What other cars did you consider before you decided on your Mustang?

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F150 to be practical. Bought one and the wife loved it so much I gave it to her and then bought a Mustang GT for me... which is what I really wanted.





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I made my choice and confirmed the Mustang the winner right off. Then went to the only other 3 car manufactures I would ever consider making a purchase from, GM, Dodge & Jeep.

Played with the web build your own sites, that I found to be really a cool way to look into the future .

You see do not need to be sold shit, smart enough to make those decision . Looking over the various performance models and how I could outfit them.

Gave the Jeep truck a look. Walked under powered, uglier in person then on paper. The roof canvas or plastic was a real gag me with a spoon moment. Another being the stupid, engine auto shut down and restart at every red light.

Going full circle off to Ford, ordered the Mustang. To be clear I never liked the Mustang.

However over the last few years, the new body style, OHC, 4 valve aluminum power plaint, was/is irresistible.

Now sits outside for my entertainment. Great little HotRod this Mustang is, I can tell you that.
 
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I had seriously considered:
Cadillac ATS-V
Chevy SS Sedan
Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Genesis G70
I was looking for something more practical than my Porsche Cayman. Also, something less expensive to maintain and repair. Whatever it was going to be, it had to have a manual transmission and RWD.
 

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Well, no other brands really figured into equation at the time. I had researched the S550 platform and the Coyote motor extensively, and with the handling potential offered with a well engineered independent rear suspension and also a correspondingly well engineered front suspension, it was an easy choice...the motor was just the icing on the cake! The exterior design was also clearly a factor. Not other car in this category measures up in this regard. I still get people ogling it, and it's been in the market place for how long now...?
 

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I'm new here, just bought my Mustang in August.

My previous cars were a 2011 VW GTI (4dr/DSG), 2012 VW GTI (2dr/6spd), and a 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5P. I never really wanted to give up driving something sporty, but back issues made it a necessity. When the pandemic hit, I decided I'd get a car I really enjoyed driving. With my size (6'5) sportier cars were pretty limited, and I was dead-set on getting a stick. The only other car I ended up considering was a 2020 Challenger R/T, but I've always been a Mustang guy at heart. As soon as I realized I could fit, it was off to the races.
 

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When I shopped for my 1st Mustang I shopped a Camaro and a Dodge Challenger. This was back in 2010 the mustang was the best of all 3 so I bought it. Now I'm on my 4th mustang straight.
 

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Gen 5 Viper. Still haven't ruled out having one in the future, I just love being a Mustang owner.
 

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I had several cars on the list. Camaro SS2, BRZ, Civic Type R, BMW M2 Comp, Supra to name a few.

My limit was $50K and it had to have a manual.

Will never touch another Dodge. Too poor built and reliability. Been there, done that.

The BRZ was fun but needed work and I wanted a car to last. For the money it was good but not peppy enough.

Civic Type R was nice but the bolstering in the seats seemed too much and were too narrow. Also, I do not like 4 door cars.

WRX STi was not yet out in a new form and did not hear enough to wait. Also, my current car had the pistons replace due to engineering defect and they appeared to be acting up again. I had to get out of a ticking timebomb.

Camaro had visibility issues and wasn't as comfortable as a daily driver. Plus, the trunk was useless.

Supra came out and disappointed us all -no manual. Also, hate duck tails. They should have just put the prior gen wing and I would have loved it. But alas, no manual, no buy. Also, it was outside my price range.

M2 Comp was nice but I am not that stuffy/classy and it would have been at least $10K more. Also, it did not come with a rear wing. Love the look and the added functional benefits. The aero kit for the M2 was just too much. Also, was not very muscular in looks. I did like the smaller size.

Had a Ecoboost when my last car was hit in a parking spot while repairs were being done. Also had it for a couple weeks while on vacation. Hated the auto - hunted too much but overall I liked the car.

With all the eco this and CO2 that, I knew this would be my last chance at a V8 so I went '19 GT PP2 and have never regretted it. And of course, it has a manual....
 
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'18 Mustang GT: Drove two on two separate occasions, both PP1, one had Active Exhaust and MagneRide. At the time, the drone between 1000-3000 RPM, alongside actually being able to afford payments on it, was enough for me to pass on it. But now that I've had some time with my EcoBoost, it'll be back on the top of my car shopping list...some time after August 2025 (unless I come across some kind of generous financial fortune before then).

'19 Sonata Hybrid (the brand new '20/'21 wasn't out when I got my EcoBoost): First car I ever test drove. Loved it, but decided against it once the recall for their engine came out.

'20 Mazda3/Mazda6: I liked the hatchback a lot, but the blind spots made it a pass. The 6 would've been my choice if the Mustang fell through the financing talks.

'19 Corolla Hatchback: Looked nice, but steering feedback felt delayed and the engine seemed underpowered.

'20 Accord: I wanted to see how the top of the class performed, and I was disappointed. Noisy ride, overly stiff steering on sport mode, and lots of rattling in the steering wheel area.

'19 Camry: Drove fine, but didn't feel the connection between car and owner. Also didn't help that the salesperson insisted on talking through the entire test drive.

'19 Forte: Car felt like it was vibrating throughout the entire test drive. But it also felt a hint more powerful than the Corolla.
 

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Add me to the "None" category.
 

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I was seriously considering a Chevy Camaro SS. A friend of mine suggested that I sit in one and see how the view to the outside was. Went to a dealer, sat in one for 10 min, the view was like sitting in a tank. Went to a Ford dealer and sat in a Mustang, that made my decision right then and there.
 

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I was seriously considering a Chevy Camaro SS. A friend of mine suggested that I sit in one and see how the view to the outside was. Went to a dealer, sat in one for 10 min, the view was like sitting in a tank. Went to a Ford dealer and sat in a Mustang, that made my decision right then and there.
Can't see the outside from the inside of a tank.
 

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Gen 5 Viper. Still haven't ruled out having one in the future, I just love being a Mustang owner.
At my C&C on Sundays, is a real Viper enthusiast. He owns two or three.

He actually owns the car in this video;


And believe it or not, he still has the original tires on it. I yell at him about that every time I see him.
 

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What are these "other cars" you speak of?
 

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