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Old 10-13-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Looking at a 2014 gt

Hey everybody went to look at a new gt last night in an automatic. Been out of the mustang world for a year or so. Wanted to see if anyone could give me advice and opinions. Read some things say that the new auto has issues??

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why not get a stick shift ?
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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Hey everybody went to look at a new gt last night in an automatic. Been out of the mustang world for a year or so. Wanted to see if anyone could give me advice and opinions. Read some things say that the new auto has issues??

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I've seen one thread in 2yrs, it's a really good trans if auto is what your looking for.
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Honestly not the greatest at them and most likely this would be my daily driver in the summer.
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Hey, 420 horses!!! Loads of fun either way. Get what you feel most comfortable with. The base comes with lots of goodies. Get what you can live with money wise. The aren't any options that I'd say no to at the right price!!
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Has anyone else ha issues it a lot of money to pay for something that might have issues.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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Its not difficult just need to learn ive always dd'd manuals. With a short throw theyre fun and easy. The auto's I believe have a good tranny the manual mt82 has a good or bad tranny meaning it's inconsistent with both because its not made from the US. But there are upgrades to fix it. Id just search around for issues with the autos if any. Good luck.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
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Hey everybody went to look at a new gt last night in an automatic. Been out of the mustang world for a year or so. Wanted to see if anyone could give me advice and opinions. Read some things say that the new auto has issues?? Thanks
I've been out of a Mustang since 04. I went out and test drove a track pack car and a couple auto cars, one was a vert. The track pack car was a real beast, but the wife can't drive a stick so I ended up ordering a DIB auto with the Brembo, navi, and Recaros. It will be at the dealer on 11-5. I think I will be happy with the auto and if you have any kind of heavy traffic on your commute, so will you. I will say that there are a few 13's in my area and with a 4k rebate, you can get a really awesome deal if you find one you like. Good luck!
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Read some things say that the new auto has issues??
I think you have it backwards. There are many having issues with the manuals where as the autos are damn near bullet proof.
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I learned how to drive stick on my 2014 picked it up 2 months ago and love it!
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I learned how to drive stick on my 2014 picked it up 2 months ago and love it!
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Haha it's an easy car to learn on
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Haha it's an easy car to learn on
Speak for yourself I learned to drive stick in my 2013 GT this last April, and people are still making fun of me It took about 1 month to get comfortable driving around. But the 1st week I just wanted to take it back Now I'm at 5k miles and everything still good except for a bad tire sensor.
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I wanted a stick shift as my GT, but since I haven't learned to drive stick yet, I had to get an auto, which I am fine with, actually, I'm kinda glad I didn't get a stick shift, too much traffic in some of the areas I go.

To me, if you are going to be in a lot of areas with traffic, go auto. If you drive mainly highway,or rural areas, get a manual, but with these, save up for a replacement, or even better, buy an aftermarket, with a short throw shifter.
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Speak for yourself I learned to drive stick in my 2013 GT this last April, and people are still making fun of me It took about 1 month to get comfortable driving around. But the 1st week I just wanted to take it back Now I'm at 5k miles and everything still good except for a bad tire sensor.
Damn really? I was driving my 01 around town no problem at the end of the day when I got it. After a week I forgot how to drive an auto lol.

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I wanted a stick shift as my GT, but since I haven't learned to drive stick yet, I had to get an auto, which I am fine with, actually, I'm kinda glad I didn't get a stick shift, to much traffic in some of the areas I go. To me, if you are going to be in a lot of areas with traffic, go auto. If you drive mainly highway,or rural areas, get a manual, but with these, save up for a replacement, or even better, buy an aftermarket, with a short throw shifter.
I live in a city back home, and around my college it's lots of hills. I still prefer a manual.
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Some people will prefer a manual, and I understand that. But if traffic is heavy often, or stop and go, it seems like having a manual would get a little irritating. That's where the automatic shines.

