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Ford Mustang (2005 and Newer)

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  • "appear in not the best neighborhoods"

    hmmm....

    how do you define that, when the cars cost 30K? I dont want to get started on a non-mustang issue, but watch the racism, please.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Don't forget that those numbers include the previous generation Mustang, so the numbers for last year are a bit inflated.
  • Did not mean to bring these type of " political issues" into our conversations here...however, certainally many other vehicles that are "much" more valued vehicles than these cars that we are discussing here, could be applied?
  • Has anybody seen any pic's of the new Charcoal Aluminum Instrument Panel with ribbed pattern that is now available (option for the IUP)? I've only seen pic's of the Satin dash. If somebody could help me out that would be great.

    I'll be ordering my car either Wed or Friday of this week.

    Thanks
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Look for some interior pictures of the Shelby GT500. It has that trim.
  • Is that the same option package? If so, Great! I just got off the phone with Ford Corp. and they basically said your SOL they don't have a photo of the option and that I'd have to order it without seeing what it looked like. They guy said, it should be darker than the Satin though. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    I was hoping somebody had one or knew of a photo of it somewhere on the net.

    I found this on the new Shelby "For visual contrast, the GT500 features satin-aluminum finished trim (rather than traditional chrome) and new "SVT Red" leather seat inserts and door-trim panels provide a marked contrast to the rest of the leather-trimmed cabin, creating a very special driving environment.
    " So I don't think it's the same as the 67D (Charcoal option) :cry:
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Here's a picture of the Shelby GT500 interior - I bet it's very similar if not exact.

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  • That picture makes me want to go for a drive.
  • Ford Motor Company in general, and local 'Blue Oval' dealers in specific just shot themselves in the foot - big time!

    Thought we wanted the Mustang GT - wanted it a whole lot! But the dealers here think the car is worth $4,000 more than sticker price - no discounting, take it or leave it ... just pay four grand more as the price to drive such a great car!

    Yes, I agree that it is a great car. And I really had no reason to look at the Charger or the GTO. But $4,000 is a lot of money!

    Has anyone driven the GTO? Butt ugly! But handles really well and goes like a rocket!

    And the Charger gives all sorts of 'creature comforts', Hemi engine and discounted pricing!

    Ford - you just lost the 'better idea' race!
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    If they're able to sell all the GTs they can order at $4K over invoice I don't see how they're shooting themselves in the foot. Besides, it's not Ford's fault - they can't control the dealer pricing. Blame the consumers who are either too stupid or too impatient to wait for a better deal.
  • I got the same "markup" runaround from a salesman in Jax, Fl. I said there was no way I was going to pay 3-5 k over sticker for a car I was ordering and waiting 8-12 weeks on. As I was leaving the dealership, the sales manager noticed I was leaving quickly. I told him the price his salesman quoted was a non-starter, I had done months of homework, and even though the GTs were uber-popular, I was not there so they could try to take advantage of me. He sat me down and we actually agreed on a price several thousand below MSRP. That was back in June.

    I suggest you just take your business elsewhere. It's definitely a hit on that salesmen and that dealership, but it in no way reflects on Ford as a whole. That's capitalism; people will try to get the highest price they can.

    IMO as for the Charger and GTO, the Charger and Goat are very nice cars, but they have none of the appeal the Mustang does. You have to shell out BIG money (10-15k more) to get a SRT-8 Charger that still is well behind the Mustang GT in handling and performance (even with the much vaunted Hemi)....and has none of the looks and styling. The Goat has marginally better acceleration, nicer interior, and bigger backseats, but the Mustang wins the handling, styling, and trunk war. The 6k I saved by choosing the Mustang GT is going into Vortech, Eibach, and some MGW interior enhancements.

