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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
So. . . No one is interested in the sale of the first 2007 Shelby 500?

Ok, make that $17,000 top bid. My bad.

John
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"John Shepardson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> So. . . No one is interested in the sale of the first 2007 Shelby 500?
>
> Ok, make that $17,000 top bid. My bad.
>
> John

THE CAR WILL GO OUT WAY OVER PRICED

My guess is mid $150k's
So much hype and promise and the reality will be dismal. I mean the had an
'03 test bed mule gt coupe with a V-10 and my bet is that the Shelby comes
out as a sticker package!!!There's already talk of delay on the introduction
of the 5.4 SC motor so as to gauge demand. There is already a huge pile of
aftermarket mods for these cars that are street proven. Ford could have its
pick of brake/steering/suspension mods as well as wheel tire combo's that
could make this car truly handle.
Look at what's being done with turbo and SC kits. We are hearing numbers in
the low to mid 500HP without building up the motor. A few guys at the track
are pumping out HP numbers even higher. Ford has the chance to deliver a
true super car for a price in the mid $50k's. Limit the availability, heck
through in a driver course (ala hennesy) promote the shit out of it and
drive sales of the rest of nameplate.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
In article <[email protected]>, walt peifer wrote:

> the low to mid 500HP without building up the motor. A few guys at the track
> are pumping out HP numbers even higher. Ford has the chance to deliver a
> true super car for a price in the mid $50k's. Limit the availability, heck
> through in a driver course (ala hennesy) promote the shit out of it and
> drive sales of the rest of nameplate.


That's the crap ford has been doing marketing wise. Keep cars like the
GT500 low in number as some sort of instant collectable. They do it
again my next car will probably come from a factory in Germany. I am not
going to put up with the compromises (interior, chasis, fit and finish,
etc that is unchanged from the base V6) of a mass produced 20K car when
I am paying 50K+.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In article <[email protected]>, walt peifer
> wrote:
>
>> the low to mid 500HP without building up the motor. A few guys at the
>> track
>> are pumping out HP numbers even higher. Ford has the chance to deliver a
>> true super car for a price in the mid $50k's. Limit the availability,
>> heck
>> through in a driver course (ala hennesy) promote the shit out of it and
>> drive sales of the rest of nameplate.

>
> That's the crap ford has been doing marketing wise. Keep cars like the
> GT500 low in number as some sort of instant collectable. They do it
> again my next car will probably come from a factory in Germany. I am not
> going to put up with the compromises (interior, chasis, fit and finish,
> etc that is unchanged from the base V6) of a mass produced 20K car when
> I am paying 50K+.
>


Yep, Ford keeps this stupid shit up, and I am not able to get a 2007 GT500,
I may well have to go over to the dark side and get a Corvette for less
money.

If Ford thinks my desire for their evidently unattainable GT500 is going to
lead to me buying a lesser Mustang they are sadly mistaken. Their fucked up
marketing strategy will simply result in the defection of a LIFE LONG Ford
only customer.

It sure would be nice if Ford would pull their head out their ass...
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
In article <[email protected]>, 351CJ wrote:

> If Ford thinks my desire for their evidently unattainable GT500 is going to
> lead to me buying a lesser Mustang they are sadly mistaken. Their fucked up
> marketing strategy will simply result in the defection of a LIFE LONG Ford
> only customer.


While my '97 GT has been a good car, I have rutinely thought that I
should have gotten a cobra. I won't "settle" for a GT this time. It's the
top mustang with the savings in cost that come from it being a mustang. I
am willing to live the compromises if the money stays in my pocket.

Paying some dealer's premium destroys the prive value of the GT500 and
puts it in the league of the vette, porsches, BMWs, an other RWD MT cars.
Unfortantly, I don't think I'll fit the vette, but I'll certainly see if
I do.

> It sure would be nice if Ford would pull their head out their ass...


It would be. It's almost like they don't want to sell cars.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
Get your like minded friends to do the same.

KJK

"351CJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
:
: "Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:[email protected]
: > In article <[email protected]>, walt peifer
: > wrote:
: >
: >> the low to mid 500HP without building up the motor. A few guys at the
: >> track
: >> are pumping out HP numbers even higher. Ford has the chance to deliver
a
: >> true super car for a price in the mid $50k's. Limit the availability,
: >> heck
: >> through in a driver course (ala hennesy) promote the shit out of it and
: >> drive sales of the rest of nameplate.
: >
: > That's the crap ford has been doing marketing wise. Keep cars like the
: > GT500 low in number as some sort of instant collectable. They do it
: > again my next car will probably come from a factory in Germany. I am
not
: > going to put up with the compromises (interior, chasis, fit and finish,
: > etc that is unchanged from the base V6) of a mass produced 20K car when
: > I am paying 50K+.
: >
:
: Yep, Ford keeps this stupid shit up, and I am not able to get a 2007
GT500,
: I may well have to go over to the dark side and get a Corvette for less
: money.
:
: If Ford thinks my desire for their evidently unattainable GT500 is going
to
: lead to me buying a lesser Mustang they are sadly mistaken. Their fucked
up
: marketing strategy will simply result in the defection of a LIFE LONG Ford
: only customer.
:
: It sure would be nice if Ford would pull their head out their ass...
:
:
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
> Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
> Get your like minded friends to do the same.


Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going to
b 50+K rutine...

I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing folks.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
"Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
>> Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
>> Get your like minded friends to do the same.

>
> Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going to
> b 50+K rutine...
>
> I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
> folks.
>
>


If anyone has some suggestions where we can make our statements to someone
at Ford Motor Company, not their dealer network, Please do point us in the
right direction...
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
"walt peifer" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Look at what's being done with turbo and SC kits. We are hearing numbers in
> the low to mid 500HP without building up the motor.


Funny, I had an 02 with a KB supercharger putting out 350 hp.

Problem is, the engine blew. So I traded it in to buy an 05 vette.

I love my new vette, and I would have loved the mustang a lot more if
the engine wasn't built by accountants.

I am really enjoying seeing the Barrett Jackson auction on SPEED this
week. It's tedious at times, but a lot of fun, and I really look
forward to seeing the first 07 Shelby 500 sold.

SOLD SOLD SOLD!

John
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
"Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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: In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
: > Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
: > Get your like minded friends to do the same.
:
: Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going to
: b 50+K rutine...
:

: I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
folks.
:
:

Well, you KNOW that was a waste of breath.
It only costs 38 cents for a stamp you know.

KJK
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
"KJ.Kate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:KuuAf.4774$C%[email protected]
>
> "Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> : In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
> : > Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
> : > Get your like minded friends to do the same.
> :
> : Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going to
> : b 50+K rutine...
> :
>
> : I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
> folks.
> :
> :
>
> Well, you KNOW that was a waste of breath.
> It only costs 38 cents for a stamp you know.
>
> KJK
>
>


Kate,
Are you privy to a name and an address or other contact information to
someone somewhere at Ford Motor Company who could actually make a difference
if they had their ear bent by enough customers??? If you do have such
information, please post that information here. many of us would love to
share our thoughts with someone at Ford who might give a shit and may be
able to do something about it. Because as far as I know that person does
not exist...
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
In article <KuuAf.4774$C%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
>
> "Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>: In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
>: > Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
>: > Get your like minded friends to do the same.
>:
>: Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going to
>: b 50+K rutine...
>:
>
>: I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
> folks.
>:
>:
>
> Well, you KNOW that was a waste of breath.
> It only costs 38 cents for a stamp you know.


39 cents. and like I said, I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the
ford marketing folks.

To get proper attention at a large corporation means knowing the full name,
facility address, room number and whatever internal code to get the letter to
the right place. If you have that information, please post it and I will send
that letter.

Anything less specific could end up any old place and eventually the trash.
Sending it to the president of the corporation means it will be read by a
secretary and end up in the trash.

I've worked for a large US corporation, just to get my important mail I would
have to track it down internally as it rarely found it's way to me in any timely
manner on it's own.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
"351CJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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: "KJ.Kate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: news:KuuAf.4774$C%[email protected]
: >
: > "Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
: > news:[email protected]
: > : In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate wrote:
: > : > Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
: > : > Get your like minded friends to do the same.
: > :
: > : Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going
to
: > : b 50+K rutine...
: > :
: >
: > : I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
: > folks.
: > :
: > :
: >
: > Well, you KNOW that was a waste of breath.
: > It only costs 38 cents for a stamp you know.
: >
: > KJK
: >
: >
:
: Kate,
: Are you privy to a name and an address or other contact information to
: someone somewhere at Ford Motor Company who could actually make a
difference
: if they had their ear bent by enough customers??? If you do have such
: information, please post that information here. many of us would love to
: share our thoughts with someone at Ford who might give a shit and may be
: able to do something about it. Because as far as I know that person does
: not exist...
:

Not personally, no BUT I may know who to ask
On Monday, I will make some phone calls and see what I can come up with.

And Jim Warman may know, or know who to ask.

KJK
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
"KJ.Kate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "351CJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> :
> : "KJ.Kate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : news:KuuAf.4774$C%[email protected]
> : >
> : > "Brent P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> : > news:[email protected]
> : > : In article <Y%[email protected]>, KJ.Kate
> wrote:
> : > : > Maybe you guys should start telling them this NOW
> : > : > Get your like minded friends to do the same.
> : > :
> : > : Told it to the sales droid at sessler when he gave me the it's going
> to
> : > : b 50+K rutine...
> : > :
> : >
> : > : I don't think there is any meaningful way to tell the ford marketing
> : > folks.
> : > :
> : > :
> : >
> : > Well, you KNOW that was a waste of breath.
> : > It only costs 38 cents for a stamp you know.
> : >
> : > KJK
> : >
> : >
> :
> : Kate,
> : Are you privy to a name and an address or other contact information to
> : someone somewhere at Ford Motor Company who could actually make a
> difference
> : if they had their ear bent by enough customers??? If you do have such
> : information, please post that information here. many of us would love
> to
> : share our thoughts with someone at Ford who might give a shit and may be
> : able to do something about it. Because as far as I know that person
> does
> : not exist...
> :
>
> Not personally, no BUT I may know who to ask
> On Monday, I will make some phone calls and see what I can come up with.
>
> And Jim Warman may know, or know who to ask.
>
> KJK
>
>


Thank You Kate.
 
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