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2018 Mustang
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:08:26 PM »
When do you think I'd need to order to be sure of getting a 2018 mustang? I see it's coming out with a ten speed auto.
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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 09:28:25 PM »
They started building the 2017 model in June this year so I suspect June next year. If they increase production you may order too early but have a chat to your nearest dealer. The other thing is that they may drop off a couple of colours and introduce a couple of new ones as they did this year.

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 07:08:20 AM »
I will be talking to the dealer this weekend about 2018 orders as wanted to get a 2017 until i saw the details on 2018 model. Will update if I find anything out

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 12:34:13 PM »
Ok just an update if your looking at 2018 mustang dealers are taking orders. Just put a small deposit down now for my 2018 stang

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 01:56:38 AM »
Hi all.
New to this forum. Wanted to share some disappointing information.

I have a deposit since Nov 2017 on a 2018 GT Mustang 10 speed auto.
Last week I got a call from another dealer advising me of prices and options.
Today I rang my dealer and asked him for more info. At first he said all he had was prices on options but did not know what the RRP would be.
However after some prompting and several calls to and fro the following info was passed on to me.

My vehicle ordered already in Royal Crimson and would be the basic vehicle, that is to say no options. It would arrive in August 2018.

I was surprised as it was my understanding that the Dealer would call me when pricing and options were available and we would set a firm order. Dealer stated that the 10-15 deposits that had been placed had resulted in vehicles being ordered already and they could not be optioned up and would arrive as base models. ie; LCD Digital Dash, All safety tech, New exhaust, etc BUT would not be able to be optioned up as they were already on the production line......( Hmm, arriving in August ).

Ok, so I asked what if I dont take my allocation and order a Royal Crimson with Spoiler and Magnaride now. He went away, called me back later and said that stock controller had advised him that, the order would result in a 2019 arrival and as such it would be delayed and would actually be an MY 19 build vehicle, maybe second quarter 2019. Problem with that he said is the Royal Crimson is being deleted for 2019.

Ok, so what if I order now a Orange Fury with Spoiler and Magnaride?
Again he stated it would be a 2019 delivery and would be an MY19 build.

I thought about this for an hour or so. Couldn't really believe what I was hearing.

I cant get a MY18 which I have a deposit on as the Dealer didn't call me to say they were ordering vehicles. Dealers have ordered base vehicles. So those of us who have deposits on vehicles can not option up on said vehicles.

We can place new orders but that puts us where we would be if we hadn"t placed money down previously.

Ive watched 100"s of videos, read dozens of articles and been ahead of the game with 3 different dealers running a long distant second to me as far as being up to speed on specs on these Mustangs. Yet here I am.

Royal Crimson GT 10 speed Auto I can take in August but I seriously wanted to have it with Magnaride and factory Spoiler. The fact that Royal Crimson wont be available in 2019, would have added value to the vehicle, in this configuration.

Anyway, I'm very disappointed in what Ford are doing. I was prepared to bite the bullet with pricing out a nice spec'd vehicle only to find I cant get it at all......So much for the options being available, when the Dealer says they are not.

Key point here is if my Dealer is correct is that anyone wanting to order a vehicle tomorrow or next week will be told that they will not get their optioned up vehicle until 2019 sometime and that in fact it wont be an MY18 it will be an MY19. Oh yeah and don't bother ordering triple yellow, royal crimson and the blue because they are being discontinued.

I'd be keen to hear from anyone else, who has had similar info or knows a work around to this problem.

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 10:45:16 AM »
Hi all.
New to this forum. Wanted to share some disappointing information.

That does suck, not sure there will be a solution (choose between your preferred colour and soon or the magnaride and later - spoiler is an easy fit after delivery)

I did see the magnaride mentioned in another forum, theme there was that it you intend to play with your car setup (lower, coil overs etc) then little point getting that option

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 01:47:20 AM »
Well today, the Dealer had different info, although he still claimed Royal Crimson will be deleted for
2019. ( Another dealer claimed it would still be available 2019 )

Anyway, have re-ordered with Magnaride and Factory Spoiler in Royal Crimson and now told that "We will just have to wait and see what Ford do with the order." and delivery will now be October.

My Dealer is adamant that the colour will be discontinued 2019. And if my build is not started before the end of the 2018 build run, then it becomes a 2019 build and as such would not be built as Royal Crimson, nor would it arrive in 2018 as they claim its a six month turn around.

I re-sign the deposit slip tomorrow. Roll on October.

Link attached is Royal Crimson with Factory Spoiler belonging to a fella in the US.

https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94013


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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 09:49:55 AM »
From my info the dealer is basically right but he could have explained it better. Ford contacted dealers late 2017 and told them to get confirmed orders with options (not to be altered after that.) At that point I ordered a Ruby Red with Magneride and Recaro seats. After a little while I saw  better photo of the forged wheels and tried to add them to the order.
The dealer was good but basically the order was in place and would be built - any change meant that my new order would go to the back of the line. Once pricing came out I had the option of taking my car , cancelling the order or putting in a new order. My original order was always going to be built - if I didn't want it they would put it into stock to be sold.
At this point I am negotiating on price and if a car with forged wheels comes into stock I may be able to swap out my wheels.
The 2018 is the shortest run of a Mustang year ever but at this stage 2019 looks like being very few changes , possibly only deletion of colours. The Bullit Mustang will be a 2019.
I have been told that they are bringing in limited numbers of 2018's to try and arrest the discounting which seems to be mainly  in Victoria.



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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 02:44:06 PM »
I have been told that they are bringing in limited numbers of 2018's to try and arrest the discounting which seems to be mainly  in Victoria.

Fighting a loosing battle there I think....



Mustangs are more common now. I used to be the only guy on my street with one, now there are three.....

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
I just think its amazing that they can get customers to commit so early and the wait so long for one.

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 06:50:07 PM »
FoMoCoís not getting customers to commit so early and then make them wait that long.  Itís the customerís choice whether to buy now and wait or buy when the car is out in the marketplace.

I get the first on the block bragging rights and the emotive branding of the product that makes it an icon worth making an extra effort for.  Much like Harleyís, Coke and well, Mustangs, these are more than just inanimate things, people are investing in an emotional experience in which these brands have been carefully nurtured over time.

Personally, I can wait until the final specs are certain at launch.  All car companies are somewhat cavalier when it comes to bedding down things like colours, options and even tech features for markets over six months out and purchasers are taking risks buying this far out.

Dealers are relying on car companiesí advice that they themselves donít know the penultimate specs for and keep things somewhat fluid until the final specs are bedded in closer to launch.

Where it really falls down as illustrated by experiences here, itís when company reps guess whatís happening and pass that on to early adopters and thereís a good chance final specs will change in the end.  Thatís a risk people are willing to take however, no right or wrong answer to committing this early, people by their nature have different priorities and will always do it.

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 08:38:37 PM »
I just think its amazing that they can get customers to commit so early and the wait so long for one.

#trueMustangpassion

Regardless of the motivation I still a amazed by the commitment and wait!
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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 11:06:28 PM »
The 2018 mustang GT has a lot more power than the 2015-2017 mustang . 400 m times show that . 13.2 ish @108 mph  for an auto ,now 12.1 @119 mph for a 2018 .

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 07:38:57 PM »
The 2018 mustang GT has a lot more power than the 2015-2017 mustang . 400 m times show that . 13.2 ish @108 mph  for an auto ,now 12.1 @119 mph for a 2018 .

And the auto gearboxís extra four cogs could have something to do with those lower times as well.  Those are some serious figures for the new car.

Wonder if the top gear is a Ďmoonshotí high gear for economy and would it ever get to that gear even at the speed limit ?

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 09:01:28 PM »
From my info the dealer is basically right but he could have explained it better. Ford contacted dealers late 2017 and told them to get confirmed orders with options (not to be altered after that.) At that point I ordered a Ruby Red with Magneride and Recaro seats. After a little while I saw  better photo of the forged wheels and tried to add them to the order.
The dealer was good but basically the order was in place and would be built - any change meant that my new order would go to the back of the line. Once pricing came out I had the option of taking my car , cancelling the order or putting in a new order. My original order was always going to be built - if I didn't want it they would put it into stock to be sold.
At this point I am negotiating on price and if a car with forged wheels comes into stock I may be able to swap out my wheels.
The 2018 is the shortest run of a Mustang year ever but at this stage 2019 looks like being very few changes , possibly only deletion of colours. The Bullit Mustang will be a 2019.
I have been told that they are bringing in limited numbers of 2018's to try and arrest the discounting which seems to be mainly  in Victoria.

I hear you, however...my dealer did not advise me that we could option up and when they knew this they failed to notify me. I understand they only just got prices on options.
Anyway have re-ordered with options and colour I wanted advised it might arrive August September as its gone in to the second run.
Yes if 2018 is a short production year and Royal Crimson is discontinued, then I might have something a little bit different from most.
I read in an article yesterday that Ford were looking to sell 9000 Mustangs in 2018..... Go figure.....must be a lot of 2017 still available.
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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 09:47:56 PM »
robster I'm quite sure the 10 speed helps but the engine itself has a lot more power . Bigger bore size really helps unshrould the valves ,better exhaust etc . I seem plenty on the net running 12.1-12.2 stock std at 118-119 mph . Dyno figures are way up also and they seem to think they have around 498 HP at the flywheel . Last years are around 430 HP . My 2016 makes 371 HP at wheels ,automatic with just a few mods from 325 HP stock .

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 12:02:46 AM »
Price on a Royal crimson, 10 speed auto, GT, Magnaride, Factory Spoiler. 12 months rego on road, $74250

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2018, 04:42:34 PM »
My dealer told me something different. He said they start production next month. I have to wait for a black one to come off the production line and be allocated to my dealer. He told me I would then be able to choose my options then. As I ordered last July thatís my place in the Q with my dealer (not nationally) which wonít change (I changed the colour from magnetic to black today and kept my place). He told me they donít know when the will receive confirmation or even which colours are coming first

Very odd, seems to be a few versions of the truth!




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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2018, 04:59:30 PM »
I have a deep impact blue one and boy is it hard to keep clean . I have seen a lot of the magnetic ones same problem and boy the colour mismatch between the panels and bumper bars is a real problem on that colour .

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
Yep Iím worried that I will be constantly cleaning the black. Figured I would have it ceramic coated on day one by a specialist. Trouble is when clean the black looks the meanest. I was also thinking the blue with a white stripe, but, I do have to go and visit clients and it looks a bit much.

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2018, 06:49:36 PM »
Got confirmation I can have a standard black 2018 gt mid July.  If I want the magnaride I have to wait until sept or oct and itís another $4k by the time you add the luxury car tax and extra stamp duty.

Is it worth the wait?

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2018, 10:14:56 PM »
Depends on how much you want that MagneRide and whether you want to spend that extra $4K

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Re: 2018 Mustang
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 05:23:03 PM »
Watch the video on magnaride (note the US magnaride price)

http://www.fordnxt.com/news/is-adding-magneride-a-smart-2018-mustang-option/

 

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