First encounter with a “Not a Mustanger”.

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I was about to present my airline ticket and license at the security checkpoint at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. While looking at my wallet I hear, “ I don’t know if I can let you through “. I look up at the TSA guy and ask, “how come?” He motions at my chest with his head and says , “you should be ashamed, that is not a Mustang!” . Turns out , I was wearing a Mach E T-shirt, and he is a “real car” guy and was mad at Ford for “selling out”. I smiled and said that I understood and would love to chat more if we had time. Just wanted to share a fun story. P.S. I am not even getting my car until the summer.





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was mad at Ford for “selling out”
This makes my head hurt
Ford sold out their private for profit car making brand to....themselves?
 

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When I picked up my car from the detailer, I overheard a person talking about my MME, saying that "it looks just like any other SUV, like that Audi over there; it shouldn't be a mustang".
 

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It’s a tough pill to swallow for some of the die-hards, but the Mach-e will likely benefit the entire Mustang nameplate in the long run. I too was skeptical at first, but after letting it settle in, the move was brilliant by the Ford marketers.

I think Lee Iacocca would approve of this bold move.

This is a hip, quality, attractive, modern vehicle that will boost the company in a new trajectory. Just like the original mustang did in the 60’s

Also, not sure of the profit margin difference, but how many $50-60k traditional mustang models will they sell this year compared to Mach-e? Heck outside of trucks, this is where customers are talking with their wallets.
 

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It’s a tough pill to swallow for some of the die-hards, but the Mach-e will likely benefit the entire Mustang nameplate in the long run. I too was skeptical at first, but after letting it settle in, the move was brilliant by the Ford marketers.
Cayenne and Macan are good examples of how those models benefitted Porsche overall; I recall the "not a Porsche" sentiment when the Cayenne was first released.
 

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I think true hardcore mustang enthusiasts have the embarrassment of out of control mustang burnouts on youtube, it would seem a lot of the general public views mustang owners as tools rightly or now
 

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If a “real car” guy makes fun of your “fake Mustang,” just remind them that “fake” is like Mustang heritage.

I love my ‘69 Mach 1, but I affectionately call it one of the first “poseur cars.”

Fake hood scoop, fake side scoops, non-functional chin spoiler, non-functional rear spoiler, unnecessary hood pins (has a normal latch) and racing stripes?

It’s made to look like a race car, but most of it is fake!

Still love mine though.
 

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