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Hi all, first time poster, Mustang guy who has owned Mustangs since high school including two 66 convertibles, a 69 Mach 1, two Saleens, my current 69 BOSS 302 since 1991, and an 05 GT.

I am looking at a used 2016 GT350. I love the car! But the car has no toggle switches behind the shifter, and specifically no switch for the active exhaust. I can't have a snarling beast all the time, and at this point I am passing on the car unless someone can tell me why I shouldn't.

What option package or lack thereof doesn't come with the exhaust option?

Every single other car I have seen for sale on line has the switches and the active exhaust.

Please help! I love this car!

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi all, first time poster, Mustang guy who has owned Mustangs since high school including two 66 convertibles, a 69 Mach 1, two Saleens, my current 69 BOSS 302 since 1991, and an 05 GT.

I am looking at a used 2016 GT350. I love the car! But the car has no toggle switches behind the shifter, and specifically no switch for the active exhaust. I can't have a snarling beast all the time, and at this point I am passing on the car unless someone can tell me why I shouldn't.

What option package or lack thereof doesn't come with the exhaust option?

Every single other car I have seen for sale on line has the switches and the active exhaust.

Please help! I love this car!

Thanks in advance.
Hi 69boss and welcome to the forum. As far as I know all GT350’s have a row of 4 toggle switches just below the radio and heating/cooling controls. The active exhaust should be the last one on the right. I don’t this this was eve4 an optional feature.
 

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Not all of them have toggle switches unless you have the (Convenience later changed to Technology, Electronic or whatever you want to call it) packages per se. The base model have the 4 inch screens and the control panels on the steering wheel act as switches. Those toggle switches in front of the shifter are just extra for fast actions and they do look cool; however, they are just "extras." Without the toggle switches, you would have to use the control on the steering wheel to adjust the exhaust, steering, shocks, etc...As for the 16, some have base package (starts at 48K, but back then 10-15K ADM was the norm), some have convenience packages and some have track packages. The 17 and later have the track package standardize with all the coolers installed. If you do go with a 16, be aware there were cooling issues on the non-track package vehicles during track days. Just a personal opinion, I would go with a 17 and later with all the coolers already installed just in case you want to track the vehicle at a later date.
 

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So I noticed something in this area that bugged me as well. Currently, the toggle all the way on the right of those switches (in front of the shifter on the deck) is a Launch Control button. I bought a base line GT350, with absolutely no options. it looks like if you got the premium package (premium screen, bunch of non-functional trim stuff) your very right button is exhaust control. I found this very silly, as I have no desire, and I feel lots of others would agree with me here, to use launch control and drag race in this car, but I would like to turn the exhaust mode on and off easily. At the current time, I have to navigate through the damn menu on the HUD/tach to find the exhaust mode and change it. Would have rather had the single toggle switch on the deck like the premium package does. Current;y, I am investigating to see if I can re-map the button from Launch Control to Exhaust Mode, but have yet to have any luck.
 

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Evening Dew E. I have the toggles and I still find it easiest just to switch to Sport mode and go. I believe it's the same on the non-toggle packages that when you switch out of Normal to any performance mode, one of the adjustments the car makes is opening the exhaust. Occasionally if I'm on the interstate while still in Sport mode, I'll adjust the suspension and steering independently fir a smoother ride, but that still keeps the car's exhaust in Sport for when I get back to city spirited driving. Long story longer, just pop it in Sport mode to save you from going through all the HUD navigating. Cheers!
 

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I have a 2016 and i have the toggle switches. Yes some of the functions are duplicated elsewere, but every 16 I have seen has the switches too regardless of packages or trim. A good way is to look around is on CarMax or ebay motors and check out the pics of used GT350's for sale. It gives you an idea about trim and other options that some cars may or may not have. I look around to keep up on current values..
 

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Drew, Here is some good info to help clarify your question. Depending on your intentions with the car you should really be looking at a 17MY or newer. 2015 - 2016 had some funky package options that really limited either the convenience or track capability of the GT350. 2017 and newer corrected all that by making most features standard, and will be worth more for resale later. The only real option you had for 2017 was if you wanted Recaro seats or the heated/cooled convenience seats.

2015 - 2016 Track Package - No toggle switches, smaller entertainment screen, recaro seats, transmission cooler, differential cooler, track package spoiler
2015 - 2016 Technology Package - larger entertainment screen, heated/cooled seats, no transmission cooler, no differential cooler, toggle switches for exhaust, smaller tech package spoiler
2017 - 2018 Convenience Package - All previously listed options for 2015-2016 now standard, track package spoiler standard, upgraded audio, trans/diff coolers standard, track package spoiler standard, larger entertainment screen standard, toggle switches standard.
 

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I have a 2016 track pack. It doesn't have the toggles but is available through the steering wheel buttons. I am use to it so it's no issue. I have all the coolers just not the tech pack. I wanted all the track options and don't care about the radio or screen size. I want to hear the engine anyway. Love the car, don't be scaresd of the 16 model year..You will want the track pack though.. I do agree though 17 and up all have the track pack..
 
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