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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#1125 of 1139 Re: 2014 V6 with Auto in MA [saij]
May 20, 2013 (2:13 pm)
I ordered a 2014 Mustang V6 Convertible Premium automatic trans. with Mustang Club of America Pkg, Comfort Pkg, rear back up camera. MSRP was $35,273. XPlan price is $33,272. Plus I got the $2,000 retail cash, $1,000 lease conquest cash and the $750 Ford Private Cash by mail. Sales price was $29,522 +$100 DOC fee + TTL. Saved $5,750 from sticker price.
#1126 of 1139 2014 GT Track Pack
Jun 27, 2013 (9:10 pm)
Just bought a new 2014 GT with track pack. Black, no additional options. MSRP was 34 grand, bought the car for 22000 - 300 dealer private cash - 750 ford private cash - 2000 rebate = about 29 grand plus TTL. I tried to combine the American Quarterhorse rebate (500) but the dealer said I couldn't. I also got a decent trade in on my 2010 370Z Roadster. I think I got a good deal, esp considering it was a 2014 and kinda hard to find equipped that way!
#1127 of 1139 My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever
Jul 13, 2013 (8:14 am)
All I wanted was a V6 with nothing on it and manual and I had to search all over California to get one. But I did manage to find one and it's great. I wanted the base model because the SYNC is Microsoft rubbish, the 19" wheels do nothing to actually make it drive better in daily traffic, and the leather is that fake "pleather" stuff that's sprayed onto a backing. Basically the car can be had with thousands in bling and stuff to break or as a basic car that's faster than a regular Cadillac CTS in the curves and gets almost Honda Civic MPG around town.
All for $20K. Or $2K more than a base model Civic LX with nothing on it. I don't think there's a better deal out there other than maybe the Fusion. As long as you don't spend money on extra junk and options, that is. Summer and fall sales are awesome. And Ford has some crazy incentives compared to, say, Toyota, which never has any.
- These cars are selling for crazy low prices lately. You won't have to haggle much, if any. $20K for a base model is doable. My total amount financed was about $22300 after all was said and done.
- Set up financing via your credit union or bank and avoid the finance department shell games.
- Buy the base model with no options other than the red or green paint. The tricoat paints last more than twice as long as the normal paint as they age. If you don't like the green (awesome, btw), the dark red looks like it was stolen off of a Cadillac or Lexus. It sparkles like paint used to in the 60s and 70s. As it should, since it's essentially the same process of multiple coats of paint and clearcoat mixed together.
- It's not as fancy as the other cars, but compared to Honda Civic or a Chevy Cruze other standard trim level tin cans that are in the $18-$20K range, it's a massive step up and has almost the same level of features standard. An econobox price for a car that's the best cheap commuter out there. With a 300HP V6 and good looks as a bonus. Win-Win-Win scenario
- Just keep your foot off the go pedal... It's amazingly easy to find yourself going 80+ without realizing it.
Note : My first two tanks of daily driving in L.A. rush hour traffic netted me 26mpg combined. With 32-34 on the highway at 65mph with cruise control on. I could go fast, but why when it's just going to work and back.
#1128 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [plekto]
Jul 14, 2013 (4:50 am)
Some of us prefer to have a vehicle with the extra junk. Life is short and extra junk sometimes makes life more enjoyable.
A Mustang is a completely different vehicle than a Civic or a Cruze. For folks that are looking for what they offer a Mustang is not a consideration.
Personally I considered the Mustang but found it does not offer the level of refinement I seek.
Enjoy your Mustang, you do not need to denigrate other vehicles to rationalize your purchase.
#1129 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [ken117]
Jul 16, 2013 (9:58 pm)
I'm not denigrating anything other than the fact that many other vehicles are plainly overpriced, lack the same power and handling, and most of all, are bland, souless jellybeans.
I had $20K to spend on a car and after it was all said and done, I got a great car for just under $20K. I'm happy as can be about it, considering that almost everything else at $20K was an econobox. 300HP, 30mphg highway, and $20K. That's a compelling alternative to a typical economy car.
No, more like it body-slams them and then takes their girlfriend.
That the best price you can manage on a Civic EX was $19K is nobody's fault but Honda's. That GM is making cars that look good but have less power and no better MPG than they did 15 years ago shows that there's a massive disconnect in engineering effort. Again, it's not that Ford is making a better car so much as the others are dropping the ball and charging way too much.
The Mustang is an awesome car and it's also an absolute steal if you get it without any overpriced options.
Note - I'm not having a problem at all with the V8. But it makes zero sense to buy the base model and load it up with options.
#1130 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [plekto]
Jul 17, 2013 (5:49 am)
Great, the only thing that matters is being pleased with the vehicle and the price paid.
However, reality is not everyone views a base level 300hp faux sports car as the top of the heap. I have considered purchasing a Ford, even a Mustang with many of the overpriced extras. However my past history with Ford was not pleasing. Remember the Aerostar or Bronco II?
Personally I am quite happy with my soulless Acura with its crappy FWD, overpriced extras, and boxy style. Gives me a safe comfortable daily drive and is never in a repair shop. I give all the blame to Honda.
I do think your comments are indeed intended as a bit of an insult to those who purchased what you classify as a soulless jellybean. So it goes!
#1131 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [ken117]
Jul 21, 2013 (12:16 am)
Well, this IS the Ford Mustang topic here, so it's understandable that there's a bit of a bias. I will tell you, though, that Ford is far more reliable, far more aggressive with its pricing and value, and is clearly aiming for the competition like it never has in the past 20+ years.
It's a $30K car for closer to $20K after the smoke clears. Is it a Cadillac CTS or a Lexus or a BMW 3 series? Or a Cayman? Of course not. But it pounds something like a Civic or a Mazda 3 quite handily. People think about it wrong. It's not that it's a better car than a $35K BMW or G37. Or your Acura. It's that it costs so little and gives you enormous speed, handling, and power compared to everything in that price range.
It's not a sports car. It's an econobox destroyer and the best deal for a first time buyer out there.
#1132 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [plekto]
Jul 21, 2013 (5:38 am)
Actually, I like the Mustang. Am looking to pick up a convertible, if I can locate one I like. Of course, it will not be a twenty thousand stripped model. That sort of defeats the purpose of buying a Mustang.
My point is a Mustang is a different vehicle than a Civic and it appeals to a different buyer. It is a red herring to attempt to compare the two. Denigrating an "econo box" to justify purchasing a pretend sports car seems a tad bit of a rationalization.
Just be happy with your choice. No need to attack another's choice.
#1133 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [plekto]
Jul 21, 2013 (5:45 am)
It might be good to note a bit a reality. There are a lot more Civics, Corollas, and Elantras on the roads than Mustangs. Apparently, more Americans view those vehicles more highly than a comparably priced Mustang.
#1134 of 1139 Re: My new 2014 - Best budget commuter ever [karhill1]
Jul 21, 2013 (1:19 pm)
I don't know if you can say that. There are a lot more F150 pickups sold than Corollas and Civics. That doesn't mean the American people view them more highly. They're just different vehicles for different purposes. I had a Mustang GT for many years and loved it. When our kids came along I got rid of it for a sedan. Just different needs for different folks.
I do agree that if you would ask the question, what car gives you the most bang for the buck in terms of power, speed and handling for $20K, a V6 stick Mustang is hard to beat.