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marcekb

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Going from the 2021 GT Premium, A10, PP, AVE, 401A (all my 26k miles)
To the 2024 GT Premium, M6, PP, AVE, MR, 401A (13 miles when I got it, 510 now)


And having read so many different opinions and experiences of reviewers who have driven the new car sometimes only briefly and folks who have not even driven it, I figured I would share my own experience for those who might be considering the '24, primarily from the view of coming from a recent S550 that, for sure, I loved.

Awesome car.

Cosmetically: Only one panel gap issue, minor at that. No paint issues, but a little dirt on the inside of the wing. No dents anywhere. Engine wasn't super clean (little dusty), but certainly looked brand new (although I noted a bit of fraying to the mesh around one hose). Interior immaculate. Not sure most non-enthusiasts will notice the difference in body styles (both of my cars are black on black). New look is as good as everyone says. Ignore anyone talking about it's hips. More headroom. Trunk flooring stays in place better in the S650. Approach lighting is excellent front and rear. Door handles are more substantial and nicer. But touch to lock isn't quite as good.

Dash: Screens are awesome. Glare isn't a concern regardless of sun angles. Brightness is easily adjustable on both. Looks better IRL as many have said. Soft touch surfaces are no different between the two cars. Glove box is definitely cheaper in the new one. No box inside the glove box for the manuals, like in the S550. But it's a bigger box for sure. Dash has more plastic in the new car, which isn't as premium as the dash in the old one. But dash still looks nice.

Tech: Superior in many ways. Better security, better safety, better connectivity, wireless Carplay, wireless charging, mirror USB, better lane assist, better hill hold, white led reading lights inside, definitely improved sound with B&O 12-speaker system compared to same on S550, better mics inside especially for passenger, and mics are tuned differently (transmit less engine/exhaust sound, but more wind noise)...the list goes on for the S650. Screens are quite configurable, but could use a little help in the navigation between functions (size of buttons, placement of buttons, switching between views). Won't complain...LOVE the screens and tech. But no steering wheel buttons for phone answer/hang-up. They let you accept/reject a call via button. The center console buttons actually feel great. Crisp clicks. Preferred older buttons, but no complaints on feel. Wish they gave another user configurable button or three. Climate controls are mostly good, but can require more taps in some cases. Love the animations. Hope for more configuration options on screens down the road. Make one wrong choice with Ford connectivity (I turned something off, unrelated to anything Carplay) and I had to reset the system entirely in order to get Carplay to work again, even *after* reverting the change I made and resetting all connections. A bug I'm sure.

Sound: AVE is as good and as loud as the S550. Pops beautifully as well.

Shifting: Can't fairly compare, but it's very nice so far. I haven't pushed RPMs and quick shifts yet. Short throws, engages nicely. Rev-match is impressive. I prefer not to use it, but there are some interesting benefits to it as well that make it fun to use, like downshifting to first while coming to a stop.

Performance: Hate the Pirelli P-zeros. Need to smoke em or sell em. They are junk compared to the Michelin A/S PS4s. PS4s are better on a cold rainy day than the Pirelli on a hot summer day. But for drifting, maybe these joker tires add to the fun... haven't tried yet. Car seems to be getting faster with more miles, and I'm pretty sure it'll beat my S550 on the street (not a prepared surface maybe) even with the different transmission, but I can't prove that yet and totally admit it. It just feels like it's got it. Magnaride is accused of not making much difference, but having had both, I'll take it everyday and twice on weekends. It softens many bumps in normal mode...very impressive...makes highways seem significantly smoother than they were in the S550. But it doesn't remove bigger bumps at all, just softens them a little. In track mode, the car is amazing... So little lean. Best of both worlds compared to my S550.

Ad hoc: Wish they'd kept the lighted cup holders. Glad for the chrome pony on the steering wheel. Steering wheel feels great. I'm totally happy with the steering and the improvement, although having driven BMW for a few years, I unquestionably agree that it doesn't have the same feedback. Don't care. It's very predictable. Ponies all over the car, fun to find them in so many places. They changed the seat belt so you don't have to flip it any more. Kind of preferred the unique way they did it in the S550, but it's definitely easier I'm the S650. Online manual is very good, but takes a moment to load. Miss the GT plate on the cross brace.

