Ford predicting shortage of outgoing Mustangs this summer

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  1. SilverStang01

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    By AMY WILSON | Automotive News

    Ford Motor Co. expects to run out of current-model Mustangs before it begins assembling the redesigned 2005 Mustang in September.

    Production of the 2004 Mustang will end May 10 at Ford's Rouge plant in Dearborn, Mich. Then Ford will shift Mustang production to Flat Rock, Mich., where it runs a joint-venture assembly plant with Mazda.

    Since August, Ford has been building Mustangs on overtime to help it through the summer production drought. But demand for the old model has surpassed expectations: Mustang sales are up 16 percent this year.

    "It's not going to make it," said Ford Division President Steve Lyons. "By July, they're going to be pretty scarce."

    Buoyed by overtime production, Mustang stocks have been high through the winter. But the numbers are coming down fast. Ford had 58,200 Mustangs or a 96-day supply on April 1, down from a 127-day supply on March 1.

    Sales for the rear-drive Mustang coupe and convertible typically are strongest in the spring and summer.

    Convertibles account for 30 percent of production. After the current stock of convertibles sells out, buyers must wait until spring 2005 to get a drop-top version of the redesigned Mustang.

    Ford offers a $3,000 cash rebate on the Mustang, but it might scale that back in May or June as inventories drop, Lyons said.

    "There's no point when you're going to run out," he said. "You can't just back it off to zero. That doesn't work, but you might dial it differently."

    ..glad to see it is selling well in the last year of fox...v6's run aroudn 12.5 after rebates around here, it's a solid value no doubt.
     
  2. troglodyte

    troglodyte Guest

    Perhpas one reason they are selling more current body styles is that people don't want the new fugly ass desperate grab at past glory. If you want a 1960s looking Mustang, you should get a 1967 Mustang fastback....best looking Mustang ever made.
     
  3. LEX

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    ^ haha. I agree
     
  4. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    Trog makes a point...

    Kinda like the Thunderbird that has now died out also...The new stang might do the same. But still, some people like it.
     
  5. TriShield

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    Get 'em while they're hot.

    Or before Ford sells out the new model next year. :o
     
  6. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    If dealerships in the Detroit area are any indicator, i'm not surprised.
     
  7. urbanchaos

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    is there a supercharged 04 cobra? :dunno:
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Yes, there's an 04 Cobra.
     
  9. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: I look into my crystal ball and what do I see?? The Mustang following in the footsteps of GM's F-Body. :o
     
  10. PurpleSplat

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    There's already a waiting list at one of the Ford dealerships here for an '05 Mustang. The salesman I'll be dealing with had 16 people on his wait-list already.
     
  11. Jim311

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    The same thing is happening with Jeep and it's WJs.


    :dunno:
     
  12. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    Bill Brown Ford in Livonia, Michigan had a 40 person waiting list for the Mustang GT when i last talked to them last fall.
     
  13. SilverStang01

    SilverStang01 A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upo

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    2008 at earliest
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    Ford is the only company badass enough to still be able to sell a pony car AND make money doing it :cool:
     
  15. jk

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    Dealers are going to gouge like no tomorrow with the first batch of 05' mustang.
    And I will bet most of the shortages are from the V6 model. :o
     
  16. nucl3ar

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    With a $3,000 cash rebate.
     
  17. BLoG

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    More badass than the v6 versions of all the other extinct pony cars :mamoru:
     
  18. RX Bandit

    RX Bandit Sell You Beautiful »

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    How much are the GT's going for if the v6 is $12.5k? Can someone link me or something :x:
     
  19. BLoG

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  20. BLoG

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    Fuck that, the mach1 is going for low low 20s now :eek3:
     
  21. RX Bandit

    RX Bandit Sell You Beautiful »

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    Are you serious? I was about to get a Mazda 3s, I would prefer a GT for about the same price :o

    Any links though or this like the rumor that RX-8's were going for 21k :o
     
  22. RX Bandit

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    I do too but I need a new car within the next four weeks, I wish I could wait for the '05 but its not possible :hs:
     
  23. Seifer

    Seifer Abort your Babies!

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    GM shoving its head up its own ass? its still #1 bitch. #2 is just first loser.
     
  24. iZero

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    They can only move a handful of them if they slash thousands off the price.
     
  25. threeclaws

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    Carsdirect.com you can get a Base GT Deluxe for $19.4k
     

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