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New mustang owner still waiting

Postby Trix » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Hi all, just wanted to say my first hello.
I'm waiting on the delivery of my brand new 5.0L GT Mustang in magnetic with full chrome pack. Black OTT stripes. 40th birthday present for next year..
I have just received an email stating my new beast has been built on the 8th December and has been gate released. I am fully aware of the new tax change and if she arrives premature the dealer will hold her so I pay the lower tax as she's a keeper...
Wanted advice on a couple of things,
1st, has anyone used a good undersealer company?? She's gonna rust being an everyday car
And 2nd, with most putting exhaust systems on straight away is no one bothered about voiding engine warranty? I'm not a square but if she blows I'd be goosed surely with a full mrbp race system on??
Nice too finally post my first one, but have waited until she was built as I now feel slightly part of the gang!

Rich

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby slowhand99 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Welcome.

Modurstang looks a good bet for underseal and anything else you want doing while she's in bits.

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby Bedford Muscle » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:12 am

Hello, Welcome & Congratulations!

Re the exhaust system question...the salesman at my dealership (Evans Halshaw) assured me that changing the exhaust system (either catback or axle back) will not void the warranty and he didn't try & caveat it by stating 'as long as you install from us', either. So go ahead, start exhaust shopping ;)

Note; the fundamental point me made was that, as long as you dont touch the catalytic convertor or go back to the engine from there, then no problem.

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby himleiwolf » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:31 pm

Trix wrote:Hi all, just wanted to say my first hello.
I'm waiting on the delivery of my brand new 5.0L GT Mustang in magnetic with full chrome pack. Black OTT stripes. 40th birthday present for next year..
I have just received an email stating my new beast has been built on the 8th December and has been gate released. I am fully aware of the new tax change and if she arrives premature the dealer will hold her so I pay the lower tax as she's a keeper...
Wanted advice on a couple of things,
1st, has anyone used a good undersealer company?? She's gonna rust being an everyday car
And 2nd, with most putting exhaust systems on straight away is no one bothered about voiding engine warranty? I'm not a square but if she blows I'd be goosed surely with a full mrbp race system on??
Nice too finally post my first one, but have waited until she was built as I now feel slightly part of the gang!

Rich


Hello and welcome,

Hope the wait isn't causing you too many sleepless nights. I know from my own experience, I was glued to the vessel tracking sights watching the vessels progress across the Atlantic at least 10 times a day until it reached Zeebrugge but things appear to have speeded up and from Zeebrugge to the dealership only took 5 days.

As for you question on the exhaust it does seem to depend on who you speak to. I asked my dealership the same question (Evans Halshaw again) and got a similar answer to Bedford Muscle, it's not a problem but it must be a Ford approved exhaust through a Ford performance (Mountune) specialist. Others will tell you that this is not the case and that especially for axle backs, they can be fitted by any garage but if you have any difficulties down the road then you would have to argue it out with your dealership even though the warranty is with Ford and not the individual dealer.

In any case, my advice would be to live with the car for a little while before jumping into the cost of a new exhaust. Although not ear shattering, the stock exhaust does have a nice sound and it may be that you are happy with it and if not, then go ahead and change at a later date.

The question of an underseal is one which a number of people has raised and Modurstang in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire seems to be the place of choice for anybody within a sensible driving distance. You need to get your car into them around 8.30 and it should be ready to drive away around 5.30 - 6.00pm.

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby Manders Mustang » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:28 am

Trix wrote:Hi all, just wanted to say my first hello.
I'm waiting on the delivery of my brand new 5.0L GT Mustang in magnetic with full chrome pack. Black OTT stripes. 40th birthday present for next year..
I have just received an email stating my new beast has been built on the 8th December and has been gate released. I am fully aware of the new tax change and if she arrives premature the dealer will hold her so I pay the lower tax as she's a keeper...
Wanted advice on a couple of things,
1st, has anyone used a good undersealer company?? She's gonna rust being an everyday car
And 2nd, with most putting exhaust systems on straight away is no one bothered about voiding engine warranty? I'm not a square but if she blows I'd be goosed surely with a full mrbp race system on??
Nice too finally post my first one, but have waited until she was built as I now feel slightly part of the gang!

Rich


Hey Rich, and welcome!!!

You'll be glued to all manner of tracking sites that I've got detailed in the order process thread.

1st Q) Underseal - I got this done by ford, under warranty, however it took 6 months and numerous legal battles and spats with the CEO/GM of the dealership to get this done, not for the feitn hearted if you've got a few hundered 'spare' (I use that term lightly...) then DEFFO get it done, mines a Daily, but according to ford they don't 'need underseal' (Bullsh1t imo)

2nd Q) Exhaust - Get to some meets and listen to some in person, it's best to hear them in the flesh than using videos, or other peoples advise, as a daily you'll probably want something with no Drone.

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby MustIang » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 pm

Regarding the April 2017 VED tax changes , is the following correct ?

A) - new cars 1st reg in April 2017
eg V8 Mustang £2000 , then for 2018 onward £140 per year flat rate?
+£315 if over £40 000 - is this based on basic list price or does it include all options ?

B) - Pre April 2017 reg cars
eg V8 Mustang £1120 for 1st year then for 2018 onward £515 per year

ETA at Dealer for my V8 fastback (total is <£40k) is end Jan/start Feb, so I guess I will be paying option B?

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby Toecutter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:29 pm

MustIang wrote:Regarding the April 2017 VED tax changes , is the following correct ?

A) - new cars 1st reg in April 2017
eg V8 Mustang £2000 , then for 2018 onward £140 per year flat rate?
+£315 if over £40 000 - is this based on basic list price or does it include all options ?

B) - Pre April 2017 reg cars
eg V8 Mustang £1120 for 1st year then for 2018 onward £515 per year

ETA at Dealer for my V8 fastback (total is <£40k) is end Jan/start Feb, so I guess I will be paying option B?


Welcome to the forum firstly.

Secondly, that is correct. Mine will not arrive until after April so I need to come up with the £880 difference between current tax and new first year tax. Dealer made sure I was aware by scrawling it in large writing across my order form.

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Re: New mustang owner still waiting

Postby Manders Mustang » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:00 pm

MustIang wrote:Regarding the April 2017 VED tax changes , is the following correct ?

A) - new cars 1st reg in April 2017
eg V8 Mustang £2000 , then for 2018 onward £140 per year flat rate?
+£315 if over £40 000 - is this based on basic list price or does it include all options ?

B) - Pre April 2017 reg cars
eg V8 Mustang £1120 for 1st year then for 2018 onward £515 per year

ETA at Dealer for my V8 fastback (total is <£40k) is end Jan/start Feb, so I guess I will be paying option B?


That's correct. HOWEVER you will have to fork out the extra £1k to the list price, if your dealer does you've dodged a massive sting, however the dealer price in the small print doesn't agree to paying the extra £1k reg fee.


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