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Old 5/3/12, 07:22 AM
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Watch this video:
http://online.wsj.com/video/86055107...BC71E4C41.html

I hope Ford does change the design of the Mustang too much....
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Old 5/3/12, 08:47 AM
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I think it will be a big change from what we currently have.
It has to be.
I think it'll look fantastic though.

Seeing the direction they are going, the fit/finish of the next crop of vehicles...the lines..the details...

This is a big chance to bring in the next level of the car and absolutely knock one out of the park.
Just like any gen, I'm sure they'll lose a bunch of fans (look at after the fox changed or even the SN95s...there are still a lot of people out there that HATE post 'new edge' and 'retro' years)
This happens every cycle.
Some will eventually warm to it, and others will still hate it.

BUT

If they gain a bunch of new gen followers...that is what they need to do.
The older gen won't be around buying these cars forever.
If they don't get the younger gen buying these cars, we are in trouble.

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Boomer is right. Those who do not like it can keep or buy the year model they want. If it looks like any of the pics floating around based on the EVO I'm not a fan and think the '13 is the perfect blend for me. But to attract more buyers and future buyers they need to compete with cars young buyers are buying these days.
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Ford began the retro look in 2005 and look what shows up in Chevrolet & Dodge dealerships a few years later. I'm wondering if the next gen vigorously drops the retro design, will the others follow suit? Would there be a design and performance war?

The caption says "Ford is shifting its Mustang muscle car's focus to a younger generation." This could go anywhere. How do you really appeal to this market? Is it going to look like my kid's Hot Wheels?!?!?

The guy talks about people that have "...seen the car..." - Ford must have better security thank Fort Knox seeing nothing has really leaked yet.

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And for me 'being a part of the younger generation', the retro look did it for me. I'm in love with the older muscle car era, and to get a new age twist to it, I was in heaven. I just hope that they keep an AMERICAN MADE look, and keep away from the Euro look.....
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I am almost 29 and I have loved every Mustang since the first day I knew what they were! I'm glad Ford is doing what they need to in order to cater to a changing demographic. I will always have my S197.
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Originally Posted by youngstang90 View Post
And for me 'being a part of the younger generation', the retro look did it for me. I'm in love with the older muscle car era, and to get a new age twist to it, I was in heaven. I just hope that they keep an AMERICAN MADE look, and keep away from the Euro look.....
LOL, yes very important that the car "look" American made considering most of the components are sourced from China, Canada and Mexico.
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I don't know who these reporters are but they don't know cars. They mention "new coke" but no mention of "mustang ii" and "mustang iv". The later of course became the 1989 Ford Probe after the mustang faithful rebelled at the thought of a re-bodied mazda MX-6.

The bigger problem is that mustang (and more slowly the private automobile for regular people) being legislated out of existence.
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I think it's going to be good....Ford is moving forward and being progressive.


It's going to be a badass under the hood regardless and Ford knows better than to **** this up. They know we all care about this car since it's a selective group of buyers. It's time for a new design and lets be honest and can't be worse than the Mustang II's and we've moved far past those so we have nothing to worry about!!! Ford's got this!!!
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Originally Posted by youngstang90
And for me 'being a part of the younger generation', the retro look did it for me. I'm in love with the older muscle car era, and to get a new age twist to it, I was in heaven. I just hope that they keep an AMERICAN MADE look, and keep away from the Euro look.....
You realize the original Mustang was styled with elements of more expensive European cars of the same era....right?
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You realize the original Mustang was styled with elements of more expensive European cars of the same era....right?
I'd be happy if the next Mustang was either somewhat Aston inspired or Audi S5 inspired. I think the rear end of the current car is a bit too tall but I wonder if that's more safety related.
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Why do I smell a 70's snafu coming back around?
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Hmm, not sure. Did you step in something?
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Originally Posted by Wolfsburg
Hmm, not sure. Did you step in something?
lol!
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I'm here all week, folks...
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I'm here all week, folks...
Let's hope Ford doesn't step in something. Ha
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Originally Posted by laserred38

You realize the original Mustang was styled with elements of more expensive European cars of the same era....right?
Yes I do, I'm speaking more towards a BMW/AUDI/PORCHE/etc....look.
Keep it Mustang.
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LOL, yes very important that the car "look" American made considering most of the components are sourced from China, Canada and Mexico.
I think this is just a bit of exaggeration.
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Evolving is what Mustang has done well, you don't get to last this long without change. I still love my S197 and will keep it but it has to change to keep pace with the market.

As long as there is some heritage in the car as it goes' along it will all be good.
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