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Ford Mustang Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Today my dealer called and said my black 06 GT was built Monday (9-19) and should be delivered on 10-19...does this sound about right? I look forward to finally seeing my car with the 18" fanblades...haven't seen one with those wheels yet in person.

    Bob
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    shalu.....I just try to help where I can, but thanks! ;)

    I guess in order to answer your questions, I'd need to know a little more. Will the car be outside all of the time? IF so, what kind of weather do you get (hot, cold, snow/ice, near salt water or exposed to salt in the winter, industrial fallout)?

    If you have a garage, or even some sort of car port, I wouldn't even look at a car cover. More often than not, they'll tend to scratch the paint. That said, it's better to cover it if it's constantly exposed to the elements, than to leave it out.

    Personally, I think the best way to protect your car is to put a good coat of high quality wax on it 4 times/year. My personal preference is Zaino (www.zainobros.com). There's an entire thread about this wonderous wax over in the "maintenance" threads. 2nd, stay away from those "drive thru...swirl-o-matic" car washes. Those do more damage to your paint than the weather will. We get very cold temps here in the midwest. If I can't do a quick hand wash, I usually take my car to those "touchless" car washes with a blower to dry it off. Then I do a quick dry with whatever water is left (takes all of 5 minutes). I only do that when the weather is cold, though to get the salt off the car.

    Floor mats? I've got some really nice aftermarket ones that are worlds better than what Ford sells. There are a couple of good places to get them....www.weathertech.com or www.ggbailey.com. They aren't cheap, but they are very good.

    I'm not exactly sure what an electronic rearview mirror is. But, if you're talking about the kind that dim automatically, I'd have to say I wouldn't waste my money. I don't need a mirror to dim for me. I just use the little switch on the mirror. It's not that big of a deal to me.

    But, there are some fancy ones out there that have compasses, autodimming....I've even seen some that have a built in radar detector. They are pricey, though.

    Hope that helps.

    skiu....your delivery time sounds about right. :)
  • Seems like you got your '06 pretty quick. I placed my order yesterday for the GT Premium Rag Top, and I was told not to expect it before April '06.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    h20....I was extremely lucky with my entire order. I ordered in the midst of one of the worst winters in recent memory. My dealer had no pending customer orders when I placed mine. They had stocking orders, but no customer orders.

    A month after I got mine, the same dealer was almost out of allotment and wouldn't budge from MSRP. They did stick to the deal (X-plan) they made with me, though.

    Currently, they're allotment through the end of January is all used up. They are saying the same as you're hearing....that is, any '06 GT ordered today won't be delivered until next spring
  • I HAVE MY PONY!

    Picked up my 06 Pony Package Tuesday. I LOVE IT! Everytime I get in to drive I feel a rush:-) This car handles great and the six is plenty of power since I'm not running quarters against anyone. Getting plenty of second looks too. Anyway, FYI here's my deal. Hope you all love yours as much as I love mine! :shades:

    MSRP $24,490 I paid $24,000 out the door including 8.25% sales tax. Zero down at 6% w/ local bank.
    Redfire Metallic w/ Parchment Leather
    Pony Pkg
    Interior Upgrade Pkg
    Side airbags
    Shaker 500W (great sound!)
  • Hey to Graphic guy out there, I haven't posted for awhile...thought I'd pop in and say...I'm still waiting....ordered my 05 Mustang GT in November 2004........never came.....by June of 2005, decided to hang up the idea of getting my 2005, so went back to the dealer and put in an order for a 2006, as shut down was to take place in July...what the heck, I'm not getting my 2005. Heard production of the 2006's started in early August. I was put at a priority 10 on my 2006 order. Here it is the end of September....I've called Ford direct 3 times now...still get the same response, the computer is waiting to pick you. I'm ready to throw that dang computer of theirs to the wolves. It'll be a year in November since I first put my order in. All the postings here of other people ordering last February and getting their cars by April really burns my hair....just what does it take to get a Mustang GT I ordered a year ago? People have really given me credit for hanging tough, the only reason I have thus far is my 1996 Purple GT with 45,000 miles on it. I keep telling Ford I'd really like my GT before the snow flies, as I live in Wisconsin. Any suggestions out there - anyone? Is there someplace I can call or write to that will finally step up to the plate and produce my order? Ford has really made a name for itself from me. If I don't get my GT by Christmas, I'm seriously considering a Dodge Charger....at least they can produce a hot looking car without having to wait a year for it.........help!!!!! :mad:
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    purple....sounds like it's time to find a new dealer. Sounds like your dealer doesn't have allotment.

    I'd go to another Ford store. Tell them what happened with your first dealer and ask them what their wait time is.

    Allotment is still tight on the GTs.

    Still, that doesn't absolve your original dealer from not giving you the scoop on what's going on with your order.
  • I went to test drive a V6 Mustang on Friday in San Jose CA, at whatever Ford dealer us at the AutoMall here. Cant remember the name.

    Anyway, I was shocked and surprised to see that they marked every Mustang up 3,995. Thats an extra 4K they added to the sticker, just because they could.

