2015 Ford Mustang GT: Keeping the Wrong Company
by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on October 20, 2015
I've been pretty open about my affection for our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT. It's a car I'd absolutely buy if I felt like dropping $40k on a brand-new ride.
I managed to find something I don't like, however. If it were my $40k on the line, our long-termer's rough, hard-plastic upper door panels would feel like a slap in the face.
Turns out there's a fix for that, direct from Ford. The last short-term Mustang GT we tested was equipped with something called the Premier Trim with Color Accent Group ($395), which includes "soft door-trim rollovers" on the upper door panels that also get rid of the nasty unfinished edge you can see in the top photo.
But that's not all. Unless you spring for the Recaros, you're stuck with "color-accented seats" as part of this package. Words like classy do not spring to mind.
I'll tell you, there's one other vehicle I've driven recently that had hard upper door panels in front, and it was a base Hyundai Tucson that lists for about $23,000. That's not the kind of company Ford's well-mannered muscle car ought to be keeping. Those "soft rollovers" should be standard across the lineup.
Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor