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    Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    for the month of March. Maybe Europeans are starting a love affair with American cars.Smiley

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/germans-are-buying-2016-ford-mustangs-crazy?utm_source=DailyDrive20160412&utm_medium=en...


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    Re: Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    nberry:

    for the month of March. Maybe Europeans are starting a love affair with American cars.Smiley

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/germans-are-buying-2016-ford-mustangs-crazy?utm_source=DailyDrive20160412&utm_medium=en...

    But... but.... it's AMERICAN!?!?!? Smiley


    Re: Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    JoeRockhead:
    nberry:

    for the month of March. Maybe Europeans are starting a love affair with American cars.Smiley

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/germans-are-buying-2016-ford-mustangs-crazy?utm_source=DailyDrive20160412&utm_medium=en...

    But... but.... it's AMERICAN!?!?!? Smiley

    I blame RC and his Shelby..... Smiley 


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    Re: Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    I feel like Europeans actually love American muscle cars. They are more rare, and honestly, they're damn good cars these days. Technology and performance are dirt cheap these days and returns are ever diminishing as you approached the plateau of what you can legally do on a normal road. Not everyone in Europe has $100K to buy a mediocre Porsche. $100K buys you a hell of a lot of American muscle. In fact, it probably buys you two!


    Re: Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    I went to check out the Mustang 5l yesterday . You get a lot of car for the price of an Audi S3 !!!! 

    The interior is at level with a Ford Focus , but on the other hand you get 420 hp and a V8 . I did not test drive the car, but I might . 

    In Switzerland we will not get the 350 , as the importer is  limited to our Co2 law that put heavy taxes on cars once you go over a certain number of emissions on your entire fleet . That leaves 200 Mustang 5l per year into Switzerland .

    I must say, I like it as it is different then all our conventional cars and today the US muscle cars are drivable , not like 10, 20 years back where they were way to bad to take any serious mountain roads .  My only ' worry ' would be behavior on snow covered roads .


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    Re: Mustang outsold Porsche's in Germany

    4trac:
    JoeRockhead:
    nberry:

    for the month of March. Maybe Europeans are starting a love affair with American cars.Smiley

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/germans-are-buying-2016-ford-mustangs-crazy?utm_source=DailyDrive20160412&utm_medium=en...

    But... but.... it's AMERICAN!?!?!? Smiley

    I blame RC and his Shelby..... Smiley 

    Smiley Smiley

    On a more serious note, the Shelby GT500 is becoming a rare breed in Germany, especially the 2013/2014 cars with the track pack (additional oil cooler, gearbox cooler, rear axle cooler and Torsen differential), like mine, are in high demand amongst enthusiasts. Unfortunately many of these enthusiasts don't have neither the money nor the driving skills for these cars, so it is difficult to sell a Shelby to the "right" person, for both, financial and skills, reasons (not that I care who would drive my car in the end if I sold it to him...).

    If Ford decides not to build another GT500 anymore, and it looks that way, this car could become a "classic" in a couple of years. Even the older versions of the GT500 are still selling around 30-40k EUR, which is quite a lot for such cars.

    I don't know if Ford really sold that many new Mustangs or if they actually registered Mustangs on their dealerships (this is the first time Ford officially offers the Mustang, 4-cyl. and 8-cyl. versions, in Germany and Europe). I have maybe seen one new Mustang on the road lately...

    I love my Shelby but the fact that I need to drive 200 km for a proper service/maintenance kind of sucks. There would be  well known (in Germany) Geigercars in Munich but I heard only bad things about their service and my Mustang guy (the best in Germany!) is 200 km away from me, so... Smiley This is actually the only reason why I sometimes consider selling the car. For every little annoyance I have to contact my Mustang guy and he isn't too keen to reply to emails or phone calls I'm afraid. A very nice guy when you're face to face with him and very capable but not strong on communication and extremely busy (many Swiss and US military customers).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)

     


     
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