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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

Ford confirms Mustang for Oz

As some of you may or may not know, Ford has announced it will sell the next-gen Mustang in Australia, right hand drive "with a starting price potentially below $50,000 if we get the four-cylinder turbo-petrol version". With the announcement that Ford Australia will shut-down manufacturing of the Falcon in 2016, the Mustang will fill the void as part of it's all new 'global platform'.

I'd like to get the opinion of some fellow Aussies on what they think of this. It's sad to see the Falcon go, however I'm quite excited about this. It'd be interesting to see Holdens response - if any, to this news. There was a rumour going round of a new Monaro, however I doubt Holden has the funds to develop a coupe from scratch right now.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

I don't think a sports car will fill the void of a family sedan / taxi, however I think the Ford Fusion will do the trick.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

I'm hearing that Ford will offer the Mustang with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 on top of the 2.3L EcoBoost. Is that true?

(Talking about UK)

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:07 PM Edited by the young hooligan, 29 August 2013 - 01:10 PM.

Yes, Ford will sell the Fusion here to cater for families, however I was more referring to Fords FPV (Ford Performance Vehicle) department, should've said that instead. With the Falcon gone, that means all performance versions go with it. I heard FPV have been involved in the development of the suspension so hopefully it doesn't handle like a bag of bricks.


EDIT: @Garfield 2 Yeah I heard that too, however I also heard the UK won't be getting a V8 model, which if true would be incredibly stupid.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

It's coming also to Europe due to the globalization program of the brand. To be honest, I don't have the hopes to high on the car after looking at the spy shots of the 2015 Mustang...

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

I some saw spy shots too, it looks a lot like the Evos concept unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. I thought it looked quite good, however I'm not sure the looks suit what the Mustang is all about.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (the young hooligan @ Thursday, Aug 29 2013, 13:07)
EDIT: @Garfield 2 Yeah I heard that too, however I also heard the UK won't be getting a V8 model, which if true would be incredibly stupid.

Getting the V6 is better than nothing, since the UK model was supposed to only get the 2.3L I4 EcoBoost! That would've been even more stupid.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:45 AM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Thursday, Aug 29 2013, 14:53)
QUOTE (the young hooligan @ Thursday, Aug 29 2013, 13:07)
EDIT: @Garfield 2 Yeah I heard that too, however I also heard the UK won't be getting a V8 model, which if true would be incredibly stupid.

Getting the V6 is better than nothing, since the UK model was supposed to only get the 2.3L I4 EcoBoost! That would've been even more stupid.

Yeah. Still, if Ford want to maximise sales then not selling the V8 model in the UK is a dumb decision. Many people buy a Mustang purely because of the V8.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

I'm pretty sure a V6 Diesel Mustang would be a top seller, here in Ireland.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 05:21)
Diesel Mustang

Why would anyone put a diesel in a Mustang?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:51 AM

Even though I'm a Holden man it's disappointing the Falcon has been killed off.

Mustangs are awesome if they're from the 1960s IMO.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Diesel Mustang? Sounds like an oxymoron.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (The General @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 10:49)
QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 05:21)
Diesel Mustang

Why would anyone put a diesel in a Mustang?

For economy, torque and cheap tax, laddd

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 15:20)
QUOTE (The General @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 10:49)
QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 05:21)
Diesel Mustang

Why would anyone put a diesel in a Mustang?

For economy, torque and cheap tax, laddd

If you are looking for those qualities, you shouldn't be looking for a Mustang. Never mind the fact that I don't believe that a Mustang should have a f*cking 4 cylinder, turbo charged or not.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:10 AM

QUOTE (The General @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 21:02)
QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 15:20)
QUOTE (The General @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 10:49)
QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 05:21)
Diesel Mustang

Why would anyone put a diesel in a Mustang?

For economy, torque and cheap tax, laddd

If you are looking for those qualities, you shouldn't be looking for a Mustang. Never mind the fact that I don't believe that a Mustang should have a f*cking 4 cylinder, turbo charged or not.

I think I speak for the vast majority when I say that a proper Mustang really has to be a V8.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:38 AM

If they don't bring a V8 Mustang to Australia, then they shouldn't come at all.

How can the Fusion be a replacement for the Falcon when it's more like the Mondeo size.
The full sized Taurus would replace the Falcon better.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:07 AM

Although I am not an Aussie, I don't think that I would be too excited about the Mustang going to AU, considering you guys will be starting with the next generation, which looks exactly like every other Ford, save for the body style. All new Fords look far too alike, and they made the new Mustang look much different (not in a good way).

I think this is ugly.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:11 AM

Is that official or based off of what someone believes it's going to look like. Cause that does look like sh*t. Looks too stubby, and reminds me of an eclipse and Mustang had a baby.


This on the other hand...
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looks good.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:50 AM

I don't believe the 2015 has been leaked or shown yet, but the picture I posted seems to be the most likely final product. Typing 2015 Mustang into Google yields about 90% of images that look similar to this: (bear in mind the only thing that shows up are artist representations)

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In all honesty, that does seem realistic, as it shares some resemblance with the late 90s Ford Probe, which was going to replace the Mustang, and had a similar body style and frame. Do I like it? No. Do I think this is what it will look like? Yes.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

So they are going to stop making Falcons and in place they are bringing in the Mustang? Whats wrong with the Falcon? I thought it was a brilliant car. As for Holden, yeah, the dream for a new Monaro is exactly that. I don't keep up, so allow me, but last i heard they were in dept, massive debt.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

Whats wrong with the Falcon? I thought it was a brilliant car.

It is, but Australian's have this retarded mindset that it's a bogan car and all they buy is povo spec BMW's and act rich.

 

Also Ford has sh*t marketing. 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:30 PM Edited by RoadRunner71, 06 September 2013 - 03:31 PM.

I don't believe the 2015 has been leaked or shown yet, but the picture I posted seems to be the most likely final product. Typing 2015 Mustang into Google yields about 90% of images that look similar to this: (bear in mind the only thing that shows up are artist representations)

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In all honesty, that does seem realistic, as it shares some resemblance with the late 90s Ford Probe, which was going to replace the Mustang, and had a similar body style and frame. Do I like it? No. Do I think this is what it will look like? Yes.

 

I'd be pissed off if that's the final design or the direction that the Ford designers want to take. That front looks like the one of the Fusion/Mondeo or even the Taurus (headlights) and the rear is more of a sport car than a muscle car (it kinda reminds me the rear of an Aston Martin, which if I'm not mistaken, belongs to Ford), which is what the Mustang represents.

 

Below, a recent spy photo of the 2015 Mustang.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:06 AM Edited by fatal1ty619, 08 September 2013 - 04:07 AM.

...the rear is more of a sport car than a muscle car (it kinda reminds me the rear of an Aston Martin, which if I'm not mistaken, belongs to Ford), which is what the Mustang represents.
 
Below, a recent spy photo of the 2015 Mustang.
 
2015-ford-mustang-spy-photo-photo-532209


Yes, Ford Motor Company partially owns Aston Martin (they used to own it fully), and it seems like they used that ownership in order to change the design of the Ford lineup. Most of the new Fords look based off of Aston Martin, at least regarding the grille, headlights, and front end. The Mustang is pretty much the only one that currently has its own style, and it appears to be disappearing quickly.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

The evo looking mustang spyshots are bullshiat..It's too much of a change.





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