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#2681 of 2924 Gasp and Go, Low Speed Lurch
Nov 07, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I have a 2006 Ford Mustang GT, automatic transmission, with 40,000 miles. The problem I am experiencing is what I call a low speed lurch or a gasp and go. I press down on the accelerator evenly, then all of a sudden it takes off. I back my car into my garage up a slight incline on a gravel driveway, 50% of the time, when it takes off the tires spin and gravel is thrown on my car. Has anyone had a similar experience? Or more importantly a solution? Dealer can't fix.
#2682 of 2924 Re: Traction in snow or on ice? [akirby]
Nov 08, 2007 (10:06 am)
Nope - Atlanta. I'm just repeating what I've heard dozens of people say who do live in the Northeast and drive RWD vehicles.
I do live in the NE and you hit the nail on the head. OK in light snow and never take it out in heavy snow or ice without real snow tires.
#2683 of 2924 Waiting for my California Special!
Nov 14, 2007 (1:59 am)
My first time on the forums here but not to Edmunds for sure! I'm waiting to get an '08 GT/CS as soon as I get an answer on my Social Security disability. I've waited over 3.5 years on this but only a year to get my 'stang. What I've found out is that the calif. special has all the options that I wanted and then some with a package price of $1895.00!! I've done the Ford website "price and build" thing a thousand times and found out that if I optioned out what I wanted, it ran over 2k. So...I seen a Candy Apple Red GT/CS on a dealers site and TA DA!! there she is. They have quoted me at invoice for the car, BUT I want it in the Vista Blue, so the search is on. I got my fingers crossed that this happens soon, not sure how much more I can take
I absolutely love the GT/CS, what a beautiful car.
Dec 05, 2007 (3:28 pm)
I also own an '06 GT with an auto trans and get a similar problem. I was told it was an issue with the "drive by wire" throttle body assembly. I'm not a huge fan of it since it can sometimes be hard to modulate in stop and go traffic. I am planing a flash tune to mine soon which I hear makes the throttle sensor a bit more crisp. I also added a Cold Air Intake system which greatly improved gas mileage and performance. I can usually get a solid 22 - 23 mpg while cruising on the interstate.
#2686 of 2924 Looking for sub-2007 GT
Dec 11, 2007 (11:44 am)
OK, so wife and I are hitting mid-life and we are looking for a toy. Leaning towards Stang cause that's what wife wants and let's face it, if she doesn't agree, it don't get done Me, I would prefer a 350Z. Anyway, we want a GT, red or dark red, stick, and here comes question #1...should we get convertible or coupe??? Obviously convertible would be nice but any drawbacks I don't know about?
and #2...how does one go about finding a car like this? Same way as any other? I want it as close to perfect as possible.
#3...how are these cars anyway? As I said, it will be a toy for us.
#2687 of 2924 Re: Looking for sub-2007 GT [ckone0814]
Dec 11, 2007 (11:53 am)
Obviously convertible would be nice but any drawbacks I don't know about?
If you leave the top down when it rains the interior gets wet, but I'm guessing you already knew that.......
Don't quite understand the sub-2007 comment - are you looking at a used vehicle or a new one? If you want a new one just go order one, or tell the dealer exactly what you want and see if he can find one in the computer at another dealer.
For used try ebay or autotrader.com
#2688 of 2924 Re: Looking for sub-2007 GT [akirby]
Dec 11, 2007 (11:59 am)
Used. Yeah, i was scanning autotrader...guess that's as good as any way. Would be nice to hook onto someone privately though - they'd get bettter $ and so would i.
#2689 of 2924 Re: Looking for sub-2007 GT [ckone0814]
Dec 11, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Check the local paper classifieds. Autotrader also has a lot of private party sales - you just have to weed out the dealers first.
#2690 of 2924 Re: Looking for sub-2007 GT [ckone0814]
Dec 11, 2007 (3:04 pm)
I've been at this thing of looking for the right Mustang. At least a year now. I've been waiting on a settlement to go and get one. Trust me when I say " I've really been looking". My settlement is now here and now I cant decide to get a used one or new?
During my searching I found a really super clean '05 Red one on ebay. I am leaning towards a new one, now that I have found the one that I had in mind. So here is a link to this car. It's a ebay listing that has expired, but I believe you can still contact the owner through it. This thing is really super clean, I mean show room clean.
Good luck with your search and email me anytime and I'd be happy to answer any question in regards to my adventures.
If you cant get to them let me know I have their email address.