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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Review
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    2006 Ford Mustang Gt — I thought it was amazing ride so much power after you turned off the traction control. I loved how the trunk was massive so you could store so much in like 2 golf bags. the cost of gas really dependend on how much you put that pedal down :)

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

    Pros: I pretty much everything about this never had n issue

    Cons: I hate that it was written off

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    2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base Review
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    It Is My Daily Driver And It Makes Me Happy! — Performance is better with CAI, it is extremely fun to drive, I won it so it doesn't cost me much other than the usual, it needs more power lol, but it is my baby and I love it a lot!

    Pros: I love how it makes me feel when I get behind the wheel!

    Cons: I don't really hate anything about it, I wish it had a little more power, but overall I love it!

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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Review
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    Mustang, Camaro, Challenger. Pony Cars Are Cool And Everyone Thinks So. I'm Glad They're Back! — Love it. It's fun, gets a lot of looks and has been rediculously dependable. Gas mileage is respectable too, for a V8. Mine is definitely just toy though. I never drive it in the Winter. Even though surprisingly enough it gets out of the snow in the driveway when I have to snowblow. With the cool factor and the sound it makes, and for the money, it's a nice whip. I'd definitely buy another one. Hell this one is my third. I had an 85 GT and a 90 LX 5.0 This new chassis is way improved over the Fox Chassis. My next one is gonna be a Coyote 5.0

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The engine and tranny are very nice. Smooth in comparison to the old 5.0. The chassis is stiffer but it rides nicer too. The body style is very pretty on this car. More so than the current style, again, in my opinion.  

    Cons: this time I went with an automatic. I should have gotten a stick. Than't the only thing I think I'd change about my particular Mustang. Overall, this car does exactly what it should for a car in this segment. I wouldn't change anything. I even like the sheet metal better on my '06 than I do on the '11. I have no complaints.

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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible Review
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    Pony — Great car, lots of bang for a small amount of bucks..mine is changed in the suspension so it handles a bit better than a stock Mustang, lots of fun but one downside is that people tend to look at the car with their hands...=)

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

    Pros: The sound and the look of it!

    Cons: A few minor "misses" in the design, such as the rearviewmirrors look.

