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.
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.