Re: Spy Photo of Next Shelby GT500
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:21:23 GMT, Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
something wonderfully witty:
>NoOption5L@aol.com wrote in news:1111629907.812897.18970
>> Brent P wrote:
>>> Ford offers a small amount of cars so equipped at a list price of
>>> $40K knowing full well that's not the reality. 7500 units... over
>>> many ford dealers?
>> Sorry, Brent. Not this time. Ford says they'll sell as many GT500s
>> there are buyers.
>> '93 Cobra
>I sure hope so. It's about time that Ford put out a supercar for the
>masses (even at > $40k). Awesome machine.
Let me guess that you really didn't mean "Supercar" as the term is
normally used. Perhaps you meant super car as is "Damn dude you have
a super car". I still think that it will be a major marketing mistake
to creep into the Corvette's price range unless it can compete feature
with feature against it.
The Mustang enjoys a very narrow market segment with almost no
competition for sales. Very few Mustang shoppers are considering
other alternatives to their purchase, especially when it comes to the
GT. Expanding the price into another vehicles market space just might
bring the consideration of other options into play for the undecided
Back in every early `99 I had received a payout from my old employer
and was starting a new job that was 1.5 hour drive away each day. I
wanted a really nice daily driver for the long commute as my current
car a VW GTi was coming of lease and I had decided to not keep it.
One car under consideration was a triple white Cobra drop-top. While
it was a lo verily car and I ended up purchasing a very low milage
used Corvette coupe for a very a pretty significant price differential
in favor of the Corvette. Now perhaps not everyone looks at all
options and gives consideration to all alternatives as I do, but with
the constant increases in car prices and now the cost of gasoline,
that damn Vette got ~25mpg on the highway, Ford needs to be careful to
keep within it's demographic, market space, and price space as well.
Encroachment may just end up making the vehicle untenable having
customers consider alternatives that might exist at that pricing
Now when the kids got their driver licenses the Vette became untenable
from an insurance perspective and I dropped back punted and ended up
buying an `01 V6 premium drop-top which is also a really fun car that
does rake me over the coals on insurance. Matter of fact it has now
become my 17yo's daily driver as I recently moved into an `05 F-150
SXT. I needed a truck and the kid needed a car, what can ya do?
>Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
>Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC
"Maybe worshiping the cross and the painful death rather
than the well lived life really has distorted our sense
of who we are and what life is about." -- Author unkown