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    Thread: 2014 Mustang GT vs 2015 Mustang GT

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      11-08-2019 06:18 PM #1
      Which would you rather have and why? Assume comparable options. Factor in that you can probably save a few bucks on the 2014.

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    3. 11-08-2019 06:26 PM #2
      I prefer the styling of the 10-14. I haven't driven a 15+ to see if the IRS really makes a handling difference though.

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      11-08-2019 06:37 PM #3
      I owned a 2012 GT, and the build quality was crap and the solid rear axle would do sideways "step" when going over bumps at speed which is normal but I hated so I sold it. In 2016 I test drove the new body, and the interior is light years better, just as fast, and obviously the irs fixes the above issue. I'd have the new body without a doubt.

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      11-08-2019 06:56 PM #4
      I was in the same boat as you when I got my 15 gt. I loved the looks of the 14 but in my eyes the 15 looks/fit and finish is alot better and drove way better than the 14. And I was happy with the 14 driving habits because it was better than the stock foxbodys that Ive had zilions of.
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      Yeah still drove it home bout 60 miles. Didn't know it was a broken timming belt, drove fine just made a lil noise.

    6. 11-08-2019 06:56 PM #5
      The 15+ is an upgrade in every way imaginable..

      The interior is still crap, but it’s less crap.

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      11-08-2019 07:03 PM #6
      The interior and fit/finish didn't bother me on my 07 GT.

      I like the front end and simplicity of the 2014 but yeah probably would prefer just about everything else about the 2015.

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      11-08-2019 07:08 PM #7
      Unless it's an off roader, I'll take an irs anytime.

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      11-08-2019 08:04 PM #8
      This is a rare case where the choice is obvious. I can't think of anything the '14 does better.

      14 might only be superior for drag racing.

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      11-08-2019 08:15 PM #9
      I've driven both in one way or another....would absolutely take the '15 over the older model. It's a great car, will not kill you but is extremely fun to drive.
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      11-08-2019 09:19 PM #10
      Had an '11 GT new, but after driving the current generation, I'd choose it every time. 15 for me.
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      11-08-2019 11:12 PM #11
      I vastly prefer the exterior styling of the previous gen. Never drove a current gt, so I can't comment on the driving experience.

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      11-08-2019 11:16 PM #12
      Had a '13 Boss 302. Great car but I'd get the '15 over the '14 without hesitation.

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      11-09-2019 08:10 AM #13
      I currently own both generations and although my S550 is a GT350, I can say that overall the newer platform is a much better driving car, more composed and settled but the S197 generation is still a great car to drive and if setup right, does handle well. I have both and enjoy both thoroughly but if you’re only going to have one, go with the 15+.
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      11-09-2019 08:21 AM #14
      I'd be torn. While I have fairly extensive seat time behind both S550 GT and my previous S197 GT, I may be biased because I owned the S197 GT for a few years. I really do enjoy the way they drive. They are more "fun" to hoon. If you want to do silly stuff like donuts, throw it sideways, brakestands, burnouts or drag racing at all, I'd go with the S197 GT. That platform (and the live axle) will take any sort of abuse or tom foolery you throw at them.

      The S550 is a serious car - the amount of grip out of the box that these have is astounding. The biggest difference IMO is how they put power down. The S550 feels like the rear end is suction cupped to the earth, the S197 is easier to get loose (and control while loose IMO, mainly because the limits with the factory suspension setup are lower).

      Obviously you can make the S550 a serious drag car, and the S197 a SERIOUS track car, but if you plan to carve corners and hit up mountain roads, go S550. It's better suited to that out of the box.

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      11-09-2019 08:45 AM #15
      I’ve been daily driving a ‘19 GT, and I have driven several others from the previous generation.

      The answer to which Mustang is best is nearly always “next year’s.” The S550 platform is very refined and easy to live with. Buy the newest that you can afford, unless you are after one of the lower volume models. Boss 302, etc.

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      11-09-2019 10:00 AM #16
      I can’t comment on experience for the IRS, and I like the looks of either. The interior on the 15+ is much nicer though and I think I’d be happier in it over the long haul.

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      11-09-2019 11:35 AM #17
      I like the brawny and simpler look of the 14, but 15s bring huge upgrades in interior, ride, handling, tech, etc. I'd favor the upgraded platform of the 15.

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      11-11-2019 12:46 PM #18
      If it is a dedicated drag car (or that's all you care about and want to build serious straight-line power), then the 14's live axle will handle drag abuse much better than the IRS's. Coupled with the lower cost, that would at this moment be the drag enthusiast choice - but it's a substantially worse road car in every measure from interior to handling to ergonomics. I got some seat time in a 14 and it was awful on broken pavement compared to my (then) GTI. In comparison the new S550 is heavy but modern and pleasant.

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      11-11-2019 01:39 PM #19
      Haven't owned either but have had both generations in GT trim multiple times from the rental counter.

      I voted for the '10-'14. I prefer the exterior aesthetics of the previous generation. The interior is meh on both albeit less meh on the newer ones. There's something more brawny feeling in the previous gen though. Personally, I'd save a few bucks and put it towards interesting modifications on the older one vs the newer one. If you can, find one in a GT/CS package for some extra uniqueness.

      2011-2014 Mustang GT/CS
      The Ford Mustang GT California Special returned for a 4-year run and was offered as a package on the 2011 through 2014 Mustang GT. Power for this version came from a 5.0-liter V8 producing 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Models from 2011 were distinguished by a unique chrome billet-style grille; all other years reverted back to a black plastic grille. As with the previous GT/CS cars, this generation retained its side scoops, faux rear gas cap, fog lights and side stripes. New features included a raised rear spoiler, 19-in wheels and carbon fiber interior trim. Color choices became more vivid, with names like Grabber Blue and Yellow Blaze. Then, 2013 saw the Mustang receive an exterior makeover and a power bump to 420 hp. Mimicking the GT500 that year, the GT/CS' wide side stripe was moved to the lower body and additional stripes were added to the hood. Interior upgrades included suede-like seat inserts, while black accents were added to the wheels and hood vents.


      However, you can't go wrong with either. Find the cleanest, unmolested one you can and you'll be a happy camper

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      11-11-2019 03:29 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      Had a '13 Boss 302. Great car but I'd get the '15 over the '14 without hesitation.
      Quote Originally Posted by 3WheelGTi View Post
      The answer to which Mustang is best is nearly always “next year’s.” The S550 platform is very refined and easy to live with. Buy the newest that you can afford, unless you are after one of the lower volume models. Boss 302, etc.
      While the OP's poll is pretty lopsided, (I doubt to anyone's surprise) I've wondered about the old vs. new when I see a used Boss 302 pop up somewhere. Sure they were cool when they came out, but now used low mileage garage queens are going for the same price as a brand new GT (from my very limited research). Personally, for the money I'd get a new PP1 GT over a Boss 302.

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      11-11-2019 04:15 PM #21
      The 15 for sure. It is such a fantastic looking car.

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      11-11-2019 05:09 PM #22
      I have owned both.

      The 2015+ is a better car.
      The 2014 is a better Mustang.

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      11-11-2019 05:33 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by jackr View Post
      I have owned both.

      The 2015+ is a better car.
      The 2014 is a better Mustang.
      Oooooooohh, yeah. That's poetic.. and right.

    25. 11-11-2019 05:49 PM #24
      Driven both gens extensively. S550 w/out a doubt. Exception for me would be maybe if it were a Boss 302 in question.

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      11-11-2019 06:22 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by jackr View Post
      I have owned both.

      The 2015+ is a better car.
      The 2014 is a better Mustang.
      Food for thought

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