2006 Ford Mustang
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Not just another boring car

by from Dekalb IL on March 20, 2012

So you decide you want to get a new ride. There's so many choices out there...what do you pick? If your like me (an admitted car geek/enthusiast) not just any car will do. You want something sporty, g...
So you decide you want to get a new ride. There's so many choices out there...what do you pick? If your like me (an admitted car geek/enthusiast) not just any car will do. You want something sporty, great styling, decent mileage (MPG), good build quality and reliable. If you don't need four doors then look no further than the Ford Mustang. Ford Mustang you say? That's not a car for me! All I can tell you is I thought the very same way for nearly 15 years....then I gave one a chance and boy am I gald I did. Mine is a beautiful blue (vista blue) with camel color cloth interior, which is hands down the best looking interior I've ever seen in a mustang. Slide into the sculpted sport seats and you are hugged by nicely bolstered and cushioned surfaces. Adjust the power lumbar and power seat to achieve a good position. Set the power mirrors and buckle up. Press the firm clutch pedal to the floor turn the key and the 4.0L engine comes to life not with a roar but a soft purr. You are greeted with a full comliment of retro style dual pod tach and speedo gauges with the fuel, oil pressure, water temp, and battery charge level indicators between them. The Ford my color system allows you to customize the back lighting of this gauge pack to your liking. Options are red, pink, deep blue, light blue, green, purple and other colors in the spectrum. The trip computer also has nice real time MPG, fuel gallons used, range remaining and trip timers. Clutch take up is smooth and finding the right gears is easy on the 5 speed Tremec unit (the very same one found in the GT version) as it is not stiff to move the lever and the gating is easy to "feel" your way around. As you drive and accelerate through 1st, 2nd and 3rd you are pleasantly surprised by the torque of the engine and acceleration is surprisingly quick with the 3.31 final drive axle. You'll also notice the engine sounds wonderful! No it isn't that familiar burbling V8 sound (one of the best in the world by the way) but the 4.0L has its own throaty growl that is reminiscent of BMW and Jaguar sixies of days gone by. It really is a nice sounding engine and I find myself turning the radio down so I can enjoy it! Zero to sixty is easily achieved in around 6 seconds when you really open it up...which for 210 HP is darn respectable for a 3,300 lb car. I believe that the generous torque combined with a great transmission is a perfect recipie for this. Ford did a nice job with this car as it can handle agressive driving well and meager commuting at the same time with a good yet firm ride quality. I regularly get 25-28 MPG on my daily drive which is 45 miles of which about 65% highway travel. The shaker 500 stereo has good sound quality with plenty of audio adjustment and a decent (if a bit slow to operate) six disc in dash CD changer with MP3 capability. Loading a CD takes about 10 seconds, so figure a good minute or so to load up the magazine. I do not reccomend doing this at stoplights, but you may have time to exchange out and in one CD successfully. HVAC controls are simple and easy to manipulate and the AC and heat are strong. The car has good road manners with tight steering and a nice on center feel. Handling in the curves is actually very good considering the solid rear axle design. It can get a bit jerky on particularly bumpy and damaged pavement but hopefully you aren't driving in that sort of place too often. The four wheel disc brakes have good modulation with a firm pedal feel. Road noise while cruisng is louder than some cars but not intrusive and you can easily talk on your phone (hands free of course) or your passengers without needing to speak over it. Overall you just can't beat the Mustang for that killer exterior and nostalgic interior styling. Its a well built great car with good road manners and a torquey 4.0L yet fuel efficient engine that provides great sounds when you want to get aggressive. Try one out and you'll see there is lots to love about "not a GT".
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Love my Mustang GT

by from Vergas, MN on January 30, 2012

Although my 2010 Dodge Challenger is the sweetest ride I've evr owned, I put it away into storage November 15th. I still had the itch for some horsepower and fun so I purchased a 2006 Ford Mustang GT....
Although my 2010 Dodge Challenger is the sweetest ride I've evr owned, I put it away into storage November 15th. I still had the itch for some horsepower and fun so I purchased a 2006 Ford Mustang GT. It is not the most HP in the Mustang line, but the 5 speed manual really goes in 3rd and 4th gear. And I am still driving it in Jan/Feb in Minnesota !!! I love it. It is brite red and Bullitt wheels. The wheels came with the deal. At 62 years old, should be in a minivan. No way.
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Best Classic American Muscle Car for the Money

by from Raleigh, NC on April 12, 2010

This car is phenomenal !! Styling, handling, features, & performance are all superb. This car handles like it's on rails. Handles bumpy roads better than most other performance cars. Go ahead and test...
This car is phenomenal !! Styling, handling, features, & performance are all superb. This car handles like it's on rails. Handles bumpy roads better than most other performance cars. Go ahead and test drive a Porsche or Corvette on less than perfect pavement and your teeth will be chattering, not a problem for the Mustang. Also, your wallet will be much lighter. After 4 years and 50,000 miles, not a single problem. This car is an absolute blast to drive. If you can splurge for the convertible - do it. ***This car will turn heads *** Trunk space is generous, back seats minimal, but ok ina squeeze. Holds 4 sets of golf clubs. Try that on a Porsche or Corvette.
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Some Mustang Quirks