Overall, love the car and think it's easily worth the upgrade and definitely more changed than many want to admit. She's scheduled to get full front PPF, full ceramic and interior tint soon.

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Going from the 2021 GT Premium, A10, PP, AVE, 401A (all my 26k miles)
To the 2024 GT Premium, M6, PP, AVE, MR, 401A (13 miles when I got it, 510 now)


And having read so many different opinions and experiences of reviewers who have driven the new car sometimes only briefly and folks who have not even driven it, I figured I would share my own experience for those who might be considering the '24, primarily from the view of coming from a recent S550 that, for sure, I loved.

Awesome car.

Cosmetically: Only one panel gap issue, minor at that. No paint issues, but a little dirt on the inside of the wing. No dents anywhere. Engine wasn't super clean (little dusty), but certainly looked brand new (although I noted a bit of fraying to the mesh around one hose). Interior immaculate. Not sure most non-enthusiasts will notice the difference in body styles (both of my cars are black on black). New look is as good as everyone says. Ignore anyone talking about it's hips. More headroom. Trunk flooring stays in place better in the S650. Approach lighting is excellent front and rear. Door handles are more substantial and nicer. But touch to lock isn't quite as good.

Dash: Screens are awesome. Glare isn't a concern regardless of sun angles. Brightness is easily adjustable on both. Looks better IRL as many have said. Soft touch surfaces are no different between the two cars. Glove box is definitely cheaper in the new one. No box inside the glove box for the manuals, like in the S550. But it's a bigger box for sure. Dash has more plastic in the new car, which isn't as premium as the dash in the old one. But dash still looks nice.

Tech: Superior in many ways. Better security, better safety, better connectivity, wireless Carplay, wireless charging, mirror USB, better lane assist, better hill hold, white led reading lights inside, definitely improved sound with B&O 12-speaker system compared to same on S550, better mics inside especially for passenger, and mics are tuned differently (transmit less engine/exhaust sound, but more wind noise)...the list goes on for the S650. Screens are quite configurable, but could use a little help in the navigation between functions (size of buttons, placement of buttons, switching between views). Won't complain...LOVE the screens and tech. But no steering wheel buttons for phone answer/hang-up. They let you accept/reject a call via button. The center console buttons actually feel great. Crisp clicks. Preferred older buttons, but no complaints on feel. Wish they gave another user configurable button or three. Climate controls are mostly good, but can require more taps in some cases. Love the animations. Hope for more configuration options on screens down the road. Make one wrong choice with Ford connectivity (I turned something off, unrelated to anything Carplay) and I had to reset the system entirely in order to get Carplay to work again, even *after* reverting the change I made and resetting all connections. A bug I'm sure.

Sound: AVE is as good and as loud as the S550. Pops beautifully as well. I suspect some internal sound piping and think I see a speaker semi-hidden behind the screens. Would love to have confirmation and a way to shut it off... completely unnecessary.

Shifting: Can't fairly compare, but it's very nice so far. I haven't pushed RPMs and quick shifts yet. Short throws, engages nicely. Rev-match is impressive. I prefer not to use it, but there are some interesting benefits to it as well that make it fun to use, like downshifting to first while coming to a stop.

Performance: Hate the Pirelli P-zeros. Need to smoke em or sell em. They are junk compared to the Michelin A/S PS4s. PS4s are better on a cold rainy day than the Pirelli on a hot summer day. But for drifting, maybe these joker tires add to the fun... haven't tried yet. Car seems to be getting faster with more miles, and I'm pretty sure it'll beat my S550 on the street (not a prepared surface maybe) even with the different transmission, but I can't prove that yet and totally admit it. It just feels like it's got it. Magnaride is accused of not making much difference, but having had both, I'll take it everyday and twice on weekends. It softens many bumps in normal mode...very impressive...makes highways seem significantly smoother than they were in the S550. But it doesn't remove bigger bumps at all, just softens them a little. In track mode, the car is amazing... So little lean. Best of both worlds compared to my S550.

