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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#986 of 1138 Re: 2008 V6 Prem Mustang Coupe [r4d4]
Jan 19, 2008 (1:51 am)
Just purchased a new 07 Mustang and thought I got a pretty serious deal. Car had 250 miles on it. Sold a pretty radical 65 mustang coupe restomod because my wife wouldn't let my two boys, 4 and 8 go near it.
Wanted to get something that had some nice get up and go. Stumbled upon an auction on ebay for a new 07 Roush Stage 3 convertible that had a low buy it now of $43,500. The auction ended with one bid of $39,500.
I called the dealership to see if it was still available and to my surprise it was because the winning bidder flaked out.
These guys completely blew away the stereo type of car salesmen. Although it was a 07 and had 250 miles, it was never titled and considered a new car. They made it impossible not to buy.
I got it for $41,113 plus T,T and L and 0.9% for 60 months. The msrp on the vehicle was $31,805 and the MSRP for the Roush package was $24,600 totaling $57,105. 41K was a little more than I had planned to spend but they gave me an offfer I couldn't refuse.
According to the salesman they took an $8,500 dollar loss on the vehicle. Since it is 2 degrees with the wind chill in Idaho I guess it's not the best convertible market. The car had been in the show room for 13 months. I guess sometimes it's all about timing. Like going in to the showroom at the end of the month or when it's poring down raining and no one is on the lot.
The only negative Is that the car is on the other side of the country and I had to get it shipped.
If there are any other speed freaks out there that don't want to overpay on a shelby, heads up, Brandon Ford in clearwater Florida has a new 07 Roush Drag pack in Black that they are severly discounting. MSRP of 61K but they are letting it go for $39,999. This car runs 11.9 from the factory and has the 3yr 36K warranty and has 6 miles on it. Only negative is that it has cloth interior. Still a serious value with 430 supercharged hp and it even comes with a set of slicks.
I am excited as many of you guys have been when you made your purchase. It should be here next Wednesday.
#987 of 1138 What's Great about the Mustang?
Jan 22, 2008 (12:18 pm)
The lease on my 06 Passat 2.0T is up at the end of this year and I'm looking at coupes for my final car purchase for awhile, so I want to be really ecstatic with this one. Mustang GT or Shelby500 on the list of cars I like. Who better to ask about Mustang experience than Mustang owners? What are your thoughts on reliability, experience with Ford, etc. How do you deal with the gas mileage? Modifications and accessories? Anything you've learned about the car that would give you pause? I want to purchase a 07 or 08, any significant difference? Who's the best Ford dealer in the SFBay Area? Thanx.
#988 of 1138 Other Fees .... Tag, licencing, motor veh, application fees ...
Jan 24, 2008 (5:33 am)
Help ... any idea on what the average cost is when they say ...plus tax, tags, dealer fees, applications fees - minus the tax .. what is the typical charge that a dealer might charge for these "fees" in total? I'm in NJ so if anyone has recently bought a car can you peak at your receipt and let me know? Anu advise out there?
Jan 25, 2008 (11:21 am)
Sales tax in NJ is 7% of the selling price minus any trade.
If you need new plates, its 4 years for about 300.
7.50 for tire tax.
then the dealer doc fee what ever thatis.
The car you are looking at though seems to have some junk you may or may not want though. Just a thought. But then again, I wish I had leather on my coupe so you might be on to something.
#991 of 1138 Re: What's Great about the Mustang? [bronzekitten]
Jan 25, 2008 (1:07 pm)
I have a 2007 Conv. GT Premium and I love it. I thought about getting the GT500 but I want to do the work myself to supe it up. Buying experience was great. Reiliablity thus far as been great. Gas mileage is 19mpg but I do not go easy on the pedal.
The are so many mods for the mustang...more then any other car....you can have a lot of fun. A lot are just bolt on, so you do not need a lot of experience to modify you car.
The few cons I have are, the head rest is not that comfortable, I have tried adjusting but it still not perfect, and since i have a vert there are no "oh crap handles" on the roof or door for my passagers
for 08 only the Navigation system and the type of headlights changed.
Good luck in SF. Not from there.
#992 of 1138 Re: 2008 V6 Prem Mustang Coupe [kidpoboy]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:44 pm)
My thoughts......a Roush Stage 3 Vert is the most over priced car in the world thanks to the GT-500. Ford destroyed these after-market cars when the launched the GT-500. Folks are starting to buy these closer to closer to sticker every day, which makes paying $57k for a Roush insane.
You sir, should write a letter to Ford thanking them for the GT-500.
So, I think $43k or so is a great deal.....probably priced what these are now worth. Think about it.....how much more would you have paid for a GT-500 Vert? I would say if you stack the two cars side by side, the GT-500 is definately worth $5 - 7k more which again, makes your car priced fairly.
Another way to look at it is is that you car was priced about $15k more then a Stock GT. Add the cost of a vert, a blower, and all the other nice Roush stuff, and $15k more is really about right if you ask me too.
BTW, I really like these cars.....I just think Roush thinks they are worth too much.
Also, I know a guy who paid $41k for a Stage 1 vert (2004) when it was brand new. Compared to that guy, you stole this one.
#993 of 1138 Re: 2008 V6 Prem Mustang Coupe [waterdr]
Jan 31, 2008 (5:17 pm)
I can't say that I disagree that 57k is too steep for a Stage 3. No way I would have bought it at that price. No question the gt500 has more hp and can be tweaked to handle 500 + rwhp. This car, however, will eat up the gt500 in a road course. Much better suspension and not much slower than the stock gt 500. I can't understand why they have the 3.30's rear in the 500 with a six speed? That car needs the 3.73 like the bullitt.
Almost bought a 07 Shelby 500 with 80 miles for 43,900 but liked the uniquness of the stage 3 vert. Both great cars with pros and cons. Seems as though as time passes you will be able to buy the 500s at sticker or even less with the economy slowing down.
I watch them on ebay from time to time. They aren't giving them away but most of the auctions go with no sale.
#994 of 1138 Re: 2008 V6 Prem Mustang Coupe [r4d4]
Feb 07, 2008 (4:16 pm)
Were you talking about OTD price?
#995 of 1138 Re: 2007 Mustang GT Auto v Stick [vincap28]
Feb 18, 2008 (7:35 am)
The hesitation you felt is due to the electronic throttle which is equipped in both stick and automatic. Ford has a new "Adaptive Driving" system where it reads the drivers driving habits to better control fuel economy. This system can be easily calibrated by yourself if you are not pleased with its performance. Contributing to the problem is the variable valve timing the mustang has. It is VERY IMPORTANT you use the correct oil weight and viscosity or it will protest with poor throttle response. I found this out the hard way and it was verified by a Ford mechanic. The V8 requires 5W20 and had used 5W30 1 time and man, never again..stick with 5W20.