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    • Crumble_
    • By Crumble_ 7th May 18, 9:25 AM
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    2017 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT
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    • 7th May 18, 9:25 AM
    2017 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT 7th May 18 at 9:25 AM
    What are people honest opinions of these?

    Looking at getting rid of my BMW 330d in Alpine White with Red Leather for the Mustang. Anyone have one? Experience of one?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Crumble_; 07-05-2018 at 9:31 AM.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 7th May 18, 1:27 PM
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    Lease one for a couple of years?

    I imagine depreciation could be quite high.
    Originally posted by Svein Forkbeard
    Quite the opposite. Thanks to a long waiting list for the V8 they appreciate in price. The people who bought them when they first came out made 1000s selling them after a year.
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th May 18, 2:25 PM
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    People said the same about the M2 that I bought last year. I lost 9,000 on it in three months.

    As others have said, Mustangs are fun, look good, and sound good, but they are not really sports cars.

    I rent them when on holiday, but prefer a BMW or Mercedes for use in the UK.
    • Deastons
    • By Deastons 7th May 18, 3:59 PM
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    What are people honest opinions of these?

    Looking at getting rid of my BMW 330d in Alpine White with Red Leather for the Mustang. Anyone have one? Experience of one?

    Cheers
    Originally posted by Crumble_
    I'd be interested, too. I've tried twice to test drive the Mustang but to no avail.

    The last attempt was at Ford Milton Keynes. I was in an out of the car for about 10mins and no-one came to talk to me, so I went and asked for some information and if I could have a test drive. The man looked at me blankly and said I'd have to go to their Bedford branch to drive it.

    I asked if he could get it over for me if I made an appointment. He said he'd have to let me know (but didn't attempt to take my details).

    So I asked if it was the V8 or the EcoBoost. He said he didn't know.

    But he knew is was blue.

    With that I left.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th May 18, 4:12 PM
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    People said the same about the M2 that I bought last year. I lost 9,000 on it in three months.
    Originally posted by John-K


    With respect, you either bought it at the wrong price or sold it at the wrong price.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th May 18, 4:17 PM
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    I bought it at list, and I had the dealer trying to wriggle out of the deal after I had agreed the selling price, as he realised he had paid too much.

    There were no deals to be had on them last spring, it was list price or nothing.

    I have no regrets at selling it, I just never got on with it at all. I bought a used F80 M3 instead which I am very happy with.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th May 18, 4:17 PM
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    Could be different driving styles but I've had a few 350z, 370z and the new Mustang and with the driving aids on it I found it handled brilliantly, at least as good as the 370 and a lot quicker.

    I waited 16 months for mine but sold it after 9 months. It was great, but I just wasn't using it - and its a huge car. Huge improvement over the previous model.

    Just to add - the driving aids aren't just for show - sure in standard mode the mustang felt a little disconnected, but using sports mode in steering and driving transforms the car.

    Terrible in the wet though, the 370z was much better in that respect.
    Originally posted by Ozzuk
    Maybe that was the difference we noted. It was a wet day. Likewise, we live in Northern Ireland where its nearly always wet or raining...

    Anyway, this isnt really a zed versus tang debate - to the op, go for it, amazing car, great interior and toys, drinks petrol like there is a hole in the tank but car will get serious amount of attention and sounds incredible. I had the metallic black with white interior, stunning combo.
    Originally posted by Ozzuk
    I think the O/P needs to take a considered test drive in one. We genuinely went to buy one, drove it, came away disappointed. If you "get it" and you buy in to the image, then definitely a great car, but it wasnt for us.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th May 18, 4:21 PM
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    I bought it at list, and I had the dealer trying to wriggle out of the deal after I had agreed the selling price, as he realised he had paid too much.

    There were no deals to be had on them last spring, it was list price or nothing.

    I have no regrets at selling it, I just never got on with it at all. I bought a used F80 M3 instead which I am very happy with.
    Originally posted by John-K
    Big changes now. Theres an easy 2,500 off list from a broker.

    Its a shame you needed to sell it so soon - i guess that introduces a big pain point for any car.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 7th May 18, 4:24 PM
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    I'd be interested, too. I've tried twice to test drive the Mustang but to no avail.

    The last attempt was at Ford Milton Keynes. I was in an out of the car for about 10mins and no-one came to talk to me, so I went and asked for some information and if I could have a test drive. The man looked at me blankly and said I'd have to go to their Bedford branch to drive it.