Ad hoc: Wish they'd kept the lighted cup holders. Glad for the chrome pony on the steering wheel. Steering wheel feels great. I'm totally happy with the steering and the improvement, although having driven BMW for a few years, I unquestionably agree that it doesn't have the same feedback. Don't care. It's very predictable. Ponies all over the car, fun to find them in so many places. They changed the seat belt so you don't have to flip it any more. Kind of preferred the unique way they did it in the S550, but it's definitely easier I'm the S650. Online manual is very good, but takes a moment to load. Miss the GT plate on the cross brace.

Overall, love the car and think it's easily worth the upgrade and definitely more changed than many want to admit. She's scheduled to get full front PPF, full ceramic and interior tint soon.

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Nice! Congrats. Hope you enjoy it and have fun. I can't wait to get mine.
 

Lastoutlaw_21

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Thank you! I look forward to everyone getting theirs too. It will start to dispell many rumors and inaccurate statements. It's a great car.
It will be for me. Going from a stinger to a mustang. I'll miss the turbo noise snd heads up display. But oh well.
 

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S650 GT 401A (NP, PP, MR, AE, 10R80)
Going from the 2021 GT Premium, A10, PP, AVE, 401A (all my 26k miles)
To the 2024 GT Premium, M6, PP, AVE, MR, 401A (13 miles when I got it, 510 now)


And having read so many different opinions and experiences of reviewers who have driven the new car sometimes only briefly and folks who have not even driven it, I figured I would share my own experience for those who might be considering the '24, primarily from the view of coming from a recent S550 that, for sure, I loved.

Awesome car.

Cosmetically: Only one panel gap issue, minor at that. No paint issues, but a little dirt on the inside of the wing. No dents anywhere. Engine wasn't super clean (little dusty), but certainly looked brand new (although I noted a bit of fraying to the mesh around one hose). Interior immaculate. Not sure most non-enthusiasts will notice the difference in body styles (both of my cars are black on black). New look is as good as everyone says. Ignore anyone talking about it's hips. More headroom. Trunk flooring stays in place better in the S650. Approach lighting is excellent front and rear. Door handles are more substantial and nicer. But touch to lock isn't quite as good.

Dash: Screens are awesome. Glare isn't a concern regardless of sun angles. Brightness is easily adjustable on both. Looks better IRL as many have said. Soft touch surfaces are no different between the two cars. Glove box is definitely cheaper in the new one. No box inside the glove box for the manuals, like in the S550. But it's a bigger box for sure. Dash has more plastic in the new car, which isn't as premium as the dash in the old one. But dash still looks nice.

Tech: Superior in many ways. Better security, better safety, better connectivity, wireless Carplay, wireless charging, mirror USB, better lane assist, better hill hold, white led reading lights inside, definitely improved sound with B&O 12-speaker system compared to same on S550, better mics inside especially for passenger, and mics are tuned differently (transmit less engine/exhaust sound, but more wind noise)...the list goes on for the S650. Screens are quite configurable, but could use a little help in the navigation between functions (size of buttons, placement of buttons, switching between views). Won't complain...LOVE the screens and tech. But no steering wheel buttons for phone answer/hang-up. They let you accept/reject a call via button. The center console buttons actually feel great. Crisp clicks. Preferred older buttons, but no complaints on feel. Wish they gave another user configurable button or three. Climate controls are mostly good, but can require more taps in some cases. Love the animations. Hope for more configuration options on screens down the road. Make one wrong choice with Ford connectivity (I turned something off, unrelated to anything Carplay) and I had to reset the system entirely in order to get Carplay to work again, even *after* reverting the change I made and resetting all connections. A bug I'm sure.

Sound: AVE is as good and as loud as the S550. Pops beautifully as well. I suspect some internal sound piping and think I see a speaker semi-hidden behind the screens. Would love to have confirmation and a way to shut it off... completely unnecessary.

Shifting: Can't fairly compare, but it's very nice so far. I haven't pushed RPMs and quick shifts yet. Short throws, engages nicely. Rev-match is impressive. I prefer not to use it, but there are some interesting benefits to it as well that make it fun to use, like downshifting to first while coming to a stop.

