2005 Ford Mustang User Reviews

2005 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 136 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 59 reviews
"power" 49 reviews
"handling" 29 reviews
"fuel economy" 24 reviews
"speed" 23 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 22 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews

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JerryG0458 writes:
2005 Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe Convertible Review
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5

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Great car to take out during the spring or summer where you can ride with the top down or drive it in parades

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Plenty of room just not enough if you have a baby in car seat

JerryG0458
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Reliable — Great car never any problems very comfortable to drive during any type of weather hot or cold. When driving with the top down with friends or family it's great and everyone looking at just how nice it is to do something like that

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RichardRietz writes:
2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible Review
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5

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Reliable, Fun, the kind of car you fall in love with.

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Storing it in the winter breaks your heart

RichardRietz
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The Perfect Summer Car For A Passionate Car Enthusiast — I loved everything about this car and while I see some people driving their ponies in the winter I couldn't imagine letting mine touch the salt covered roads. Perfect vehicle for the summertime and it really appeals to everyone's tastes

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ElephantMovers writes:
2005 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Review
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4

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Reliable and good MPG, elegant pony style, ease of operation with interior controls.

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Have to watch acceleration, she moves quickly so easily on the gas pedal.When filling up at the gas station, I have noticed that the safety on the gas pump is trigger rather easily, with just a little ease and placement, the problem went away.
The exterior hood release is a bit tricky, so after reviewing the quick reference guide it is becoming less frustrating.

ElephantMovers
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Timeless Classic — Likes: Pony style from 1960's, Rims are timeless, Handling is amazing, adjustable front driver seat, easy to reverse, great turn radius, adjustable seat and steering wheel, large back seats, smooth ridge, Dislikes: trunk space limited, door handles easily scratched. Stereo system outdated, but easily upgraded. Easy access to after market upgrades, both engine and exterior. My favorite aspect of the 2005 mustang is the subtle roar of the engine as you accurate. You get the feel of all 210 HP without the loudness we so often hear. Dislikes: The ride is a little bumpy over older roads, but on new pavement she is very smooth. May favorite interior feature is the adjustable color dash lights, Green, White Red or blue, the best setting I think for night time driving is the blue illumination. Has new Cool Air intake and dual Magna flow exhaust system.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Erika writes:
2005 Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe Review
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Fun

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You're extremely tall.  You can't find the accelerator or don't enjoy a good ride.

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Good Value--made In The States Too :) — This is by far the best car experience I've had. I've got 63K+ on my Mustang and have had no problems with it. Acceleration is zippy, braking smooth and strong, handles great in the mountains and at speed. I went to a Goodyear Assurance Triple Tred for winter driving and it was like a different car in the snow and rain, definitely recommend that. No squeeks, rattles or faulty anything. It gets compliments wherever I go. Back seat is surprisingly comfortable for as little space as there is, but cramped for someone tall. I get roughly 26-31 mpg depending on how I'm driving and where I'm at. The car is a kick in the pants to drive which was a huge motivator for me personally. It's responsive, agile, and it'll give a Gt a run for it's money with the performance chip. I'm very happy with it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Markku writes:
2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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fun fun fun drifts fun

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can only refuel my car to half

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Why I Love My Car — American Quality, love it or hate it, everyone knows curves are no good friends with the car, but drifting is a solution. except on an autobahn going 150mph, but I have to get it faster ;). What is great is the new air intake system, you can hear a big roar when accelerating. I know that it is show off, but it is such a great fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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It's pretty quick once you fix a few little things, gets decent mileage, and looks great

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Kinda sluggish for the price. Parts are expensive. The drive by wire system sucks, as does the TCS. The brakes are a little slushy and fade at higher speeds. And it can be a hand full in heavy rain

