2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6 from North America


Love the style & performance, and my local dealership is awesome!


Bump/squeak in front end -- resolved by dealer.

Rattle in dash -- resolved by dealer.

Battery failure (5 times) -- resolved by dealer -- 5th MotorCraft lasted 4 years.

Shaker radio CD problems -- resolved by dealer with a replacement radio.

Common issue without a correction -- seat backs won't return to their former position after entering/exiting the rear seat, & the magnetic clip to hold the seatbelt won't stay clipped -- not a TSB kind of issue.

General Comments:

This Mustang was the 905th serialized unit in the new S197 body style, & was a "dealer promotional" on the showroom floor. Was told the 1st 1000 went to specific dealerships to promote the "new retro" Mustang. The issues were resolved in a timely way by the dealer each time. Very positive dealer experience.

I love the performance & appearance of the Raven Black Clearcoat with red leather interior. Only issue I have now is that both red pleather door panel inserts are peeling away from their backing, which seems to be a common problem over time, whether garaged or not. The foam backing has deteriorated, allowing the insert to peel away.

Since it is one of the 1st 1000 built & I have all all paperwork including buildsheets from the factory (just asked & the factory emailed them as attachments) & window sticker, I've tried to keep mileage down. I also love the "My Color" dash lights & info readout that shows exact MPG as it changes, miles to empty, & mileage on one screen, which helps control the urge for speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2013

2nd Mar 2014, 03:24

I have the same door panel problem. I used 3M spray glue, but it still fails when the foam it's sprayed on fails again... Never had a problem till it sat outside without a garage last summer. It's back in a garage every day now that I work nights, but it is still an issue; every month I'm gluing one door back down.

2005 Ford Mustang V6 4.0L V6 from North America


If you want the old looks with new technology, this is the car for you


Uneven tread wear after 10,000 miles from following the rotations/oil changes maintenance. Ford replaced all 4 tires for free, and I didn't see the problem again for the next 40k miles before I changed them again.

Blown speaker passenger side around 35k miles, and Ford replaced it.

General Comments:

I love this car, I bought it December 14th, 2004 and it was delivered to my house January 3rd, 2005. I took two out for a test drive.. one was the thunderous GT with its 5-speed manual, the other was a V6 with the manual transmission as well. I completely fell in love with its looks from the moment I sat in it, both cars offered so much for a cheap price tag; after a 10 minute spin, I was sold.

I bought a 2005 Mustang with the V6, and opted for the automatic transmission so the wifey could have as a good time in it as I was. It was silver with the black Mustang side decals, I got the Pony package for the traction control (live in Minnesota) power seat, windows, locks, keyless entry, Shaker 500 sound system and more. What I do regret not opting for was the message center with the color changing gauge option display. Two days after I got it, I went back and had Ford install a factory remote start for the vehicle so it wouldn't void the warranty. It cost $475 with tax.

The Mustang has been extremely reliable. In the past 5000 miles, I have finished paying the car off, so I have decided to add some more extras to the car. I bought a C&L intake system with tuners, true dual X-Pipe exhaust from Magnaflow, custom black with chrome lip Shelby GT500 rims.. I also added on the interior chrome package that most GT's have for the automatic shifter. Adds a nicer look to the interior.

I just put on order a $3988 supercharger and fully functional Shaker hood system, and when all is said and done, I hope to be pushing 350+HP to this beast.

If you are in the market for a 2 door coupe, I'd definitely give the Mustang a look; the new 2011 V6 is absolutely amazing, and well worth the money. I just honestly couldn't have been more happy with my purchase... especially coming off of a 2002 BMW M3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2010

29th Jul 2010, 18:03

You went from an M3 to a V6 Mustang and you were happy with it? Well, guess not too happy if you are putting $ thousands into it in order to get more power out of it. Not sure I would wring that much power out of that 4.0, but I don't have to pay for repairs so... To me if you want V8 power, buy a V8. That is, unless the V6 is designed to produce that much power like the 2011. The GT is a more complete package of power and handling, so it would be the better choice anyhow.

Where did you find a shaker package for a V6? I didn't know that existed.