I do not like the drivers seat of my 2017 as well as the Terminator's and the 2012's. I also have never got the overall arrangement of the seat and pedals and shifter feeling right in three years of trying. The seat will go back further than I can reach the pedals from, and it has the usual adjustments, and the interior may be a tad more roomy than a Fox body, but it is not as comfortable or nice in some ways. The pedals are feel awkward for some reason, and the MT82 trans is crunchy and notchy even on good days. Since the second new clutch, I will admit that the MT82 misses less gears, but, I have stopped beating on it ever as I now see that the clutch is fragile, and I have no reason to practice hard acceleration with high RPM shifts, as the car still has no racy snarl at all, and my racing days are in the past.
As a plus, it can get amazing mileage cruising steadily at freeway speeds, but, it gets 12-14 around town. I have to admit that the passenger side A pillar in the '17 does not block the view of four way stops the way the older models did, as they could hide a stopped car to the right at a four way stop, and it rides very well on rough pavement compared to older models until the pace gets hotter than legally allowed in curves, at which point it wallows and pogos and tries to plow the front end while simultaneously trying to lose the back entirely and spin wildly out of control. In short it has inferior ground control at speed, and, it has the optional performance package! At least, this is what I have felt, even though I just got hints of it, as I do not drive in such a wild and crazy manner. And, in any case, all the handling quirks are traditional Mustang behavior. It also still has rattles and buzzes its interior plastic parts, especially on cold days, and, this too is traditional Mustang build quality. The traditional vices are not what is upsetting about the car, as one expects and accepts them when someone who knows Mustangs, gets a Mustang.
But, at the end of the day, there still were few choices of two door, stripper, V8, manual trans, ~400 HP, vehicles, that I could afford to buy and own, available in 2017. And, the Camaro SS, which has more performance for less money, was obviously not even a consideration for me, and the Dodges are too giant for my tastes. Just a shame that Ford has such lousy warranty service, and that my car blew its clutch to bits at 6000 miles, as previously I had nothing but good experiences with new Mustangs, even the Terminator with its issues, as it was fixed quickly by the Ford dealer under warranty, and a private mechanic was able to work on it with existing tools when I broke things beating it to death drag racing.
I have now and then considered getting rid of the Mustang, as I am not happy with it, and getting some sensible and more practical, and less expensive, transportation. My brother's V6 Nissan pick up is really nice, and no slouch, and he has had zero issues with it. But, although a pick up would be useful, it sits way up high, which is great for seeing the road, and I would never be able to load my motorcycle into it, which would be a consideration with any new vehicle. In fact, I researched and the only viable way for me to transport my motorcycle would be to put it on a small motorcycle trailer, as they are very close to the ground. But, although more research showed that one can put a trailer hitch on a Mustang, and Ford indicates that the car can tow a light trailer, a hitch does not appear acceptable to me. So, for overall financial reasons, I am stuck with my Mustang, and, I shall have to continue to suffer its many shortcomings each time I go to the market and back.
But, still, it might not be advised to attempt to right side me when your lane is ending and you have to merge over and you do this all the time in your what ever vehicle since, for the most part, even idling along in an obviously tall gear, all that low end torque, and the nice gearing of the pre 2018 MT82 (5th gear is 1:1) means that my car can ooze up to speed with no apparent effort necessary. Not that I'd do this unless I momentarily lost my sanity.......