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brucelinc 05-13-2018 10:54 AM

traded my 2016 for a 2018
 
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I only had my 2016 Mustang GT for 4 months. I learned several things about Mustangs. 1. I loved driving it and that it was comfortable enough and refined enough for daily driver use. 2. While the manual gearbox was fun on the street, it was not as good as an automatic at the drag strip. 3. Black is even more of a pain to care for than I remembered from having black cars in the past. I also discovered that it was worth more in May than I paid for it on that snowy and cold day in January!

So, to enhance the things I liked about my 2016 and to remedy the shortcomings, here is my newest acquisition. It has the 10 speed automatic, 401A package, safe & smart package, black accent package, Shaker Pro audio, and 3.55 gear.

rmc523 05-14-2018 12:15 PM

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Looks great! Congrats! I love the gauge cluster in mine.

Andrew L 05-14-2018 12:37 PM

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The black and white color combo with red interior is sharp

AllenLincoln93 05-15-2018 01:11 AM

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D'aaaamn that's a stunner! Congrats man! Gosh, I want a Lincoln version of the Mustang so bad still. Give us an American version of the old Jaguar XK or the upcoming Volvo/Polestar coupe!

brucelinc 05-15-2018 09:05 AM

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Mustangs are not what they used to be.....in a good way.

Not many people think of luxury or technology in a Mustang. Yet, now we have adaptive cruise with brake support, BLIS, rain sensing wipers, automatic high beam, memory seats, heated steering wheel, soft touch door panels, acoustic windshield, HID lighting and more. The instrument cluster is a thing of beauty, adaptability and functionality. You can select from any number of gauges, how they are displayed and the color combinations. You can adjust the steering to normal, sport or comfort. You can adjust the engine/transmission to normal, sport, sport+, track, dragstrip or snow/wet. You can adjust the exhaust sound to quiet, normal, sport or track. You can even mix and match all of these things using MyMode.

About the only features in my Continental that are missing in the Mustang is the ability to park itself, the 30 way massaging seats and the ability to open the trunk by sticking your foot under the bumper. The Shaker Pro sound system is superior to the base Revel in the Conti. The instument cluster makes the one in the Conti look like a relic from the 90s. The 10 speed automatic in the Mustang is vastly superior to the 6 speed in the Conti. Interior fit/finish is excellent on both. Obviously the ride in the Mustang is firmer but it is not punishing in any way. Wind and road noise is exceptionally low in the Mustang. Obviously, you can hear the exhaust but it is a beautiful sound and doesn't distract from having normal conversation with a passenger.

It is clear that Ford is putting a lot of effort into Mustangs these days.

rmc523 05-15-2018 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 396762)
Mustangs are not what they used to be.....in a good way.

Not many people think of luxury or technology in a Mustang. Yet, now we have adaptive cruise with brake support, BLIS, rain sensing wipers, automatic high beam, memory seats, heated steering wheel, soft touch door panels, acoustic windshield, HID lighting and more. The instrument cluster is a thing of beauty, adaptability and functionality. You can select from any number of gauges, how they are displayed and the color combinations. You can adjust the steering to normal, sport or comfort. You can adjust the engine/transmission to normal, sport, sport+, track, dragstrip or snow/wet. You can adjust the exhaust sound to quiet, normal, sport or track. You can even mix and match all of these things using MyMode.

About the only features in my Continental that are missing in the Mustang is the ability to park itself, the 30 way massaging seats and the ability to open the trunk by sticking your foot under the bumper. The Shaker Pro sound system is superior to the base Revel in the Conti. The instument cluster makes the one in the Conti look like a relic from the 90s. The 10 speed automatic in the Mustang is vastly superior to the 6 speed in the Conti. Interior fit/finish is excellent on both. Obviously the ride in the Mustang is firmer but it is not punishing in any way. Wind and road noise is exceptionally low in the Mustang. Obviously, you can hear the exhaust but it is a beautiful sound and doesn't distract from having normal conversation with a passenger.

It is clear that Ford is putting a lot of effort into Mustangs these days.

One thing I did notice on yours that was interesting........when you change the colors in the gauge cluster, it appears to change the color of the "rings" too? (By rings I mean around the gauge numbers) Mine doesn't do that, the rings always remain gray, but the "sweep" color and other accents change (I'll have to take a picture to show you what I mean if you don't understand).

The only thing mine doesn't have that I wish it did have was the Safe and Smart package, but the deal for this one was too good to pass up.

brucelinc 05-15-2018 12:45 PM

In the settings, there are primary and secondary colors. I think you change the color of the rings with the secondary color.

The only thing on mine that I would not have ordered was the Shaker Pro system.

rmc523 05-15-2018 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 396842)
In the settings, there are primary and secondary colors. I think you change the color of the rings with the secondary color.

The only thing on mine that I would not have ordered was the Shaker Pro system.

Ohhhh, you know what, I don't think I ever played with the secondary color. I'll have to try that later this afternoon.

brucelinc 05-17-2018 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by rmc523 (Post 396874)
Ohhhh, you know what, I don't think I ever played with the secondary color. I'll have to try that later this afternoon.

I have discovered that if I set my steering to "comfort," it will always default back to "normal" when I start the car. My 2016 stayed where I set it upon start-up. My dealer is clueless about that but they agree that resetting it every time I start the car would be a bit of a nuisance.

RMC, does yours work that way?

