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Ford Mustang, Coupe
#506 of 2124 re: Should we buy a 99 mustang gt??
May 07, 2003 (1:13 pm)
jkeith1, in my experience, the Mustang is an fairly reliable car overall, but possessed of minor, if irritating, build-quality issues (an unintended retro feature of the car it seems).
My 2002 GT squeaks over bumps (normal, says Ford), clunks into second gear, the A/C compressor makes a "shinck" noise as its clutch goes in and out, the driver's side window squeaks noisely as it goes down and just recently the car has started making a ticking noise that I think might be a tiny exhaust leak (getting it checked out soon).
Not major problems, but annoying nonetheless. However, when I fire her up and hear the exhaust roar, all is forgiven... : )
#507 of 2124 Mine did that too...
May 07, 2003 (6:58 pm)
my '02 did the same thing with regards to the 2nd gear "Clunk". I've installed a Steeda Tri-Ax on my '03 which cleaned a lot of that up. Can't understand WHY it helped as it is just a shifter but whatever...
Anyone know about how long you should go until cleaning a K and N Air filter? Oh ya, and HOW do I clean it?
May 08, 2003 (12:03 am)
Most autoparts stores should carry a cleaning kit for them and they have instructions on it. Its pretty simple.
#509 of 2124 K&N cleaning
May 08, 2003 (12:28 pm)
Cleaning intervals are at 50k unless you drive on dirt roads etc...
#510 of 2124 Should we buy a 99 mustang gt??
May 08, 2003 (6:06 pm)
I have a '99 with 65K miles on it...NO problems whatsoever. Just keeping the fluids changed regularly....and peel everynow and then.
Dropped in a K&N last winter....will convert to dual exhaust and 17" wheels/tires this summer....the way it runs, I'm looking to have her for the long haul.
Mine is black, no wing. Looks smooth as silk!
#511 of 2124 A question
Jun 06, 2003 (10:29 am)
Regarding gt4me's posts above...why does the 03 have a better safety rating then the 02??
Jun 06, 2003 (2:39 pm)
Maybe the better headrests? Aren't they more adjustable, larger and could actually help in the event of a crash?
My '02 has headrests straight out of 1967... : (
#513 of 2124 To answer your question...
Jun 08, 2003 (3:34 pm)
I have no idea why?? But I'm not arguing about the savings!
Jun 09, 2003 (10:13 am)
I'd be interested to know if there are any safety rating differences between the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 models.
#515 of 2124 Count Me In!!
Jun 11, 2003 (10:10 am)
I just bought an 03 GT convertible Centennial Edition - black leather interior, black top, two-tone leather interior. sweeet. can you tell I'm excited? "mid life" - yes, "crisis" - no. So now what, how do I "enhance"? gt4me you mentioned a new shifter. I'm a novice here, what's the difference? does anyone recommend a bra? any other recommendations?