When I get another mustang, it will be a manual though. If I buy a used one.
If I trade in my current one for the 2015, it's probably going to be an auto. But I don't think I'm going to be able to trade in my current mustang anytime soon.
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Damn really? I was driving my 01 around town no problem at the end of the day when I got it. After a week I forgot how to drive an auto lol.

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At the end of the day I was pushing my Mustang into my garage because I got frustrated from stalling 3 times in a row trying to get it from the driveway into my garage "I was like OMG I suck at this!"..my Mustang intimidated me at first.. I felt like I was in waaay over my head..but now I'm alright
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At the end of the day I was pushing my Mustang into my garage because I got frustrated from stalling 3 times in a row trying to get it from the driveway into my garage "I was like OMG I suck at this!"..my Mustang intimidated me at first.. I felt like I was in waaay over my head..but now I'm alright
Lol. I'm ready to buy mine and will learn stick on my mustang, hopefully I'll learn fast. Lots of people have told me it's easier to learn on the 5.0.
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So I have to admit I had a auto Stang and got sick of all the mocking lol I understand why people prefer stick in a car like this. The power cab rely be felt in a stick. Thing is manual gives you much more control of your car and gives you the option to drive how you feel. In a bad *** mood, shift at 6k and hear you engine roar. Got kids in the car shift at 2k and have it be smooth and relaxed.

I will also say I basically learned on my mustang and mustangs are some of the hardest cars to learn on. I've driven a challenger and few other cars, easy as pie. If you can drive a new Stang in stick then your a true driver.

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+1 for sticks!! The first car I ever drove/learned driving on was my dad's old school mini car from early 90s', and then a tractor at our farm house lol it really helped since I wasn't afraid to run someone over in open countryside. But anyways, my first ride when I got into school- ford truck with stick, and then a manual 07 civic. Now a 2014 mustang..love every bit of power it has got!

Not to sound like a jerk and insult those who have an auto, the driveability just doesn't feel like that of a muscle car in my opinion. Gotta be able to hear the deep rumble, and grunt at 5000+ rpms
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I bought a 2014 gt manual in september, its been 2005 since i had a stick but if i was going to buy a mustang is damn sure wasn't gonna be a automatic. The salesman had to pull it out from the grass where it was sitting for show and he killed it 3 times lol,said he dont drive sticks much. Shoot i got in and took off and didn't kill it once till day 5 just didn't rev it up enough to take off lol
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The sticks were the ones having the problems. Well, some did and I don't think there was ever a reason given as to why. Ford either replaced the transmission or bought it back as a lemon and gave the customer a new one. They have been totally fixed since though

And the new 6 spd autos are just amazing. Also the autos are fast and consistent at the track especially with a tune to firm up the shift points. Some old guy around here had a brand new automatic at the track running 12.4s bone *** stock pretty much every run.

I'm actually converting my 98 TO automatic most likely this spring. They're better if you want to go fast in a straight line, if you are in traffic alot or you are making enough power where the clutch is becoming a liability and you are breaking driveline parts alot.
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My GT is the first manual I've owned, I've driven them several times, but never owned one. First thing I had to do was jump on I-4 and I-95 and drive it 2 hours home. No problems. I've stalled it a couple times getting it into my third car garage - its steep and a turn with the big hood its a challenge.
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The sticks were the ones having the problems. Well, some did and I don't think there was ever a reason given as to why. Ford either replaced the transmission or bought it back as a lemon and gave the customer a new one. They have been totally fixed since though

And the new 6 spd autos are just amazing. Also the autos are fast and consistent at the track especially with a tune to firm up the shift points. Some old guy around here had a brand new automatic at the track running 12.4s bone *** stock pretty much every run.

I'm actually converting my 98 TO automatic most likely this spring. They're better if you want to go fast in a straight line, if you are in traffic alot or you are making enough power where the clutch is becoming a liability and you are breaking driveline parts alot.
I've thought about putting an auto in the boss
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