351CJ said:No matter how hard one tries to word a sentance, it always seems it can be interpreted 5 different ways.
The point I was making is that the NEWER vehicle models use SMALLER reflectors and the SAME bulbs as the older vehicles.
The other thing I don't understand is are the "Fog" lamps really fog lamps at all or are they high beams or are they just for show. Most factory "Fog" lamps are really pretty much usless in fog in the first place. They are more for aestitics than anything else. If the V6 has low & high beams in one reflector, than the GT must too, so the grille mounted fog lamps must be for show and even if you loose a little efficiency that's not a big deal. Also since the fog lamps are not on the V6, cost must be far less of a factor since the GT is going to sticker for $5K - $7K more than a V6 so there should be an extra $33.45 in the budget to use projector lamps after all projector headlamps were used on Cougars that stickered for $18K.
As you said what makes or breaks a car is often the details. The 2005 Mustang, is 97% of the way there. Its just that last 3%, like the missing IRS, fog lamps, mast antenna on the front fender, Pirelli Tires, that will turn off customers and let the Car Rags rip on Ford.
Last post on Fogs: If you note, the parabola VOLUME is most likely larger, and irregularly shaped, as well, the bulbs ARE a bit different, and the price variances are in the $.03-$.15 range. Sounds like peanuts to us and our one car, but when you multiply that out over a say, 250K production run, all of a sudden your talking about a few hundred throusand dollars, that usually gets prioritized elsewhere, like VVT. And of the $5-$7K price difference, there is probably only $500 that Ford actually gets, when you amortize the total platform costs across all model lines. I am sure that the V6 guy is paying for some GT equipment.
Cheers, Happy Holidays. Can't wait for the autoshow!