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what is the difference between 2016,17 and 18 GT's

Old 02-12-2019, 12:40 PM
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I am looking at buying 1 of these 3 models and wondering what the differences are between all of them? Body? options? packages? I would like to have a premium 6 speed.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:32 PM
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You basically said it, there is no difference design wise, options and packages.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:33 AM
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the 18 has the Gen 3 Coyote, so it's more powerful
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The '18 has the LCI update to the front end with the more "hooded" headlights, redesigned nose, and relocated fog lights. The '18 also has the upgraded engine with 460 HP / 420 lb*ft torque, as compared to the 435 Hp / 400 lb*ft of the '16 and '17 models. Some improvements were also made to the manual transmission to address some of the problems seen with the earlier implementation of the MT-82 as well as a revision of gearing resulting in 5th and 6th being essentially highway overdrive gears, lowering RPM at cruise (but not having any effect on MPG, IIRC).
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Thanks for the input. I have narrowed my search to a used 2018 premium model. Has there been any announcement of a radical body and option change in the coming years?

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Originally Posted by BlackRat View Post
Thanks for the input. I have narrowed my search to a used 2018 premium model. Has there been any announcement of a radical body and option change in the coming years?
The next generation Mustang is supposedly going to be released for the 2022 model and they just did the update in 2018, so I can't see them making any major changes to the current generation. The big thing in the pipeline at the moment is the GT500, so I think they would avoid anything that would overshadow its introduction. I'm sure there will be some changes year-to-year, perhaps in engine output and the like. If they ever resolve the tick / slap issue with some of the Coyote engines, I can see that being a rolling upgrade to the line. Then again, I'm just some random guy on the internet. What the hell do I know? My advice, therefore, is worth exactly what you've paid for it.

If you're buying an '18 GT (as opposed to an EcoBoost), read up on the "barbeque / typewriter tick" and piston slap noise issues so that you know what to listen for as you evaluate cars. The good thing about going with a used one with 5k or more miles is that if the particular engine is going to develop it, it will probably have by then as opposed to developing it after you buy.

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Old 02-28-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
The next generation Mustang is supposedly going to be released for the 2022 model and they just did the update in 2018, so I can't see them making any major changes to the current generation. The big thing in the pipeline at the moment is the GT500, so I think they would avoid anything that would overshadow its introduction. I'm sure there will be some changes year-to-year, perhaps in engine output and the like. If they ever resolve the tick / slap issue with some of the Coyote engines, I can see that being a rolling upgrade to the line. Then again, I'm just some random guy on the internet. What the hell do I know? My advise, therefore, is worth exactly what you've paid for it.

If you're buying an '18 GT (as opposed to an EcoBoost), read up on the "barbeque / typewriter tick" and piston slap noise issues so that you know what to listen for as you evaluate cars. The good thing about going with a used one with 5k or more miles is that if the particular engine is going to develop it, it will probably have by then as opposed to developing it after you buy.
Thanks!!! I'm going with the GT so I will research the issue and know what I am listening for.
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