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#400 of 1125 Re: 2006 Pony Package [btaintx]
Sep 19, 2005 (6:55 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 1125 Qucik Advice !
Sep 19, 2005 (7:02 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 1125 Re: Qucik Advice ! [shalu]
Sep 19, 2005 (10:29 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 1125 Re: Qucik Advice ! [graphicguy]
Sep 22, 2005 (10:47 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 1125 Build and Receive Date
Sep 22, 2005 (8:52 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.
#405 of 1125 Re: Qucik Advice ! [shalu]
Sep 23, 2005 (9:49 am)
shalu.....I just try to help where I can, but thanks!
I guess in order to answer your questions, I'd need to know a little more. Will the car be outside all of the time? IF so, what kind of weather do you get (hot, cold, snow/ice, near salt water or exposed to salt in the winter, industrial fallout)?
If you have a garage, or even some sort of car port, I wouldn't even look at a car cover. More often than not, they'll tend to scratch the paint. That said, it's better to cover it if it's constantly exposed to the elements, than to leave it out.
Personally, I think the best way to protect your car is to put a good coat of high quality wax on it 4 times/year. My personal preference is Zaino (www.zainobros.com). There's an entire thread about this wonderous wax over in the "maintenance" threads. 2nd, stay away from those "drive thru...swirl-o-matic" car washes. Those do more damage to your paint than the weather will. We get very cold temps here in the midwest. If I can't do a quick hand wash, I usually take my car to those "touchless" car washes with a blower to dry it off. Then I do a quick dry with whatever water is left (takes all of 5 minutes). I only do that when the weather is cold, though to get the salt off the car.
Floor mats? I've got some really nice aftermarket ones that are worlds better than what Ford sells. There are a couple of good places to get them....www.weathertech.com or www.ggbailey.com. They aren't cheap, but they are very good.
I'm not exactly sure what an electronic rearview mirror is. But, if you're talking about the kind that dim automatically, I'd have to say I wouldn't waste my money. I don't need a mirror to dim for me. I just use the little switch on the mirror. It's not that big of a deal to me.
But, there are some fancy ones out there that have compasses, autodimming....I've even seen some that have a built in radar detector. They are pricey, though.
Hope that helps.
skiu....your delivery time sounds about right.
#406 of 1125 Re: Qucik Advice ! [graphicguy]
Sep 23, 2005 (11:15 am)
Seems like you got your '06 pretty quick. I placed my order yesterday for the GT Premium Rag Top, and I was told not to expect it before April '06.
#407 of 1125 Re: Qucik Advice ! [h20dogs]
Sep 24, 2005 (3:34 pm)
h20....I was extremely lucky with my entire order. I ordered in the midst of one of the worst winters in recent memory. My dealer had no pending customer orders when I placed mine. They had stocking orders, but no customer orders.
A month after I got mine, the same dealer was almost out of allotment and wouldn't budge from MSRP. They did stick to the deal (X-plan) they made with me, though.
Currently, they're allotment through the end of January is all used up. They are saying the same as you're hearing....that is, any '06 GT ordered today won't be delivered until next spring
#408 of 1125 Re: 2006 Pony Package [graphicguy]
Sep 24, 2005 (5:41 pm)
I HAVE MY PONY!
Picked up my 06 Pony Package Tuesday. I LOVE IT! Everytime I get in to drive I feel a rush:-) This car handles great and the six is plenty of power since I'm not running quarters against anyone. Getting plenty of second looks too. Anyway, FYI here's my deal. Hope you all love yours as much as I love mine!
MSRP $24,490 I paid $24,000 out the door including 8.25% sales tax. Zero down at 6% w/ local bank.
Redfire Metallic w/ Parchment Leather
Interior Upgrade Pkg
Shaker 500W (great sound!)
#409 of 1125 Still Waiting for my GT - 10 MONTHS LATER
Sep 24, 2005 (11:12 pm)
Hey to Graphic guy out there, I haven't posted for awhile...thought I'd pop in and say...I'm still waiting....ordered my 05 Mustang GT in November 2004........never came.....by June of 2005, decided to hang up the idea of getting my 2005, so went back to the dealer and put in an order for a 2006, as shut down was to take place in July...what the heck, I'm not getting my 2005. Heard production of the 2006's started in early August. I was put at a priority 10 on my 2006 order. Here it is the end of September....I've called Ford direct 3 times now...still get the same response, the computer is waiting to pick you. I'm ready to throw that dang computer of theirs to the wolves. It'll be a year in November since I first put my order in. All the postings here of other people ordering last February and getting their cars by April really burns my hair....just what does it take to get a Mustang GT I ordered a year ago? People have really given me credit for hanging tough, the only reason I have thus far is my 1996 Purple GT with 45,000 miles on it. I keep telling Ford I'd really like my GT before the snow flies, as I live in Wisconsin. Any suggestions out there - anyone? Is there someplace I can call or write to that will finally step up to the plate and produce my order? Ford has really made a name for itself from me. If I don't get my GT by Christmas, I'm seriously considering a Dodge Charger....at least they can produce a hot looking car without having to wait a year for it.........help!!!!!