BullittDuff’s Blog Posts 1 – 4 of 4
My Mustang Bullitt: The First 6700 Miles!
Sep 13, 2008 | Views: 448
- My New 2008 Bullitt
- 12 photos
Yes - I'm still in love and really don't have that much to complain about. In fact I try to use my truck a little more often now just to keep the miles from racking up too quickly – but I dread those days I have to leave my Bullitt at home.
But for the sake of impartiality I do have a couple of comments to share.
Now out of the box I have to say that at 5'11" & 160lbs and actually think the Bullitt is one of the most ergonomically pleasing cars I've ever owned or even driven for that matter. Comfort-wise it's on a par with my 1978 Porsche 928 (aka the Shark) a TRUE honest to god "Grand Tourer" if there ever was one and the Bullitt holds up well in that company. While the Bullitt would hand my Porsche it's kidney in a flat out shootout – the 30 year old Porsche feels much more poised in the twisties. Probably do the Porsche's independent rear transaxle compared to the Bullitt's 19'th Century designed live axle. But even with that I suspect that the Bullitt would be filling up most of the Porsche's rear view mirror on the strait-a-ways of all but the twistest of road courses.
That said the only thing I'd probably change is the amount of vertical travel on the steering wheel seems a tad "limited" but I wouldn't mind if it telescoped too. Not to beat the 928 comparison to death but it's gauge pod/cluster actually moves up & down with the steering wheel so the driver never really has the gauges obstructed by the wheel regardless of the position. This has to be one of the best interior features I've ever encountered in a motor vehicle.
Other than that the only complaint has to be the limited rear seats – but I didn't buy the vehicle for it's rear passenger comfort. That said I have noticed that for some reason females seem to have a problem with the seat belts digging into their shoulders. I've had a few different gals in the passenger seat and I've noticed that they almost always either hold it off of their shoulder or tuck it under their arms. Quick fix would seem to be a seatbelt pad of some sort.
Still - all & all I'm happy with my Bullitt!
Permanent Link to this Blog Post:
Download Drive Magazine Now!