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Ford Mustang, 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.
#831 of 2124 bubbles, flames, and Cadillac
Jan 27, 2003 (12:52 am)
Personally, I have quirky tastes.
I find the 5-door Saab 9-3 hatchback a very cool looking car. I like the looks of the Passat station wagon, and think that the new Mazda RX-8 and 6s are tres cool...
With all my sissy platitudes out of the way (couldn't resist) I must say that the new Mustang is THE MOST IMPRESSIVE design Motorica Americana has given us in a long, long time.
This car is instant classic and might give me a reason to buy American again, something I never thought I would do.
Then again, the proliferation of 18-year old trust fund swags who tool around the beaches in Mustang converts might ruin a good thing. Guilt by association is a tough thing. Accords and Jettas may not have the sex appeal of the new Mustang, but anonymous driving does have some advantages.
At least Ford didn't drop the ball on this revisioning of the Mustang. They somehow distilled everything good about the classics and infused that raw look with a serious shot of modern automotive technology. Way to go Ford!
Personally, I am not sure a coupe is my best choice for everyday transport. Not sure what a Mustang gets for mileage, but I wanted to go up, not down, with my new car purchase.
I am awaiting the BMW 1-series, being a fan of Tuetonic precision and understated designs...but I could see myself in the new Mustang, which for a Euro-hag such as myself, says quite a bit. At least, I think so.
Keep the faith, ignore the flames...be happy that you aren't in love with the new Cadillacs...yuck, what is wrong with GM?
Jan 28, 2003 (12:25 pm)
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