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Old 06-09-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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What to get, 2014 GT or 2015 GT

Hello all, I am buying a 5.0 this month but I cant decide which to get, either the 2014 GT or 2015 GT. I found a very low mileage 2014 and I think they look better than the 2015, but I guess my question is which one are people having less trouble with? My back ground is mainly with 4cyl turbo car and my last car was a bust and I had issues with it as soon as I started adding aftermarket parts. Thanks for the advice
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What to get, 2014 GT or 2015 GT

14gt if you want a "true American muscle" looking car. The more I see the 15 the more I start liking them, but not enough to trade my 14. It really depends what your looking at. The 15s have an amazing interior and ppl have said they handle way better than the 14s, because of the independent rear suspension. I think the 14s are the best looking mustangs, but that's just my opinion.


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If you get the 14 GT you will start growing more hair on your chest and your balls get bigger and start becoming more and more indestructible like it was made of adamantium.

If you get the 15 GT you might stay the way you are... or your breasts might start hurting a bit.


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To answer your question, the '14 was the last year of that model, so they should have worked all the bugs out. The '15 is the first year of that model, so the chances are greater that you'll have some problems. That being said, both are very reliable and it comes down to personal choice. I do agree that '14 looks better.
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I got the 14 because I didn't like the look of the15 as well.

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Same here. The 15 has some initial wow factor because it looks totally different than previous generations, However....it does look too similar to all other Ford models in the front end. IT SHOULDNT.
The Mustang shouldn't look like or have similarities to any other Ford model period.
I'm waiting for Ford to give Mustang back its own style. They hit a home run on rear end styling but the car needs a complete front half redesign if it looks too much like a Fusion, Focus, Taurus.
*No matter what you decide, if you can and do get a 5.0, you won't be disappointed though. I also came from previous turbo cars, mainly European brands. Drove a manual 5.0 and nearly shat me pants
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The 15's are starting to grow on me and I'm considering selling my 2011 for one.
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Hello all, I am buying a 5.0 this month but I cant decide which to get, either the 2014 GT or 2015 GT. I found a very low mileage 2014 and I think they look better than the 2015, but I guess my question is which one are people having less trouble with? My back ground is mainly with 4cyl turbo car and my last car was a bust and I had issues with it as soon as I started adding aftermarket parts. Thanks for the advice
OP, since the engine and transmissions are the same I would suspect the reliability factory is the same. Depending on which model YOU like better, thats the car you should buy. Its an individual opinion that only you can answer. Typically , here is a guidline and rule of thumb when deciding between the 2 model years.

If you want a bad a$$, american muscle looking , iconic mustang looking car, buy the 2014 model.

If you want a soft looking, euro looking sports car, with a hideous looking a$$ end and not one ounze of muscle, buy the 2015 model.

This is basically gospel and case closed.

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Looking at this strictly objectively:

The '15 has:
-Better cams than the previous 11-14
-Better Cylinder heads than the previous 11-14
-A better interior than the previous 11-14
-A more comfortable, and far superior suspension to the 11-14 (an argument could be made the 11-14 drag race better, but there are no shortage of fast S550s)
-Better factory brakes than the previous 11-14 (base cars now have a package similar to outgoing Brembos)
-A "revised transmission / shifter" that is "superior" to the previous 11-14 - take that for what its worth
I'm sure there are some things i am missing, but that's quite the list already

11-14:
live axle for drag racing?

Objectively, that is the only perceivable advantage the 11-14 offers over the 15+. Now, most of us dont buy cars purely objectively, but there a lot of factors in there i believe should be considered. At the end of the day though its your money, only you can decide how far its actually going.
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I with most, I think the 14 is the better looking car. I went through the same thing a few months ago, ended up going with the 14. Do I regret it? Not really, but I kind of wish I had at least test drove one before deciding to go with looks. I say drive em both. The diciding factor for me was price and that I really don't like the rear of the 15s

I also slightly regret not driving a couple vettes as well, but all in all I love my 14.
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Looking at this strictly objectively:

The '15 has:
-Better cams than the previous 11-14
-Better Cylinder heads than the previous 11-14
-A better interior than the previous 11-14
-A more comfortable, and far superior suspension to the 11-14 (an argument could be made the 11-14 drag race better, but there are no shortage of fast S550s)
-Better factory brakes than the previous 11-14 (base cars now have a package similar to outgoing Brembos)
-A "revised transmission / shifter" that is "superior" to the previous 11-14 - take that for what its worth
I'm sure there are some things i am missing, but that's quite the list already

11-14:
live axle for drag racing?

Objectively, that is the only perceivable advantage the 11-14 offers over the 15+. Now, most of us dont buy cars purely objectively, but there a lot of factors in there i believe should be considered. At the end of the day though its your money, only you can decide how far its actually going.
I had no idea the heads and cams were different. I know there's not much of a difference in max hp, are there any dyno graphs comparing the two different powerbands?
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The heads are basically boss heads and the cams are comparable to the cobrajet, the new car has far greater power potential than the previous motor. There's Dynos of full bolt on cars on stock intake manifold making numbers that rival Boss manifold S197 5.0s.
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Strictly talking about reliability, I bought my 14 TrakPak with 2700 miles last year and got it for a great price and other than a can'd tune and CAI it was stock. I've put on some aftermarket suspension and most of the other mods have been OE GT500/Boss 302 cosmetics. The car now has 7800 miles and just spit out the pinion seal. Now there is a pronounced whine somewhere in the trans/rear end. All of this is being done by my local dealer under warranty, unlike some people on the forum, I like and trust my dealer to work on my car, and they even let me come out in the shop and observe what they are doing.
While at my Ford dealer there was a Deep Impact Blue 15 Performance Pack GT and the owner has 28,000 miles already and was going in for the 5th oil change. He has had 0 problems and pulls down a solid 27mpg on the highway. I talked with him and he loves the car. He told me it's the best "road Mustang" he has ever had and he's had 7.
It is was me, I think I'd lean heavily towards the 15. As was said earlier they have grown on me since last year and if I could get what I want out of mine I'd switch a 15 Performance Pack.
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If I was in the market it would be for a 15
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Looking at this strictly objectively:

