Potential GT buyer

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  1. DrGrabster

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    There is a young fellah on here that loves his Ecoboost Mustang. It cost less to insure, get better mpg and costs less to begin with.

    A 2018 Ecoboost costs £35,995 on the road.

    It comes with plenty of decent kit like the LCD cluster, Mymode, Lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, LED lights all round, auto dimming headlights, heated steering wheel, rear sensors and camera and an improved bonnet that does not shake at speed.

    And it does look better than the old one, or so they are reporting over in the main section.

    Sounds a good buy for a 27 year old.
     
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    Is it me? :D
     
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    you're the only one left :)
     
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    It does feel like that...
     
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    I can probably count on one hand the number of EB owners I know through this forum & from instagram (I'm another one not on facebook).

    I think everyone in the car world including Ford was surprised the the brits took to the V8 the way we did! Shocking because the EB makes a lot more sense as a regularly driven car...I certainly drive the GT less than I did the EB. 19k miles in 18 months in the EB. Only 4k miles in the GT so far in the 6 months I've had it...
     
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    I asked Andy for the figures again... still waiting. :lol:
     
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    I only think Ford was surprised. A Mustang for most people is not going to be a regular driven car (more likely to be a second car) and if you're going for the Mustang its unique selling point is the V8
     
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    Partly agree. For me the Ecoboost was finally my chance to justify buying my dream car, and have it as my only car. The selling point for me was the practicability & affordability and the fact that it was a Mustang. My craving for a V8 only came once I spent some time with other owners in the UK...but agree - most buyers here will have wanted the V8.

    I guess I may have been in the minority to begin with - I was a young buyer at just 28 when I picked up my EB, my first "exciting" car purchase too. The plan was that it would be my only car, rather than a weekend/occasional use type deal...but I managed to hang on to my Fiesta in the end :)
     
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    Yes it definitely makes sense to go for the EB if you're a younger buyer, or get high insurance premiums
     
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    Same here. Even with the EB engine, it's not the most practical car. The P-zeros didn't work in December for a start and I just couldn't bring myself to stick £20k+ miles PA on my new P&J, or take it into horrible neighborhoods and dodgy parking spaces, especially this time of year with the gritty roads.
     
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    Still 287 MY17 Mustangs for sale according to the Trust Ford website. With the MY18 landing in early 2018, I reckon deals will be had with some haggling after Xmas.
     
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    287 is not a lot and with the price of the 18 any haggling will be limited, plus lets see how good or droopy the 18 front end is in the flesh
     
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    How much deposit are dealers asking for to secure a MY18 'Stang and is it refundable?
     
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    My dealer didn't want a deposit until I changed the colour to Kona blue. If your order would be considered by them to be generic enough to be sold as stock they shouldn't need a deposit.

    If you do want something out of the ordinary (unusual colour choice, Recaros, etc) then I doubt any deposit would be refundable. That's kind of the point, to make sure you're serious.

    *Edit* Oh, and I handed over £500.
     
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    All they can keep - to my knowledge - are justifiable expenses incurred from your cancelled order. Don't take that as gospel however...i've been wrong before.
     
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    Thanks Paul, £500 isn't much in the grand scheme of things and price of the car. Kona would be first choice, then Lightning I think - wouldn't spec the Recaro seats tbh
     
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    Not sure how truthful this site is...and its only one dealer portal i guess..?
    Out of 30 Grabber Blue cars, there was not one Auto..plus i wanted all the toys..

    So i am glad i have grabbed mine...saved a packet and picking up in 2 weeks time..
    Got it at a price it would of been over a year ago...and taken advantage of the £140 a year Road Tax..

    No 2018 model will qualify for that i reckon..! Dont like the front end of the 2018, nor the dash, nor the close on £50k for my spec.. so made my decision.. :headbang:

    Cant wait to pick it up, its a 100 mile drive home...and give it a wash lol..!
     
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    This is the positive aspect of ordering now. There's the 2018 if you think the extras are good value (like I do), or the 2017 if you don't. Everyone's a winner :cheers:
     
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    Yeah, the £500 comes of the price of the car anyway, it isn't an extra cost.

    I originally ordered lightning blue, but I love the forged wheels (I think the 5 x 2 spoke look is really classic) and the darker Kona blue sets them off better to my eye.

    I wanted Recaros initially, but the heated/cooled seats that come with the custom packs are the one comfort concession for my partner. They're also a lot cheaper.
     
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    I also paid 500 deposit
     
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