Performance: Hate the Pirelli P-zeros. Need to smoke em or sell em. They are junk compared to the Michelin A/S PS4s. PS4s are better on a cold rainy day than the Pirelli on a hot summer day. But for drifting, maybe these joker tires add to the fun... haven't tried yet. Car seems to be getting faster with more miles, and I'm pretty sure it'll beat my S550 on the street (not a prepared surface maybe) even with the different transmission, but I can't prove that yet and totally admit it. It just feels like it's got it. Magnaride is accused of not making much difference, but having had both, I'll take it everyday and twice on weekends. It softens many bumps in normal mode...very impressive...makes highways seem significantly smoother than they were in the S550. But it doesn't remove bigger bumps at all, just softens them a little. In track mode, the car is amazing... So little lean. Best of both worlds compared to my S550.

Ad hoc: Wish they'd kept the lighted cup holders. Glad for the chrome pony on the steering wheel. Steering wheel feels great. I'm totally happy with the steering and the improvement, although having driven BMW for a few years, I unquestionably agree that it doesn't have the same feedback. Don't care. It's very predictable. Ponies all over the car, fun to find them in so many places. They changed the seat belt so you don't have to flip it any more. Kind of preferred the unique way they did it in the S550, but it's definitely easier I'm the S650. Online manual is very good, but takes a moment to load. Miss the GT plate on the cross brace.

Overall, love the car and think it's easily worth the upgrade and definitely more changed than many want to admit. She's scheduled to get full front PPF, full ceramic and interior tint soon.

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IMG_4464.jpeg


IMG_4490.jpeg
Great review, and you echo my sentiments almost exactly. I came from a 2017 S550 GT PP. Faster with more miles knocks it on the head and would be curious what that dyno looks like after 1K miles. The soft touches and creature comforts feel nicer too.
 
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It will be for me. Going from a stinger to a mustang. I'll miss the turbo noise snd heads up display. But oh well.
Heads up display would be really nice!! I kind of wondered if they punted on that because of the new screen setup or maybe just the software challenge of building it...or cost... 🤷🏼‍♂️
 
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Great review, and you echo my sentiments almost exactly. I came from a 2017 S550 GT PP. Faster with more miles knocks it on the head and would be curious what that dyno looks like after 1K miles. the soft touches and creature comforts feel nicer too.

Thank you, totally agree!
 

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Heads up display would be really nice!! I kind of wondered if they punted on that because of the new screen setup or maybe just the software challenge of building it...or cost... 🤷🏼‍♂️
Thar or they put it in the gt500 for more premium feel.
 

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Going from the 2021 GT Premium, A10, PP, AVE, 401A (all my 26k miles)
To the 2024 GT Premium, M6, PP, AVE, MR, 401A (13 miles when I got it, 510 now)


And having read so many different opinions and experiences of reviewers who have driven the new car sometimes only briefly and folks who have not even driven it, I figured I would share my own experience for those who might be considering the '24, primarily from the view of coming from a recent S550 that, for sure, I loved.

Awesome car.

Cosmetically: Only one panel gap issue, minor at that. No paint issues, but a little dirt on the inside of the wing. No dents anywhere. Engine wasn't super clean (little dusty), but certainly looked brand new (although I noted a bit of fraying to the mesh around one hose). Interior immaculate. Not sure most non-enthusiasts will notice the difference in body styles (both of my cars are black on black). New look is as good as everyone says. Ignore anyone talking about it's hips. More headroom. Trunk flooring stays in place better in the S650. Approach lighting is excellent front and rear. Door handles are more substantial and nicer. But touch to lock isn't quite as good.

Dash: Screens are awesome. Glare isn't a concern regardless of sun angles. Brightness is easily adjustable on both. Looks better IRL as many have said. Soft touch surfaces are no different between the two cars. Glove box is definitely cheaper in the new one. No box inside the glove box for the manuals, like in the S550. But it's a bigger box for sure. Dash has more plastic in the new car, which isn't as premium as the dash in the old one. But dash still looks nice.

Tech: Superior in many ways. Better security, better safety, better connectivity, wireless Carplay, wireless charging, mirror USB, better lane assist, better hill hold, white led reading lights inside, definitely improved sound with B&O 12-speaker system compared to same on S550, better mics inside especially for passenger, and mics are tuned differently (transmit less engine/exhaust sound, but more wind noise)...the list goes on for the S650. Screens are quite configurable, but could use a little help in the navigation between functions (size of buttons, placement of buttons, switching between views). Won't complain...LOVE the screens and tech. But no steering wheel buttons for phone answer/hang-up. They let you accept/reject a call via button. The center console buttons actually feel great. Crisp clicks. Preferred older buttons, but no complaints on feel. Wish they gave another user configurable button or three. Climate controls are mostly good, but can require more taps in some cases. Love the animations. Hope for more configuration options on screens down the road. Make one wrong choice with Ford connectivity (I turned something off, unrelated to anything Carplay) and I had to reset the system entirely in order to get Carplay to work again, even *after* reverting the change I made and resetting all connections. A bug I'm sure.

Sound: AVE is as good and as loud as the S550. Pops beautifully as well. I suspect some internal sound piping and think I see a speaker semi-hidden behind the screens. Would love to have confirmation and a way to shut it off... completely unnecessary.

Shifting: Can't fairly compare, but it's very nice so far. I haven't pushed RPMs and quick shifts yet. Short throws, engages nicely. Rev-match is impressive. I prefer not to use it, but there are some interesting benefits to it as well that make it fun to use, like downshifting to first while coming to a stop.

Performance: Hate the Pirelli P-zeros. Need to smoke em or sell em. They are junk compared to the Michelin A/S PS4s. PS4s are better on a cold rainy day than the Pirelli on a hot summer day. But for drifting, maybe these joker tires add to the fun... haven't tried yet. Car seems to be getting faster with more miles, and I'm pretty sure it'll beat my S550 on the street (not a prepared surface maybe) even with the different transmission, but I can't prove that yet and totally admit it. It just feels like it's got it. Magnaride is accused of not making much difference, but having had both, I'll take it everyday and twice on weekends. It softens many bumps in normal mode...very impressive...makes highways seem significantly smoother than they were in the S550. But it doesn't remove bigger bumps at all, just softens them a little. In track mode, the car is amazing... So little lean. Best of both worlds compared to my S550.

Ad hoc: Wish they'd kept the lighted cup holders. Glad for the chrome pony on the steering wheel. Steering wheel feels great. I'm totally happy with the steering and the improvement, although having driven BMW for a few years, I unquestionably agree that it doesn't have the same feedback. Don't care. It's very predictable. Ponies all over the car, fun to find them in so many places. They changed the seat belt so you don't have to flip it any more. Kind of preferred the unique way they did it in the S550, but it's definitely easier I'm the S650. Online manual is very good, but takes a moment to load. Miss the GT plate on the cross brace.

Overall, love the car and think it's easily worth the upgrade and definitely more changed than many want to admit. She's scheduled to get full front PPF, full ceramic and interior tint soon.

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We hope you love your new ride. Thanks for sharing!
 
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We hope you love your new ride. Thanks for sharing!
Clocked over 1000 miles now and still having fun.

I finally pushed it to higher RPM and it cuts out at 7250 rather than 7500. Anyone know why it's cutting early?

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Clocked over 1000 miles now and still having fun.

I finally pushed it to higher RPM and it cuts out at 7250 rather than 7500. Anyone know why it's cutting early?

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manuals have the limiter at 7250, where autos have the limiter around 7500 or 7600
 
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manuals have the limiter at 7250, where autos have the limiter around 7500 or 7600
Yikes! That's unfortunate. Thanks for the note. They must be afraid that some gear or another can't handle it? 😢
 

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Yikes! That's unfortunate. Thanks for the note. They must be afraid that some gear or another can't handle it? 😢
The MT82 is made in China... nuff said.
 

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Nice! Congrats. Hope you enjoy it and have fun. I can't wait to get mine.
Dang, you’re still waiting? I have a little over 200 miles on mine. For some reason the little wrench came on it a few minutes ago that said it needed serviced soon. We went in to the store and when we started it back up it was gone
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