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Feb 11, 2004 (7:26 am)
It *was* odd that the Fox bodies didn't have any pony decoration anywhere on them...
My 2002 however is littered with ponies...they're everywhere it seems.
I'd agree with fdthird about the 1994-1998s...it was about referencing Mustang heritage (in the rounded idiom of the day). The 1999-2004s did the same thing, but with "new edge" cues. The 2005 seems deliberately retro though. That front end alone... : )
Ford is going to have a very good year in 2005 I think. I hope it uses the momentum that the Mustang generates wisely.
Feb 11, 2004 (10:09 am)
retro is fine by me, considering that the '65-'69 mustangs are some of my favourite car designs of all time, along with the '65-'67 GTO, '68 camaro/firebird, and '68-'69 charger. bring them all back i say!!!
Feb 11, 2004 (10:22 am)
Not to get too off topic, but tell me a new Camaro with a 1968-1969 look wouldn't be awesome? Mustang's gonna need a competitor... : )
Feb 11, 2004 (11:39 am)
my last commandment is to love one another and bring back the camaro! absolutely!! i love the 1968 SS/RS with the hidden headlights (i luv all the '68-'69s really) and want to see GM bring back something along those lines. and bring back the stripes and crazy colours too. now if only dodge would build that 1999 concept charger with the supercharged hybrid engine, we'd be set for a new millenium modern muscle showdown: mustang vs camaro vs charger. yee ha!!!!!
#383 of 2924 I ended up getting a galloping pony.....
Feb 11, 2004 (2:03 pm)
25th anniversary badge and gluing it to the dash of my '86 5.0 convertible just to remind me it was a Mustang.
Feb 11, 2004 (2:35 pm)
Some whine about the 2005 looking "too retro". Well, the 05 makes the 1987-93's look like boring Tempos. Sure they were fast, but the bodies were poorly made and are now even more dated looking.
Better it have classic lines, than boring "any car" looks.
Feb 11, 2004 (3:04 pm)
But *is* it better for a car to have "classic" (ie "done before) lines than something new?
After all, the original Mustang wasn't a "modern version" of a 1940s/1950s coupe...it was something very very different.
I always liked the purposeful look of the Foxes...and the styling was very much a product of the age, as with pretty much every Mustang before it. Still think they look good myself...
Feb 12, 2004 (8:15 am)
If it looked "new", then by 2007-9, it would be called "outdated", and "looks like every other car".
#387 of 2924 Timeless design
Feb 12, 2004 (9:35 am)
Perhaps the 65-69 Mustang fastback is a “timeless design” in that it has endured the test of time favorably. The 05 model is an evolution of that design. Consider all versions from 70 to 2004 as not of that lineage. Notice how the current Porsche 911 body has evolved year by year and is connected to the original 911 of the 1960s? Most people would say that the 911 is an elegant and a timeless design. Ford is wise to link the 05 Stang back to the original design. In contrast, would Pontiac/GM resurrect the Pontiac Aztek design on a vehicle 40 years from now?
Feb 12, 2004 (10:05 am)
"In contrast, would Pontiac/GM resurrect the Pontiac Aztek design on a vehicle 40 years from now?"
I'm betting that they would.