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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#1131 of 1138 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 1138 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 1138 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 1138 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.
#1135 of 1138 Re: new base stang
Jul 21, 2013 (5:21 pm)
Just to clarify a comment by the super enthusiastic new mustang buyer, a v6 mustang gets nowhere near the mpg as a civic. I know people driving the newer civics and getting mid 30s easily in city driving. The combine mpg of a base mustang is like 22, the same as a 370z actually! Enjoy your new ride! That's all that's important.
#1136 of 1138 Re: new base stang [dat2]
Jul 22, 2013 (2:13 am)
I'm getting 25 mpg combined with mine. I think it's the manual and the stock gearing/tires that do it. That 25mpg combined is in rush hour traffic. complete with half hour traffic jams, no less. The reality is that it gets very good fuel economy if you drive it right. Though, the on-board fuel economy display is consistently 10-15% lower than what the pump says. It says I get 23mpg, and my receipt says 25. I don't know why Ford would be calculating it so far off, and yes, it is a known issue.
I'll sacrifice a few mpg for the rest of what you get, though. 25mpg for my daily commute is pretty nice compared to the 15mpg I was getting in my old car.
Jul 22, 2013 (5:26 am)
I'm enjoying the heck out of my 2013 Mustang GT Convertible. It's a total blast to drive, the mileage really isn't bad (17 or so in stop and go city driving; 22 - 25 on the highway), and it looks like a million bucks when it's clean. No, it's not an AMG Mercedes or Ferrari, but I could buy 3 or 4 Mustangs for that sort of money. I've got all those (expensive) bells and whistles, and I don't regret a one of them.
#1138 of 1138 2014 Ford Mustang Base V6 Manual Trans
Nov 25, 2013 (9:09 am)
I recently helped my father-in-law purchase a new 2014 Ford Mustang V6 Base 6 speed manual with no options.
Dealer Discount: $1395
Ford incentives: $2500
Purchase price: $19,100
Total discount: $3895
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