2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

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    2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Well recently my truck was totally when an old guy had one to many and rammed into it from the rear on a Sunday. I had just put new wheels and tires on it so I was like what a waist. Anyway I happened into Hyundai and test drove a 2017 Tucson limited and I loved it. Hyundai is really a beast when it comes to giving you technology. I just fell for how smooth it was and I also loved all of the features. Long story short we get ready to do the deal and let it suffice to say I was not paying a note like that for a Hyundai. We haggled and they sent me home with a SE model which strips most of the goodies I loved from the car. It also gave it a lethargic 2.0 instead of the quick 1.6T. I keep it for about 4 days while I am waiting for my total loss letter. At any rate I could not take it so I emailed the guy and he was like let me see what I can do. He took days so I drove the car back to leave it. All of a sudden they try to work out a loaded limited for the same price I was about to pay. Seems Hyundai also dropped 3,500 on the hood within those few days. I get a call two days later come get your car.

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    The unfortunate thing for him is that I read an article about how much of a deal the Mustang currently is. See this is where people, especially on here, get it wrong about the Mustang and Camaro. I ended up leaving the Ford dealer with a 2017 Mustang base V6, manual, for 20,975. In no universe could I get close to a Camaro for that price. It comes with push button start, aftermarket factory looking navigation is only $300 bucks and it is a great looking car for the price. Does it really compare to a Camaro......not a chance in H-E- double hockey stick. However it is a great car that is really affordable. I had price a Camaro the way I wanted and I was at 29K. Sure I could have gotten that down to 27 most likely but it is not 21K.

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    All in all there are some great products out there but I really don't think the Equinox will compare to Tucson. I will have to drive it in person to really tell but on paper and with looks nope. What really made me stick with the Mustang out side of the price is that I trust Ford service more after all of my bad experiences with Hyundai service with my Veloster. So those articles about a guy who knows nothing about cars thinking the Camaro is just not sporty enough are so off base in my opinion. The reason the Mustang is the sales champ is because it is THOUSANDS of dollars cheaper.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    That Mustang is nice and it sure doesn't look base in the terms we regularly think of as base models looking. I like that Tuscon as well. It was on the short list of possibilities (3) with my recent purchase of the Rogue, but it came down to price I was getting it for.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    this is what IMHO is "missing" at GM people feeling they got good value / MORE then they payed for

    GM's line up is awesome no doubt but the nickle and dime business sucks

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Yes I would have loved to get a Camaro but maybe I'm getting old but I hate spending 30K for a car. 20K I feel I can pay down fast but 30 seems like a mountain to climb and I know it is mental. Now I do love the smart key access, push button start and that sync reads my text messages to me.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    But, was selling that car for $21k a good deal for the business? You are happy (as would I), but did Ford make any profits? Or even worse, did they sell it at a loss? No one has an answer to these questions (though I'm sure someone will tell me Ford made big $$ but stupid GM couldn't at this price), but if Ford is engaging in a volume play, is it worth it? Is the sales crown worth it? I'm leaning towards someone took a loss on this vehicle, most likely Ford.

    Either way, enjoy your new Mustang!!!!!!

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Mustang sales are down, what, 25% this year. Looks like they're wheelin' and dealin'...if I was in the market for one of these I'd head over to the dealer today!

    Congrats on your new Stang! Base-model cars are underrated in my opinion (my Sonic is one)...
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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Thanks and yes I am sure the profit margin is small on the car if at all. I have to give it to Ford though they did a great job making the base car feel like it isn't one.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Camaro obviously is expensive for a reason, its easily as well engineered as anything out there. There is a price for that, and when you look at prices, it will affect volume, if they are high. Thank you for the feedback.

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    A couple months ago I had a pretty long test drive in the new Hyundai Tuscon (Turbo, AWD model). I really loved how the car looked, but I thought its performance was very lacking. I know it is kinda heavy for its size, but to me, even the turbo model was kinda sluggish. Compared to our CX-5, it was downright slow.

    If the Tuscon dropped some weight and had a few more horsepower, I think it would be a great vehicle..but even with the 'up level' turbo engine, It just didn't seem like enough power to pull around that weight...especially since the one I drove had a sticker price over $30,000.

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    Yea I am old enough that I can not pay over 30K for a Hyundai. Do I think some of them are worth it.....yes. Just a mental thing. Still it is a great product and it had a very calming effect on me over the short period I drove it.
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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Aside from the sheetmetal, the Sportage with the bigger engine (2.0T) is better than the Tucson, but going to pay at the gas pump (needs to lose some weight or get the new 8 spd AT).

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Rueben, what was the MSRP on the Mustang?


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    But, was selling that car for $21k a good deal for the business? You are happy (as would I), but did Ford make any profits? Or even worse, did they sell it at a loss? No one has an answer to these questions (though I'm sure someone will tell me Ford made big $$ but stupid GM couldn't at this price), but if Ford is engaging in a volume play, is it worth it? Is the sales crown worth it? I'm leaning towards someone took a loss on this vehicle, most likely Ford.

    Either way, enjoy your new Mustang!!!!!!
    I'm sure GM selling a comparable car for $6,000 more is making more money, but not $6,000 more............ and with the lower volume?
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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    People want to pay nothing for a world beating Cadillac Chassis Camaro built by the best chassis engineers in the world, and expect GM to be profitable? You want a great prod, pay the price.
    A v6 1LE will easily keep up with an M4 and out grip it.. its a smoking bargain for the price of admission

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    Re: 2017 Ford Mustang V6 and Hyundai Tucson

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    But, was selling that car for $21k a good deal for the business? You are happy (as would I), but did Ford make any profits? Or even worse, did they sell it at a loss? No one has an answer to these questions (though I'm sure someone will tell me Ford made big $$ but stupid GM couldn't at this price), but if Ford is engaging in a volume play, is it worth it? Is the sales crown worth it? I'm leaning towards someone took a loss on this vehicle, most likely Ford.

    Either way, enjoy your new Mustang!!!!!!
    If Ford made any profit (which I am sure they have) it is 100% more than GM made "Not" selling a Camaro. Just think about that.

    You can "Over Engineer and Price" any product, right out of the Market it is after. So is a Camaro's value 30+% more than a Mustang? That is why Mustang has the Sales Crown.

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