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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe

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After Grand Marquis, Thunderbird, F-250
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By andy - i'm only 16
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I have the V6 deluxe auto. Its performance does not equal the T-bird but it costs much less. The ride is not as smooth as the Marquis but it's not luxury or as expensive. It handles much better than the diesel F-250 but that's expected. Sometimes the manual adjustment for the chairs gets annoying especially while driving but I guess drivers should adjust everything first. Cruise control is very precise and simple and even thought the media controls aren't mounted on the wheel, they are still very close. I control radio etc with my wrist resting on the stick. A bit bumpy but great handling


Favorite Features

Steering wheel, exterior design


Suggested Improvements

Some materials are a bit too cheap. The speedometer isn't centered so the readings are at an angle, thus distorting the readings. I have to lean to make sure I'm reading correctly. The back seats could use an extra 5 inches or so. Glove box or the center console could use some more space


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Reliable and Fun
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By Greybeard-FL
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought my Pony when my old Dodge mini- van finally gave up the ghost. Use it as a daily driver. Now have 63K miles. Reliable and fun transportation. V6 is peppy and quick to respond. No mechanical issues to date - only costs are normal maintenance. very pleased with Ford, and this mustang has been a worthwhile investment. I have nothing negative to say about the car. Drove from FL to KS and avg 31 mpg @ 75mph the entire trip (1500 miles each way)


Favorite Features

5 speed manual, handling, fuel economy, classic looks (inside and out)


Suggested Improvements

none..


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Piece of Junk
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By nomoreford3
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 Premium 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Horrible made vehicle. My spoiler that is held on with double stick tape has come loose numerous times. Dealership finally put 'pop-rivits' in it (creating holes in my trunk lid) and it still does not stay on. Under the hood is RUST, rust bubbling on inside and outside. And of course Ford doesn't accept responsibility for any of this. Won't repair anything. Interior is horrible and thin. Within less than a month the driver seat was worn and terrible looking from the getting in and out of vehicle. Have had at least one ford sitting in our driveway in the last 30 years between me, husband, children. Will NEVER buy another Ford vehicle. Very disgusting with this car and Ford Motor.


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Only one of its kind
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By Barryg
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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If you want a mean sounding, torque pounding, rumbling V8 with a 5 speed (like I did), with modern day comfort, the Mustang GT is it. Leather seats are comfortable. I installed 3.73 gears, lowered the car 1.5 inches with Ford racing springs and added the FRPP GTA axleback mufflers that come on the Bullitt Mustang. The car is set up the way it should be and with the mods, still under $26K. The GT is raw and the ride is a little on the rough side but it's so much fine to drive. Gas mileage for me is around 20 overall. If you want quiet and refined look elsewhere. If you want a solid fun RWD V8 at a great price with unlimited aftermarket support, get the GT. No regrets at all!


Favorite Features

RWD, V8 sound, torque, power, aftermarket, comfortable leather seats


Suggested Improvements

My only gripe is that many of the 5 speeds have a 2nd-3rd gear grind when the car is cold (overnight). There is a recall for this. For now I go to neutral then 3rd the first 2 or 3 times. And anything in the cupholders gets in the way of shifting.


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V6 Premium w/Pony Package Review
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By eddyrock21
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 Premium 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Purchased a V6 Premium Mustang w/Pony Package and the 5spd auto with 84k to replace the wife's Pontiac G5 GT that gave us nothing but problems. The car is in great condition for the year and the miles on the vehicle. The car is mechanically sound and in great physical condition. The Mustang has already done its duty by keeping the wife safe when she hit a patch of black ice. The car sustained basically no body damage, just some rear suspension damage. Definitely satisfied with the purchase at this point having put 3,000 miles in the 4 months of ownership. The gas mileage is acceptable for the type of vehicle as we are averaging around 19 city and 24 hwy.


Favorite Features

The factory HID's are a great and unexpected feature for the price point of the mustang. The information system and my color display are nice features as well as the illuminated cup holders. The shaker 500 system is a great bang for your buck. The car handles phenomenally both on the hwy and in the corners. The power from the V6 isn't bad considering the year of the vehicle and the technology available at the time. The vehicle came optioned with nearly every option available for the year except for the leather seats. The addition of ABS and traction control is a huge plus considering these were not standard in 2008.


Suggested Improvements

Since purchasing the car no real issues have occurred. I have performed regular maintenance such as; oil change/filter, fuel filter, cabin filter, spark plugs, and cleaned fuel and injector system. The only possible issue is the wrench light that has appeared once which indicates the TPS (throttle body position sensor) had a fault; a common issue for this vehicle and a simple fix if need be. A simple restart of the car cleared the issue. The light also occurred shortly after I had cleaned the filthy throttle body/induction system which could have been the cause. Automatic lights would have been nice, but that was addressed in the newer mustangs.


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