26th Feb 2002, 19:57
I don't agree with the people that have left comments. They say that he should get a "real mustang", well, here's a question for whoever wrote those reviews. Did you, by any chance, see how many of the GT Mustang owners that had A lot of problems out of their cars? Also, money doesn't grow on trees and the GT Mustang may be out of some peoples' reach, including me.
3rd Aug 2002, 13:13
I am another one in Wellston, Ohio having a lot of problems getting my 2000 Mustang fixed as well. I know what you are going through. Torque converter, fly wheel, rotors, motor mount, tire rod end, ect so called fixed once now out again. I go in again 9/7/02 to see what they tell me now.
14th Aug 2002, 19:32
I disagree with the "get a real Mustang" comments! Ford has always made a v6 and v8 Mustang option. This reminds me of the silly Harley guys, "Sporsters are a womens bike." When a Sporster is the longest running model in the H-D line up. More v6 Mustangs are sold than the v8 models. This allows production $ for all Mustangs. Its Ford against every one else not Ford against Ford. Relax, enjoy your car.
P.S. My 1999 v6 5spd is still solid after 40,000 miles.
So is my Softail!
27th Jun 2003, 14:04
Maybe your problem is that you bought an automatic. A 5-speed wouldn't have you in the garage. Also, if you lived in NY, you could have gone to the State and gotten the dealer to fix you up. In NY it's called the LEMON LAW. It's gotten a lot of people new cars. Have you checked in Ohio?
10th Aug 2004, 22:38
I strongly disagree with the comment about getting a real mustang. Just because a mustang isn't a GT, Cobra, or Mach 1 doesn't mean you can't put some nice add ons to it. After you add what you want to your car, you can still end up putting down less money and getting better horse power out of it. Plain and simple, just because it's a v6 doesn't mean it's not a mustang.
3rd Aug 2008, 21:08
I am very pleased with my 2000 Ford Mustang. I bought it used with 107k miles on it and it hasn't given me any problems so far. It really suprised me as far as performance goes for a V6 Mustang. I raced a 98 Pontiac TA with a 350 and I out ran it. As far as I know the car is bone stock. I can get 94 mph in 3rd gear. I can't wait to see how it runs when I add exhaust, cold air intake, and a chip.
4th Aug 2008, 16:44
To comment 21:08: V-6 Mustangs are grossly UNDER RATED. I've owned 7 Mustangs and my last was a 5.0 H.O. V-8. I now drive a 2007 V-6 and it is faster than my 5.0 was 0-60 and gets WAYYYY better fuel mileage. The insurance is also just pennies more than for a boring compact, while the V-8 insurance is outrageous.
I got a kick out of my nephew when he test drove a V-6 back in 2002. He thought it was a V-8 until we looked under the hood.
I just installed a BBK cold-air induction unit on my 2007 V-6 and it was very inexpensive, easy to install and did NOT require a computer reprogram. If you add a chip and dual, free-flowing exhausts you'll have a real screamer.
I go to Mustang shows, and at one recent show a guy had a like new 2000 with just over 210,000 miles that had never had ANY repairs. They are bullet-proof reliable if you take care of them, use full synthetic oil and NEVER allow the engine to overheat. Enjoy yours!!
16th Jul 2010, 06:32
All Mustangs rule!! Just bought my first 9 months ago... 2000 Mustang coupe V6... runs like a champ! When I bought it, it had 103 thousand miles on it.. you would never know it by the way the car looks & runs... but my goal is to drop a Cobra crate engine in.. as soon as the car is paid off. Looking forward to that!!
16th Jul 2010, 08:48
I never can understand why people want to put bigger engines in base Mustangs. It will be so expensive to do this. You would be better off just finding a nice GT and throwing a supercharger on it. You have to change out the suspension and wheels and tires to get the full V-8 Mustang performance. It is way more than just swapping engines!
17th Jul 2010, 11:58
"You would be better off just finding a nice GT and throwing a supercharger on it."
Not necessarily. I recently saw a very junky 1979 Mustang that the owner had installed a Lincoln Navigator engine in. The engine was purchased at a junkyard and had 100,000 miles on it. With a bit of nitrous the car runs 10.8 in the quarter mile. No GT 500 or supercharged GT will do that good. And this was all done very cheaply.