05 Mustang Pricing is out!

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  1. #1 relayagent, Sep 14, 2004
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    2005 Ford Mustang V-6 Coupe

    The most attainable Mustang is the well-equipped V-6 Coupe Deluxe model, which has a base manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,410. This includes the destination and delivery charge. Taxes, title and license fees are not included.

    Major standard equipment includes:


    210-horsepower, 4.0-liter SOHC V-6 engine with Tremec 5-speed manual transmission

    16-inch painted cast aluminum wheels with all-season tires

    Air conditioning, dual power mirrors and rear window defroster

    AM/FM stereo with single CD player

    Four wheel power disc brakes, with the biggest rotors and stiffest calipers ever fitted to a mainstream Mustang

    Ford Personal Safety SystemTM, with standard occupant classification sensing to tailor the deployment of the front passenger air bag

    Power door locks with remote keyless entry and power windows with driver and passenger door one-touch up/down

    The Mustang V-6 Coupe Premium model also starts under $20,000 and adds 16-inch bright machined aluminum wheels with chrome spinner, Shaker 500 audio system with six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability and six-way power adjustable driver seat – all for $19,995.


    Major options and appearance packages available on all Mustang V-6 Coupe models include an exterior sport appearance package ($295), interior upgrade package ($450), 5-speed automatic transmission ($995), anti-lock brakes with all-speed traction control ($775), side air bags ($370), leather seating surfaces ($695) and an active anti-theft system ($255).


    2005 Ford Mustang GT

    The industry’s most affordable 300-horsepower sports car is the Ford Mustang GT Coupe model, which has a base MSRP of $24,995. This includes the destination and delivery charge. Taxes, title and license fees are not included.

    Major standard equipment includes:


    300-horsepower, 4.6-liter SOHC 3-valve V-8 engine with Tremec 5-speed manual transmission

    Four wheel power disc brakes with four-channel anti-locking braking and all-speed traction control

    Stainless steel dual exhaust with unmistakable Mustang sound

    Front fog lamps in grille, a rear spoiler and tilt steering wheel

    17-inch painted cast aluminum wheels with Z-rated performance tires

    Air conditioning, dual power mirrors and rear window defroster

    AM/FM stereo with single CD player

    Ford Personal Safety SystemTM, with standard occupant classification sensing to tailor the deployment of the front passenger air bag

    Power door locks with remote keyless entry and power windows with driver and passenger door one-touch up/down

    The Mustang GT Coupe Premium model, which adds a Shaker 500 audio system with six-disc CD player and MP3 capability and Aberdeen leather-trimmed embossed sport bucket seats, begins at $26,330.

    Major options available on all Mustang GT Coupe models include an interior upgrade package ($450), interior color enhancement package ($175), 5-speed automatic transmission ($995), side air bags ($370), 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels ($195), active anti-theft system ($255) and Shaker 1000 audio system ($1,295).

    http://www.stangnet.com/content/view/31/
     
  2. Wonder when they will become applicable to the S-plan.
     
  3. 1000 watt audio is back? that lasted for like, 10 seconds in the last generation GTs. pretty cool though, a rack of four amps powering two eight inch subs stock.
     
  4. When will they put a six-speed in a Mustang?
     
  5. in 2000, when the Cobra R debuted with a 6 speed.
     
  6. That's a good price for the V8.
     
  7. Thanks for clarifying that, I'd like to see it in GT though.
     
  8. thats pretty frickin cheap.
     
  9. it will show though. Mustang build quality and materials used have never been great. Especially in the interior. It will look cheap and plasticky. But hey, people dont care if the exterior and engine are good enough
     
  10. This one's built at a mazda plant.
     
  11. It's built and largely designed by Mazda, so I'd expect the fit and quality to be like the newer Mazdas, which is to say pretty damn' good.
     
  12. They may sell like hot cakes in some areas
     
  13. It's not largely designed by Mazda, you genital wart. It uses Ford's DEW98 platform, a ford engine, transmission, rear end, suspension, and all other bits. It's only built by a Mazda factory.
     
  14. It does not use the DEW98 platform. It was SUPPOSED to be based on the DEW but Ford NA f*cked up the program royal (way overcost and behind scheduel) so it was handed to Mazda. The D2C platform that resulted has nothing to do with DEW and is most closely related to the Mazda6 (with custom suspenson and drivetrain obviously).

    Way to fail.
     
  15. #15 stewacide, Sep 14, 2004
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  16. It's a modified DEW platform. Thy used the dew as a starting point. Nothing was handed to mazda, otherwise the mustang would be powered by a 1.0 litre V8 with 200 hp (but actually making 55 hp to the wheels, causing mazda to have to do buybacks).
     
  17. They also have the 1000 watt system in the new 04 40th anniversary V-6 Mustangs. It was loud, well at least for stock I was impressed. 210 hp in the new V-6 Mustang isn't bad. It should be fast for a V-6.
     
  18. ...don't be surprised when that MacPherson front suspension turns up in the also-Mazda6-based Fusion/Zephyr (the 6's double-wishbone takes up too much room, which is why the 6 can't even manage AWD with the 3.0 Duratec).
     
  19. It's not on DEW, although Ford doesn't seem in any rush to set people strait (DEW sounds more upscale than the 6, and it'd also rub the all-American muscle car set the wrong way). Only the better auto publications seem aware of the switch (e.g. the Detroit News.. or was it Free Press... did a story a while ago that covered the new Mustang platform and how it was handed to Mazda by Bill Ford).

    Obviously Mazda didn't design the engines of suspension, which is classis Ford, although if you took the Mustang apart most of the bits and pieces would be strait outa' the 6...
     
  20. Th D2C is a modified DEW. Clear as that.

    What exactly would be out of the 6? The screws and bolts?

    It's clear a RWD V8 ponycar shares everything with a FWD V6 family sedan.
     
  21. The question is, what would be out of the DEW? Obviously it doesn't share the DEW's (all double-wishbone) suspension, or its (Duratec/AJ) drivetrains - what's left?

    The problem with DEW is that it's just way too expensive for the Mustang's pricepoint, and once you've costed-away all its advantages (e.g. suspension) all that's left are the huge cost disadvantages of trying to build an economy sports car on a luxury sedan platform.

    So they custom-designed what they had to (engines, suspension, etc.) and borrowed all the bits you don't see/don't care about, as well as the tooling and production techniques, from the 6.
     
  22. ..."platforms" aren't what they used to be. IIRC nowadays Ford considers cars to be on the same "platform" when they have something like 40% or 60% parts commonality, but in essence cars are pieced together from a set of corporate sub-assemblies. Even trying to draw a line between the P1 platform (6, Zephyr, etc.) and C1 (Focus, Mazda3, etc.) is pretty pointless.

    The next-gen RWD X-type is also supposed to be based on a Ford FWD/AWD platform (the C1 platform in that case).
     
  23. #23 stewacide, Sep 14, 2004
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    Check out this article:

    http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/fordmustang20e_20040720.htm

    Ford NA no longer designs passenger cars. And even something like the F-150 draws a shockingly large number of its parts from the standard corporate parts bin (what's the point of designing something more than once? Why not take advantage of Ford's massive global volume?)
     
  24. I dont think the interior is cheap.
     
  25. the interior is leaps and bounds over what they've made so far in any of the fox bodies.
     

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