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The Best 2024 Ford Mustang Just Got More Expensive Because Of The Gas-Guzzler Tax

https://carbuzz.com/news/best-2024-ford-mustang-price-increase-gas-guzzler-tax

The Best 2024 Ford Mustang Just Got More Expensive Because Of The Gas-Guzzler Tax
May. 04, 2023 1:02 PM ET

The Dark Horse and the V8-powered GT with the manual are the models that are affected.

The new Mustang hasn't even hit dealerships yet but that hasn't stopped Ford from increasing the price of the Dark Horse and Dark Horse Premium derivatives.

According to the automaker's website, the base Mustang Dark Horse now weighs in at $59,270, which is $1,300 more than before, while the Premium model is priced at $61,865 - a $1,700 increase. These prices exclude destination/delivery charges.

So what's the reason behind this sudden increase? Spokesperson Mike Levine told Motor1 that the Dark Horse has been subjected to the Gas Guzzler Tax.

"While we strive for efficiency, Mustangs equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 with manual transmission will be subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax," said Levine in a statement.

S650 Mustang Gas Guzzler Tax Increased Pricing on S650 Mustang GT Manual and Dark Horse Models 1133760

S650 Mustang Gas Guzzler Tax Increased Pricing on S650 Mustang GT Manual and Dark Horse Models 1133759


The manual-equipped GT variants are also more expensive. Both the GT Fastback and GT Premium Fastback are $1,000 pricier than before. Opting for the 10-speed auto 'box negates the problem. The price difference between the two models is far smaller than it was before, though.

Naturally, the EcoBoost models have retained their original pricing. The four-cylinder Mustangs can no longer be specified with a manual transmission, so the 10-speed automatic is the only way to go.

Getting back to the Dark Horse models, things can get expensive if you select a few costly extras. Options like the Recaro leather-trimmed seats ($1,650), Pattern Painted stripes ($5,495), Dark Horse Handling Package ($4,995), Dark Horse Appearance Package ($1,500), and 10-speed automatic transmission ($1,595) can push the price of the Premium derivative close to the $80,000 mark.

That makes it nearly as expensive as the outgoing GT500, which is one of the best muscle cars that money can buy.

But the Dark Horse has plenty of appealing attributes that will attract buyers. It is a cut above the regular Mustang, and Ford describes it as a track-capable vehicle. That's not just a marketing spiel; the halo model comes with an uprated 5.0-liter V8 motor that produces 500 horsepower. The Coyote engine features piston connecting rods from the Mustang Shelby GT500 and a dual throttle-body intake design. Ford claims this is the most powerful production naturally-aspirated V8 Mustang ever.

Other impressive updates include a rear axle cooler, a lightweight radiator, an auxiliary engine oil cooler, and stronger cooling fans - all included to improve on-track performance. Other incredible options include the carbon fiber wheels which reportedly save 10 lbs per wheel. It sounds like a seriously impressive machine and makes us wonder how far Ford will go with the Shelby derivative, which is rumored to arrive in 2025.
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Still curious why the configurators summary prices do not match
while the Premium model is priced at $61,865 - a $1,700 increase
S650 Mustang Gas Guzzler Tax Increased Pricing on S650 Mustang GT Manual and Dark Horse Models 1683302607980

S650 Mustang Gas Guzzler Tax Increased Pricing on S650 Mustang GT Manual and Dark Horse Models 1683302615581
 

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After seeing what Carbuzz posts, I'll treat their stories like fan fiction. They're big about comparing mustangs to exotic cars and full write ups on some rendering of a car. I'm pretty sure half of their mustang sources are from social media posts.
 

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According to this article, the package price increases in addition to gas guzzler are happening, and are due to increased demand

The new pricing is as follows:

Mustang GT - $44,090 (previously $43,090)
Mustang GT Premium - $48,610 (previously $47,610)
Mustang Dark Horse - $60,865 (previously $59,565)
Mustang Dark Horse Premium - $63,460 (previously $62,060)

All figures include a $1,595 destination charge.

A Ford spokesman told Motor Authority the latest price increases are due to a gas guzzler tax and a readjustment for increased demand.

The price of some individual options for the Dark Horse have also increased, the spokesman said. They include the Appearance Package at $1,500, up $250; the Handling Package at $4,995, up $495; and the carbon-fiber wheels at $8,995, up $500.
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1139566_2024-ford-mustang-gt-dark-horse-see-price-increases
 


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they got rid of eb manual???? what! noooo we dont need more units getting chopped in lieu of automatics

damn....

