Ben Anderson profile picture Ben Anderson 4 years ago

After four months (and one day) I still don't know anything about my Mustang GT

After four months (and one day) I still don't know anything about my Mustang GT - Blog

What’s wrong this time?

Four months ago I excitedly parked a 2018 Mustang in my Car Throttle garage. After selling my 2015, whom I dubbed Micky Mustang, due to health and employment issues, I’ve been itching to get back into the driver’s seat of something quick, and ordering a 2018 was just the ticket.

Well, those with good eyesight will spot that the Mustang in my CT garage is now listed as a 2019 model. Why? Well, my car was cancelled by Ford Corporate for reasons unknown, and because of changes to options packages it couldn’t be automatically moved to the new year.

This we already knew, so what’s the real problem?

The real problem is that Ford have clung to £4,000 of my cash for four months (and one day). I still don’t know the finance options and my car, despite being ordered on the first day the MY19 order books opened, apparently wont be physically built until the 20th of August at the earliest, where other 2019 cars for the UK will be built mid July.

To say I’m frustrated and at the end of my tether is putting it mildly.

Thinking of cancelling?

Absolutely. If the dealership can’t get my finance figures by next week I’ll be demanding my money back. I’m buying my first home soon, so that £4,000 can go towards a new kitchen or something equally as necessary. With a base Mustang GT now costing nearly £42,000, it’s becoming harder and harder to justify when, again, I’m buying my first home.

What about your back-up plan, AKA, the Kia Stinger?

After four months (and one day) I still don't know anything about my Mustang GT - Blog

My local dealership are selling their Ex-Demonstrator with only 1700 miles on the clock. Since a Kia Stinger would be my third Kia from that dealership, they’re willing to give me a discount on an already discounted car. £32,000 for a twin turbo V6 with only 1700 miles on odometer and a seven year warranty? I don’t know about you, but that is SORELY tempting. For those counting at home, that’s £9,000 below list price.

Alternatively, I could just keep my Optima for three years. It’s a cheap, dependable, good looking and reliable daily driver and, again, I’m moving out soon. Can I really justify a V6 or V8 when I have to pay an electricity bill? Only time will tell.