Great looking, engine is mean, and the 5 speed can take power shifts well
Front strut bearings went bad, causing a thunk sound. Replaced with revised Ford strut bearing, and the sound was fixed.
Filling it up at the gas station required flipping the gas pump handle upside down, otherwise it would automatically shut off. Didn't have any problem filling up at BP gas pumps.
Back tires are useless in hard acceleration. Watch it on a 1-2 powershift around a corner; the backend will swing out on you.
My GT was used when I got it with 6500 miles. Windveil blue, tan leather. I beat it hard. I power shifted first to second gear a lot. Loved the 5 speed. The clutch was awesome. Traction-loc rear axle worked excellent. Mine had the 3.55 gears. Traction control was weird. It really made for a strange burnout if you had the traction control on. Best to leave it off when doing any serious burnouts.
The engine is pure music to the ears. Pure excellence. 300 horses seemed pretty good. The rear tires are not wide enough and have no real traction in hard acceleration. The rear end would often slide out on hard corners with a powershift... but would come back straight like cracking a whip, kinda scary fun.
I bought a GT 500 hood, bumpers, headlights and GT 500 wheels and tires. The new Goodyear Supercar tires made a great improvement in acceleration traction and cornering traction.
I lowered just the rear of the car to get it to sit level with Eibach pro kit springs. Looked awesome after that.
Sold it to get a California Special GT. Loved it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2010