Are you gonna trade your current mustang in when the s650 comes out?

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If the S650 doesn't have the same uneven body panel gaps as the S550, its a non-starter for me. I gotta look at my car and think "what the hell were they doing during assembly and where was the quality control?" LOL
Yeah the 3 blind mice that assembled mine might be retired by then. :)





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I don't know, 2028 is a long time from now.
 

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I'll trade the '16 when it's worn out and too expensive to recondition. Kept the '03 Cobra for 12 years, and bought the S550 used. There isn't much they could put in a new car to get me to buy one. The first owner always gets hammered on depreciation.
 

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I like my car, so I have no plans on trading it in or selling it when the S650 comes out... With that said it might change when I see it....
 

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It would have to be a dramatic improvement in design. And I personally still think they knocked it out of the park with the S550, and don't see how they could outdo it.

Besides, current plans have me leaning toward a '22 GT500, although recent thoughts of buying more property instead are swirling through the brain....
 

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Just got my 19GT to hold me over, even when the new models come out I like to wait until the second revision for improvements to the platform.
 

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I think I've got the car I'll drive for the rest of my life. If I'm very lucky and can maintain both the car and myself I hope to be driving around in a nice twenty year-old Mustang convertible one day.

Yeah, newer cars are - generally - better cars. But you got to get off the hedonic treadmill somewhere. :wink::)
 

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I rather build mine up when warranty is over.
 

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Are you gonna trade your current mustang in when the s650 comes out?

No! Mine is paid for and runs great. Not going to put myself in a financial hole with a new car.
 

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Who knows.

If you look at Mustang pricing, including dollar inflation, Ford is out of their fucking minds with what they're charging for the car.

Take a Honda Accord, pricing it from 1988 to 2019;
1988 LXi = $15,419
2019 EX = $27,620

Mustang GT;
1988 GT Coupe = $12,745
2019 GT Coupe = $38,000 (to start).

Ford is out of their damned minds with Mustang pricing. These prices are too damn high!!!
 

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Who knows.

If you look at Mustang pricing, including dollar inflation, Ford is out of their fucking minds with what they're charging for the car.

Take a Honda Accord, pricing it from 1988 to 2019;
1988 LXi = $15,419
2019 EX = $27,620

Mustang GT;
1988 GT Coupe = $12,745
2019 GT Coupe = $38,000 (to start).

Ford is out of their damned minds with Mustang pricing. These prices are too damn high!!!
I would agree with you but for the fact people are buying them at a fairly high rate (compared to the competition).
 

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but for the fact people are buying them at a fairly high rate
No, they are FINANCING them at ridiculously low interest rates. That's the #1 cause of car inflation - they can because by far most people buy the payment, not the total price. If you had to put 20% down and pay 7% interest for a loan term of no more than 4 years the eligible buyers would take something like a 50-70% hit. With nobody able to afford the car at the asking, the MSRP would come plummeting down.

Now having said that, currency debasement is a very real effect.
$13,000 in 1988 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $28,000 in 2019

Also Hondas sell at MSRP or very close, while Mustangs routinely sell at 10-18% off. So the '$38,000' is really more like 32-35,000. You do have a point that Mustangs are priced about 20-25% more than what currency debasement alone would imply. A big chunk of that is the evermore onerous and preposterous production costs thanks to American labor unions. Domestic production Hondas are built in union-free, freedom of association States for a very good reason. Otherwise, yes, Honda quality would suck and be priced at the same market disadvantage as Ford cars.
 
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Bought my 2008 V6 convertible used, drove it for 10 years and loved it. Purchased my 2018 EcoBoost coupe used, love it, and will probably drive it for 10 years. With the power and mileage of my EcoBoost, I can't imagine that the s650 would be enough better for me to trade in my car. We will see....
 

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I might have my used '15 paid off by then so no I won't be trading in. I kept my dearly departed SN95 for 19 years before someone was kind enough to crash into it, causing me to buy the '15. I put some wrench time in both cars, so there's sweat equity and therefore sentimental value as well.
 

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