Here's something I've been thinking about the mustang....WHAT MORE CAN THEY DO WITH IT?
Think about it. From 1965-1973, the Mustang evolved with the times....from a small sporty car to a mean muscle car to a large luxurious muscular sporty car....
Then from 1974-1978 it was a smaller, more economical car....just right for the times.
From 1979-1993 the car was possibly more advanced than it had ever been....and it got better in those 14 years...Then in 1994, an all - new car came along....in 1999, an updated version of the same car showed up.
My point is that from 1964-2004, the mustang was constantly changing and evolving.
Now in 2005, The Mustang is all-new and "retro" which is okay, it looks good, the interior, exterior are nice, and the running gear is great as well.
But I ask you this...
Where can they go from here?
Let's name off the recent retro cars, and what they have done to improve/change them during their life span...
New Thunderbird: No changes except colors/options = slated for cancellation.
New Beetle: No changes except colors & options = still around but nothing exciting.
PT Cruiser: No changes except colors & options = still around, nothing exciting (well they did add the vert & turbo, but it's still the same damn car)
See my point with those three examples? Where can the new bird, the new beetle or the PT go with their styling? Nowhere really. All they can do is more of what they have already done...little changes, nothing groundbreaking....eventually people will get bored & quit buying them, they'll stop producing them, and that is just fine.
So where can they go with the mustang from here? Continue the retro thing? If that was the case, we would have a 1971-1973 style "new" mustang, then we would have a 1974-1978 Mustang II style "new" mustang, then we would have some stangs that looked kinda like the FOX did, then the SN95 would return....sorta, then what? Back to the 05 style that looks like a 65 but a retro-retro car? As you can see that sounds rediculous, and will not happen...but would this not sound logical if the whole "retro" thing was to continue?
Now what about this? Imagine if there was a new 2005 mustang that was not retro, imagine if it was a continuation of the 2nd generation SN95? Definantly not a continuation of the FOX/SN95 car....because those where ready to be put out to pasture....but a completely new car called Mustang....just like now! but with a non-retro body...something new.....something 2005.....in 1965-1973, if you would have walked up to the owner of a Mustang, and said, "hey, what do you think the mustang will be like in 2005?" Would they say "a new version of the exact same car I have right now with strikingly similar body lines & interiors, only modern" No, I doubt it. They would have probably suggested something along the lines of those crazy concepts from back in those days.....I dunno, maybe I'm wrong...but I just don't see how a non-retro mustang can replace the 05+ car with any type of success. In my opinion, ford painted themselves into a corner with the retro mustang, I think it'll be the last one.
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