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Bullitt vs PP2 (Dad and I swap cars)

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My car: 2019 Bullitt (with Magneride) 6MT w/15k miles
Dad's car: 2020 GT PP2 (no active exhaust) 6MT w/15k miles

We drove a ~15 mile loop with a bunch of different stuff. City driving, some terrible roads, twisties, etc. Then we swapped cars and did the same loop. It was toasty (90F) so all driving was done with the AC blasting.

Comparing the 2, here's what I notice:

PP2 car pros: (305-30/19 gumball tires) handles way better, way less body roll, corners much flatter, Recaro seats hold onto you very well.
PP2 car cons: Noticeably harsher ride in all modes ("Normal" in the PP2 car feels more like Sport or Track in the Bullitt), can't see out of the driver's rear window, Recaro seat has no lumbar and it gets very HOT, wheels stick out too far (IMO), tires are crazy expensive an wear out super fast.

Bullitt pros: Styling is a home run (IMO), noticeably more compliant ride, better visibility, impressive versatility (stealth highway cruiser or go nuts in sport/track mode), seat is super comfortable and my butt was ice cold. ❄
Bullitt cons: In fast corners (especially ones where you change direction quickly), the car feels much less "planted" (predictable given the handling hardware), people bug me all of the time to ask about it :p, laughable horn.

Overall, I'd be very happy to own either car but I'm happy that I own the Bullitt. That said, if my Bullitt deal had fallen through (and it almost did), I would have been happy to snap up the PP2 car and do some work to make it more tame as a touring car.

Sonny
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I would have ordered a Bullitt, but I didn't care for the dog dish on the back panel and the middle of the steering wheel. I know I could have bought another steering wheel and a plain black aftermarket black panel, but I just would have preferred it to have no badging from the factory. Love the Highland Green.
 
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I would have ordered a Bullitt, but I didn't care for the dog dish on the back panel and the middle of the steering wheel. I know I could have bought another steering wheel and a plain black aftermarket black panel, but I just would have preferred it to have no badging from the factory. Love the Highland Green.
Dog bowl. 😆

Which emblem is that on the back of your car?

Sonny
 

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My car: 2019 Bullitt (with Magneride) 6MT w/15k miles
Dad's car: 2020 GT PP2 (no active exhaust) 6MT w/15k miles

We drove a ~15 mile loop with a bunch of different stuff. City driving, some terrible roads, twisties, etc. Then we swapped cars and did the same loop. It was toasty (90F) so all driving was done with the AC blasting.

Comparing the 2, here's what I notice:

PP2 car pros: (305-30/19 gumball tires) handles way better, way less body roll, corners much flatter, Recaro seats hold onto you very well.
PP2 car cons: Noticeably harsher ride in all modes ("Normal" in the PP2 car feels more like Sport or Track in the Bullitt), can't see out of the driver's rear window, Recaro seat has no lumbar and it gets very HOT, wheels stick out too far (IMO), tires are crazy expensive an wear out super fast.

Bullitt pros: Styling is a home run (IMO), noticeably more compliant ride, better visibility, impressive versatility (stealth highway cruiser or go nuts in sport/track mode), seat is super comfortable and my butt was ice cold. ❄
Bullitt cons: In fast corners (especially ones where you change direction quickly), the car feels much less "planted" (predictable given the handling hardware), people bug me all of the time to ask about it :p, laughable horn.

Overall, I'd be very happy to own either car but I'm happy that I own the Bullitt. That said, if my Bullitt deal had fallen through (and it almost did), I would have been happy to snap up the PP2 car and do some work to make it more tame as a touring car.

Sonny
Nice write up. Have you ever thought about going up in the tire size to the max so you can keep the stock rims? I feel the same way you do about the "fast corners", so I went up in the tire size to 285/40 ZR-19 and 265/40 ZR-19. I have noticed a difference
 

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Nice write up. Have you ever thought about going up in the tire size to the max so you can keep the stock rims? I feel the same way you do about the "fast corners", so I went up in the tire size to 285/40 ZR-19 and 265/40 ZR-19. I have noticed a difference
I should try your tire size combo next time around. I currently have 285/35/19 in the rear and 275/40/19 in the front on my Bullitt....Petlas Velox sport cheapy tires. They ride nice and are predictable. I have to use the rain mode when the roads are wet, with these tires.
 

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I should try your tire size combo next time around. I currently have 285/35/19 in the rear and 275/40/19 in the front on my Bullitt....Petlas Velox sport cheapy tires. They ride nice and are predictable. I have to use the rain mode when the roads are wet, with these tires.
Yeah I was pretty much told that anything bigger than those numbers on the stock rims “could” cause issues. I don’t know 🤷‍♂️ it clearly handles better and you have a visual bigger tire look.
 

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You can drop in the proper dual note horn if you want, it's not too expensive or hard to replace ;)
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