Five-Point Inspection: 5 Reasons Ford Needs to Modernize the Mustang

Five-Point Inspection: 5 Reasons Ford Needs to Modernize the Mustang

5. It has a school bus steering wheel

Ford briefly offered the Boss 302 Mustang in School Bus Yellow. Wrap your hands around the steering wheel in any current ‘Stang and you’ll understand why. It’s massive.

It may seem like a trivial trait, but it’s not. A car’s steering wheel is one of the few places a driver touches. It’s also what allows them to control the car’s direction and get feedback from the road. Electric power steering magic aside, a smaller wheel makes for naturally quicker inputs, helping give the driver a sense of control.

Is it essential that a sports car get a small steering wheel? That’s like asking if power should go to the rear wheels.

  • CA_Refugee

    Having both my grandfather and father work for Ford in Dearborn, MI, I am partial to the “old” or out going ‘stang. The solid rear axle is what I love about it. If you enjoy a “lively” feel and a fun car to drive. Now granted the V6 need not apply, I’m talking about the full power V8 version. I even made a sales clerk at a dealer turn white on a test drive on more than 1 occasion. Fun, fun, fun. I will miss this version of the Mustang for sure. But, I do agree, it is time to update it, and kick some Camaro A$$ all over a track! (and street)

    Having looked at the new leaked pics of the ’15 model… Hmmm… Not quite sure if I like it yet. The headlights are quite interesting… The rear is a bit too angled on the tail lights, but not too bad looking. It has potential, can’t wait to see what the BOSS and GT500 versions will look like!

  • CA_Refugee

    Oh, yea, forgot to mention…

    If you don’t like, or have issues with the solid rear axle’s handling characteristics, all one has to do is install a watts link to the rear axle. Handling issues are pretty well solved by this solution.

  • Lex

    Colum Wood is an idiot.

  • Fox Body Mustangs

    This is a shit article

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