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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  1. Ford Bronco says:

    – Scalise, a county prison guard, reportedly was on his way to work, driving south at the intersection of Route 130 and North Greengate Road when his Ford Bronco was struck by an ambulance driven by Jason R. Fait, 30, of North Huntingdon Township Ford Mustang Station Wagon?!? Outside Beltway – The next generation of the Ford Mustang could include some previously unthinkable variants including a four-door sedan and a Funny, that s how I feel about my Bronco. And it didn t set me back any 35 grand, neither. Posted by: McGehee

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. don surber says:

    Another reason I do not own Ford stock

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. floyd says:

    christopher; which $25000 BMW are you refering to?

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  10. 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.

  11. 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.