Let’s hope it stays there

Jordan Bergeson, CEO of Pipetale.com

The options are endless!

Well, Ford has announced the 2020 lineup of vehicles, and boy, am I, for one disappointed. The 2020 Mustang has just as many confusing options and packages as a Land Rover! From paint schemes, to performance, to interior options, a fully loaded Shelby could end up costing us Canadians into the six figure mark. This news was not well received, with magazines like Road & Track covering the fact that a racing stripes option was costing Americans $10,000 alone.

Now, I was originally going to hop onto the hate bandwagon when I sat down to write this article, in an attempt to get Ford to realize the error of their ways. I mean, seriously! A body shop wrap would cost about the same amount to get completely covered, in any color, or livery I wanted. That’s right: racing stripes would cost me the same amount as getting a full race livery. Not to mention, some phenomenal artists on sites like Fiverr would design it for less than $100.

However, when I popped onto Ford’s website, and began to design my 2020 Shelby GT-500, I was greeted with this:

Screencap sourced from Ford’s Website

Now, I’m not usually one to flock to a sale, but that’s a $9500 discount! I wonder if the people that did pre-order their Shelby at the full rate got a discount of any sort? Another question that came to mind was: “With all the hate against the stripes, did any of the other options costs go up to compensate?” Because we aren’t out of the woods, yet! There are still tons of add-ons and packages that make me scratch my head like:

  • Handling Package (Cost: $850 USD)
  • Technology Package (Cost: $2,000 USD)
  • Vehicle Cover (Cost: $495 USD)
  • Carbon Fiber Instrument Cluster (Cost: $500 USD)

To name a few as examples. As I was reading up, I read that the full configuration (A full load) came out to over $100,000 USD. It looks to be the same as I build my fully configured rig that I have no intention of buying. What are your thoughts on all the little add-ins of purchasing a new car, or what Shelby has done?

Let’s hope it stays there

Jordan Bergeson, CEO of Pipetale.com

The options are endless!

Well, Ford has announced the 2020 lineup of vehicles, and boy, am I, for one disappointed. The 2020 Mustang has just as many confusing options and packages as a Land Rover! From paint schemes, to performance, to interior options, a fully loaded Shelby could end up costing us Canadians into the six figure mark. This news was not well received, with magazines like Road & Track covering the fact that a racing stripes option was costing Americans $10,000 alone.

Now, I was originally going to hop onto the hate bandwagon when I sat down to write this article, in an attempt to get Ford to realize the error of their ways. I mean, seriously! A body shop wrap would cost about the same amount to get completely covered, in any color, or livery I wanted. That’s right: racing stripes would cost me the same amount as getting a full race livery. Not to mention, some phenomenal artists on sites like Fiverr would design it for less than $100.

However, when I popped onto Ford’s website, and began to design my 2020 Shelby GT-500, I was greeted with this:

Screencap sourced from Ford’s Website

Now, I’m not usually one to flock to a sale, but that’s a $9500 discount! I wonder if the people that did pre-order their Shelby at the full rate got a discount of any sort? Another question that came to mind was: “With all the hate against the stripes, did any of the other options costs go up to compensate?” Because we aren’t out of the woods, yet! There are still tons of add-ons and packages that make me scratch my head like:

  • Handling Package (Cost: $850 USD)
  • Technology Package (Cost: $2,000 USD)
  • Vehicle Cover (Cost: $495 USD)
  • Carbon Fiber Instrument Cluster (Cost: $500 USD)

To name a few as examples. As I was reading up, I read that the full configuration (A full load) came out to over $100,000 USD. It looks to be the same as I build my fully configured rig that I have no intention of buying. What are your thoughts on all the little add-ins of purchasing a new car, or what Shelby has done?

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