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Harley
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posted 08-19-2006 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
I'm looking at adding a second Mustang and have two enticing possibilities, but I'm having a heck of a time deciding. Here are the choices:

1, A 2001 Bullitt with less than 10,000 miles. It's as clean as new and smells like it, but the price is well over book value -- about $19,000. Being a limited-production car and clean as it is, I'm still considering it, although they'll have to come off that price a bit.

2, A brand new 2006 Mustang GT. Dealers are starting to offer these at pretty good prices as the 07s arrive, and I can get a GT for less than $24,000. It's also a great car with the added perk of being brand new with three years of warranty.

Any thoughts out there? And no, you can't say buy them both (much as I'd like to).

mustangs68
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From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 08-20-2006 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
I would lean toward the Bullitt
Sam

IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 08-20-2006 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
If the '06 can be afforded, I'd go for that. More power, handles nicer than the SN95s...

As much as I'd love to have a Bullitt, I think the S197 would take precedence. Just my opinion though.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-20-2006 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
'06 without a question. The Bullitt, while a nice car, will have you upside down for the next decade or two while it's value creaks up.

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bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
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posted 08-21-2006 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
My money is on the 06

For under 24k I think thats the better buy.

[This message has been edited by bob6364 (edited 08-21-2006).]

Harley
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posted 08-21-2006 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
That's pretty much where I'm leaning, toward the 06. An 07 would be nice, but given that they haven't made any changes and the fact that I tend to keep a car forever, the 06 seems like a good deal.

If they were willing to take a reasonable offer for that Bullitt, however, it might be a different story.

AKBOSSMAN
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posted 08-22-2006 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN        Reply w/Quote
If you are going to drive it go with the 06 If it will set most of the time try to get the Bullit down to book value.

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Harley
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posted 08-22-2006 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
My goal is to drive both the new car, whatever that will be, and my 69 sportsroof equally, which tends to be about 4,000 miles per year on the two cars I'm driving now. (also have a third car for family purposes)

Harley
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posted 08-26-2006 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
The 06 is in the garage. GT, of course. With decent discounts and 0-percent financing, couldn't pass it up.

IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 08-27-2006 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
Congrats! So, what're the details? Any pics?

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Frank S.----MCA Member 40390
'03 Mustang GT coupe
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My GT on MMS

bob6364
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From: griswold,ct usa MCA#59447
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posted 08-27-2006 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bob6364        Reply w/Quote
You got 0 percent on a GT,now i'm interested

Harley
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posted 08-27-2006 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
Maybe the days of the extra dealer markup are over. Although if I'd really wanted to pay that, I could have gotten a Shelby for an extra $35,000 over list.

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