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#251 of 1138 Re: Question on Pricing the 2006 Mustang GT [graphicguy]
Jun 19, 2005 (7:26 pm)
Thanks graphicguy.....I'm going to push for that 2 priority and see how far I get, am going in Tues night to finalize pricing, etc. on the 2006. You'd think that I'd be one of those "special circumstances" to get the highest priority, since I've already been waiting since Nov. 04....when I see all these other people here that ordered in March or April and have since taken delivery, this just totally stinks. There was one other guy who ordered from the same dealer right after I did and he's not got his yet either...
I tried calling ford direct twice last week to check on my 2005 order, both times I got a response that they couldn't bring up my order status, so called the dealer, the guy who ordered my 06 wasn't in, but one of the guys seems to think they actually rolled my 05 order to the 06 so that is why the 05 order isn't showing up for status anymore.
I guess if I have to pay another $500 to get the 2006, so be it, I don't like it, but what can I do at this point, I want the car, dang it, and of course they know anyone else would not sell to me below MSRP.....so....
I'll be curious to see what colors they are offering for 2006, if they had the purple like I have now, I think I'd have to have it.....and 18" wheels on the new ones? EEEK....I paid $800 for 17" Potenza's in 2001, I can't imagine cost of replacing 18" this many years later....OUCH. That's what I get for liking the pony car...
I'll let you know how I come out this week, wish me luck......
OH, and by the way, the story you told about the guy who ordered and the dealer turned around and sold it out from under him.....funny, I had that same thought a few months ago....and ya know, it wouldn't surprise me! That is just rotten.....
#252 of 1138 Re: Question on Pricing the 2006 Mustang GT [purplegt]
Jun 20, 2005 (3:55 am)
Good luck purple. Unfortunately, no "purple" color for '06. If you dig around a little, I think the 18" wheels are the same ones they were putting on the showcars when the design first hit the show circuit.
Don't fret if the 800 number can't find your order. I tried it a couple of times when I was waiting for mine. They never could find the order. Matter of fact, the day the dealer called to tell me mine was in and sitting on their lot, I had called that morning and the 800 lady said my order couldn't be found.
From what I'm hearing, '06 GTs are going to be as scarce as the '05s because of strong pre-orders. So, if you can get priority 10 (or better) you should be in good shape.
I do know that my friend who is a Ford employee said he gets $25 for every X-plan pin he gives out that turns into a sale (all the way to $1,000). But, it's voluntary whether the dealership honors any special pricing plan. My guess is, most dealers won't honor then while demand is so high. If you want any of the pricing plans, best advice I can give is wait until this winter when there's snow on the ground to get any discounts (at least, that's what I did last winter).
#253 of 1138 2006 Mustang Prices
Jun 20, 2005 (8:16 am)
My salesguy faxed my order confirmation, on my '06 GT Premium, today. Here are a few pricing items some may be interested in. The base price for the GT Premium is $26,320. The two options I ordered are as follows: Interior Upgrade Package = $450.00 & 18" Wheels = $825.00. The wheel option is a bit expensive, but still cheaper than sticking with the standard wheels and buying new ones later.
#254 of 1138 Re: Question on Pricing the 2006 Mustang GT [graphicguy]
Jun 20, 2005 (8:44 pm)
Check out a couple of websites I found....info on the new 2006 models, new options & colors: http://www.muscularmustangs.com/2005/news0024mustang06.php
This site shows some cool pics of the new 2006....I'm not into gray cars, but this one is sharp! I'm assuming this is showing off the new 18" wheels....and shows the 2 new colors...although at $800 plus for the new 18" wheels, guess I'll be sticking with my $195 upgrade to the premium rims....yiker!
Wish me luck...going to do my 2006 paperwork Tues night, my current price is $26,035, we'll see how high they jump me....
Thought you might enjoy reading/seeing the new 2006...the "pony car" option is pretty neat for the V6 models, they needed some dressing up!
Jun 21, 2005 (10:36 am)
Hmmm...I actually don't like the new grill, like the 05 v6 one better. Thanks for sharing, was cool seeing what is new on the 06s. Reading the pdf file I didn't see any automatic transmissions just manuals. Does that mean no automatics available in the 06s???
#256 of 1138 Re: Question on Pricing the 2006 Mustang GT [purplegt]
Jun 21, 2005 (5:58 pm)
Wow! I'm sold.
I've been waiting to see if I can scoop up a 2005 GT convertible, but after seeing the tungsten 2006 coupe with the stripes and 18" wheels I'm done! I'm going to see what my dealer will qoute me to order one of these babies now.
BTW- I went to see a dealer outside of Austin that has had a GT in stock for over a month and now I know why. He told me he would sell it to me at "no more" than 2500 over MSRP and that he would "work" with me on price. I walked out at that point.
Better to order exactly what I want, pay MSRP, and save my money. Who know's I may even have this bad boy by Christmas!
#257 of 1138 Automotive Nirvana
Jun 23, 2005 (8:03 pm)
Picked up my 2005 Satin Silver GT on Monday. First off, thanks for the advice and help to everyone here, special props go out to graphicguy. Second, for those that are in Jacksonville or in close proximity to Northern Florida, I can HIGHLY recommend Mike Davidson Ford at Regency as a great organization. I ended up getting the Mustang GT for around 800$ below MSRP, they honored my original quote even though the price went up, gave me the Ford military discount, and kept me informed of the car's progress throughout the order/build process. Mitch, the sales manager, estimated delivery at 8-12 weeks, but they got the car in 7. Best of all, though, was they were honest and forthright from the beginning to end. Gotta go...still more rubber to burn!
#258 of 1138 Millenium Ford
Jun 25, 2005 (10:26 am)
I just received an email from Millenium Ford here in Seattle. I was asking about the price of the V6 Torch Red AT that they have on the lot and I was told and I quote:
"The mark up on Mustangs is $2,995. That would brin up the price to $27,275."
Needless to say, I will not be talking to them again. I just found another dealership that is willing to sell theirs at MSRP.
#259 of 1138 Re: Automotive Nirvana [vppreacher]
Jun 25, 2005 (3:17 pm)
VP......My pleasure....glad I could help. Have fun in your new Mustang.
#260 of 1138 Mustang 06 & 5' 1" Wife
Jun 26, 2005 (11:43 am)
Have just convinced my wife to agree on an 06 but I'm afraid to take her to the dealership cause I don't think she will be able to reach the pedals. Are my fears well founded? And if so, are there any adjustment kits out there.