Originally Posted by BlackWidowStang
I love it. I don't understand all the hate it is getting.
Eh, the hate is understandable. Not everyone is going to get a car they like. Take the new Edge for example. That thing looked like a steaming pile of poo, and I even owned one. I've seen a lot of guys who think they are the best looking stangs ever built. Are they wrong? No, I just don't like em. They don't like my S197. Nothing wrong with that either.
Really, you have groups: One who likes evolutionary styling, and one who likes revolutionary styling. I'm an evolutionary type guy and I can see cues that harken back to the 65's and 69's. For me, those evolutionary cues are a must. I look at the 2015, and I can see how it's descended from those legendary Gen 1 Mustangs.
For someone who was looking for something radically new, those cues hearken back to a distant past with no relevance to a modern car. To them, a Mustang is simply the highest performing mass produced 2 door Ford available. Rear wheel drive is likely a must, but beyond that, it's all about performance. Cues that hearken back 50 years to them keep the car from reaching the potential that it may have. They want something revolutionary and breathtaking.
Are they wrong? No, they just want something different than I, and the other evolutionary folks prefer. In the end, as long as it smokes a Camaro, it will be a winner overall.