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Stewart
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posted 01-05-2003 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh hell yeah!

The rear still isn't quite right, but it isn't as bad because this one is the coupe, and not the 'vert. Especially when ya take into account whole shape of the rear decklid area of the coupe.

And that front end! Woooo hoooooo, WOODY time!

A ton more pictures can be seen here at http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/News/pics05c/index.htm

Yep...I think Ford has hit one outta the ballpark here!

Stewart

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posted 01-05-2003 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Clutch   Click Here to Email Joe Clutch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
Yep...I think Ford has hit one outta the ballpark here!

I couldn't agree more `````
Let's see... in '05 my '00 will have 100K miles... hmm..

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posted 01-05-2003 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I likes it too!

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posted 01-05-2003 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it's REALLY gonna look like that, I'm gonna GET one!

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posted 01-05-2003 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont normally care for new cars but that thing is just as cool as it can be!

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posted 01-06-2003 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The coupe version is a bit of an improvement over the convertible, but still just doesn't seem right.

C'mon 2005...I wanna see the real deal!

Kinda wish Ford would quit teasing us and show the real thing, but it's still too early.

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Stewart
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posted 01-06-2003 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At this website, http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=5620&sid=175&n=156 there is a writeup with a few pictures. Let's hope the following excerpt from the above website is true:

How close are the show cars to what will actually hit the street in 2004? Close, but those who?ve seen the final designs say they?re actually more impressed with the production vehicles. The taillights, for one thing, will be more true to the original design.

So maybe it CAN get better!

Stewart

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posted 01-06-2003 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My opinion is yuck. Looks too much like an Audi or a Nissan to me.


Go ahead curse me.

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posted 01-06-2003 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68F100:
Go ahead curse me.

No worries...I'm kinda with ya. I like the overall idea, just certain things don't seem right. It looks too bulky overall, and a Mustang "rollin' on dubs"?? Nah. Oh, and the proposed 400 horsepower supercharged GT just seems way too unrealistic. I don't think they'd be able to price a car like that under $30K. Isn't "affordable" part of what Mustang is all about?

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posted 01-06-2003 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it!

I would personally only change one thing: The area around the headlights would look better blacked out, like the 69 Boss 302. The way it is now, the argent or whatever the light color is doesn't look right.

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posted 01-06-2003 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68F100:
My opinion is yuck. Looks too much like an Audi or a Nissan to me.


Go ahead curse me.


That's what I was going to say!

Tail looks too close to a 300z that it's scary.

Front is cool. Just hope Ford decides to tweak the taillights some

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posted 01-06-2003 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keahi73   Click Here to Email Keahi73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BAD STEWART! 1st you show me the FR100, NOW THIS??????????????

WHat about my vows for never buying a new vehicle again?????? LOL! FLUSHED!

Boy is that pretty! Glad to see you posting!
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posted 01-06-2003 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Keahi73:
BAD STEWART!

That IS when I'm best!

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joe
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posted 01-06-2003 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe   Click Here to Email joe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it but until I see the final build, it's pure concept car to me.

That thing would look really cool next to my '67 and '68.

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posted 01-06-2003 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Ford did a great job with that one...

about time.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-06-2003 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it! I'm not too crazy about the interior, though.

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Stewart
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posted 01-06-2003 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just noticed the whole roof is glass. Not sure I like that.

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posted 01-06-2003 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd bet that's a concept car feature, only.

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Stewart
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posted 01-06-2003 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I was pondering that and figured it was too. I hope we're both right.

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Don't get me wrong...I think a T-Top or power moonroof would be great...I just don't like that all glass top.

It has to be a concept car feature only.

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posted 01-06-2003 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Think of what it would cost.

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posted 01-06-2003 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking of cost, there are just too many Blue Oval products I desire.

Sigh...oh to be rich, or hit the lottery...or just live with Joyce and Mike!

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posted 01-06-2003 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
Sigh...oh to be rich, or hit the lottery...or just live with Joyce and Mike!

I'd like to just be their valet!

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posted 01-06-2003 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, apart from the obvious 60's inspired styling cues, my initial impression (after thinking this is one sweet looking car) is that the front end resembles the Aston Martin Virage an awful lot.

http://www.astonmartins.org/virage/index.html

Anyone else see the similarity ?

... and here come the flames ...

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posted 01-06-2003 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i love the car but the ricer wheels and tires have gotta go!!

