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Old November 9th 04, 02:04 AM
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I know that the discussion of 2005 Mustangs is getting very worn out & FAST,
but I have a question for you guys... how long do you think they'll keep
this body style? 94-98, 99-04, 05-??.

-Mike

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Old November 9th 04, 03:15 AM
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Dont look now, but I have a feeling that the yearly facelift, as started in
57 (Chevy in 56) is on the way back.

It wont be ALL the sheet metal, but the clue is that the rather plain, if
classic, design of the 05 lends itself to doing this.

Major changes could then be put off for 7 or 8 years.

opined in . com:

> I know that the discussion of 2005 Mustangs is getting very worn out &
> FAST, but I have a question for you guys... how long do you think
> they'll keep this body style? 94-98, 99-04, 05-??.


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Old November 9th 04, 05:19 AM
Ken Zwyers
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The salesman that I talked to this past weekend mentioned that Ford is going
to hold the production of Mustangs down for 2-3 years in order to keep
interest up longer. This might end up delaying the next facelift.

"Backyard Mechanic" > wrote in message
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> Dont look now, but I have a feeling that the yearly facelift, as started

in
> 57 (Chevy in 56) is on the way back.
>
> It wont be ALL the sheet metal, but the clue is that the rather plain, if
> classic, design of the 05 lends itself to doing this.
>
> Major changes could then be put off for 7 or 8 years.
>
> opined in . com:
>
> > I know that the discussion of 2005 Mustangs is getting very worn out &
> > FAST, but I have a question for you guys... how long do you think
> > they'll keep this body style? 94-98, 99-04, 05-??.

>



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Old November 9th 04, 08:07 PM
Dan
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> wrote in message
. com...
>I know that the discussion of 2005 Mustangs is getting very worn out &
>FAST,
> but I have a question for you guys... how long do you think they'll keep
> this body style? 94-98, 99-04, 05-??.
>


Define body style. There were several modifactions to the body between '94
and '98: wheels, scoops, valences, hoods, wings. The lines on the panels
changed in '99 making is seem more dramatic. Similarly between '79 and '93
there were lots of style changes. Maybe we call these "tweaks"?

So, next year we will probably see some tweaks around the hood, trunk deck,
scoops, etc. I'll wager in a couple years the grill and rear styling might
get altered a tad, they seem ripe for that. When will they significantly
alter the panel lines? Maybe 4 or five years out, maybe ten years out. That
will depend on sales, demographcs, and marketing.

If I had to guess, I'd say the change in '99 was driven by a market dip
combined with knowledge that the new platform design was underway but a few
years off. Somebody decided interest needed to be stirred up with a change
to the base style in order to stimulate the model line for the last few
years of its life. 1998 was a good year but the prrior two years were a
downward trend. The same thing happened in '93. But the second year after
each major change (1995, 2000) were very good sales years (relatively).
Heck, 2000 was the best year for the Mustang since 1989.

If this is true, then any major change in the '05 is probably really
dependent on the sales. Ask this question again in two years after some
sales data has been generated . I'd predict that if the sales remain high
with the current body we'd see a bunch of tweaks and no major alterations.

Dan
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Old November 15th 04, 03:18 AM
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As long as they want as the car is new from the frame up. This is not a
warmed over fox body from 79... The quarter glass is great for taking
care of the blind spot and the trunk is enormous. But, there is little
back seat room for your feet. That is, unless you move the front seats
up a bit. But, that is the nice thing about the Mustang. You can have
people in back when you need to unlike my vette or 350Z. Both are nice
but not having a back seat sucks. I guess I am getting old...

wrote:

> I know that the discussion of 2005 Mustangs is getting very worn out & FAST,
> but I have a question for you guys... how long do you think they'll keep
> this body style? 94-98, 99-04, 05-??.
>
> -Mike
>
> --
> A happy kid behind the wheel of a 98 Mustang GT
> Cold air intake
> FRPP 3.73 gears
> Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter
> Full Boar turbo mufflers
> Hi-speed fan switch
> 255/60R-15 rear tires
> Subframe connectors
>
>
>
>
>


 




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