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.
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
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.