28th Jul 2007, 09:33

A seal that was not finished properly?!! I've never heard of such! Well, I guess I'd better call BMW and get them to buy my car back as it had a small crack in the rear window seal!! It's called a warranty. And by the way, no car is perfect. It's unfortunate that your defect was this severe, but I would not write off all Mustangs as being miserable piles of crap because this happened to you. Get it fixed and get over it. Also, find a different dealer. I agree that half of all Ford dealers kind of suck, but there are still plenty of good ones.

12th Sep 2007, 22:01

After 7 Mustangs I am very impressed with their reliability. Fortunately I have not required any repairs on any of them. I say "fortunately" because the Ford dealers in our area also have a terrible reputation for poor service. We switched 2 of our 3 vehicles from Ford to GM products because in our town GM service is the absolute best.

With that said, I still have no reason to regard Ford as anything less than a world class, reliable and solidly built car. Some of ours have made over 300,000 miles with virtually no problems at all, and not one has ever had a major engine or transmission repair of any kind.

The new Mustangs are the biggest bargain on the planet in a sporty, well built car at a very reasonable price. I just bought a new V-6 Pony with all options including leather for $20,000. You can't touch any comparable car for that, or even 5 grand more than that.

27th Sep 2007, 19:41

I've said it before and I'll say it again: NEVER buy the first year of ANY car. I loved the retro styling of the new Mustang, but being a mechanic and a car enthusiast, I know all too well that ANY first year car, FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC will have tons of minor (or in some cases MAJOR) problem areas to be worked out. That's why I waited until 2007 to buy a Mustang. Mine is flawless. Sorry you got the itch for one before they had been road tested for a couple of years.

24th Feb 2009, 17:37

I was the victim of the 2005 Mustang convertible that leaked... Ford could not or would not fix it. The BBB ordered Ford to take the POS back. As part of the settlement I had to take another Ford. I gave the Mustang another chance. I bought a 2006 Mustang GT. Guess what? After having the rear differential rebuilt twice. I discovered that this 2006 GT Crap mobile also leaked. After 3 trips to the dealer to have it repaired, I gave up on the POS and dumped it on a Japanese car dealership.

After never owning a Japanese vehicle, I now own 3 Suzukis. After a year none of them has been in for any kind of repair.

Thanks Ford for showing me the light, I will never buy another US made car. (By the way, how about that American made POS Mustang with the French transmission and German engine?) American my ass. Just another over dressed Ford piece of junk. Keep going Ford, you'll put yourself out of business.

25th Feb 2009, 18:20

A Suzuki?!? Yikes! The worst new car I've driven in the past five years (a 2008) was a Suzuki Forenza. Talk about a gutless pile of crap! If that's your golden standard of Japanese engineering, I'd rather have the Mustang, bad rear end and all.

27th Feb 2009, 20:31

"After never owning a Japanese vehicle, I now own 3 Suzukis. After a year none of them has been in for any kind of repair."

Well... I HOPE NOT!! Although our Honda started totally falling apart after THREE years, I wouldn't expect ANY car (even a Japanese brand) to require a repair in the FIRST year!! Our two GM cars are 9 and 7 years old with a TOTAL repair bill for both combined so far of $27 (front brake pads and 1 light bulb). Neither our 4 year old Fusion nor our 3 year old Mustang has required ANYTHING. My current Mustang is my 7th Mustang. All have been totally flawless. Suzuki's generally are not bad cars, usually much better than Toyota or Nissan, but I'd take ANY Ford over ANY Japanese brand any day.

28th Aug 2010, 21:35

Blown rear ends generally extend from severe driving combined with improper fluid maintenance. So I would expect that if roasted my tires every chance I got, my gears would probably be shot too. But you probably drove yours without any of that right? You're just a victim of circumstance.

29th Aug 2010, 09:40

"We switched 2 of our 3 vehicles from Ford to GM products because in our town GM service is the absolute best."

Well, when you have the most cars to work on you, tend to have the best service departments. I don't know how good my Toyota service department is... because I have never been there!

29th Aug 2010, 12:25

Toyota is currently rated 21st out of 33 car makers in build quality. That is way below GM and Ford. Neither our GM or Ford vehicles have ever required a warranty repair (and one GM now has 90,000 miles with no repairs of any kind).