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#1803 of 2124 Re: 2004 Ford Mustang GT [dispencer1]
Jul 07, 2005 (11:25 pm)
" drove a new Montego the other day. When you pushed down on the accelerator for a second the car felt like it was in neutral than started accelerating. The salesman said that it had been sitting and was cold. I walked and I'd recommend that you do the same. There are literally thousands of 2004's around with low mileage -under 10k - and this one sounds like a lemon to me. Wonder why it has been sitting there for two years? Wonder why the dealer didn't get a tech to look at it? I'd look for another dealer and definitely another car. "
The Montego has throttle-by-wire, so that may account for the hesitation on acceleration. If they get it wrong, and many a car seem to have it wrong, you get a lag. It is not just US makes that have problems. I would prefer to not mess with throttle-by-wire and electronic steering assist. As for the 2004 Mustang, it does not have throttle-by-wire. The new one does. I don't know what is wrong with the car on the lot, but like the other posting person said, walk away if it is not running good. Why start out on the wrong foot?
#1804 of 2124 Re: Douglas Tires [stangchica19]
Jul 13, 2005 (10:15 am)
The tires on my car are 15" - I have the V6 2000 convertible (205 65R 15) Were the 15s still Eagle GA's?
#1805 of 2124 Re: 2004 Ford Mustang GT [m1miata]
Jul 13, 2005 (10:17 am)
The new Malibu has electric steering and I didn't notice any problem. The car steered fine. I didn't even know that it had electric steering until I read the brochure later. The throttle by wire though on the Montego was a strange experience.
#1806 of 2124 Original Equipment Tire Brand 2000 V6 Convertible
Jul 17, 2005 (11:16 am)
I have a 2000 V6 convertible. I'm trying to find out what the original equipment tires were on this car. Size is 205 65R 15. Were they Eagle GA's on the V6 models? I have Douglas tires that the original owner put on and want to replace them with the original brand and model of tires. Does anyone remember?
#1807 of 2124 Re: Original Equipment Tire Brand 2000 V6 Convertible [dispencer1]
Jul 18, 2005 (7:02 pm)
My 2000 v6 convert had the Goodyear GAs...replaced with Toyos.
#1808 of 2124 Re: Original Equipment Tire Brand 2000 V6 Convertible [fdthird]
Jul 19, 2005 (8:40 pm)
Thanks for the info. I may do the same but it would be nice to stick with original equipment tires.
#1809 of 2124 Re: Unhappy Mustang Momma
Jul 27, 2005 (5:54 pm)
I bought a 2004 Convertible Anniversary Edition, Screaming Yellow with a White top. It had 30 miles on it when I bought it. Now I have 6500 miles on it. The first 1500 miles were fine then the car started vibrating real bad so I took it back to the dealer. First they thought the differential was the problem, ruled that one out and started on the trans and drive shaft. I told them that's what I thought it was in the beginning. They had my car for 2 weeks.
I have had it back for 3 weeks now and it is vibrating again and the gas mileage is horrible. Also, it doesn't have the power it had before.
Has anyone else had any problems with their car.
I am a very unhappy Mustang owner.
Jul 27, 2005 (6:03 pm)
What problems has anyone found with the 2004 Mustang V6. I seem to be having transmission problems. What else is wrong with them?
#1811 of 2124 pony power
Aug 03, 2005 (6:03 pm)
i just got a 86 mustang gt 5.0 hatchback for free. u can only guess the body as it was "free"
it doesnt have the original motor iether, i havnt had much luck figuring out what motor it is or from what yr or make the engine came from. i have pinpointed it down to a 351 HO , or windsor, maybe even a cleavland.to boot it hasnt ran in a yr but when it did it ran tops. 5 spd.
real question is, should i invest time on making a fast mustang or invest time on making a fast buck selling parts. body's got rust, lol not to sure on the frame (the car is 3 county's away and i have to tow it to my place for further exam ) interior, well u get the idea...
any input would be great, hell maybe even a deal!!
Aug 03, 2005 (8:48 pm)
I'm quite familiar with the 86 5.0. I'm not sure though, from your description, you have much to sell on this one that's worth anything parted out. I'd probably get it running good, and sell the car, if it were me.