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Old 02-27-2019, 01:45 AM
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...Let's hope the next Mustang is a return to restraint, reduced weird angles and shapes.
If you grafted onto the current Mustang a more retro inspired face, add back the "C" vent crease after the doors and interrupt the DLO between the window in the door and side window like on a classic Mustang, it would be loads better. The current Mustang is a handler. I'm not happy that the Ecoboost is the base engine.
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:29 AM
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I think the new Mustang is awful
Off-topic, but I think the stance of the current Mustang is great and much more upscale than the previous gens....
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:47 AM
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Off-topic, but I think the stance of the current Mustang is great and much more upscale than the previous gens....
The stance from behind is 10/10, but the face is horrific. That said, the 2005 had a great stance and looked like a "Mustang".
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If you grafted onto the current Mustang a more retro inspired face, add back the "C" vent crease after the doors and interrupt the DLO between the window in the door and side window like on a classic Mustang, it would be loads better. The current Mustang is a handler. I'm not happy that the Ecoboost is the base engine.
It helps entry level in the US and exports. It needs the European market as well, which is where the smaller engines thrive. Tax laws there also encourage smaller engines. The 2.7 Ecoboost would circumvent most of the tax laws.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:28 PM
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It helps entry level in the US and exports. It needs the European market as well, which is where the smaller engines thrive. Tax laws there also encourage smaller engines. The 2.7 Ecoboost would circumvent most of the tax laws.
The dirty little secret is that the base V6 Mustang sold as well as the base Ecoboost Mustang. When the V6 was killed, Mustang sales dropped. People simply did not buy the Ecoboost.

The other dirty secret is that the V6 was as powerful, cost less, and got better real world MPG.

Ecoboost engines are just emissions engines and they are not more thrifty. That's the real irony.

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Old 03-04-2019, 03:39 AM
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C&D raved about the V6 mustang and not so much for the egoboost V6
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:36 AM
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Ecoboost engines are just emissions engines and they are not more thrifty. That's the real irony.
That goes for 99% of these downsized, super boosted engines; Great in government testing for MPG and emissions, some also launch brutally of the line, but real life usability is a different story. On all of those points...
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:51 AM
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Agreed. My company car is an Ecoboost Escape and the gas mileage is no better than what I would expect from a regular V6.
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