After many years of driving GM's I
started looking at the Ford Mustang!!
The Transmission Blew at 31,000,the
Tire Rods also had to be replaced and
It has No Power for a V8 Engine!!
Needless to say I have Happily Sold
this Car(after wasting over $2,000 in
repairs) and I am VERY Dissapointed in
a Car w/Less than 32,000 Miles on it
and It Literally Needs a Complete
Ovehaul!! I Would Never Buy a Ford
Agian!!!!Reality wise I can't call it a
Muscle/Sport car since it's True
Competition is the Mitsubishi
Eclipse!!! The Need to Go back to the
Drawing board and Re-Invent their
Engine and Transmisson to seriously be
a Contender to Chevy's
It's a fun car to own if you are handy with a tool box. I like the car but I don't trust Ford quality. Ford's use of plastic in critical engine parts is senseless. The intake manifold cracked (4.6L engine). The cheap use of plastic vacuum lines behind the dash. You have no leg room in the rear. It's an affordable sports car to own. It has plenty of power. There are plenty of aftermarket parts to keep your Mustang looking good. Be sure to get a good maintenance manual to save you money on the repairs.
It drives great, and the rear bumpers can take a beating and hold their shape.
Don't use plastic on the vacuum system. And use metal on the intake or any hot parts.
Overall, I thought I had made a great
purchase until I passed 30k--when the
warranty was no longer valid. At 32k
the transmission blew apart --thanks to
a defective converter (By the way, I
don't drive like a maniac--and really
take good care of my cars). Needless
to say, I was out almost $2k. I have
just been informed that my engine needs
to be rebuilt at only 100k miles. After
speaking with other Ford owners, this
is a common problem. Very
frustrating. I have been VERY
disappointed with the repair costs and
problems. This car is going to the
junk yard this week. Can promise you
that my next car will be anything but a
Fun to drive when it actually ran--
which seems to not be often
New engine design, new transmission
design, new design team....
Better warranty. More complete service.
I bought this car new with 8 miles on
it. @ 50 miles the tie-rod broke and it
cost me $70.00 for a alignment (non
warrenty) now the car has 118,324 miles
on it and it has well over $6k in
repairs..2 sets of Head-Gaskets, 1
Transmission, $800 in emissions
work..Tires last about 40k miles and
brakes last about 9k miles. dealership
is unable to resolve front end problems
and they have had it 6 times.
recall all the 95-96 3.8L engines for
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