I keep asking myself the same question...……...what happened to sales of the 2019 BULLITT????
Honestly...…..I think it's competition. There are so many options out there it at times makes my head hurt.
Dodge Challengers have really flooded the market with excitement and great ads even though it's the same old...…..same old body style. FORD does pickup trucks anymore and the Mustang is so-so...……...
There's a bunch of "FOREIGN" options out there.
The BULLITT is a great car but it's not a dream car...…...like a new GT500 or a new 2020 Corvette.
I think people bought the BULLITT on "HYPE" and after a few big monthly payments decided that the bang for the buck wasn't there.
And last...……..our 2009 BULLITTS cost around $33K...…….a new 2019 is over $50K. My new 2010 GT500 was $49995 MSRP...….a loaded 2020 GT500 will be over $100K...……...have salaries increased that much in 10 years?
We'll see how this turns out...……….it may not be pretty!
BTW...……...is it me or am I missing excitement from 2019 owners on this site?
I agree that some people probably bought the Bullitt on hype, but I think that most likely the main reason used examples are coming up is the fact they are manual, and drivers find they are more work than they want. The other option is a number of the examples coming up are very high mileag for their age, so they are likely enthusiasts who wanted to try the car, enjoy it, got what they wanted and now want something new, like a GT500 for example.
And yes, I'm sure there are others who bought it under the hype, and then got snowed under monthly payments.
Purchasing to 50-yr Bullitt edition is a passion choice - not financial. This mustang version is significantly more refined than my 2017 GT trade-in. Enjoy the ride in a limited edition icon.
I guess that could be said for any car though? The Bullitt is no more expensive than a similarly optioned GT. I think the base GT is now in the low 40's which to me is a lot of money.
19 Owner here. I took advantage of the used Bullitt market to buy mine. I watched a few smart dealers start marking down the new 2019s (there are alot of them out there still) but could not wait for them to get to my price. I went from a 07 GT500 daily with 113k to the 19 Bullitt. If I had a few thousand more, I would have bought a 2014 GT500 over a new Bullitt. As it is, the Bullitt gave me a unique car at a price I could afford. So far I really like the car. Sure there are other cars out there, but I love Mustangs.
About 800 out there unsold to be precise.
They are hooting and hollering about their excitement on Facebook groups!
In the 10 years since the S197 was released (and 18 since the SN-95), the forum platform seems to have taken a back seat to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Hit the nail on the head.
I would challenge the "many" in the observation about people not liking the 6th generation body style - go look on the Mustang6g.com forum to see how much traffic it gets (it's actually quite the contrast to the traffic here, even though it's a forum platform). Also, that same article notes the Mustang is the sales leader for this calendar year, but that this market is shrinking in total. To me that explains why the first EV "Mustang" (I know, it's not a 2-door) is an SUV/CUV body style. There's more demand there.
Also, I think $47,000 - $51,000 Bullitts in this market are at the top edge of affordability, and as we are seeing now with these prices, it's getting into a range that will be more appealing. For me, I am glad we got another Bullitt, even though it is the most expensive new car I ever bought in my life. Had I not been wanting to get one out of the gate, I would have more easily enjoyed these prices.
While I understand that the S197 (pre facelift) looks more like a 60's Mustang, I actually love the S550 and think it is the best looking Mustang ever made.