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    I still think the 79 looks way better

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    Honestly, it looks confused.

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    Fail. Major fail. But I can't say I blame them. Mustang buyers have proven time and time again that they will pay whatever Ford wants (plus dealer markup) and be fans of whatever Ford builds so long as it has a Pony sticker on it. (MACH-E anyone???? Why, exactly do you think that exists?) I've been saying this for at least a decade. The S550 is NO Mustang. Never was. It's a huge, fat, bloated, wallowing in the mud pig of a thing. Nothing like a Mustang was supposed to be. But I can't say I blame Ford. People buy them as fast as they can build them. Puddle lights, and lighted door sills and heated seats. Woohoo. Whatever. If I was in charge I would be doing the same thing. Hey, bet I can get people to pay $55,000 PLUS a $10,000 markup for a "Bullitt" that's actually just a green $38,000 Mustang GT with $7,000 worth of parts anyone can buy. They probably had bets on it. Really, that's no worse than the 2.5 ton GT500 is. People lining up and paying a premium to own a $100,000 Mustang. What a joke. Lee Iacocca is rolling over in his grave. He hated the 1971 Mustang. I can't even fathom what he would've thought of this beast.
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    At least they could've put the gt500 or gt350 front facia to make it look meaner.

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    Where is the Fourth Running Pony on the Driver Side!?
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    "Redwood Acres Raceway"??? A 3/8 mile track in Eureka, California.

    What the...? Not a very exciting venue for the 2020 Mustang Pace Car.

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    The Pace car graphics looks tacky on that S550. The 79 Pace car looks much much better.

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    Yeah... No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    Fail. Major fail. But I can't say I blame them. Mustang buyers have proven time and time again that they will pay whatever Ford wants (plus dealer markup) and be fans of whatever Ford builds so long as it has a Pony sticker on it. (MACH-E anyone???? Why, exactly do you think that exists?) I've been saying this for at least a decade. The S550 is NO Mustang. Never was. It's a huge, fat, bloated, wallowing in the mud pig of a thing. Nothing like a Mustang was supposed to be. But I can't say I blame Ford. People buy them as fast as they can build them. Puddle lights, and lighted door sills and heated seats. Woohoo. Whatever. If I was in charge I would be doing the same thing. Hey, bet I can get people to pay $55,000 PLUS a $10,000 markup for a "Bullitt" that's actually just a green $38,000 Mustang GT with $7,000 worth of parts anyone can buy. They probably had bets on it. Really, that's no worse than the 2.5 ton GT500 is. People lining up and paying a premium to own a $100,000 Mustang. What a joke. Lee Iacocca is rolling over in his grave. He hated the 1971 Mustang. I can't even fathom what he would've thought of this beast.




    I understand where this comes from Homer. Thanks for the headz up Hombre.

    The issue is traditionalists don't understand the emerging car culture, and how everything is travelling back to the P-A-S-T, and blQQdy F-A-S-T, to pre Studebaker, non 49 er Ford, but pre 46 style forms. In another 15 years, you'll get it. The "Machete" IS the best thing to keep the platform alive, because everything is moving back to crossover and traction control like an Eagle SX4.

    How you put a mobile placard of Hop Sing advertising on a curvaceous Stang....that's it!

    No room for a fourth horse.

    I flat out LOVE it.

    Home run!

    Sorry guys.


    And the 71-73 FatStang, I love it as much as the Fox Stang.


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    A win is a win isa win.

    It was all a trifecta.


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    This isn't a factory option is it? Weird. I have nothing against the s550. Drive a Challenger for a bit a that Mustang will feel plenty small and nimble. I think that the s550 is the Mustang for it's time and place. I have seen no option gt's with manual trans sell new off the lot for 35,500 worthless Canadian dollars. That really isn't that bad. Those graphics look weird though. Not so sure about the Mach 1 package either. Ah well.

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    Tacky, very tacky. But homer302 is right. Fanatic Mustang lovers will buy it, like that goofy, WAY overpriced Bullitt.

