My biggest problem with the new Mustang...
My biggest issue with the newest Mustang is that, well, it's not the cheap, affordable pony car anymore that the everyday man can go out and buy. It's turned into the upper-middle class car that doesn't serve much of a purpose but to go fast.
Don't get me wrong, I love the new Mustang besides the weight. Everything else about it is a ball park winner. But I was looking at the as-tested prices...38K for a Ecoboost? Are you kidding me? Yet alone the GT version and special editions. The Mustang is no longer the car for the blue collared everyday worker, but has turned into an expensive car trying to compete with the European sports cars. Which is fine, but Ford, at least give us the option to buy a barebones, cheap, gutted V8 car ie the 5.0 LX of the Foxbody days.
I fear that the biggest reason this generation might not sell as well as the previous ones did is because of price. Besides the SRA-IRS conversion from the late S197's to the S550, I feel like there's really no incentive or value for me to switch over to the new platform yet. My car is just as fast, it seems, interior is not much of a huge downgrade vs the S550, and it's about 200 lbs lighter than the new models.
Don't get me wrong, I think Ford did a great job with the 15 and one day, I might have one. But, with how expensive these suckers are, I really don't see myself buying one or trading mine in for a LONG time.
What are you thoughts? Affordable? Too expensive?
2012 Mustang GT Premium
BLACK on BLACK 401A. A6, HIDs, Security, Rear Camera+Reverse Sensing, Remote Start, Comfort.
(Planning on CAI/Tune then I'll be good)