Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
You are in the Ford Mustang
What is this discussion about?
Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#670 of 1524 Re: Gas Tank!!!! [hatethestang]
Nov 15, 2005 (8:29 am)
Its a Ford.
Before I continue, I must admit that I am deciding between a Mustang GT Convertible or a 325i.
I owned a 1995 Mustang GTS 5MT 5.0. Great concept, but so-so execution. The car was fun to drive with lots of grunt, but the engine pinging and the outside mirror falling off, etc kind of killed the experience.
Ford never could fix the engine.
We have 2 new 2006 cars and through all of our test driving the worst problem we've experienced in a car was an unbalanced wheel. That was until we got in a Mustang. In the Mustang the carpet was pulled out from the door sill exposing wires. Not a big deal but just a typical example of an American car.
#671 of 1524 Re: Gas Tank!!!! [scrumhalf]
Nov 15, 2005 (9:38 am)
Spamming the boards, eh?
Outside of seats and a steering wheel, the 325i and Mustang GT convertible have very little in common other than handling and the Mustang GT would more than likely kill a 325i in that department. Power and acceleration is not even close. The 325i doesn't stand a chance.
But based on the spam you put on the other thread, just get the 325i and be happy. People buying Mustang GTs aren't too concerned about the lack of seat heaters. Some of us would like to see satellite radio, but it's certainly not a deal breaker and probably will be available as a factory option for the Spring edition '06 model or the '07 model.
#672 of 1524 Re: Gas Tank!!!! [tayl0rd]
Nov 15, 2005 (10:57 am)
I certainly was not spamming. I seperated the posts by relevant content.
The problems people have expressed about quality and maintenance issues are textbook Ford. Go back ten years and you'll see the same types of posts. I simply related my experience with an older Mustang and also my experience when test driving a 2006.
Just something you accept when getting 300 hp at this price point.
Does that make the Mustang a bad car? Certainly not. Even with its faults it has made it to my short list.
#673 of 1524 AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR
Nov 15, 2005 (11:46 am)
Out on the road, my GT leaves Beamers in the dust, especially the yokels in their little Beamer roadsters. Ha, ha, yuppies, enjoy your seat warmers and satellite radios. I'd rather have torque.
(I wouldn't complain if Ford had OnStar, however: best antitheft device around.)
Anybody got any recommendations for radar detectors?
#674 of 1524 Re: Gas Tank!!!! [scrumhalf]
Nov 15, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Sounds like you've talked yourself out of the Mustang. It will be much easier to get the BMW, though.
Believe me, you don't want to be shelling out the money the BMW will cost after the warranty period is up. I've owned a couple of them and they aren't cheap to maintain after the warranty period.
I wouldn't worry in the least about piling up 100+k miles on the Mustang with little more than routine maintenance (and the relatively cheap Ford maintenance costs).
#675 of 1524 Re: AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR [pony_pirate]
Nov 15, 2005 (12:23 pm)
Had A Valentine 1. Falsed incessantly. Sold it and got a Passport 8500 X50. Great units.
#676 of 1524 Re: Squeaking noise from dashboard [tek1]
Nov 15, 2005 (2:16 pm)
I just got back from the dealer. They replaced the gas tank so hopefully that issue is gone. I also bitched about the noisy dash and they said they would look at it. Just as I expected they came back and said they could not duplicate it. I insisted that the service manage go for a ride with me and after a couple minutes he was in agreement that the dash was excessively noisy when going over bumps. He said he saw going to test drive a new one from the lot and see if it was just a function of the design (or lack of function) or if my car was truly messed up. Anyway I doubt they will be able to fix it but at least I got them looking at it!!
#677 of 1524 Re: 2005 mustang problems [heartbroken]
Nov 15, 2005 (5:56 pm)
I got my 2005 convertible Mustang in June of this year. It barely has 10000 miles on it. I noticed that the (auto) transmission seems to slip around 20 to 25 mph and then 35 to 40 mph. I was finally told today, after they had the car for 6 days that I have metal in my transmission and they have to take the transmission out. I will find out tomorrow whether they plan on repairing it or replacing it.
Since having the problems, I contacted two attorneys regarding the LEMON LAW. Here is what they both told me:
In order to file for the Lemon Law the dealer you have to have the same problem with the car 3 times. After the third time if it is not fixed you can then file. The tricky thing is that dealers know the 3 time rule. So when you bring it in, they will write it up differently, maybe one time transmission, the next a missing sensor. So you have to be very careful before signing any of the paperwork.
The other way that you can file is if the car has been in the shop for more than 30 days. (calender days, doesn't have to be consecutive). However, once you file, the dealer has a final shot at repair and they know that. More than likely they will do what they have to do to repair it and you won't win the suit.
Just be diligent, watch how they write up the order and the repair and contact an attorney.
If I don't get my lemon law'ed, I will be getting rid of it. Transmission issues are more than I am willing to deal with from a 2005 car.
Oh and when I took my Mustang in, they told me "maybe you just drove it too fast".
#678 of 1524 Re: Mustang Problems [rspencer3]
Nov 15, 2005 (6:00 pm)
I am having the same problem with the transmission of my 2005 Mustang.
After 6 days in the shop, they finally told me today that I had metal in my transmission. I don't even know what that means or how it gets in there! I will find out tomorrow how they go on repairing it. I figure it must be bad because after 2 hours of fighting they finally authorized a loaner for a whole 3 days.
Please let me know how the car drives once you get it back.
#679 of 1524 New here, wondering if anyone is having the same problem with 2005 mustang
Nov 15, 2005 (6:27 pm)
Hey all, since we can't get any straight answers out of the dealership, i was wondering if anyone is having the same problems we are with our 2005 mustang coupe. We bought it about 2 months ago and about 2 weeks ago the check engine light came on and the gas hand was flip-flopping between full and empty and the gas light was on. We know the car wasn't empty cause we had just come from the gas station lol We called the dealership and they said as long as the engine light was solid and not blinking that it was ok to drive. Yesterday we took it back to the dealership and they put it on the computer and it came up that the problem was the gas! We live in canada and ford said that canadian gas has too much sulfer in it and that we have to use chevron gas. problem is chevron is an american company and we do not get it here. It makes no since to me cause all but one model of ford vehicle is built in the united state, so if this were true wouldn't it affect all models of ford? And as of this morning the engine light began to blink!! It breaks my heart to say it, but i think we got a lemon! Has anyone else experienced this problem?