    In the end, for the same price as a Goat and 10k less than the Charger, I'm creating a unique Mustang that will be able to stick with much more expensive Sport Cars.
  • Dear footshot,
    If you can just wait awhile, every Ford lot will
    have 2 or 3 mustangs just like you want, and that same
    salesperson will be standing on the hot asphalt with no
    buyers. Then you steal one. Of course you would not be
    the first Mustang on the block. Remember the PT Cruiser
    selling for premiums. Now lots are full of them, sitting.
    Already I am seeing Mustang V-6's lined up on retail lots.
    Ford is seeing they can hardy sell them, eventually
    production will exceed consumption.
    So...what is the big rush here? Since you are price
    concerned, how will you feel after you buy in, then
    price drops like a rock? p.s. get the Mustang.
    Babe magnet #1. Toyota Solara ? boring.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    Many dealers have a few examples in stock.

    Many dealers are willing to make deals to sell cars.

    Shop around.

    Mark
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    Anyone looking for a GT has two days left (including today) to get a killer year end deal. It's the end of the tax year and dealers are trying to liquidate inventory like crazy! One of the local Chevy dealers is running commercials advertising $6.5K off brand new C6 Corvettes! That's NEVER happened before! Then again, GM is trying to come out of junk bond status. They've got a long, hard battle ahead. :(
  • That's absolutely true. Buying an '05 GT Premium convertible for $2000 below invoice (includes $750 Katrina relief rebate). Internet sales guy at Adamson Ford in Birmingham offered to match the deal but theirs had the auto transmission and the Shaker 1000 which I didn't want.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Below invoice or below MSRP?
  • Invoice. No joke. Buying a car at the end of the year, especially if it's a leftover, rocks.
  • B/C some some peoples insurance company says hell no to a gt, like mine. So you go get a v6 and make it fast like i did. Lets think about things before we speak.
  • detailzdetailz Posts: 47
    So..what needs to be done to "fix" a 6 cyl to equal a 300HP GT and what are the costs?...I'm in my mid 50's and really enjoying my GT.....insurance only increased about $300 per year from a 99' SUV....decided that my wife would not need to know that info anyway prior to obtaining my GT!
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    I know that for some people, the only reason to buy a Mustang is to get a GT. Thats fine, thats why Ford makes a GT, for those people.

    Keep in mind though that a loaded V6 Coupe stickers for about $24k (without Shaker 1000). You can get one for about $22k if you don't want leather and automatic transmission. WHAT A VALUE

    The best option for the V6 is the Pony Package. This adds the wheels and suspension from the GT plus a unique grill with fog lights and some other cosmetic bits.

    Keep in mind that the V6 is 210hp, 245lbft of torque. Thats Mustang GT performance from just 10 years ago.

    Ford has done wonders with the exhaust on the V6 also, it definitely sounds more like a V8 then one would expect.

    For the price, it seems like a really great option.

    Mark
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    It seems like Ford is requireing dealers to take 6 V6 coupes to get a GT.

    Many dealers have a list of retail orders waiting to get built this should mean plenty of V6s sitting on lots ready to get discounted!

    Mark
  • lmmlmm Posts: 70
    The V6 is plenty fast. If you want to go super fast go for the GT.

    I went with the V6 and got the Pony Pkg, Leather, Interior Upgrade, Side airbags, and security system for 21500.

    Beats the price of a GT anyday. And for $300-500 more you can get a tuner and mod it for another 20hp at the least.

    It's the same car and insurance is less expensive.
  • jonpnjjonpnj Posts: 52
    V6 is extremely fast. I got the GT because the insurance difference was not that much based on my credit score and risk category. Wonderful gem indeed!
  • damcesdamces Posts: 1
    I HAVE TAKEN MY MUSTANG 2005 FOR THE FIRST OIL CHANGE AND THE REPLACEMENT OF THE EXTERIOR DOOR HANDLES (WHICH SIMPLY WOULD STAY OUT AND WOULDN'T RETURN TO ORIGINAL POSITION) AND IT TOOK THREE DAYS.

    NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK AGAIN TO CHECK THE EMISSION WARNING LIGHT, GASOLINE ODOR, LOW BRAKE PEDALS AND CD PLAYER THAT KEEPS SKIPPING TRACKS AND AGAIN A 2 DAY DELAY JUST TO DIAGNOSE THE MALFUNCTION AND SURPRISE, THERE ARE NO REPLACEMENT PARTS IN EXISTENCE AND WILL HAVE TO WAIT FROM 3 TO 4 DAYS.

