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#238 of 1524 Re graphic guy Accord vs Mustang.
Jun 12, 2005 (9:59 am)
I never said that I liked the Accord more than the Mustang. I said that I liked the Accord on its own merits, and a Mustang with all of the problems stated on this thread is not a car that I would want in preference to an Accord which has no problems at all. I am very familiar with performance cars, and I have owned several Camaro Z28s and Mustangs of prior years, and I know what to expect from such a car, and I can tell you that the 2005 Mustang which I would not accept was not right. The last performance car I had was a 2002 Z28 Camaro, and It was a very good car from day one. It had very few problems, (alignment from factory was off) but other than that I drove it 63, 000 miles with no trouble. My last Mustang, traded for the Z28 was also a very decent car and a body creak was the only problem I had with it. I am telling you that the 2005 Mustangs V6 and GTs are just not right, and you can make excuses for them if you want to, but I will not spend my cash on a car with all of the problems mentioned on this thread. Also, I find your assumption that I have no knowledge of performance cars, and your put=down of me because I made a comparison between a reliable, fuel efficient car and a car which has all kind of problems just seems to me that you have your mind made up and you do'nt want to be confused with facts, or another view of reality. Yes, the Mustang GT is faster, and handles better when it works, it just don't work often enough.You may like getting your car fixed so many times, but I have better things to do with my time than standing around in the dealers shop hoping he can find out what is wrong with the car. If Ford starts producing these cars without all the problems, I will be getting another Mustang, or even, by that time a new Z28 Camaro. Word is, that they (GM) are considering a new Camaro on the new rear drive platform, maybe that would wake Ford up, I hope so.
#239 of 1524 Noise in rear-end
Jun 12, 2005 (10:43 am)
I've had my 2005 GT, manual trans, since December. It has always had, among other problems, a clunking noise in the rear-end, especially when turning. I see alot of people here heve this problem, has anyone had it fixed yet? A Ford Racing Performance "Tech Advisor" at the Nostalgic Drag Races this weekend told me Ford knows what it is but he "wasn't allowed to tell?" I'd like to know if anyone has gotten an answer.
#240 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang Problems.....cont'd [howieheels]
Jun 12, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Well I went to the car dealer but believe it or not the clunking sound did not sound there I couldn't believe my ears at that moment and untill today it didn't come anymore neither. I do believe too that it wasn't a normal sound but I hope that it stays this way..
Besides that, now, the dashboard (interior upgrade package) has been tickling sometimes by the passenger side. I think/hope this is easy to fix by my dealer. Also when running like 30 minutes and then taking a left turn, I've starting to hear a strange noise in the back. It's like a gear on gear sound.
Anyone has heard this sound? Besides these ones, I still DO love my 2005 GT.
#241 of 1524 Guess I'll look for a pre-'05
Jun 12, 2005 (9:07 pm)
From the talk here of all these problems, I take it a best bet is to buy a pre-'05.
Looks like the typical two to three year blues for domestic new model cars. Oh
well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. - Loren
#242 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang Problems.....cont'd [jadday]
Jun 13, 2005 (5:07 am)
the "ticking" noise by the passenger side is a problem I had too but I too care of it. Do you have manual tranny?
It was bugging me and I just could not figure out just where it was coming from. Then I noticed when I shifted into second gear, the sound "broke" for a second. My radar told me to look at the shifter. It seems I had the shifter twisted to the left (toward me), which is something I did on purpose weeks before because I liked the way it looks (the manual shifter is easliy turned either way if you haven't noticed). It seems the leather shift boot which was slightly twisted (because I had slightly twisted the shifter) and it was the SHIFT BOOT making the sound! I strightend the shifter and no more problems....