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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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    If You Want A Fun Second Car, Look No Further. — Launched in late 2004, the S197 Mustang replaced the 11 year old SN95 model, and relies heavily on styling cues from the 64-70 models. The retro styling captures the classic pony car shape and brings it bang up to date. This treatment is carried over to the interior as well, with the symmetrical dash layout and large chrome ringed instrument clusters. Premium package cars have aluminium trimmed dash, and selectable instrument illumination, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately, being American, interior build quality is not up to European standards. It looks fantastic, but there are some annoying squeaks and rattles, and materials feel cheap. Front seats a superb however; extremely supportive, comfortable and look great. Drivers seat is fully electronically adjustable, but lacks a memory function should be car be shared with another, which is annoying. Still, it gives you a chance to play with it. Rear seats are even more comfortable. Very deep buckets cosset you in place, and make you feel almost enclosed in leather. There is a caveat to this rear seat comfort though, and that is it comes at the expense of rear legroom. Considering the Mustang is almost the same size as a 7 series BMW, there is practically no rear legroom if the front seats are moved more than three quarters back. Equipment levels are good, but not astounding. There is no sat nav as standard, so most sat nav users will have to re familiarise themselves with their brains. Air conditioning is standard, but not climate control. There is the usual fuel and trip computers, and diagnostic information from a deceptively simple looking interface. Rather than all this information being relayed via a large TFT screen in the manner of ze germans these days, Ford have retained the retro aesthetic and instead used a vacuum florescent display embedded into the instrument cluster. For me, this is a plus, as there is nothing visible to interfere with the retro look of the dashboard. Ford's rather dubiously named "Shaker 500" sound system's quality far outshines the ingenuity of whoever named it however. It's a 6 disc auto changer CD/MP3 player wired to a host of amplifiers that drive a 6 speaker system. The doors contain 7 inch subwoofer enclosures that produce surprising amounts of sub bass. Mid and treble units are mounted high in the door frames for good sound imaging, and the rear shelf speakers are almost irrelevant due to not being able to fit human beings on the rear seat, but the 6x9 design works well and rounds off the soundstage nicely. You had to wait until 2007 for a line level input for a separate MP3 player though. As I live in the UK, one slight problem is the US FM radio, which tunes in different frequency steps and hence can't get all stations. I for instance can not get my local FM station, but as it is truly awful, I can live with that. It can get all BBC stations, and classic FM, so all is well in my world. Yes, it's left hand drive. No, this is not a problem. If you are scared of left hand drive you have no business being behind the wheel of a muscle car. There are companies out there who can convert it RHD for an exorbitant fee and leave you with a ruined car with terrible resale value and dubious safety. Your choice. The GT variants have a 4.6 litre all alloy modular V8, and new 3 valve cylinder heads and variable cam timing. Ford claims 300bhp/320lb/ft torque, and a rolling road session confirms this to be slightly conservative with a measured 308bhp and 329lb/ft. Considering the 4600cc capacity, this isn't exactly ground breaking. Give 4.6 litres to Audi or BMW and they'll hand you back 400bhp. However, the way this power is delivered almost makes up for this. Sensible gearing, and a 3.55:1 final drive ration makes the Mustang feel very strong indeed. The obligatory 0-60 is dealt with in a little over 5 seconds and 13 second quarter mile times are easily achievable. The torque curve is smooth, and the Mustang pulls strongly in every gear, even the extremely tall 5th gear. There is a 4.0litre V6 available, but you'd have to be misinformed if you buy that, as the economy figures are almost the same as the V8, and you only get 220bhp. It's a Muscle car, and a muscle car should have a V8. Fuel economy is not great, as you'd imagine. If you're concerned about fuel economy, don't get a Muscle car. However, it will return 16mpg urban if you're careful, and if you're very careful you can see 30mpg at a steady 65 or so. Is that why you'd buy this car though? Really? Power is fed through Tremec's 3650 5 speed box. This gearbox is... crude if I'm honest. There is gear whine evident in all gears except the 1:1 ratio 4th, and at low speeds there is drive train clatter if you're less than careful with the clutch. All in all, the drive train feels a little truck like compared to European offerings. The gearshift is fairly short however, and has a very precise feel that reminds me of the Borg Warner T5 fitted to the 2 wheel drive Sierra Cosworth (a box it shares it's heritage with). The shift from 4th to 5th is ponderous however, but as the 5th gear's ratio is insanely high, any spirited driving will preclude it's use anyway. This car really needs a 6 speed box, which was addressed in the 2010 model. The ride is surprisingly firm for an American car, but sill decidedly on the soft side. Huge anti roll bars front and rear keep body roll in check, but the suspension is not really supple enough to deal with lateral bumps and pot holes, crashing over them and transmitting everything back into the cabin. This is not a sophisticated set up. Which leads me to the most contentious issue with the new Mustang: The rear suspension. Yes, it's a live axle. This is not the big problem people who believe Top Gear would have you think it is. There is a reason it has a live axle: It's a Muscle car. Like all muscle cars, straight line acceleration, and drag racing is part of the car's heritage. Ford have fitted IRS to the Mustang before with the SVT Cobra having fully independent rear suspension, so it's not as they can't. Apparently, Ford polled a great many Mustang enthusiasts what they wanted, and this was the answer. A live axle increases unsprung weight, which is normally a bad thing so far as handling is concerned, but for off the line acceleration in a RWD car, it's actually advantageous. Of course, Ford did save money by not fitting IRS. It is however, a three link system with panhard rod and 22mm roll bar, so most of the time, you wouldn't be aware of the fact that it's sunning with it's shoelaces tied together. only on lateral bumps, mid-bend will you feel it's shortcomings. Handling is surprisingly good, with masses of grip from the Pirelli P Zeros and the car informs you well as you approach the limits of that grip. While it is a live axle, the GT has a limited slip diff, so there is no tyre smoking histrionics while applying the power in corners. Take liberties with it however, and you'll find the car swapping ends in short order. It is no track weapon, that's for sure, but I have had track time with this car, and it can be hussled into corners briskly. At 3400lbs, you'd notice if it ran over your foot, but when you consider the size of this car, that is actually not that heavy. Helped by the all alloy V8 and alloy bonnet, weight is kept to a minimum and the first thing that struck me about this car was how well planted it feels, with a responsive turn in. As is usual with American cars though, the steering is a little over assisted, and hence numb. Brakes are strong, but fade very quickly if you take it to a track. In fact, after one day at Mallory Park I needed to replace my callipers as they'd seized. This is typical of Ford: They always give very mean helpings of brakes. For road use however, they are more than up to the job, with a good pedal feel. They are progressive and fairly soft at the top of the travel, but toughen up as pressure is applied resulting in a great "feel". The car has been incredibly reliable (excluding the brake problem caused by track abuse). Other than scheduled service items, the car has needed nothing during the 12,500 miles I've had it. So those are the facts, but driving a car is so much more than a collection of statistics. Some cars just transcend such things, and the Mustang is one of these cars. No, it's not a particularly great car when compared to European cars, but there is no European equivalent, and the Mustang should not be measured by this yardstick. It's a muscle car, and muscle cars are designed to look fantastic, make a great deal of noise, and go about their business with as much drama and pantomime as they possibly can. If you want refinement, then buy a Mercedes. If you want your face to ache with grinning all day, buy this. No other car I've ever been in has the road presence this does. The noise is fabulous, and the whole experience is simply so much more than driving a car. Coupled with the heritage of the breed and the Hollywood hall of fame factor, suddenly it all starts to make sense. If you're a middle management type who plays golf and discusses property investment at dinner parties, you'll hate this car, so move along... the Germans can sort you out with something more pretentious. If you have even a hint of petroleum in your veins though, you can't help but love this car despite all it's shortcomings. It's crude, it's simple, noisy; has a cramped interior and an interior made from some pretty awful materials, but it simply doesn't matter. If all you are aware of when driving whatever car you have now is the quality of the plastic the dash is made from, then... well, there you go.

