Get Instant Pricing with Edmunds Price Promise℠
1Look for "Special Offers" on a specific car
2Get your upfront, locked-in price from the dealer
3Go to the dealership to buy your car with no haggle
Warning : 1999-2004 4.6 liter engines have been known to have the spark pug blow out of the cylinder head . Its happened to me and alot of other people . Ford didn't put enough treads in the cylinder which is aluminum and they will blow out. Now its going to cost me about 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 dollars to have the engine tore down and replace the heads or have inserts ... Read More
I'm searching on AutoTrader and Cars.com looking for a REGULAR 1999 Mustang (Not a GT, in other words). I found one that I'm not sure whether it's a good deal or not. The Kelly Blue Book states the car is worth about $4110 in Excellent condition for Retailer pricing. Everything seems all right (they claim everything works, but if I go to check it out, I'm gonna be pretty scrutinizing), and ... Read More
dude thats bs.! ford products are not any different than any other maker out there , I got a 1999 mustang GT and the battery keeps going dead, I put a new duralast gold battery in and fully charge it with a charger , and in 2 days it was dead . There isnt any car made out there that uses that much stand-bye power to kill the battery in within ... Read More
Well I can tell you this , a friend of mine had 1 that had 386,00 miles on it before the head gasket blow . I told her it would be worth it to replace the head gasket with that many miles on it . She had the car since it was new ,and never had to replace it . I told her to buy a used motor and ill put ... Read More
$2000 is REALLY cheap even for a 100,000 mile V-6 car. Makes we wonder a bit on the condition it is in. Naturally, everyone has their own price point and if he is young, may not have much of a budget. It also depends on the intended purpose. If he is looking to biuld a tack car or a drag car in the future, then high-milage sixers are a GREAT platform ... Read More
I HAVE A 99 FORD MUSTANG WITH OVER 100,000 MILES AND IT HAS THIS LOUD TICKING. i CHANGE MY OIL AND MAINTAIN IT ON SCHEDULE. ANY IDEAS ON THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM OR HOW TO MAKE THE NOISE STOP?
Sorry, I'm afraid not. :( That midyear package is properly known as the "Spring Feature edition"...to which I referred earlier. This special edition was for the GT only and, with the exception of the 17" wheels (standard at the time was 16"), was entirely cosmetic. There were no performance upgrades. The hood and side scoops were the ones used on the 1999 35th Anniversary edition. I think Ford made around 3000 ... Read More
I was just wondering if anyone has any information on recalls that were never made on the back seat belts of the 1999 Ford Mustangs, Has there ever been any reported failure of the sholder strap not catching on impact?
...for what they're worth: dubinsc, you're speaking of the V6 Mustang, right? If so, probably the reason for the seemingly lack of mods for the 2003 V6 could be the different engine Ford started using that year. Until 2003, Ford used the 3.8l Essex V6 for the Mustang. In '03, Ford moved to the 3.9. That said, with the exception of some engine mods, stuff like exhaust, etc. should work just ... Read More
"Actually 66% of all Mustangs sold are Automatic." Yes. But the reason is NOT that the manual shifter in the current Mustang is a bitch to operate. It is that most people prefer automatics. But just because most people prefer automatics is no excuse for a company to offer a crummy manual. If I recall the 1999 to 2004 Mustang had the shifter in a awkard position. Which Ford addressed with ... Read More
1999s-2004s are where it's at for me. I think they're a great combination of current styling (well, at the time anyway) and heritage cues. Taillights, fake-scoop-o-rama and the door styling all evoke Mustangs of old, but without being overly and obviously retro. Also has a certain (to me anyway) muscle-car, "gimme your lunch money!" look to it that I enjoy. ;) On the other two choices, while I think the 05s ... Read More
Where at in Va? I live in Richmond however I bought my mustang from Freedom Ford in Norfolk. They have two locations, one in Norfolk and one in Hampton. They were exactly 4000.00 cheaper than the same mustang in Richmond. Plus their extended warranty, which I got, was way cheaper and if you do not use their warranty anytime during the warranty period you can come back and purchase another vehicle ... Read More
