Best Bet
  • (4.5) 88 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,614$17,846
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 210-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2005 Ford Mustang

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Mustang

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • V6 automatic disappointing
  • No curtain airbag option
  • Side mirrors don't fold
  • No light, storage or cupholders in backseat
  • Optional gauges too dim in sunlight
  • Limited supply, premium pricing likely

Notable Features

  • Most power for the money (GT)
  • Super-high-performance all-season tires (GT)
  • Five-speed manual or automatic
  • Real aluminum trim option
  • Selectable gauge-lighting option


Our Expert Reviews

I'm slightly annoyed when the first Ford representative I introduce myself to at a Mustang convertible event in Florida this weekend immediately mentions, "There's at least one thing you'll like about the Mustang. O.P.I. has developed a line of Mustang nail polish matching the paint colors of the car."Now, I admit, I don't care about torque and horsepower nearly as much as t... Read full review for the 2005 Ford Mustang

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Consumer Reviews


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A decent car for the money

by MustangFanatic from on July 11, 2010

In my plucky mind, I think that when buying this vehicle , you get a lot of car in relation to the amount of money you have to spend on it including service, maintenance, insurance, etc. It has almost... Read Full Review

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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