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agreywolfe

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***beware this is an opinion on the internet, as such everything i say is 100% factual, if you disagree you can find me at the Waffle House at 3am***

So ive had the car for about a month now and figured not enough opinions exist on the internet so i figured id throw mine onto the pile as well.

ill start with the cons:
1. its 62 thousand fucking dollars... inflation really do be a mean mistress (yes, its in line with inflation vs a similar spec 2023)
2. No car is perfect, as such, my car has this nice little whine that im trying to nail down, started in the last week my current guess is a pump but ill have to talk to my dealer and get them to look at it.
3. its 62 thousand fucking dollars (as spec'd)
4. the tires are severely under spec for this car, took a right turn onto a 40mph road the other day and managed to break traction just trying to get up to speed
5. its 62 thousand fucking dollars (thank god for X-plan making it only 58k)

okay major whining over now for the actual stuff:
ill start with the exterior of the car, to put simply, i love it. i honestly feel like Ford made the right call moving away from the S550s more euro sportscar style front end. I remember when i first saw an S550 in 2015 thinking "the fuck is this Aston Martin knockoff". i definitely dont feel that here

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To me, this is more a successor to the S197 while the S550 was trying to be a successor to the SN95. Both have their places, but this is the one i prefer. Especially in grabber blue, which just looks amazing in both the light and the shade.
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My spec has the Bronze pack which, for $1000, i feel is a little lacking, but all around decent, it contrasts well with the Grabber blue.
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The Bronze wheels honestly look amazing, i almost dont want to swap them for wider wheels, but...see the above complaints
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The Brembos are well suited to their jobs, they stop way better than the 6 piston Baer brakes i had on my S197.

in case the wheels didnt give it away the car also has the Performance Pack with the optional Active Valve Exhaust and the Magneride suspension. i honestly wouldnt have minded if Ford added a bronze painted wing for the bronze pack but 3M has plenty of answers if i really want it. overall i feel the wing adds to the overall aggressiveness of this new body style and im glad i optioned it.
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The Active Valve is 100% worth it for the quiet start alone, i have to wake up at 5am to go to work and use remote start to let the car warm up 50ft from where i live, with quiet start, youll hear the ignition and then silence, the car makes very little noise and will never actually bother the neighbors. Another benefit is it makes it WAY more noticeable when you go from quite to track once you hit the highway.
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the Magneride is amazing suspension for both city and country road use, granted im comparing it to my old S197, a wet fart has better handling than that. Seriously though, the modes are extremely noticeable in difference, i routinely go over rumble strips to get to my work, in track mode its like the car is shaking apart, meanwhile normal mode i barely feel the rumble strip. the car also feels very planted in every mode, ive spun the tires a few times but never really felt like i was out of control.

Now to the interior. I opted to not get the Recaro seats because, since this is my daily driver i wanted heated and cooled seats. My S197 only had heated seats so its not like this is a world of difference here, but its good to see the seats are just as comfortable as my old ones, and not less.
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my only real complaint about the seats here is the belt holder strap does not stay connected due to where i grab the seatbelt from when buckling up.

now for the controversial part: the screen.

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i optioned the car with the 10R80 due to mainly having a lot of stop/go traffic on my commute and honestly, i was kind of over having a manual the whole time and, just as i though, i get just as much enjoyment out of the paddles as i did the stick in my S197.

oh also the screens...yeah i honestly dont give a shit about them, theyre good in that they let me play my music and open google maps on Android Auto, otherwise i dont really notice them at all on my drive. not to imply that a button center would be any better/worse because i honestly dont give a shit.

now the creature comforts lighting round style:
AC/Heat: great, car lets you set your temp, and auto selects AC/Heat based on that choice when it starts
Heated wheel/seats: works great, cooled seats dont really notice it now because im usually driving with the windows down, but 100% worth it in 100 degree range also, see above
Ambient lighting: lighting do be ambient, a shame theres no light in the cupholders, but ill never forgive them for removing the cup holder cover for that clean center look
Door sills: they sill the doors, also for anyone wondering if they change with the ambient light, yes, they do.
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Trunk: here there be Dragons storage space
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B&O Audio: yep, its sound alright, im not an audiophile so you all duke it out

Lastly theres the engine: My 2010 Mustang GT Premium had a 4.6L V8 putting out 315 horsepower to a Tremec 5 speed transmission. This is a 5.0L Coyote V8 putting out 486HP to a 10R80 automatic. it sounds way different to my old modular. Not better, but not worse. the difference to 60 however is very noticeable and i love launching this thing in drag mode (in a safe place, obviously). Everyone knows the only perfect car is a Yugo, but if you were to ask me if i have any regrets about paying 58k for this car...




...the answer is a resounding "fuck no"
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oh 100%

is the car expensive, yeah, so is literally everything these days.
Indeed!
I'm old school American muscle but i did look around and every brand has ADM and some are insane. I'm not sure what is driving it, pun intended, maybe people who have money to spare? I got a good deal on my 2024 Mustang with X-Plan so I'm happy.
 
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Indeed!
I'm old school American muscle but i did look around and every brand has ADM and some are insane. I'm not sure what is driving it, pun intended, maybe people who have money to spare? I got a good deal on my 2024 Mustang with X-Plan so I'm happy.
its a mixture of a lack of consumer education, and dealer lobbying/government regulations. in the US if you want a new car by law you must go through a dealer, its illegal for car companies to sell direct to consumers
 

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Now that’s a review. Well done.

Grabber & Bronze is the new ebony and ivory. Absolute perfection. I understand your issue with the tires but those wheels are sooooo beautiful. Just throw some Pilot 4s’ and enjoy.
 

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***beware this is an opinion on the internet, as such everything i say is 100% factual, if you disagree you can find me at the Waffle House at 3am***

So ive had the car for about a month now and figured not enough opinions exist on the internet so i figured id throw mine onto the pile as well.

ill start with the cons:
1. its 62 thousand fucking dollars... inflation really do be a mean mistress (yes, its in line with inflation vs a similar spec 2023)
2. No car is perfect, as such, my car has this nice little whine that im trying to nail down, started in the last week my current guess is a pump but ill have to talk to my dealer and get them to look at it.
3. its 62 thousand fucking dollars (as spec'd)
4. the tires are severely under spec for this car, took a right turn onto a 40mph road the other day and managed to break traction just trying to get up to speed
5. its 62 thousand fucking dollars (thank god for X-plan making it only 58k)

okay major whining over now for the actual stuff:
ill start with the exterior of the car, to put simply, i love it. i honestly feel like Ford made the right call moving away from the S550s more euro sportscar style front end. I remember when i first saw an S550 in 2015 thinking "the fuck is this Aston Martin knockoff". i definitely dont feel that here

20231020_164830.jpg
20231020_164840.jpg


To me, this is more a successor to the S197 while the S550 was trying to be a successor to the SN95. Both have their places, but this is the one i prefer. Especially in grabber blue, which just looks amazing in both the light and the shade.
20231020_164751.jpg

My spec has the Bronze pack which, for $1000, i feel is a little lacking, but all around decent, it contrasts well with the Grabber blue.
20231020_164649.jpg
20231020_164740.jpg
20231020_164725.jpg


The Bronze wheels honestly look amazing, i almost dont want to swap them for wider wheels, but...see the above complaints
20231020_164708.jpg

The Brembos are well suited to their jobs, they stop way better than the 6 piston Baer brakes i had on my S197.

in case the wheels didnt give it away the car also has the Performance Pack with the optional Active Valve Exhaust and the Magneride suspension. i honestly wouldnt have minded if Ford added a bronze painted wing for the bronze pack but 3M has plenty of answers if i really want it. overall i feel the wing adds to the overall aggressiveness of this new body style and im glad i optioned it.
20231020_164858.jpg
20231020_164916.jpg


The Active Valve is 100% worth it for the quiet start alone, i have to wake up at 5am to go to work and use remote start to let the car warm up 50ft from where i live, with quiet start, youll hear the ignition and then silence, the car makes very little noise and will never actually bother the neighbors. Another benefit is it makes it WAY more noticeable when you go from quite to track once you hit the highway.
20231020_164907.jpg


the Magneride is amazing suspension for both city and country road use, granted im comparing it to my old S197, a wet fart has better handling than that. Seriously though, the modes are extremely noticeable in difference, i routinely go over rumble strips to get to my work, in track mode its like the car is shaking apart, meanwhile normal mode i barely feel the rumble strip. the car also feels very planted in every mode, ive spun the tires a few times but never really felt like i was out of control.