    HAVING AN EXTENDED GUARANTEE THE LEAST EXPECTED WAS TO GET A CAR FROM THE DEALER WHILE MY CAR WAS ON THE SHOP AND IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE SINCE IT CAN ONLY BE GRANTED AFTER THERE IS A REPAIR ORDER. IN CONCLUSION I HAVE NO CAR TO DRIVE AND SIMPLY DONT KNOW WHEN WILL I GET MY CAR FIXED.

    THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS TRULY THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN EXCEPT FOR THE ONE AT MACK-NEXTRAN. I WILL NEVER BUY AGAIN A FORD NO MATTER THE MODEL NOR ITS LOOKS BECAUSE THATS WHAT THEY ARE JUST LOOKS
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,699
    Your complaint is with the dealer, not Ford. Ford doesn't service it's vehicles (it's actually prohibited by law) - the dealer does. Find a new dealer that can actually fix problems instead of causing new ones. Ford's hands are tied on these types of problems.
  • have a windveil blue 2005 V6 premium Mustang bought 2/16/2005 built in Nov 2004. I live in NJ and havent modified anything except added a spoiler. I havent fixed any of the problems yet. I have 8,000 miles on the car. It is automatic.

    Here is everything that is wrong with my car:

    1 - Makes front end clunck when turning.
    2 - gas tank problem
    3 - radio resets itself when car sits for 48 hours without running and it is below freezing. Also, the volume gets stuck on HIGH and wont turn off or down (I almost went deaf)
    4 - driver's side handle sticks out and wont go flush
    5 - had one broken windshield (just a little pebble hit it) and a front tire blow out on the NJ parkway within one week of each other ($350 for the windshield from safelite auto glass and the tire is the same as a dodge caravan so it was cheap - 65$ installed.
    6 - Air vent - foot/floor position doesnt work - it blows air out of the defrost instead and makes my windows fog up.
    7 - When it's cold out - I cant put the emergency break on - it freezes and the car burns rubber when I drive.
    8 - when its cold out the windows - you know how it goes down an inch and up an inch when you open and close the doors - well, they freeze in position and then when you close the door, the rubber freezes and the door/window isnt flush and doesnt close properly.
    9 - there is water that stays in the foot well inside the door and only on the driver's side.
    10 - if its humid out, the car make a sound when idling - it kindo of revvs or rumbles and sounds horrible at stoplights.

    I just cant bring myself to bring it in for service - I cant part with my car for one minute. I love it - and the problems are a pain in the [non-permissible content removed] - but so is parking it zimbabwe when shopping and walking for a mile to shop just so I dont get a door ding. I love my car and dont want any one, any valet, my husband, or especially a mechanic to touch it ! Does anyone else feel the same and have all of the same problems??
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    They call it Mustang fever. ;) Ninety-nine percent of people who buy a Mustang love it to death, even if they do have problems with it. It's one of those unexplained phenomena of the universe. :P

    I've had a couple of issues that were fixed without drama, but neither of them was enough to make me hate my Mustang. I had the fuel fill problem and the clunking during low speed turns. Both of those have a Technical Service Bulletin out on them and are easily remedied.
  • Very happy with my 2006 GT convertible!!! I would like to change the stock 17inch GT wheels for the 18inch polished GT wheels (soon as they are available at ford racing parts).

    I am concerned about the quality/comfort of the ride. Can anyone that has switched from a 17 to 18 inch wheel let me know if there was a noticeable difference in the ride.
  • Ive heard this from others -- that they actually paid LESS than invoice for a GT or V6. It could be true, but I find this hard to believe. I dealt with 3 local dealers, plus 2 internet negotiations. Not 1 of them would even come close to the invoice price, and only 2 of them would even come down a little off of the MSRP.

    Consider yourself lucky if you actually beat the invoice price, but here in the Seattle area it isnt possible from what Ive seen.
  • From this site:

    Wards names 10 Best Engines for 2006:

    Ford Motor Co.: 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT)
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