June 26, 2013

2014 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Premium

I'm in the Eastern Time Zone right now...  I rarely get out of the Central Time Zone and if I do I'm usually headed West.  Ford asked if I wanted to come drive some cars.  I rarely answer that question with a "no."  I always want to drive.  Anything.  I'm not picky.

I'm up here in Dearborn to drive Fiestas, Fusion Energi's, Escape/Explorer Autocross, and an F-150 Hill Route.  I'm hoping the Fiesta is the 1.0L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine or at least the ST.  We'll find out tomorrow, but for now here's some 2014 Mustang to hold you over.

2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium
Base Price: $34,750
As Driven: $45,650
Engine: 5.0L V8, 420 horsepower
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Wheelbase: 107.1 inches
Curb Weight: 3,618 lbs.
MPG Rating: 15 city/ 26 hwy

I was able to borrow a 2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium for a couple of days.  I almost fell in love with this car.  There was only one downside to this car.  My back.  After a couple of longish drives in the Mustang, my lower back was not happy.  It isn't the car's fault because my back is weird.  My daily '03 Yukon XL Denali, which my father still maintains has the most comfortable seats he's ever sat in, bugs my back on long drives.  That's why I don't blame the Mustang.  Everything bugs my back if I drive it long enough.

The rest of the Mustang is wonderful.  The 5.0L V8 makes 420 horsepower and it is a such a great car to blast around town.  420 horsepower isn't a lot of horsepower on the Internet, but when you're actually in the car, it's a lot.  Not too much, but a lot.  I'm a big fan of this powertrain.

I've talked too long.  Enjoy the video.  I love the exhaust noise, the burnouts, the rubber screaming, and just about everything about this car.  Enjoy.

Update: For some strange reason the hotel internet won't let me embed the video... I included the link, which works.  I tested it twice.  If it doesn't, I'll get it fixed tomorrow night, when I get back to my regular Internet...

Updated Update: FIXED!


Thank you again to Bob Sight Ford for allowing me to break-in their car.  It is such a good car.  I wish that I actually made more money after driving it...

P.S. If you couldn't tell from the video who loaned me the car, please stop watching my stuff.  :) Cheers.

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