Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1348 of 1524 Re: Read this Prior to Purchasing a 2006 Ford Mustang [amorgan98]
Jun 24, 2006 (9:15 am)
I understand how painful you are. I hope after reading this message, you fell better.
I bought 2005 Mustang from Sunnyvale Ford, CA ,the last on the lot because it was $4000 off from sticker on Jan 28, 06. It was made in March 05.
1)On Feb 4, 06, I came back to the dealer due to bad rear pad ( brake).
2)On Feb 7, 06, I was at the dealer due to whining noise from rear axle, clunk noise when turning right or left and drivers door handle was mis aligned. They ordered parts.
3)On Feb1306, I came back. They replaced ring and pinion, bearings, strut mount, and door handle.
4) On May 5, 06, I went to the dealer due to vibration at 1500 rpm. They order parts.
5) On May 8, 06, I came back. They attached a damper to the exhaust pipe. It is better, but the problem is still there.
6) On Jun 1,06, I came back to the dealer due to thumping noise between 60 and 70 mph. They said that it was normal. It was just slight wind buffeting. Terrible!
7)I thought that was enough, I went to a Toyota dealer to trade the Mustang for a Toyota Camry. They offered the Mustang ( V6, Coupe, Premium, Traction control , AT, Interior upgraded ) for $15,000. I could not afford to lose so much; So, I left.
8) On Jun 23,06, I took my Mustang to another Ford dealer, Fremont Ford, CA. They recognized the problem ( thumping noise between 60 and 70 mph). After rotating tires, checking shocks... they didn't know what happened. They called Ford tech support and found out the problem was bad driveshaft. They fixed and the problem was solved. I thanked the advisor and the tech million times for what they did for me.
Right now the car runs like dream. I hope all bugs were gone.
I am happy that the Toyota dealer did not accept my offer of $ 16,000 for my trade in.
I hope you feel better.
#1350 of 1524 Re: HELP ME PLEASE [mustangk]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:07 am)
Hi! Mustangk. In California, you can buy a Mustang V6, Coupe, base with AT automatic transmission for around 17,000. This price including destination charge, but before tax. I bought my 2005 Mustang V6, AT , premium, Traction Control 6 months ago for 18,400 before tax . My post" Read this prior to purchasing a Mustang" ( Sorry! Not Read this before Buying..) was moved to this title, Ford Mustang 2005+ problems and solutions # 1348.
#1351 of 1524 Re: HELP ME PLEASE [tranti]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:19 pm)
hi! i read your story & am SO HAPPY you found another dealer & your car problems were solved...i don't know if i could go thru all that...i hope everything is still fine w/your car...WOW, i wonder why the price is cheaper in CA than here, Miami...i think i am going to pass on that 05 on hold for me (they would lower the price) and try for an 06 -new...I just don't know if this whole mustang chic is a "lemon" or if its a great car...i never had problems when i rented them but it's NOT the same as owning...also i am still scared about getting "stuck" w/problems with a Mustang...UGH...is there any certain month i should look for (when it was made? in 06?) when looking for a new 06 coupe??? they are running over $18000 here which is alot of $$ for me...by the way, what color is your car? i hope you still love it as you endured too too much...try & let me know if certain months were better than others in an 06, ok? how would i know, anyway? thanks alot, k.
#1352 of 1524 Re: HELP ME PLEASE [mustangk]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:51 am)
You seem super worried about the Mustang's reliability. I seriously suggest you go and read the regular 2005+ Mustang board to see that the number of people that LOVE their 05+ Mustangs (myself included) far outweighs the number of folks with real problems and folks that are just complaining for complaining's sake. It will ease your mind.
#1353 of 1524 Re: HELP ME PLEASE [tayl0rd]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:19 am)
I have an Oct 2005 build date for m 06 V6. And Im quite satisfied with mine. I didnt have any of the problems like many 05 buyers had.
Look for a late 05 or 06 build date. You can see the date on the sticker which is on the drivers side door well.
You know you love the car. Go for it.
#1354 of 1524 Re: more on fuel problems [husker5]
Jun 30, 2006 (11:55 am)
Hummm, this is weird. I just got my '06 Mustang V6 Coupe in May. I love the car but I too am having a fueling problem. Although it is pretty much the opposite of what you all are talking about. The auto shut off doesn't work. Twice now I've filled at different stations one was a mobile and one was a Hess and and the gas has overflowed the tank without shutting off. I have been really careful with it since then. I guess it isn't as bad as the problem you all are having but it is just annoying to buy a brand new car and not have things work properly.
#1355 of 1524 Re: more on fuel problems [krez31]
Jun 30, 2006 (4:32 pm)
I would think that the nozzle not shutting off, would be a GAS NOZZLE problem, NOT a gas tank problem. I realize it happened twice but I don't think that is a Mustang problem. Did you have the nozzle set on the slowest fill position?, if so some nozzles will not work on the slowest setting.
#1356 of 1524 Ownership report after year and half
Jul 09, 2006 (7:57 am)
I bought a new 2005 V6 auto mustang in Dec. 05. Since then this is how the car has performed for current or propective buyers. When new, it had a rear brake noise, clunking sound from front end and fueling problem. All corrected under warranty from dealer. For the next year, no problems. One year later, the fueling problem reappeared. At first, Ford said there was nothing they could do, but a very good service manager at Mccoy Mills Ford in Fullerton California went the extra mile for me and installed a 06 fuel tank for my 05 car even though ford said it was not necessary. Anyway, it worked; no more fueling problems. So, at this time, the car runs good, no problems and I intend to keep it.