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Yeah, I wonder. I mean, LCD panels (especially relatively low rez/color/nits) are super cheap, controller can't be much, when you start looking at the cost of two different builds, supply chain, etc. I think it's more of a value for Ford as a high profit option (with the 401A), vs. a value add for the vehicle.

I love mine :)

Side note: I'd like to see Apple build a secondary display option into the CarPlay spec/SDK, especially with so many cars having large dash displays in addition to the primary center stack. Wouldn't need much of a spec, even like a reserved 400x320 or 240x240px area - so then you could have a secondary display option for pushing more app info, even if it was just the primary built-ins, like full song meta-data, or alert notifications for incoming messages.

I know it took manufacturers this long just to make CP/AA semi-standard, but I think there's a lot being left on the table. Er, I guess wireless is next in the queue ...
 

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The next step could be to make it standard in the premium models. I believe that most of the base level buyers are looking for performance vs tech. The “keep it simple” folks probably would prefer the analog gauges. That said, I have it and love it. But I’m a tech guy.
 

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I added it to my 18’ and think it’s fantastic. It should be a stand alone option.
 

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I'm an avid tech person and the digital dash was a deal breaker for me. I just know there's going to be issues with that down the road and I'd prefer to have the analog gauges in my car.

That being said, I see the appeal for those that like it. I'm glad it is optional though as I would have had to add $4k to the price of my car for that package and be paying for something I didn't like.
 

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I'm an avid tech person and the digital dash was a deal breaker for me. I just know there's going to be issues with that down the road and I'd prefer to have the analog gauges in my car.

That being said, I see the appeal for those that like it. I'm glad it is optional though as I would have had to add $4k to the price of my car for that package and be paying for something I didn't like.
I stand corrected :blush:, not all tech savvy folks are going to like the digital dash. As far as reliability, that’s what the ESP is for.
 

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I stand corrected :blush:, not all tech savvy folks are going to like the digital dash. As far as reliability, that’s what the ESP is for.
Hahaha well I do LIKE it and as I said I can certainly understand the appeal. I just have some experience with digital dashes on other cars that didn't go well and wanted to avoid going through that expensive headache again.

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Hahaha well I do LIKE it and as I said I can certainly understand the appeal. I just have some experience with digital dashes on other cars that didn't go well and wanted to avoid going through that expensive headache again.

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You know what’s funny? As much as I love tech, my watches are all mechanical. I do have a Fitbit but would not consider an Apple watch. The funny part is that quartz watches require no servicing, except replacing a $2.00 battery. My better mechanical watches require service every five years or so. At a cost of hundreds.
 

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That is pretty funny. But what can we say? At the end of the day, if we like something enough, we'll pay for it. That's how I wound up with the California Special package. :like:

BTW: I have never met another I.T. guy who likes Apple. So we ALL have that in common. :)
 

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You know what’s funny? As much as I love tech, my watches are all mechanical. I do have a Fitbit but would not consider an Apple watch. The funny part is that quartz watches require no servicing, except replacing a $2.00 battery. My better mechanical watches require service every five years or so. At a cost of hundreds.
I'm with you, I work in software, but I really love the analog gauges. There is a simple functionality to them that just goes really well with the Mustang.
 

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That's nice.......at least they're doing something to mark 55 years.

I do find it ironic that I was convinced Ford would give us something special for the 55 anniversary...........and they did, but for Europe! This is our Mustang 55 Edition (black wheels/roof/spoiler/stripes/leather & alcantara seats). Its almost a mash up of the Black Accent Package and California Special (neither of which we get in Europe). Can't wait to finally see one at a dealer over here :)
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Don't the 18s and 19s say Mustang on it?

The 15-17s say Mustang since 1964?
 
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