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I haven't been to the site in nearly a month and have been meaning to post some musings after a few months of Bullitt ownership. I'm quite happy with the car overall, but I've noticed a few minor annoyances: I sure wish the seatbelt receptacle stuck up a few inches! I'm not fat, but I have to paw around looking for it! All my other modern cars have the female end of the seatbelt sticking up so it's easy to find. The other thing I can remember at this late hour is how there's no plastic surround for the key on the ignition switch (a black plastic extension affixed over the ignition) My Marauder has one, as I think most Fords did the past few years. That makes it a bit easier to find the keyhole in the dark. I suspect this is one of those "decontenting" moves. An inch or two more seat travel would be nice for us tall guys, too. Just a few nit picks!
 

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I haven't been to the site in nearly a month and have been meaning to post some musings after a few months of Bullit ownership. I'm quite happy with the car overall, but I've noticed a few minor annoyances: I sure wish the seatbelt receptacle stuck up a few inches! I'm not fat, but I have to paw around looking for it! All my other modern cars have the female end of the seatbelt sticking up so it's easy to find. *AGREE*The other thing I can remember at this late hour is how there's no plastic surround for the key on the ignition switch (a black plastic extension affixed over the ignition) My Marauder has one, as I think most Fords did the past few years. That makes it a bit easier to find the keyhole in the dark. *AGREE* I suspect this is one of those "decontenting" moves. An inch or two more seat travel would be nice for us tall guys, too. *AGREE* Just a few nit picks!
The seatbelts really "lock up" alot when driving... Hmmm... Does that mean I drive a little too fast? :smile:
 

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Not complaining, but I've also noticed my seat belts are sensitive and prone to lock up. Usually during spirited driving and on rougher surfaces which don't seem to affect the belts in our Isuzu Trooper. Maybe it's a result of the tighter suspension?
 

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Along those same lines, I find the tilt of the steering wheel mostly useless. I move it all the way up and leave it. Also I like to drive with my shoulders when driving hard. When I move the seat up to where I can drive hard, my knees are in the dash. When I move it back, then I have to drive more with my wrists and arms. How do other who have driven on a road course handle this?
Not major complaints as this is still be best driving car I have ever owned. I think it drives better then my Corvette in the past.
 

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Along those same lines, I find the tilt of the steering wheel mostly useless. I move it all the way up and leave it. Also I like to drive with my shoulders when driving hard. When I move the seat up to where I can drive hard, my knees are in the dash. When I move it back, then I have to drive more with my wrists and arms. How do other who have driven on a road course handle this?
Not major complaints as this is still be best driving car I have ever owned. I think it drives better then my Corvette in the past.
Totally agree.

I autocross my car and I'm 6'1". I end up putting the seat back and the front down until my right knee is just a touch away from the dash. Then I put the seat back more upright until I can get close enough to the wheel to have some control and my helmet is just brushing the headliner. Definitely a compromise.

A bit of telescoping on the steering wheel would have done wonders on this car.
 

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Most seat belt locks are based on a swinging pendulum, when the front of the car drops they lock. I'm not sure how the pre-tensioners that are tied to the airbag systems work (not sure if the Bullitt has this or not).
 

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Here's a hot tip on the seat belts. Warn your front seat passenger to please be careful when bringing the belt over to latch it. The metal end is very easy to accidently scrape and scratch the top of the console. :shock: Thank goodness for Armor All!
 

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I know they are meant for a different reason, but if I am not mistaken, you can request a pair of seatbelt extenders from your dealer, and they SHOULD supply them to you free of charge.....Just an FYI....


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Jim: Just a thought about the Armor All. I have heard it can actually dry out the surface it is on. I've had great luck with Duragloss which you can purchase at CarQuest. I like it because it is made for vinyl and leather. I also think a lot of folks use the Meguiar's. Just my 2 cents.
 

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JBcarnut said:
An inch or two more seat travel would be nice for us tall guys, too. Just a few nit picks!
Odd, I'm 6'4 and find that with the seat all the way down I don't even have to put it all the way back. I usually drive with my wheel tilted all the way down, but I do wish the wheel had a telescope feature like my sister's fusion, but that is really a minor, minor thing. I suspect the next Mustangs will have that.
 
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