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Old 14th November 2016, 16:46   #76
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went to check Black Endeavour and saw this in Yard
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went to check Black Endeavour and saw this in Yard
Sorry. Unable to make out. Is this the box in which Mustang is packed? Or is this the label on the box?
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No, it's the window sticker. Very common in the west, it carries complete information including MSRP. Ford is importing another large lot this month for deliveries in December.
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Disclaimer - I have not clicked it, received it from a whatzaap group.
Cauvery Ford Bangalore
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This was for a delivery. Check out the Cauvery Ford FB page. One of the photos from the FB page, there are no details on the owner though.
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Last week I added the GT to round off my Mustang driving experiences. Previous details in below post:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3745387 (Ford Mustang coming to India. EDIT: Launched at 65 lakhs)

I was driving by the car rental lots near where I live when I saw a yellow Mustang convertible in the Enterprise lot. No big deal - until I saw 5.0 in chrome lettering by its side. That caused a flutter. I promptly called Enterprise and asked if its available for rent and they said yes. I was into the first day of a 3 day rental of a Santa Fe from Avis and was headed to Washington DC for the day - a 300 mile round trip. The weather was perfect that day and I reckoned a Mustang GT convertible would surely be a better companion! I went in, returned the Santa Fe and picked up the Mustang GT.

Here is exactly what I drove - A 2017 Mustang GT Premium convertible with black accents package (mustang logo at front, GT lettering at back and rear spoiler blacked out, 19 inch black wheels). Please pardon the side of the road pics!

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Had a lot of fun in the car and ended up driving it over 500 miles in all sorts of modes the car offers (normal, sports, sports+ and track). It was bright and sunny on my onward journey and rainy and windy on my way back so I did drive it in different conditions.

I am not a very technical person so my brief observations would be more from a drive-ability perspective. As expected the acceleration was awesome and no matter from what speed range you stepped on the gas pedal, the response was always quick. For a good period of time I drove it in Sports mode with paddle shifters - mostly in 4th and 5th gear (the car had an auto tranny). However I dropped down to third gear whenever I went below 40mph and accelerating out from 40 to 70 in third gear provided a good kick every time. Blame the strict speed limits in US for me not getting a chance to really let the car rip but my overall drive was quite engaging. The ever present rumble below the hood doesn't let you forget what you are driving.

Despite not having driven anything above 3 liters, I was able to keep the car well under control and lost the rear only once. That too when I was driving in track mode (which disables traction control) and it was raining heavily. I accelerated a bit too hard coming out of a toll plaza and - in my defense - there was standing water on the road.

Given the low profile tires and the relatively performance oriented nature of the car I was surprised by its comfortable ride quality. But then the V6 I last drove also had a pretty comfortable ride so it looks like that area is well sorted by Ford.

What appealed to me most in this car is that it has a character and a soul unlike any other car I have driven. Not that I have driven lots of performance/luxury cars but in the past 2 months alone I have driven a Mercedes CLA 250 AWD, a Volvo XC60 T5 AWD, a Dodge Charger, a Lincoln MKZ and a Chrysler 300C so I have been in my fair share of cars. If you read my previous experiences driving a Mustang in the link in the initial part of this post then you can see how they have been a bit underwhelming. Only fair that I gave Ford another chance to rectify those experiences with the best they can offer. That they did - convincingly enough for me.

Glad Ford brought the GT to India and not the V6s. I felt a world of difference between those 2 packages. For me the V6 never made me feel I was driving something special. IMO the V6 Mustang doesnt quite have that character and soul I talked about earlier. The V6 is a lot of show with limited go. This is all show - and all go as well. I wouldnt buy the V6 for 30k coz its just another car. I would have no hesitation putting down the 45k that the GT comes for because this ISN'T just another car. If you want a Mustang - you better buy the GT. With all due respect to V6 and ecoboost Mustang owners - I see no point otherwise.

Looks sweet in yellow.

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Mustang logo beamed on the road by the side mirror in the car.

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A sweet parking spot I found between two other Mustang convertibles

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Apparently ford has started India wide sales of the Mustang. Can anybody confirm?
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I wouldnt buy the V6 for 30k coz its just another car. I would have no hesitation putting down the 45k that the GT comes for because this ISN'T just another car. If you want a Mustang - you better buy the GT. With all due respect to V6 and ecoboost Mustang owners - I see no point otherwise.
You could get a GT for 30k
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You could get a GT for 30k
Absolutely - and a V6 for 24-25k. I was just quoting the MSRPs for those two cars I am kinda sure that I wont get the exact same model I drove for anything under 34-35k though.
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