    I asked if he could get it over for me if I made an appointment. He said he'd have to let me know (but didn't attempt to take my details).

    So I asked if it was the V8 or the EcoBoost. He said he didn't know.

    But he knew is was blue.

    With that I left.
    Originally posted by Deastons
    I dont think Ford Milton Keynes are a Mustang dealer? Only some are? The nearest from the Ford Dealer Locator who are approved to sell Mustangs are indeed Ford Bedford.

    Its not a surprise they were disinterested if they dont actually sell the car.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th May 18, 7:40 PM
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    Big changes now. Theres an easy 2,500 off list from a broker.

    Its a shame you needed to sell it so soon - i guess that introduces a big pain point for any car.
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Yes, unfortunate circumstances and a failure to bond with it meant that it was right to sell it.

    Im very happy with the replacement.
    • Deastons
    • By Deastons 7th May 18, 7:45 PM
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    I dont think Ford Milton Keynes are a Mustang dealer? Only some are? The nearest from the Ford Dealer Locator who are approved to sell Mustangs are indeed Ford Bedford.

    Its not a surprise they were disinterested if they dont actually sell the car.
    Originally posted by motorguy
    If they don't sell the car or know anything about it, they shouldn't have one sitting in the showroom.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th May 18, 8:56 PM
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    If they don't sell the car or know anything about it, they shouldn't have one sitting in the showroom.
    Originally posted by Deastons
    We had the same problem with Milton Keynes Ford. Wife wanted a Mustang. The yellow one in their showroom. Gave up in the end and bought something else.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 8th May 18, 9:04 AM
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    If they don't sell the car or know anything about it, they shouldn't have one sitting in the showroom.
    Originally posted by Deastons
    Hey dont shoot the messenger.

    Ford MK arent a Mustang dealer, no idea why they have one in their showroom - might be worth asking them why its there.
    Last edited by motorguy; 08-05-2018 at 9:09 AM.
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 8th May 18, 6:32 PM
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    Worst N CAP crash rating performance Ford admitting they left off half the safety spec stuff for EU bound cars Drivers airbags deploy too late resulting in headbutting the steering wheel and the rear seatbelts are next to useless. The 2.3 ones suffer from heat on the floor pan from the exhaust badly also. Repaired one recently 18k to put it back on road
    • Crumble_
    • By Crumble_ 8th May 18, 7:36 PM
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    We will not be using the rear much if at all and I have opted for the 5.0. Took it for a spin today. Rapid. Interior is fine, looks more modern than my 330d. It did feel heavy and large but Ill get used to it. A lot of car for the price.
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 8th May 18, 8:22 PM
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    Its not a common sense car, I put my name down as soon as I heard there was a RHD mustang coming to UK. I bought because to me its an icon. And luckily as I said earlier a huge step up on the previous model.

    Suitable for UK? Not really, too big. Expensive to tax, low 20s (or lower!) mpg. Its still a Ford, so build quality not the same as BMW or Merc.

    But then you put your foot down - I defy you not to grin from ear to ear. Oh and there is only the 5ltr, anyone buying less is kidding themselves.

    I went from a 370z to caymen S to the tang. The zed was easiest day to day, the porker was a big bill waiting to happen - but looked the nicest, the Mustang was a different league. None of the other cars got anywhere near as much attention or grin factor.

    You'll love it! You may not keep it, for the aforementioned reasons, but you'll love it while you do. I'm into motorbikes now but I'd love a classic mustang one day.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 8th May 18, 10:24 PM
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    Rather have this for weekends and fine days, with a banger for work, etc:
    https://youtu.be/ilCsrlnljpA
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • Crumble_
    • By Crumble_ 9th May 18, 7:55 AM
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    Yellow shadow pack. The grey and black are nice but do not stand out at all.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 9th May 18, 11:19 AM
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    Black with Gold stripes - to look like a Shelby GT-H.

    If you're having a mid-life crisis - don't keep it a secret!
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    • Crumble_
    • By Crumble_ 11th May 18, 10:13 AM
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    Haha! I am an early thirties mid life crisis then!

    Does anyone know of any northwest ford specialist / mustang modding garage? Can!!!8217;t find any.
    • Svein Forkbeard
    • By Svein Forkbeard 11th May 18, 1:21 PM
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    Haha! I am an early thirties mid life crisis then!
    Originally posted by Crumble_
    No weans then?

    To me this is the sort of car you get on a 1-2 year lease enjoy and get it out your system.

    Have fun OP.
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