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Ford Mustang, Coupe
Nov 13, 2004 (11:41 am)
Considering how the Mustang is gonna help save Ford, why do they persist in making the GT, a 150K car? The whole point of ford was to a car everyone can afford.
Style is one of the hardes things to hit, guys let me ask you, imagine is where mustang left off (40K) you would have the Shelby GR-1 as say, a lincoln or Mercury model? for say 40K - 60K??? Wouldnt that, with such style, and the semi-affordability of 40K help fords image surge?
Nov 13, 2004 (12:22 pm)
The GT exists just so the buying public (who could never afford one) can see a Ford hold it's own in a comparison test with a Ferrari.
They just want people to think they are more than just a souless fleet-car company that values price points more than desirability.
The GR-1 is sweet, but too sporty to be a lincoln. I am not sure the Mercury brand has enough of a performance image to have it's own Corvette either. Would have to be more of a fast, comfy, GT car.
#1325 of 2125 2001 mustang gt convertible
Nov 14, 2004 (12:12 pm)
my local ford dealer has a01 gt convertible 3200 miles auto 6 cd looks like it never left garage i can buy for 17000 is this a good deal what shpuld i be looking out for never had soft top would only be used in summer
#1326 of 2125 wind and/or engine noise
Nov 14, 2004 (8:23 pm)
I was reading an auto review of the 2005 mustang in which it was reported that this model has a problem with wind noise and loud engine noise at freeway speeds. Can any current owners confirm or deny whether this is true or not.
#1327 of 2125 Re: wind and/or engine noise [thunderbird]
Nov 15, 2004 (3:50 am)
I have been driving my new 2005 Mustang V6 for 2 weeks now, quite often on the highway, and I am pleasantly surprised how quiet the car is. Remarkably, there's no wind noise at all!
#1328 of 2125 My thoughts anyway...
Nov 15, 2004 (7:51 am)
17K for a 2001 GT ragtop is indeed a good deal if the miles are low...as for what to look for, nothing much to worry about with the now previous-gen Mustang at that point.
As for wind/engine noise, it's not really bad on my 2002; so I imagine it must be even quieter on the new model. In my car, once you shift into 5th on the higway, the engine noise drops to about "normal" for an American car. Even with my "upgraded" exhaust (I have a Ford Racing high-flow catback), it's relatively quiet on the highway. I've never noticed wind noise myself...
#1330 of 2125 Re: wind and/or engine noise [thunderbird]
Nov 15, 2004 (9:21 am)
I've been driving the new GT for almost a week and can say that wind noise is indeed minimal as others have stated.
Road noise depending on what type of surface you're on can be loud. Concrete freeways especially.
The engine is obtrusive during acceleration but I think that is intentional and part of the allure of the Mustang.
Nov 15, 2004 (11:07 am)
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#1332 of 2125 A few things....
Nov 15, 2004 (5:49 pm)
For those of you who had a Mustang previously and purchased a new '05, did your insurance rates increase quite a bit?
Also, in case Ford is watching, it would be nice to have your dealers give out a survey form to buyers (and potential buyers) to see what we like and dislike, what we would like to see in years to come with the new Mustang.