I am seeing a TON of Mustangs out there...
maybe their other styles arent selling?
>> Ford's Mustang coupe had its highest May sales since 1980, up 47 percent from last May. <<
HELLO. Didn't you read the article.
I was driving on a turnpike, and the transmission gave out. It was not a pretty time, I can assure you! My husband, who is an automotive industry expert, told me that he had been researching the van, and knew that Honda was having trouble with this transmission, so what they did was extend the warranty to 100,000 miles for the 2000 and 2001 models. Ours fell into that category, and being at 98,000 miles when it happened, it was covered by the warranty.
However, they continue to use the troubled transmission to this day, and stopped the extended warranty after 2001. If you have to replace it without the warranty, it costs $5000.00.
It will be our last Honda vehicle. We were thinking of Toyota next, but they also have problems, and seem to be practicing the American auto manufacturers practice of planned obsolescence; I doubt that we will be purchasing a Toyota.
I think we'll be taking a look at the Germans, but will first ask The Man (aka: Mr. Automotive, my hubby).
Not much to buy out there - I'll probably go for a used Camaro or Firebird when the time comes. In a pinch, maybe a Grand Marquis or Monte Carlo but that's about it.
Maybe Ford would do better if it wasn't spending time, focus and money supporting the homosexual agenda. I'd bet for every sodomite that buys a Ford product 2 families are so offended by the what Ford is doing they will never buy another Ford product.
The unions are killing the American auto industry. They take about $3 grand from each car to cover retiree obligations.
In order to compete with the Asian models on price, they must compromise quality. While Asian vehicles have tight finishes and nice interiors, GM and Ford crank out rattle-boxes with cheap plastic interiors that squak and groan over every jot and tittle in the road.
For Ford and GM to provide that level of quality, they will overprice the cars for the market.
AND, when they come up with a winner (T-Bird and that new sport pick-up from Chevy) they WAAAAY overprice them. If they priced the T-Bird at $30 grand instead of $45 grand, they'd still be making them.
I saw the ad they put together with Steve McQueen. I imagine he helped sell a few of those Mustangs.
From what I can see, the new Mustang seems to be one of the few bright spots in their lineup (along with their trucks). They should give some serious thought to putting the Aviator concept into production (not the rebadged Explorer that they're selling now, but the concept vehicle they've been showing on this year's auto show circuit).
Read the article!
Ford's Mustang coupe had its highest May sales since 1980, up 47 percent from last May.