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Ford Mustang (2005 and Newer)



  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,213
    "...I took delivery..."

    Well, late is better than never like some other car companies. May I ask what options did you ordered? I hope you got the performance package. How did the special order effect your final price?

    As long as I'm giving you the 3rd degree I might as well ask how the V-6 base model handles without the performance package. All the road tests say it pulls a .95 lateral G with the summer tires. I was wondering how it does with the standard suspension and all-seasons.

    2009 PT Cruiser, 2008 Eclipse, 1995 Mark VIII, 1988 GMC Van

  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    I have owned many rather high performance motorcycles and strong engined cars and trucks, but this is my first ownership of a so-called pony car or sports coupe. I bought this vehicle to satisfy myself that you can buy a grocery-gitter that puts out high mileage like an el cheapo no-performance econocar, yet will keep you smiling when your whim turns to G forces and acceleration. It is a stone cold winner! Don't forget that the 305 horse power is not much short of last year's V8 horsepower, as the magazine columnists tell us. It corners better than any four-wheeler I recall ever owning. On the other hand, it is not as nailed to the pavement as a Porsche 911 I drove some years back, but is that a fault? Hardly!
    With deliberate intent I left off the electronic communication and entertainment packages, feeling that the car might entertain me by itself. The Michelins (green rated) are absolutely superb on the street and highway. My only option ordered was the automatic transmission. My window sticker was essentially $24K.
  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    edited November 2010
    If you're interested, I paid cash to trade, and that makes it hard to say what my real cost was for the Mustang. I'll tell you this, I got it through a dealership in Rushville, the Sand Hills area of the Nebraska panhandle, some 400 miles from my home.
  • ccvssccvss Posts: 1
    Go to, click on cars, then type in your zip code, make and model and you should get a good deal on a 2011 Mustang.

    2011 2dr Coupe Premium is $29905 for Chicago area and you get 412 HP and 390 Torque, the extra $2000 obo is worth the extra 112 HP, or get the 2011 V6 with 305 HP and 280 Torque for $23605, plus tax, dest and so on...

    Good Luck and Enjoy!!!
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    Hi guys, I'm a stranger here in the Ford forums, hope there's someone who can answer this. A young friend of mine is considering buying a 2006 Mustang convertible with 66,000 miles on it. Price asked is $10,000. That seems low to me; does that sound like a fair price to you all, too high, too low, suspect in any way? I don't know what all is on the car so it's a bit hard to judge, but autotrader typically shows prices in the upper teens.

    Second question: what might he expect to pay for insurance in the L.A. area, anyone know?

    Thanks for your help.
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    V-6 or V-8?
  • Something is definitely wrong with the car. Don't buy it. A 2005 GT with 50K miles should sell for 16K on the lot.
  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913
    Thanks. It's a V-6 Deluxe.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,141
    Its a little low, but still above wholesale (which is $8500-$9k). Is it private party or dealer? I would have it thoroughly checked out, of course.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • biancarbiancar Posts: 913

    I think he's trying to stay within a budget and this seemed like a good deal. I suggested that he look very carefully for things like uneven tire wear, paint differences or other clues that might indicate the car had been in an accident, that sort of thing. Who knows, sometimes dealers just want to move a car off the lot, but it did raise my eyebrows a bit when I saw that other, comparable cars listed on Autotrader had asking prices several thousand dollars higher.
  • wtd44wtd44 Posts: 1,211
    Are we done?
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 974
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  • sockpuppet1969sockpuppet1969 Posts: 293
    edited July 2011
    I'm shopping for a GT premium convertible right now. I test drove a lava red one with accessory package 6 (hood scoop, pedestal spoiler, side scoops and decklid trim panel), Brembro brake package and the electronics package. The lava red is really just black with red flakes/sparkles in it which you had to look closely to even see, at least in daylight. I had a 1972 Mustang convertible in high school and this one is far better looking with three times the power and 100 times the safety/technology. I'm on the fence about the hood and side scoops though. Not sure if they make it look meaner and more masculine or just boy-racer goofy. I'm also concerned about these pieces fading over time or coming loose.

