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Is the mighty Mustang ready for electricity?


Car Owner Reviewer - Lovecarreviews
Oct. 20, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

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I am trying to take an objective step into the 21st century with the Ford Mustang Mach e...oh Lord knows I am trying!




So, here it is ladies and gentlemen... I like the big old muscle car Mustang. Not the really old one, but the one you see on the roads day to day. Yes that one. They are chunky, pretty, slick and in 5.0 litre format, still sound like a mighty meaty monster. Funny thing is, despite all that, and despite there only being three people and a big dog in the house, I am not even the biggest Mustang fan in the house.  My partner, she is 'the' die hard Mustang fan. Turns her head everytime she sees one in a way that I could only dream of her doing when I walk past her in the house (Lucky if she even raises her eyes, let alone stretching her neck). 

So what better treat for my beloved, than to pass by the local Ford dealership on the way home and try and convince her to chop the Cayenne in for the daily drive of her dreams? I know, I know, I am a keeper! 

However, this visionary visit didn't quite go down the way we expected unfortunately. First up, they did have a pretty bright orange Mustang 5.0 sitting on the forecourt screaming 'take me I am yours'. So we got the keys and jumped in side. Switched it on and there is was, that sound....oooooh that sound. And that was my petrol head of a lady smiling like a Cheshire cat. But there were 2 small issues. Firstly the interior. Its starting to look a wee bit dated, even in the facelifted models. They have made strides towards the modern, but not quite arrived in the 21st century. Sorry Ford! Secondly, and my biggest bug bear. That back seat! What in tarnation were the designers thinking when they designed that seat. "Errrrrr, if we create a section for peoples bums, then a gap or pad between that and the back rest, people will have to seat at a super uncomfortable angle. lets also remove any reasonable head room for anyone over 4ft 8". And for my grand finale, lets remove ALL of the rear leg room. It will be hilarious mwahahahahahaha". And that is exactly what they have done. 

Ford have somehow managed to create a 4 seater car with zero use for the back seats. Even my Audi TT allowed myself, partner and 4 year old son to drive together in relative comfort. 

Disappointed like you wouldn't believe (imagine killing your dream), my partner begrudgingly handed back the keys and was ready to leave. BUT WAIT, cried the salesman, there is another, created by Ford, to wash all your troubles away. I give you the Mach E. Here are the keys, take a look and let you know what you think. 

Now, for anyone who has read any of my posts, might know I am a petrol head. To be a petrol head, the car needs to run on petrol. But this was not about me, so screw it, lets do this. Sure enough, the head height, leg space and weird back seat issues had all been fixed, and technically it was still a Mustang! All our troubles resolved right? Wrong. What in the 7 levels of hell is this? 

Somehow Ford have managed to create a family hatchback, with underwhelming design, interior, seats, screens and almost everything else. They have, in a moment of madness, managed to remove literally everything that the Mustang stands for. BUT WAIT, Mustangs sound awesome, lets switch it on and redeem this trip. Imagine her horror to discover the car had been on for 4 minutes already. Silence. Not a single sound from this car. How could they have got this so wrong. I understand like anyone else that the world is evolving, and car manufacturers are being pushed, prodded and punched into a new paradigm of modern regulated engineering, but for the love of god, there are some things that are just sacred. That just are! Big Ben is big! Windsor castle is a castle! The blue whale is blue! The Mustang is a loud, bright, slick, uncomfortable, impractical monster of a car. That's how we know it, and anything else, including the Mustang Mach E just remind us that the future does not appear bright for the mighty veterans of yesterday. 

I have often said that I will go out Mad Max style one day. Bumping through the dessert in the last V8 C63, eating road kill and looking for petrol. But I realise now, that wild bandits are not gonna be my biggest problem. 

Thank you WLTP and Government regulation.. thank you very much!


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