2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L V8 from North America
A great (E36) BMW M3 Killer!!!
Blew power steering pump (twice) But that was my fault. I drive car way too hard. other than that absolutley nothing!!!
0-60 in under 5.5 seconds. It handles corners and stops better than my old BMW. And it out accelerates my friends (E36) BMW M3 It is without a doubt the fastest and best handling car for the money (That I can afford anyway!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2006
7th Feb 2008, 18:02
Iam the original poster. I recently raced a new 2008 Mustang GT (Which by the way the auto mags say runs approx. 0-60 in about 4.9sec now my problem with this is... I beat it though bearly and it was a 5-speed. I am not bragging I am concerned because I would like to purchase a newer model, but not if it's not any faster or actually slower than the 99-04 GT's 0-60 in 5.4sec. Maybe Ford is fibbing. My only mods are flowmasters and a K&N cold air kit. It's a 5-speed manual so I am guessing horsepower is up from the original 260 to maybe 275. Any opinions would be great!!!
24th Jan 2009, 00:30
The stats from magazines do state the new GTs (stock) are a tad faster than the previous generation GTs (yours). Albeit not much faster. Probably 0.5 sec faster in the 0-60 and the 1/4 mile. However in real life, red light grand prix scenarios, it comes down to driver skill. So if you beat the newer GT, it does not mean your car is faster, it just means you are a better driver or more willing to take you car to the limit during the race.
26th Jan 2009, 12:35
To 18:02: The new GT, although putting out more power than the pre-2005 models is also carrying a bit more weight. The performance between the two is pretty close, but the new GT should have a slight edge.
I agree with 00:30 that it probably comes down to you being a better driver. I've blown away lots of V-6's with my Pontiac "quad-4" Grand AM, as well as tons of 4-cylinder cars. Good driving and reflexes beat out horsepower lots of times.
I'd opt for the new GT. They are great cars and the best value on the market in a performance car. The new Pontiac G8 and Dodge Hemi challenger are faster, but cost $12,000 more, which is why Mustang will continue to be number one.
I am a mechanic and own several cars at a time. I also own a 2007 Mustang and a Fusion. Nothing will ever replace Mustang. Ford tried it with the Probe and it was a huge flop.