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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#395 of 1138 Re: Cancel and Reorder? [vnovabri]
Sep 13, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I wouldn't be too concerned about the order remaining at C/U, even after 8 weeks. I would however, be concerned about the dealer sending you the DOC without the x-plan price. Keep calling them and bugging them until they give you the documentation.
I placed my order at a small dealership in Northern NJ on 7/26. As of 9/9, the order was C/U. The DOC from the dealer has BOTH the retail price ($$29,005) and the x-plan price ($26,318 ($27,013 less the destination charge, which they took off). I have BOTH the DOC and a signed contract stating that the car will be $26,318. I gave them a $1000 deposit. The VOC I have has me at a lower priority (30) though b/c I agreed to wait a little longer since I got the preferred price. Not a big deal for me b/c I have a BMW lease that goes until March 2006. They guaranteed that I'd have the car. I bugged them every day for the past 6 weeks and even talked to the owner of the dealership and got his OK and signature on the contract.
One thing I have to say about this process...granted, the GT is a popular car. But I think the problem here is that Ford gives way too much leeway to the dealerships (which are all independent), which, in the long run, hurts the company in general. I think they need to do a much better job overall. The BMW 3 series is ENORMOUSLY popular (esp. the all wheel drive) and I was able to order and get one within 10 weeks (and the car came from Germany!!).
The bottom line for me is that if anything (and I mean anything) goes wrong with this order after all I've been through, I will NEVER go back to Ford (I told them that when I called them, too). The antics that they are pulling now will surely hurt them down the road. What will happen when those of us who love the Mustang already have one? They need to work on getting people to 'convert', which takes salesmanship, tact, and professionalism. That is the problem with most car companies...they have something popular and they go for the short term return and end up getting burnt in the long run (Chrysler's PT Cruiser for example).
Anyway, sorry for the long post. Here are the specs on the car I have on order:
Satin Silver/Red Interior (Int Color Accent Pkg)
Side Air Bags
18" fan blade wheels (64W)
Retail Price: $29005
X-plan (as per contract and DORA): $27,013 (less destination of $695)
I hope this helps you out. Hang in there. Waiting a little longer will justify spending like 3 grand less than you would have if you had to pay MSRP.
#396 of 1138 Re: X-Plan [jb_turner]
Sep 13, 2005 (4:04 pm)
They didn't jump up and down to offer it to me, but when I pointed out how many cars I bought from their dealership since my 94 mustang cobra pace car they agreed to the x-plan. I also think production is starting to catch up with demand...I'm seeing a few more GT's on lots here in Utah as summer fades.
#397 of 1138 2006 Pony Package
Sep 17, 2005 (6:59 pm)
I'm about to purchase a 2006 pony package:
-Interior Upgrade Package
MSRP $24,490 + $695 D&D = $25,185 x 8.25% TX sales tax = $27,262
I'm about to sign for $24,000 out the door. Best I can figure, that puts the car at less than $22,000.
I've got top credit and the dealers says the best FMC will do is 6.9%
What do you think of this deal? I'm pretty stoked about it
#398 of 1138 Re: 2006 Pony Package [btaintx]
Sep 18, 2005 (7:02 am)
I'd shop that 6.9% Ford rate. Go to eloan.com or your local credit union and see where they fall.
Be careful though, the dealer may have tied the price of the car to you financing through FoMOCo since they make decent money on the Ford credit contracts. You take that away and all of a sudden, they don't like the deal as much.
#399 of 1138 Re: 2006 Pony Package [graphicguy]
Sep 18, 2005 (12:10 pm)
Yeah, I am going to contact my bank and the eloan site best rate is 5.25%.
The $24,000 is regardless of financing.
Taking into consideration the 8.25% tax and $695 D&D I'm paying $21,476 for the car with MSRP of $24,490 and invoice of $22,767. I think it's a good price, but would like to hear what others have paid.
#400 of 1138 Re: 2006 Pony Package [btaintx]
Sep 19, 2005 (5:55 am)
I paid "X plan" for my GT, which ended up a little under invoice. But, that was in the "dead of winter with snow on the ground" last winter. And, it was an ordered car. Plus, GTs are as scarce as hens teeth. My MSRP was $28K and change. X plan price was about $25.5K. Ford has had some price increases since then, however.
V6s have the dealers more willing to deal since there are a lot more of them produced. I don't know what "D&D" is, but if that's the price of the car, I'd run to the dealer and close the deal ASAP. V6s are turning into a hot commodity again with the Pony Package, so I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. No Mustang is being sold at or under invoice, so I wouldn't hesitate to sign the papers.
FYI....I'll assume there's not a trade-in involved and there isn't any down payment involved in the figures you're quoting.
#401 of 1138 Qucik Advice !
Sep 19, 2005 (6:02 am)
Do you think having a Lo jack installed is a good idea for my new 2006 mustang.If so any advice on the rates and the possible contacts?
If not what are the good options to consider for adequate security.
Your advice is appreciated in advance.
#402 of 1138 Re: Qucik Advice ! [shalu]
Sep 19, 2005 (9:29 am)
Shalu....I'm ambivalent about LoJac for no other reason than I had a policeman tell me once that it was as easily defeatable as any other theft prevention device on the market. Plus, he sad in general, when a LoJac equipped car is recovered from a theft, the damage is usually worse on it.
Now, that's one policeman's opinion in my tiny 'burg, but it always stuck with me.
Can't remember if you got the "active-antitheft" option on your car, but it's probably as good as you're going to get for theft protetion short of spending $1,000 on some hefty aftermarket equipment.
#403 of 1138 Re: Qucik Advice ! [graphicguy]
Sep 22, 2005 (9:47 am)
Hi Graphic guy,
Thank you for all ur messages so far you seem to be the only person who care to respond and share your knowledge.I have one more issue that I would like to know,Since Iam not much in to cars I want know some info about the accessories for my mustang.
Is it advicable to buy a car cover from ford which is costing $325? or do u have any other recommendations.
Electronic rear view mirror is it worth installing ?
Floor mats for protections from ice and dirt - this is on top of factory provided carpets.
Which of this is a good buy to go for and do u have any other alternate advices.
Am I missing any other accessories that is a must to have in a car?
A personal recommendation from ur end is appreciated.
#404 of 1138 Build and Receive Date
Sep 22, 2005 (7:52 pm)
Today my dealer called and said my black 06 GT was built Monday (9-19) and should be delivered on 10-19...does this sound about right? I look forward to finally seeing my car with the 18" fanblades...haven't seen one with those wheels yet in person.