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    I wouldn't own it, but I like the look. I agree that the new mustang isn't much of a "mustang" in the traditional sense. I prefer lighter, simple, no frills and low cost. I don't understand why the car companies aren't making cheap/fast cars. I think the younger generation would buy them up. Maybe because insurance would affect the primary target buyers?
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    I have to admit there has always been a soft spot in my heart for the Pinto-Stangs, too. I even owned one for a bit.
    To each their own. The graphics don't work for me, but it's like my car build- I'm doing it the way I am because I want it that way. Some won't like it and that's fine. Doesn't change how or what I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richpet View Post
    I have to admit there has always been a soft spot in my heart for the Pinto-Stangs, too. I even owned one for a bit.
    To each their own. The graphics don't work for me, but it's like my car build- I'm doing it the way I am because I want it that way. Some won't like it and that's fine. Doesn't change how or what I like.

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    Oh man, I miss my 78 Mustang II dearly. If I had the storage back then I'd still have it.

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    I don't mind it at all. Horses are way to BIG, and the roof stripe could be better, but I kind of like the retro scheme.

    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    Fail. Major fail. But I can't say I blame them. Mustang buyers have proven time and time again that they will pay whatever Ford wants (plus dealer markup) and be fans of whatever Ford builds so long as it has a Pony sticker on it. (MACH-E anyone???? Why, exactly do you think that exists?) I've been saying this for at least a decade. The S550 is NO Mustang. Never was. It's a huge, fat, bloated, wallowing in the mud pig of a thing. Nothing like a Mustang was supposed to be. But I can't say I blame Ford. People buy them as fast as they can build them. Puddle lights, and lighted door sills and heated seats. Woohoo. Whatever. If I was in charge I would be doing the same thing. Hey, bet I can get people to pay $55,000 PLUS a $10,000 markup for a "Bullitt" that's actually just a green $38,000 Mustang GT with $7,000 worth of parts anyone can buy. They probably had bets on it. Really, that's no worse than the 2.5 ton GT500 is. People lining up and paying a premium to own a $100,000 Mustang. What a joke. Lee Iacocca is rolling over in his grave. He hated the 1971 Mustang. I can't even fathom what he would've thought of this beast.
    I wasn’t nuts about the S550 either at first but I have grown to love the 18-20. The Gen 3 Coyote is awesome, along with the active exhaust and the A10 transmission. I also love the MT-82 in the 19-20. It is a much improved version as far as shifter feeling and buttery smooth...I am not praising the Chinese transmission, but the 19-up is way better. Rev matching is also killer. A Bullitt is nowhere near the prices you mention There is a black one for sale new at a Ford dealer for 40-41k. A loaded out GT vert is pricey for sure. A 300a Coupe 6 speed is 31-34k depending on dealer discount and rebates. Tremendous bang for the buck. Through a Roush/Ford Performance blower on the car and you have a 700HP/610TQ car for 42-44k with a new car warranty. I really think the S550 platform has something awesome right now for every Mustang enthusiast at every price point right now. From the EcoBoost up to the GT500.

    The pace car S550 doesn’t work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    Where is the Fourth Running Pony on the Driver Side!?
    I dont even noticed that till u mentioned it Trey..lol!!

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    Default Pinstripes or graphics

    Read 3M is not going to make Scotchcal stripes anymore.

    This 1979 to 2020 pace car rendition tribute can grow on one, flaws and all.
    1979 Pace Car graphic theme will forever be 1979 Indy race date, official only on the car meant for it.
    A one year deal, not a multi year pace car official graphic pattern set.
    Optional advertising with graphics.
    Color wise, 79 orange/red/black color combo on silver is right.
    A color pattern that says Mustang pace car. To those that know.

    Back then, the car needed mods to roll 120 for miles.
    The 79 special duty 302 pace engine/C4 trans combo is still desirable to recreate in any 4E.
    Pace laps almost if not full throttle at 120?
    Nowadays new ones, heck enter it into the race.

    Horses bigger- Racing draft horses? The car is heftier, high window line, arch roof. Designer's choice.
    Car has a pretty generic look except for front and rear.

    Official Pace Car sticker- starts real close to body feature crease. Sort of far back on side.
    If car is parked may not matter.
    If on the road:
    -Tends to suggest 'look again' at the car passing you from a rear 1/4 view perspective to see the whole deal.'
    -If on front fenders, would catch the corner of eye at red light to announce car and heads up for longer look.
    -If on door may look like drivers name, or what it really is- advertising.

    The hood 'Mustang' is a bit too large to fit the hood type.
    A argent or bright metal finished wheel is dressier than black.

    Track stickers- a local thing
    Pace graphics- a local thing



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    Homer nailed it. Can't improve on that. I wouldn't let that park in front of my house. Yuck.
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