AD #2594 – 2019 Mustang GT350 Details & Impressions, GM Preparing For a Downturn, Kia Teases All-New Small SUV

May 14th, 2019 at 11:38am

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Runtime: 6:28

0:06 Nissan Blames Former CEO for Poor Performance
0:44 GM Preparing for a Downturn
1:24 Maserati to Get BMW AV Technology
2:06 Citroen Creates Autonomous, Long Distance EV
2:33 Kia Teases All-New Small SUV
3:01 1939 Porsche Type 64 Headed to Auction
3:57 Skoda Superb to Feature LED Matrix Headlamps
4:29 2019 Mustang GT350 Details & Impressions

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24 Comments to “AD #2594 – 2019 Mustang GT350 Details & Impressions, GM Preparing For a Downturn, Kia Teases All-New Small SUV”

  1. Larry D. Says:

    “NISSAN BLAMES FORMER CEO FOR POOR PERFORMANCE”

    Nissan seems to be a good student of US Presidential Politics.

    Monkey See, Monkey Do!

  2. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Carlos Ghosn wasn’t instrumental in a grand scheme for Nissan, however I think placing so much of the blame on him is certainly unfounded. Nissan made their own bed and is now having to sleep in it.

    The Mustang GT 350 has got the nod styling wise over the Camaro but it would be interesting to see how it stands up to the ZL1; two beasts, for sure.

  3. Larry D. Says:

    https://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action/?mdId=21014&mkId=20028&page=1&perPage=20&rd=99999&searchSource=GN_REFINEMENT&shippable-dealers-checkbox=true&sort=relevance&trId=23645&yrId=20198&yrId=20143&yrId=20199&yrId=20144&yrId=20200&yrId=20145&yrId=20201&zc=48105&localVehicles=false

    If this new Mustang is too expensive for you, you can consider THIS screaming bargain:

    E55 AMG for less than $11k asking price (bet you can get it for $9-10k).

    Drivetrain: RWD

    Engine: 5.4L V8 24V MPFI SOHC Supercharged

    “A high-performance E55 AMG sedan that is equipped with Formula One-style gearshift buttons on the steering wheel and an AMG-developed four-stage Airmatic air suspension also debuted in 2003.

    Fitted with a supercharged V-8 engine that produces 469 hp, it’s called (was, at the time!) the fastest Mercedes ever.

    All yours for half the price of the lousiest KIA!

    As Yakov Smirnov would have said, “I love this country!”

  4. Lex Says:

    The only ones to blame for Nissan’s poor product and financial performance are the ones who staged this “coup” to oust Carlos Ghosn. He was in the process of building maybe the largest automotive company, but the pride of Nissan Japanese executives led them to bring him down by any means possible and with the aid of the Japanese Government and Legal System.

    If he spend company funds on himself or his family, just have him repay it. Do not drag him through the Japanese court system like a murderer.

    Boycott Nissan.

  5. Larry D. Says:

    3 BEcause I am currently stuck with two vehicles of the exact same bodystyle as this one (but they are both diesels), I would not buy this E 55 AMG, but instead this utterly gorgeous top-of-the-line S class Coupe, or CL AMG 63 or 65:

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/771379190/overview/

    This one is a bit pricier at $26k but is much newer and has half the miles of the one in 3, plus it is a much superior model type. (and even more potent engine)

    But for the top of the tops, get this one:

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/756276211/overview/

    Much more recent, $200k new, yours for $48k asking price (say $44-45k final)

    “HARD TO FIND****** 2011 MERCEDES BENZ CL65 AMG **BLACK WITH BLACK**BI-TURBO 6.0L V12 621 HP** DIAMOND INTERIOR STITCH** LOADED WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM**REAR BACK UP CAMERA** NIGHT VISION** HEATED/COOLING SEATS** BLUETOOTH** XENON LED HEADLIGHTS** ADJUSTABLE SPORT SUSPENSION** REAR POWER LIFTGATE…”

    Fit for an emperor, not just a king.

    for $44k, or even $48k, what can you buy new? Not even a C class these days, let alone an E, an S, or this top dog CL!

  6. Larry D. Says:

    I posted a comment with two links and I am afraid it will not make it, so here it goes, I will split it in two:

    3 BEcause I am currently stuck with two vehicles of the exact same bodystyle as this one (but they are both diesels), I would not buy this E 55 AMG, but instead this utterly gorgeous top-of-the-line S class Coupe, or CL AMG 63 or 65:

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/771379190/overview/

    This one is a bit pricier at $26k but is much newer and has half the miles of the one in 3, plus it is a much superior model type. (and even more potent engine)

  7. Larry D. Says:

    and this:

    But for the top of the tops, get this one:

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/756276211/overview/

    Much more recent, $200k new, yours for $48k asking price (say $44-45k final)

    “HARD TO FIND****** 2011 MERCEDES BENZ CL65 AMG **BLACK WITH BLACK**BI-TURBO 6.0L V12 621 HP** DIAMOND INTERIOR STITCH** LOADED WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM**REAR BACK UP CAMERA** NIGHT VISION** HEATED/COOLING SEATS** BLUETOOTH** XENON LED HEADLIGHTS** ADJUSTABLE SPORT SUSPENSION** REAR POWER LIFTGATE…”

    Fit for an emperor, not just a king.

    for $44k, or even $48k, what can you buy new? Not even a C class these days, let alone an E, an S, or this top dog CL!