    The test drive lasted about half an hour. Drove it with the top up and down on highway and back roads. What an awesome car! The sound of the engine is mellifluous. I was pleased to find that is cruises comfortably at legal speeds. I didn't feel the need to get on it constantly. Gobs of power when you do though with very smooth delivery and rides real nice. Not too firm or soft. The manual transmission felt great - short throws, snick-snick. Shame on all of you who even consider getting a Mustang GT with an automatic transmission BTW. The nav screen looks real nice. Didn't play with it too much but have read great things about the Ford sync system.

    For comparison purposes, I went to the Chevy dealer yesterday and drove a Camaro convertible. Nice enough car but it really pales in comparison to the Mustang. Styling is of course subjective but the Camaro is really chunky and cartoonish in my opinion. Side/rear visibility is poor in both cars but worse in the Camaro. The Mustang also has the integrated "spotter" mirrors in the top outer corner which really does help with visibility when changing lanes. The Camaro does not even have nav as an option. The engine/exhaust noise is also much quieter (possibly the best feature of the Mustang). The Camaro was the same price as the Mustang too - even without the nav. I told the Chevy salesman thanks for the test drive but no chance. He did tell me that he had a 2009 Shelby GT500 convertible on the used car lot with only 1500 miles on it and would I like to drive that - YES! It was white with the old nav (no sync or satellite) and was also a manual. Price was about the same as the other two new, $42K. That thing is a monster! Heavy clutch, lots of supercharger whine (actually distracting, not pleasant) but boy-oh-boy what acceleration. That thing can move. The interior already felt dated compared to the new Mustang GT. It was a ton of fun but don't think that much power is really necessary on a day-to-day basis. And I'd be concerned about reliability. I'll stick with the naturally aspirated engine.

    So I'm pretty sure I'm gonna buy a 2012 Mustang GT premium convertible in the next few months depending on what inventory shows up at the local dealers. I don't want the Brembro brakes - they don't seem worth the money to me. And I have to have the tech package. I'm not overly picky about the remaining options but will likely custom order the exact car I want if I cant find one I like.
  • Nephew driving on highway, started to decellerate when mashing the accelerator, pulled over popped the hood and saw that it was overheating. From a first glance it appeared that the overheating came from the thermostat housing area, so we bought a new thermostat and gasket/o ring and replaced it. Filled the car with antifreeze and as we were filling it started pouring out from a spot behind the thermostat housing area. This area appears to be the intake manifold. The gas guage needle appears to be upside down between the E and Full markers.........the car has gas even added 2 more gallons just to be sure...........we seperated the fuel line and bumped the ignition and fuel came out from the line, so I am assuming that we have pressure............checked fire from the coil pack to #4 spark plug wire and we are getting fire. Any suggestions?
  • I am looking to get an Exhaust system for my new Shelby GT 500, what should i get? I am looking at some Magnaflow exhausts,

    kind of confused which one will be the best, 15589, 15590, 15593, 15594?

    Also has anyone heard of they have 25% off on all Magnaflow Exhausts at their website, its kind of a weird how the website works, you have to bid, i tried all different numbers, but i think it is set at 25% off.

    Anyone purchased from them?? are they Legit??

    if anyone can Please advise me on the Exhaust?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    Why on Earth would you want to do that?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,141
    Just to comment on, it states right on their front page that they accept offers UP TO 25% off, which is pretty dumb. Why don't they just price it at 25% off and leave it at that??

    And, just FYI, they certainly aren't the cheapest. Just as an example, I looked up a cat for a BMW 335i (part #49768). Magnaflowdepot lists it at $382. With 25% off, it would be $285. Amazon has the same one for $129.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • hahaha.. yeah I suppose, but its not quite as dump they are bypassing the Magnaflow Minimum advertised Policy, that is actually quite smart to have a website set up that way to offer discounted price.

    I checked the Magnaflow part number:49768 on amazon and everywhere else not surprisingly it is listed at 380.82 right on the dot.

    I ended up buying Magnaflow 15589 from them, formance-exhaust-15589

    I got it for $572.91. It got to me quick and in good shape, now i just got to have it installed. :D :D :D :D
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,141
    darn. Can't find that cheap 335 one on amazon now. You are right, they are now all showing $380.xx. Ha. Guess I should have bought it when I saw it. :blush:

    Good price on the Mustang exhaust. That's showing up at $763 on amazon.

    Is that really an upgrade for the GT500, though? What size tubing is stock?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

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