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NedW

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:51:48 AM

Bold, powerful, iconic. Those are three perfect words to describe the history of Ford's (NYSE: F ) Mustang. From the old movie duels with the Camaro to the race track and car shows, the Mustang has captured fans across America for decades. Unfortunately, like everything else, the Mustang will need to evolve to survive. That's about to take place next year, when Ford unveils its 2015 Mustang, and it will surely ruffle the feathers of longtime fans. The preceding photo is a rendering, and Ford has kept its new-look Mustang under tight lock and key. One thing is for sure: It will be drastically different.
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CobraJ
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 2:30:57 PM

If that's what it's going to look like, I'll be keeping my 2005 GT for a long long time, but we'll see when the actual model does roll out sometime in 2014.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:52:05 PM

It's evolving into a Corvette.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:39:53 AM

Will be interesting to see what the final out come looks like.
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:18:06 AM

Go Ford!
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:26:49 PM

NICE MUSTANG
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:50:53 PM


Deja vu haven't we gone thru this before and about twenty years from now they will come back to the "Retro" look once again.
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badgames
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:21:42 PM

Will be interesting to watch.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:53:41 PM

Evolution is good. I'd rather have innovation instead, and that was the original Mustang.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:04:49 PM

They can take it
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BumpinButch
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:01:27 PM

Major update for certain, have to look at it IRL.
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:48:25 PM

Reminds me too much of the Camaro.
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gmcgas
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:36:16 PM

they almost killed it in mid 70's and again in 80's. i like the look they have right now.
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:26:21 PM

It is hard to say how the Fans will go for the new Mustang.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:23:24 PM

Ford should definitely go ahead with the new Mustang even though I love the looks and the style of the current model. The nature of the Mustang doesn't need to be compromised.

To survive the Mustang must adapt and it can be an excellent car with more than adequate performance and mileage. So must the people who love the big V-8s that guzzle gas and pollute the atmosphere with CO2 adapt but I'm not hopeful for them. What they'll do is moan and groan about how the treehuggers are taking over.

If the Mustang drops 400 pounds and is smaller to reduce frontal area, good things can happen. The horsepower to weight ratio will be super for one.
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NorthglennBill
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:09:10 PM

Looks cool to me.
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Jeffro61
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:52:50 AM

Ok
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GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:38:13 AM

FORD do something different with Mustang!!!
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:36:02 AM

Don't believe this look will be accepted.
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GFJ
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:26:54 AM

They tried this once before..big fail. Also sounds like they are planning to pack high horsepower in a smaller chassis. Sounds like a disaster in the making.
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jimedB
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:21:44 AM

I guess the auto makers still have not learned from their pasts. Remember what happened to the first Mustang when they changed it?
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:18:24 AM

Can't say I'm a mustang fan but do like it similiar to other muscle cars of the day. Last time Ford tried to downsize it (Mustang II) it was a disaster & a peice of crap - girlfriend at time had one & it was cramped, buzzy & jumped sideways on large pavement irreg's, like the old Chryco's did.
Reason it didn't rebound from last car recession was because it was already falling because of gas prices & dropping descretionary spending (ie low avg income). Practicality also more of an issue if trying to make 1 car do the family.
I like the looks of front of it - can't see rear-end to say much (what pictures are posters hating it looking at it). Will this eco-boost be American made or from Europe as all existing ones have been (with all the hype in Ford's advertising of American made, it floored me to find out they're just now moving eco-boost engines to N.A. - or is it just the 4 cyl. ones, can't remember).
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:15:19 AM

I like the looks of the 2015 Mustang if this is what it will be?
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pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:06:22 AM

Wait an see!
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Alfied
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:06:14 AM

Not for me.
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:01:53 AM

If it looks like the artist rendering i am in. Very cool.
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Ed999
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:00:10 AM

Let me guess, the guy that did the latest GTO for Pontiac has now moved over to Ford AND he brought along his copy of "How to Eff Up A Classic Without Really Trying"...
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FMREALTOR
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:09 AM

Despite everyone else's comments, I like it.
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krobp46
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:09 AM

I could afford it in 1966, but not anymore
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calwdstk
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:58:07 AM

It not that bad. Who knows what the end result will be until nearly time to market it.
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spike55sk
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:55:36 AM

Like the front...back end not so good.
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slowtrain
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:55:31 AM

It doesn't matter to me.
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GasaHawg
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:55:14 AM

I'll never own one nor even rent one
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POWERSTROKE7.3L
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:54:57 AM

Go Ford.
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wilsmoke
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:54:18 AM

I don't no but Ford has been good over the years an they no what there doing.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:52:44 AM

Based on the picture of that new model, the front half looks bold, powerful and aggressive. But the tail is quite UGLY!
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niceguytx
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:49:53 AM

I like the current one.
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:41 AM

ok
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BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:39 AM

Not so bad!! but I would not buy one.
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wingryder92
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:21 AM

It looks fine to me although I've never been a fan of Mustangs.
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F81M
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:15 AM

Not bad, but rear end treatment maybe not!
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Redink
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:10 AM

It depends on your taste.
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LuckyD43
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:47:04 AM

The Mustang is a great car, but it doesn't suit my needs.
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:46:54 AM

Okee Dokee
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biza4u
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:46:19 AM

I like it
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:46:08 AM

It looks OK to me
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BrowntruckCA
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:45:25 AM

Doesn't look like a mustang...looks like a Japanese version....
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speedraider
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:45:03 AM

found on road dead
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Seamus4513
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:44:05 AM

Whatever
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Grismer
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:43:56 AM

Not a fan of the original mustang; completely indifferent to the new design.
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HBC1972
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:43:49 AM

No new car for me
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