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As in the seventies, but better: whether to buy a Ford Mustang VI

For 2.5 million rubles, the choice of the car is still great. You can buy a reliable and simple Land Cruiser 200, you can find a fast and practical Porsche Cayenne, you can hit hard and buy a luxurious Bentley Continental Flying Spur … But if you want the car to be spectacular without regard to practicality, and its age did not promise large investments, you can buy a real modern muscle car – for example, the Ford Mustang. Colleagues from Avito Avto suggest that for cars of the sixth generation they ask for at least 2 million rubles, and in order to get a copy of 2-3 years old in a good configuration, it is worth laying 2.5 million for the purchase. What else, besides the image, can be obtained for this money?

Let’s make a reservation right away: yes, the current Mustang is not the “same” recognizable hero of the first generation, and not even the gloomy and therefore serious “stump” of the fourth generation. Yes, there are possible differences of opinion. Yes, in 2015, the Mustang received the European gay car of the year award. And yes, Mustang, according to the ideology of the pony car, in the initial performance remained the “car of the American student.” But all this does not make him better or worse: the charisma inherent in him allows him, without prejudice to the image, to experience all these funny surprises. And, by the way, the current Mustang is somewhat similar to cars from the distant past, and something radically different from them. Let’s find out what.

Cars of the sixth generation are produced from 2015, so that even the oldest copies have not yet reached the age of five. Accordingly, it’s too early to talk about any body problems: usually we advise you to carefully inspect the bottom and pay attention to the seams, hidden cavities and typical problem areas like arches, bonnet and windshield frame, but you don’t have to look for corrosion. After all, the Mustang is usually not the only car and not a car for every day, which means short runs and gentle operation.

But it is worth being extremely attentive in searching for the effects of body repair: in the US, where most of the cars come to us, they are cool to “beat”, so you can buy a “zatotalennuyu” by insurance standards, but the car to be restored can be very inexpensive. And here they are sold already at quite market prices – and considering this, it is unlikely that even a high-quality body repair will please anyone. So when buying it is worth, firstly, to devote time to inspection with a thickness gauge and inspection for the presence of hidden damage, and secondly, to check the car using online services. Buying a car for 2.5 million, it is definitely worth spending 3-4 thousand to check in Carfax and another 99 rubles for the Autotech report to track its history from the moment you left the car dealership in the USA to the present.

Returning to the similarities and differences of cars past and present, we note that the closed version of the Mustang hardtop in the United States is not called a coupe, but a fastback – and this is the “historical” nod to the first generation, which was produced in fastback, hardtop and convertible. But the suspension of the current fastback is not even the fact that they were on the Mustangs five years ago. MacPherson was preserved here in front, but the scheme was reworked, and the steering knuckle rests on two levers. But behind – a small revolution: the continuous rear axle gave way to an independent multi-link suspension, and even with aluminum levers. Moreover, for an extra charge of $ 1,700, MagneRide shock absorbers with magnetorheological fluid are also available: they are able to adjust the degree of damping a hundred times a second, providing comfort on a rough road and “clamping” if necessary. However, taking into account the price, it is unlikely to be called a profitable investment of money – and it’s worth being guided when choosing a car just by your desire and the ability to buy shock absorbers in a literal sense 10 times more expensive than usual ones.

With motors from Mustang everything is good … It would be if they were made in Russia. But since they are produced in the United States, Canada, Spain and other countries, and we already get installed under the hood, it is very expensive. First of all, this is a “real” V8, without which it is difficult to imagine a true muscle car. The five-liter “eight” installed on the Mustang GT is the result of the evolutionary development of the Modular family. It bears the name Coyote and has an aluminum block with cast iron sleeves (in “civilian” versions), a VCT system that changes the timing of the inlet and outlet, a forged crankshaft and reinforced iron in general, allowing you to remove 435 hp from it. . In 2018, both the Mustang and the engine underwent a restyling, as a result of which the second received a combined injection (direct injection nozzles were added to the distributed one), the compression ratio increased to 12 units as much as 12 units.

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