by from Atlanta, GA on September 3, 2012

I purchased this 2006 Mustang GT with 25,000-miles on it. It now has 72,000-miles. I drive it like I stole it. The car does have its quirks. One being its poor design around the windshield. Ford did f...
I purchased this 2006 Mustang GT with 25,000-miles on it. It now has 72,000-miles. I drive it like I stole it. The car does have its quirks. One being its poor design around the windshield. Ford did fix it under warranty, but did have to make three visits to accomplish it. Seems they had a design and a production flaw with the A-pillar and grommet area under the cowling. It leaked rain terribly until it was fixed by Ford. The other quirk is its over-drive feature on the 5-speed automatic. One must bypass it if driving under freeway speeds or the transmission does not know if to up-shift or down-shift. I just bypass over-drive if not on the freeway. It does not take that much more gas. Otherwise, it is a good car for the money. These two flaws are fixable, so I would recommend this car to anyone. Well,I still drive it like I stole it.
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Awesome, Reliable, Fun !!

by from Asheville, NC on October 1, 2010

Bought this car new in 2006. Not a single mechanical problem with this car. The most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It has been nothing short of breathtaking to drive. Pure pleasure on twisty roads...
Bought this car new in 2006. Not a single mechanical problem with this car. The most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It has been nothing short of breathtaking to drive. Pure pleasure on twisty roads. Has a nice low rumble and plenty of power. Handling is smooth and controlled, the wide Pirellis do a great job of gripping the road. Handled like a BMW in the mountains. This car will turn heads. Ford did a great job with this 60's retro look. You will NOT be disappointed. Time to trade it for a Shelby version !!
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My newest toy.

by from Fort Wayne, IN on July 2, 2012

It`s a used Mustang GT convertible, whats not to like. It was in show room condition, low mileage at a price that didn`t break the bank. It`s my summer car. I have an suv for the winter. It`s no econo...
It`s a used Mustang GT convertible, whats not to like. It was in show room condition, low mileage at a price that didn`t break the bank. It`s my summer car. I have an suv for the winter. It`s no econo box, it`s a Mustang GT. I love it.
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06 stang gt

by from ohio on January 5, 2011

This is my second mustang traded in my 98 for it have had it for a few years now purchased with 20000 miles on it. It gets decent gas mileage on the highway I have gotten up to 27mpg, the car has a fe...
This is my second mustang traded in my 98 for it have had it for a few years now purchased with 20000 miles on it. It gets decent gas mileage on the highway I have gotten up to 27mpg, the car has a few mods which it has responded well to I recomend getting an exhaust it really sounds great with the v8 and adds horses, accleration is great the ride is a little rough you can feel the smallest cracks and bumps, the interior is also a little cheap feeling like most fords which causes more road noise, I currently have 45000 miles on it and haven't had and problems with it other than a small electrical problem, the car isn't to good in snow or rain and you should watch how hard you aplly the gas, car has a nice stock audio system in it this car is a good buy for the money if ur looking just for performance.
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Awesome awesome car!

by from Michigan on January 9, 2010

I bought my 2006 ford mustang v6 with the pony package a few months ago from a used car lot. I've always loved the old 60's fastbacks so when this model came out in '05 I couldn't believe how similar ...
I bought my 2006 ford mustang v6 with the pony package a few months ago from a used car lot. I've always loved the old 60's fastbacks so when this model came out in '05 I couldn't believe how similar it looked to it's early predecessors. Ford did an amazing job creating the modern classic, really couldn't have done any better in my opinion. The car is very comfortable, has good power for a v-6 and the fuel economy is great! I average between 25-28 highway which is incredible for a large v-6. Obviously it doesn't have much of a backseat but it's a sports car... so you really cannot expect any differently. Overall I am very happy with the car and have no complaints whatsoever!!
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Most fun car I have ever owned

by from Waterbury, CT on September 24, 2011

I have had my Mustang Coupe over 5 years now and enjoy driving it every day. No problems, runs great. A great value for the price. I recommend to everyone.
I have had my Mustang Coupe over 5 years now and enjoy driving it every day. No problems, runs great. A great value for the price. I recommend to everyone.
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You can't beat a Ford!

by from New Orleans, LA on March 23, 2010

I owned a 95 mustang. LOVED IT! pushing 200,000 miles with NO problems until it was involved in an accident :( Just bought a used 2006 V6. I love the new look and features, and of course the reliablit...
I owned a 95 mustang. LOVED IT! pushing 200,000 miles with NO problems until it was involved in an accident :( Just bought a used 2006 V6. I love the new look and features, and of course the reliablity. There are a few cons though, compared to the older models such as blind spots caused by the head reasts, I think, and the not so smooth acceleration compared to my 95. Structure seems to be a bt "cheaper and less durable too" I't just feels lighter, is the only way I can describe it... Also I wish they would make more backseat room!!! But If your looking for power, style, and reliablilty-THIS is your car! Can't wait untill I can afford the new 2011 GT500! Untill then to FORD- Give the V6 more HP!!!! & Be sure and buy your mustang from a FORD dealership!!!
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