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#2877 of 2921 These days, Ford is Dependable
Jan 25, 2010 (1:57 pm)
I own a 2010 Mustang GT, and put 8000 miles on'er. My girl has a 2005 Ford Focus, ..she's put over 105,000mi on it. Other than the Stang's passenger seat belt light comming on all the time, and the Focus's squeaky breaks..I'd say they're solid cars. I can't say about the 2005 Stang, but mine feels strong and reliable so far and I ride'r hard pretty much every single day. Now, I've driven Hondas, Toyotas, and even BMW's. For me, Ford reliability has been on par with my 2000 Toyota Camry..and is far more reliable than my 08 BMW 335.
I'd recommend Ford based upon my experience.
In fact, I'd be comfortable getting Ford's 2011 5.0 GT on its first year out! If you're nervous about it, I'll tell you now, the 2010 4.6L is solid. I looked at the Camaro..it's a tank, with poor visibility front and rear, and unfortunately, Chevy has one of the worst reliability records. Check out consumer reports.
There is no other car out there that can compare with the Stang at its price point. I've checked them all out. I bought my base 2010 GT for 25k (with 3.73 gear ratio package). Price creeps up fast when you pile on options though. The nearest better car, with comparable muscle, is obviously a BMW 335..but that's $15k more..and doesn't have the reliability you're looking fore. The G37 and 370Z might be an option but they'll also cost more than the Stang and offer different fashion. Don't even think about fwd Honda Civic Si, or Mazdaspeed3, or ven VWJetta..they all suck in the torque department big time or suffer from nasty torque steer.
good luck with your choice,
#2878 of 2921 ford says i need a new engine (help)
Apr 07, 2010 (4:48 pm)
so i picked up a 2005 mustang...worst buy of my life. so many things wrong with it that i was not informed of. but i brought it to a ford dealer because when i let my foot slight off the brake it would shake. fords telling me that two out of the 6 cylinders are not working and my compression is low and that i need a new engine.
do i need a new engine? and could it be something else smaller that i can just repair without buying a new engine?
theyre also saying theres only one engine left in the country which is total bs,
#2879 of 2921 Re: ford says i need a new engine (help) [bloopxd]
Apr 09, 2010 (7:57 am)
It depends on why the compression is low.
If it's a head/valve problem that head can be can be repaired/replaced.
If it's a cylinder/ring problem you'll need a bottom end rebuild or used replacement engine may be cheaper.
Find out specifically what is causing the low compression, if they haven't already told you.
Ford dealers won't rebuild an engine for the most part. they recommend a replacement.
You can probably shop around and get a better deal from a good mechanic that at the ford dealer. IMHO
#2880 of 2921 2007 convetible mustang
Jun 18, 2010 (11:01 am)
I was wondering if anyones rear defrost tab has come off of the glass? If so what action was taken?
#2881 of 2921 This may be a silly question...
Jul 10, 2010 (4:38 pm)
I was reading a Motor Trend article on the the 2011 3.7 V-6. The article mentioned a Performance Package ($1995) which gave upgrades to suspension and wheels. However, when I go to the Ford website there is no mention of this package. Was the Motor trend article wrong? It sounded like the V-6 could be a really nice car with 300+ hp and pulling .96g. Wow!
How come the Ford site makes no mention of a Performance Package?
#2883 of 2921 Re: This may be a silly question... [nomowhale]
Jul 11, 2010 (2:50 pm)
"...available late summer..."
Thanks, I can't wait.
#2884 of 2921 2011 Mustang V6 305 hp ordered
Jul 13, 2010 (5:15 pm)
I have placed an order for my version of an economy car that can simultaneously accomodate my needs for speed and acceleration along with a rated 31 miles per gallon when gasoline conservation seems appealing. I was just informed that I may have to wait until September production, but the final details are currently out. Dealer ordered cars for placing in their stock seldom are set up just as you might prefer, but waiting for a special order has its own agonies!
#2886 of 2921 Re: 2011 Mustang V6 305 hp ordered [wtd44]
Oct 19, 2010 (6:28 am)
I hope you do a lot of gentle highway driving if you expect 31 MPG.
And yes, I realize I'm replying to a 5-month-old post, but something needs to wake this forum up!