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Old 12-10-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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Another Stang from Saleen

GEEZ! How many versions of the Mustang have there been this year alone?

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/10/s...triot-mustang/

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:22 PM   #2
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This is getting ridiculous. Saleen should be stopped!
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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Wow, a $500 discount for the troops. How....generous....
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
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Wow, a $500 discount for the troops. How....generous....
I was gonna say the same thing. $500 whole dollars. Damn, that makes my heart bleed. not for 51,000. Not in a million years would I spend 22,000 more dollars for a supercharger, re-leather, and a new paint scheme. Never.
Stupid Saleen.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:50 PM   #5
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so what is this variant number? isn't this like variant number 80 or something of the new Mustang?
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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I was gonna say the same thing. $500 whole dollars. Damn, that makes my heart bleed. not for 51,000. Not in a million years would I spend 22,000 more dollars for a supercharger, re-leather, and a new paint scheme. Never.
Stupid Saleen.
Don't forget the body kit! But as for the discount . . . its not even 1% off! And the price mark up is insane I suppose they need to if they are only making 24 of them. the GT500 is a waaay better deal, and probably has a nicer interior too, in addition to more power and lower price.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #7
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Don't forget the body kit! But as for the discount . . . its not even 1% off! And the price mark up is insane I suppose they need to if they are only making 24 of them. the GT500 is a waaay better deal, and probably has a nicer interior too, in addition to more power and lower price.

True...and it has a much better name attached to it.

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It's still just another variation of the Mustang.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #8
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another version? lolllll. So stupid
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:48 PM   #9
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another version? lolllll. So stupid
I agree however i do like the idea of honoring our troops. however only 500
$ off for troops???? what the H#// does he think they make that 500$ off is going to make. I know that my buddy had to save four months salary to buy a decent engagement/wedding ring for his finance just another strike against Steve Saleen. I wish he would just go away im tired of his B.S.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:50 PM   #10
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in all fairness, it's not him. He exported himself to a chinese company - Good Riddance. But the poor excuse of an aftermarket company he left behind isn't much better, agreed.
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Steve no longer has anything to do with the company he created. So I suppose he has already gone away.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:57 PM   #12
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I agree however i do like the idea of honoring our troops. however only 500
$ off for troops???? what the H#// does he think they make that 500$ off is going to make. I know that my buddy had to save four months salary to buy a decent engagement/wedding ring for his finance just another strike against Steve Saleen. I wish he would just go away im tired of his B.S.
I hear ya Im active duty and 500 dollars isnt an incentive to buy anything...hell Im struggling trying to save up for the 5th gen. whats bad is there are going to be young military guys that get suckered into buying this thing and they're entire paycheck is going to go to paying the note.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:02 AM   #13
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Well Saleen is doing what they can to make money WHILE they can. I still have respect for them, except the price gouging is a little high. If people are willing to pay all that extra money, why should I stop them. Saleen is trying to capitalize as much as they can and that's good business. And if you didn't have to order directly from the company for a car you wanted, and could buy it in a dealership like Saleen does, why not just buy the version you like? If people want a cool looking car and they don't have to spend money on the extra paint and warrantiess and all that, it's a decent solution, granted they're probably paying more than they need to.

Steve isn't with the company anymore and Steve's the guy I have a problem with. Saleen can come out with as many versions as they want. I say let people get gouged if they want to. Doesn't matter to me in the least. It's not my money.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:30 AM   #14
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don't forget to add the bullitt mustang to that long list
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:21 AM   #15
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This is just sad and is almost a slap in the face to the service men and women IMHO. The way I see it...they are making them to make money. It is cool that they are doing them in Red, White, and Blue in honor of our country and troops. But, just stop there. $500 isn't going to do anything for anyone spending $51k already.

OH WAIT!!! THERE"S ONLY 24 MADE?!?!?! Which means any dealer selling one is going to ask for another 10K over invoice per car anyways....and thank GOD I am saving that $500. since I'm in the service and can barely afford one anyway.........that'll sure help......

Sorry...there might be a few that disagree w/ me. But, I don't think $500 is cutting it for the men and women who are willing to die for you and me. Take $5,000 off if it's a service man or woman buying it. Better yet, only allow a military person the ability to purchase one.

Oh...and once again...a S/C'er found it's way under the hood...go figure.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:36 AM   #16
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I really do think that the funniest part of this car is that its $51k for a car that is 35hp less than the $42k GT500... and thanks to our friends across the pond at Top Gear, we know that a GT500 puts out 447rwhp, so that's a real 500bhp at the crank

if Saleen really wanted to do the service folks a favor, they'd make the 24 only available to service men and women and they'd sell it to them on a lease note that allowed them to own the car without spending their entire paycheck to own it... that stops them from selling it on the black market and keeps the vehicle true to its intent... or, as the case may be, implied intent
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:36 AM   #17
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Yeah, not too many people in the military can afford a $51k car even with that bogus $500 rebate. That one day driving school or additional $1000 isn't much of an additional cherry either.

Even if they have a lot of money saved up from a recent deployment, I would advise my soldiers to do something more constructive with their money than to blow it on a car like this one.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:37 AM   #18
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This just proves that Saleen's glory days are numbered. They're reaching for every penny they can steal by offering mediocre improvements at preposterous prices. We all know that limiting production to 24 cars is costly, but the paint isn't that special (we could all do this at the shop for less), the supercharger is basically a bolt-on (most of us could do this one ourselves with a manual), and the overall effort in building a quality car is obviously lacking (gone are the days when Saleen would swap a good motor or do something even more creative). Saleen has failed the new Mustang and all of its Ford enthusiasts. Maybe it's time to say goodbye to Saleen.

This kind of makes me glad that Chevy doesn't have a Saleen-like entity right now. They can't make big mistakes like Saleen.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:39 AM   #19
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wow, you all have read my thoughts about this.

except for one thing. for 51k you get 465 hp.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

god, I cant wait for the new camaro to come out. 400 NA hp for HALF that price!!





DAMN I hate ford... but not nearly as much as I hate Saleen and their overpriced bullshit repainted mustangs
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I agree with u about saleen.lol.
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