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Old 06-22-2011, 06:21 PM   #21
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I dont want to move on... The retro look is the best look in years. The whole "move forward" idea is a bad one if it means redesigning it to look like a "futuristic" edge mustang. The mustangs of the 90s and early 00s were not visually appealing at all to me. The eco-boost idea is great for those who want a mpg car that doesnt look like a fugly sedan but a v-8 option is a must, the more power the better. I for one am willing to pay more for gas as long as I'm having fun driving the v-8 it's going into. If Ford elects to design the new mustang off these concepts I guess I will have to find a used 11-12 5.0 in the future, that or a Camaro or Corvette unless they get butchered aswell.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #22
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I hope they do go to the new edge sized mustang. Those IMO were the perfect fit. I actually never cared for the 05 when they came out. They're unnecessarily bloated...seeing as how they S197 isn't leaps and bounds bigger than the SN95 platform inside. A few inches and that was it.

And I too hope they go for something not retro. The retro thing was cool in 05, but it's played out now... Big time. The challenger and camaro killed the mustangs retro look anyway.

I love the 2011 Mustang, but I'll be glad to see something smaller, less retro and more
Modern, and a damn IRS.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #23
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From what I understand they are looking to make the new model Mustangs ones that they can design retro versions of in the future. Yes remaining true to it's roots is important and they will continue to display similar body lines that the mustangs have had but the truth is, if they don't redesign they will eventually be stuck. Because you can only redesign things so much before it all just starts to look the same. But like I have seen many people in the forums state before, Fords design has never looked like the concepts. The only thing the concepts are good for is to build the anticipation for the new arrival and for everyone to discuss what they do and don't want to see in the future stang.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #24
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i read independent suspension, hopefull in the next couple years it becomes alot cheaper or well never see a 30k mustang again!
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #25
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I hope they do go to the new edge sized mustang. Those IMO were the perfect fit. I actually never cared for the 05 when they came out. They're unnecessarily bloated...seeing as how they S197 isn't leaps and bounds bigger than the SN95 platform inside. A few inches and that was it.

And I too hope they go for something not retro. The retro thing was cool in 05, but it's played out now... Big time. The challenger and camaro killed the mustangs retro look anyway.

I love the 2011 Mustang, but I'll be glad to see something smaller, less retro and more
Modern, and a damn IRS.
AGREED WORD FOR WORD!!! retro is played out. If all you do is retro then you will never get anything new
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:58 PM   #26
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i could be wrong though...trends could change drastically by 2014
Trends could change but some things stay the same with Mustang......Lots of power = Lots of Fun.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:11 AM   #27
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The great looking mustangs have had great lines, if they remember that when designing it we should be fine.
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All the talk of Euro styling and performance reminds me of such automotive successes as the Yugo, Opal, Renault. If you want Euro styling buy a Euro car with worthless euro currency. If Ford wants to get back to the origins of the mustang, it must be remembered that it was "affordable to the common buyer". As my '08 is my third mustang, affordability meant saving alot longer to get it. With that in mind.....it is the best one though.
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All the talk of Euro styling and performance reminds me of such automotive successes as the Yugo, Opal, Renault. If you want Euro styling buy a Euro car with worthless euro currency. If Ford wants to get back to the origins of the mustang, it must be remembered that it was "affordable to the common buyer". As my '08 is my third mustang, affordability meant saving alot longer to get it. With that in mind.....it is the best one though.
I think the word "worthless" has a different meanings for you and I.

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The only reason this look is called "Retro" is because Ford ventured away from the true Mustang look. So they had to return to their roots, this is the way the Mustang was meant to look, this is the way the Mustang would look if Ford had never strayed. It's not really "Retro" it's actually True Mustang and I for one hope that Ford has learned it's lesson. Bring on the techno gadgets, bring on the Modern Muscle and the newest updates but stay true to the one that brought you to the dance.....
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I think the word "worthless" has a different meanings for you and I.

By "worthless" perhaps I am looking into the future. Notice the down trend of your chart and think about Ireland, Portugal and the rest of the EU that will need to be bailed out by the Euro. My real point, however, remains that by and large US auto makers produce better cars for the "long haul" than the europeans. Here in Oklahoma it is common to see american cars from the seventies still in use but, you rarely see a european car.....except in the junkyard.
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The only reason this look is called "Retro" is because Ford ventured away from the true Mustang look. So they had to return to their roots, this is the way the Mustang was meant to look, this is the way the Mustang would look if Ford had never strayed. It's not really "Retro" it's actually True Mustang and I for one hope that Ford has learned it's lesson. Bring on the techno gadgets, bring on the Modern Muscle and the newest updates but stay true to the one that brought you to the dance.....
Thats a bit of a ridiculous statement. Car designs evolve plain and simple. Look at any car name that has survived even 20 years and you will see it has changed because change is inevitable. If Ford had stuck with the same design since the 60s then its safe to say the Mustang would look nothing like it does today or possibly not exist at all.
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Lol at people wanting the Mustang to never evolve.


