Ford Mustang Station Wagon?!?

Is the world ready for the Ford Mustang Station Wagon?

The next generation of the Ford Mustang could include some previously unthinkable variants including a four-door sedan and a station wagon, according to a report in the magazine AutoWeek. “To a Mustang purist, this is blasphemy,” said Bob Gritzinger, AutoWeek‘s senior editor for news.

For that reason, it won’t happen. I understand Ford’s impulse: The Mustang and the F150 pickup are the company’s remaining iconic vehicles. But, as they learned in the 1980s and 1990s, a Mustang that isn’t a Mustang (i.e., a fun-to-drive, relatively inexpensive 2-door muscle car) won’t sell like a Mustang.

via Bill Jempty

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Comments

  1. Perhaps they could do a spin-off of the mustang for the stations wagon. How about ‘The pregnant mare’. I know it’s a bit long, but it real gets to the heart of the public most likely to buy a station wagon. They could just ‘add’ to the running horse emblem for the mustang.

  2. Christopher says:

    Mustang owners and wannabes: try driving a BMW sometime, a real car. The only good thing about a Mustang? It looks cool.

    They might be wanting to do a wagon cause that is where the market is right now. People want something that is not quite an SUV, or a mini-van, or a car.

  3. don surber says:

    Another reason I do not own Ford stock

  4. don surber says:

    “The only good thing about a Mustang? It looks cool.”
    You need another reason? My ‘Stang costs half as much as your beemer and looks twice as cool
    I may buy BMW stock, but I’ll always own a TWO-DOOR Mustang

  5. DC Loser says:

    Anyone seen a Dodge Magnum? Basically a Charger wagon. They seem to be selling enough of them. I understand Ford is trying to sell on the Mustang name, but it might be better to rename a wagon version to keep the purists happy and not dilute the name.

  6. floyd says:

    christopher; which $25000 BMW are you refering to?

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  8. Christopher says:

    I have a 3 year old BMW 325i, that I bought new for $35,000. (grey-green is the color, it compliments my Oregon Ducks football colors!) It’s the first one I have ever owned. 60,000 miles and I still get a thrill every time I get into it and drive. It is THAT good. My car may not look as snazzy as a mustang I must admit, but I get a heck of a lot more pride in looking at my car and knowing that when I drive it, it is indeed the Ultimate Driving Machine.

  9. McGehee says:

    My car may not look as snazzy as a mustang I must admit, but I get a heck of a lot more pride in looking at my car and knowing that when I drive it, it is indeed the Ultimate Driving Machine.

    Funny, that’s how I feel about my Bronco. And it didn’t set me back any 35 grand, neither.