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Fun, but room for DIY improvements
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By endophage
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2012 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)


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Bang for buck a Mustang is never going to disappoint and I managed to snap up a 2012 GT Premium with only 1000 miles, and (as far as I can correlate) all the options barring the glass roof and California Special package. I've had it about 18 months now and got fed up with the sloppy shifter. Having replaced it with a Barton short shifter (and also replacing the shifter bracket with the Barton 2 post shifter bracket), it's a much better drive (this shifter and bracket are also sold under the Ford Racing brand, Barton has the manufacturing contract). I've had a few minor trim issues (e.g. button fell off the steering wheel), but no mechanical problems.


Favorite Features

The navigation system is the best I've ever used. I'm comparing it from personal experience with the systems in Chevys, Audis, Mercedes, and various 3rd party systems (Garmin, TomTom, Google, etc...). It makes excellent use of the screen when navigation is selected as the main view. When actively giving you directions, half the screen is the map, the other half is a detailed view of whatever mess of an intersection your going through. It also provides comprehensive directions well in advance along the lines of "In a quarter mile, take the next exit and stay in the left lane to make a left at X Road". Also, I can fit 2 sets of golf clubs in the trunk!


Suggested Improvements

Install a short shifter and shifter bracket. The stock ones are very poor quality (especially the bracket). Spend a decent amount (~$350 pre tax) to ensure you get quality components. Also, the clutch travel is far too long. It should be possible to actuate the clutch with ankle movement only but I find to fully release the clutch I have to lift my foot off the floor. This could be fixed with an aftermarket clutch quadrant but nobody has produced one for the SN10 generation yet... (N.B. An adjustable clutch cable will only change the bite point, not the travel of the clutch pedal; also travel needs to be removed from the top of the pedal for maximum comfort).


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Top down and loving
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By lewmar68
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2012 Ford Mustang V6 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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Being a native Californian, I have always wanted a convertible sports car. I recently sold my BMW 330ci coupe( not a convertible) and purchased my 2012 mustang convertible, This car is fast, responsive and absolutely a blast to drive!


Favorite Features

Multiple settings for powersteering Ipod interface cloth top! Sync!


Suggested Improvements

I have driven BMW's in the past, one thing that would take this vehicle from good to great/excellent would be automated climate control, I don't care how much more it cost. I like to set the temperature and forget about it. Also the release handles on the convertible models could be a little more sturdy, my car is 2 years old but the handles look like the car is 20 years old


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True muscle in the V6 is hidden, but waiting to be unleashed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By adr58
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2012 Ford Mustang V6 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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I've had my 2012 base V6 convertible auto a few months. It was a rental and has just under 50,000 miles My first Mustang. It is certainly behind in design compared with European sports cars, especially the base model, but the appeal of the Mustang is in some ways its simple raw charisma, not its bling. The new V6 has awesome acceleration and can match the old V8 in terms of performance. The stock auto setup is a compromise though. For general driving the Mustang is sweet. When you want to unleash the beast, there is throttle lag and imprecise gear shifts until you get above 3500 rpm, then she pulls like a train.


Favorite Features

I love the retro exterior styling and the sequential tail lights. You just can't beat a summer's day cruising with the top down in an American icon like the Mustang. The Mustang stops on a dime to match its raw power and for that power, the 25mpg combined and 33mpg highway is amazing.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seat room is really tight and limits who can travel with you. I'm 6' 2" and no one can sit behind me! It could do with a couple more inches. I haven't been happy with the clunky spirited driving performance. After some research, I read about aftermarket tuning mods. After installing them, these have unleashed a hidden and incredible level of power, acceleration and shift control/smoothness, yet maintained the fuel efficiency. It's now a totally new car and a real muscle car despite being a V6 and not a V8. I believe Ford allows for Mustang owners to personalize and customize their rides, so there's always room for improvement - I'm now totally enamored with my Mustang.


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Mustang: They Never Disappoint
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By jordans_stang
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2012 Ford Mustang V6 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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I owned a 2010 Mustang before this one and loved it. However, I wasn't the biggest fan of it's manual gearbox--it felt slow and it wasn't smooth. I bought my 2012 Mustang nearly brand new and it is extremely improved! This car is very quick for a V6. I have raced my friends 2014 V6 Camaro many times and blow it out of the water every time. I am more than impressed with its performance. It's also a beautiful design. If I go 67-70 mph freeway I have always gotten between 34-36 mpg--I know, sounds almost unrealistic, but it's not. I have tested it multiple times by dividing miles driven into gallons filled up with. These are amazing cars, indeed.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage is amazing, power is amazing, looks, comfort, quietness, 6 speed manual, traction and stability control.


Suggested Improvements

Though I bought it almost brand new, I have noticed a few small squeaks in the car when I drive. This sort of drives me insane. Also the suspension is not the quietest when going over very rough pavement, but that's expected in a sporty suspension car. Also, paint job could have been higher quality, but it's not bad. All minor things that I think can be fixed, but are worth it when you feel how amazing this car handles, drives, and the amazing power. It's so fun.


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so far so good
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By spbonus
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2012 Ford Mustang V6 Premium 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought my mustang premium v6 with the MCA package new. I have had it for 15 months (15,000 miles). So far no issues. The car runs perfectly smooth and powerful. This is my second new mustang and this one is a huge improvement over the last one. Much more fun to drive, 305hp is sweet, brake and handling is a lot better also. On the highway I can get 30mpg. The 6th gear is a little weak so I rarely get to 6th gear unless I am coasting on the highway. Ford sync works really well with my iPhone. I have the manual and the cup holder is useless since I need the room to shift gear. I would recommend this car to anyone who enjoy driving (fast and fun) but doesnÂ’t need a lot of room since


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ford sync


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