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#1784 of 2124 Re: Style [m1miata]
Jun 28, 2005 (1:34 pm)
1999s-2004s are where it's at for me.
I think they're a great combination of current styling (well, at the time anyway) and heritage cues. Taillights, fake-scoop-o-rama and the door styling all evoke Mustangs of old, but without being overly and obviously retro. Also has a certain (to me anyway) muscle-car, "gimme your lunch money!" look to it that I enjoy.
On the other two choices, while I think the 05s are great looking cars and I'm so impressed with the job Ford did, I'm beginning to find them *too* consciously retro. I know the look is a big reason for their success, but this is the first time the Mustang ever replicated a previous style in such a wholesale fashion; that doesn't sit perfectly well with me.
Also, not sure I like how Mustangs are getting BIG again...
As the years go by, though, I have to say that I like the style of the 1994-98s more and more. It's a little more restrained in style than the SN95 part II, and seems positively lithe, size-wise, next to an '05. I bet they age well, esp. the 1994-1995s with the 5.0.
Just my .02.
Jun 28, 2005 (1:52 pm)
I've wanted a Mustang for a long time and am now interested in buying one. I'm interested in a used stang in the '99-'04 style and either a V6 or GT. This style is my favorite but I'm not sure which source of buying would be most beneficial to receive a reliable, low-priced, non-tortured Mustang. My options include local public auctions, e-bay, regular used car dealers or Certified Pre-owned Dealers. I was just wandering which form would be the best and safest for providing me with the best condition, least-costly Mustang in the '99-'04 style.
Jun 28, 2005 (2:48 pm)
I have a chance to buy a 2004 mustang ge coupe for 20,800. I got the quote but I had to check with my insurance company since its an 8 cylinder vehicle. I am 50 sho i am hoping they don't fleece me on insurance. Anybody comment on the 2004 and that price. the cars two years old now but I still love the old mustang looks
Jun 28, 2005 (7:48 pm)
i just love the way the 99 to 2004 stangs look.. the styling to me is exactly what a modern mustang should be... something that invokes the image of MUSCLE CAR!!
now.. on the other hand.. the messed up ratio of weight in front makes the car fishtail in wet or snow conditions.... thats unacceptable...
seems to me that the new mustangs have a better weight ratio..
#1788 of 2124 1995 mustang convertible
Jun 29, 2005 (11:34 am)
Hi, Im planning on getting a 95 mustang convertible. There is a little slit in the convertible top tho, i just wanted some advice on the best way to fix this minor problem.
#1789 of 2124 Re: 2004 mustang [arnie08515]
Jun 29, 2005 (7:09 pm)
I would think around $18,500 or so on a used GT for the '04 makes more sense. Some new '04 sold around $21K and under. AAA insurance may be one possible company to look at for the Mustang. I think they are pretty fair for performance cars if the driver is old enough. As for the other person looking for a car, maybe a search of the local ads for cars and just try to size-up the person you are buying the car from. Look for local Mustang clubs and see if a member is selling their prized car. They won't be beating up their Stangs. Expect them to come down $500 to $1000 on private buy prices, and sometimes more with a dealer, if that is the way you decide to go. Be sure the dealership is highly rated amongst people in your town.
#1790 of 2124 A post which reflect
Jun 29, 2005 (7:31 pm)
A post pretty much reflects my feelings on the older model vs. the new. I think the retro thing just about got too carried away. Almost became a replica car of 1968/69 model year. I too liked the 1994-98 for its modern rendition of the early model. It looks fresh, is not too large and heavy looking, and just looks new and smooth. The 1999 year did add some quality to performance, so that is an added value. The flat sides are the one distraction though to an otherwise neat new look. Then came the '05, which does look good. It looks good, but perhaps too much like what I already saw in a showroom as a kid, a few years back. Now GM could redo the 1967-69 Camaro, and have what I see as an ever more beautiful body. And Dodge could make the Challenger again. We all must shake our heads in wonder as to where they are going with the current Charger - just all too sad Consider the Malibu SS for 1968, and how that looked. Make a " replica car " of that one and it would sell. I am not saying that I would not consider buying the 2005 Stang, and that it is not improved in overall performance, it is just something which leaves me with mixed feelings. When I saw a Dodge Stealth in the showroom in 1990, I knew it was calling to me, and it was a fresh design. As for Mustangs, I think the best of 1990-2004 looks wise goes to '98 and with more HP, a tighter body, and traction control, the '99 on is one to really consider. From a technology aspect, without independent rear suspension and with too much front weight bias, non of the Stangs is actually perfect. They are mainly for fun, a little rough around the edges compared to Japanese makes, but with some American car spirit / soul about them. I see that the new Stang for '05 is gaining a little size. This seems to be the trend over the decade of so, of more weight and size. We don't need that - killed sales before when that happened. No, I realize it is far from huge, but it is gaining ever model change, so look out!
Jun 30, 2005 (9:44 am)
Loren, I worry about the same thing. The Mustang's getting large again, just like it did back in the early to mid-1970s. And we all remember what happened after that...
My '02 seemed pretty large compared to a Fox Body at the time I got it, or even compared to the 94-98 car. But next to an '05, it seems quite svelte.
#1792 of 2124 Re: Buying a used stang [wannastang1]
Jul 01, 2005 (11:02 am)
Wannastang1, you might try looking for a used Bullitt GT they came in Dark Highland Green, True Blue, and Black and were only made in 2001. You may pay a little more for one but they were very limited production and most people that own them take better care and keep the miles low. Just a thought.
#1793 of 2124 In NJ, Mustangs are going for STUPID money at auction.
Jul 01, 2005 (11:37 am)
Here in NJ at the NADE auction in Bordentown, Mustangs are going way over book value often 2,000 over book value.
that $20.5k is probably the current market price.