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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-02-2006 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
These cars look so good with Shakers it's suprising Ford doesn't have them as factory options. Maybe they're saving them for when they want to boost sales, in case that ever happens.

I love the look of this car!

http://www.classicdesignconcepts.com/catalog/itemdisplay/634.html

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Mooney
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From: Marietta, Ga
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posted 03-02-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
Rims and Billet Grille aren't for me, but since If first saw an 05 I wondered what it'd look like with a shaker.. thanks! I like it.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2006 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Believe it or not, one of my favorite rims for the S197 are the base V6 rims, the one without the spinners. {never liked spinners}

Too bad you can't spec them out like in the old days, I'd order a GT with V6 wheels and grille.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Mooney
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posted 03-03-2006 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
Steve or anyone else thats purchased a new car now-a-days--- my dad and I got into this discussion-- I was thinking there weren't as many options for new cars as there were back in the old days. My dad believed there are as many if not more--- Its just I'm used to reading about the older cars and there options and not the newer ones. What do ya'll think?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2006 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I can tell you from experience what the difference is. In the old days you would sit down with the salesman and pick the options one by one. Want a heavy duty battery? Oil cooler? A/C? Cruise Control? Tilt? 6 with standard, which standard, close or open ratio? Big Block V8, which one 390 or 428. Small block V8, which one 302 or 351? Oh the 351, which one 2 barrel or 4 barrel? Performance axle, ok which ratio, we have 2.75 to 4.30, about six ratios to choose. It went on and on.

Now you buy in packages. GT or V6? Standard or auto? You want tilt, you have to have cruise control and leather wrapped wheel with it, whether you want them or not. Don't want A/C? Too bad, they all get it. If you're nice we'll let you pick the colors. Oops, nope, that color isn't available with that interior.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2006 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
It's like the old SNL sketches with John Beluchi in the diner. "Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, chip, chip. No Coke! Pepsi! Come on, move it on out! Turnover, turnover!"

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Mooney
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From: Marietta, Ga
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posted 03-07-2006 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I can tell you from experience what the difference is. In the old days you would sit down with the salesman and pick the options one by one. Want a heavy duty battery? Oil cooler? A/C? Cruise Control? Tilt? 6 with standard, which standard, close or open ratio? Big Block V8, which one 390 or 428. Small block V8, which one 302 or 351? Oh the 351, which one 2 barrel or 4 barrel? Performance axle, ok which ratio, we have 2.75 to 4.30, about six ratios to choose. It went on and on.

Now you buy in packages. GT or V6? Standard or auto? You want tilt, you have to have cruise control and leather wrapped wheel with it, whether you want them or not. Don't want A/C? Too bad, they all get it. If you're nice we'll let you pick the colors. Oops, nope, that color isn't available with that interior.



Makes sense--- I knew there had to be a logical explanation. It seems the old cars have personality.. cause they're not all alike.
I drive about 20 different cars a week with my work.. and by the end of the week I can't tell you what car I drove at the beginning of the week or even yesterday-- its not because I have a bad memory either. Its because they all just blur together as one boring package. Theres no flare.. nothing edgy about so many cars out there today.

'Preciate the explanation.

Luke

68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
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posted 03-09-2006 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I like EVERYTHING about the car, except the placement of the turn signals. It just don't look right with them beside the headlights to me for some reason.

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Rudi
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From: Welland ,On., Ca.
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posted 04-05-2006 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rudi        Reply w/Quote
Quote[ I drive about 20 different cars a week with my work.. and by the end of the week I can't tell you what car I drove at the beginning of the week or even yesterday-- its not because I have a bad memory either. Its because they all just blur together as one boring package. Theres no flare.. nothing edgy about so many cars out there today.] Quote
I'll bet you'd remember if you drove a new Mustang!

[This message has been edited by Rudi (edited 04-05-2006).]

bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 04-08-2006 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
I have always been a fan of "sleepers" really no way to order a "sleeper" with todays packages...the days of the baby moon hub caps and big blocks hiding in coupes are gone...

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