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This is a pretty simple view lol...The benefits are people with money can just pay 5 or 10k for what they want, right now. No calling 100 dealerships, no effort, it is what it is. I know people that refused to pay 5 or 10k ADMs on GT500s and were looking for deals for YEARS, while I've been driving mine for 2 years and have 15k miles of fun and experiences and memories with it.
I think anyone can do anything with their own money. I'd just buy something else. Again, it's the principle. We (Americans) bitch about corporate greed and then say "Well it's ok for me to get ass raped on a car just because I want it".


There's no difference It's just that the individual get the benefit of getting the item one wanted to begin with. I made the decision that I would not be on the front edge of the release a while back. I have a 20K Mile 2018 that I am DYING to get back. In a year there will be NO ADMs, especially on a GT. I like to tinker so I'll wait until it's tunable at the very least.
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I think anyone can do anything with their own money. I'd just buy something else. Again, it's the principle. We (Americans) bitch about corporate greed and then say "Well it's ok for me to get ass raped on a car just because I want it".


There's no difference It's just that the individual get the benefit of getting the item one wanted to begin with. I made the decision that I would not be on the front edge of the release a while back. I have a 20K Mile 2018 that I am DYING to get back. In a year there will be NO ADMs, especially on a GT. I like to tinker so I'll wait until it's tunable at the very least.
Principle on something like this is just ego. Dealerships aren't corporations lol.

Edit: Also I agree, I'd NEVER pay an ADM for a Mustang GT or any car that wasn't somewhat special. The Dork Horse definitely doesn't fit into that category and I'd never pay an ADM for a car like that.
 
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Principle on something like this is just ego. Dealerships aren't corporations lol.

Edit: Also I agree, I'd NEVER pay an ADM for a Mustang GT or any car that wasn't somewhat special. The Dork Horse definitely doesn't fit into that category and I'd never pay an ADM for a car like that.
Back in late 2021/early 2022 there was a dealer about 20 minutes from me that had $5K markups on all GT’s. I was happy to see that those DID NOT sell until they took the advertised markups off (maybe they actually did get some ADM, I don’t know but they finally stopped advertising it).
 

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Back in late 2021/early 2022 there was a dealer about 20 minutes from me that had $5K markups on all GT’s. I was happy to see that those DID NOT sell until they took the advertised markups off (maybe they actually did get some ADM, I don’t know but they finally stopped advertising it).
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We all knew ADM is coming in some markets where dealers can get away with it.
It's capitalism. Same as getting a new '22 off the lot at beginning of this year with big discount below invoice. Or not getting as big a discount for a '23 but with the color and options you want.
Markets work for things like this.

To the OP though: I wouldn't even pay MSRP for the DH. It's an overpriced, marginally improved Mach 1.
I think that's a good policy. Honestly, I would have paid MSRP because I really want it, but then again it kind of makes me think of getting a Mach-1.
 

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Never pay an ADN for a depreciating asset. That's bad business. Wait them out, they will sell for a "market reality" price very soon.

I wouldn't even buy a car for MSRP. It needs to be less than MSRP.
He is right wait it out my Bullitt had a $10k ADM, i waited for a sale week (memorial day) and got it $5k bellow sticker. i know things have changed and supply chain issues caused a lot of this. so who knows if the waiting game is still valid but never pay an ADM!
 

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The benefits are people with money can just pay 5 or 10k for what they want, right now. No calling 100 dealerships, no effort, it is what it is. I know people that refused to pay 5 or 10k ADMs on GT500s and were looking for deals for YEARS...
...So you and they looked at opportunity cost differently. Having the car sooner wasn't worth $5000 to them. Maybe they had something else that was fun to drive, while they looked for their ideal Mustang.

From my point of view, a good search doesn't take calling 100 dealerships. Or calling any dealership.
While my local Ford dealer had a $1500 market adjustment on every EcoBoost on the lot (and at least that on GTs) I looked on the internet and found my car at a dealer 2 hours away, for a price below MSRP.

What would have cost $46,000 at Cavalier Ford cost $39,000 at Sheehy Ford. For that difference it was well worth the internet search and the trip taking 2 hours, each way.
 

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...So you and they looked at opportunity cost differently. Having the car sooner wasn't worth $5000 to them. Maybe they had something else that was fun to drive, while they looked for their ideal Mustang.

From my point of view, a good search doesn't take calling 100 dealerships. Or calling any dealership.
While my local Ford dealer had a $1500 market adjustment on every EcoBoost on the lot (and at least that on GTs) I looked on the internet and found my car at a dealer 2 hours away, for a price below MSRP.

What would have cost $46,000 at Cavalier Ford cost $39,000 at Sheehy Ford. For that difference it was well worth the internet search and the trip taking 2 hours, each way.
Finding a Mustang GT is a different thing than trying to find a 500 was.
 

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