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  1. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Production & Scheduling Information

    Thank you @ice-capades for this info. This is along the lines of what I was thinking. Ford just announced that the Handling Package will be available to order in January 2021, so I'll be telling my dealer to hold off until then. Since they've had the painted stripe GT500's, GT350R's and Raptors with the Forged Aluminum Bead-Lock Wheels, I'm betting they'll have the allocations. Thanks again for your updates!
  2. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    Yeah, it is a tough decision, especially if you’re not planning on tracking the car. The money saved on a 10 speed PP1 gives you lots of options for the same price. And for a little more than the gas guzzler tax you can get a ford performance package and be at the same power as the Mach 1, with a full warranty. For my vehicle, it will be a testbed and show piece for my company (https://locusautomotive.com) We had picked the company colors a few weeks before the Mach 1 was announced, and they happen to be the same colors as the Appearance Package (gray, black and orange), so that helps too.
  3. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    I was expecting the gas guzzler tax, but I’m surprised it isn’t higher. I’m also expecting that premium fuel will be required as well. It’s kind of surprising that a normal GT doesn’t have the tax when many competitors do, but that may be something the Ford engineers are conscious of when doing tweaks year to year.
  4. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    I think Ford, like many companies, is trying not to over promise until they have all the parts supply for the HP package locked down. I was figuring the Mach 1 wouldn’t start until Job 2 (like the PP2 was when first released). So, waiting for another month or two isn’t a big deal. I did do the chat (which hadn’t even heard of the Mach 1) and called the number they sent me to, and nobody had any new info. As a side note, I spent 3 hours on the phone with Ford this morning playing phone tag about the order status web site that everyone seems to have problems with. I found the issues and fixed them, and I just wanted to send them the fix. Long story short, they couldn’t find someone for me to talk to and told me “unofficially” I could post my own fix somewhere for people to use. So, I’m making it into an app that I’ll post in the next week or two.
  5. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    No problem, happy my limited info could help! For the wheels, I’m going to wait for the HP package and get those wheels. If you’re not going with the HP package, the alternate wheels look better to me. I saw someone had priced them, it’s either $495 or $695, I think $495. They almost look like the PP2 wheels, which are nice. As far as ice-capades comment, he has a ton of experience and insight into the Ford world. The regional rep assured my dealership that they would get a HP allocation, so I’m not too worried about that. With Covid, I can see how specific pets may not be available right away, which leads to the delays.
  6. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    I had put down $1k in August to hold MSRP and Priority 10. That's just to hold it, I'll be paying 20% + tax once the order is confirmed and I have a VIN Number. I think MSRP is very good on these. Most dealers I've talked to want $10k+ ADM. The dealer around the corner from my house, where I bought my first mustang from, wants $25k ADM ($35k on GT500's). So, if you can get MSRP, go for it. As far as NAV goes, I find Apple Play a lot easier than the built in nav I had in my Audi. Just set it up to use Google maps or Waze, the Apple maps are horrible for driving (I was routed the wrong way down one way streets multiple times, in different neighborhoods, on a recent trip to Boston). And, if you're in an area without good cell coverage, you can pre-download the latest maps before you go.
  7. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    Thanks, I'm looking at the same with the exception of the Nav package. Got a deposit down already and just waiting on the HP info. I'm on with Ford chat now, they're trying to figure it out as well. I'll post if the chat comes up with anything useful.
  8. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    Does anyone know if it would be possible to put in a Mach 1 order now, then add the Handling Pack to the order later when it's available?
  9. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    I’m 44 with a clean driving record, so insurance for myself and my fiancé is not bad on our other vehicle (2019 TrailBoss LT), but I also carry an umbrella policy to cover my daughters (19 and 20) on the rare occasion they use the truck, or a major accident that their insurance doesn’t fully cover. I had priced out insurance on a 2020 with and without the additional safety features, and it was significantly different.
  10. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Production & Scheduling Information

    I’ve come up with $56,805 plus the handling package cost. I took ice-capades pricing then removed the red calipers ($495), navigation ($595) and 10-speed trans ($1595), and added the accent package ($1000). Just waiting on the handling package now 🤬
  11. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    I was expecting around $60k for what I’m looking at. I won’t be getting the auto trans, or the navigation, but I will be adding the handling package (I’m figuring $1500-$2000 for that). So, I’m right around what I expected. Also, the “base” Mach 1 is pretty loaded as it is. And the fact that the additional safety features are now on every model helps with the insurance bill too.
  12. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Order Guide

    Thank you @ice-capades for posting this
  13. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Production & Scheduling Information

    Yes, I got lucky with this dealer. It’s my first purchase thru them and they have been great so far. Little things I’ve requested, such as not installing the front license plate, or installing my data-logger as soon as it comes off the truck (I’m making a “break-in” and “joy-ride detection” modes for it) have not been an issue at all. The dealership that I bought my first mustang from, that I now live around the corner from, was asking $25k ADM in August. I called over the weekend, just to see if it went down, and they’re at $30k ADM now. Good luck with yours. From everything I’ve read, it should be a great car no matter how you option it up.
  14. JoeG76

    2021 Mustang Production & Scheduling Information

    @cobra9498 Yes, I will be ordering one. I put a deposit down a little over 2 months ago with a dealer to hold a spot (MSRP, priority 10). It was a gamble since they didn’t know allocation numbers, but based on their GT350R allocations it should be fine. I’ll be getting the handling and appearance packages.
  15. Hello everyone. I’m planning on ordering a 2021 Mustang, so I was looking around to see how I could track the order while I wait, and stumbled upon this thread. After reading the issues everyone mentioned, I poked around for a bit and found that the back-end provides a ton of information, but the web site itself has a bunch of filtering. The end result is users cannot track some things, and the site doesn’t tell you why. I could write my own software to fix this, but I’m wondering if anyone has a contact at Ford that I could speak to so I don’t violate any usage terms (beyond what I did in poking around). I’m thinking a simple app that allows someone to track their order (refreshed once a day), and possibly a mode for a salesman that would check all their customer orders once a day and automatically email them any status changes. It may be a useful sales & constant contact tool. Thanks, Joe
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