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#1317 of 1524 Some People got Ripped Off when they Bought their Mustang
Jun 16, 2006 (4:12 pm)
I was at the Ford dealer today getting my Mustang serviced ( I own a beautiful 2001 GT) and I asked the salesman about all the problems that the new 05 and 06 Mustangs have. He told me that he wasn't aware of them having any problems. He never knew that they had fuel and gas tank problems. But he did tell me that Ford is NOT giving any rebates on ANY of the Mustangs. I was told that another dealer in the area was selling the 5 speed Mustang GT's for $5,000 MORE than their sticker prices. WHAT A RIPOFF!
Stupid people are getting ripped off by Ford dealers on their brand new 05 or 06 Mustang GT's and V6 Mustangs. Don't pay over the sticker price. Try to buy the mustang for BELOW the sticker price. Don't be stupid and let the Ford dealers rip you off. I would wait until these cars are sitting on the dealer lots for a very long time and until Ford gives rebates on them before I would purchase a Mustang and get raped buying one. That's just my .02 cents. I know that up here in my area, there are a lot of Mustangs sitting on the dealer's lots UNSOLD. They have more V6's than they do GT's and most of them are automatics, but NONE of them are selling. They are just sitting there on the lot. I think that the Ford dealerships will start giving decent rebates on the Ford Mustangs when the fall and winter comes around when these cars are still sitting on the dealer lots. That's when it will be a good time to start buying up these lemons.
As for me, I am going to wait until the next Mustnag body style comes out before I buy another car. If Ford screws up the design, I will buy the Dodge Challenger or the Camaro.
#1318 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [mfulford]
Jun 16, 2006 (6:32 pm)
So just to let you all know that I've been having the same problems with the fuel issue as you may already know. We went on a road trip and the problem started up again. Engine light came on, beeping noises gas gauge was going crazy. Not even a week after getting it back from the dealership. So we took it back to the dealership when we got back and said fix it. We weren't going to settle for a lazy answer from Ford. In our suprise they called up and said that they are ordering new fuel sensors which they have them ordered for other customers and these are not the revised ones and that most likely Ford is going to have a recall for this issue. They were very helpful in taking care of the issue. The car hopefully will act like a new car in a couple of weeks. And if anyone goes to a Ford dealership and they don't know about this fuel issue, "these are the same people working on your vehicle with other problems that occur", tell them to pull their head out of their ass and hire a mechanic. Two words, "Fix it". Worked for us!
#1319 of 1524 Most Ford Dealers are Ignorant
Jun 16, 2006 (9:53 pm)
Ford dealers don't want to admit that there's a problem with the new 05 & 06 Mustangs. And they want TOP DOLLAR for the current new Mustangs? Ford will have a lot of the Mustangs sitting in their lots UNSOLD if they don't start giving some decent rebates on them.
#1320 of 1524 Re: Some People got Ripped Off when they Bought their Mustang [gtgtcobra]
Jun 17, 2006 (6:10 am)
How often do you take inventory of these so called unsold lemons? I wish I had that much free time.
I guess I am one of the few lucky ones that has had no problems with my '06 GT...
... on second thought I bet there are more satisfied customers like me than dissatisfied.
#1321 of 1524 Re: Most Ford Dealers are Ignorant [gtgtcobra]
Jun 17, 2006 (7:02 am)
Ford Dealers are not ignorant, consumers are. It's the old rule of supply and demand. The new Mustangs were in such demand that people were very willing to pay sticker price plus. The local dealer in the town where I live was marking his up several thousand dollars and couldn't get them in fast enough to meet the demand. You couldn't even test drive one, they were gone as soon as they came in.
As much as I wanted a Mustang I wasn't going to give the dealer his price. So when I was ready to buy I went to a dealer that was a one-hour drive from where I live and got a great deal.
If people weren't so anxious to be the first on their block to have something consumers would always be paying a fairer price for whatever it is they buy.
I love my '06 yellow chariot. It's real looker, it was worth the wait, and I paid a fair price because I did my research before making the deal.
#1322 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [riverron]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Amen to that. My '05 GT Premium's going strong. Had more problems with my last car, a new fully loaded Accord EX, Honda being one of those supposedly infallible foreign cars that are reputed to be so much better than American cars.
#1323 of 1524 2005 Fuel Problems
Jun 21, 2006 (2:49 am)
I purchased a 2005 GT in Feb 05 and I love her to death but she has a big flaw...the fuel tank!!!! I have had my fuel tank replaced twice and it still doesn't work properly! Ford and the Military Car Sales Program are saying that it is the gas stations fault and not theirs. Click on the following link to see the article that was written in the European Stars and Stripes on May 17th 2006:
Does anybody know of any pending lawsuits against Ford to have them take back or swap out the vehicle?
#1324 of 1524 Re: 2005 Fuel Problems [rubaty]
Jun 21, 2006 (8:17 am)
I posted an email earlier about my 05. Gas problems were bad. What they told me is that the 05 that was made after the 4th month and 06 mustangs have a revised fuel tank. Dealership was trying to tell me that it was the gas stations and it's not it's the sensors that are not reading properly. I told them to fix it so they ordered sensors that are not revised and they said most likely they will have a recall. It was easy. Just don't take any excuses.
#1325 of 1524 HELP ME PLEASE
Jun 22, 2006 (4:21 pm)
i have a $$$$ deposit on a '05 V6 Automatic Mustang w/ 11,406 miles. not sure of the yr. it was built but i was told by the dealer (not a Ford dealer) that the original owner purchased it in april or june 05 & i have 2 more years of bumper-bumper warranty. (or remainder of 36,000 miles) I AM SCARED TO DEATH AFTER READING THIS FORUM & THE NIGHTMARES OWNERS HAVE HAD TO ENDURE. I recently lost my Mother & i am so heartbroken & i thought this purchase would help console me, somewhat.. i can't afford to get stuck w/ a lemon as i do not have dependable people in my life who can help me w/rides, etc..nor can i be at the dealer on a constant basis because the car was a trade (so i was told) and not a ford dealer. do you think it is a good idea to go thru with this purchase? what is a fair price for the basic '05 in miami w/air,automatic, keyless entry, antitheft alarm, etc??? the car is gorgeous but i never bought anything used so i can't tell when i gave it a test drive...what do i know? i appreciate any/all advise as i am considered pretty but alone & can't be breaking down all over the place...plus grieving from a death, etc... ALSO, i was told of a '06 V6 automatic w/10,700 miles purchased in Nov. 05 but used as a rental car. would that be a better purchase year? the price seems good ($15,000plus)but again, i am worried as $$$ is an issue plus insurance is high. there are hurricanes all the time & i am disappointed that you, the true owners, are experiencing trouble. and your purchases were probably brand new... HELP ME PLEASE THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH, K.
#1326 of 1524 Re: HELP ME PLEASE [mustangk]
Jun 22, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Not sure if I can tell you yes or no on the purchase, but remember that this is a "problems" forum so 100% of the posts you read here should include a problem. I'm sure there are '05 V6 owners that have had no problems at all and love their cars.
I happen to have a 06 GT Manual and love it.
See if you can get the deposit back and think about it some more. Best of luck with your decision and everything else in life.