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posted 01-06-2003 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also thought the front was very Aston Martin. Very sexy. It does look a little bit Japanese though. Maybe the next Bond car. Hmmm Im trying to imagine this thing being affordable, but can see the V6 model starting at about 22k. Ford doesnt have much competition for this car to keep the V6 at 17-18k.

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I like it!! Gotta agree about tailights. Need a tune up! OK but could be better. The side view: That baby is crying out for 66 Shelby quarter windows! Glass roof has got to be a concept thing....I hope. Yeah! wasn't sold on the cv....it needs more revamping! Gotta agree also: let's see what the FINAL design is!

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posted 01-06-2003 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it!! As others have said, the tail light treatment has to be redone to mimic the originals a bit better, but overall I like the shape and the retro cues. Nice work!! The interior does still need to be reworked a bit too, to get that "dual cockpit" feeling of the classics.

Now, here's my only real concern with this newest version of the Mustang... cost. What are the chances that this latest version is going to be affordable to the average-Joe in anything but the V6 version (I assume a V6 will still be offered)? I see what they did with the T-bird, and I'm worried that Ford is going to go the same way with the Mustang.

With no Camaro out there as competition, Ford has less competitive pressures to keep the price down in the realm of afforability. The market demand for the retro stuff is quite strong, and could allow Ford to make the Mustang another upscale, limited production, high $$ retro-flagship to park beside the T-Bird. I hope that this isn't what will happen, but the possibility is there, and it makes me nervous.

Just look at the jump in prices of cars over the last 10 years alone. In 1992 you could buy a brand new Mustang LX 5.0 with air, cruise and power windows/seats for around $13,000 (I was just reading a 1992 Car & Driver from my collection that had a comparison that inluded the 5.0 LX, which won the "Bang for the Buck" shootout). A GT would set you back only a couple of thousand more. Now, a GT (no LX even available) starts at $24,110, the Mach I at $28,995 and the Cobra at $38,265. I don't know about you folks, but I haven't seen the average salary doubling in the last 10 years. Don't even get me started on the trucks these days... leather in a truck?? We used to laugh at the idiots that got CARPET in their trucks, let alone LEATHER interiors. All in the name of jacking up the prices and profit margins to the point that you need a damn 2nd mortgage to afford a bloody work vehicle.

I'm getting mad now... I need to go have a coffee and settle down. What was the original topic here?

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posted 01-06-2003 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
Speaking of cost, there are just too many Blue Oval products I desire.

Sigh...oh to be rich, or hit the lottery...or just live with Joyce and Mike!

Stewart



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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I'd like to just be their valet!


Geesh! I'm just sitting here trying to relax before going to bed after a looonnnngggg night shift, reading about the great purdy new little pony coming out and what pops up - my name!
I'm flattered. You know you are welcome to our toy box any time.
There will be one of those nice little ponies in our Pony Palace in 2005. It will be Mike's fiftieth Birthday April 18. One day after the Mustang birthday. I think he deserves a nice red "mid-life crisis" convertible - hopefully in the Cobra version!
That's the plan - but only if they change those tail lights!

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posted 01-06-2003 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The rear is starting to grow on me:

...although I don't like the look of this graphic:

I wish they used the traditional tri-pony here.

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posted 01-06-2003 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great to me. Of course I see a lot of Shelby insperation in it. Which is probably just me.

Stewart,
More than likely the glass roof is strickly concept. That way people can see the interior features easily. Ford did the same glass top with the 49er concept car.

Steve,
I like the rear treatment. The pop open gas cap, the duals comming straight out the back and the '68 Shelby/GT/CS/Cougar/T-bird style lights. Now put a LOW PROFILE rear spoiler on it and we can have a lot of fun with it.

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posted 01-06-2003 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The rear is starting to grow on me:

Had a backend transplant, did you, Steve? What are you going to have as a personalized license plate for your new butt?

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Had a backend transplant, did you, Steve? What are you going to have as a personalized license plate for your new butt?


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posted 01-06-2003 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, for those that say it's Aston Martin inspired, remember, AM is part of Ford Motor Company.

I'm not too fond of the new pony graphic either. Just stick with the traditional emblem. It got changed for the Mustang IIs, and didn't get changed back till the early '80s.

The taillights do need to be scaled down. Maybe the traditional smaller tri-bars, like a mix between the current ones and the classics. I do love that front end more. I think it needs some work somewhere, but I can't exactly put my finger on it.

