S550: Like / Dislike

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S550: Like / Dislike

Like as a Mustang
13
50%
Like as a car but not as a Mustang
8
31%
Dislike
5
19%
 
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S550: Like / Dislike

Postby grahamngillian » Tue May 20, 2014 7:01 pm

Ford's latest version of our pony has stirred a lot of communication between us

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue May 20, 2014 7:09 pm

This car needs to be seen in the metal to be appreciated :)

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue May 20, 2014 7:13 pm

And, of course, we've only seen it in vanilla...............the tasty flavours are still to come!

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby cati » Tue May 20, 2014 7:57 pm

I think the image of the s550 as a mustang will be built by the modders

Look across the years there is a germ of an idea in the ford stock car but the design real screams mustang once it's been played with!

That blue one looks the dogs and will make black s197 very cheap on the used car market

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Twin Turbo » Tue May 20, 2014 8:03 pm

I agree with almost everything you said there :D

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby cati » Tue May 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Paul... Could you start posting your s550 pics on here.

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Spurs » Tue May 20, 2014 8:35 pm

So I went to the main dealer in Hamburg and it was the same as what you guys have said in the UK. They know nothing, in fact I knew more, they knew it would be with two engine options, and also not available until 2015. They then said it could be pre-ordered on the 24-05-14 but no prices. It is strange Ford are not making much effort at this time to make a big commercial push on it in Europe.

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby sonicbloo » Tue May 20, 2014 8:38 pm

cati wrote:I think the image of the s550 as a mustang will be built by the modders

Look across the years there is a germ of an idea in the ford stock car but the design real screams mustang once it's been played with!



Same as the S197 then. I was disappointed when the 2005 car hit the showrooms after it strayed too far from the concept cars. It looked boring compared to the aggressive looks of the last SN95's especially the Mach 1's. It was only later when all the mods became available that I took an interest. The S550 looks 'ok' in standard form, but I'll give it a while longer before wanting one.

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby waylander » Wed May 21, 2014 6:45 am

Twin Turbo wrote:
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got to be honest that's the best pic I've seen of the S550 - by FAR. As I've said before it's not ugly it's just a bitsa car :butt

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Molehill_Mike » Wed May 21, 2014 7:12 am

waylander wrote:
Twin Turbo wrote:
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got to be honest that's the best pic I've seen of the S550 - by FAR. As I've said before it's not ugly it's just a bitsa car :butt


EXACTLY THIS. I wish I had seen this picture BEFORE I voted. THAT ^^ is a Mustang, the others are just very nice (much softer looking) cars...

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Manxmann » Wed May 21, 2014 11:52 am

Does anyone else see more of a New Edge theme than S197 in the S550?

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby mattmoxon » Wed May 21, 2014 1:05 pm

Manxmann wrote:Does anyone else see more of a New Edge theme than S197 in the S550?

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Very much so, they are moving the design on from the retro look of the S197 model (they started doing this in baby steps with the 2010+ cars).

I like the car as a car, but I wouldn't buy it because its not what I want from a Mustang as a package.

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Molehill_Mike » Wed May 21, 2014 3:59 pm

I posted these on t'other site:

I couldn't help it, I needed to see how it looked in other colours :D I would have to have it in RED, but I am biast :D


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I have the photoshop file setup and ready to if you have colours you want I'll put them up, even for fun....like the below ;)

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby Twin Turbo » Wed May 21, 2014 4:14 pm

Great 'chops, Moley.

I want mine like this :cool:

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Re: S550: Like / Dislike

Postby LV51FER » Wed May 21, 2014 5:08 pm

I don't like it because of the big ugly face and bonnet. It's not just the Mustang, it's practically every modern new car, they just look like they've got big fat noses, massive front overhangs and the vents and scoops they try to chisel in, to break it up, simply exacerbates the discord.

The S197 could get away with it as it had a vertical face and very little in front of the wheelarch.

With the S197., even as a Camarophile, you couldn't help but stand back and think how right they got that design. I don't see it here though if it was a choice between this and a BMW, maybe (it isn't and never will be) but this and an XF-R or Audi S4, I'd take the Jag or Audi for my V8 kick, despite them not being strictly comparable.

IMHO, the Mustang needs its Yank LHD status to be different and unique and having them slapped round is really going to take the shine off.


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