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#176 of 1138 My SECOND 2005 Mustang
May 16, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I had a Mustang GT back in 1996 with side pipes and quite a beauty. I had to part with it later due to situations.
For all these years I wanted another and when the new 2005 came out and as soon as I saw the new look, I started looking around.
I wanted a GT but of course that was hard to find so after 5 good hours of wrestling a decent price and a trade in, I drove off the lot with a beautiful Windivel Blue with the appearance package, V6, automatic. That was in Feb.
I loved my car but I REALLY wanted that GT and there were none to be found.
I live in Tucson, AZ and local ford dealer, Jim Click, saved my day. I was contacted by a rep. that a deal had fallen through and they had a GT. I got there in no time and it was a beauty. I would have ordered myself, but some unlucky guy lost out.
I DID get to take a test drive in it and what a thrill that was. Even the rep. was having fun because they can not test drive the GT's or the Thunderbirds.
After some talking I traded my V6 in for the GT. My V6 had only 1400 miles and I lost very little from what I paid for it.
He is a Sonic Blue, coupe, manual white med graph. interior and My Color select for night driving is a cool blue. It has the upgrade interior and is a premium model. It sounds incredible and the drive in it is awesome.
So, I feel real lucky with this and to a great ford dealership Jim Click has here. Good,attentive salesmen AND they had a special. A $100.00 gas card and a 3 day 2 night expenses paid trip to my choice destination in the U.S.
I am not surprised these cars and the V6's are hard to find!! GITYUP!
#177 of 1138 Re: got my GT [gt9]
May 16, 2005 (8:53 pm)
Hey gt9,speaking of luck, check out my story. Enjoy your auto!!
May 17, 2005 (8:05 pm)
I need a new vehicle. Love the look of the 05 Stang, but couldn't justify the price (local dealer had 2.5k mark-up). I checked with the Credit Union United Buying Service (UBS gets you $100 over invoice) and they said no dealers would honor that deal on the 05 Stang. So I resigned myself to just getting a new truck (need to have some kind of truck). UBS sent me to Len Stoller in Maryland for a UBS deal on a truck. As I was talking to the UBS sales woman, I mentioned how much I liked the Mustangs. "why don't you get one?" "Because I can't get UBS pricing on them" "I'll give you UBS Pricing on it" ......... " !!!!!!!!!! "
So I put a deposit on a Mineral Gray with all options but leather, 1000, spoiler delete, upgrade rims and Auto trans for roughly $26.6k on the road.
That was Feb 14th 2005.... I am still waiting for my order to be picked up from the dealership. Almost 15 weeks so far. After reading a lot of post, I have grown suspicious. Why would they sell me a Mustang for a few thousand less then they could sell it to someone else? Then again, she did offer the UBS pricing on the Mustang when I went in for a truck!
I have been calling her every Friday for 14 weeks now. She told me that Ford only picks up orders on Thursdays. This past week she wasn't there but the guy on the phone checked, still not picked up. He did however saying something bout checking every day, indicating that maybe Ford doesn't just check for orders one day a week.
Anyone got info on that? I am starting to feel like I am probably being used somehow.. ie. my order probably came in but they sold it to a walk in for a $$ mark up and then resubmitted my order or something like that.
Has anyone else had to wait more then 14 weeks? 15 weeks once I call her this Friday.
My AC is gone on my S-10. It needs tie-rods, ball joints, a muffler (too name a few things) and it's getting more difficult to get it in gear every day. I don't want to put money into it when I have a new Mustang on order, but dread the thought of driving around with no AC for another 2 months only to be told my order never got "picked up"... thats assuming my S-10 lasts another 2 months as a daily commuter.
#179 of 1138 Re: X-plan pricing? [ricsch]
May 17, 2005 (8:16 pm)
I ordered an 05 GT w/ upgrades and the retail was 26855, we are paying 24846
#180 of 1138 Re: Still Waiting [waitingjoe]
May 17, 2005 (8:18 pm)
I ordered my car on January 28th. We are at 15 weeks+ now. My car just started being built YESTERDAY and the dealer said that it SHOULD be here by June 8th. It probably wouldn't be so bad if the people at the dealership had a clue.
#181 of 1138 Re: X-plan pricing? [scramber]
May 18, 2005 (5:08 am)
A quote is worth a can of beans. What metters is if the car comes in and the final price you pay OTD. If it sounds to good to be true is sure is.
Now why would a dealer quote you a price lower than what they can sell a high demand car like a Muistang GT for?.... go figure.
#182 of 1138 Re: got my GT [gtluvr]
May 18, 2005 (7:38 pm)
congrats. enjoy your GT i just love mine.
#183 of 1138 Re: Still Waiting [waitingjoe]
May 18, 2005 (7:46 pm)
the dealer i dealt with told me that ford gives each dealer an allotment. they probably used up the 05 allotment. they are waiting on the 06's. call and ask them.
