Joe Mahan Ford(the ford dealer in my town) just got their MACH 1 out on the lot yesterday. I went first thing this morning to check it out. Very nice first impression. Of course they want to trade with me. I ask Mark to find out if I could use the X-plan on it and what the Finanancing would be. While doing that I countinued checking out the car in detail. Thats were it got sappy. As I examined the paint.(anal about paint because of new paint job on my car) It has chips on the paint on both doors the bumper(where it meets side on the deck lid. At least 10 total. The ones on the doors are as big as my thumb and the one where the bumper meets the side fender is 2 or 3 inches long. little chips on the Passenger side scoop and I don't remember all I may go take some pics later or tommorow after they are closed. I was stunned. When the salesman came back he told me I could use the xplan and thats it. I told him that he would have to do a little bit better than that. And explained why(paint). He said he didn't know about it and I showed him. He said it must have happened during transport. I told him that I didn't care if it happened during transport or if it came from the factory like that(which I doubt. If it did Ford needs to address some quality control issues) I wasn't going to pay full price for a Mach 1 with F***** up paint. They guy was nice though and complimented my car and all. Talked straight but didn't want to talk much about that paint. I think who ever deluxed the car there at the dealer did it. I left with the guys card. I decided to go back and show my freind. Another salesman comes up. (real arogant) acts like the paint is no big deal. I notice there is tire wet all over the fender and all the wat slung onto the door paint and Mach one Sticker. He said they had never had a problem with that peeling paint or stickers. It only says on the bottle not to let dry on painted surfaces. The undercarrage is dirty like someone took it on a gravel road. This guy said "we'll trade with you" and I replied " I'm sure you will". He says no I'm serious. I am laughing by this time. So once again I say "Yes sir, I am more than positive that you would like to make some money off of me tommorow if not today." He grinned back. He is slowly realizing I don't have to have this MACH 1 and that I am not a complete idiot. He also compliments my car and tells me when I get serious to come and talk to them. I told him they would have to do something in one form or another about that paint. I told them to take my number and when they figure out something to call me. He said no need. He knew my name and that I lived right down the street. He said my mustang is one of the dealers favorite in town. And then preceed to tell me where I lived to vairify himself. So I can't figure out if this guys is bloing smoke up my a** or what. I couldn't really even tell that they wanted to sell the car. He also interupted me 100 times as I was trying to talk to him. The first salesman Mark never made it over to me again. It seemed more like this. Let us bend you over and you. We think this car should be 30grand wether it has 10-15 chips in the paint or not. Ford customer care and enthusiasm sucks. He also told me the will have there SVT line up next year, that is going to be a nightmare. I'll keep you posted if they call or try to work a deal up with me. I doubt it though. thats why I didn't buy either one of my first Mustang GT's from them. But thats the only Mach 1 I have seen around here. Most of them are sold correct. I'll probably just end up keeping the GT and get a Cobra Killer Kit. Pimp Daddy Ho Club, here I come. (MAYBE) Just thought you guys might like to know about my MAch 1 experence. I may go test drive it tommorow. The first salesman handed me the keys "like take a drive." I knew better though. I would have drove that car home and never though twice about it. (that was before I started checking out the paint) Nice car though. I love the engine with shaker. Not to much on the wheels and black wing. Of cousre the new steeda wing and Cobra bumper would go on nice. But i know some would think thats taking away from the Mach 1. I thinkits wourt it because of the motor it has. Basically a 01 Cobra motor right? Sorry this is so long.