I can’t say I blame you though. I truly think that Ford has finally back to what the 'stangs used to be.
60s -70s: HELL YEAH!!
80s: there were no real mustangs here
90s: they tried...
2000s: Whoa! The first Ford pony-car-induced boners in like 30 years!
And the newest round... well... it's just good to see they have turned the name back into something Carroll can be proud to have been associated with in its early years.
If I buy another American sports car here in the next few years, it would likely be one of the newest generations of 'stangs.
- I do like the looks of many of the modern Mopar and Chevy offerings.
- Been burnt too many times by terrible Mopar drivetrains
- I’ve always been a Camaro fan. I think they are where Ford was back in 2000-2010. They have a pretty good looking vehicle, but they didn’t really want to take the plunge (on looks or performance). I am really looking forward to seeing where Chevy takes their pony car.
- Used cars versus new cars -
I've been both routes and lived both sides.
Wondering when the cheap piece of crap is going to strand me again, getting my hands dirty making repairs, etc...
Cringing at every ding, seeing the pristine turn to mundane, depreciation depression, etc...
It's really just about which set of worries you would rather deal with. (shrugs)
Using Honda values does not fully carry over in a discussion regarding Hyundais or Saturns. But that may be a valid point in comparison to the Ford Mustang that Koobie wants.
Hyundai is trying hard to correct the disposable car image that their brand and Kia are known as.
GM vehicle values have taken a major hit from the parent company instabilities and woes.
Ford on the other hand has really made a rep for quality. Be it the reality, or the aggressive marketing campaign, people BELIEVE they are better vehicles. Honda has also established the same reputation. As such, people are willing to pay more for these vehicles on the used market.
My personal example…
We bought my '08 Sky, new from the dealer for ~8-9k more than we paid for our '07 Tundra (used). The Tundra now blue books (private party selling) at about 25K vs the Sky at 18K. Granted, the Tundra started with a 4-5k higher list price, but it still shows the kind of loss you take on new cars and brands that have a poor public image.