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Jul 07, 2004 (8:42 am)
Count me in as liking the new "retro" styling (although I've yet to see it in person). I owned a '66 Mustang coupe and loved the Mustang's styling up until the "fat" 1971 Model came out. The squarish fox bodies were good looking, but when the last styling version came out (1992?) I just lost complete interest. Just became ugly and I got tired of "add non-functional scoops all over it to update it" school of thought. I realize styling is subjective, but I think Ford will have a bit of a hit on their hands with the styling of the new Mustang.
Jul 07, 2004 (9:40 am)
Re the antenna, yeah it's too bad they weren't able to integrate it into the window, but in the real world, how often does anyone actually even notice their antenna? My 2002 GT has the "heritage" style antenna, and I can't remember the last time I actually noticed it...
Plus, with a front end like the 2005 has, I doubt anyone's going to notice the antenna at all. : )
#580 of 2924 Anyone Think It's Too Bubbly?
Jul 12, 2004 (3:25 pm)
I remember the fastback being a straight line back, right? Where are the pictures of the convertible? I'm not buying that bubbly hardtop. I think Mitsubishi Eclipse when I see the pictures. It looked much better in the car magazines I saw over a year ago.
Jul 13, 2004 (2:58 pm)
I guess I'm not seeing it. I really don't see how the new Mustang looks anything at all like an Eclipse. Where or how is the new Mustang "bubbly"?
#582 of 2924 Re: 2005 Mustang pricing [parm]
Jul 15, 2004 (11:21 am)
$18,000 for the Coupe V-6 and $25,000 for the V-8 GT...these are BASE prices. There are LOADS of options that will escalate the price quite a bit, but it's still not too bad for such a great car! Needless to say, Im getting one. : )
#583 of 2924 gas mileage/appearance
Jul 15, 2004 (11:25 am)
Are those who drive and choose a sports car really worried about gas mileage? That's a cliche', isn't it? I own a 2002 Mustang convertible and I and I fell in love with the appearance and stance. Taking on retro styling can be tricky; it has to be the right mix. I believe from what I have seen/read so far Ford has done a good job, but time will tell. I still don't know if I could give up my 2002!
#584 of 2924 Re: 2005 on the road...
Jul 17, 2004 (5:00 pm)
I've seen a ton of 2005s driving around Dearborn. Two of 'em pulled out in front of me from the test track yesterday, one a Sonic Blue GT, the other a maroon Coupe. I actually like the looks of the coupe, sans the extra 2 headlights and spoiler, better than the GT. The new 6-cylinder is rated higher, horsepower-wise, than the old 5.0L engine in the previous generation GTs. Man, what a nice car anyway you slice it.
#586 of 2924 Proc2000
Jul 20, 2004 (10:19 am)
Lucky you getting to see all these cars that the rest of us are just imagining for now. I'd love to see that V6 Premium Coupe in the Sonic Blue - both with and without spoiler to judge my preference. I'm hoping to order one eventually when pricing is available although my wife is now suggesting we realllllly should wait for the new convertible next year instead. Decisions, decisions.....
#587 of 2924 Mustang Ordering Guides
Jul 22, 2004 (11:13 am)
You can find the complete Ordering Guides at the StangBangers site...