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Old 03-30-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

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The 2009 Mustang is in for a radical change and New Tech Spyís got the scoop. The recent unveilings of the Camaro and Challenger concepts at the Detroit Auto Show has Ford scrambling to come up with a viable defense against the competition. GM is completely sold on the idea of retractable power hardtops, with the introduction of the Pontiac G6, and the success of the Cadillac XLR. GM knows that a power folding hardtop is the killer feature that would vault the Camaro ahead of the Mustang. Ford is taking no chances in their redesigned Mustang, and will include a retractable hardtop.

Many executives at Ford wish they could have a do-over on the 2002 Thunderbird. The one piece removable top was a disaster and killed the Thunderbird right from the start. GM has raised the bar in sport coupes with the low end Pontiac G6 and Ford does not want to be in a Model T trap, where the rest of the auto world changes and Ford holds onto the past. Fordís first test for the retractable hardtop will be the European Focus CC, shown at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show. If all goes well, look for the all new Mustang convertible in January of 2009.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

ford is to cheap thats why the T bird didnt get it... maybe the mustang will but the price will go up more and its already to freaking high its sad.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

that pic is an improvement from the other concept pics of the 09 at least..
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

As long as no one falls in love with any of the pics or actual concept cars that come out. Anything you hear/see is subjectible to the bean counters and anything that is real good will most likely get cut so they can look better for "increasing profits" instead of offering what customers really want.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

Thats why my car didnt come with a vert boot worth a crap, it blows.
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Thats why my car didnt come with a vert boot worth a crap, it blows.
I know what you mean...anything over 30 mph and it will come off...I have proven that one. Not to mention that it doesn't fit for **** at all...looks too big for the space it has to cover.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

yea... R&D really is a let down at ford they just throw stuff together and go
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

Ford canned the idea in 65 or 66. Why would they do it now?
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

because it's 40 years later and it's probably much more mechanically feasible?
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

But...it is what customers want and might cost a couple more dollars...so...fuggitaboutit....
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because it's 40 years later and it's probably much more mechanically feasible?
They cut it because they're would be no trunk space.
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They cut it because they're would be no trunk space.
Like there is trunk space now?
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

Oppossed to no trunk, yes.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

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Oppossed to no trunk, yes.
Its not like the trunk cant be redesigned. It has needed to be redesigned since 1994
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

They could do it and still have trunk space.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

Who uses their trunk for anything other than a big sub box anyhow?
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

I dont remember the last time I actually used my trunk
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

i keep my boom boom in my trunk but other than that.....

honestly i would buy one if they were to come into production but.....i kinda doubt it will happen
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

Screw convertibles and retractable tops, they need T-tops!
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

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Screw convertibles and retractable tops, they need T-tops!
Yes! Bring back the T-Tops
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

haha, you design a mustang that looks good with t-tops that keeps with the current body styling
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

It wont be that hard. I think the 05 as it is now would look awesome with t-tops :dunno:
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

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I dont remember the last time I actually used my trunk
Yes! Use the backseat!

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Screw convertibles and retractable tops, they need T-tops!
Forget T-Tops. Targa tops.
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Re: Retractable hard top for the 2009 Mustang?

It would be too expensive to have a retractable top. I say for Ford to keep the ragtop going.
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