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Ford Mustang, Coupe
#2855 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [tayl0rd]
Dec 16, 2009 (1:08 am)
good timming! I had to buy when I bought, knowing full well of the likely hood of a 2011 5.0! Too bad Ford doesn't lease, at least not Mustangs. I may have to take a hit and trade up provided the economy doesn't degrade further next year.
One cool thing about the prospects of 6 gears is that it enables Ford to safely offer a significantly higher rear gear ratio. Imagine a factory 4.75+ option? That sounds enticing.
#2856 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:08 am)
Who says Ford doesn't lease mustangs?
#2857 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [akirby]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:32 pm)
A Ford dealer sales rep.
#2858 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 17, 2009 (8:54 am)
I was not able to get a lease payment estimate on a mustang on the Ford website so you may be correct. That's really strange. I knew they were being more conservative on the residual values but that's the first time I'd heard of a mfr refusing to lease a specific model.
Of course you can always lease through a 3rd party.
#2859 of 2921 Help! 06 Mustang makes funny noises.
Dec 21, 2009 (9:53 pm)
I need help with possible solutions to my mustang problem. I have an 06 mustang gt 5 speed with 55,000 onit. I have long tube headers and h pipe and drag radials. Everthing else stock. The car has been this way since 07. Within the past 5 months a rattling noise has developed. It happens in turns left or right and also if I start driving or if I am driving and let of the gas. A small but obnoxious rattle which sounds like its coming from up front. In the turns the car bogs a little and then when you straight it is fine. I have had clutch, pp and to bearing checked. This noise I cannot recreate at idle when I rev the motor. Some people say its the rearend and the noise is traveling up to the front. I have checked all my exhaust clearances and all is well. Does anyone out there know what this could be? I have also had my car at ford and they dont know. HEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPP!!!!!!!!!!
#2860 of 2921 Re: Help! 06 Mustang makes funny noises. [jace93]
Dec 22, 2009 (10:14 am)
Sounds like your rearend is on its way out the door. Could be the ring gear or the spider gears. Probably just the ring gear, though. I have a 3.55 ring and pinion I can sell to ya. It has less than 2,000 miles on it. Email me if you're interested. Subject: 3.55 Ring Gear
#2861 of 2921 OVERDRIVE LOCKOUT ??
Dec 24, 2009 (12:45 pm)
Just wondering--How many of you press the button(right side) on gearshift lever to
concel overdrive to decelerate when slowing down for a traffic signal and/or slow
traffic ahead. I have a 07 V-6 convert. and do it often so as to use engine
breaking to slow down and save the brakes ...
#2862 of 2921 Re: OVERDRIVE LOCKOUT ?? [deadeye1]
Dec 24, 2009 (3:03 pm)
and do it often so as to use engine
breaking to slow down
Seems kind of drastic to break your engine just to slow down.......
Seriously though, you can buy a lifetime supply of brake pads for the cost of one transmission rebuild.......
#2863 of 2921 Re: OVERDRIVE LOCKOUT ?? [deadeye1]
Dec 25, 2009 (2:30 pm)
Sounds like you shoulda gotta standard. Nothing wrong with engine breaking IF you do it propperly. Modulating clutch pedal, ensuring rpms never exceed about 3k and the engine should always assist, not replace wholely,your breaks. I find this practice to be fun and effective, as well as a superior method of breaking over the middle pedal only. During emergency situations, it might be safer and quicker to just use your breaks. I believe automatics aren't suitable for engine breaking and wouldn't recommend it but give credit for the imagination. Getta stick:)
#2864 of 2921 Re: OVERDRIVE LOCKOUT ?? [jmaroun]
Dec 25, 2009 (3:18 pm)
I guess I was being too subtle. Break is what you get when you overstress something. Brakes stop the car. Sorry - major pet peeve.