1994 Ford Mustang V6 3.6L V6 from North America
Fun To Drive and a Real Head Turner!
I have only had a couple of problems with my mustang. The headers cracked at 105000 km and they had to be replaced. However I would suggest that all mustang owners be aware that this will happen on the original heads at about 100000k. (There were three other mustangs in the shop for the same thing with the same miles!!!) I also had to fix a pinhole puncture in my gas tank. (This was my fault though.) I have the characteristic automatic transmission rumble that the V6s have that is caused by the overdrive trying to engage. I have a couple rust spots, but what can you expect on a 12 year old car that is driven about 120 km a day?
The car is so much fun to drive. I find that it has enough power to do whatever I need it to. It has a 6.8 second 0-60mph time and a 15.8 second 1/4 mile. The transmission power shifts well when you drop it into first and the 175 foot pound torque is a wonderful thing. I bought the car for 5200 dollars and have only put about 1300 into it since. I find that the car handles extremely well and when it slips it does so very predictably. I am going to be upgrading the brakes because I would like to see it stop a little faster. The car looks amazing and the interior is amazing. I love the contours of the car and it turns heads. For the six banger it puts out a beautiful sound from 2500 to 4750 rpm levels. I also find that I get about 28 MPG highway and about 25 MPH city if I drive without punching the gas all the time. (I can get about 600 km on about 45 dollars worth of gas.) The engine is still as clean as it was the day it rolled off the production line aside from a little dust from the road. No leaks, squeaks, or problems with the car at all!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2006
9th Aug 2006, 13:18
You mean heads... not headers.
And that's a HUGE problem and should NEVER happen on a car.
28th Jul 2008, 09:36
First off... it's a 3.8L V6 engine, not a 3.6.
Secondly, the cars have 215tq, but probably 180 to the wheels with age.
And the heads WEREN'T the problem.
It was a combination of using crappy head gaskets, crappy head bolts and aluminum heads on an iron block.
Those 3 things caused the head gaskets to tear, or bolts to stretch.
It was a recall paid FOR by Ford.
So if you fix these heads yourself, GOTO FORD and get the NEW bolt torque specs, because they ARE different from the originals, since the fix requires new stronger head bolts.
It's NOT really a big deal, TONS of manufacturers have had recalls on heads or head gaskets! (it's simply a design or material issue, NOT defect)
Think of it as a blessing, because while you're down there, you can just throw some stage 3 ported heads, or supercoupe heads on the Mustang!!!
Talk about some power!