Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:05 PM
You are in the Ford Mustang
What is this discussion about?
Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
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.
#1081 of 1524 Re: To mimiata [cobragt]
Apr 10, 2006 (1:24 pm)
So I take it you will be selling your Cobra for a GT '06 model.
Have fun, and calm down, we are just talking about a cars problem areas, and solutions, nothing to get hot and bothered about. Enjoy your old car - new car, or whatever. I am sure the '06 will be just fine for many people. Some have a different view. Personally, I would wait for the '07. It is not a life or death decision one way or another. It is a car. I do appreciate Ford and Chevy for keeping the Pony Car and America's Sports Car in the car line-up for so many years. Some years have been better than others.
Your '03 Cobra is a good car. Certainly would not knock the Mustang overall.
#1082 of 1524 Re: To mimiata [m1miata]
Apr 11, 2006 (9:32 am)
No no, I'm not selling my 03 Cobra, its a 10th Ann. Ed. Black on black with red leather inserts.
I own a 05 Mustang GT also. Hence the forum name cobragt.
I understand what we are talking about, I guess I just get a little heated when it seems like people who don't own a car, or don't know much about it (not saying you don't, just in general) start bashing, or what seems like it, a certain car.
I mean, go look at the Infiniti G35. (Nissan 350Z) There are forums about people who are having like 50 rust spots all of a sudden come through their paint on their car. They took it to dealerships and it appears to be something with the bonding procedure on that car. Now thats a BIG problem. If I paid over $30k for a car, I wouldn't want my paint to be rusting away.
Every car is gonna have its problems. Its the severity of those problems that need to be looked at.