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My back could not handle the Recaro's any longer.

Other than the seats I really liked my ST.
It is a lot more nimble than the GT.
The GT feels and is heavier.
Loved the open center at the bottom of the steering wheel.

The GT is much faster, nice stuff like heated/cooled seats, auto dimming rear view mirror
Nice to look when turning and not have the B-Pillar in your face.
Can't beat that V-8 sound.
I prefer rear wheel drive.
 

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I'm a Mustang fan myself. To think I could have bought a used 2011 premium, fully loaded, GT for slightly less than my 2015 ST2. I knew the owner of the GT, it had 30K miles and a nice handful of tasteful mods. While I don't regret getting the ST I think I passed up a good deal on the GT.

That's alright. I have my eyes set on a GT350 now.

Enjoy your GT.
 

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MMMM you did good!
 

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Steeda springs, sway bars, and sway bar end links for the GT and it'll be great. Im doing Koni's on mine here in the next couple of weeks.
 

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My back could not handle the Recaro's any longer.

Other than the seats I really liked my ST.
It is a lot more nimble than the GT.
The GT feels and is heavier.
Loved the open center at the bottom of the steering wheel.

The GT is much faster, nice stuff like heated/cooled seats, auto dimming rear view mirror
Nice to look when turning and not have the B-Pillar in your face.
Can't beat that V-8 sound.
I prefer rear wheel drive.
Welcome to the club. Nice color and good call on the PP, mine has it as well and it is totally worth it.
 

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Tough to beat RWD V8, that's for sure. Surprised how many don't like the Recaros...I love mine, and they are part of the reason why I wanted at least an ST2...but I'm fairly skinny. My only real complaint about the GT is the Chinese made Getrag MT82 manual trans. No idea why they refuse to use the Tremec TR6060, like GM and Chrysler.
 

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Tough to beat RWD V8, that's for sure. Surprised how many don't like the Recaros...I love mine, and they are part of the reason why I wanted at least an ST2...but I'm fairly skinny. My only real complaint about the GT is the Chinese made Getrag MT82 manual trans. No idea why they refuse to use the Tremec TR6060, like GM and Chrysler.
The "fairly skinny" part is the reason. I love mine, but out of the 4 best friends I have 2 are my build, 1 is big in the form of muscular, and one is chubby. The two big ones hate my car. Haha

Edit: And my tiny girlfriend doesn't mind because she fits in nicely.
 

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my friend Joe Holt has a Hellion TT kit on his '15 GT with a stall converter and built rear end, running 8.9's at 152 last fall. this winter it's getting a built trans and I dont' know what else. It has laundry out back.
 
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Looks nice! I looked at Mustang GTs too when I bought my ST and really liked them. Considered buying a beautiful gray GT Premium but I'm too cheap. :) Sure loved that torque (and the cooled seats!).
 

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Tough to beat RWD V8, that's for sure. Surprised how many don't like the Recaros...I love mine, and they are part of the reason why I wanted at least an ST2...but I'm fairly skinny. My only real complaint about the GT is the Chinese made Getrag MT82 manual trans. No idea why they refuse to use the Tremec TR6060, like GM and Chrysler.
The only thing I wish I could change about my 2015...The MT82 should be melted down in the bowels of hell somewhere. Ive driven Ford 8N tractors that shifted better.
 

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I had an early build 2011 GT and sold it with 65k miles and never had any issues with the MT82 which I think is just lucky since it is a piece of Chinese garbage and Ford continues to use it. I will never buy another Mustang unless it has a Tremec.

The ST has a getrag as well but at least it seems to be better built coming from Germany...
 

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About two years ago, on my client's behalf I interviewed a young Indian man for an open position on our team. I recommended him for the job and my client hired him. We became good friends shortly after his arrival, despite a 19 year age difference. (I'm older.) He may look and sound Indian, but he's as American as anybody else. How much? Well, his first car was a 1998 Lexus ES300 that a friend sold him on the cheap. (Insert running joke here about an Indian in a champagne-colored Japanese car. He thinks the joke is hilarious and so do I.) But he loves cars so after spending some time in both front seats of my ST, he caught a bug. It was a particularly virulent strain of "Want-A-Mustang-itis."

About 3.5 months ago, I helped him navigate through his first new car purchase: a 2016 competition orange Mustang GT premium. He lets me drive it everyday at lunch, and it is a fabulous bit of kit. I tell him that I can find only three faults with it:

(1) The dirty automatic. Gimme the 6MT.
(2) I have an intense dislike for the premium seats.
(3) It isn't mine.

He says that in the spring he's going to get some summer rubber for it. We're already discussing a day of driving in the Hocking Hills area of SE Ohio. We'll probably swap cars a bit while we're there. I had the ST out of the garage yesterday because it is unseasonably warm and there is no salt on the road, so he drove my ST at lunch. The things that are so great about the ST were affirmed by contrast with the GT: the fast steering, the Recaros, the outstanding grip, and the (relatively) stiff suspension.

When I bought my ST3, I really wanted a Mustang. I took one look at the back seat and realized that three sons (now 11, 10, and 8) made the ST a better choice. (And cheaper, too.) But as my seat time in the Mustang grows, I find myself wishing that my ST (with which I am well pleased) were a Mustang GT. Congrats to the OP. In my opinion, you have traded up.
 

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Mustangs are beautiful cars for sure. However one of the main reasons I chose the ST is because of it being so unique. They are not common and so that makes it more rare and exciting to see one. I will probably never own a car that I see a dozen times a day while driving.
Beautiful color though and I do like the rims:D
 

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Gratz! I love the new mustangs and quite honestly, the one I would really want is the GT350R. That's such a fantastic car and gives a lot of sports cars a run for their money.
I caught myself looking up craig's list last evening and looking at 2015+ Mustang GT for sale. Found a really nice one but @34K it was just to expensive, even if I were to sell the FoST.
 

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I was looking at a '14 GT Stang, before buying my FoST. I like the old solid rear axle that went away in '15. The biggest reasons that I went with the ST were. Rear wheel drive, while fun as hell, no wantee in winter. Even though I knew I wouldn't drive it much in the winter (like the ST), I still wanted to be able to if desired. Insurance was MUCH less than the Stang. Here in the Detroit area we have the highest rates in the country. The MT-82 trans felt like a real POS. Also, I see GTs' everywhere, and everyone knows they're fast. No one suspects the little ST, and I've surprised a few people in it. However, there is a part of me that will always want a pony car. Congrats on the new plaything!
 

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I was looking at a '14 GT Stang, before buying my FoST. I like the old solid rear axle that went away in '15.
The ICS is the reason why I would want a 15+ Mustang. Considering that I would definitely track that thing, a solid rear axle doesn't bring me much joy.
I agree though, the ST is an inconspicuous speedster.
 
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