1. It's embarrassing
The 2015 Mustang has leaked out ahead of its official debut, revealing a familiar shape and a more modern look. In many ways the transformation is less dramatic than expected, though the shift in design is much needed.
Like it or not, stereotypes are real and a car says something about its driver.
The Mustang we just finish driving screams “I’m an old man” and that’s a message no one but old men want to send.
The stigma is even worse if you live in a big city or either of the coasts.
Some among the AutoGuide staff admitted to being self conscious, shyly maneuvering through traffic in an attempt to not draw any more attention to the Gotta Have it Green paint so as to avoid the judging eyes of urbanites. All those lounging hipsters and smartly dressed banker-types would certainly expect anyone stepping out of a Mustang to toss back their mullet… if they still had hair.
The Mustang faithful might be socked to hear this but there’s an increasingly large portion of the population that won’t drive a Mustang for the very worst reason: they’re too embarrassed.
And when faced with that concern, does Ford need any other reasons to deliver a modern Mustang?
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