Stupid logic is stupid logic.
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Thats a bit of a ridiculous statement. Car designs evolve plain and simple. Look at any car name that has survived even 20 years and you will see it has changed because change is inevitable. If Ford had stuck with the same design since the 60s then its safe to say the Mustang would look nothing like it does today or possibly not exist at all.
Wow, that is a real rocket scientist statement of it's own. Obviously if you change any item in somethings past you change the entire outcome of it's future. Also known as the ripple effect... It's not a matter of no change, we are talking about "controlled change"The return to the original roots of the Mustang is pretty much the only thing that saved it, It was resting comfortably on deaths door when it was revived with a booster shot of "Back to the Future"..... and your right, everyone ventured away from the "Origins" of the true classic cars, but not every one should have. Mustangs, Camaro's, Chargers, Chevelle's, Malibu's, Ranchero, el camino, ETC. Wouldn't it be nice..... Like I said.... Improve, update, add to... but some things need to remain in touch with it's beginnings...
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Wow, that is a real rocket scientist statement of it's own. Obviously if you change any item in somethings past you change the entire outcome of it's future. Also known as the ripple effect... It's not a matter of no change, we are talking about "controlled change"The return to the original roots of the Mustang is pretty much the only thing that saved it, It was resting comfortably on deaths door when it was revived with a booster shot of "Back to the Future"..... and your right, everyone ventured away from the "Origins" of the true classic cars, but not every one should have. Mustangs, Camaro's, Chargers, Chevelle's, Malibu's, Ranchero, el camino, ETC. Wouldn't it be nice..... Like I said.... Improve, update, add to... but some things need to remain in touch with it's beginnings...
In what way has the Mustang not been in touch with it's beginnings? Look at any generation of Mustang and you can see the connections (maybe less so with the Mustang II). There is a big difference between keeping in touch and just rehashing previous designs because you can't come up with something else. I'll agree that retro was what the Mustang needed in 2005 and it paid off big time for Ford but maybe its time to move on a bit and the 2010 does a great job of progressing away from Retro and giving the late 60's mustang back to the late 60's.

But all in all, no one is arguing against Improvements, updates, and add to's, but eventually if you keep adding to "retro" then youre going to have something new and like I said that's inevitable. I figured if everyone else is talking in extremes my previous post might as well too (and considering how close the mustang was to extinction at one point, its not far fetched at all to say it may not exist anymore). May want to brush up on your mustang history a bit.
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Im actually all for the Mustang becoming a "Sports Car", seeing as the new 5.0 is basically an American M3, The Camaro's sole goal is to outperform the Mustang (which it failed at) while Mustang's goal is to attack better, more expensive cars ala BMW's M3. If anyone remembers the BOSS special on SPEED one of the designers said "we got BMW, now we're going after Porsche". Those words sent chills down my spine, if Ford(not Shelby, drop him already) creates another SVT Cobra or maybe a new Mach 1, I think that will venture onto sports car territory(REAL Sports cars) in a price we can afford. Hell, the BOSS 302 outperforms the GT500. Im on the market for a new 14 Mustang, I just hope they are worth it when the come out.
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LOL, the Mustang is starting to be not so affordable anymore so let the Corvette go after Porsche.
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LOL, the Mustang is starting to be not so affordable anymore so let the Corvette go after Porsche.
if the 2014 Mustang is a flop I would seriously consider getting a Corvette Grand Sport

But I have faith, it may not be as "affordable" as say a straight line Camaro or Challenger, but if it can make a 60,000+ sports car **** in its pants....Im all for it
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If anyone remembers the BOSS special on SPEED one of the designers said "we got BMW, now we're going after Porsche". Those words sent chills down my spine,...
Worked out pretty well when they went after Ferrari, why not Porsche?
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Worked out pretty well when they went after Ferrari, why not Porsche?
Only problem was that the last Ford GT was an unreliable pig. It was an amazing car but, the F430 was better in pretty much every way. I'm fairly certain the F430 outsold the GT rather handily as well.

The new Porsche's are simply awesome and if Ford makes a car to compete with them in the Mustang it will no long be affordable, which is one of the biggest allures of Stangs'.
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