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

    Pros: Fabulous looks, fabulous noise, immense fun, but comes with the usual Muscle car baggage.

    Cons: Occasional squeaks and rattles.

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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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    Pony Rides! — I like all American made muscle/sports cars but the Mustang has been the staple for many decades of sports car enthusiests. I am one of the millions who love the Mustang GT. I don't have anything bad to say about this one. The guy who had it before me had done some good performance mods i.e. high rise c&l intake manifold,c&l cold air intake,sct tune etc...and this little pony will kick his heels up and take you for a spirited ride anytime you feel like going for a 'pony ride'.

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

    Pros: It is a solid and well made American muscle car with absolutely nothing to complain about.It gets fair to good gas mileage and has about anything you'd want in a daily driver with plenty of getty-up-go to boot. Power windows,great a/c ,beautiful leather interior,good stereo etc..what's not to like?  up

    Cons: none i can think of so far.

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    2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base Review
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    One Hot Ride! — I love this car, I had a mustang in 2001 and sold it. I have regretted that dissicion ever since. I have also owned a ford Explorer and leased a Lincoln Zepher. Above all the mustang is a superior ride for me. Even with all of the lincolns luxiories and thier are many, the motor strength and handling of the mustang are superior. When driving this five speed. Your are a giant on the road. This model in particular with its silver blue color gets plenty of attenion. My car is five years old and I get more attention is this car, than I did in the brand knew Lincoln! Whats with that? Any howz until I can afford the Porshe Cayman 51,000.-61,000. or the Lotus Evora 70,000. This is where I'm at!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love this car, its perfect for a quick race from the stoplight, where all you eager teenagers are reering for a battle.  Its strong throughty and takes very fast turns with out complaining

    Cons: Nothing!

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    It's A Mustang. 'nuff Said. — Monster is amazing. We actually managed to beat a 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 in a street drag. Handles rough terrain well. Does great brakestands. Doesn't like to drift. Very fun to drive. He will run with the best of them.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a Mustang.

    Cons: It's a Mustang. Sucks in bad weather.

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    2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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    If You Don't Have One You Want One — The car is fast and stops on a dime and takes corners like a go kart. The build quality is very good other than the water leak it had. Looks awesome. 18 mph maintence is cheap. Very super fun. It's been upgraded to a Roush Trak Pak. It was the development car for the Trak Pak so it has all the goodies plus some. The Roush extreme exhaust sounds awesome, everyone can hear you coming and don't mind that you are. The 6 piston brakes make your eyes pop out, the supercharger pops them back in.

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

    Pros: Brings smiles

    Cons: None

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    Perfect — I'm so happy I got this car & would recommend it to anyone!! Performance is amazing love the way it handles sharp turns it really hugs them..It's so much to drive!! My kids love it & that's what counts the most!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fast

    Cons: Not a thing sucks about this car

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    Great American Made Muscle Car By saimanne

    Exhaust is the Best sounding of all Muscle cars from factory. Looks like no other car on the market. rear wheel drive good for having fun in every way 5.0 is a beast with 420 hp and 380 lb/ft torque Read More

    Awesome, Sweet, Love This Car! By SteveStang777

    It gets the looks and comments wherever I go. Literally, I can't go out for one day in our small city and not get some comment about how the car looks, what a great color it is, etc. One day a group o... Read More

    2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

    Cool And Fast By yankeezfan2012

    The car is fast, brakes are great, there's a blind spot monitor on each mirror to keep me safe while at high or low speeds, Behind the wheel of this mustang the control you have is unbelievable. This ... Read More

    Fast And Cool By yankeezfan2012

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