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Old December 9 2013, 12:43 AM   #16
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

Your opinion, personally, I find this new design far more exciting and modern.
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Old December 9 2013, 01:58 AM   #17
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

The overall problem is, Ford is trying to make their cars look like Aston Martins, which as far as I'm concerned only de-values the Astons slightly.

I mean, imagine paying a quarter million for an Aston, and people thinking it's a Ford.
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Old December 9 2013, 02:15 AM   #18
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I really dislike the car from the end of the door back. The crease in the panel after the wheel arch makes no sense and fools the eye into thinking the car is longer than it is. The whole tilted rear end just looks like a dirt and snow catcher and that rear black panel is just going to grey out absorbing sunlight in a few years. Finally visibility in this will be as bad as the current camaro, which is like driving a coffin.
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Old December 9 2013, 05:03 AM   #19
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

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The crease in the panel after the wheel arch makes no sense and fools the eye into thinking the car is longer than it is.
If you mean the concave "scoop" in the sheetmetal, that's been a Mustang styling feature since the original model. As for making the car look longer and lower, that's exactly why it was designed in the first place.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:18 AM   #20
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

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The overall problem is, Ford is trying to make their cars look like Aston Martins, which as far as I'm concerned only de-values the Astons slightly.

I mean, imagine paying a quarter million for an Aston, and people thinking it's a Ford.

Agreed. Or the other way around, people buying a Ford and slapping an Aston Martin badge on it, because you could totally do that with the new Ford Focus. I have to wonder if Aston Martin will be entering a redesign phase sometime soon. Aston Martins have a certain mystique to them, and seeing these designs reflected in the new Fords takes away from that. Pretty soon it will look like everyone's driving cheap Astons.
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Old December 9 2013, 06:13 PM   #21
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

We call those Jaguars.

Besides, so they take a bit of design language from Aston, it's not exactly a sin to do so in design. If it looks good, use it. Look at the Fusion, it's gorgeous, but nobody is going to confuse it with an Aston Martin at all, they're both completely different cars with two completely different purposes.
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Old December 9 2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

The new Fusion is attractive on the outside, but on the inside it wastes a lot of interior space much like the Focus. That huge sweeping dash and centre console makes it feel claustrophobic inside. It's eye-catching and conveys a cockpit like feeling, but it certainly doesn't feel spacious as befitting a family sedan. The fact the windshield angles so stepply and close to your head doesn't help matters. I can say the same about the Escape.

On the flip side I found the Edge's interior up front to be particularly nice without feeling tightly closed in.
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Old December 9 2013, 11:30 PM   #23
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Old December 12 2013, 09:23 AM   #24
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I quite like the look of this new Mustang. Hmmm... I might be in the market for a new car this year.
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Old December 16 2013, 06:56 PM   #25
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

I like the design of the current model better.
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Old December 16 2013, 06:59 PM   #26
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I like the design of the current model better.
Me, too.
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Old December 16 2013, 08:43 PM   #27
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I think it still looks too much like an Aston Martin. It's better then the other one I saw a while back, but the lines and contours still look the part.

That's not to say it's necessarily a bad thing--I love Aston Martins--but Mustangs always had a defined look (well Fords in general), and they seem to drifting away from it.

The new Focuses are the same way. I've often wondered if it's because Ford is trying to get a bigger hold on the European market.
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Old December 19 2013, 03:51 AM   #28
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Re: The 2015 Mustang: Fifty Years On

Makes me wonder if they're maybe going for a unified product look across product lines, which I don't think has been attempted before with vehicles?
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Old January 3 2014, 08:11 AM   #29
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You know, I like the rear, but the front of it is hideous!
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It's different, and I don't like things that are different.
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