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#2739 of 2921 Re: Clogged water drain [pathrider]
Jan 27, 2008 (10:58 am)
You got ripped. Go back and scream. There's a TSB on the water leak issue - #07-14-6. The problem is almost always on the passenger side. This applies to 2005 through 2008 Mustangs and the online publication date of the TSB was 7/3/07.
The thing that is sad is that Ford gives four four possible causes in the TSB:
1) Loose grommets and/or sealer skips around the cowl area;
2) loose A-pillar window weather stripping retainer;
3) misaligned body harness grommet through the firewall; and/or
4) misaligned body harness grommet from the front passenger door.
Funny thing, mine nevers see rain or a car wash so I'll never know if it has this problem!
#2740 of 2921 My '08 Stang destroyed at dealership!
Jan 27, 2008 (8:01 pm)
I've been having a real string of bad luck lately, first my '05 Chyrysler 300' motor seizes up, and now my Stang gets smashed up at the dealership.
I went in for my first service with only 2200kms I've had my Mustang for 4 months. While the car was parked at the drive in doors waiting for someone to pull it in me and a few other guys were admiring the car when the garage door opens and one of their own service techs with an F-150 backs rite over the hood of my Stang. We all watched in shock as this happened........so now me the lucky guy that I am get to drive around in a Focus while the dealership i bought my brand new GT from fixes it after they crash into it. How nice eh!!
#2741 of 2921 Re: My '08 Stang destroyed at dealership! [stang81]
Jan 28, 2008 (3:48 pm)
A FOCUS???? I don't think so! I would DEMAND at least a "girlie Stang" (V-6) while they fix it......
#2743 of 2921 The Do's and Dont's of Buying a Mustang?
Apr 29, 2008 (5:02 am)
I want a used '05 Mustang with a manual transmission. I've never owned a Mustang before. Any tips on buying such a vehicle?
It will be primarily a year-round work car to get to work and back. I don't know how many miles per day though because I'm in the middle of changing jobs and could end up working anywhere between 1 miles to 20 miles from home. I'm a registered nurse by education; about to graduate in a week or so.
#2744 of 2921 06 GT Gas Mileage
May 02, 2008 (3:20 am)
I have an 06 GT with Manual Transmission and I am getting an average of 25 mpg,
driving 50% highway and 50% urban and rural. It can be done if you drive the torque and upshift quickly, I'm in fifth by 35 mph and I use cruise alot. A 50 -55 mph cruise can deliver over 30 mpg!
#2745 of 2921 Re: 06 GT Gas Mileage [macatowa]
May 02, 2008 (5:50 am)
" It can be done if you drive the torque and upshift quickly, I'm in fifth by 35 mph and I use cruise alot. A 50 -55 mph cruise can deliver over 30 mpg! "
Ummm, No Thanks and No.
#2746 of 2921 Re: The Do's and Dont's of Buying a Mustang? [monsterzero_jr]
May 05, 2008 (10:42 am)
If you are in the market for an '05 Mustang, make sure you look for a build date after April '05. It will be on a plate on the door jam.
Ford had problems initially but seemed to have worked out the kinks by then.
#2747 of 2921 Re: My '08 Stang destroyed at dealership! [stang81]
May 15, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Ford dealer also put a big dent in my Mustang!!!
Have an 05 GT Premium. Love the car completely (no longer even think of getting a Vette) , but the service has been atrocious. Seems like every time I take it in for maintenance, they scuff it up or scratch it. Once, they even put the wrong oil in it, at least according to the invoice. I bring 6 qts of my own Mobil One for oil changes; service guy comes over and tells me that it isn't enough!
Ford service dept. is a dirty cave, compared to Honda service, where you can eat off the floors, and the service is top notch. Last new Honda I bought, however, had more problems than the Mustang.
#2748 of 2921 Re: My '08 Stang destroyed at dealership! [pony_pirate]
May 18, 2008 (9:43 am)
Sounds like your dealer is especially ghetto - can you try another one? Is there one within reasonable distance, because the 4 Ford dealers here where I live are all much better than you are describing. One other possible alternative would be to take it to a Lincoln/Mercury dealer. They are almost always a cut above the Ford dealer in courtesy, competence and although the store may not be new and fancy, it's usually in decent shape. Try it, you may really like it. That is what I do, by the way.