Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#392 of 1524 Re: tayl0rd [graphicguy]
Jul 11, 2005 (5:37 am)
Lets be subjective here, the Impala SS did not have rickety build or squeak and rattle down the road as you claim. Build quality was just as good as 1994 to 1996 Ford Full sized cars! Many police were annoyed when they had to go the Crown Vic squad car, slower and less performance then their Caprices... 260hp vs 210hp, big dif. Impala was cancelled to make more production for trucks and SUV's, GM's and Ford's most profitable vehicles.
I would hope a 2005 Mustang has a better build quality then a 1996 Impala !! Mustangs were never known for their build quality.
#393 of 1524 Re: Very happy with My Stang [lavrishevo]
Jul 11, 2005 (5:48 am)
My opinion and 2 cents, but After you put all this money into a V6 mustang, tune, intake, magnaflow, 20" rims etc, you could have almost just bought the real deal, the V8 Mustang. I would rather have a base V8 Stang then a tarted up V6 one. To each their own.
#394 of 1524 Re: Just Got My Mustang gt Back from the following problems on june 21 [taz [graphicguy]
Jul 11, 2005 (5:54 am)
So it's suppoed to be hard to refuel, Or have a radio/CD player that works, or be clunk free from R to D or no popping sounds front end in a NEARLY $30k car?? I don't even except that on a 5 yr old used car, let alone a new one. Many of these problems have TSB on them so Ford knows there is issues. Probably mostly on the early build 2005's. As they say, NEVER buy a 1st year, car, esp. American.
The Mustang just like all new cars has it problems, it's not perfect like you make it out to be!
#395 of 1524 Re: frisconick [cmnott]
Jul 11, 2005 (5:58 am)
Actually when there is a recall or problem with a GM or Ford car it makes the front pages-headlines. But when Honda-Toyota have a recall or problem it makes the back pages in small print, if it even makes the newspaper at all.
I agree a Mustang, Camaro, Vette, GTO etc owner will put up with more because they enjoy their car.
#396 of 1524 Re: frisconick [graphicguy]
Jul 11, 2005 (6:01 am)
Actually Ford did NOT fully do their engineering work on 2005 Mustang. Thats embarrassing when you can't even put gas in a 2005 car or get sounds from front suspension, or thunks shifting from Park to Drive on Auto tranny. Most of these problems have TSB on them. It's more then just ONE person, Gguy. I'm sure the majority are ok though.
All 400,000+ Mustang or 300,000+ Taurus owners can't be wrong either, right?
Hopefully this isn't another, my car sells better so it's better car argument again !!
#397 of 1524 Re: reply to tazs05mustang & graphicguy [graphicguy]
Jul 11, 2005 (6:16 am)
Most of the issues, aren't issues at all. And those that could be legitimate, have TSBs on them
How do you know they aren't issues? Not being able to REFUEL your $30k 2005 car would be a MAJOR CONCERN and ISSUE to me !! You make so many excuses for the '05 Mustang. Are you sure your not a Ford Employee or being paid by them to promote this car? Then you cover up the issues saying there is a TSB. That means it's an issue that the MFG is aware of. Yes some people do make mountains ouf of mole hills, over-exaggerate etc. But most have a legiimate complaint. And now it's the service dept, not being good and the car is fine? The person wouldn't have brought it in if the car didn't have a problem, now would they?
You crack me up. I have never seen someone defend a car so much.
#398 of 1524 Re: reply to tazs05mustang & graphicguy [gtogm]
Jul 11, 2005 (8:05 am)
Let me go check my mailbox and see if there's a check from Ford waiting for me.
Hmmmm....does your user name have anything to do with your protests?
In all seriousness, if someone is unhappy with their Mustang GT, then sell it. There are so many people who want one and can't get one, the cars are selling for crazy money, even used.
I do believe some bought the Mustang based on the looks, alone. Once they live with it for a while, they realize they've got themselves and out and out modern day hotrod, when what they were really expecting was something a lot more tame.
#399 of 1524 Re: Very happy with My Stang [gtogm]
Jul 11, 2005 (3:26 pm)
Actually considering I paid under invoice for my V6 and the GT's were selling in my area of as much as 3 grand over MSRP I saved a ton. Now my mods did cost me about 3 grand but factor in fuel, insurance and a 30K+ price tag on a GT the cost difference was pretty big. You know what would be interesting to see is when the Vortech super-charger for the V6 comes out I have heard it will add as much as 150 hp, wonder if it would be faster then the stock GT? Would be interesting to see.
#400 of 1524 Re: Just Got My Mustang gt Back from the following problems on june 21 [gtogm]
Jul 11, 2005 (4:57 pm)
There is a reason CR slams American cars, they are not as reliable as Japanese cars. They also slam German cars because of poor reliability, CR does not recommend the 5 or 7 series BMW for the same reason and they also slam MB. So don't give us the BS they hate American cars, just because they are American. I posted elsewhere that I think American car companies are run by MBA yuppies, and not engineers, and Japanese car companies are run by engineers.
#401 of 1524 Re: reply to tazs05mustang & graphicguy [gtogm]
Jul 12, 2005 (8:13 am)
What us the point that you are trying to prove?
gtogm, sounds like you may be a gto fan? Good for you.
The reason why gguy is defending his car is that he loves it, as I do mine. if I bought a Honda and needed a gas tank to be changed, I would want my money back, because appliances are supposed to run trouble free.
If you are waiting for a Mustang GT owner to poo-poo his car, dream on. Most will put up with some teething issues if they enjoy their vehicle.
By the way, you can refuel, it just takes a very long time. Get your facts straight. Many first year crs have teething problems, whether Japanese, Euro or American. To single out the Mustang is unfair.
The Mustang does not have the problems of an X5, Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Passat. Let's keep the problems into perspective.