    Not just on the GT's either, every single one. And they didnt have a 2006 on the lot - they were all 2005's.

    Unbelievable.

    Of course I walked.

    Houses are supposed to be more expensive here, not cars. What a rip-off.

    If I get a Mustang, it surely wont be from them. I will go to NC (where I am from) and drive it cross country before I buy a hubcap from them.
  • Hey everyone! So here's my deal. Late July this year I placed an order for a '06 v6 convertible w/pony package thru Beverly Hills Ford. The sales guy (will call him MS) took my order + $1k deposit & said he's give me a call in a couple of days w/confirmation & final price as he only had '05 pricing. 3 days later & no word so I emailed him. He said he'd look into it. 4 more days later & still nothing. No response to another email so I called & he calked it up to being busy. He said still no word yet from Ford. A week later & still nothing & he stopped returning my messages so I email the president (will call him NO). He's nice & all & as a result I finally get a confirmation # & a price of $23,670 from MS. I thank him for going under dealer cost & for blowing away the other quotes I've received. About 3 weeks later I try to get a hold of MS to ask for an update & to let him know I've found a comparable car at another dealer so I ask if he can trade for it & I'll take it instead. No response. A week later & still no response so again I contact the president who apologizes & says he's working on trading for the other car & will let me know the next day. Next day, the GM calls (will call him GG). He says they couldn't trade & notices that MS gave me the wrong price & it should be $3k higher but can't confirm how my order's going. I tell him I don't appreciate having my time wasted for almost 7 weeks & that I'll think about what I want to do. I again email NO & tell him that I don't appreciate his dealership's tactics, negotiate price again, & tell him it wasn't my fault that MS gave me the wrong price & since my time was wasted by misinformation & they can't give me an update anyway that I feel that they should honor the price or at very least consider meeting in the middle. GG calls me while at work yelling, swearing, saying to stop wasting THEIR time w/nonsense & there's no chance they'll go that low. I tell him MS started the whole thing & should be held accountable. He starts going off again & threatens to call my boss (since he had my work # on the order sheet) & tell him that I was wasting company time to harass them w/nonsense! Can you believe that!?! I tell him I'll not deal w/him anymore so I contact NO. He's not taking my calls so I finally email everyone that I'm cancelling my order. It takes a couple of weeks & several messages from me but they finally send my deposit back. Funny thing is NO attaches his business card w/the check & in the interim I get a message from some other sales guy there that my car has come in....a coupe! :confuse: So, anyway, I'm back to square one & trying to negotiate with other dealers....
  • This is the price on an '05 I'm being offered from my dealer off their lot, what do you all think?
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    2005 V6 CONV PREM
    4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
    5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    Price Information MSRP
    STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE $24,815

    Key Standard Equipment
    ORDER CODE 160A-PREM CONV V
    POWER DRIVER'S SEAT
    MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING
    AM/FM STEREO/6-CD IN DASH/M
    16" BRIGHT MACHINED CAST AL

    Optional Equipment
    2005 MODEL YEAR
    BLACK CLEARCOAT
    CRIMSON RED LEATHER
    .4.0L SOHC V6 ENGINE
    .5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
    .P215/65R16 A/S TIRE
    ACTIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM 255
    INTERIOR COLOR ACCENT PKG 175
    .CRIMSON RED FLOORMATS
    INTERIOR UPGRADE PACKAGE 450
    EXTERIOR SPORT APPEARANCE PKG 295
    .REAR DECKLID SPOILER
    .WHITE TAPE STRIPE
    WHEEL LOCKING KIT 50
    FRONT SEAT SIDE AIRBAGS 370
    ANTI-LOCK BRAKES 775
    TRACTION CONTROL
    CONVERTIBLE BOOT COVER 115
    BLACK CONVERTIBLE ROOF
    LEATHER TRIM SPT BUCKET SEATS 695
    __________
    TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS 27,995
    DESTINATION & DELIVERY 675

    TOTAL MSRP $28,670.00

    YOUR PRICE: $28170.00 WITH NO D&H
  • Interesting, I've got a dealer offering me a VERYsimilar GT to jagzbimmer's:
    2005 GT CONV PREMIUM
    5-SPEED AUTO TRANSMISSION 995
    INTERIOR COLOR ACCENT PKG 175
    INTERIOR UPGRADE PACKAGE 450
    WHEEL LOCKING KIT 50
    CONVERTIBLE BOOT COVER 115

    But it's substantially more money: MSRP: $33155 with my price being $31655.
  • Hi Graphicguy,

    That was a real great info,thxs for that.I have seen zainos site and found a lot of products in them which of them do u think is gonna help for a car protection that is not gonna be in a garage .which of the range of products from Z 2 to Z 18 is of real value to buy.or should i consider the ultimate protection kit which includes all?

    Coming to the mirror u mentioned a switch on the mirror which i did not find in mine is it something that i need to install? or can u recommend me anything?

    Thanks for ur advice inadvacne.

