2018, 2019, 2020 Mustang GT experience

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  1. ChaoticFury09

    ChaoticFury09 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve never been able to summarize my problems with the car but I realize you did for me. This is 100% accurate and also drives me nuts.
     
  2. TheSnowmanMafia

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    Haha, I do a lot of highway driving and all of our on-ramps are metered with stop lights most of the time so I get to use launch control a bunch hah.
     
  3. lokerola

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    I have a 2019 GT convertible, auto. I love the motor and the fact that it's a drop top. But there are things that I'm not liking.

    1. The front seats are uncomfortable. I've come to hate these seats and can't find a good position in them. The seat bottoms are too short and don't lift high enough. The side bolsters are too tight, and the lumbar is a disaster. It doesn't retract far enough back into the seat when fully released. It's also a single wire in the seat, not a pillow, so it jams into your back, and it's installed too low. There's no adjustability up and down on the lumber. Some people love the seats, others - not so much. Count me in the not so much category.

    2. The non power pack suspension is "meh". It's too pillowy and soft. If I were going to keep the car long term, I'd add some Steeda springs & struts.

    3. The base stereo sucks. Always order the upgraded stereo.

    4. Ford split the controls for the HVAC across the manual/analog controls, and the Sync. It's a PITA to switch between them to get the HVAC controls just where you want them. Way too much touchy-feely work required on the touch screen to get the climate control set up the way you want.

    5. The 10 speed auto is good. Drive mode is kind of slow on initial push of the accelerator pedal (and that's OK). Sport mode is super sporty. It responds very quickly and does the nifty rev matching when down shifting.

    6. The different modes for the steering are silly. The sport mode just makes it harder to steer - it adds no additional steering feel. It's like your power steering pump broke.

    7. Active exhaust is the best. All V8 cars should have this. You can go from soccer-Dad to NASCAR-Dad in a heartbeat. I love, love, love the active exhaust. And you can set a timer for when it goes into the modes. I have mine on "quiet" 24x7 for the neighbors, but open it up once I'm out of the neighborhood.

    8. Did I mention how great the motor is? This car is all about the motor. It screams like a banshee. On a summer day, drop the top, put the exhaust and the transmission in sport mode, mash the GO pedal, and it's nothing but smiles. It's fantastic. It's just all the other days of the year that the car annoys me.

    9. I'll probably be trading it in a few years down the road. It's been fun - but I haven't developed any sort of connection to the car.

    10. Did I mention the motor is great? :)
     
  4. 13GetThere

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    I've got a GT Premium PP2, and I've got different opinions on a few things.
     
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    Like what?
     
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    Hey my compooter skills aint great. They're right after lokerola's points.
     
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    Ohhh I see what you did now lol.

    You just answered in the quote. Got it.
     
  8. 13razorbackfan

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    Like I mentioned the paint on my F250'S is fantastic. Just my experience with these cars so far is it would be a good idea to have a PPF put on the front bumper cover at least. I think that will help. Other than that I love the car. It is so fun to drive. I have an estimate to do shortly and can't wait for an excuse to leave the house in the Mustang. I've been playing musical cars for the last couple weeks driving out to my warehouse and driving a different vehicle home so they can all be driven during the winter. We don't have snow here all that often so no salt to worry about just cold temps.
     
  9. BadNews_5.0

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    Little update.
    I have one more concern.

    Perhaps it's due to being black(more noticeable) or inherent cost cuts.

    But I swear this is some of the weakest paint and clear coat I've seen.

    I've owned foxes, SNs and an unhealthy amount of S197s.

    Why is it I have rock chips in 8 months when I could own my others for years at a time between blemishes.

    I'm seriously about to wrap it or something.

    I rarely drive, and have caught a few nicks.

    Nothing some touch up didn't fix, but considering the age and amount of care, I would think the paint could at least look at debris.

    Could just be me.


    But I've had to correct 6.

    Usually you have to really ride a semi or something to catch these.

    But something I've noticed
     
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    2019 GT Premium. 9 months and 20K miles and I’ve have ZERO issues. I don’t have the “tick” and even if it does develop at some point, I’m not worried. My mustang is a daily driver and my only vehicle. So far it’s been very reliable. I’d say go for it.
     
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    Dig through this thread or the "issues" section and you'll see you're far from alone. This paint chips if you look at it funny
     
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    Keep it down man, the paint can hear you.
     
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    At first I thought it was just the decklid, which I had heard of since the '13-'14.

    Then I bought one, decklid caught one. Cleaned it up, then as the months rolled by, fender, hood, just above the chin spoiler, then inexplicably the top of the trunk.

    Yeah, it's been a headache.

    But I'm thinking next spring I'll go have it wrapped. Cheap way to protect the black and maybe change color every few years.

    Still love this car though.
    Best Mustang (in stock trim) I've ever owned. Came with things I didn't even know I liked.
     
  14. OrangeFury1

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    I bought my 18 on Sept 23, since then I've added around 8k miles already. Have took it to the track several times back to back.

    I LOVE this car so far. Had the engine tic, added ceratec and it has gone away for now. My 13 also had the tic though, I drove that car to 107k miles with the MT82 being the only issue.

    I think you should go for it, you'll love it!!
     
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