Now to the interior. I opted to not get the Recaro seats because, since this is my daily driver i wanted heated and cooled seats. My S197 only had heated seats so its not like this is a world of difference here, but its good to see the seats are just as comfortable as my old ones, and not less.
20231020_165313.jpg

my only real complaint about the seats here is the belt holder strap does not stay connected due to where i grab the seatbelt from when buckling up.

now for the controversial part: the screen.

20231020_165249.jpg


i optioned the car with the 10R80 due to mainly having a lot of stop/go traffic on my commute and honestly, i was kind of over having a manual the whole time and, just as i though, i get just as much enjoyment out of the paddles as i did the stick in my S197.

oh also the screens...yeah i honestly dont give a shit about them, theyre good in that they let me play my music and open google maps on Android Auto, otherwise i dont really notice them at all on my drive. not to imply that a button center would be any better/worse because i honestly dont give a shit.

now the creature comforts lighting round style:
AC/Heat: great, car lets you set your temp, and auto selects AC/Heat based on that choice when it starts
Heated wheel/seats: works great, cooled seats dont really notice it now because im usually driving with the windows down, but 100% worth it in 100 degree range also, see above
Ambient lighting: lighting do be ambient, a shame theres no light in the cupholders, but ill never forgive them for removing the cup holder cover for that clean center look
Door sills: they sill the doors, also for anyone wondering if they change with the ambient light, yes, they do.
20231020_165019.jpg

Trunk: here there be Dragons storage space
20231020_165147.jpg
20231020_165154.jpg

B&O Audio: yep, its sound alright, im not an audiophile so you all duke it out

Lastly theres the engine: My 2010 Mustang GT Premium had a 4.6L V8 putting out 315 horsepower to a Tremec 5 speed transmission. This is a 5.0L Coyote V8 putting out 486HP to a 10R80 automatic. it sounds way different to my old modular. Not better, but not worse. the difference to 60 however is very noticeable and i love launching this thing in drag mode (in a safe place, obviously). Everyone knows the only perfect car is a Yugo, but if you were to ask me if i have any regrets about paying 58k for this car...




...the answer is a resounding "fuck no"
Well, your opinion is your own, but to me, the 4.6 wins in the engine sound department. It’s a unique sound that’s just awesome.
 

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Nice review. Just a quick question. I have silent mode set to start 8pm-8am. However if I remote start my car it always start loud in normal mode. If I start the car from inside the car it will start in quiet mode. I may have to go to the dealer because I can't figure out why this is happening.
 

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Indeed!
I'm old school American muscle but i did look around and every brand has ADM and some are insane. I'm not sure what is driving it, pun intended, maybe people who have money to spare? I got a good deal on my 2024 Mustang with X-Plan so I'm happy.
People who are buying new cars faster than the manufacturers make them are what drive ADMs. If nobody bought the new cars, ADMs would go away and dealers would sell for under MSRP.
 

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Overall how do you like the space gray seats?
 
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Nice review. Just a quick question. I have silent mode set to start 8pm-8am. However if I remote start my car it always start loud in normal mode. If I start the car from inside the car it will start in quiet mode. I may have to go to the dealer because I can't figure out why this is happening.
if you start it with remote start it starts in default mode due to it not loading the quite mode settings first
 
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Overall how do you like the space gray seats?
i like them, makes the interior feel more bright and the seats get nowhere near as hot as my old black leather seats. time will tell how they hold up to staining, but for now im glad i went with it
 

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i like them, makes the interior feel more bright and the seats get nowhere near as hot as my old black leather seats. time will tell how they hold up to staining, but for now im glad i went with it
My car is the one that Ford is wanting to replace the motor in. Would put me approximately 2 or 3 months without my car. The dealer has found a car just like mine but with gray seats. I’m mulling it over. They remind me of the seats in my 2015 Limited Edition that were white. Only issue was blue jeans causing bluish marks on seats
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