Andrew L 05-17-2018 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 397194)
I have discovered that if I set my steering to "comfort," it will always default back to "normal" when I start the car. My 2016 stayed where I set it upon start-up. My dealer is clueless about that but they agree that resetting it every time I start the car would be a bit of a nuisance.

RMC, does yours work that way?

Not sure if it's the same system or not but my MKZ stays in what ever setting I left it in last. I am pretty sure it's not supposed to revert like that.

brucelinc 05-17-2018 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew L (Post 397202)
Not sure if it's the same system or not but my MKZ stays in what ever setting I left it in last. I am pretty sure it's not supposed to revert like that.

Yeah, my Lincoln stays where I set it.

Logans Run 05-17-2018 10:31 AM

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With all the layers of control now, there might be a setting somewhere which allows you to choose to remain in the last setting, or revert back to a standard setting.

rmc523 05-17-2018 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 397194)
I have discovered that if I set my steering to "comfort," it will always default back to "normal" when I start the car. My 2016 stayed where I set it upon start-up. My dealer is clueless about that but they agree that resetting it every time I start the car would be a bit of a nuisance.

RMC, does yours work that way?

Yeah, I noticed it doesn't retain the steering setting too - actually by accident. My dad's Raptor retains the steering setting, so I had assumed it kept it on the Mustang too, until I was playing with the controls and found it hadn't kept that setting. The drive mode reverting to normal mode I don't mind as much (don't always want it in Sport+ mode), but I'd like to keep the steering on sport mode.

Ironically, it WILL remember/retain your heated/cooled seat setting - if you had the cooled seats on full when you turn it off, it'll be on when you turn it back on, same with heat.

2b2 05-17-2018 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew L (Post 397202)
Not sure if it's the same system or not but my MKZ stays in what ever setting I left it in last. I am pretty sure it's not supposed to revert like that.

just-imho, that's the way it's programmed THIS year >:)

classic case of the administrative-bosses not knowing what they want the programmers to do
:nerd: :angel

still waiting for my fully-programmable driver/vehicle interface
:toetap: :toetap: :toetap: :toetap: :toetap: :toetap: :toetap: :toetap:

Andrew L 05-17-2018 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by rmc523 (Post 397250)
Ironically, it WILL remember/retain your heated/cooled seat setting - if you had the cooled seats on full when you turn it off, it'll be on when you turn it back on, same with heat.

That is something I miss from my LS that no Ford Lincoln or Mercury product has had since which were automatic seat heating/cooling. You pressed both buttons at the same time and only the middle lights lit up on both and they would stay in that setting even when you turned the car off and came back later. They were tied in with the HVAC setting so what ever temp you had they would match. It was a neat feature wish they kept it.

brucelinc 05-17-2018 03:45 PM

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I just recieved this email:


My name is Melissa, I am from Ford`s Customer Relationship Center (CRC). I am following up regarding our chat from earlier today.



Thank you for allowing me to look into your inquiry further. You asked about the steering settings, and how it is defaulting back to normal whenever you restart your vehicle. I reached out to a Subject Matter Expert for advice. I have confirmed that this is a concern that your local dealership can fix by updating the cluster. If the dealer checks for service messages, they will see one for IPC update, and that should resolve this concern.

rmc523 05-17-2018 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 397362)
I just recieved this email:


My name is Melissa, I am from Ford`s Customer Relationship Center (CRC). I am following up regarding our chat from earlier today.



Thank you for allowing me to look into your inquiry further. You asked about the steering settings, and how it is defaulting back to normal whenever you restart your vehicle. I reached out to a Subject Matter Expert for advice. I have confirmed that this is a concern that your local dealership can fix by updating the cluster. If the dealer checks for service messages, they will see one for IPC update, and that should resolve this concern.

Interesting.....might have to have my dealer do that when I take it in for a few minor things.

Adam79 05-17-2018 07:12 PM

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No sunroof, no sale for me. Otherwise Id pick one up for fun. F-Type is on my radar for this exact reason, as my mid-life-crisis car.

rmc523 05-18-2018 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam79 (Post 397386)
No sunroof, no sale for me. Otherwise Id pick one up for fun. F-Type is on my radar for this exact reason, as my mid-life-crisis car.

They offer a massive sunroof.....called a convertible.

I know what you mean, though. Didn't they offer a glass roof several years ago?

brucelinc 05-25-2018 08:39 AM

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Hot, humid and headwind are not friendly to fast times. Neither is only having 600 miles on the odometer. Since the car is not broken in, I didn't use dragstrip mode. It holds each gear to over 7500 RPM and all torque management is eliminated. To be a bit more gentle, I just ran in sport mode which shifts at 7000 and softens the shifts somewhat. Ran 12.6 @ 114 mph. In good air when fully broken in, I think low 12s are quite possible.....maybe even a high 11.


rmc523 05-25-2018 10:21 AM

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Does yours have a frameless rearview mirror?

brucelinc 05-25-2018 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by rmc523 (Post 399290)
Does yours have a frameless rearview mirror?

Yes.

rmc523 05-25-2018 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by brucelinc (Post 399298)
Yes.

:surprise2:

Mine doesn't........I wonder if that's because it's a convertible? Or maybe it's an oversight. Might have to go check out a few at the dealership just to see.

https://i.imgur.com/hWmrzKk.jpg

I'm starting to think mine was built on a Friday lol. There's been a few minor things I've had to take it in for.

brucelinc 05-25-2018 11:52 AM

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Maybe because it is a convertible. Not sure why they use a frameless mirror anyway. Mine is in right now to update the instrument cluster so it will remember the mode and steering settings.


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