Car and Driver 2018 Mustang GT instrument test

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  1. nastang87xx

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    Also did anyone notice...

    CURB WEIGHT: 3878 lb

    Sweet mother of god, HOW? Although I will say when C&D weighed the GT350 they said it was 3800lbs on the nose. My car was weighed and I was at 3781. Identical to Motor Trend on the nose hairs. :shrug:

    Different scales and all, of course.
     
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    Based on that these power figures, I'd say the Gen 3 Coyote is a great candidate for a 7 speed manual with a 5th 1:1 and a short 6th and a cruising 7th.
     
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    No surprises from this review. Still informative for the comparisons with the competition to the Blue Oval.:headbang:
     
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    Loaded premium car+gen 3 engine additions+mag ride+spoiler. About what I expected compared to an outgoing GT PP premium, and you don't know how much gas was in it either.
     
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    That doesn't help seeing out of it.
     
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    Since we are comparing different days/track runs..car and driver ran a 4.0 0-60 and 118mph in the 1/4 with their long term 6M Camaro SS :paddle:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/aut...amaro-ss-coupe-long-term-road-test/ar-BBsDNfV

    Visibility not an issue for me with the 2SS blind spot monitoring.
     
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    I'm a younger guy (31) and I'd never trust something like blind spot monitoring in the absence of being able to see. That's a good way get you into a apathetic style of driving. Ford did a great job with the beltline height, window size and mirror positioning (with the convex bubbles) so that you do not have any blind spots if they are set correctly, while still having the tight quarter windows and large C pillars.
     
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    "I don't need to see out because there's gadgets that do it for me"

    To each his own, but IMO these gadgets should add to situational awareness, not replace your own visibility.

    As always though, drive what you like. For me, the visibility is a deal breaker.
     
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    I get a laugh whenever I drive someone else's car, and it's clear they don't know how to properly set their side-view mirrors.

    You don't want to see the sides of your car, you must see your blind-spot area.
     
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    I LOVED the Camaro 2SS when I tested it. Dealbreakers were visibility and rear seat room.

    I've used the Mustang rear seats many times. Can't do that in the Camaro. And the trunk space in the Camaro? Forget it

    The Mustang GT IMO is a far more livable package with PLENTY of power and surprising highway fuel economy.
     
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    I would certainly hope a full tank. Because if not that's a scary place to be in.
     
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    Exactly. Final check on the road/highway so that when you are passing you can see the car transition from your periphory to side mirror and then to rear view mirror seamlessly. Both sides. Very few people seem to know how to set mirrors.
     
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    My question is: How did Ford imagine this dream where the new Mustang GT is faster in a straight line than a 911, but slower than a Camaro? Who is really telling the truth here?

    Don't get me wrong, I like C&D, but I will admit they are sometimes biased.
     
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