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Anyone else frustrated with Ford over the next GT500?

Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by biminiLX, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Snoopy49

    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The 13-14 GT500's had no GG tax. I have been tracking my fuel mileage since the day I drove the car off the dealers lot, over 6+ years. My average mpg over that time is 14.14 mpg. This is mostly around town driving with a mix of freeway driving. I wonder how this car avoided a GG tax?
     
  2. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm well aware of the fact that Ford was able to ditch the tax for a period of time. That said, I don't want 3.31 gears in a 2020 GT500 either like the 13/14 had.
     
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    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    2019 ZR1 Corvette - Gas guzzler tax $2,100.00
    2019 ZL1 Camaro - Gas guzzler tax $2,100.00
    2019 Dodge Challenger SRT HELLCAT REDEYE - Gas guzzler tax $1,700.00
    2019 Ford GT350R - Gas guzzler tax $1,300.00
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah,.....the whole gas guzzler tax is a scam.
    I paid $1,500 gas guzzler tax on my 2013 Roush Stage 3 car.
     
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    BAS Member Established Member

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    Not living in the US or being a US citizen, I’m fascinated. Where does the Gas Guzzler Tax go?


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    COOL COBRA Hell Yes! Premium Member Established Member

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    To the IRS, then supposedly to the EPA. Surely the millions can be trusted in Government hands to encourage automakers to use technology for cleaner more fuel efficient vehicles. Yeah buddy!
     
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    Saving the planet, duh
     
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  8. Snoopy49

    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I would feel better if the government charged the manufacturers the tax rather than us. Since Jan 27, 2013 my car has consumed 630 gallons of gas. How big is my carbon foot print?
     
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  9. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The cost would still be passed onto the consumer of a given vehicle, possibly in the base price.
     
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    I thought is was for the Ban Kaneda Fund!


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  11. 1 Alibi 2

    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    No gas guzzler tax on my 2011 when I ordered it. ( 3.55 gears )
    No gas guzzler tax on my 2014 when I ordered it. ( 3.31 gears )
     
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  12. Snoopy49

    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    After checking around, the Guzzler Tax is charged to the manufacturer, they turn around and pass it on to the customer on the window sticker.
     
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    rwleonard Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Putting it on the sticker is to let us know the tax was not Ford's idea, rather that of people we elected.
     
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  14. Garry Faegenburg

    Garry Faegenburg New Member

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    I'm with ya pal! Don't you get sick of clowns like Mark Worman (Mopar gave him the 1st 1,000 HP Crate Engine at SEMA). What a J.O. he is!!! Anyway, wouldn't own a Mopar if you paid me! I learned to drive in a 69 Mustang and I have a 2012 GT500 (850 HP documented and built on my B-day 5-31-2011). LET'S GO FORD!!!!!
     

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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ford sure has pumped out a lot of CF Track Package TT cars and put them out on the street as of late. One of the things that matters to me, however small in the overall picture, is I want a black Recaro (cloth or leather - it doesn't matter) that is void of the white accents. The only car I have seen to date like this was a silver one that Ford showed when the media was provided with a plethora of photos. The car I'm speaking of looked to have had a cloth Recaro with a small "GT500" embroidered on the headrest portion of the seat.

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    The contrast becomes clear when you see the Recaros with the white accents...

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    I hope Ford hasn't chosen to shit the bed on this one...
     
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  16. Snoopy49

    Snoopy49 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    With the drain pan installed, is the hood vent still functional or is it just a styling feature?
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ford has yet to comment on the percentage of airflow that is obstructed when the rain tray is in place. Heck, I'm still looking for a clear shot of one in its entirety and installed.
     
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    No joke, those white accents are just hideous. At lease with the prior year GT500 we had the option with what color stripes were ordered. I ordered the black stripes for the sole purpose of not getting white accent seats. At least give us this option Ford
     
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    Like these seats?

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    Ford may be using the same process here and putting these nice color contrasting seats for a nice visual effect, but in reality, they will be all black like the seats in the GT350.
     
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