    Cheers
    Shalu
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,161
    Ford Mustang

    There are plenty of discussions about accessories, etc.. Please ask your questions there..

    regards,
    kyfdx
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  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    Some very quick answers....

    kyfdx is right about finding info about all theings "new" Mustang being in the other thread.

    Shalu.....the mirror I'm referring to would be after market. I think Ford accessories would have them. Ask your dealer about them. Zaino Z7 (wash), Z2 + accelerator (show car polish) would be the minimum I would buy.

    jim....run, don't walk from your current dealership. You were "low balled".You've got your deposit back. The Mustang is a hot item. You aren't going to get below invoice or even below invoice deals on them. With the new "pony package", the V6 is getting even more popular than it was with the '05 models.

    cary....that's a good price on the V6, Pony Package convertibles. Mostly, the convertibles are going for at or around MSRP.
  • Thanx graphicguy. I did start negotiating with a few dealers again already. Thus far I've gotten 3 quotes around $27500 for a black v6 vert with leather, pony package, interior upgrade, & side airbags - I think that's about $1500 under invoice. I'll be ordering it from Ford which is fine as long as I get the car I want. :) Chances are I'll decide on one of those dealers either today or tomorrow & head on over this weekend to close a deal & will keep you updated. What should I do differently this time? What should I be walking out with after I place my order with the dealer? Any questions I should ask?
    Any further advice would be great!
  • Cary1,

    My GT is a coupe, not a convertible.... :shades:
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,161
    A dealer in the Cincinnati area today advertised..

    Any '06 Mustang GT in stock... coupe or convertible.. $96 over invoice...

    Prices only good this weekend... No other details...

    regards,
    kyfdx
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  • I bought out my leased Honda Accord last week. It's a 2002 Accord LX Coupe and I had been the only-ever owner (picked it up with 31 km's on it). Since the car has low mileage and is in excellent shape, buying out the lease and then reselling it made perfect sense to me.

    In acquiring the used-car-sale package (required in Ontario to sell a used car), I found that somebody who I had never heard of had a lien against by VIN#. Further investigation with the help of Honda Canada revealed that somehow, somebody else had leased a car with exactly the same VIN# (hence the lien). This other party was contacted and asked to verify their VIN aginst their ownership (to rule out a data entry error) - they have verified that the VIN on the vehicle itself matches the VIN on my vehicle.

    My guess at this point is that the other car was illegally resold (possibly stolen or previously written off).

    I'm wondering if Honda Canada had sold me my vehicle without first doing a lien check to ensure that the car was actually sellable. At the very least, I did not get full disclosure. I cannot resell the vehicle until they figure out this mess - so how could Honda have sold me that vehicle under the same conditions?

    Any advice on how to proceed? Do I have any legal case against Honda? This is in Toronto, Ontario.

    Thx,
    -jj
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,161
    Since this is a discussion about Ford Mustang pricing.. (hence, the title), you might have better luck posting your questions here:

    Any Questions For a Car Dealer?

    regards,
    kyfdx
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  • Already did thanks! My appologies - didn't realize it was the wrong group until after the post...

    -jj
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    kyfdx....was that Castrucci by any chance?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,161
    Yes... in Milford.. the ad was in the Enquirer...

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  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    Thanks, ky....

    For what it's worth, a friend of mine is looking for a Mustang GT. She took the ad to Castrucci. They said it was a printing error, but honored the price, anyway. Unfortunately, they didn't have the color she wants.

    It looks like prices are "breaking" on the GTs (finally). That's not too surpirsing given the fact that winter is just around the corner (not a good time to be selling RWD coupes).
  • Got lucky and found a 06 GT premium. Red on Red. Sticker 28,500. Dealer actually gave it to me for $28,000. Bought it on the the 30th. Maybe end of the month and small dealer in MD was the reason. Anyone else getting $$ off sticker. :)
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    Anything off MSRP on a GT should be considered a "good deal" on these cars.

    While pricing does seem to be softening a bit on the GTs, I still think we're a ways away from rebates or near invoice deals (if they happen at all).

    I'm sure end of month buying could have something to do with it. On the other hand, it could be the fact that both GM and Ford are taking a beating with their SUV and truck sales, too. Therefore, betting on car sales to keep their heads above water.
  • I just looked at 2x black GT premiums with the IUP they were at Crown Ford in Fayetteville NC
  • Looking at a Mustang GT Premium with stripes, louvers on side windows, upgraded interior, locking wheel nuts, front/side air bags, auto transmission and a few other extras for 28k. Good price?
  • I'm purchasing a 2006 V6 Convertible Deluxe, Black Ext, Black Top, Medium Parchment Interior:

    5 Speed automatic
    V6 Pony Package
    Interior Upgrade
    Leather Seats
    Convertible Boot.

    I'm paying $26,571+Tax+Tags. This is about 4.8% over the dealer's cost.

    What do you think?
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,259
    vistaboo....hard to tell about your pricing since the louvers are a dealer installed option. Don't know what they charge for that.

    gameover.....that sounds like a good deal considering the '06s just hit the dealers lots.
  • They have a price of $1400 for the louvers and the rally stripes, already installed on the car.
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