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Car Review

Ford Mustang review

£38,060 - £46,855
Published: 23 Mar 2018


What is it like on the inside?

The Mustang gets a new digital instrument pack for 2018, which you can colour co-ordinate with your shoes if you fancy (there are literally hundreds of different combinations from which to choose) and which flicks from twin round dials to a strip-style rev counter depending on whether you’re in Normal or Sport modes.

There’s another new mode called Drag Strip, which combines launch control with a softening of the rear Magneride dampers to allow the car to squat and grip more for massive acceleration. Not fun and we didn’t try it. Lots.

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You can choose from standard (big, wide, squishy, comfy) seats or optional high-backed racing buckets (which are a bit narrow if you’re of generous proportions). Comfort and space in the front are fine. The rear is cramped, but OK by 2+2 coupe standards.

What’s not OK is the level of fit and finish. There’s still too much cheap plastic on show and nasty chrome-effect buttons at the base of the dash. Even with a starting price around £35,995 the cabin’s a bit of a shocker, especially if you’re trading from an Audi or BMW. Character and heritage can only count for so much.

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