• Sep 10, 2010
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Ford has yet to announce production numbers for the 2012 Mustang Boss 302, but you can bet that the car will be in high demand no matter how many are produced. The automaker has declared its new special edition Pony Car as the best-handling Mustang ever built, and fully expects its loyal customers to be eagerly awaiting the car's arrival next year.

With that in mind, Ford is being very particular about how many Boss 302s each of its dealerships will get, and in many cases, a dealer might not receive any inventory at all. According to Boss302Forum.com, the allocation of cars will be decided in two ways. First, the large-volume dealers that make up 75 percent of sales will receive 75 percent of the Boss 302 allocation. The actual number of cars each dealership receives will depend on the last 12 months of sales ending in September of 2010, although each dealer is guaranteed at least one Boss 302. The distribution of the remaining 25 percent will be determined via a lottery, with each of the remaining dealers receiving one chip simply for being a dealer, and an additional chip for every Mustang it has sold within the last 12 months. Each of these dealers will not receive more than one Boss 302.

So what does this mean for those interested in buying a 2012 Mustang Boss 302? The likely outcome is that dealers will try and make the most of the limited supply and slap on outrageous "market adjustments" to the price tag. Just like with the Shelby GT500 in 2007, customers should expect to pay a premium for the most desirable 'Stang on the market.

[Source: Boss302Forum.com]

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      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mind explaining to me how ANY of this car is rice?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The race for the highest markup begins as soon as orders are open.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What planet are you from hankcal (nevermind, always easy to spot a dyed in the wool bowtie fanatic)

      Ford currently makes the V6, GT, GT500, and soon the SE Boss (the Boss essentially replaces the Bullitt Mustang as an SE) after that its packages. The GT500 gets a performance package, the GT gets the California Special and Brembo packages, the V6 gets the Pony Package.

      Saleen, Roush, SMS, et al are not Ford special edition cars, they are tuner cars or are considered there own manufacturers (RUF probably the most famous with thier 911 based cars).

      Anyways lets see about the Camaro and Corvette, you've got Bumble Bee (quality there, some autobot badges and it was painted yellow), and the limited edition green V6 car (the name escapes me at the moment) that suddenly turned into a regular production color (hows that for hosing people who bought an SE car) and later on the Z/28. With the Corvette you have the Grand Sport (essentially uses Z06 parts), the Z06, the Z06 carbon edition (uses bits and pieces from the ZR1) and of course the ZR1.

      I dont think I need to get into the Earnhardt edition Monte Carlos (woo hoo, real quality performance car there, I dont even think they got the top of the line suspension or engine, just some consecutive numbering, some stickers, and two tone paint scheme).

      And while waiting for your 2003-2009 Camaro convention invite, part of the reason the Camaro when on hiatus is because GM failed to keep interest in the model. The Firebird got some attention but the Camaro pretty was pretty much left stagnant during the 4th gen years (in comparison Ford had the Bullitt, the Mach, and the Terminator to keep people interested) sales suffered as a result (though a lack of SE models were not entirely at fault).

      And if you really want to get down to it, your 5th gen Camaro and the Dodge Challenger owe ther current exsistance to Ford and the Mustang, had it not sold in considereable numbers for coupe (IIRC nearly a million since 2005) the business case wouldn't have flown for either car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The dealerships when they are making next to nothing on the 20 Fusions they just sold.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I won't pay over MSRP. If that means I don't get one, so be it. Ford is leaving money on the table if they put such artificial constraints on production. It's not like the dealer markup is making it back to Ford...
      • 4 Years Ago
      All I can think about when I see pictures of the Boss 302 are XFL and World League football uniforms.

      The way they are using the high contrast color arrangements is amateurish.
      paul m. morgan
      • 4 Years Ago
      Build your own Boss 302. For starters it will cost you 6,000 for a very original '69.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hideous wheels? Have we been seeing the same car?


      I think you need your eyes checked

      Yes we have been seeing the same car and nope, no need to have my eyes checked. They are ugly. And I am a Ford guy. The back bumper and tail lights need to be fixed, the unpainted plastic needs to go, and more than one dash color option should be available. They have ruined the Mustang for me. The only thing I like is the sequential led's, the layout/quality of the interior, some wheels, some color choices, and the new engines. The rest can go back to the drawing board. Or the junkyard.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good news for me as I suspect I'll have to find a nearby restroom to throw up in as soon as I see the silver with red wheels version.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I've heard this rubbish for decades: OEM's hype 'exclusivity' to stir those who think they are buying a classic/limited production vehicle......these would-be collectors rush the showrooms, pay the premiums and rarely drive their trophies lest excess milage sully the future value of their hanger-queen. Meanwhile, back at the factory, exec's gauge the showroom traffic fall-off, kick production up a couple notches and push more product into public view. Ferrari does it, the practice is killing Mercedes' prestige. Does anyone think Ford, with a mountain of debt, won't do it? You'll know it's about to happen when a Boss 302 up-spec "S" version is introduced in a year or so, leaving today's much-anticipated standard Boss to slip out of the spotlight and into its intended role as corporate money maker. FoMoCo isn't going to let dealers make an extra $5000 when the cash can be brought back to Dearborn
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have been looking forward to the release of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang for a while, and now that it's finally here, I'd really be interested in purchasing it... BUT NOT FOR ONE DIME OVER MSRP!

      Why must dealerships take advantage of the low production numbers of these cars and fleece their customers? After an online inquiry, my local Ford dealer notified me that they are asking $10,000 over MSRP for the new Boss 302 Mustang, and that amount is non-negotiable. I told them to KISS MY ASS!
      • 4 Years Ago
      yeah, isn't that why they are called "Dealer" ship and not "bargain"ship
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