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#2533 of 2921 Viewing speedometer
Jun 02, 2007 (10:26 pm)
In Dec. of last year I purchased a 2006 Mustang. I have had a great deal of difficulty in seeing the speedometer and Tachometer during daylight hours. The gauges are recessed about four inches in the dash and have a black background, white numbers, and red needles. The reflection on the glass makes it impossible to see the gauges. At best I must guess at my speed. I am constantly concentrating on the speedometer in an effort to see it which is a real hazard while driving. At dusk and at night the gauges are fine because of the backlighting and no reflection.
The Ford service department tells me that this is a common complaint and that Ford does not have any fixes for this problem.
Has anyone found a fix for this problem? Any help would be appreciated.
Jun 03, 2007 (5:18 am)
I have a new GT convertible and I am curious abot the thin plastic coverings that are available to put over the headlights. They are advertised as preventing the lights from sustaing damage from a thrown stone but I am wondering if they will protect against the headlight yellowing. Does anyone have any experience with this.
#2535 of 2921 Re: Viewing speedometer [rvdmad]
Jun 03, 2007 (7:15 am)
Have you tried polarized sunglasses?
#2536 of 2921 Re: Mustang Convertible Top Cleaning [ronslakie1]
Jun 05, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I just bought a 2007 GT convertible with the cloth top also. I have a 98 Sebring Jxi (Chrysler) ">with cloth top I bought new 9 years ago. I really have never worried about the top, washing it with regular car wash soap or dish soap when I don't have any, and making sure it is thoroughly dry after washing before leaving it down. It looks pretty good, and has no tears or leaks after all this time. The only thing I have had to do was get the seams re-sewn last summer, which was much cheaper than a new top! The guy who sowed it for me suggested putting scotch guard on it on a regular basis to keep it looking good. He said they all come treated with a water proofing agent, but it wears off over time.
Of course, I find the best way to keep the top looking good is to keep it down.
#2537 of 2921 07 Mustang GT Premium Coupe
Jun 17, 2007 (7:12 pm)
Thinking about purchasing an Automatic, any idea how much under invoice I should shoot for? I know their is $1645 worth of rebates until 7/2/07. One dealer wanted me to pay $500 over invoice, I think it is unreasonable due to slow Mustang sales. Advice?
#2538 of 2921 Mustang GT Prices.
Jun 18, 2007 (5:04 am)
Not the topic of this Forum, but peeps pay $800 over invoice at my dealer for Mustang GTs. Especially if they are Stick Convertibles which are rare.
Sales may have slowed. but Inventory is not backed up.
Econ 101 is SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Right now, demand may be down, but supply is also down so they are still basically in balance.
Also, 07 production ends this week. It will probably be 2 to 4 weeks before 08s begin to arrive so dealers understand that they have to make what they have on the lot last.
A year ago, dealers would take any deal that came along, secure that they had the inventory to erase your bad deal with someone else's good one.
I remember going into Employee Pricing 2 years ago, my dealership had almost 100 Explorers on the ground and 100 or so F-150s. Right now we have less then 12 Explorers! and maybe about 25 F-150s!
SO if you want to be picky about color and equipment, its going to cost you 'cause that car that you like probably is not sitting at 5 different lots.
Obviously non of this is want you want to read and I'm sure someone else out there will have the opposite opinion. However, the mere fact that you are letting $500 sway you on a $30,000+ purchase of a purely emotional item like a item like a Mustang GT convertible means you probably really are not a serious buyer anyway. So all this discussion is purely academic.
#2539 of 2921 Re: Mustang GT Prices. [mschmal]
Jun 18, 2007 (6:57 am)
just one point. he/she is not talking about $500. its $500 over invoice PLUS rebates. So that's $2145 over invoice, technically.
#2540 of 2921 Re: Mustang GT Prices. [qbrozen]
Jun 18, 2007 (7:01 am)
No, it's $500 over invoice and the purchaser keeps the rebates. As opposed to invoice and the purchaser keeps the rebates. The dealer can't keep the rebates.
#2541 of 2921 Re: Mustang GT Prices. [akirby]
Jun 18, 2007 (7:05 am)
sure they can! I've never once received a rebate from a dealer. They always have me pretty much sign them over as a down payment of sorts.
You could be right, though, and the poster's quote doesn't include the rebates. The poster should point that out and clear it up for us.
#2542 of 2921 Re: Mustang GT Prices. [qbrozen]
Jun 18, 2007 (7:31 am)
Giving you credit for them is not keeping them. You can always opt to have the mfr send you the rebate check, although I don't know why you'd want to do that.
The other way to look at it is the rebates lower the invoice price.