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Old 08-31-2016, 09:46 AM   #1
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Revscene Quick Take: 2016 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT






Here's a short and sweet review of Tofu1413's mustang, it's fast, and it's loud. But let us see what else it can do. The example we have here is basically the top of the line, it's the GT with trackpack but no Recaros.





The star of the 2016 Mustang is the new Coyote V8 making 435 horses and 400 torque this motor or is it the new independent rear suspension? This brand new Mustang has revolutionized the Mustang name, no more beam axle in the back or leaf springs, with the independent rear suspension this new GT drives as nice as it sits in the driveway. Way out in the front underneath the long hood sits the new 5.0 with a relatively high compression ratio of 11:1, mated to the engine is a 6-speed controlled by a somewhat clunky shifter. In the back sitting in between the independent suspension is a Torsen 3.73 rear end providing traction to both rear wheels, and yes it can do amazing burnouts.





Let's talk about how it drives. The Mustang's ride is soft and compliant driving it around town the car is able to provide its passengers a next level of comfort. This car doesn't have the optional Recaros but it does retain the heated and cooled seat option and for both hot summer days as well as cold winter months, it was magical. The seats are supportive without being heavily bolstered. The base cushion is relativity flat but it made getting in and out of the Mustang much easier than expected. The steering isn't as big as previous Mustangs but still a relatively large unit but it does have a multitude of different buttons on it to control Ford's Sync system, cruise control, and the multifunction display. I wasn't able to drive the car aggressively or far but even with the short drive, I was able to point the nose exactly where I needed it. The steering wheel was communicative giving precise feedback even though it was an electric system, best part the steering is adjustable independently of the "sport" modes. On comfort, the steering was easy to turn and made commute easy. With a flip of a toggle switch on the centre console, you'll be able to easily change it to "sport" where the feel stiffens up and makes it a bit harder to turn and more feel gets transmitted back to the driver's hands.





Inside the Mustang, Ford has updated the Sync system and now it's the 3rd iteration. The old system that you use to know and hate is gone, in Sync 3 the system is much more responsive. With every touch, it actually goes go where you want it to go. The menu is easy to navigate and the maps looks like it was created this year. Nothing inside this cabin is out of place, at the centre of the Dash there're a couple of gauges to show Oil pressure and Vaccum. If equipped with the EcoBoost it would be a boost gauge. In the centre of the cluster, there's a little LCD display that goes through some of the cars features and active gauges. Yes, Line lock is an option but no I didn't try it as I'm sure would have been thrilled to have bald tires when I return his car. Voice control has always been an opportunity for any manufacturer, but in SYNC it was actually okay. I was able to switch from radio station to XM and to USB with ease. The voice recognition was able to hear me relatively well with very few errors. Just below the big display sits the HVAC controls. Temperatures are controlled via metal looking toggle switch and the rest have clearly labeled buttons. After having a clear look at the interior it's also very clear that this mustang is built for both left and right-hand driver markets as the dash is symmetrical so the passenger side has a sizeable big slab of plastic with a raised cowl where the instruments would sit. With the car's high sills and high dash, shorter drivers or passengers might have a difficult time looking out the car. Luckily going backwards is aided by a camera mounted just beneath the lip edge so backing up isn't as big of a chore.





Other little odds and ends that Alex added were the Roush intake and exhaust which gives the mustang a very nice burble. This is evident when going through an underground parking lot in which the exhaust might have been just a tad loud as slowly going through the lot it was capable of setting off car alarms. Nevertheless, the Mustang has matured throughout the years. The 2016 model we have here is a great example that Mustangs are capable and great for daily and weeked fun.








there's indicators on the hood! a 2016 exclusive!
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of this Mustang. Ford has really stepped up.
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Looks pretty nice, but does it really say ground speed in the cluster?
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Sweet!. I have the exact same car and love it. It does say ground speed, yes.

I love the hood mounted turn signals for some reason. You can only see the drivers side one but I love to watch it at night.
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I really like the styling of the new mustang. Out of the box they are decently quick too.

I swear half the new mustangs I see are driven by girls, and a few young Asian girls. Anybody notice this?

If it had a couple hundred more hp and a girl beat me at a stoplight I think I'd have to sell my ride.
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seen mostly fobs driving this car so far, in their ecoboost ones.

a few girls now and then rocking a white or red one.



