2015 Ford Mustang GT: A Friendly Group
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on January 7, 2016
When I took our Corvette Stingray to Monterey for the weekend, I couldn't hide from all the enthusiastic Chevy owners and admirers that wanted to talk about the car.
When I drove our SLP Panther Camaro, there was some very specific praise, but not a lot of love from other Camaro owners. And after driving around for a week in our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT, I noticed there was plenty of love to go around.
A '67 Fastback and a late-90's Cobra Mustang passed me on Pacific Coast Highway. They both waved and smiled. Naturally, I waved back and gave the car-guy nod.
Later in the day when I ended up at my favorite fish spot on the coast, Neptune's Net, there was a group of Mustang owners already there. They all waved, gave head nods and, most importantly, the car-guy thumbs-up.
More than a stand-alone anecdote, I've had this kind of experience in the Mustang several times, especially now that it sounds so good. Even M4 guys like it. Are people just friendlier when you own a more iconic car? Maybe it's just the nature of driving a bright-orange muscle car, but this thing gets a lot of attention, most of which is positive.
If the approval of other drivers is important, driving a Mustang might be the right choice.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor