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Buster
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posted 05-10-2004 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Poll.... please post whether or not you like the 05 Stang. I for one am over the aero/euro front-end style on EVERY SINGLE car nowadays, US or otherwize.

If any car company needs that type of front end to be competitive in racing then make the required 499 cars for track purposes and lets get back to good styling. IMHO

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adragon8u
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posted 05-10-2004 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-10-2004 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it. I don't think it looks too aero at all. I consider cars like the Nissan 350Z or Audi TT coupe as too aero. I think the 05 has style. {now if they would just go back to pushrod engines...}

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IIGood
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posted 05-10-2004 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like it.

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sigtauenus
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posted 05-10-2004 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus   Click Here to Email sigtauenus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LIKE IT!!

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Fastback68
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posted 05-10-2004 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Buster. Most of it's boring, and the bits of it that aren't are too "aero". If I saw one in the street without the horse on the front, I'd think it was Japanese.
P.S.: I think Ford would do well to headhunt some designers from Chysler. They seem to be the only cutting-edge designers in America these days.

[This message has been edited by Fastback68 (edited 05-10-2004).]

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Mooney
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posted 05-10-2004 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't care for it at all, but I'm sure it'll grow on me just like the new ones have over time. But the day that a new version can be compared to a classic version.. that'll be the day.

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65ponycar
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posted 05-10-2004 10:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65ponycar   Click Here to Email 65ponycar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it's
Also really like the current models...

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kcode
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posted 05-10-2004 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it, got to play with the White one at the 40th, the seating position is better than the 99-04's. We were considering a new F-150 in September, but now the Mustang is starting to look almost as good as the F-150. Bad thing about it is that Beck would make me drive her 01 convert.

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-10-2004 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sort of like it. It seems a bit incomplete. For example, there should be trim around the side windows to complete the retro look. Can't believe that they brought back puke green. Seems like that color reflects time. In 1967/8 there was unrest like now. Like in 67/8, it spread to different makes. Like the 6 cyl grille better than the GT grille. Still think they could have done a better job on the tailites. Looking forward to seeing one. Now then, if I had the coins....would be tooling a 500 series Benz retractable.

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grandestang
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posted 05-11-2004 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really do like it. I've said before and I'll say it again, this car really does look like a mustang through and through. Contrary to alot of guys here I also like the mod motors. Maybe they are not optimal compared to our old pushrod engines, but the things that Ford has been able to do with what they have is pretty cool. I can't wait to hear how the new 3V 4.6 performs.

Paul

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BlueMule
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posted 05-11-2004 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
like it.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 05-11-2004 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One fine car, very impressed. I meet the head Project engineer for the 05 at the 40th. I think his name was Art Hyde, something like that. They put alot of effort into it and it shows. Nice work Ford!

Mod motors well, I got mixed feelings about them, but they're here now. Might as well learn to live with it.

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adragon8u
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posted 05-11-2004 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback68:
P.S.: I think Ford would do well to headhunt some designers from Chysler. They seem to be the only cutting-edge designers in America these days.

[This message has been edited by Fastback68 (edited 05-10-2004).]


they did just fine on the T-Bird too. And although Chrysler has done some nice designing, I think they had a brain fart on the 300 with that ugly oversized grill.

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lonewolf
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posted 05-11-2004 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lonewolf   Click Here to Email lonewolf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it.

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kcode
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posted 05-11-2004 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jsracingbbf:

Mod motors well, I got mixed feelings about them, but they're here now. Might as well learn to live with it.


Didn't people say the same thing about the 429-460 since it wasn't a FE block Where would you be without it

Mike

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73trials
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posted 05-11-2004 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like it.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 05-11-2004 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kcode:
Didn't people say the same thing about the 429-460 since it wasn't a FE block Where would you be without it

Mike


Mike, I see the good and the bad in them. I have two of them and overall..... so far I'm OK with them.


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FiveOFastback
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posted 05-11-2004 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FiveOFastback   Click Here to Email FiveOFastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it a lot! Cannot wait to see the 05'and a half COBRA's. I've heard rumors of an 06' Shelby sporting the 500hp 5.4 from the FORD GT. Then again, rumors are rumors.

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[email protected]
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posted 05-11-2004 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I've said before in the racing forum, what's under the hood is very important to me. I won't buy a vehicle with the triton v8. It's a good thing there are lots of used cars cause if I had to buy a new one it would be from the dark side.

John

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-11-2004 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback68:
P.S.: I think Ford would do well to headhunt some designers from Chysler. They seem to be the only cutting-edge designers in America these days.

You can't be serious, are you? The designers at Chrysler are on drugs! The Chrysler lineup is a bunch of clown cars!

Almost as bad as GM...

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tr1gger5
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posted 05-11-2004 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tr1gger5   Click Here to Email tr1gger5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the '05 styling and really dislike the current euro styling trend.

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mustangs68
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posted 05-12-2004 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it..
drop the green FoMoCo!!

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Buster
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posted 05-12-2004 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really like the 05 and speaking of green.... I would like to see a grabber green 05 I always liked that color.

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GTRocks
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posted 05-12-2004 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
You can't be serious, are you? The designers at Chrysler are on drugs! The Chrysler lineup is a bunch of clown cars!

Almost as bad as GM...



I kind of agree with Fastback68. There aren't many cars out there with any real styling. Bowtie fans can hang their hat on the SSR I guess, but it's too small for the $$.

I'm hit or miss on the 300. I respect that they're trying to do something different though. The magnum has peaked my attention. I really like the preliminary pics of the Charger, too.

Ford did a great job on the '05 stang, I think. I think it needs to be a little bit lower, but I like it overall. I too am waiting to see the niche models. I think they did a good job on the T-bird too, but the car just didn't warrant the absurd pricetag. We Ford fans just don't have a lot to be excited about. There's a lot of fanfare over the F150, but I don't see it being much of a radical departure over the previous trucks. None of the SUVs do a whole lot for me. The Tauri are just flat boring. I'm not sure the 500 will be much better, but I'm hopeful. I keep waiting for something to really knock my socks off, but I don't see it anywhere, unless you include the GT...but that'll be knocking someone else's socks off....might as well be a Ferrari for that price.

Thank God for the 'stang!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-12-2004 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
I like it..
drop the green FoMoCo!!

No way! I like Lime!

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mustangs68
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posted 05-12-2004 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats one ulgy color,,I don't care what they put it on

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I65Stang
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posted 05-12-2004 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the '05s too, in fact that is one of the cars we are considering purchasing later this year (a GT of course) . The other ones we are looking at are the 300, the Magnum, a Grand Caravan and the ML series of Mercedes (I know, quite a range lol). We looked at the Taurus, Freestar, Focus and Escape and none of them seemed to perk our interests. I wish Ford would do a cool 4 door car...

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adragon8u
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posted 05-12-2004 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I wonder how a retro '32 or '40 ford would look?

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I65Stang
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posted 05-13-2004 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before anyone says anything, yes I remember the Marauder but c'mon, starting at like $30K and to me it still looks like an unmarked police Grand Marquis....

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GTRocks
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posted 05-13-2004 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. Anything they style right, they price through the stratosphere.

I hope our beloved stang is an exception to that!

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Hell_Fish
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I don't really care for the headlights. They look droopy. Almost like Fisher-Price made a toy of a 65 Mustang and rounded all the corners so kids couldn't poke their eyes out.

The rest of the car is cool.

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I like it. I would need to slim down to about 2 bills to fit in it comfortably.

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