The interior...

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by sixstringthing, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. I rag on it all the time, but only because I actually like it....but...will the '05 have the "classic" pull-knob light switch?
  2. Why do you want an engine cover? I hate those, you can't see what's going on under the hood and it's a PITA when you need to replace something.
  3. Nope, it's got a twist knob know, typical of other Ford vehicles. You can see it in this picture:

    I actually kinda liked the pull knob myself, it is brutally simple, kinda like the rest of the car. If they ever put the headlight control on a stalk, I'll kick 'em in the nuts! :rlaugh: Gadgets can be fun sometimes, but I actually like the basic stuff -- manual A/C, for example, is all I ever want. Auto climate control always pisses me off because it's hard to use, and I'm finicky about what temperature I want it to be... :)

  4. Thanks for the pic.'s going ot start getting confusing with all the gadgets and what nots and where goes coming out in new cars. Like the Consoles where it's basically a stationary "mouse" that controls radio, navigation, phone, radio/music, and all that other crap. THAT won't cause too many accidents. :rolleyes:
  5. Just to respond to the original post:
    You're not the only one who doesn't care for the interior.

    I'm hoping it grows on me, beacuse I love the exterior, but the interior makes me want to puke.
  6. eeep, well get yourself some pepto and keep waiting I guess :shrug:
    It's strange that there are such *widely* differening opinions about the interior, as well as the exterior. I have a feeling that once we all see it in person we wil have more respect for the new stang and the things we saw as disgusting might work really well from a new perspective (lol the 'in person' perspective)
  7. Yeah... You could get rid of the power steering and brakes too. Or for the ultimate retro, you could cut the floor panels out and go Flinstone style. :lol:
  8. :rlaugh: ya or go way back and just walk everywhere :rolleyes:
  9. Don't know if this is true or not, but I heard or read somewhere the twist knob replaced the pull knob because of "extra positions" they needed in the switch itself for the color changing dash. I doubt that's the case as I would assume that is part of the "System Information System".

    On another note: wether you like the interior or not, you have to admit that the fact that you can change the color of the dash to one of 125 colors is pretty freakin' cool! Talk about the ultimate in customization and personalization. For the record: I love the exterior; I'm iffy on the interior. I love the dash and the retro gauges. The door panels bug me to no end.
  10. You actually admit to liking the 125 color changeable dash lights? We may have to revoke your rights to talk about stangs. j/k :D Seems like that was one of the first things most people were complaining about.
  11. What's to complain about? It's kind of a hokey feature, but it is somewhat neat, unnecessary, but neat :shrug: Whats the huge problem with being able to change the colour of something at you whim? :D
  12. I like the changeable lights ... it'll let me pick something other than the boring blue-green Ford has been using for the past 100 years.

  13. Right. I'd be Custom Troll since I want IRS and a manumatic.

    Seriously, about the the lights. Years ago I had an old BMW 3 series that had backlit red dash lights. They were great at night. I wouldn't bother with the other 124 colors, except to play with, but what a great choice.

    Is pink one of them? :jester:
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  15. Interior Lights

    I kinda like the idea of selecting a dash light color, the problem I have with it is that I've read that Ford cheaped out and is making only the gauge lights
    change and not the center stack or the power window/door lock switches.
    I suppose they will remain "Ford green".

    I was hoping all interior lights would adjust, so I could get the sort of cool red/blue combo standard in VWs throughout the cabin. Much easier on the eyes at night, and a more updated look as well.

    Just my $.02
  16. I suspect it wasn't Ford's decision -- they did not specifically design in the changeable gauge colors, it was offered up by Delphi. So unless Delphi is making the lighting for the rest of the interior and offered the option to Ford, you can't really blame Ford. Delphi does the radio too, I don't know if they offered Ford the changeable color on that or not -- probably not, because the gauges change color with three LED's, to put 125 different colors on the radio would require entirely different technology (and much more expensive at that).

  17. I'm starting to feel like I got a raw deal. When did they have lights in the door and window switches? My 97 didn't have them.

  18. :rlaugh: :rlaugh: :rlaugh:
    I never knew mustangs had window switch and dock lock lights :D i must have got a raw deal too. :lol:
  19. Me too... I NEVER saw that.. at least, from the factory. I like the fact that you can change the dash color. I'd prefer, for example, if I had blue stang with gray interior, to make the lights blue or white instead of the standard orange and green.
  20. Window/Door Lock Lights

    My last 'Stang was a '79, so I just assumed that more recent Mustangs had window/door lock switch lights like the larger Fords have had for years.

    I should know by now never to assume...