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Old 09-08-2017, 12:38 PM   #1
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My apologies if this has been discussed before and if this is in the wrong forum, but I couldn't find an answer to my question. I just test drove a new 2017 GT yesterday and the salesman said that switching between normal mode and sport mode makes a difference in the ride of the car. The only thing I could tell was a difference in the RPMs of the motor. So my question is, what exactly does changing these modes do? I have looked here and in the owner's manual to no avail. Thanks in advance, Carrol
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In a 2017 GT sport mode only affects the engine mapping. With the magnetic shocks on the GT350 and new 2018 Mustangs, there will be a difference in the ride quality. Honestly, I barely tell the difference on my GT350 however.
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I'm not sure what you mean by engine mapping, proeagles, but you confirmed what I suspected. I think the salesman was trying desperately to sell me this car and would say anything to talk me into it. If it rode better, I would have bought it in a heartbeat. Thank you!
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If you mean suspension changes, then no, sport mode has no effect on a car without a magnetic system like the car you drove.
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Engine mapping is more throttle response. sometimes higher RPM, stuff like that. If you have dual mode exhaust like on the GT350, it makes the exhaust louder as well.
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Changed throttle sensitively, holds shifts longer, downshifts more to keep RPMs up, changes tractions and stability control.
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Mustangs have never really been about a smooth and comfy ride, because if they were, they wouldn't handle very good in corners and such...the OP probably wants more of a sedan experience?
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Mustangs have never really been about a smooth and comfy ride, because if they were, they wouldn't handle very good in corners and such...the OP probably wants more of a sedan experience?
The non-performance package suspension is soft and cushy and still handles well
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I think that is what she drove and found it too hard...
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This is the car that I was interested in:
http://www.nalleyford.com/new/Ford/2...4#photos-stock
I love the looks of this car, it's power with an 8 cylinder motor, and it's a convertible. But I also like a car that rides well. I realize this is a sports car. I've never owned a sports car before but I guess it is what it is. I may change my mind since it is my prerogative. lol
Thank you everyone for your opinions and help.
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