Why did you buy your Bullitt?

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  1. el-guapin

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    I got mine cause I gave up on the still to be release Supra. This one was the better buy below a GT350 with all the options I wanted. Plus.. Its a BULLITT!!
     
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    I owned 01 DHG #0048 for 9 years before it got rear ended and totaled, I've been missing it ever since. Watched the reveal live, figured it was out of my price range. Did some math and figured a newer car could work so started shopping 16 GT350's, realized I could get a brand new Bullitt for the same money so made it happen. It will hopefully be a forever car.
     
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    Hi - I’m a 76 year old soon to be first time Mustang owner. My order has been accepted, just waiting for a build date. My first car was in the mid ‘60s college years - a ‘55 Sunliner,V8, stick with overdrive, great sounding glass packs and plenty of rust. Never had another Ford. Since this is likely my last new car before the family hides my keys on me, I thought it might be appropriate to get another Ford. Thus the new Bullitt. The Recaro Seats and MagneRide might encourage me to do some aggressive driving, which would border on insanity at my age, so I only opted for the Electronics Package to avoid temptation. So, you won’t see me at the drag strip, but I plan to use it daily except during the winter months. Like my computer, I realize that I will only be tapping a portion of the car’s potential. I’m old enough that I saw the film in a real small screen movie theatre. It was a cool movie at the time, mostly because of the chase scene and Steve McQueen. I remember another old movie with a great car chase starring Gene Hackman. Since I am at the beginning of the Mustang learning curve I hope to learn some things via this forum. Appreciate the education. I also have a ‘65 GTO and am trading my ‘92 Vette in toward the Bullitt. I only have a 3 car garage and a little birdie suggested I leave an empty bay for the wife’s car. Stay healthy and drive safely... I’m an Old Phart from New York State where the government’s motto is: If you can’t figure out what to do with it, TAX IT!
     
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    ahh, my third car. Man I miss that car.

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    Bullitt was always one of my favorite movies and Mustang was always one of my favorite cars,
    Despite that, I’ve never thought strongly of owning a domestic car, even though I’ve really appreciated the efforts Ford has been making on the Mustang recently.

    It was that chance meeting with the Bullitt on the dealer floor that instantly won my heart. I was just killing time waiting on my friend who was buying a C-Max.
    I traded in an older Boxster and two Mercedes GLKs for this car. I feel like it was the best of both worlds in one vehicle. A roomy comfortable understated classy looking car that also drove and handled like a beast!
    I also gained the best sound ever created and a sexy looking thing that doesn’t look like every other car on the road (jellybeans in black, white, silver or beige).
     
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    Second best sound.... drive a GT350 and you will experience audible heaven.
     
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    I don’t doubt it. ;)
    I’m anxious to try one of those out. :)
     
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    F430 with the (European version) Tubi exhaust, and the Voodoo wound tight are a toss-up for aural delight. NEVER should have sold that thing...but the old school 'big block rumble' Ford coaxed out of the Bullitt's small Coyote is pretty damn nice :thumbsup:
     
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    No doubt, couldn't resist after I started it up on the lot
     
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    Good for you! Good luck, live long and prosper.
     
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    #31 Stangnut, May 23, 2019
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    First off, I'm a die hard Mustang guy. This is #7. (65/88/88/03/05/15/19) So getting another Mustang was inevitable.

    My reasons for getting a Bullitt:
    #1: Color
    #2: De-badged
    #3: Exclusivity
    #4: Time for new Mustang

    I've wanted a dark green Mustang for years. I almost bought an '08, but my '05 was still a little too new. I would've preferred more of a Dark Highland Green, but I think the public in general likes this color more.

    I hate that Ford makes it so hard to take off the emblems. I like to look just a little different.

    Timing was just right because my '15 had a few small problems that bothered me. I also wanted the digital guages and the active exhaust. Everything else was just icing on the cake, but I LOVE all the extras I didn't even want. (more power, better handing, addictive sound, etc)
     
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    In the year 2019 regarding a production car from a major manufacturer like Ford makes me think the whole exclusivity thing is a pipe dream and not much more than a sales Marketing tactic.
     
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    How many Mustangs out there? How many of them are Bullitts?
     
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    #34 IPOGT, May 23, 2019
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    I think the better question is why does anyone think there is really more than a superficial difference?
    I mean it's a nice option package in fact one similar to what I did, but in no way does it make me want the exclusivity I'm supposed to be missing enough to sell mine. But, if I were shopping for a new one I'd probably buy one. All the FP mods I've done would already be there. Honestly, not having to worry about damage everytime something gets done/added to the car would have been a relief.
    I suppose I look at it as the same candy with a different wrapper.
    Tomorrow they'll be another until the redesign on the SUV platform comes out.
     
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    The Bullitt is, I think, mostly marketed to those of us with an emotional tie to the movie. I was 14 when it came out and I saw it in an actual movie theater. I had never seen a car chase in a movie before, just some variations on the "Follow that car!" routine.

    If you are looking at the Bullitt as just another collection of Mustang parts, then, I guess I understand your opinion. Those of us who saw "Bullitt" as a first-run feature look at the car much, much differently.
     
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    I saw the movie. I also saw the original Smokie and the Bandit but I have a 79 Formula not a T/A. As long as you enjoy it that's all that matters. It's a great option package and looks great.
    I apologize, but I have an aversion to being overly attracted by what I perceive as marketing and that probably won't make my response popular on this thread.
    But value is in the eye of the beholder, and please disregard my cynicism as I mean no disrespect.
     
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    EVERYTHING we buy--from cars to toilet paper--is marketed to us and everyone of us is susceptible to it to some extent. In the case of the Bullitt, I was a willing participant in the marketing effort.

    I, myself, have an aversion to almost anything--like clothing--that advertises the maker prominently--think Polo, UnderArmour, or Addidas. One of the reasons I love the Bullitt is the removal of all the badging and probably one of the reasons I'd likely not be interested in a Shelby.

    No offense taken by your previous comments.
     
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    I'm the same way. I also hate the loud brand name walking fashion billboard thing. But yeah, now that you mention it, I see how the badgeless Bullitt fits in the theme that we'd agree with. Not a fan of the big 5.0 logo on the fender either.
    I'm just not a fan of making my car look anything but stock, so I wouldn't change or remove them.
    Like I originally said, the Bullitt for me is the ideal package because I'd need or want to change nothing.
     
  19. Schwerin

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    Manual
    Dark shade of Green
    More of a classy/retro styling than normal Mustang.

    Only 2 way I'd improve:
    Change Red calipers to Grey or Black, or GT350 brakes
    Give it a PP2 handling package option. The car took a LOT of corners in the movie, why not let it handle better than just a normal PP1?

    I think give it 9.5in square wheels with 275 all the way around, PP2 handling package and GT350 brakes would have made the car PERFECT. In reality there was no reason Ford couldn't have done that.
     
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    Agreed - I like the Bullitt version but I like my Magnetic PP GT a whole lot more - and I'm a huge fan of the movie. I don't need this car to feel the link - in fact I watch Bullitt probably once per month - my GT/movie GT - gotta love it.
     
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