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The new dashboard is a big mistake IMO

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so if I put cucumber and avocado into the 'fruit salad' does that magically transform cucumber and avocado into a fruit?
An avocado is already a fruit. Technically, it's a berry.

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You can't construct a logically coherent statement that contradicts "The digital dash in a 2024 Mustang is a Mustang dash."

It's a tautology, isn't it?

"It's not a Mustang dash!" is just a sloppy, hyperbolic way of saying "It's not what I expect and I don't like it!" Why it's not sufficient to simply say "It's not what I expect and I don't like it!" is...a mystery.

As for the cucumber...you're on your own, there.

 
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fine, does making an EV CUV and slapping on tri-bar tail lights make a Mach-E a Mustang? :)
 

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The cockpit of the seventh-generation Mustang has been reimagined for the age of the digital car, but look closely at the details and it's clear that the engineers and designers that created this car know what kind of driver buys a Mustang. For us speed-loving, knuckle-dragging gearheads that still savor the roar and rush of a naturally aspirated V-8, the new Mustang's interior isn't about the screens.
https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2024-ford-mustang-interior-review/
 

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Exactly how I feel…
Agree too, while I have the LED display it still feels more Mustang gauge like vs. this new ipad thingie. I'll be fine with that kind of display in a Explorer but not as much in the Mustang, losing the brow in the dash just feels less than...
 


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per article:
the new Mustang's interior isn't about the screens.
Really now? Then why are they a giant eyesore instead of being deftly melded into the background?
with nearly all of the audio and climate controls relegated to the central touchscreen.
PROVING once more Ford is just blindly copying the STUPID that the first movers ALREADY admit as mistakes and are un-doing/done. I could understand if 2-3 years ago Ford was just #metoo but the world has realized their mistakes by now... So you couldn't be bothered to UNDO it before you went to final?

At least that screen presents large icons, clear graphics, and logical menus.
no, those icons and buttons are ENTIRELY too tiny and only useable when stopped.

there's a small shelf for standing a phone on edge with the screen angled up toward the driver and passenger
and SO FAR off the eye-line as to be DANGEROUS. And therefore pointless and useless.

The driver POV of the screen viewed thru the steering wheel shows the GIGANTIC dead border all the way around. WTF you couldn't source a less sucky POS panel? Is the 12" screen measuring the bezel corners or the active LCD? Let me guess, probably the bezel so it's only a 10"?

Worse they don't even use the full height of the screen they DO have to depict gauges and such. There's a solid 1/2"+ they just fade blue into black. Really? They just copied BMW's gauge cluster while they were at it?

Yet another UNcritical cheerleading article that might as well just have re-printed Ford PR. Pathetic.
 

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Yeah, uh...the fact that it's in a Mustang makes it a Mustang dash.

It doesn't suit your individual idea of "what a Mustang should be?"

Well...okay, then.
Just because it's in a mustang, doesn't make it a Mustang dash. If you put a Camaro dash in the s650, does that make it a Mustang dash? ....... My bad, it does, because the exterior looks like a Camaro. That's not a problem with me, however, because I like the exterior (and the Camaro), but not as much as I like my '19.

That being said, if the interior had a dash similar to the s550, most people would like the s650 that much better, IMO. There is no shame in 'settling' for that ridiculous, un-mustang-like dash if you like the car for the most part.
 

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Worse they don't even use the full height of the screen they DO have to depict gauges and such. There's a solid 1/2"+ they just fade blue into black. Really? They just copied BMW's gauge cluster while they were at it?
You haven't really seen space wasted until you've seen the horrific Ford Bronco dash.
 

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I think the old BMW dashes were the best. Simple orange at night (easy on the eyes), extreme clarity. Fabulous.


I truly never thought I'd say this: Cadillac actually got some things right lately. Granted, not everyone is going to like the overall look or every element of their interiors. I was prepared to *not* like it, but I found myself impressed over time. Remember, Cadillac had the worst interiors in the world just a few years ago (capacitive touch with haptic feedback, worst of all worlds).

After driving a 5BW for a while, here's why I like what they did here:

1) Really well done dash graphics (several to choose from). I actually think they look good, which shocked me. Analog-looking tach with just the right amount of digital information surrounding it, customizable. You have the analog tach, digital speedo, simple indication of other things, such as if you have downshift rev matching enabled. Scrollable infotainment stuff to the right of the tach (trip od, audio info, directions, etc.). Fully customizable panes, four of them, to the left of the tach--tire pressure, oil temp, whatever.

2) A center display screen that is just big enough to show whatever I want to show, and tilted back a little so it doesn't dominate your view or cause as much glare/reflection. Sure, some may think it's too small. I like it like it is.

3) One of the best parts is the row of physical controls. Simple pushbuttons, clear display, up/down toggles for temp & fan speed. Ridiculously easy to adjust with just a glance. I need to go to the infotainment screen to do things like tune radio presets, infrequent stuff. For most purposes, the physical controls have me covered.

4) And, of course, the Tremec manual. I know, not what we're talking about here. I only bring it up to make a different point. I'd put up with the "crappy" (too many/large screens) new Mustang interior for the right drivetrain (Tremec only). Then again, I wouldn't buy a Mustang with a great interior without the Tremec, either. So I guess that's my way of saying that the interior doesn't matter *that* much, it wouldn't be a deal breaker. :)

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I can't be asked to read all 16 pages. Bottom line is " you have to go with the time/trend" and that's what people are asking for, especially the new adopters. Period. This car will sell well nontheless so what is the point in debating? Leave the past behind. Ford have their plans and they know very well why the have integrated that digital dashboard.
 

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Pretty much, yeah.
 

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I personally think this thread peaked a long time ago. Time for a lock? 16 pages and almost 2 weeks of complaining, SHEEESH! (joking but serious)
 

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Just saw that BMW is also doing the same interior style as every other carmaker too.
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Looks a lot like the new Mustang.

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