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I Love It. After A Few Small Modifications It's Pretty Quick, And Turns Heads In A Good Way — It's not too fast from the factory, but with a little computer tuning and a new intake it really woke up. The handling is decent but not great, at least on the roads around Chicago. The brakes are decent but fade badly at speed. Also braking in wet weather is kinda scary. Strangely it is amazing in the snow, getting me to and from work during some of the worst snow storms we had. Overall the build quality is decent for an early production new model (built 2/05 and purchased 3/05) A few minor squeaks. It had some teething problems with the rear end making noise, it would cause most gas pumps to shut off prematurely. It is on battery #3 because they keep dying for some reason,The stereo sometimes blacks out, and the smart junction box shorted out. The car looks amazing on the outside, although i always thought the rear was a little akward. Inside is kinda cheap in apperance, especially for a $30k+ car. Lots of plastic, the center console is awful close to the driver and the storage cover sometimes pokes into my side. Also the parking brake lever is in a bad position, i would have liked to see it on the passenger side like earlier models. The lower dash sticks out a bit and hits my knees, especially on long drives where i want to move around slightly. Overall the car has been good with gas mileage, although it can only run on 92 octane or higher right now because of a more aggresive tune. The car is a blast to drive. It is set up slightly more aggresively than stock with a BBK cold air intake, SLP Loudmouth exaust (kind of a rip off) and a custom computer tune from Bob Kurgan. Without the custom tune it was running 13.7 while running a little lean. We have yet to run it with the new tune but the car feels much stronger already. It handles fine on the expressways in excess of 120mph, but above that it gets a little sketchy. I've driven it to Janesville, Detroit, and far southwestern Missouri, in addition to numerous trips to run at the track in Byron IL, and back. I LOVE taking it downtown, with the straight pipes and quick revving motor it easily drowns out traffic and echoes off the buildings like a monster. It's especially fun on lower Wacker drive, where it is downright frightening. Plus it can be so loud when it revs that we have scared a few nearby people, which is way more fun than most people will ever have

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
2005 Ford Mustang GT Review
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4

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So many aftermarket parts for it.

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Driving in snow/ice.

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Great Car For Those Who Love American Muscle. — Love it! Fun to drive, great power train. The perfect platform for modification and customization. So many aftermarket parts for it, the possibilities are endless. No two are alike. Capable of being a serious racer with some modification. Parts to upgrade this car are not too expensive. It is easy to work on and a joy to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luc writes:
2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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5

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affordable and the most fun for your bucks

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Not designed for winter conditions, original tires had dissapointing performance  

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Happy Pony — Bought in 2005 as the Mustang took a turn in styling returning to retro look for the Ponies. The GT with the 4.6L is easily modified by any gear heads looking that level of identity and setting a personal stamp on a machine that is reliable,fuel efficient for a V8 and just a lot of fun to drive. 3 years later, now requiring a new set of tires, oil changes is the only thing my car has needed so far with 60K on the odometer.

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Bill writes:
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Performance, fun factor, handling, braking, styling, quality, great mileage for V-8, modern in every way and turns heads where ever I go!  

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I don't have room in the garage for several more!

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Screaming Yellow 2005 Mustang Gt — Best Mustang Ever! Ford really got it right with this total remake of the Mustang. Performance is outstanding right off the showroom floor and with a few simple modificiations and a computer tuner - Wow! 0-60mph is less than 5 seconds and 27.5 mpg on the highway. Quality is outstanding! I have owned this car for 3 1/2 years with no recalls, no troubles and I have hammered the car pretty good at several track events and done a number of do it yourself upgrades! Family ordered the car for me in December of 2004 in screaming yellow with black stripes and custom wheels and a day has yet to go by without someone giving me a thumbs up or commenting on the appearance of the car. Every age group appreciates the color, the style and of course, the raucious sounding V-8 that emmanates from the Ford Racing Performance Exhaust system! Interior is leather and has the look and feel of more expensive cars and of course, I had to add a Hurst shifter, which looks great and performs even better! All for under $30,000.00, including the added modifications. I have owned many Mustangs over the years but this is one that is the best ever and I would recommend this car to anyone!

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mgrahamf8964 writes:
2005 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Review
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plenty of power and great handling. low cost to maintain and easy to work on.

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just getting harder to find the 05-09 body styles with low miles.

mgrahamf8964
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Outstanding Vehicle — Best bang for your buck. The v6 has plenty of power and the 5 speed is a blast to drive. I have driven cars with higher horsepower but for the price of a v6 you can't go wrong. Just loved this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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