#243 of 1524 Re: Re graphic guy Accord vs Mustang. [snakerbill]
Jun 13, 2005 (5:12 am)
Appreciate your comments. No put down intended. Just saying that if you consider an Accord more to your liking, then you probably aren't part of the intended market for the Mustang. Ford has sold 120,000 of these so far (on the way to 190,000 for the '05 MY). From looking at several other boards related to the Mustang, I've not heard of any similar complaints to yours.
While I have no recent experience, I've had less than sterling ownership experiences with 2 Hondas. I don't consider those experiences indicative of the brand, however.
Personally, the Accord wouldn't be to my liking for various reasons....mainly to do with performance. I'm certain your Accord is a good car, however. They're nice cars for what they can do.
I'm used to very good handling cars, and prefer those over ones that are more "middle of the road" in their performance. My previous car was an RX8. While the Mustang won't outhandle that car, the ride is better in the Mustang. Mine has had no pops, creaks, groans, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, runs, or errors.
The ability of GM to bring out a Camaro is a dead issue (they certainly can't build them in Canada and their's no plant here capable of making them. They've said numerous times they have no future Camaro plans. It is a shame since I think healthy competition is good.
But, the closest to hope for would be the GTO to survive with an update in the '07-'08 timeframe on one of the General's more modern platforms.
To say the Mustang is somehow "not right" isn't right. It has ferrocious acceleration (GT model). Handles well. Rides nicely. It's comfortable. And, is built well. No excuses need to be made for it.
If it's not your "cup of tea", I don't have any issues with your assessment. If you like your Accord more, you chose your purchase with your pocketbook. That's the right thing to do. But, I think if you took something like a 350Z, RX8 (or any other high performance gear) out for a test drive, I'd bet you may have the same complaints about their suspension, too. They all ride firmer than your Accord.
The Mustang GT will certainly outhandle and ride better than any recent Camaro/Firebird examples (based on some seat time in a Z28 SS).
You might want to take a look at the GTO as it's more softly sprung than the Mustang is.
#244 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang Problems.....cont'd [tmerriss]
Jun 13, 2005 (6:47 am)
Unfortunattely I have a automatic transmission one. Thnx for your comment cause now I can use this information to the dealer so they can trace where it come from. Besides that the car runs gr8 and I wouldn't change it for nothing right now!
#245 of 1524 2005 Mustang problems
Jun 14, 2005 (2:25 am)
I ve just got my 05 V8 auto mustang and have been very pleased with it so far. Ive been driving it a month and have started to notice a few "funnies". I dont know if its me just tuneing my hearing in but Im sure the transmission is getting noisey. It seems to be throwing off a grainy churning kind of noise. Has anyone else noticed this?
After reading other peoples posts i also have a skipping Shaker 1000, "thud" shifting from park to reverse and cant fill my tank up with petrol at nearly 50% of petrol stations I stop at.
I also find that even with TC off i cant spin the wheels off the line. should have gone for the manual tranny.
#246 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang problems [otterway]
Jun 14, 2005 (10:45 am)
If you and the other fellow want to spin the tires at a launch. Simply press the brake and the throttle at the same time. the rpms will hold around 200rpm and let it go and smell the rubber.
By the way, I second graphicguy's opinion on the person who got an Accord coupe. My brother's 350Z is harsher in ride. the G35 coupe too. The Mustang, for me, was actually too soft. My Eibach Pro0Kit fixed that and it now feels like a sports car. Thing is, there are concessions to be made when getting Mustang, 350Z, etc...part of the package of getting sports car, not a sporty car.
Also, my shifter boot is noisy only in second gear, I will try moving it around because it sound like something is rubbing and making a obnoxious noise. I still have the rattle from the passenger side dash, under the aluminum because when I press down...it disapeears. The good thing is I don't hear it much when the windows are down. UNfortunately today is raining!
Jun 14, 2005 (4:16 pm)
Hi when you guy's took your car in for the gas tank problems and etc. did they have your car for about 2 weeks?? Cause it seems like it is takein a long time im getin sick of this rental car and waiting please respond thank you .