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#334 of 1138 Re: 2006 GT Convert ordered thanks to this forum [winner]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:04 pm)
Personally, I thought the Shaker 1000 was an okay sound system for an exorbitant price. Scosche makes a 600 watt amp and 12-inch subwoofer/enclosure for $500 specifically designed for the 2005 Mustang. The September issue of 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords has an article on it. It matches the stock trunk interior, looks really nice, and doesn't take up 1/3 of your trunk. I'm very happy with the Shaker 500, but have plans to upgrade it to a Pioneer DVD Navigation unit.
I also went with the Side Air Bags....safety first then visceral performance!
I've seen aftermarket light bars from CDC, but I'm sure there are also rollover kits as well. You can get the Mobil-Ease Kit installed by your Ford dealer for Bluetooth compatibility and I believe Precision Interface Electronics, Inc. (better known as PIE) is making an AUX interface for the Shaker 500/1000 which can be used for XM/Sirius. They already have one for the iPOD.
#335 of 1138 Re: 2006 mustang being built week of Aug. 8th [codey131]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:24 pm)
ok. i have ordered about a dozen mustang gt's. what will happen is this.....the car will be manufactured on the production date they gave you. it will sit at the plant for 2-3 weeks. it will then be loaded on a train and shipped to a regional distributer. it will stay there about 2-3 days. the dealership can call the distributer to check if they have it, but thats about all they can do. better yet, just plan on getting it 3 weeks from the production date. i hope you enjoy yours as much as i have enjoyed mine.
new colors.......we got our new color sheets from ford today. the tungsten looks way better than the old mineral gray to me. on the color sheet, it looks kind of like the pewter color on the tampa bay buccaneer uniforms. im not so sure about the vista blue. its hard to tell if it looks good. the sonic blue looks just like it on the color sheet, although in real life, im sure they're very different. i think the big dissappointment on the color sheet is the new color they have for the upcomming fusion. "charcoal beige".....i think it would look amazing on a mustang.
price negociation......every one ive dealt with has been sold at msrp. only because i have never asked more. you must understand, we've already sold 2 of them as used cars. in both instances, we got more then their sticker price as new cars without any problems at all. the market dictates price. if its any reassurance, there's only about a $1900 mark up on any mustang gt and i dont think ford will be doing any rebating at all for at least a couple more years. in this part of the country, the wait for delivery after ordering one is about 5 months. by the way, ford has quietly already raised the price of the '05 gt by about $700 since introduction. i am absolutely sure they will raise the price of an '06 by more than that. other manufacturers are getting more money for inferior cars. at sticker price, they're really kind of a bargain. try to get a 350z, gto, or a charger for mustang gt money.....
#336 of 1138 04 Stang Deals
Aug 16, 2005 (5:14 am)
Has anybody seen any good deals for an 02-04 Mustang GT? I am not a real big fan of the new stangs and looking for a cheaper V8 than is currently being offered. Thanks.
#337 of 1138 Re: Going to take the plunge-Three questions please [winner]
Aug 16, 2005 (6:03 am)
Just sent the pictures. Enjoy.
I'm hoping to get the VIN on my Mustang today so I can track it thru Ford. I'm expecting it by the end of Sept. We'll see. I was lucky and got it for 1000 below MSRP. Everyone else wanted sticker and above.
BTW, for anyone out there asking about what's a good price I want to put you in the same frame of mind I was in when shopping for this car. Given the premium prices dealers were asking I said to myself...How far would I be willing to travel to save $1,000. Would it be 300 miles, 500 miles? That was my shopping radius. I sent my spec sheet to over a hundred dealers for a price quote via Ford's web site. I live just outside Chicago and was willing to go to Dallas if the price was right. It turns out the dealer I bought from was 12 blocks away, but even they started out at $1,000 over sticker. I then went in for a face to face and asked for a different salesman. Had my car ordered in a half hour!
#338 of 1138 Re: Going to take the plunge-Three questions please [chuntington]
Aug 16, 2005 (9:00 am)
you wouldn't have done any better in dallas. when they first came out, many dealers here were doing order units at 500 - 1000 below sticker. some were even doing x-plans. as time went on, we found out how small the allocation was and how much people were willing to pay for them. eventually, we switched to only doing orders at msrp (subject to change if the msrp goes up). the problem with that was we prioritized the profitible orders ahead of the "bargain" orders (for obvious reasons). hence the issue with people that ordered 05's and never got them. at sticker, the dealerships in dallas are still sold out about 5 months in advance. you did good.....as long as they didnt order your car with a low priority.
#339 of 1138 Re: Going to take the plunge-Three questions please [frnkrzzo]
Aug 16, 2005 (9:54 am)
Yes I think I did OK too. There were so many prices at 3-4 K over sticker that I was beginning to think sticker was a bargain. The guys in Dallas were looking for 3-4 K over sticker for a 2005. I could order a 2006 convertible here for that price. There were plenty of 2005 GTs in the Arlington, TX area a few weeks back if anyone is willing to pay top dollar. Look up the dealer inventory on the Ford web site to confirm.
I have priority 11 which I feel good about.
#340 of 1138 Mustangs in S. California?
Aug 16, 2005 (8:18 pm)
Hi, everybody, anybody also lives in Southern. California?
I am thinking of buying a 05 V6 coupe premium w/ manual. Do you think I can get lower than the MSRP or several hundred over the invoice price? Seems to me V6 are not so hot as GTs. And there are more v6 Deluxes than v6 Premiums in the lots of the dealers. But one dealer was extremely rude and asked me(sounds like ordering me) 2000 over the MSRP in his first word. I said bye bye to that guy as he insisted on the MSRP in the end.
#341 of 1138 Re: Mustangs in S. California? [liangyyq]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:31 pm)
You should be able to get a MUCH better deal on a V6. I would send a chain email to the plethora of dealers in So Cal and start with the lowest couple. Here in Northern Florida, there are plenty of V6s on the lots and there is bargaining room.
#342 of 1138 Re: GT's and prices paid [trucker50]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:47 pm)
stole a 2004 gt blk on blk leather 5spd for 20k new never titled.they wanted it off the lot because of the '05 coming out. I am 52 and i feel like a kid again. lol
#343 of 1138 Re: Any deals of the 2004's ? [twizard27]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:50 pm)
get a gt you will not be sorry trust me