What Do the Germans Think of the Mustang GT?

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What Is the German Take on Shock and Awe?

When Ford said they were going to remake the Mustang for 2015, one of the things they mentioned early on was that it was going to be a global car. They held simultaneous reveal events all around the world, and promised to bring American Shock and Awe everywhere it went.

Now the car is truly global. Europeans have an option to buy a V8-powered sports coupe for less than what the competition offers. But what do they think about the car?

The EverydayDriver YouTube channel recently added a German to their cast of reviewers, and that German just spent some time in the V8 Mustang GT with the 6-speed manual transmission.

Mustang GT

What’d he think of it?

If you can’t tell by his grin in the video above, he really likes the car.

Seriously, though, what’s not to like? An affordable V8-powered coupe that looks this good should put a smile on your face. It’s hardly a perfect car — and he goes into some European-specific faults — but the proof is in the proverbial pudding.

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The 2.3-liter EcoBoost was designed to be the global engine of choice for Mustang buyers. That was Ford’s whole plan when they developed the car. Yet, an incredible amount of German buyers are opting for the V8.

Why? Because it’s badass.

So what doesn’t work about the Mustang in Europe? The biggest complaint seems to be the size of the car. While it’s surely small by American muscle-car standards, it’s still a large car for small European roads and small city centers.

However, larger cars aren’t just an American phenomenon. In order to comply with stricter crash standards worldwide, cars are growing in size. So it’s not just large American rides that are having difficulty with the tiny European streets.

In the post-review interview, our host mentions that it’s possible to get the Camaro in Germany, but nobody does. It seems like the Germans have a love affair specifically with the Mustang.

Can you blame them?

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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