Well.. what really grinds MY gears is "what Ford Mustang is and what engine it should to have" thing.
Mustang was first introduced in 1964 as this American equivalent of european 2+2 sports/GT car, but then kinda started this new car class called "pony cars" Inline 6 was the base engine
Then 1967 it had major facelift. It became larger and got larger engines and really started to become a "muscle" car. Still base engine was inline 6. Mustang grew as muscle car into the 70's
...And then 1974 new generation of Mustang was introduced. It was smaller and the base engine was INLINE 4!
Sure, V8 was an option, but I personally would not call Mustang II " a muscle car" Torino kinda became Ford's muscle car.
On next decades Mustang was this pony/sports car, until 2004 it was again called a muscle car (or retro muscle) probably because of it's looks compared to other cars. 2014 it was redesigned again and it's design was toned down, removing some of it's "muscle" and also inline 4 was introduced again, AGAIN!
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And then youtube, etc is full of these car experts and gurus who think 2015 Mustang is the first with I4 and how it's wrong and how Mustang shouldn't have one because it's muscle car and how this is disgrace, etc?!?!?!
Mustang wasn't a "muscle car" originally. It was a muscle car only on short period of time of it's history and even then only few performance models could have been called muscle cars, specially 1967-1969, 1970-1973 were pretty much all muscle cars, at least design wise.
Of course those late 60's/early 70's muscly Mustangs are most famous of them and we all like them, but still they're minority of all the Mustangs. You don't need to like them, but in every ecoboost Mustang video, people are only commenting like every Mustang ever has never had any other engine than 5.0l V8.!?!?
You can still buy one with V8 so wtf is the problem? Mustang was suppose to be the affordable sports car with lots of options to make it your own. If you had the money and wanted a powerful Mustang, you bought the GT V8 and if the performance wasn't the most important thing and you just wanted to enjoy the Mustang, you bought the 6 cylinder.
Same thing in 2017, also due to it really being 2017, the mileage matters too, specially if you don't live in USA, where gasoline is basically free.
I have two cars with V8, but my 1965 Mustang will have inline 6 as long as I live, because it's not muscle car, it's a PONY CAR.