Old 4/20/16, 04:24 PM
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Test drove a 16 today

Test drove with an auto transmission. I've always intended to get the manual(was waiting for the 17 models but now I'm thinking a 16) and I'm still leaning toward it.
It was interesting toggling between the shift modes but I wonder how useful that would be in day to day driving? I'm planning on getting the PP but have no desire to take the car on a track or drag strip.
For those that chose the auto: why did you choose it? Am I perhaps missing something?
I'm still open at this point.
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I love my '15 GT auto. I used the paddles all the time in S mode.
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How did the test drive go? Did you like the car and the way it rode?
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I know I want to get another auto as I'm getting tired of shifting as it just seems to be grinding for some reason, but I know its in my head. I only had a short test drive in the mustang auto, but I loved it in my genesis compared to the stick. I'm still trying to decide if I'll be satisfied with a base with a few options like the 3.55 or try to find a way to swing the premium. For some reason the places that have the biggest discounts are still 6-7k difference between the two even though there is usually only a 4k difference in the MSRP.
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How did the test drive go? Did you like the car and the way it rode?
I loved it! I was impressed with the handling and brakes and for a moment(just a moment) I wondered if I really needed to Performance Package. But I'll still get it.
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I loved it! I was impressed with the handling and brakes and for a moment(just a moment) I wondered if I really needed to Performance Package. But I'll still get it.
Thank you. Good luck!
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Old 4/21/16, 07:17 PM
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Which ever one you buy I suggest test driving it a distance and recognize any vibrations especially around the 60-76 mph speed. If you feel a vibration run from the car. My 2016 has the problem and Ford says its a characteristic of this car. If you feel anything don't be fooled into being convinced that its the tires.
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Old 4/22/16, 02:31 AM
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Thank you. Good luck!
Just an FYI....I purchased both the wheels/tires and the Brembo brakes from a 10 mile car that was becoming a Roush car for a fraction of the price...so us automatic guys can have a PP car as well. I don't have everything from that package, but I couldn't be happier!
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Originally Posted by JohnnyMustang2 View Post
Which ever one you buy I suggest test driving it a distance and recognize any vibrations especially around the 60-76 mph speed. If you feel a vibration run from the car. My 2016 has the problem and Ford says its a characteristic of this car. If you feel anything don't be fooled into being convinced that its the tires.
I have a '15 GT, what is this vibration? Do you feel it in the steering wheel? I normally never take my car to work, but I am today. I will definitely hit those speeds, so now I will be trying to feel this.
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You can't get the PP in an auto so that will make the decision easy if you are leaning towards the PP. the package is probably the best value you can get on the mustang if you chose a manual. The brakes, wheels, gears, styling, etc cant be achieved on its own for $2500, not even close.

IMO everything on a mustang is frivolous. No one needs 435 HP, or heated/cooled seats, or anything else offered. It's all nice to have though.
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Originally Posted by shouldhavegottheGT View Post
You can't get the PP in an auto so that will make the decision easy if you are leaning towards the PP...
Not true.

You can have an auto PLUS the perf pack AND a lot MORE!

2015 50YLE is the ONLY Mustang offered auto/PP. Get one if you can. If you can't find one new, buy used.
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Originally Posted by shouldhavegottheGT View Post
You can't get the PP in an auto so that will make the decision easy if you are leaning towards the PP. the package is probably the best value you can get on the mustang if you chose a manual. The brakes, wheels, gears, styling, etc cant be achieved on its own for $2500, not even close.

IMO everything on a mustang is frivolous. No one needs 435 HP, or heated/cooled seats, or anything else offered. It's all nice to have though.
No one needs it? Says who? What is the standard of "need" in a vehicle?
Just curious.
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I sold my 11 GT auto for my 2015 GT auto. I love these autos and will never go back to a manual. Oh and my car is a fun weekend Summer car only.
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I sold my 11 GT auto for my 2015 GT auto. I love these autos and will never go back to a manual. Oh and my car is a fun weekend Summer car only.
I sold my 2014 V6 auto for my 2015 GT; best decision I ever made! She's a 3 season, nice weather only car! I'm right with you!!
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