2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
The 2005 Mustang GT surpasses my other five Mustang purchases -- all GTs. From the moment it is placed in drive, the responsiveness is unparalleled. Handling is superb although the ride is a bit rough. The body workmanship is noticeably well done, e.g., no gaps or ripples and everything fits well. The downside are the front seats, i.e., the head rests are too far forward causing both a pain in the neck and a back ache when driving for any distance. While the seat is adjustable in virtually every direction it could move, no setting produces a comfortable ride -- the headrest is not adjustable. Still, for the price, it's probably the best sports buy of the American market.
While I love the style, the performance trumps everything else. The Shaker sound system is noteworthy. To allow for easy entry or egress the door windows automatically open 1/4 inch to eliminate binding. When the door is shut the windows immediately close. At night the dash lights are awesome.
Modify the seats to allow the headrests to be adjusted. Additionally, the instrument panel is difficult to read during daylight hours. The gauges need to be brighter and offer more contrast.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.