How many GTs are Owned by Seniors?

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Also keep in mind the '0% money' is not really 0%, since I got $1,500 instead of that :D. And it's typically one or the other; not both. You have to basically finance the whole thing to be worth it. I never thought it was a good idea to finance a vehicle, so never did. Always preferred to be in a beater than owing anything, and same thing with my house. Stayed in an apartment until I could pay cash for my house, and that was a big sacrifice, but a very smart move. All my co-workers had houses and new cars for years when I finally had my first, but left them in the dust a decade later... and they still had at least 20 more years of mortgage payments :D.





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Also keep in mind the '0% money' is not really 0%, since I got $1,500 instead of that :D. And it's typically one or the other; not both. You have to basically finance the whole thing to be worth it. I never thought it was a good idea to finance a vehicle, so never did. Always preferred to be in a beater than owing anything, and same thing with my house. Stayed in an apartment until I could pay cash for my house, and that was a big sacrifice, but a very smart move. All my co-workers had houses and new cars for years when I finally had my first, but left them in the dust a decade later... and they still had at least 20 more years of mortgage payments :D.
^ This guy knows what he's doing :) Delayed gratification is a very powerful asset in your financial arsenal, however in today's world of needing to have everything NOW, we rarely see this mentality.
 

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I'm 57 so I don't know if that counts as a senior. Its my first Mustang.
 

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I was telling the OP to define senior, since I'm also in 'limbo', at 58. Ha ha. I started my car ownership with 2 used Mustangs ('70 Mach1, and '76 II), but didn't go back until now. And I have to say, it was worth the wait, even after owning much more expensive cars :D.
 

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I'm 57 so I don't know if that counts as a senior. Its my first Mustang.
Hi - I don’t know if the forum has defined senior, but the definition is like shifting sands on a desert. In the old days, the age was most often 62 because that was the earliest one could apply for regular Social Security, albeit at a reduced amount, while others stuck with age 65 for the full benefit. Ages 62 and 65 were also the point at which one could typically retire and be eligible for retirement benefits at private employers. Then along came the American Association for Retired Persons which set an even earlier membership eligibility age (55 as I recall). The other aspect was the proliferation of senior citizens discounts. For a competitive advantage some retailers lowered the discount age. The problems with lowering the age definition too much is that we are all living to an older age now and that means more people in the “senior” demographic just thru normal attrition. All of my comments are tainted with generalizations, so take your pick. My only suggestion as a true senior (78) is don’t be in a hurry to become one as it will sneak up on you faster than you realize... Bruce

P.S. We used to equate senior citizens with those who looked old and/or were retired, but today many seniors are working into their 70s, some by choice and others out of necessity. Modern medicine, replacement parts, etc, are keeping many of us more active and vibrant in our old age. Now the retirement communities and nursing homes are recruiting us. You want to see some real seniors, just visit one of those facilities and you won’t be in such a hurry to become a senior citizen. I hope when that time comes, “Bumper Cars” will be part of the in-house entertainment.

P.P.S. I personally have no problem hearing from all of you younger “wanna be” seniors who desire to share this forum with us old geezers but please realize that you must treat us with the utmost respect and hold us in high esteem. After all, we are your elders and purveyors of all kinds of wisdom (when we can remember) along with some recycled B-S. Some, like me, haven't kept up with the technological changes and improvements in modern cars so you young guys and gals can likely help some of us out at times. Remember, if you see one of us on the side of the road looking bewildered, please stop and check on us. It might be life saving or something as simple as plugging our home address (if we can remember it) into our GPS for us so we can find our way home in time for dinner. The more times we show up late for dinner, the greater the chance they will hide our car keys on us.
 
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Lame financial advice is offtopic anyways, but as a Senior I'm really enjoying the GT.
 

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Speaking of showing up late for dinner. I took my first post break-in drive yesterday. Had no particular place to go, but I headed west. Kinda thought I might find that road that went past Rough River lake to Caneyville, from Hardinsburg. Well I found Rough River, but I got lost and ended up in Litchfield. Barely found the WK pkwy, but when I did, I realized I was late for dinner, and drove like it.
It WAS GREAT! I wanna do that again real soon. Screw the navigation feature!
 

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As a senior citizen I'm curious-how many other old guys are buying Mustang GTs? When I traded in my E350 (for my 19 GT) the look on the salesman's face was priceless.
I'm wondering how much of an anomaly I might be and if not, how many other "older enthusiasts" are enjoying their GTs?
I get questions constantly at the car wash (typically from Audi and Beemer owners) "Sir is that your car? How do you like it?" Translation - why the hell is an oldtimer like you driving that?
It's simple - you're never too old to enjoy a well balanced platform that brings a smile to your face each time you press that button. The active exhaust simply enhances the experience.
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soon to be 61. love my 2017 ruby red gt premium. can’t imagine driving anything else.
61 seems like a lifetime ago. Welcome you're a youngster
 

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