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Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Coupe, Convertible
#546 of 2056 Re: Most Appealing Sporty Car, GTO [sputterguy]
May 13, 2005 (8:47 am)
Most people on the web,car magazines,and overall in society,find the the New Mustang way better than the gto,all in alot of instances the gto isn't even mentioned,because most people don't like it!!! Another article--Mustang wins again!!! Gto-cavalier loses again!!!!,
Mustang '05 wins with its muscle
Ford recently announced that to meet consumer demand for the 2005 Ford Mustang, it will take production to more than 192,000 units in 2005 - an increase of more than 58 percent, or 80,000 units, from the previous year.
Ford will meet consumer demand for the 2005 Mustang.
"The 2005 Ford Mustang, with its legendary heritage and retro look is among the hottest cars in the industry! Its performance on the street and in the showrooms is beating everyone's expectations.
"The 2005 Mustang demand is so strong that most of our production between now and the end of 2005 model year (October 2005) is already committed. In addition to increased, demand fuelled production, the all-new 2005 Ford Mustang GT has been given the well deserved status of best American Muscle Car of the year by internationally reputed car magazine - Car and Driver.
The first truly new Mustang in 26 years, performed exceptionally on its numerous road tests conducted by 15 motoring journalists with over 20 years of experience and demonstrated high value thereby gracefully the winning spot on the list of 10 best cars of the year according to Car and Driver."Mustang's rich performance heritage and distinct styling have made it America's top-selling sports car for 17 years straight and with the all-new 2005 model, we expect this will be the best sales year for the Mustang since 1994. The original pony car keeps getting better and is capturing consumers' hearts once again. Sorry gto,not this time!!!! LOL
#547 of 2056 Re: sputterguy [rorr]
May 13, 2005 (9:26 am)
Yep, small world. Mine was a dark blue fast back. 4-speed, pony interior, and 8-track. Yes, I said 8-track. That was '67, just before I graduated high school. Oh God, I've gone and dated myself again. Ah, those were the days. And those glass packs would probably be drowned out by today's cars. Times change.
Putting in amber foglights sounds rather clever or sensible. Amber is very illuminating. All the street lights around here have been replaced with amber lights which are sulfur vapor I believe. If they look good with your paintjob then it sounds like a win win.
May 13, 2005 (11:12 am)
Even though a lot more Mustangs are on the roads than GTOs, the GTOs are still not as noticeable. Whenever I do see a GTO, I have to look really hard; "is that a GTO?" But when you see a Mustang at any distance from any angle, it is instantly recognizeable. I bet many people don't even notice the GTO as being different from a 1998 Grand Prix, but everyone knows the Mustang.
"Hey is that a Grand Prix? ....no, I mean a G6?...no, I mean a Grand Am?. ...aww, heck .....is that a new GM car?
Hey, and it's got a Corvette engine in it....how original....shoehorn the biggest engine you can find into the engine bay and sell it.
Gotta hand it to GM for spending all those late nights in the engineering department.
Sure, the same can attempted to be said about the new Mustang. (no engineering went into it because they copied an old design), but deep down beneath the outer shell is an entirely new beast. (Except I hope they are still using the Fram PH8A oil filter..)
Hat's off to Ford for bringing back an icon and doing such a great job with it.
Ok, having said that...I'm just enjoying the fact that there is even a thread called Mustang vs GTO
....how cool is that!! ......just like the old days
maybe Ford will shoehorn in a 429 Boss and then we can REALLY start to chat!
#549 of 2056 Re: Most Appealing Sporty Car, GTO [stang22]
May 13, 2005 (3:55 pm)
Actually I believe the Corvette is America's TOP selling sportscar. Arguably the best sports car you can get for $45k or less. The Mustang is NOT a sports car. Has a backseat. It's a sportycar/pony car.
As for the Car and Driver Mustang Vs GTO comparo, the Mustang Only beat the GTO by 1 point, 211 to 210, could have gone either way. Mustang only won because of the got to have factor which gave C&D a lot of negative letters. GTO won most of the performance categories. I believe it was 128 PRO GTO to 2 Pro mustang over that comparo in terms of letters C&D got back. I wouldn't consider C&D to be internationally reputed. They are very biased on advertisers and foreign/Japanese cars.
#550 of 2056 Re: Most Appealing Sporty Car, GTO [benderofbows]
May 13, 2005 (3:59 pm)
........"Even though a lot more Mustangs are on the roads than GTOs, the GTOs are still not as noticeable. Whenever I do see a GTO, I have to look really hard; "is that a GTO?"......."
Everywhere I go, people stare at my GTO. I have gotten many questions/compliments at traffic lights etc or when I park at store etc. All the car shows/cruise nights I visit I get just as many people checking out my GTO and asking me questions as the 2005 Mustang guys. It stands out better then some think. I get along with the mustang guys quite well. We have mutual respect for each other's cars. They are both great cars.
#551 of 2056 Re: Most Appealing Sporty Car, GTO [442man]
May 13, 2005 (7:53 pm)
You need to re-read my last post,it says the '05 mustang as the top american muscle car.It did not say sports car,like the corvette,that you implied!! Try glasses,they work better!! People in general love the new Mustang GT alot more than the gto!! Sales alone reflect that,much less just about all forums across the web,magazines,editors,mass public opinion,etc.,etc.,!! Shelby Mustang will take care of the vette next year,and gm will lose all the way across the board!!
#552 of 2056 05 Mustang GT 1/4 mile times
May 13, 2005 (9:04 pm)
I was at the track tonite with my 04 GTO A4. Their was an 05 GT racing and I have seen a few others run at other trips to the track. I have yet to see one break 14 sec. Most are around 14.40. I see these Magazine claims and internet claims of 13.6. As I said I haven't seen it, maybe every GT I've seen has been purchased by a person who can't drive. My slightly modded GTO ran a 13.58.
#553 of 2056 Re: 05 Mustang GT 1/4 mile times [brushbandit]
May 14, 2005 (6:34 am)
Depends on the driver/track/weather conditions. The best I have seen on STOCK 2005 Mustangs is the high 13's. 13.8 ish. I have seen stock 2005 GTO's run under 13.2, best I saw in person was 13.186.
#554 of 2056 Re: Most Appealing Sporty Car, GTO [stang22]
May 14, 2005 (6:44 am)
Shelby Mustang? Anyone that will spend $40k+ for a Mustang, especially one with a solid rear axle needs to have their head examined. Several Current Mustang owners I know have said this as well. Not just me.
Dissappointment in the Shelby GT500 The car was designed for an IRS - there were prototypes of it running around. And all the early Shelby prototypes were running around on one as well (pics exist). It's only at the last moment that it was removed for the cheaper "hundred year old" alternative by the bean counters at Ford.
Regardless, an IRS was planned right from the start for this platform, engineered, and only cancelled (or put off?) at the last moment.
#555 of 2056 GT500 gaining 350lbs in front[stang22]
May 14, 2005 (6:47 am)
The GT500 is going to gain 350 pounds of weight ALL UP FRONT and have it's balance thrown off to 58% front and 42% rear. It will be nearly 3873 pounds with driver or more!
Minimum price of $40k to $45k range, Gas guzzler fee and HUGE dealer markups.
Rather have $25k Stang with V8.