#184 of 1138 Re: Still Waiting on My 2005 [purplegt]
May 19, 2005 (4:52 am)
purpleGT....sorry it's taken awhile to get back to you. I've been travelling for work.
I bought my GT under a friend's X plan deal. He works for Ford. The deal was $25,600 for my Mustang which had an MSRP of $28,100....just a little under invoice since Ford raised the price of the Mustang while mine was being built. Under X plan rules, I was price protected, however. Thus, an under invoice deal.
I got lucky. Once I made up my mind I wanted the Mustang GT, I began shopping. This was in Feb. In OH, we were coming off one of the worst winters in recent memory. They was still a lot of snow on the ground when I started visiting dealerships. Stock was almost non-existent (as it is now) when I started looking around. I probably visited 6 or so Ford dealerships within a 50 mile radius of me. I only found two in stock within all the dealerships I visited at the time. One wanted MSRP for their Mustang GT. The other one that had stock wanted over MSRP. Neither was willing to negotiate. No matter, neither one had the color/equipment I wanted.
During yet another snow storm, I went to two dealerships close to my home. None of them had stock of GTs and neither had any customers in the showroom as the weather was going from bad to worse. Both said they'd order one for me on X plan pricing, however. I ordered exactly what I wanted at the dealership closest to me. Fortunately, I had a "straight up" dealer. They ordered what I wanted at their highest priority number and kept me apprised of it's build status. I got mine in 7 weeks from the date of my order. Others, who have waited for months, have had their dealerships sell their ordered cars to customers who were willing to pay more, or they just didn't give a high enough priority number to get the car built in a timely manner.
Today, I doubt I could have made that same deal as the Mustang's popularity has gone up exponentially since then.
If you haven't received your '05 GT on an order placed in November, I wouldn't hold out any hope of getting it. The dealer probably put their stock vehicles ahead of your ordered car since they make more money on them.
It's true. You can't order an '05 GT today since all dealer allotment is spoken for at this point. You should be able to order an '06 by now, though. I would imagine, with a priority # 10, that build should begin sometime in late July....early August for a Sept delivery. Honoring X, D, Z, A, etc plans is totally up to the dealer as it's voluntary.
Allocation is totally dealer dependent. While a bigger dealer will have more allotment, they will also have more customers in line waiting to order.
Fact is, you have to start the order process all over again to get an '06 GT.
#185 of 1138 Re: Still Waiting on My 2005 [graphicguy]
May 19, 2005 (2:53 pm)
Your's is the old story of "Right Place the Right Time"....
I drive a 96 Taurus (bought new) with 296K on it as of 5/18/05. Knew I needed to start looking for car. Almost got a Chrysler 300 Hemi last year. However, given the relatively poor reliability of the past 2 Chry T&C's (98 & 01) we've owned and my brothers multiple issues with his 99 300M, I started to think that Chrysler quality still isn't there. So, started really looking family sedans, and more I looked realized that really wanted something different. So for kicks looked Sport Sedans and then just kept clicking away and came upon the Mustang. Obviously, impressed by the looks. Started me thinking back to High School days and guy in town (every one knew him by name because of his car) had a 69 Mustang Shelby 500GT convertible. I loved that car. I've have always remembered it (like your first girlfriend). That started me looking more into mustangs and reading about them and from there I got bitten, decided I'd go try one.
Well on March 28th, stopped in little NH, home town Ford dealer, saw GT convert on the lot, said couldn't drive it, said fine, tell me what the cost is....kid in business 3 months....left me waiting for 15 minutes and then comes back and starts the crap of let's build you a configuration to price out....we do that...another 15 minutes goes by....I say OK, look, all's I want is the list price of this car (as we configured it)....another 5 minutes goes by (I thought he was trying out for the wizard of OZ, guy keeps disappearing behind the curtain) while back/forth to talk with manager. Finally, he comes back and says working on it, I say you got exactly 1 minute to give me a price or I'm gone...
March 29th go out for lunch work (50 miles away from hometown) visit big city (Manch, NH) dealer, tell guy (very relaxed approach) just want price on Mustang. He sits me down desk, fires up computer, has me sit right next to him and details everything out, shows me dealer cost and retail. I ask about discounts, says will only accept retail. I order Stang then,there (never driven, started or sat in one).
That day and next, I called 10 other ford dealers (including 4 in metropolitan Boston) nobody taking anything less than MSRP for GT Convert (couple wanted 2K +, one other in Portsmouth, NH wanted 5K over MSRP for an ordered!!!.....) and everybody indicates any dealer order/allocated, spoken for....Today rec'd the call, my car is now built and waiting transportation to dealership. Expected on the ground dealership on June 11th. Can't wait....
By the way, thanks a ton on the tip about the Order Priority of 10. Turned out key for me....when looked order detail, my order originally had a 99 (called my sales guy, he indicated that's code use when building quote in computer and assign new # once live order, said good thing I caught it, said 99 would never get built).