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You are in the Ford Mustang
What is this discussion about?
Ford Mustang, Coupe
Jan 13, 2004 (1:04 pm)
Allright we keep saying the same thing here so lets just stop. I never said Ford wouldn't find a way to move them off the lots. I was saying that they will have to discount the Mustang to keep selling them like they will want to. Meaning that once they are discounted, people WILL buy them, which is the exact same thing as what you people are saying.
And yes all of those people who NEVER watch the news, open up the basic home page of their internet service or pick up a newspaper will have NO IDEA that a new Mustang is coming soon. Everyone else will know, hence the reason we all think Ford will have to discount the leftover 2004's.
Jan 13, 2004 (2:38 pm)
If you feel we all stole your thunder. Sorry
Jan 13, 2004 (2:45 pm)
Thunder? No no thunder here. Just wanted to let everyone know we are on the same page here and saying the same thing.
Jan 13, 2004 (3:45 pm)
Okay then, lets turn our debate toward something I find odd about the 2005
What's up with the changeable gauge cluster colors? Am I the only one who thinks this is kinda an odd "feature" to have on a Mustang?? I wonder how much this questionable technology adds to the cost of the car vs. simply using one color like every other car... And who are they targeting with this?
Jan 13, 2004 (4:41 pm)
Seems to me like it must not cost a significant amount extra. Seems like a smart move actually. I know plenty of people who prefer one color dash light vs another. Why make them have to choose a whole other car company to get the color they want.
Jan 13, 2004 (4:56 pm)
the changable lighting is an option. It is not standard on the V6 or GT from what they've said.
Jan 14, 2004 (7:31 am)
I'd have to say they're targeting a younger crowd with the different colors. Many of those "boy-racer" Civic's you see have interior mods as well (All to make the thing LOOK like it goes fast! I just don't understand I guess.). Dash lighting is an easy and inexpensive way to customize your ride.
It's a pretty weak attempt to attract some new sales, or even showroom traffic, but it probably will work to some extent.
I actually look forward to seeing it in person though. Sometimes I just get tired of looking at the same Ford green backlights and want a change.
Red would go well with the monster that resides under the '05's hood.
#249 of 2921 changeable gauge lighting
Jan 14, 2004 (7:46 am)
I believe the GTO has this, too. This sounds like one of those "surprise and delight" features that many buyers think are cool and like to show to their friends but really don't add much cost.
I admit that I kind of like stuff like this even if it is of questionable long-term value. Now if they would just get rid of that stupid prop-rod to hold the hood up.......
#250 of 2921 The changeable lighting....
Jan 14, 2004 (8:15 am)
is IMO a part of a trend toward making vehicles with custom features. Note the many custom features available on Mini Coopers and Scions. It's a good move for Ford (and GM) to get in on a trend early(for a change).
#251 of 2921 I'm actually interested in seeing the changable lighting in person.
Jan 14, 2004 (8:41 am)
Most likely wouldn't buy it, but would like to see it, however the thing that I already don't like about it is that the radio doesn't change with it. Just the same color (green if I remember right) no matter what the dash is set to. Not a big deal I realize, but if you want to change the lighting, you think you'd want the adjacent controls to change with it. (Yes I do realize they're just slapping in someone elses radio, but still..)