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Ford Mustang (2005 and Newer)



  • NSORICNSORIC Posts: 33
    You can find the complete Ordering Guides at the StangBangers site...
  • sabotelsabotel Posts: 1
    The 2005 Mustang will be my first Ford. Having owned a 68 GTO, a Trans Ams, and a Z-28, GM is forcing me to buy a Ford. Could not be happier though as the 05 Mustang looks to be one of the sweetest cars to hit the road in a long time. A little retro goes a long way.
  • Okay, I'm jealous of the sightings in Dearborn! My uncle lives in Detroit; maybe I should visit. I like the rims with the spinners better on the coupe too. They seem to match the retro look a lot better (just opinion of course).
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    Posted on another forum:

    "2005 Mustang news from the 9/04 issue of Car Craft magazine is that word from Shelby American is that there will be a Shelby-ized version of the 05 Mustang shortly after the debut of the car this fall."

  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    Glad to see after years of dragging his own name through the mud (go Z-max!), Shelby has decided to bury the hatchet with Ford. I can't wait to see my first white-with-guardsman-blue-striping Shelby Mustang...
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    He's been working with Ford for awhile now. Helped them do the Cobra concept car late last year and I thought he helped out on the GT40 also but I'm not positive.

    Let's see - GT350 - start with a GT and add intake, exhaust, mild engine tuning to get hp up to 350. IRS, new wheels and tires, appearance package.

    I'll take one in silver w/blue stripes, black interior w/blue accents please.
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    + better shocks (maybe Konis).

    + performance brake pads (maybe Hawks), complete with warning sticker in car that says "this car equipped with high-performance brakes: stopping ability may be reduced when brakes are cold"

    + a minor detail, but something I totally love on the original Shelbys: a dash mounted gauge pod with maybe Ford Racing fuel and oil pressure gauges.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,496
    And the new 5 speed automatic - with SST.
    - Ray
    Who can at least dream . . .
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    + and special Shelby models available through Hertz....
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    ...but only for a limited time before Hertz realizes that people like me are renting these things to flog mercilessly on track days.

    "Oh, no no...I just need to rent a car to do some errands. A 'Shelby,' you say...hmmm...what's that? A Buick of some sort?"

    ; )
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,593
    Sadly, I think Hertz learned their lesson back in '66, even sadder they wouldn't rent a GT-350H to anyone under 25, which I didn't hit until the Rent-a-Shelby was history.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • revmattrevmatt Posts: 14
    Any new info on the 06/07 Mustang SVT Cobra?
  • 300hemifl300hemifl Posts: 21
    O.K. My deal is that my '01 Expedition lease was up May 15th. Since the end of '03, I had my eye on 2 cars....the '05 Mustang and the '05 Chrysler 300C. I hadn't seen the Mustang in person, but had seen the preview pics. I saw the 300C in October at the Chrysler Pro Golf tourney in the Tampa area and loved it.
    Last November, I told a few people at Ford that I wanted the Mustang if it could be ready by May, but also knowing I craved the C. Well, we know the answer. No Mustang. So I bought a Black 300C 3 months ago and it is awesome. Great ride and terrific power (340 hp).
    Now, I'm trying to convince my wife to either get rid of her Xterra (only 1 yr old) or I'm buying us a 3rd car (Mustang). She thinks I'm nuts. I love the Mustang's looks (Eleanor), even though I think I like the looks of the V6 better (not sure about the extra lights on the GT). However, having the great power in my 300c Hemi, I definitely want the 300 hp of the GT.
    (In my opinion, if one can afford it, I highly recommend paying up for the extra power. Its such an unreal difference).
    Anyway, I'll be now in this site alot more, just checking on the progress of this baby.
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Pardon me if this topic has already been covered in this thread. Does anyone know, with a high level of confidence, when the '05 Mustangs will start showing up at dealerships? All I've heard is sometime in the Fall. I'd like a more specific answer if anyone happens to know (ie., middle of Sept.?, early Oct.?).

  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,210
    Actual production (JOB1) officially begins on Sept. 7th so expect to see them in showrooms around mid-Oct. However, I've read on dedicated Mustang forums that supply will be limited until sometime closer to the holiday season so don't expect to be able to actually purchase one until the end of the year. The line will be very busy filling pre-orders too.

    Some pre-production copies may or may not be available to some dealers as show pieces and, if they meet quality standards, etc., possibly for sale. Expect to see these sooner if you are one of the lucky few to live close to a dealer that gets one.

    Also, vert production begins in late January of next year.
  • andyman73andyman73 Posts: 368
    Did any of ya'll see the GTR on the car show circuit? I'll take 2, thank you very much!

  • bcohenbcohen Posts: 58
    So I stopped by Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, Michigan last night on my way home and on the sign its says, "Welcome 2005 Mustang". I pulled in and they were testing a V6 Mustang on the track at the time. There was a guy from Ford there who said that they were doing more testing and introductions (press?) today (8/4) for the Mustang GT from noon-2:30. Unfortunately its raining today and I'm at work or I would have gone over to watch it. I also saw the Mustang GT on the road going towards the track on my way to work this morning. Looks great on the road!!!
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    off topic, but my own topic (Ford Crown Victoria)could never answer this question, but the sports-minded folks here at Mustang will have the answers...I just bought a 2004 Crown Vic, dual exhaust, floor shifter, (dare I say) "performance model" (I needed a good road car, and this fits the bill)...the car does not have a left foot "dead pedal", and the gas pedal is spaced too far (almost 3 inches) to the left of the tunnel, making it difficult to "rest my foot" on the tunnel while driving, so my right foot and ankle get quite tired quickly...where could I purchase: 1) a dead pedal to install under the parking brake to rest my left foot, and 2) are there any "pedal wideners" (something to bolt to the narrow 1 inch gas pedal to make it wider) so I can rest my right foot against the tunnel while I accelerate???...needless to say, the Crown Vic topic isn't exactly into "performance parts" if you get my drift...lastly, the stereo/CD in this vehicle is quite poor (I wish the 290 watt audiophile system for the Mountaineer was available for this car)...can aftermarket stereo shops fit it with a decent stereo/CD unit, WITHOUT DESTROYING THE DASHBOARD???...thanks for your help...

  • NSORICNSORIC Posts: 33
    Re: Crown Vic Audio Upgrade

    I've always had good luck using Crutchfield. They always supply custom installation kits for your specific vehicle, inclusing wiring harness so you do not have to hack into the wiring.
  • fdthirdfdthird Posts: 352
    Yes...go to and enter your vehicle and they will be able to tell you what stereo will fit your dash with no problems.
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