Thanks for the video! Not sure I agree with everything in it, but it's a welcome counterpoint to a certain born-again Mustang boy
's swan song, AKA his raised-middle-finger-mega-thread, to the Challenger world. I just hope he gets the EcoBoost because it will handle better than a GT, what with its weight distribution and all.
And don't we all feel used for having helped bloat his thread that he'll sure put to good use as a bona fide Mustang boy
cred soon? :bang:
Now the video exemplifies two glaring examples of the neomania that's endemic in car reviews: the Mustang's styling gets a nod because it's not based on a previous generation (therefore it's "original"), while its interior gets one for not using "parts bin" components.
Meanwhile, I and many others prefer the Challenger precisely
because it is so faithful to the classic model. And I couldn't care less where Dodge got the parts. Easy to see why people with my criteria dismiss the media so much. According to them, if it looks new or different it must be better.
Thank God for the host: snotty as they may be, when the Euros get American cars, they really get them (I would know). I just read a comment from another Brit on YouTube to the effect of, "Great. We always loved the Mustang over here, and now that we can have it they made it look like just any other car."
In another review some guy noted that the GT's torque really came in at 5,500-6,000 RPM. I say, nothing wrong with that... unless your car is not a track toy.
I'll still admit that I like the GT's interior, for its quality and period look anyway. Now if only Ford made a grown-up version...