Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1071 of 1524 Re: Not a smooth shifter [cobragt]
Apr 08, 2006 (8:40 pm)
Consumer Reports: Mustang 2004 reliability looks excellent.
MSN Auto: Reliability excellent.
JD Powers mechanical looks like an excellent rating as well.
The 2005 is rated lower on JD Powers for mechanical than the 2004.
The 2005 and 2006 overall is a pretty good rating. And I would imagine compared to other Ford and GM cars of the past is pretty darn good for the first year. That said, it looks like some new car issues have come up. Not being able to fill the tank with gas is no small issue. Weird noises can drive one mad, as in crazy. Perhaps the 2007 cars will not have the problems that should have been taken care of last year.
The current and past model Mustang is something I will consider for a next car. Do they match Japan or Korean car reliability, that is another question?
#1072 of 1524 Re: Gas Shutoff [datang]
Apr 09, 2006 (9:55 am)
im sorry to say but a co-worker of mine had a 05 mustang gt ,he is a tech at a bmw dealer,had the car 6 months,had many problems with it,called it a big piece of crap,bought a bmw ,seems like like ford does not stand behind the product and i doubt the fact that they will stand in front of it,contact an attorney ,and go lemon law ,get rid of the sick horse will its alive or you will be regretting it
Apr 09, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I OWN a 05 Mustang GT, obviously you don't. I've owned it since Feb 05. During the first 3 months, I had the gas tank replaced, the c/d player fixed, and the front-end fixed. The car since then has been COMPLETELY trouble free. I've owned 14 Mustangs since 1967, (most of them new), and this is without a doubt the quickest, best handling, most fun Mustang I've had. If your friend workes for BMW why didn't he buy a BMW instead of a Mustang. Maybe because the Mustang was 1/2 the price.
My girlfriend bought a NEW 2000 328 coupe, and we had things that had to be fixed on that car, (ie c/d player, outside door handles, bad battery that had to be replaced after 3 weeks), but I don't think it is a piece of crap because of those things. It is a fine automobile. I cannot think of any of my Mustangs that didn't have to have something fixed under warrantee.
Ford does stand behind these cars, maybe a few dealers try to get away without honoring the warrantee, but all you have to do is find another dealer. ALL of my problems were fixed by a dealer that I DID NOT buy the car from, and were taken care of with the upmost courtesy and professionalism.
If these cars are as bad as you think, why do they hold their value so well? A check of the KBB will show that my GT is worth, (even on a trade-in), every penny I paid for it new. Why are used GT's on dealer lots, still bringing close to their original prices?
#1074 of 1524 Re: To bmwguy2 [riverron]
Apr 09, 2006 (5:51 pm)
That is COMPLETELY trouble free? Not by Japan standards! Once they get the first and second year bugs out, the car may indeed be close to trouble free.
And no, the car is NOT crap, and I do know of people having no problems. The problems you had on your car however seem to be had by quite a few people. And the JD Powers shows this in comparison to 2004 model year. And once again, no it is not a terrible rating or an awful car. It is pretty solid. Wish they had other coupes too. Maybe the Fairlane 500 RWD coupe would be cool. No not the SUV thing they had a shows - a real Fairlane 500, with an inline 6 and the V8.
Should be interesting to see if the V6 changes in the Stang. My guess is that the 25MPG with an automatic is not going to cut it when gas hits $3.50 a gallon this summer. The 28 MPG with a stick ain't too bad, but I imagine lots of Mustangs have the automatic matched to the V6. Wish they had an inline 6, with gas mileage around 30 MPG. That would make a cool 2007 model.
Apr 09, 2006 (7:34 pm)
Obviously you don't read very well, or you only read what you want... I said ONCE THE PROBLEMS WERE FIXED THE CAR HAS BEEN TROUBLE FREE.
You may or may not realize that the 2005 Mustang was a near completely NEW car, with a new platform. Nearly all NEW models in any car line will have "teething problems", and why are we talking about Japan or Korean cars, this is a Mustang forum.
By the way, what is it YOU drine??????
Apr 09, 2006 (7:36 pm)
Opps, didn't spell ckeck it,
What is it YOU drive???????
#1077 of 1524 Re: To mimiata [riverron]
Apr 09, 2006 (8:38 pm)
I have a PT. I do have the ability to read and comprehend, thank you. Perhaps, it is you having misread my point? A
car is trouble free, if it doesn't have troubles to begin with.
I have owned the '65 year Mustang, as well as, the '85 model year. Maybe consider the '04 used, or perhaps the '07, while now shying away from the current year due to teething problems, as you put it.
I have owned lots of different makes. The Ford Mustang ranks somewhere in the middle for reliability, of those I have owned.
Apr 10, 2006 (8:50 am)
I know this will sound naive, but by PT do you mean a PT cruiser?
#1079 of 1524 Re: To mimiata [40yearswaiting]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:05 am)
PT Cruiser, not PT 109....
Oh heavens, they decommissioned the boats years ago. Yes, the car! The m1miata user name dates back to when I had a model 1st generation 1996 Miata, thus m1 class or miata, or m1miata. True sports cars, though a skosh small.
#1080 of 1524 Re: To mimiata [m1miata]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:33 am)
Actually the gas tank is NOT a big issue. So you can't fill your tank at certain pumps... CRY ME A RIVER. GO take it and get it replaced under WARANTEE!!
Again, 2004 and below models do not compare to 05/06. Handling, build quality, chassis, power, etc all ranked better. The 05/06 has even been said to handle better then the 03/04 Cobras with IRS!! Not to mention I can attest to that fact since I own a 2003 Cobra.