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Old 04-15-2009, 01:34 PM   #15
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Laugh all you want. Mild to wild,Ford knows what it's doing. There is no other car that can reach such a wide audience.
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You laugh at branding & marketing strategy of the only one of Big Three that doesn't need public money to survive. Hate Ford all the way you want (my parents drive Focus, so I'm biased -- sorry ), but they are successful worldwide.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #16
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Laugh all you want...how do you think Nazi Germany was formed? Talk about loyalty...start em young and you have them for life
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #17
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Wow, that was a hard one...
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:14 PM   #18
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Laugh all you want. Mild to wild,Ford knows what it's doing. There is no other car that can reach such a wide audience.
and that is one of the reasons it is last on my top 3 muscle cars.....because of this type of crap....rediculous I tell you, completely takes away from what a muscle car should be.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #19
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This is an unbelievably smart marketing and advertising campaign!! Ford familys can spread there Ford love to there daughters. I will tell you the logical connection with ponys and obvious pony car. Say what you want but stroke of genius!
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #20
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When are they shipping the Hanna Montana edition?
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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Because everyone is supposed to be welcome here. That's why.
yeah but it's kinda annoying when they turn every thread into a Mustang vs Camaro thread. I have no problem with them being here.
BUt some just seem to be out looking to start a fight.
It's a Camaro forum guys!!! We are going to make fun of other cars. I've been to mustang forums and you can't tell me we are worse than them. Huge fanboyism going on there. Beyond the point of just being completely blind.
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When are they shipping the Hanna Montana edition?
not alot of people remember this epic thread.
but this was the result of it.

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #22
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and that is one of the reasons it is last on my top 3 muscle cars.....because of this type of crap....ridiculous I tell you, completely takes away from what a muscle car should be.
If the Mustang were supposed to be a muscle car this might be an issue. The Mustang isn't a muscle car, the Mustang is what it started out as and should always remain, an American GT, a true grand-touring car. That makes the vehicle car less one dimensional than any muscle car could ever hope to be, opening up a market which is far more vast.

In the world of the Mustang you'll see everything from thirty something, professional women in a loaded Mustang convertible to forty hour a weekers taking their weekend toy to the drags to see what she'll do to afluent college grads in a new GT500....the list goes on. And the one thing they all have in common? They all love their car.

If you think the rest of automotive world isn't now and hasn't long been green with envy you are sadly mistaken. A very few truly great cars transcend simpler classifications that limit the vehicle by means of class and/or social strata, the Mustang is on that list.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #23
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I believe this was an ad that Ford put out in '66.


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If the Mustang were supposed to be a muscle car this might be an issue. The Mustang isn't a muscle car, the Mustang is what it started out as and should always remain, an American GT, a true grand-touring car. That makes the vehicle car less one dimensional than any muscle car could ever hope to be, opening up a market which is far more vast.

In the world of the Mustang you'll see everything from thirty something, professional women in a loaded Mustang convertible to forty hour a weekers taking their weekend toy to the drags to see what she'll do to afluent college grads in a new GT500....the list goes on. And the one thing they all have in common? They all love their car.

If you think the rest of automotive world isn't now and hasn't long been green with envy you are sadly mistaken. A very few truly great cars transcend simpler classifications that limit the vehicle by means of class and/or social strata, the Mustang is on that list.
Totally accurate! Quoted for truth!!
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Totally accurate! Quoted for truth!!
quoted for opinion.....IMHO I think the mustang tried to be a muscle car and saw a bigger picture and more profit out of making it a chick car ect ect...so instead of making amazing muscle cars....they were satisfied with an average car....hence the pony aspect. I do not disagree that it worked out for ford better the way they went with the mustang, but to me it is 3rd on the list of muscle cars and is called a pony car for a reason.
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Just got a new coffee mug........ says "Ponies are for little girls"!!!
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quoted for opinion.....IMHO I think the mustang tried to be a muscle car and saw a bigger picture and more profit out of making it a chick car ect ect...so instead of making amazing muscle cars....they were satisfied with an average car....hence the pony aspect. I do not disagree that it worked out for ford better the way they went with the mustang, but to me it is 3rd on the list of muscle cars and is called a pony car for a reason.
The Mustang, Cougar, Challenger, Baracuda, Firebird, and Camaro were never intended to be pure muscle cars. From the start they were supposed be more than straight line monsters with giant engines. Which is why the Charger and Chevelle died off in the 1970's but Mustangs and Camaros continued for years and years.
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