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1 posted on 06/01/2005 5:04:37 PM PDT by Flavius
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I am seeing a TON of Mustangs out there...

maybe their other styles arent selling?


2 posted on 06/01/2005 5:05:52 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (1,000,000 Iraqi Dinar = 715.103 US Dollar - Get yours today)
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>> Ford's Mustang coupe had its highest May sales since 1980, up 47 percent from last May. <<

HELLO. Didn't you read the article.


8 posted on 06/01/2005 5:24:21 PM PDT by sd-joe
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Well, let me tell you about our asian mininvan, the Honda Odyssey.

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).

10 posted on 06/01/2005 5:28:02 PM PDT by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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I had to walk through a Chevrolet dealership today, the salesmen were so aggressive I wondered if I'd make it out alive. Still I find it funny that they were trying to convince me that $33,000 was cheap for some kind of tricked out truck. That's more than my second house cost! And twice as much as my first.
17 posted on 06/01/2005 6:06:54 PM PDT by pepperdog
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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.


18 posted on 06/01/2005 6:10:15 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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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.


19 posted on 06/01/2005 6:24:42 PM PDT by notfondajane (I did think Barbarella was kinda cool though.)
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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.


22 posted on 06/01/2005 6:38:09 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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I saw the ad they put together with Steve McQueen. I imagine he helped sell a few of those Mustangs.


24 posted on 06/01/2005 6:44:00 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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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).


26 posted on 06/01/2005 6:51:16 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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"guess Mustang is a bust"

Read the article!

Ford's Mustang coupe had its highest May sales since 1980, up 47 percent from last May.

40 posted on 06/01/2005 7:44:56 PM PDT by F-117A
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: ( guess Mustang is a bust

Are you joking? You can't get Mustangs in most colors for the next year no matter who trys.
47 posted on 06/01/2005 8:50:57 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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