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2015 Mustang officially unveiled. I may be hallucinating, but I'm seeing some Aston Martin in there - similar to how the Fusion looks. The silver one in the Autoblog gallery looks pretty good.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 6 December 2013 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i think less aston martin that bringing the mustang design into line with the prevailing ford design flavor, like a more muscular fusion, kind of like the plans to slick back future camaro grilles into something similar to the malibu front end.

dylannn, Friday, 6 December 2013 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i was the proud owner of a 2013 mustang gt, DEEP IMPACT BLUE, and i still love that body style, the boxiness and meanness of it and i'm not feeling the smoothed out lines on the 2015.

dylannn, Friday, 6 December 2013 01:20 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/road-tests/2014-ford-fiesta-st-road-test-review

^---- 200 hp and six speed manual in a soapbox derby racer. 22 grand.

dylannn, Friday, 6 December 2013 01:22 (five years ago) Permalink

These bastards almost got it right. All this shit needs denser grills and more subtle edges. Same problem with the new Camero. This shit looks like cartoons, put a groucho mask on it, i guess. Aston martin, Ford wishes..

☞ (brimstead), Friday, 6 December 2013 01:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm holding off final judgement until I see one in person. The lower-front looks excessively fussy.

The side view, especially in the back two-thirds, was giving me the AM hallucinations (thinking Vantage V8).

Eons better than the Camaro, which completely unpleasant to drive.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 6 December 2013 02:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the side is really nice, I guess it is the lower front specifically that's not nice.

☞ (brimstead), Friday, 6 December 2013 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'm fine with the way it looks, but can't help thinking that (like the Camaro) I'll hardly be able to see out of those short windows, and the rear seat will be uninhabitable. The semi-practicality of Mustangs have always been a point in favor compared to GM's offerings, and I would have kept the roof higher. Performance-wise, it should be excellent. I like the front LED running lights that ape the appearance of the folds in the headlamp surrounds in late-'60s (and recent) Mustangs.

Lee626, Friday, 27 December 2013 09:38 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

In the end, what I don't like about the new Mustang is the glossy black panel in between the tail lights. I guess it's a callback to the '70 Mach 1, but unless it's an all black car it just sticks out.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:16 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm a total car ignoramus. I'm trading in my Corolla for a new lease on a Camry. $1k down, $255/month. Is this a good deal? Plz help. The guy I normally rely on for car advice is inside for a few months on a battery charge.

Mordy, Monday, 4 May 2015 16:28 (three years ago) Permalink

it's fine

dylannn, Monday, 4 May 2015 19:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Seems like a pretty standard deal.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 05:49 (three years ago) Permalink

dont get a camry get a lamborghini countach

lag∞n, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 13:05 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The sun will never set on... "Jaguar CEO says people just don't want EVs right now"

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:36 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/08/29/ford-credit-rating-junk/1135563002/

Moody's Investors Service issued an alert Wednesday that it had downgraded the rating of Ford Motor Co. to just above junk status and said, "The outlook is negative."

The rating, of Baa3, "is the lowest investment grade rating, one rung above speculative grade. It signifies the likelihood of a default," a Moody's spokesman told the Free Press.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

The sun will never set on... "Jaguar CEO says people just don't want EVs right now"

How fast things turn around... I hope the iPace kills off Tesla

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm looking to buy a new one next year but yesterday the CO2 of the model I'm thinking about went up from 134g/100km to 175 apparently (WLTP) which would also mean a lot more taxes etc. :-/

StanM, Sunday, 2 September 2018 08:09 (three months ago) Permalink

(um, that's per km not 100)

StanM, Sunday, 2 September 2018 09:15 (three months ago) Permalink

When CO₂/km emission is measured that way, is it summing up emissions from the total manufacturing process or just what's coming out of the tailpipe? Just curious - haven't really seen those metrics used in the US.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 3 September 2018 04:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Also in notable Ford news: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/ford-focus-active-not-in-us-trade-war

Lee626, Monday, 3 September 2018 04:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Ford is betting it all on the new Bronco.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 3 September 2018 05:59 (three months ago) Permalink

only during driving xxpost

StanM, Monday, 3 September 2018 09:18 (three months ago) Permalink


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