Here's a quick list of the features planned to be implemented through discussion on here and others:
Mobile Functionality ( Credit to Mustang lulu ) - In terms of viewing the site from iPhones, iPads and other smart-/super-phones.
Galleries - Seperated into a variety of categories through the use of tags. Could be "05-09, interior" or "All, exterior" etc. This way the users will be able to custom search images in an efficient user-friendly way.
Marketplace ( Credit to FortyBrandon & Jgill1992) - I'm thinking of using an eBay-style format for the Marketplace which will comprise of a grid of images with titles consisting of 2-lines. This way, users will be able to see large amounts of items for sale in a few clicks. In addition the sellers will be required (or heavily recommended) to post pictures. I mean, who buys anything without pics first right?
-------- As an additional feature of the Marketplace, as discussed, I will implement a "holding account". Here is the break-down on how it will operate/work.
1-) Buyer will send Shipping and Item cost to the holding account.
2-) Holding account will verify funds and notify the SELLER of the funds.
3-) The seller will then ship the item.
4-) When the BUYER receieves the item.
5-) BUYER verifies the state of item is as described and gives the "go-ahaed" for funds to be released.
6-) Funds are then transferred to the SELLERS account.
Obviously getting paid will take a little longer here but at least you'll have the insurance that you won't pay until you get your item.
There will have to be some strict rules on what grounds an item may be considered incorrect or faulty. These details will have to be worked out in the future. "
Mustang Owners by Region (Credit to Mustang lulu) - I plan on having at least some sense of social media on this website which will include basic functions such as messaging, profile pages etc. I don't expect people to use it like Facebook but simply to know (for example) my car, where I'm from (city) etc. Very basic information. The idea here is to focus on Mustang-owners who don't live in cities where cruises and such typically exist.
Contests (Credit to DerekJohnScott) - I plan on partnering up with Mustang parts dealers to offer the members/users of the website to offer prizes/discounts. This will most likely depend on the traffic and usage of the website as these companies will likely view these contests as a way of increasing their exposure. So in a way, YOU GUYS DETERMINE HOW/WHEN YOU GET PRIZES! FREE CAI'S OR TUNERS ANYONE?
Installation Videos/PDFs (Credit to Spiney!) - The website will have a seperate section for installing specific parts or simply videos/PDFs on how to take off your bumper, fenders etc. I already have some documents on hand that I will upload pre-launch to ensure you guys understand what I mean here.
As it should be obvious by now, I'm trying to really create a well-rounded self-sustaining community.
Again, thank you very much for the support guys, you're all very inspiring and motivating.
As always, I welcome any more ideas/constructive feedback on what else to add as a feature!