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#821 of 2124 2005 mustang eh?
Jan 21, 2003 (1:10 pm)
well, presently im in the market for a new Ford Mustang GT. I was gonna wait til november of 2003 to purchase - but it looks like i should just wait for this new one to come out.
I went to the NAIAS show in Detroit to see the concept first hand - and I have to admit - that retro throwback styling is great. Even though I do like the current mustang's design too. When i first saw the convertible concept, I was very much disappointed - but the coupe concept is just great. (I never really like convertible stylings)...
I think the car should come out april 2004,(as a 2004 1/2 model) to mark the 40th birthday of the mustangs introduction back in the worlds fair - and not wait til the summer or the fall.
I just hope Ford keeps the mustang within reach of the average joe, and doesent put that 400 HP engine in there - i mean 400 HP?
The mustang was never meant to be the fastest car on the market - its market segment is and always has been, a great, racy looking coupe with decent performance above a normal car, that is affordable and insurable - that you can use for daily driving and picking up the groceries.. save that 400+ HP engine for the niche market SVT cobra...
Jan 21, 2003 (1:27 pm)
I love the convertible- to me, it looks even better than the coupe.
#823 of 2124 Another ragtop fan.....
Jan 21, 2003 (4:10 pm)
personally I can't conceive of buying a hardtop Mustang. I've always been partial to Mustang 'verts. Owned one, may buy another.
April 2003 will be the intro date of the new production Mustang. The should be in showrooms.
by late spring or summer '03. The 64 1/2 designation was never actually used by Ford Motor.
Those early Mustangs had data plates and titles that said they were officially 1965 models.
I was wondering wether history would repeat itself in '03. I imagine the early ones will officially be "2004 Mustangs" but we can call them 2003 1/2s.
Happy anniversary Ford Mustang!
#824 of 2124 April 2003?
Jan 21, 2003 (4:16 pm)
I thought it was 2004 April 2003 is in just three months!
Jan 21, 2003 (5:59 pm)
It will be April'04 the 40th anniversary of the public intro of the original Mustang ( the day after ny 21st birthday).
#826 of 2124 The Styling of the Mustang
Jan 21, 2003 (6:31 pm)
Jan 22, 2003 (7:37 am)
So how do you REALLY feel? ; )
Anyone know if the new Mustang will properly be an '04 or an '05 model? I trust it'll be a 2005, just like the original was a 1965. I'm nothing if not a sucker for historical symmetry...
Jan 22, 2003 (12:22 pm)
If it was a 2005 model, the Mustang will be a "40 year old car". I personally would not emphasize this when introducing a new model. I'd call it a 2004 and play down the 40th Anniversary- everyone knows that the Mustang has a ton of heritage; we don't need to pile it on and make the car look dated just as a new model is hitting the streets.
#830 of 2124 post #223 GtCobra, I am with you Gt,
Jan 26, 2003 (12:42 pm)
you tell 'em. If they want the bubble stuff, there are a zillion cars with that styling out there, don't bring down the Mustang.