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Ford Mustang (2005 and Newer)



  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    JVC makes a sweet cd/cassette combo that should fit nicely in the Crown Vic(available at Circuit City)....I rented a Grand Marquis to take on vacation and feel your pain as far as the stereo(sic) goes....the JVC should even get better sound outta your stock speakers
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    New speakers would probably improve the sound more than a new head unit if you're only going to do one or the other. OEM speakers normally suck. I'd do the speakers first, see how it sounds, then upgrade the head unit if necessary.
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    So the convertible will probably not start arriving until mid-march about??
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    Sounds about right.
  • dae3dae3 Posts: 55
    For what its worth. You can can this with a grain of salt if you like.

    I have a buddy whose buddy is in charge of ordering for a Ford dealership. He said that they are supposed to be getting five 2005 Mustangs in a few weeks. They are all pre-sold. This is the SVT dealership in town and the highest volume dealer in Indiana so it would not surprise me if they were pretty close to the front of the line for these new cars. One of the cars is a "Floor Display" car. This was explained to me as a car that is marked "for display only" so that some idiot will walk in and pay $15,000 over sticker for the "unatainable car." This dealer did this for the Thunderbird and it took them two whole days to get their sucker.
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    Strong pace of advance orders for the new 'Stang indicate a good jump for the restyled pony car. It'd be surprising IMO if there wasn't some pent up demand. Once the gotta haves get theirs will sales remain strong or collapse like those of the new GTO? mp;u=/usatoday/20040902/bs_usatoday/mustangsalesofflikeabullet

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • nedc2nedc2 Posts: 192
    Unless there's a major quality problem with the launch, which I doubt because Ford, and I mean Bill himself, is very committed to this vehicle and I think that they learned their lesson on the Focus, at least for the time being. The Mustang has always had a pretty strong following, the car is priced to sell, the V6 start under $20K, and offers decent performance, and it looks uniquely like a Mustang, the GT give 300 hp for under $30K, the '05s are more usable as regular transport then the Fox bodied cars were, I'm 6'2" and have adequate legroom in the back with front seats all the way back, and in front I have a couple inches of seat travel left when I'm in a comfortable driving position, even the trunk is reasonably sized. The GTO isn't bad looking, it just looks too much like Bonneville coupe. And if you've sat in one with an all black interior, their unbelivably drab for a car that cost almost $40K. It also gets hit with a gas guzzler tax on the automatic. A lot of people would rather spend a few grand more and get a Vette.
  • has hardly any trunk room because the gas tank is located inside the trunk. I've seen where Pontiac is already having to use big discounts because they aren't selling.

    The Mustang will be a much better all around car than the GTO and a HUGE seller.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    I disagree - it doesn't look like a Bonneville.

    It looks like a Pontiac Sunfire.
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,210
    One of the cars is a "Floor Display" car. This was explained to me as a car that is marked "for display only" so that some idiot will walk in and pay $15,000 over sticker for the "unatainable car."

    Actually Ford did produce quite a few pre-production copies last month. Some are scheduled for crash tests, some for road tests, and the rest are supposed to be used for quality checks. The latter are rumored to make it to dealer showrooms sooner than the "real" production copies and be used for display only. However, if everything goes well with them, meaning quality is up to par, Ford might give the OK to sell them.

    This info came from a dedicated Mustang forum and no one has disputed it to this point. Like you said though, take it with a grain of salt. ;)
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    Hey I'd tell you to give me a call to order one but i dont' want edmunds to get mad at me.

    I suggest you keep calling around. I wouldn't be surprised if people at the dealership u called were trying to manufacture a little hype of their own.

    People who come to my dealership in south jersey are definitely asking about it but only in a "gee wouldn't it be nice if i could buy any sports car instead of this new family hauler" kind of way.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,592
    LOL! I never thought I'd see the day a Mustang fan would criticize another car for lack of trunk space. My '86 convertible's trunk would barely
    hold the boot cover and a six-pack. </:^)

    I like both the Goat and the 'Stang but that's because I have owned previous examples of both--
    -1970 Goat convertible-4sp-400cid/4bbl.
    -1986 5.0 convertible-5sp./EFI

    There's nothing like a fast convertible IMO.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • nedc2nedc2 Posts: 192
    I can't tell you what the '05 or '06 actually convertibles trunk space will be like, but the coupe has quite a generous and usefully shaped trunk: 13 ft^3, you lose about a ft^3 if you get the shaker audio, that's almost as much as some midsize sedans. It has split fold down reat seats too. Still too small for my needs but not bad. If only I could afford two cars.
  • fdthirdfdthird Posts: 352
    Having had an 88 convertible I have to agree...a backpack if you were lucky! However, my 2000 Mustang convert while not huge does have a more usable trunk. Just went to the Jersey Shore for the weekend and got 2 beach chairs, a beach umbrella and a couple of soft duffel type bags in it - of course the suitcase was in the back seat! We even can take it to the grocery store! Don't know what the 2005 convert trunk will be like, but it would be great if it had even a bit more room!
  • I looked at the link posted by martin3 and noticed that the Deluxe Mustang GT has "R" tires as standard equipment. The Premium Mustang GT has "ZR" rated tires. Does this mean that the Deluxe Mustang GT will have some kind of governor installed to limit the speed of the car?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    Most likely, yes. It should be limited to the tire's speed rating. However, if you put on Z rated tires and your dealer is nice they can reflash the computer with the Premium pcm code which should up the limiter to the Z speed rating (assuming nothing else is different between the two pcm versions).
  • ambullambull Posts: 255
    Both the Deluxe and the Premium Mustang GTs will have 235/55ZR17 all-season tires as standard equipment.
  • akirby and ambull thanks for the info on the tires. If both have the "ZR" rated tires, then there probably won't be a limiter on either the Deluxe or Premium Mustang GT, correct?
    Thanks Again,
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    sorry if this has already been asked, I didn't see it asked recently. But anyway, what are you guys guessing the Mustang GT convertible pricing is going to be starting at? Maybe around 30k? My aunt is going to buy a new convertible, and after finding out the Solara convertible has a shiftable automatic transmission (she HATES them) or whatever it's called, she lost interest. I showed her a pic of the new Mustang and she said she is definetly willing to wait! I am hoping she gets it, it looks like it will be a very nice car.
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