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Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Coupe, Convertible
Apr 22, 2005 (5:28 am)
My fiancee just bought the 2004 this weekend! Only one left within about 200 miles. Plenty of 2005's everywhere. I loved the 2005 and was set to buy one of those, it would not have been that much more expensive. But she was so sentimentally attached to her old one that she wanted another one like it. She did not care about the new chassis and improved engines and transmissions, etc. Just liked the look of hers. Women! Well, at least she likes cars.
I made myself feel better about her decision by noting that the 2004 Mustangs were ranked higher for reliability than any other American car for in Consumer Reports, and the new ones have had a few of the typical first-model-year Ford quirks. And, when it comes time to trade my Explorer, I can get what I want without listening to her! LOL
#247 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [tayl0rd]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:37 am)
tayl0rd writes.....And about that interior and the car not being worth $40K; have you even seen pictures of the GT500?......
Even Better I saw the GT500 upclose in person at the NY autoshow , big crowd around it Red with white stripes even better then pictures. Nice car, but not worth $40k to $45k to me in my opinion. To you or others it might be. Thats cool.
In Austrailia they make a $45k version of the GTO, extra features, but still that would not be worth it to me either. To much $$
#248 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [gunit]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:45 am)
I drove a V6 and really liked it. They now have the tourquey engine from my Explorer. Felt very fast in the Mustang, as fast as some of the older V8 Automatics. I have heard that with a manual, V6s are getting to 60 in about 7 seconds flat. That's not bad for $19k.
Hey, there was a V6 in the original Mustang. Why can't they offer one now?
#249 of 2056 Re: 410hp SC Vortech stang similar to GTO [rorr]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:52 am)
I don't think Motor Trend tested a 2005 GTO yet, only the 2004 model which had 50 less horse. I betcha the stock GTO is almost as fast as the Vortch GT with 410hp. With 1 or 2 tenths, close.
#250 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [benderofbows]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:55 am)
The V6 Stang is quite fast at nearly 6.9 seconds. It almost makes the same horse as the older V8 ones in the 215 to 225 range and has 5 spd auto. But the problem is that it's crude and unrefined and loud when you Stomp on it. My brother had an explorer with that engine, it was ok for power/drivability, but not refined at all. Far from it.
#251 of 2056 Re: Gunit [benderofbows]
Apr 22, 2005 (6:00 am)
Good choice, always beware a first year car, esp. american, LOL! Though the parts in the 2005 stang are proven in a way, chassis, tranny is partially from Lincoln LS. Time will tell. Hopefully it holds together well.
CR doesn't have any data on GTO for reliability, not enough of them, LOL!
#252 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [benderofbows]
Apr 22, 2005 (7:57 am)
I think it was am in-line six.
#253 of 2056 Re: ATVdragger [hammen2]
Apr 22, 2005 (8:14 am)
No problem. If he's from around here He'll know where i'm talking about.The main one is twiggs county or recently rename Macon dragway, It's one of those out-of-the-way place. Ocationally you'll find homegrown celebs. there, they let there hair down and not be bothered by autogragh seekers. Another is the Silverdollar Raceway in Renolds. If you want to do some betting you can go to Eatonton, or Jackson, both low rent waaaay out in the woods. Tell them to come on down and have some fun.
#254 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [oldbob]
Apr 22, 2005 (8:46 am)
You're right, it bet it was!
#255 of 2056 Re: This is great..... [benderofbows]
Apr 22, 2005 (9:47 am)
It was a 200 cubic inch in-lline 6 cylinder rated at only Pre SAE 1972 120 horse, LOL! By today's standards about 100 horse.