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2015 Ford Mustang: Better Than a Scion FR-S?

September 19th, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang

I think it’s safe to say that Top Gear is a respected and trusted source of automotive news and opinion. When the television hosts or blog writers give an opinion, the world tends to listen.

When I saw the headline that the British blokes had driven the upcoming 2015 Mustang, I prepared myself to read about Ford’s still-inferior performance, interior, steering, yada, yada, yada.

Instead what I read was an absolutely glowing take on the pony car that has taken 50 years to finally arrive on UK shores. That’s great for them, but what will it mean to Mustang purists here in the United States?

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Anyone Else Sick of Muscle Cars?

April 23rd, 2014
Who does this impress?

Who does this impress?

I’m going out on a limb here and risking the complete revocation of my man card. I’m also risking the wrath of millions of Mustang and Camaro fanatics everywhere.

I’m sick of muscle cars.

The Mustang came out 50 years ago and captured the hearts of Americans. As a teenager in the 1990s, a ’65 Mustang was my dream car. I wanted a red convertible with the 289-cubic-inch V8 engine so badly that I worked two part-time jobs to save for one. I had dreams about that car and would have done anything to get one. Instead I met a girl and spent all the saved money on her, then settled for a black 1994 V6 Mustang.

Not the same, I know.

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2015 Mustang Renders Others Obsolete

December 6th, 2013

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Wow. Where to start on the new 2015 Mustang?

Today has provided an all-out cacophony of news as the worst-kept secret in Mustang history was officially unveiled, along with pictures, videos and almost all the information we could ever want on the newest pony in Ford’s stable.

Oddly enough, some of the only information missing from today’s reveal are the minor details of horsepower, fuel economy and price.

That aside, though, it looks like Ford has hit this one out of the park.

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The 2015 Mustang Could Have Looked Like This

October 30th, 2013

Ford Evos concept

Instead of the sleek and sporty look of the Evos concept, seen above, the 2015 Mustang will probably look, well, like a Mustang.

That makes me sad.

With new architecture and the promise of a new era spanning continents, I had hoped the Mustang would ditch all things retro and forge new paths while going on sale in places like Germany. Instead it appears the mostly new car will be an evolution of the pony car instead of the revolution I had wanted.

Small steps forward are good, but the new car doesn’t seem like it’ll be enough to render the 2013 and 2014 used models obsolete.

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Are You Excited for the 2015 Mustang?

August 21st, 2013
Ford Evos Concept: Previewing the next Mustang?

Ford Evos Concept: Previewing the next Mustang?

Shopping for used muscle cars is fun.

What could be better than prowling through the used listings looking for giant V8 engines, high horsepower ratings and low prices?

The last decade or so has been super good for fans of muscle cars as the Big 3 have churned out a nearly endless supply of retro-styled cars meant to satisfy the primal urges of middle-aged men wanting to relive their youth.

The era of retro may be about to come to an end, as the next Mustang will ditch its familiar looks and morph into a svelte and modern sports car.

Will that force some people to only consider older Mustangs when looking for used muscle?

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Blasphemy or Brilliant? Four-Cylinder Mustang Will Be Produced

March 11th, 2013
Ford Evos

Ford Evos concept could preview the 2015 Mustang

Ford is creating all kinds of controversy regarding the next Mustang. First of all, the design will abandon its retro looks and evolve into a sleeker sports car worthy of worldwide distribution. The car’s infamous rear suspension will finally be modernized, and to top it all off, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will be on the options list for the first time since the mid-1980s.

That’s a lot for Mustang fans to digest all at once.

Even more controversial than the existence of the four-banger is the determination of who will get access to it.

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Cars Coming Soon: Ford’s Vehicular Masterpiece

September 1st, 2011

Ford Evos concept, front quarter

It had me with the headlights.

Two weeks ago Ford released a teaser image of its new concept car, set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. I was hooked, and all I could see were the slit-like headlights.

Now Ford has released the full gauntlet of images of its latest concept, the Ford Evos. From a design perspective, I think this car is dang-near perfect. I actually did a double-take the first time I saw it and briefly thought there must have been some kind of mix-up where someone posted pictures of a high-performance Infiniti, extreme Toyota or even a Jaguar concept instead of the Ford.

Not only is the concept you see above pure Ford, it’s a look into the company’s design for the next five years or so. Complaints? Not from me! Keep reading for more info and pictures.

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