  8. Lambo2015 Says:

    Couldn’t help but notice the Citroen 19-19 did not have any seatbelts. I guess they figure AVs cant be hit by non-AVs. Cool concept.

    I think a $3000 headlamp might be on the ridiculous side of reality. However that just means its a $500 lamp but with dealership markup and install its an additional $2500.

    That Flat crank Mustang sounds amazing too.

  9. Eric Says:

    the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 has a 5.2L not 5L V8

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    Thought this was Autoline not Craigslist?

  11. Larry D. Says:

    10 Do you normally complain when somebody offers you, FOR FREE, unbelievable bargains??? Or do you do it just when I Post?

  12. XA351GT Says:

    Those GT350s with that flat plane crank sound awesome. One roars past my house and is mechanical music to my ears. That is one thing that EVs will never have. They will beat the pants off the GT350 in a drag race between a Tesla S will eat it’s lunch ,but won’t sound good doing it . For me performance is more than outright speed it’s the whole package of looks performance and sound. So given the choice I’ll take the GT350 any day and have some money left over for gas :)

  13. JWH Says:

    Sean – Totally agree this is the golden age of performance. I was totally bummed out back in 1971 with low compression engines to allow the use of no-lead fuel at the time, however, thanks to the development of electronics & engine research, the current vehicles put the alleged muscle cars of 1969/70 to shame. Current vehicles excel in performance, emissions, & fuel economy.

  14. Lambo2015 Says:

    12 Everything is cyclic and just when the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s peaked, the gas wars and emission regulations cut the performance in half. The 1975 Corvette with a 454 was only rated at 215hp. So what will kill it this time around.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Is Ghosn responsible for the poor performance of the Renault F1 team?

  16. cwol Says:

    It sure is nice to hear there are many of you can still appreciate what the V8 has meant to real motor-heads of old. Regardless of the HP under the hood, it was good enough but, all in all, it’s also about the sound.
    I want to believe buyers will shun EV’s and demand the ICE remains the main-stay in the years ahead.

  17. Stephen Says:

    F1 racecars have seen engine size reduction, ground effect bans, restrictions on shape, turbo bans and introductions, fuel changes, less tire options, less engine rebuilds per season,minuimum weights, fuel tank capacity cuts and still their performance has risen every year. So not much to worry about future standards-even F1-electric has faster cars. There is still massive changes to come to cut weight – carbonfibre frames, aluminium,3d printing to cut parts and weight, active aero assist at high speed, mild hybrid 48v, electric assisted boost, micro-turbos, new liquids, higher octane petrol (even with E10-20 blends).

  18. Stephen Says:

    Renault Europe and Fiat europe are essentially zombie car companies who rely on their foreign ownership of Nissan and Chrysler to avoid bankruptcy. Renault barely sells outside France and Fiat the same in Italy. Alfa-Romeo is worth more as a brandname than a car maker.
    France has 2 general car makers (Renault and Peugeot-Citroen), even Germany has just one (and France has no premium car brands to make cash from). Its likely Nissan mgt want to have more distance from the sinking Renault owners. Nissans exterior designers have learnt zero from Renault (who do have some good exterior designers) and Renault have a good record in commercial. Japan also has too many car makers (Honda-Nissan-Toyota-Suzuki-Mitsubishi-Subaru) and even more pseudo premium brands. If renault went bust tomorrow, nobody would notice and no car maker (bar PSA) would make any more profits. Same for one of the Japanese

  19. Kit Gerhart Says:

    17 Renault Europe was 3rd in sales, after only VW group and PSA. Renault brand was 2nd to only VW.

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18 That’s for 2018.

  21. Larry D. Says:

    18-20 Renault and Nissan and Fiat all have a ton of sales. This means nothing as far as the quality of their products is concerned, which is simply DISMAL, and has been for decades, whether it is their abysmal reliability, or their really poor quality, esp the interiors. People buy them because they can’t afford a better new car in that segment, or because of ignorance (very frequently) or because of ‘patriotism’ (in europe, the french buy their own cars even though they know (and they tell me) that they are utter POSs), and of course because of severe economic illiteracy ( focusing on first cost and not lifetime cost, and excluding used cars they can buy for the same price which are 1,000 times better, but unfortunately they don’t have that “new car smell” of cheap plastic and vinyl.

  22. Larry D. Says:

    https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html

    “Germany to close ALL 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy”

    Related to our discussion of Germany also closing several nuke power plants despite not being an earthquake or tsunami-prone area.

    The policy is consistent, they replace fossils and nukes with renewables.

  23. Larry D. Says:

    22 Corollary, with the closing of ALL coal plants, the usual suspects will not have much of an argument when they try to say that BEVs are not zero emissions because of their source of electricity and all that. At least not in Germany.

  24. Tony Gray Says:

    I am fortunate at this point in my life to have several “performance” cars and like others have said, performance is more than acceleration and speed. It is the complete experience of which sound is critical. I greatly enjoy the sounds emanating from the side pipes of my 66 Corvette or the tones of my Tri-Power GTO or the awesomeness of my Triumph TR6 that makes me feel like Jimmy Clark at Monza. I don’t have to be at triple digit speeds to enjoy these delights.

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