The '15 has:
-Better cams than the previous 11-14
-Better Cylinder heads than the previous 11-14
-A better interior than the previous 11-14
-A more comfortable, and far superior suspension to the 11-14 (an argument could be made the 11-14 drag race better, but there are no shortage of fast S550s)
-Better factory brakes than the previous 11-14 (base cars now have a package similar to outgoing Brembos)
-A "revised transmission / shifter" that is "superior" to the previous 11-14 - take that for what its worth
I'm sure there are some things i am missing, but that's quite the list already

11-14:
live axle for drag racing?

Objectively, that is the only perceivable advantage the 11-14 offers over the 15+. Now, most of us dont buy cars purely objectively, but there a lot of factors in there i believe should be considered. At the end of the day though its your money, only you can decide how far its actually going.
All great Objective points!

One more is the '15 should resell better. B/c in a few years, the '14's will look "old" and become quite less desirable. While stay "looking new" longer since it was the first year of a major design change it will retain its freshness for many years.

If I was in the market right now, I'd buy a '15 GT. I just happened to be in the market last year, right before the '15's came out & got a good deal with large rebates on a '14. In hindsight, I kind of wish I had just preordered a '15 and waited.
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Same, i wanted to hold out on a '15 but my last car wasn't going to make it that long lol. I loved my '13 and hated having to sell it, but i would have been VERY happy behind the wheel of a '15.
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If I was in the market I'd bypass both and get the GT350 or the R.


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sure, if i had twice as much money i would too ...
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Isn't the GT350 like 50ish or 55 grand? Which the Voodoo really appeals to the racer in me. Slap a couple of turbos on it and call it a day, after full suspension and various other mods.


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Isn't the GT350 like 50ish or 55 grand? Which the Voodoo really appeals to the racer in me. Slap a couple of turbos on it and call it a day, after full suspension and various other mods.


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They are selling for $10/15k over list price.........closer to $60/65k and even then you are not assured of getting one unless you name is close to the top of the list.
Kind of like the GT500 when they hit the street with a separate dealers sheet attached to the sticker that said "Fair Market Value Adder".
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What to get, 2014 GT or 2015 GT

Considering there's only going to be 100 GT350 and 37 GT350R for 2016. So there's 137 lucky SOBs out there. Which production will increase greatly for the 2017 model year, according to Ford.


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It's all subjective really. Personally I think the 15's look better from the rear than the 14's and the 14's look better from the front or side. I like the simplicity of the solid axle set-up and overall "raw" feel the 14' still has compared to the other modern muscle cars. My only regret in purchasing my 14' was not getting the premium package with upgraded instrumentation and my color etc.
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I was in the same boat. I test drove both cars, but knew I wanted a muscle car. I did not get that from the 2015 Mustang. It's a great car and if I was looking for more refinement, that would have been my choice. I sit happy with my decision to get the 2014.


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Quite apart from appearance which is a personal preference, the '14 has a superb reliability record (check Consumer Reports and other ratings services). The '15 may also get one, but has not been on the market long enough for a rating.
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11-12. Or a 15 leave the 13-14 on the lot or in the driveway

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11-12. Or a 15 leave the 13-14 on the lot or in the driveway

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I started looking at 2014 5.0's in April of last year. After test-driving both the automatic and stick shift, I was convinced I needed a stick. Then I heard about the changes being made to the 15's. I chose to place an order in May of last year and wait for my 15 to arrive in December. It was worth the wait.
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if the $ was less than 3-4K I'd go for the 15. It sounds like they are more refined and I prefer the looks.

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Bc the 11-12 are the man's car
The 13-14 is the pretty boy version, with crap paint

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Bc the 11-12 are the man's car
The 13-14 is the pretty boy version, with crap paint
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At the end of the day, or mid day if your at a show, you're going to look at the car. Which one is going to make you feel like you picked the one you like the most? '15 might have superior parts. Mustang is the most modded car out there. There is no shortage of parts to improve any part of any year that is "inferior". Get the car that you look at and it makes you say "daaaamn"!
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Considering there's only going to be 100 GT350 and 37 GT350R for 2016. So there's 137 lucky SOBs out there. Which production will increase greatly for the 2017 model year, according to Ford.

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You have your years wrong. There's going to be a limited run (100 + 37) for 2015 models. Those are all sold, and will be delivered before end of 2015, which is the 50 year anniversary of the first Shelby GT350.

The initially allocations of 2016's are mostly spoken for. My dealer wanted MSRP +$15k for it. They had three 2016's allocated already, with deposits on 2 of them. I had the 3rd one offered to me 3 weeks ago, but didn't want to pay $15k over MSRP, so I gave up my spot.

I was even given the order code sheet, which has the same letterhead, fax date, etc.. as the leaked price list that was all over the internet 2 weeks ago.
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Being that I went with the 2015, I say get the 2015
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I agree with the bad paint on 2014s. It may be the worst paint job I have ever found on a car. By my rear passenger window, it looks like there is a fingernail trapped in the paint. My front bumper is smooth on one side and like sand paper on the other. I have no idea how it left the factory that way.


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