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The 2024 Ford Mustang marks the start of the model’s seventh generation. While that doesn’t seem unique for a storied nameplate, the same can’t be said for the now-discontinued Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. However, despite its perseverance into yet another generation, the latest Mustang isn’t without its foibles. Specifically, the Ford Mustang GT’s steering can’t make up its mind on where it wants to go. 

The folks at Throttle House found fault with the 2024 Ford Mustang’s steering

A blue 2024 Ford Mustang GT parks in a harbor.
2024 Ford Mustang GT | Ford

A Ford Mustang has never been a precision instrument. Sure, the new Dark Horse, freshly discontinued Mach 1, and high-revving Shelby GT350 took the Mustang to new, corner-carving heights. However, even with the inclusion of independent rear suspension for the model’s sixth generation (S550), the garden variety V8-powered Mustang GT has a tendency to oversteer for miles.

What’s more, the new seventh-generation (S650) pony car doesn’t do much to improve on the previous model’s driving dynamics. The crew at Throttle House confirmed the Mustang’s hand-me-down steering in a review of the 2024 Ford Mustang GT

At about ten minutes into the review, Thomas Holland points out that the new Mustang generation doesn’t improve on the previous model’s corner competency. “They might have made it worse,” Holland summates of the V8-powered pony car. 

It makes sense; Holland points out that the 2024 Ford Mustang GT borrows similar steering components from the now-discontinued S550 model. However, Holland also points out that, in a conversation with an engineer on the S650 project, the engineering team stiffened the Mustang GT’s steering by 300%. 

Still, Holland found nothing but play and feedback-free steering as he fed the Mustang into the corners. In fact, Holland goes as far as to say the Mustang’s steering “robs your confidence” in the twisties. However, it’s not all bad. He rightfully concludes that the Mustang was never a scalpel-sharp canyon carver. “Maybe it’s just meant to be a Mustang,” he said. Truth. 

Of course, fans of the Blue Oval’s resident blacktop bully should find solace in the fact that the Mustang gets another crack at life at all. The Camaro gets the axe in 2024 after six generations, missing out on its own seventh-generation launch. Pair that with the demise of the Dodge Challenger, and the Mustang remains the final holdout of the modern muscle car segment.

Source: Throttle House


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