Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
You are in the Ford Mustang
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1190 of 1524 Re: ford mustang: problems and solutions [gtgtcobra]
Apr 30, 2006 (2:41 pm)
What is interesting to note is that the transmission has been used for years, if it is the automatic we are talking about, without major problems in the LS. The gas tank problem should be in both V6 and V8. I assume most of the electrical is the same in both models of Stangs. I don't get it???
The V6 is stalling? I wonder why, it is another tried and true engine dating back years. I guess it is possible that a modification to that engine before placement into the Mustang was enough to create a problem, but it seems less than likely.
Any car can have a problem I guess. How often the occurance is what to watch out for. So far, best I can tell the car is around average. A Camry may be more reliable, while at the same time be more of bore. The older Celica was the sporty + reliable car, and it is no more. The pre-2000 was bullet proof. I think most people are happy enough with the Mustang, so weighing in the fun factor, they will take on the risk of possible problems here and there. So far, from what I have seen, the problems are too numerous. When you have a problem though, I do understand it is one major headache -- any one out hundred cars can be that way. It happens - it's a bummer.
#1191 of 1524 Re: ford mustang: problems and solutions [gtgtcobra]
Apr 30, 2006 (2:49 pm)
the problems you are referring to are mostly GT issues not the V6.
go read the real mustang forum boards and you will read all about these issues.
Most are 2005 problems. The gas tank issue did cross all models.
#1192 of 1524 Re: ford mustang: problems and solutions [lmm]
May 01, 2006 (8:28 am)
these (and more) are issues with the V-6 as well. Read the reviews, more problems with the V-6.
#1193 of 1524 Re: ford mustang: problems and solutions [gzgtp]
May 01, 2006 (11:22 am)
what reviews are those. I own a V6 2006 Im giving real info.
read forums.bradbarnett.net or mustangforums.com if you want more real world information. not a test drive review. stangnet does not even close close to the activity as these other 2 forums.
there are no new problems being reported
do you even have a 2006 s197 mustang or are you just giving hearsay advice. 2006 has not had the same amount of issues as 2005. As is to be expected from a 1st year model vs 2nd yr model.
#1194 of 1524 Cleaning the inside rear windows
May 01, 2006 (1:31 pm)
Ok. There should be a simple solution to this one. I did my best to clean the inside rear window of my '06 Mustang and lo and behold there is still a film that shows when the sun hits the window. The window is at such an angle that even with my small hands I have can't quite get it clean. Anyone have a suggestion?
#1195 of 1524 Re: Cleaning the inside rear windows [40yearswaiting]
May 02, 2006 (3:23 am)
A soft, dry, cotton towel of appropriate size and some patience. It takes a while for the chemicals in the materials inside the cabin to stop evaporating and leaving the residue on your windows; especially if you leave your windows shut all the time.
Just stick with it and you'll eventually notice that the film doesn't form as often anymore.
#1196 of 1524 Re: Cleaning the inside rear windows [40yearswaiting]
May 02, 2006 (8:36 am)
i just did mine for the first time last week.
it is really hard to get back there.
like another poster said have some patience or find a youngster to go back there and do it.
#1197 of 1524 Re: Cleaning the inside rear windows [lmm]
May 02, 2006 (3:55 pm)
You just need to use a 100% cotton cloth and wipe the left over residue of the cleaner off the real window. Really the best way for windows, computer/plasma screens and so on.
#1198 of 1524 Re: Cleaning the inside rear windows [lavrishevo]
May 03, 2006 (4:52 am)
I've had good results with just using windex and crumpled up newspaper. Don't know why it works, but it does.
#1199 of 1524 2005 mustang problems(not)
May 03, 2006 (10:42 am)
It seems to me that there are alot of minor complaints with this car. I've had one for over a year now and it has been a wonderful car. I've own over 50 cars since I was 16. But, none of them got people to stop and stare like this one. It may very well be the best convertible for the money. This isn't the type of car you drive every day, and the cars many of you are comparing it too are. It's a muscle car. It is supposed to be loud and sum what unrefined. All I can say, If you don't like it SELL IT! I'm keeping mine. Go drive that boring toyota.