The interior was a bit of a retro homage to the original 64' mustang (which says on the plaque "since 1964) and a bit of the P51D Mustang fighter of WWII (toggle switches and the whole "ground speed thing" )


its a neat car. a bit retro yet very modern itself. The handling dynamics are surprisingly good... more throttle means more rotation!







and aznboi128 was nice enough not to try out the line lock feature.............
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I'm a big fan of this Mustang. Ford has really stepped up.
The interior quality is top notch, comparing to the older models is like 90s honda vs today's honda

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Looks pretty nice, but does it really say ground speed in the cluster?
haha Yea, I found this one kinda weird but it's different and I like a little Zing.

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Sweet!. I have the exact same car and love it. It does say ground speed, yes.

I love the hood mounted turn signals for some reason. You can only see the drivers side one but I love to watch it at night.
This is true, the passenger side is only visible by the passenger if he/she is tall enough


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seen mostly fobs driving this car so far, in their ecoboost ones.

a few girls now and then rocking a white or red one.



The interior was a bit of a retro homage to the original 64' mustang (which says on the plaque "since 1964) and a bit of the P51D Mustang fighter of WWII (toggle switches and the whole "ground speed thing" )


its a neat car. a bit retro yet very modern itself. The handling dynamics are surprisingly good... more throttle means more rotation!







and aznboi128 was nice enough not to try out the line lock feature.............
that you know of.... Launch control on the other hand...
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Looks pretty nice, but does it really say ground speed in the cluster?
yea...so we need an ASI as well just like aircraft.
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I really like the styling of the new mustang. Out of the box they are decently quick too.

I swear half the new mustangs I see are driven by girls, and a few young Asian girls. Anybody notice this?

If it had a couple hundred more hp and a girl beat me at a stoplight I think I'd have to sell my ride.
Mustang is girls' car.
About half of Mustang buyers are females.

I don't know if Ford was specifically targeting female buyers, but it's a huge hit among girls/women.

http://europe.autonews.com/article/2...h-women-buyers
Why are over half of mustang owners women?
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there's indicators on the hood! a 2016 exclusive!
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still can't get over the ugly/cheap looking taillight section
otherwise it looks and sounds amazing...love the vent turn signals
is the projected logo coming from the door-handles?
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haha alright for this generation anyways
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Is Ford giving any good deals on these bad boys??
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still can't get over the ugly/cheap looking taillight section
otherwise it looks and sounds amazing...love the vent turn signals
is the projected logo coming from the door-handles?
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Is Ford giving any good deals on these bad boys??
wait for year end discounts, employee pricing events, or costco $1000 rebates... and if are lucky, they may all end up getting a combination of them together like what happened to me with my old mustang and you save huge
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2016 Mustang GT
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$51,948 MSRP
-$7,448 discount
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=$43,600

Id say $8,448 of total discounts are pretty good
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still can't get over the ugly/cheap looking taillight section
otherwise it looks and sounds amazing...love the vent turn signals
is the projected logo coming from the door-handles?
All modern muscle cars have cheap looking exterior compare to 1960s muscle cars mainly due to plastics.
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Actually, company called Retrobuilt fixed this issue.
They can be fitted on 2005-2013 Mustangs.

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$51,948 MSRP
-$7,448 discount
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Id say $8,448 of total discounts are pretty good
Wow, didn't realize there is such a good promo going on.
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Wow, didn't realize there is such a good promo going on.
discount is one thing.... but the problem is getting hold of a specific car you are looking for.


when I picked mine up, the choices for 2016 performance packs w/ nav was already pretty thin on local BC inventory
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Do the taillights still blink one after the other when you turn on the turn signal? I find that so damn cheesy.
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Do the taillights still blink one after the other when you turn on the turn signal? I find that so damn cheesy.
yep sequential tail lights. kinda like a road sign light. kinda cool actually
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Do the taillights still blink one after the other when you turn on the turn signal? I find that so damn cheesy.
The sequential lights are cool! I just wished they go through the sequence faster.
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The sequential lights are cool! I just wished they go through the sequence faster.
audi is getting into it now too with their new dynamic led turn signals...

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