It's a sports car, so all those ergonomics shouldn't surprise you. Then you went and got the V6 engine... shame on you.
You expect too much out of a car you should have researched and actually test drove.
For the original poster; it sounds like a lot of your comments are just from the general discomfort of the vehicle itself. There are some problems yes, but didn't you test drive this vehicle first? Perhaps not feeling comfortable during a test drive would have answered your question right away on whether or not you should buy this car. And this car is a rear wheel drive. What did you expect during the winter time? All wheel drive to kick in? Sounds like this Mustang you bought was a last minute buying decision.
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.I bought a $20,000 car and it doesn't feel or perform like a BMW 8 series. That platform was introduced in 1979.Sure it has issues and Ford milked it for all it was worth, but, you bought it. Should of bought a Mach I or Cobra.
I bought a Black 2004 Mustang V6 5spd with nothing more than the power options package for the locks, windows and driver seat. My car is a total peach. Since I do contract work, this baby has been up and down the East coast from Miami, Fl to Toronto, ON, CA; then out to Dallas. Half of my 40k miles are from the highways. In snow, yeah it sucks, but that's easily remedied with 150lbs of sand bags and $1200 Goodyear GW3 V-rated tires like the cops use. Living in Rochester, NY, there's nothing, but snow and ice in winter, and I didn't have any problems.
I haven't had a single major issue yet, knock on wood. But, I'm very meticulous about the care of the engine and components. Oil change every 3k miles and a full inspection every 10k miles along with other general maintenance.
The few issues I ever have are the wiper fluid nozzles spraying fluid at random, when I use my turn signal; cd player refuses to give me my cd back sometimes; shifting gears is easy unless you're trying to haul flat out, then 2nd and 3rd gear can be tricky. 3rd gear especially, but from what others have told me, 3rd in most mustangs has this issue.
Ford moved off the fox body platform in 1994 to the SN95 body type in mustangs.
I want to buy a Mustang, but can’t decide if I want a V6 or V8. Despite the fuel efficiency, I also heard that V6 is better than V8 in terms of good quality. But, V8 is certainly more fun. Can anyone please answer my question?
Best place to start is your insurance company. There may be a huge difference in premiums that will more than make up for any "fun" factor you might have with the 8 cylinder.
SN95 is really a heavily revised version of the Fox platform. This is why certain powertrain parts are interchangeable from '79-'04, as opposed to say, '87-'93 and so forth.
The 4.6 SOHC V8 has a lot in common with the engine used in the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis. You may know the CV from its roles as Police Interceptor and taxi... the engine can go 300K+ without major service. It's a very solid piece.
I've driven an '04 GT on numerous occasions, and it's precisely the reason I'm settled on a '99-'04 GT when my time comes.
It tells you in your manual that in Neutral Cruise control will do that so watch out. Also you car sucks in the snow because you have LSD, it makes both wheels spin so that it just spins out. I have the same car without LSD and its perfectly fine, gets a little loose, but that's how it is with RWD in the snow.
I have one with no problem at all. There is nothing wrong with a solid rear axle. It's a Mustang not a BMW. A mustang is built to be driven on paved roads, not really intended to be used for what a truck is for.
I have a 2004 V6 Mustang that I bought used in 2006. It has been a very reliable car and I am pretty hard on cars too. It has some squeaks, rattles, and other funny noises, but that is just the way it is. After all, it is a cheap car. My only real complaint is that the low speed acceleration is very slow. I have owned a lot of Fords in my life and for some reason all Fords seem to have this problem when compared to competing models from other car companies. I also have a 1998 Pontiac grand Am that has a lot less horsepower, but is much more responsive and picks up speed much quicker in the lower speed ranges. My Grand Am will smoke the tires pretty good if you just punch it, but my Mustang with a much larger more powerful engine will not do anything like that. I should have bought one with a V8, despite the much worse gas mileage. Either that or an SS Camaro.
I am going to test drive a 2004 V6, 2 door coupe this week. I absolutely love Mustangs and have wanted one since, well, ever. Is there anything I should know? I mean, I know that the V6 is not as powerful as the V8, but I am a pretty conservative driver so this isn't really an issue. The car also has 86,000 miles on it, is there any amount that is too much for a Mustang?
I've owned a number of Mustangs with all types of engines. The 3.8 is a very good engine, and very reliable. It actually puts out more power than the early 5.0 GT's did, is way cheaper to buy and insure, and will give you all the performance you could ever use legally. You can pick one of these up at a great price ($5000-8000) depending on condition.
I attended a huge Mustang show this weekend, and was really pleased to see that a large percentage were V-6's, and there were even some Fox I-4's.
Don't let the "My engine's bigger than your engine" crowd discourage you. A Mustang is a Mustang. All of them are fun, and no true Mustang enthusiast is going to put down people choosing the V-6. They are great engines.
As for mileage, none of our Fords has ever required any repairs before 100,000 miles, and we drove one over 300,000 with almost no repairs.
I'm not really worried about the power :) Getting a mustang is going to be a dream come true no matter what!
OK thank you :) It's being sold for 5999 so that's just about in that price range.
I've been too many shows and never really seen too many 6 cylinder Mustangs, unless they were built in the mid sixties that is. Never once have I seen a 4 cylinder Foxbody at a show, unless of course it was an SVO. I don't think I've even ever seen a customized 4 cylinder Foxbody. What a waste of money that would be as the Fox with a 4 cylinder was 88-105 hp and basically a rear drive Escort.
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