S650 Mustang Gas Guzzler Tax Increased Pricing on S650 Mustang GT Manual and Dark Horse Models Screenshot 2023-05-05 at 6.01.02 PM
 

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The whole article could have been summarized in 2 or 3 sentences mate :D
 

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Do these prices apply to people who already ordered?
Depends on if your dealer honors Price Protection or not. Call and ask. They all have the ability, but some have not in the past.
 

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Depends on if your dealer honors Price Protection or not. Call and ask. They all have the ability, but some have not in the past.
Thank you. I'll ask him.
 

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This is the problem I have with this, the whole point of going with the MT-82 D4 transmission was to stay out of the gas guzzler tax. Now that they are adding the gas guzzer tax why keep the MT-82D4 and go with the Tremec on all models. I have had no issues with the Getrag but I would prefer the Tremec as you don't have to go with 4.09 gearing to get the better torque multiplier.
 

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This is the problem I have with this, the whole point of going with the MT-82 D4 transmission was to stay out of the gas guzzler tax. Now that they are adding the gas guzzer tax why keep the MT-82D4 and go with the Tremec on all models. I have had no issues with the Getrag but I would prefer the Tremec as you don't have to go with 4.09 gearing to get the better torque multiplier.
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Right. I’d even pay an extra $1000 to get the tremec
 

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Now, as of 01/24, the manuals get the start/stop and no charge for gas guzzler. I got the window sticker today to confirm it. I like saving $1000 to just push a button next to the starter.
 

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Just passing the news....

The Best 2024 Ford Mustang Just Got More Expensive Because Of The Gas-Guzzler Tax

https://carbuzz.com/news/best-2024-ford-mustang-price-increase-gas-guzzler-tax

The Best 2024 Ford Mustang Just Got More Expensive Because Of The Gas-Guzzler Tax
May. 04, 2023 1:02 PM ET

The Dark Horse and the V8-powered GT with the manual are the models that are affected.

The new Mustang hasn't even hit dealerships yet but that hasn't stopped Ford from increasing the price of the Dark Horse and Dark Horse Premium derivatives.

According to the automaker's website, the base Mustang Dark Horse now weighs in at $59,270, which is $1,300 more than before, while the Premium model is priced at $61,865 - a $1,700 increase. These prices exclude destination/delivery charges.

So what's the reason behind this sudden increase? Spokesperson Mike Levine told Motor1 that the Dark Horse has been subjected to the Gas Guzzler Tax.

"While we strive for efficiency, Mustangs equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 with manual transmission will be subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax," said Levine in a statement.

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The manual-equipped GT variants are also more expensive. Both the GT Fastback and GT Premium Fastback are $1,000 pricier than before. Opting for the 10-speed auto 'box negates the problem. The price difference between the two models is far smaller than it was before, though.

Naturally, the EcoBoost models have retained their original pricing. The four-cylinder Mustangs can no longer be specified with a manual transmission, so the 10-speed automatic is the only way to go.

Getting back to the Dark Horse models, things can get expensive if you select a few costly extras. Options like the Recaro leather-trimmed seats ($1,650), Pattern Painted stripes ($5,495), Dark Horse Handling Package ($4,995), Dark Horse Appearance Package ($1,500), and 10-speed automatic transmission ($1,595) can push the price of the Premium derivative close to the $80,000 mark.

That makes it nearly as expensive as the outgoing GT500, which is one of the best muscle cars that money can buy.

But the Dark Horse has plenty of appealing attributes that will attract buyers. It is a cut above the regular Mustang, and Ford describes it as a track-capable vehicle. That's not just a marketing spiel; the halo model comes with an uprated 5.0-liter V8 motor that produces 500 horsepower. The Coyote engine features piston connecting rods from the Mustang Shelby GT500 and a dual throttle-body intake design. Ford claims this is the most powerful production naturally-aspirated V8 Mustang ever.

Other impressive updates include a rear axle cooler, a lightweight radiator, an auxiliary engine oil cooler, and stronger cooling fans - all included to improve on-track performance. Other incredible options include the carbon fiber wheels which reportedly save 10 lbs per wheel. It sounds like a seriously impressive machine and makes us wonder how far Ford will go with the Shelby derivative, which is rumored to arrive in 2025.
I believe the Government wants to make Muscle cars extinct?
The Ford Mustang is the only Muscle Car left.
Dodge, Chevrolet Camaro are all EXTINCT.
The will be back with Battery Packs and NO MUSCLE!
No loud exhaust pipes or Purr of the V-8 Engine.
I believe Ford Motor Company has to be under great pressure to make an All Electric Mustang.
Ford will probably comprise & make a hybrid, 2027 Mustang.
You heard it here first?
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