8th May 2008, 00:58
I just drove to So Cal from the Bay Area. I got 24 mpg, but had to wait until the gas tank reached the 1/4 full mark before putting gas in.
13th May 2008, 01:56
I made a second trip to SoCal this week with the 2005 GT. I did experience a fueling problem when the gage read a "hair width" above the 1/4 mark. I could not put gas in until I rotated the nozzle to the 2 o'clock position counter clockwise. That was the only time I had problems filling the tank. Coming home, it was necessary to drive additional miles around the area near the gas stop to get the gas tank down to 1/4. I did see some back roads, though the time wasted was not enjoyable. I advise other Mustang owners to plan ahead for any trip, especially when in sparsely populated areas. It seems that the gas tank gage is accurate. Know how to calculate fuel needs, and by all means, know how to calculate your gas mileage.
23rd May 2008, 11:19
I have a 2006 Mustang GT, and like the guy said above, MPG especially on highway is excellent for a V8 sports car. I run my cruise control everywhere and keep it 55-60mph or 65-70 on interstate. It gets as high as 24.8 mpg and consistently around 24mpg, but I've never seen it less than 23.2mpg regardless of where I'm driving. I'll have my mustang until the day I die (hopefully will be a while yet..). A Big Salute to Ford!
21st Sep 2008, 23:09
California is changing to a newer type of fuel nozzle that is much smaller. Last year I had the experience using one at a Union 76 station in Vacaville. Filling the tank was so slow. It took me about 15 minutes. In my local area, they are now changing to this smaller nozzle and when I tried to fill the car, the rate of gas flow was painfully slow. What gives? I have written before about the maximum amount that should be in the gas tank before filling, 1/4 tank is about right. But now, it seems it will take time to fill the car if all the stations change to this newer type of nozzle. The owner of the station said that the new nozzles are very slow. What gives California?
17th Dec 2008, 21:46
I pay a lot of attention to owner's comments on here about various problem areas with their cars, and I especially picked up on the comment in this review about the interior material being easily scratched.
I bought a 2007 Mustang last year with the leather interior. I recently wanted to take my large (and mean) dog on a trip with me. I was careful to cover the console and seat with a blanket, which she managed to get off and wad up in the floor in less than a quarter mile. She also has a bad habit of putting her large paws (with razor-sharp claws) up on the dash. I'm very happy (and relieved) to report that Mustang interiors appear to be somewhat dog proof. I found not a single scratch anywhere after the trip. It appears to be tougher than I had thought.