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What Should Ford Improve in the Current Generation of Mustangs?

Posted in Ford, Mustang by Ryan | September 10th, 2007 | 4 Responses |

2007 Red Striped Mustang

As much as I love the current generation of 2007 Mustangs, there are a few glaring problems. Instead of listing my own pet peves, I’d prefer to see what our readers think. So this is an open thread where you can rant and rave about places where Ford cut corners on the the 2007 model.

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4 Responses

  1. Dee says:

    Yay!! Hmmm.. I’ll have to make my list and come back to rant.

  2. Ryan says:

    One thing they royally screwed up is the interior dashboard. Looks like classic economy car cheapness.

  3. Dee says:

    Yes, I agree with you Ryan…. they could have done better with the interior, although I am happy they changed it after keeping with the same design from 1994-2004.. 10 yrs of the same interior is far too much…

    Here’s some that I’ve comed up with thus far… bare with me.. I still gots lots more to post..

    *NO LOCKING FUEL DOOR AND INSIDE LEVER

    *THEY TOOK OUT THE TRUNK RELEASE IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT

    *THERE’S ALREADY A RECALL FOR FRONT SUSPENSION ISSUES ON THE 2007

    *LACKING OF AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES

    *THIS MUSTANG THAT HAS THE WORSE REAR VISIBILITY YET

    *NOTCHY SHIFTER

    *THE SHIFT KNOB FOR THE GT IS TOO SHORT AND HAS AN AREA (A WEE SPACE BETWEEN THE SHIFT KNOB AND KNOB TIP) WHERE IT PINCHES/SCRATCHES SHIFTING FINGERS

    *CHEAP INTERIOR:
    – THOUGH THE RETRO LOOK HAS CAUGHT THE EYES OF MANY AND LOOKS GOOD TO SOME, THERE ARE A FEW AREAS WHERE FORD NEEDS TO WORK ON
    – BETTER PLACE FOR CUPHOLDERS; FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO DO MANUAL, IT MAKES IT HARD TO SHIFT
    – TIGHT SEATING IN REAR SEATS; CAN BARELY FIT MY DAUGHTER’S BOOSTER SEAT IN THE BACK AND THAT’S FROM SIDE TO SIDE, NOT THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FRONT SEAT AND BACK
    – BULKY SUBWOOFERS ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOORS.. THOUGH THE STEREO SOUNDS GREAT, IT DOESN’T LOOK APPEALING AND YOU CAN FEEL THE VIBRATION/WARM AIR ON YOUR LEGS
    – NO PASSENGER ELECTRIC SEAT (PREMIUM PACKAGE FOR MOST GT’S HAVE THEM)
    – SOMETIMES THE SUN REFLECTS OFF THE CHROME ON THE FRONT CONSOLE INTO MY EYES; NOT PLEASING
    – FRONT SEATS ON GT; THE HEADREST IS BULKY AND ONLY ADJUSTS UP AND DOWN.. THEY SHOULD ADJUST FRONT TO BACK LIKE THE ’03-’04 MACH1 MODEL SEATS… HINT HINT :P
    – SEATS LOSE COMFORT ON LONG TRIPS
    – SEATBELTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ADJUST TO DIFFERENT HEIGHTS
    – THOUGH THE CAR HAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRUNK SPACE COMPARED TO MOST OF THE OTHER MUSTANG MODELS (EXCEPTION OF HATCHBACKS), IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S LESS SPACE INSIDE THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

    These are just the beginning of my rants.. I haven’t even gotten to the exterior or the inner workings of the engine.

  4. Dee says:

    I would most definitely change the interior of this car. I am not totally happy with the inside of my 2007 Mustang GT but it’s not the inside that attracted me to the car. It’s the outside appearance and the power that got me.. the little of the old and the little of the new combined to make this Pony stand out.

    For the people that want the ultimate Pony package, I would stick with the GT Premium or the GT-500. Yes, the V-6 does have better gas mileage, even in gas-eating performance runs.. running about 19mpg while the GT has avg of 14-16mpg and the GT-500 being not too far behind at 14mpg.

    The V-6 mustang.. I would never buy one again.. had a few, it’s not what you call a muscle car. Even had the 4-bangers.. didn’t have a choice those days, that’s what was given to me in my teens. If you want the looks of a sport car with little power and okay gas mileage, I guess this car’s for you.. but I think the V-6 is overly priced for it’s class. They have slower steering and they absorb bumps on the roads with little shock. There are others in it’s class such as Eclipse, Solstice, Tiburon, Miata, Colbalt, and the Pontiac G5 that costs less but then you’re actually losing 20-50+ HP. So all in all, the V-6 still is good in comparison. Think the only one close to it’s class is the Avenger that runs $1k more and has roughly 25 more hp.

    Enough about the V-6.. let’s get to the good stuff. Other than my interior problems with the GT.. I have very few to list. The 2007 Ford Mustang GT handles great and is smooth around corners. The GT feels weak under 3000 RPM but still meets my powerful needs. It absorbs small bumps but can transmit sharp pavement breaks and still pounds over some bumps. This is a norm for mustangs but Ford should’ve made some changes to better the quality by now. The exhaust.. to me, is not throaty enough.. now I just got rid of my 2003 Mustang Mach1 (don’t know what I was thinking..) but I find myself comparing the two. The GT to me is disturbingly quiet, but to people that haven’t had a history of being Pony owners, they may find it otherwise. I got to say that overall, I am happy with my new ride.

    If you want a great Pony, the best buys are the GT Models and the
    GT-500 ;)