Young Love
NOV
29

I was five years old when my cousing pulled up in what was destined to be the love of my life. A 1968 Mustang with pearl white paint and a leather interior. I was hooked, I loved to cruise the park in it like the teenegers ever though I was so short I had to sit on the tape case that held her 8 tracks to see out the window. I was a broken hearted little girl the day she traded it in, but I knew eventually one day I would have my own pony. 38 years later I still did not have my pony, life had intervened and family cars and mini vans were just the tools I used to get around. September of 2010 however I talked my husband in to stopping at the dealer just so I could “drive” one of the GT’s just to see how it drove. I knew that it would not be mine but I thought I could dream just for a little while anyway. I took it out and not only was I hooked but so was my husband,:-). See there was a method to my madness, we took this beautiful 2010 Candy Red GT home that day and have not looked back. Some things in life are worth waiting for and sometimes they are even better than you imagined. Thanks for the awesome ride and making a child9now grown ups) ulitame dream come true.

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bryan cordova No car makes you feel like a Mustang does. :)
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Robert I'm 36 and waiting for that dream car to arrive as well, but it must be at least the 2011, so that I don't miss out on the awesome new 5.0. Great story! If only my wife saw things that way too. :-)
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I had a thought when the website Jalopnik asked for the best way to spend $1 million dollars on cars: enthusiast dealership. I bought a Focus ST last year and feel that it is a largely overlooked vehicle in the Ford lineup (as is the Fiesta ST).  Auto magazines and enthusiasts all praise the fun factor that each vehicle brings but the average, or even above average, informed consumer can not distinguish the ST trim from S, SE, SEL or even Titanium. I, personally, would love a small experimental dealership that focuses on this admittedly niche market.  Lot size would be smaller as inventory would be smaller but perhaps a larger lot could still be used as an autocross location.  In this way, ST and Mustang owners would use their vehicles to a greater extent of their capabilities.  It would be like if Jeep were to have a small off-road course in their backyard. This autocross lot could also be used to hold defensive driving courses that assist in Ford owners lowering their insurance costs upon completion. With the advent of the new Mustang I believe this could be a termendous concept in practice.  Consumers would have an informed direct playing field for the different trims and engine offerings.  Even without a purchase coming from everyon on the lot, overall foot traffic would be higher due to the appeal that performance variants have to young professionals. The best part is that, for me in the Northeast, the ST would be presented as a primary thought to the consumer where Subarus have been selling like hotcakes.  Many consumers up here do not even think that Ford offers a fun hatchback that could compete with the WRX.  With the growing success of Subaru in the Northeast I believe that Ford is missing out on those looking to grab a more engaging vehicle. I found that, with snowtires, there was nothing that could stop me in my ST last winter. I often passed AWD vehicles that were sliding backwards on a hill. The low end torque available from the Ecoboost 4 cylinder was tremendous. While I have no expectations from this comment perhaps someone could continue the discussion with me at a later time. At the very least it would be an entertaining concept to discuss.
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