Fanboy fantasy? Oh lordy lord a manual transmission whatever shall I do???!!!! Well this review is pretty pointless. How do people in every other country survive having a manual in their daily driver?But that wonderfully balanced Hyundai? Those manual transmissions? Fanboy fantasy. When it comes to the real world, people buy high-content, automatic/V-6 pairings.
It was also the most expensive.Did I read this wrong? The GC was faster 0-60, faster in the quarter, stopped faster, got better gas mileage, has better lateral G's, did the figure 8 the fastest, but is the second place car, and has the best warranty? HUH?
+1...Fanboy fantasy? Oh lordy lord a manual transmission whatever shall I do???!!!! Well this review is pretty pointless. How do people in every other country survive having a manual in their daily driver?
Even if this comparison was with a manual transmission, I'd still agree with the results. Honestly the Mustang has a better price to performance ratio. So I was pretty surprised the GenCoupe won in their last comparison. I'd still buy a GenCoupe over a Mustang, but it's purely for subjective reasons and nothing numbers based.
+1....It was also the most expensive.
Did you read the article and see that the Genesis was better in all of the performance tests? Acceleration, braking, handling, fun to drive.. Honestly the Mustang has a better price to performance ratio. So I was pretty surprised the GenCoupe won in their last comparison. I'd still buy a GenCoupe over a Mustang, but it's purely for subjective reasons and nothing numbers based.
The way these cars are packaged hurts sales. People buying sports/performance based cars are more discerning on what they want and require options to build the car the way they want. The average buyer walks in and buys on budget and color. "Oh that blue one is cute, I like the lights" or whatever.What holds it back in real world sales is the price of a loaded V6 is too high compared to the competition.
I totally agree. I was interested in the 2.0T Premium 6MT, but now you can only get the Premium with the 5AT (the Premium has the sunroof, something you can't get on a Mustang). I also like the Mustang V6 Premium, but now you have to get leather seats with that model (it used to be an option). What do I choose now???The way these cars are packaged hurts sales.
No, it's not the quickest, most fun, or loaded with the most character. But the Mustang happily marries each of these attributes into a liveable, realistic daily driver with little compromise. By a thin margin, we elect the Mustang the people's best ponycar representative
It doesn't look better, drive better, accelerate better, brake better or get better fuel mileage & it's more dificult to navigate...yet still won. I guess it really rides that much better...j/k...I understand why they chose it but I keep hearing how great it is but according to this article it's not really any better than the Coupe. For $3000 (price as tested) difference I would still choose the Genesis. Considering I paid $29K (no nav) I would definately still go for the Coupe.The Mustang is not the fastest car here. Nor is it the most eye-catching. Or the best handler. These traits we've already bestowed upon the preceding cars -- as well as their inherent downsides. The Mustang instead takes these qualities, lessens their ill effects just so, and blends them into an ideal mix.
Gotta disagree with this, tired of how it looks already and don't even own one.And while its character isn't as immediately gratifying as the Challenger's blast of Toxic Orange, the Mustang won't grow tiresome day in and day out.
Actually the Genesis coupe is the most like the original Pony cars of all the test cars in this comparison. Lightweight, great handling, RWD with good power. The Mustang is the only other Pony car in the bunch. The Camaro and Challenger are Muscle cars through and through.On a side note: I hate that the Coupe has been saddled as a "pony car". To me it's just not one. I know the price puts it there but other than the RWD 2+2 platform it has nothing in common with these cars. It doesn't look or feel like any of these things.