1982 Mustang GT

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    1982 Mustang GT

    This was the car that re-started the hp war. It's kinda neat to look back 30 years and see what was considered a ground-pounder back then.

    http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...e/viewall.html

    More info on the evolution here: http://www.mustanggt.org/82gt.htm

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    Re: 1982 Mustang GT

    The car that re-started it all ...... and reached its peak in 87!

    Long live the Fox body

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    I remember being a high school student when these came out -- it was a big deal. The Boss was back! I still wouldn't mind having one of these: light, simple, fun to.drive and make great sounds!

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    Re: 1982 Mustang GT

    I took one of these for a test drive when they were new. What cool package it was. I wonder if my 3rd gen Camaro's would mind if I ever found one a brought it home?
    Pony Car: an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image and an available V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    I took one of these for a test drive when they were new. What cool package it was. I wonder if my 3rd gen Camaro's would mind if I ever found one a brought it home?
    At least you'd have a car with a glove box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prowlerjc View Post
    At least you'd have a car with a glove box.
    Ha!!
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    A simple straight forward V8-powered sport coupe in pony size!
    And $12,000! I'd like to see the return of a basic sporty car with V8 power and few options beyond the best brakes, tires and suspension. And at a reasonable price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    A simple straight forward V8-powered sport coupe in pony size!
    And $12,000! I'd like to see the return of a basic sporty car with V8 power and few options beyond the best brakes, tires and suspension. And at a reasonable price!
    It's called a 2013 Mustang GT, $31k retail.

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    Those TRX wheels still look pretty cool, maybe my 2nd favorite OEM wheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Those TRX wheels still look pretty cool, maybe my 2nd favorite OEM wheel
    Try to buy TRX sized tires for them, though. Ouch!
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    Re: 1982 Mustang GT

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Try to buy TRX sized tires for them, though. Ouch!

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    Re: 1982 Mustang GT

    How about a 2 door "130R" coupe with 2.0T, awd, brembos and great suspension for $20,000? That car could work, but maybe not at a $20k price point.

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    Re: 1982 Mustang GT

    Quote Originally Posted by cwilson View Post
    It's called a 2013 Mustang GT, $31k retail.
    That's nice and all, but when you can buy a V8 truck for $25,000 the arguement that an automaker cannot make a V8 coupe or sedan under $30,000 loses steam.

    In fact, GM could slap a LS3 in a Camaro LS and sell the hell out of it and make more money being that the LS3 cost's less to build then the LFX.

    However that would kill sales of the SS models which then overall would lose money for GM. So V8 cars can be a lot cheaper then the Mustang GT you referenced but I don't think that the automakers are willing to take the hit to profit and the CAFE hit as well in order to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    That's nice and all, but when you can buy a V8 truck for $25,000 the arguement that an automaker cannot make a V8 coupe or sedan under $30,000 loses steam.

    In fact, GM could slap a LS3 in a Camaro LS and sell the hell out of it and make more money being that the LS3 cost's less to build then the LFX.

    However that would kill sales of the SS models which then overall would lose money for GM. So V8 cars can be a lot cheaper then the Mustang GT you referenced but I don't think that the automakers are willing to take the hit to profit and the CAFE hit as well in order to do this.


    That's great, but back here in reality land, when you compare average new car price, annual income, what is considered basic standard equipment, and sticker prices between 1982 and 2013 Mustang GTs, the 2013 is most certainly a "basic sporty car with V8 power and few options beyond the best brakes, tires and suspension. And at a reasonable price!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwilson View Post
    That's great, but back here in reality land, when you compare average new car price, annual income, what is considered basic standard equipment, and sticker prices between 1982 and 2013 Mustang GTs, the 2013 is most certainly a "basic sporty car with V8 power and few options beyond the best brakes, tires and suspension. And at a reasonable price!".
    unkillsam is right.

    Full size standard cab pickup with a V8 is a much cheaper alternative.

    Heck, a base Mustang is a much better perfrmance to dollar proposition.

    $31K for a GT is hardly reasonable. It's pretty dang expensive.

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