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Old 03-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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ok, let's put you in my shoes. You're 18 yearss old. You're going to buy your first car with the money you've earned from your first job.

If you were me, which Ford Mustang will you buy? A '60s one or the new ones?

Me, it's a pretty tough choice. I love both of them, but can't make up my mind of which one to buy.

I'm afraid I'll be called a old man at school for riding in a old Mustang.

I'm kind of a old school dude. I dig classic films, The Beatles, and Ford Mustangs. But, I don't dress like I'm from the past.

I'm not trying to buy a sports car just to empress the ladies at school. I just like Mustangs. The way they're designed and stuff. Mustangs are cool. I don't care what people say. The Ford Mustang is "The American Muscle Car".

Steve McQueen starred in the movie "Bullitt" in 1968. In the movie, there was this car chase scene and Mcqueen was riding in a '60s Mustang chasing after the bad guys. Back then the old Mustangs were cool.Are they still cool today?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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Buy a classic. I hate the new ones. Classics are awesome! And that mustang your're talking about was my dad's best friends dad's car. He was friends with Steve McQueen. Believe it or not.
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first let me say that i like ALL mustangs regardless of year, and yes that includes the mustang ll. i own a 66 coupe and i can tell you that the reaction i get when i drive it is nothing short of amazing. everybody and their relatives, with very few exceptions, loves the car. i personally would love to have a 2005 mustang as well. i recommend that you try on each car before you buy, and if there are things you hate about the car, dont buy it as you will regret it later if you do. have any used car checked out by a competent mechanic, and one that is not connected to the seller.

some things to consider though about the vintage mustangs;

1: rust. ford didnt do much rustproofing in the early 60's.

2: suspension. vintage suspension systems are not known for their ride qualities, especially in vintage mustangs. also vintage suspensions tend to be worn out on less expensive cars.

3: drivetrains. engines, transmissions, rear ends, etc all tend to be rather worn as well in the less expensive cars.

4: interiors. also worn, and again not as comfortable as the newer cars.

if comfort is important to you, then go with the newer car. if not then the vintage car is the way to go.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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I have been a Ford partsman for many years...My first 2 cars were 65 'stangs..3 speed floor shift 200 cid....Gotta go for the classic..no question....The 2005 would make a good 2nd car.

....Or just opt for the Ford GT....oh,yeah....That's what I'm talkin'bout.

EDIT...The 289 eng would be just a tad faster.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem when I got my first car classic or new? What helped me was going to local car shows to check out the classics. I asked the owners a lot of questions(most are more than happy to share info) then I also went to dealerships to see the new ones and asked a lot of questions. Buying a first car is a big decision so take your time. Find out about insurance rates, maintanance cost, etc. for each. Choose what makes you happy, you will probaly have that car for a while. In the end I chose a 65 mustang convertible and trust me I have no regrets. With a new car you probaly won't have too many problems. With a classic its a love hate relationship. Count on encountering problems large or small, after all it's a 40 year or so old car. But having those problems forced me to learn a lot about mechanics and other fields for wich I am gratefull and in the end (at least in my opinion) it's all worth it when you get that first thumbs up or the "hey nice car!"Hope this helps. Also the following is a site to a forum of classic mustang owners ask them questions, they know there stuff.

http://fomoco.phpbbnow.com/viewforum.php?f=2
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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Chicks dig the older one if it is in good shape, if its not, get the new one.
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