2000 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 4.6 Liter from North America
Decent car with lower quality than I expected
The dashboard has rattled since the day I purchased it. The window had a large cut taken out of it, which the dealership replaced for me. The seat belts would lock at random times, the dealership fixed this as well, unfortunately I already had the windows tinted, and they would not cover the cost of the tinting ($25 more out of my pocket).
Since then, the passenger side actuator has gone out, the door will no longer automatically lock. The fuel injector became dirty clogged even though I changed the filter ever 15,000 miles. A bearing tore up and trashed the rear end differential ($1300 to fix it, the differential, and have the right axel replaced). The driver's door is not properly aligned, and the window on the door has broken free of the clasps that hold it in place twice. Ford chose to use cheap glue, instead of screws on their windows, in order to pass the cost on to the consumer.
This car has had a few problems, with the differential being my main concern, other than that I am fairly satisfied with the quality, although it is not quite what I had expected from Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th December, 2004
8th Jan 2005, 23:38
I have a 1999 Ford Mustang GT. Chrome Yellow, (also referred to as Canary Yellow), it's a hardtop. There is minimal aftermarket engine work done to her. She has roughly 86,000 miles on her. She is in perfect condition inside and out, I'm OCD about my cars and more specifically my engine. I have a stripped U-Joint I think, but I was going to clarify it with other owners who might be able to better diagnose the situation. There is a bit of slack from the time the engine picks up to the time the wheels catch. Not much, but I can notice it. Like a delayed reaction I suppose. Also when I put her in overdrive sometimes there is a slight jerk like the engine was having to catch up to the axles. What do you think?
16th Feb 2005, 10:50
You have an automatic transmission. It's not like a manual where everything is direct, it's all hydraulic servos/bands/clutches, etc. So when you hit the throttle the power goes through the torque converter and through all the servos before going to the rear-end.