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Oct 26, 2004 (9:19 am)
Ad supposed to come out in theaters (you know, before movies) on Oct. 29th, and on tv shortly thereafter.
I for one will be anxiously awaiting it. Supposed to be very well done, and the McQueen/Bullitt ethos was part of the reason I bought my '02.
Also, in 2003 there was a short-run Mustang ad that featured Bill Ford talking about how he loves mustangs with clips from Bullitt playing in the background. Good stuff!
Oct 26, 2004 (9:39 am)
Does anyone have actual highway mpg results on a manual 2005 gt yet? they said it would be more efficient yet are advertising 23-25 mpg on the hgwy??the new 400hp gto is getting 26-28.jw
#1269 of 2125 Re: [williams2]
Oct 26, 2004 (9:58 am)
Fuel Mileage is not necessarily related to HP. Weight, aerodynamics, engine design and gearing are all factors. GM gets great highway fuel economy out if it's high HP OHV V8s like the GTO and Corvette. However, 25 is pretty good compared to everything else.
#1270 of 2125 Re: headrests on the 05 [thunderbird]
Oct 26, 2004 (9:59 am)
We have no problem with them, we like them better than the older model, which made our head go too far back to rest on the headrest.
Oct 26, 2004 (10:11 am)
Thanks for the reply akirby; while I understand the dynamics of mpg and would be very content with 25mpg on the highway, I would like to know if anyone has any actual mpg numbers they have experienced driving the new v8/manual stang.jw
Oct 26, 2004 (12:07 pm)
If I put my head on the headrests on my '02, I'm looking at my ceiling. Anything's an improvement over that.
Oct 27, 2004 (4:51 am)
I agree with the earlier post. This car is even more impressive-looking in person than in the mags.
Dealer here in Leesburg VA has 3 on the lot, though they've never been one to deal, so I won't be buying from them.
They have a GT with a sticker of $29k. It had the $900+ auto tran option (I can't believe someone would want an auto in a GT!) and that 1000 watt stereo (no thanks, I'd rather hear the engine).
Thought $625 was high for a freight charge - geez it's only coming from 4 or 5 states away!
I've been a Chevy person my whole life, so you know Ford has a hit when it grabs the attention of the other side.
What's the latest on that valve problem on the V-8? Was that a real problem, or were they stalling to get rid of the 04's?
Oct 27, 2004 (5:51 am)
Think the valve problem was real, but fairly quickly solved.
Ford was actually worried at some point that it was going to run out of '04s and not be able to meet demand before the '05 hit the lots. I don't think that happened, but hard to tell. I could see stocks of GTs running low, but every dealer around me seems to have V6 Mustangs available still...
Oct 27, 2004 (6:52 am)
Freight charges are averaged and everyone pays the same regardless of location.
#1276 of 2125 Re: [john_324]
Oct 27, 2004 (8:01 am)
This isn't really a reply to john_324, but the directions on how to make a discssion entry weren't accessible. In any case, I went to University Ford in Durham, NC on October 23rd to see an '05 Mustang (30.5 years ago I went to see the first Mustangs and had to wait in a huge crowd for 45 minutes just to get into the dealership showroom to see the only Mustang they had: a white hardtop with the 170 cid straight six, and it won the hearts of nearly everyone there).
University Ford had just received their first two Mustangs, a silver 6-cylinder (sold and gone already) and a red GT. Immediately, I was pleased that the front bumper is much less noticeable in real life than it has been in the photos. The next item that struck me is that the door fit was the most perfect fit of any car I've ever seen or owned (I've owned American, Japanese, and European): less than 2 mm around the entire circumference of the door. Other body panels were just as tight-fitting as the doors. The doors had a great, solid-feeling
slam--something I always test! Great window tint, too. The charcoal and red interior looked really good, and the seats enveloped me well. I have just accumulated $25000 to enhance the off-road capabilities of my '66 Ford Bronco, so I didn't dare ask for a test drive--leadeth me not into temptation, etc.--you know the drill...For those with the bucks, this car will be worth plenty thirty years from now if properly maintained, and it'll be a fun thirty years in the meantime! I look forward to seeing what Carroll Shelby and SVT do to this one--plus Steve Saleen, Kenny Brown, Jack Roush, Sean Hyland, etc. I've heard that moving the front wheels forward in the chassis makes even the 6.8 V-10 an easy fit, which would be a nice option with the right cylinder heads and sleeves. I think this Mustang has been done better than right! Thanks for the chance to speak in the forum!