The interior...no. It doesn't look comfortable at all.

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posted 01-06-2003 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The dash gets a D- from me. Definitely not designed by a gearhead. They should have copied the '69-'70 dual cockpit design.

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quote:
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The taillights do need to be scaled down. Maybe the traditional smaller tri-bars, like a mix between the current ones and the classics.

I agree. If they're styled after GT/CS, Cougar, and Shelby, they have a 300ZX-ish look to me.

Maybe it's just that new styles take time to grow in me... the curent style didn't do much for me at first, but I think they're killer now

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(seeing as an aston Martin (the one in the Timothy Dalton movie) was inspired by the Mustang (and looks similar to a '69-'70 ). I don't see the problem??

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posted 01-06-2003 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes, I just saw the glass top.... really don't like that part.

I think it would be ok as an option, but IMHO it should be a normal tpye of top and not all glass.

That part is a BIG mistake, to me anyway.

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posted 01-06-2003 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Gibson:
Now put a LOW PROFILE rear spoiler on it and we can have a lot of fun with it.


I've been waiting for someone to say that! And I completely agree! A nice, low profile spoiler like the one that was on the Bullitt Mustang Ford paraded around the car shows would be nice!

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posted 01-06-2003 09:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm still deciding.

I would never dream of kicking one of these out of my garage, but if I were asked to be a part of the design team, there are definitely a few things I would change:

1. Tail lights look too much like a ricer.
2. HATE the wheels.
3. I'm with Steve on the gas cap design. No need to update a timeless classic like the Mustang logo.

I do like the silhouette of the fastback in the new design. Like Ian, I am interested to see pricing they expect to get out of this. Hope they aren't too greedy. We've seen others come and go down that road.

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posted 01-06-2003 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Stewart....

When I was a teenager and sketching custom ideas for 71-73 Mustangs, I came up with some Star Trek tail lights. Like the belt buckle from the Wrath of Khan uniforms.

The stop light part was red and was the stylized arrowhead. The back-up light was the star within the arrowhead and was white/clear. And the turn signal was the ring around the outside of the arrowhead and was amber.

I think that would be an interesting design for a tail light.

As long as tail lights are fully functional and their looks are not too distracting, who says they have to be very basic and plain?

What about the idea of sequential tail lights for the new Mustang....with maybe a pony running from center to left and center to right.

Would that be 'too much'? Garish? Tacky?

Just a thought....

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posted 01-06-2003 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Keahi73:
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! ROFLMFAO!!!! Not nice to make a VERY pregnant lady laugh this much, and not so much as a labor pain! LOL!


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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-14-2003 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by fordnmerc:
I like it!

I would personally only change one thing: The area around the headlights would look better blacked out, like the 69 Boss 302. The way it is now, the argent or whatever the light color is doesn't look right.

David


I assumed that was part of the lens covering the headlight not a painted or insert piece.
Guess I'll have to look at the pictures closer...

Generally I like it and it seems to have lots of pluses...most everyone seems to like it. Chances are ground clearance won't be so low in production, won't be so glass, interior won't be similarly appointed, etc.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 05-14-2003 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the front but I would make one change. The profile view shows that the bumper and valance are flush at the front. I like the valance pulled back a bit in relation to the bumper, like the older versions, especially the 69 and 70.

I can't make up my mind about the rear. Less tail light area maybe.

Overall, its a great look and a neat combination of retro and modern design.

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Mike65
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posted 12-15-2003 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it!!! The tail lights look like the 68 Shelby tailights like from a 67/68 Cougar.
The interior looks almost like that of the new T-Birds. Not sure I like taht.
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adragon8u
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posted 12-18-2003 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still think it's a hot looking ride and can't wait to see one up close where I can touch it or maybe even sit in it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-18-2003 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it in person in Dearborn, it is awesome.

I think it's going to be a big seller, especially since former Camaro and Firebird buyers will be snapping it up too.

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Robert K
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posted 12-28-2003 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't get me wrong, I think the car looks great except for one thing.....it just looks too "thick". I don't know how else to describe it. I look at the distance between the top of the door and top of the fender to the bottom of the car and it just looks too thick and fat !! Maybe it's just me. I also hope they don't make it too high in the back. Ford has a tendency to ruin a car by jacking the rear end way up in the air. I guess I'm just old-fashioned....

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