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Old 06-17-2011, 02:04 PM   #86
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The story really isn't about the Mustang. It's about the Flat Rock assembly plant not being at capacity. Mustang sales have been down but steady through the recession. The bigger story is Mazda taking their production needs out of the factory.

Mustang isn't in jepordy but it being the only vehicle built at Flat Rock is. Ford will probably have to determine if they can add another vehicle to Flat Rock or move Mustang production into another plant based on cost effectiveness.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #87
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Looks like its time to make the Boss 302 a little less limited. I'm glad we're outselling them but I hope they find a way to figure things out, which I'm sure they will. A better Mustang=a better Camaro. The competition always brings out the best in the automakers. Look how much the Mustang has improved since the Camaro's release. A new body style with IRS should do the trick.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:03 PM   #88
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the camaro is not the reason why the plant may close.
the reason is the now dead joint venture to build the mazda 6 there, its only logical to see why the mustang has lost sales to the camaro. the car is 7 years old and competing quite well with a relatively new camaro.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:14 PM   #89
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The story really isn't about the Mustang. It's about the Flat Rock assembly plant not being at capacity. Mustang sales have been down but steady through the recession. The bigger story is Mazda taking their production needs out of the factory.

Mustang isn't in jepordy but it being the only vehicle built at Flat Rock is. Ford will probably have to determine if they can add another vehicle to Flat Rock or move Mustang production into another plant based on cost effectiveness.
What's interesting to me, according to this article, Mazda owns half of the Flat Rock factory. So will Mazda add another vehicle to replace the 6? Will Ford buy Mazda's share of the factory to add one or more vehicles to it?
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #90
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The problem with this post is the Camaro IS winning, whereas Charlie Sheen is a loser that just claims to be winning, sort of like most of the ford fanatics on here...
You beat me to the punch Skyman.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #91
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Ford has done this to them selves. The Mustang has gotten too dull. I've never cared for the look but damn they just don't do anything special at all. The F150 Will be next if they don't change something soon.

Come on Ford mix it up a little
U guys seriously think it's bad looking..






I know were all brand loyal and all but IMHO i think all of them look great Maro, Stang, and Chally..
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #92
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U guys seriously think it's bad looking..






I know were all brand loyal and all but IMHO i think all of them look great Maro, Stang, and Chally..
I actually really like it. In fact, I almost bought one. I decided on the Camaro just because I loved my Tahoe. GM really impressed me with that SUV, it never had a single problem in the time that I had it. Ford not having inventory at the time that I was car shopping also did not help their cause. But yeah, its a very nice car. If I could, I would go buy a mustang so it can hang out in my driveway with my Camaro!
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Everyone on this site Knows the Mustang is a beautiful and fast car. Some just don't have the stones to admit it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:10 AM   #94
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As odd as it may seem, the declining Mustang sales may actually have more of an impact than Mazda dropping out. Lately the Mazda6 has been having a hard time cracking 40k units sold, while the Mustang is down about 60k units from 2005. The Camaro (and Challenger) can't take all the credit for that decline but never the less, the drop in Mustang sales is greater than the total Mazda6 production from recent years. Mazda could be the final nail in the coffin, but if the Mustang had better maintained its sales (or if the reskin & new engines had actually boosted sales) then they'd still have enough demand to allow Mazda to drop out without much consequence.

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U guys seriously think it's bad looking..

I know were all brand loyal and all but IMHO i think all of them look great Maro, Stang, and Chally..
The previous version looked much better than what they did with their re-fresh in 2010
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:14 AM   #95
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From the front, the Mustang looks pretty good. Any other angle though...
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:27 AM   #96
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I think the previous F-body suffered as more from poor styling than anything else. It is the only generation that I never owned or wanted to own.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:29 AM   #97
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This body style was absolutely hideous...
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This body style is a million times better, and I like it...
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Like most say, the front end looks good, but the rest of the car doesn't have much going for it. I can stand back and look at my car, and our 5th Gens have so many good body lines all through out! The Mustang cannot touch that...
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:33 AM   #98
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Keep the new Muscle Car War alive. Don't want to open a can of worms, but I find it ironic that Ford friends of mine gave me schit saying they didn't need a bailout.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:45 AM   #99
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They didn't. You think 10,000 less Mustang sales is going to send Ford into bankruptcy?
Nope but just get sick and tired of hearing about the term bailouts.Yeah it's a sore point left for discussion in another board.
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This body style was absolutely hideous...
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This body style is a million times better, and I like it...
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Like most say, the front end looks good, but the rest of the car doesn't have much going for it. I can stand back and look at my car, and our 5th Gens have so many good body lines all through out! The Mustang cannot touch that...
Its the same body ...
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #101
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It's the same platform, it's not the same body style.

And I agree with AUS10, I like the 2010+ a LOT more than the 05-09, and the 2010+ Shelby styling even moreso.
Near as I can tell, the doors are the same, the fenders are the same, the roof is the same ... sure the fascia & hood are different but the actual body of the car looks the same to me.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:33 AM   #102
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Only thing thats same is the roof.. Everything else is different. Might look the same but it isnt..
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