Bloke I know recently shelled out $75k on a new Ford Mustang. Not the shit box 2 star safety rated Stang from a few years ago. He bought the newest 2019 model shit box with the improved 3 star safety rating.
5 stars in the maximum safety rating, you know, like the $15k Hyundai and many/most other makes & model cars get.
I wasn't impressed but wasn't surprised when he recently took me for a spin and the Mustang badge on the dash fell into my lap. LOL.
Of more serious concern is the car, only a month or so old, is now at the dealers in un-roadworthy condition due to an airbag issue. Ford can't tell him when it will be back on the road as there are no parts in Australia.
FFS I'm bewildered as to why anyone buys these shit boxes. You may have seen elsewhere in this section Auto Experts review on the previous model. Seems Ford has learnt nothing and has no issue is accepting $75k from customers for a car with serious safety issues.
So it must be true...Ford stands for Fixed Or Repaired Daily. At least that's better than First On Rubbish Dump.
It will be interesting to see the outcome. I'll keep y'all posted with updates.
Hey Rodders, you have a couple of superfluous words in the heading. Being a Ford it is naturally a Shit Box. ;)
OK all you Ford lovers settle down it is a joke...
Sad but true Geoff.
Although if you have deeper pockets you might be able to grab a HSV converted Chevy Camaro. It costs $20k more than a similar specked Mustang but still comes in under the $100k mark.
I reckon the Stangs look good and the latest models with the adjustable exhaust notes sound good too. Fit and finish seems ok, ignoring the badge that fell into my lap....LOL.
Ford Service Promise?
Not sure what the real issue is other than the Airbag Warning light remains illuminated indicting the airbag may fail if needed. I doubt it is the same Takata issue as this is a new car and the Takata issues has been a known problem for a couple of years now.
If I find out what the issue is I'll let you know but I suspect the dealer will simply tell my mate when it's fixed without going into details.