I remember reading somewhere that PRE SAE, Gross Horsepower ratings you have to take away about 20% to get the SAE figure. 375hp 1969 engine is about 300 to 310hp by todays ratings. Some cars were under-rated like that one rare Corvette in the mid or late 1960's that was really making 500+HP Gross, but Chevy under-rated it. Of course there is Ford with the 1999 or 2000 Mustang? That was ... Read More
I like the GTO you don't. Thats cool. Hey, I like the GTO as well, and think it deserves alot of respect. If I was to win one, I wouldn't necessarily drive straight to the Ford dealer to trade it. I mainly jumped into this discussion to defend the Mustang rather than beat up on the GTO, sorry if it sounds that way. It's just that if I was spending my ... Read More
There is NO DUMBED down CHEAP version of the GTO like there is with the V6 secretarial $19k stang. Your $28k stang looks just like someones base $19k stang. IT will get worse with the GT500 for $40k, when someone can buy the base V6 for $19k and look the same. A lot of the information in your post makes it clear that you haven't had any real product experience with ... Read More
Only miscue with the Bullitt IMO is that it sports the GT's fake hoodscoop. The side scoops were changed to a wonderful streamlined, "scoopless" style, but the hood scoop remained the same. If Ford had gone with the same reverse-scoop hood that was used on the 2003-2004 V6 Mustangs (which itself is from the 1999 Cobra)...it would have made the Bullitt even more distinctive. Plus it would have been more similar ... Read More
dcls, good question...all the body parts I see these days are for the 1999+ Mustangs. Tried an ebay search? As for cleaning up the top, a good carwash solution has always worked for me. Use a soft brush too. That should do it. Darren, that price range sounds about right for a loaded V6 convertible with all the goodies (though I do note for 2004, Ford got rid of that odd ... Read More
But thinking more about the suggested "carburetor" feel, I do have to say that I'd like it if Mustangs had more of a "lopey" (is that the word?) cam, so that the engine/idle would have that coool old-school uneven sound (cf. Max's orignal yellow Interceptor in Mad Max). I love that. Sadly, they'll never offer that one either... : ( Re the "4x4 look", hey I LIKE the current styling... : ... Read More
It *was* odd that the Fox bodies didn't have any pony decoration anywhere on them... My 2002 however is littered with ponies...they're everywhere it seems. I'd agree with fdthird about the 1994-1998s...it was about referencing Mustang heritage (in the rounded idiom of the day). The 1999-2004s did the same thing, but with "new edge" cues. The 2005 seems deliberately retro though. That front end alone... : ) Ford is going to ... Read More
I guess you guys are right...this sort of thing is the next big thing, so it makes sense (given the broad market at which the Mustang aims) that Ford would offer it. Not my cup of tea (for me, options should be things like engines or Hurst shifters), but different strokes and all that. I'm glad its an option though...every little thing adds to the cost of a car. On the ... Read More
just wondering if anyone here could direct me to a website with fords official 1/4 mile time for a 99-04 mustang gt. thanks in advance for any help.
I got the FRPP catback installed for $60 at the local Meineke. The dealer quoted me $200 (yeah, right), a local Mustang shop wanted $140 (mostly because they told me they weld, not bolt it on) and the local Midas wouldn't even quote me a price until I brought the catback in and left the car for a day. Meineke did it in 1/2 hour. It bolts right in (a direct ... Read More
Ford's redesigned the intake manifold unpteen zillion times, always out of the same material. The most recent version has a aluminum coolant passage near the alternator, supposedly where the plastic keeps breaking on the earlier versions. However, the rest of the manifold is still plastic, so just expect it to break somewhere else before too much longer. The '95 and earlier 4.6 engines have an aluminum manifold, but I don't know ... Read More
...we all evenutally end up liking it. I remember when Ford changed from Fox to SN95; I thought: "why did they change a good thing?" But then I began to love it, as I do with the 1999 tweak. I think as long as Ford continues the affordable rwd, high hp/tq format, Mustang enthusiasts will eventually accept the new design.
Given everything we've seen (the motortrend drawings, the autoweek pictures) it looks like Ford is going for a modern interpretation of the late 60s-early 70s Mustangs. This makes sense to me: - the 1994 redesign seemed a modern version of the original 1965 Mustang in terms of proportions and styling cues. - the 1999+ version gave that design a more muscular look as did the 1967 styling "tweak". So seems reasonable ... Read More