2009 Ford Mustang
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Wrap around smile....

by from Kansas City on July 29, 2010

I purchased the 2009 Mustang GT knowing a better version was about to be released in 2010. The 4.6 liter V8 mated to the slick shifting 5 spd manual has done nothing short of delivering a smile that ...
I purchased the 2009 Mustang GT knowing a better version was about to be released in 2010. The 4.6 liter V8 mated to the slick shifting 5 spd manual has done nothing short of delivering a smile that would wrap around my entire head (if that were possible). This motor wants to keep pulling and pulling and making a wonderful sound while doing it. This car is comfortable and compliant even on weather-worn Kansas City roads. While it is a solid rear axle car wearing 18 in. wheels and tires, this Mustang does an appreciable job of absorbing the bumps. Road noise is a little higher than one would like, but simply adjust the factory Shaker audio system or drop it down a gear and listen to the sweet music emanating from the dual exhaust system, and you will hardly notice. Interior room and comfort is not bad for a "sports car". Its power adjustable leather seats can be dialed in to fit short and tall drivers alike. Yes, there is a blind spot created by the retro styled rear side window, but the side mirrors are large and offer a great view of objects that are near by. Trunk space is large enough for two over night bags or medium sized luggage. Downside is the interior fit and finish. The "Premier Package" adds a "stitched" leather dash cover and other small upgrades to areas, but the rest is treated to an abundance of textured plastic panels - some with rather sharp edges left from the molds they came from. At this point, I didn't expect to find up-scale German quality, but did expect Ford to try and at least match what the General and Dodge have done in their competing cars. Overall, the combination of retro, throw-back styling, a meaty V8 and all of the glorious sounds it makes, creates a package that cannot be overlooked by those looking for a car like this.
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ford mustang 2009

by from tampa, fl on July 19, 2013

this car has style, but like the 2005-2009 mustangs there is a defect in the cowl of this car located by the wipers. right after my warrant expired water started draining into the floor board. there i...
this car has style, but like the 2005-2009 mustangs there is a defect in the cowl of this car located by the wipers. right after my warrant expired water started draining into the floor board. there is a rubber sleeve that drains the rain water and car wash located behind the battery. once this sleeve gets dirty the tank fills up with water and drain through your vent which leads to your floor board. if you begin to experience any problems with your door locks this will be your first sign. then you will start to have sensor errors, mine sensor fault was the tire pressure sensor. the funny thing is that this is known by ford and when i took it in they claimed it was the defrost causing the problems and suggested i get their water damage guy to clean up the water damage form the car. the great thing is that i live in florida so defrost isnt the issue, the issue is it rains too much in florida. so since my warranty has expired they documented that my sensor was bad and my defrost evaporator is bad. unlike other car companies who fix defects in the manor of recalls for has obviously set up a contingency plan to take no fault in the design of the car and its poor drainage system. i hope my warning can save you from the heartache i have experienced because i truly love this car prior to these issues. you can look on the internet to see how you yourself can fix this problem to prevent almost lemon law effects to this car. the other night a cop knocked on my door to tell me my alarm was going off. i couldnt get it to stop without unplugging my battery and the car smelled like it was shorting out. sad thing is i bought this car off the showroom at my local dealer ship for it is a 45th anniversary edition. thanks hope this helps. car only has 43000 miles on it and was purchased in july 2009 and is only used for casual driving
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Great Mustang

by from Hampton, VA on November 22, 2013

I've always wanted a Mustang. just purchased an 09 in cream-puff condition. Great price. A lot of pep with decent gas mileage with this much acceleration, V6. It rides well, Even my wife likes the rid...
I've always wanted a Mustang. just purchased an 09 in cream-puff condition. Great price. A lot of pep with decent gas mileage with this much acceleration, V6. It rides well, Even my wife likes the ride We are 72 and 68. Gorgeous color, dark Candy-apple ride. As they say, "it has eyes."
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Great looks, fun to drive, and I fit well in it!

by from Midland, Mi on March 11, 2011

Being 6'5, and 250# finding a car I fit in is a challenge. Lots of head and leg room. Great car, good feel, and has everything I want. No problems so far.
Being 6'5, and 250# finding a car I fit in is a challenge. Lots of head and leg room. Great car, good feel, and has everything I want. No problems so far.
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Gets attention

by from Chardon, oh on October 4, 2011

Bought a California Special in vapor Silver. I put 20" foose wheels, pypes mufflers and a shelby rear spoiler on it as soon as i got it. This car gets compliments everywhere i go. The ride quality is ...
Bought a California Special in vapor Silver. I put 20" foose wheels, pypes mufflers and a shelby rear spoiler on it as soon as i got it. This car gets compliments everywhere i go. The ride quality is great for a sports car, even with the 20's on it. I thought about getting the refreshed 2010 body style but have to say, my 09 looks better in many ways...especially the back end. The interior is the only semi-negative point on the car. The newer model is definitely new ford and mine is old ford in that department. All-in-all, i love my mustang.
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LOTS OF FUN!

by from NH on September 1, 2012

waited and watched for this car a long time. got exactly what I wanted thanks to cars.com! Right color too!
waited and watched for this car a long time. got exactly what I wanted thanks to cars.com! Right color too!
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Great Convertible

by from Houston, Texas on July 2, 2012

After several months of looking, I found just the color combination mustang gt convertible. It has low miles and is just like new excpet of $$$$. It is driven primarily on weekends and is great fun.
After several months of looking, I found just the color combination mustang gt convertible. It has low miles and is just like new excpet of $$$$. It is driven primarily on weekends and is great fun.
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Good Bang for the Buck

by from Las Vegas on July 11, 2017

Although not my first Mustang GT, this is my first of the 05-09 S197 body style. EXTERIOR: Absolutely no complaints. Love it. Great retro styling. Mine came with the GT scoop, spoiler, 18" polish...
Although not my first Mustang GT, this is my first of the 05-09 S197 body style. EXTERIOR: Absolutely no complaints. Love it. Great retro styling. Mine came with the GT scoop, spoiler, 18" polished aluminum rims, etc. INTERIOR: Lousy glove box and terribly placed cup holders. I like buying a large coffee on the way to work in the morning and the cup placement interferes with my shifting. ENGINE/DRIVE TRAIN: Pretty anemic in the lower RPM bands but it does wake up around 3500 RPM or so. Surprised that Ford hadn't dealt with this by 2009. My earlier GTs had the same issue. Shifter is sloppy but that is to be expected from stock stuff. I will be replacing mine with the Hurst Competition Plus very soon. Same with exhaust - getting rid of the stock exhaust this weekend. It just doesn't have much of a muscle sound. OVERALL: It's not a terribly quick car but it is fun to drive and stylish on the cheap. My vista blue GT gets thumbs-ups from other drivers almost daily.
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by from Los Angeles, CA on February 25, 2011

First car for my son. He loves it. The car performs well, has all the goodies, and is way cool Compared to the Camaro, which has poor visibility, and not close to interior finish vs mustang. We're v...
First car for my son. He loves it. The car performs well, has all the goodies, and is way cool Compared to the Camaro, which has poor visibility, and not close to interior finish vs mustang. We're very happy with this car
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The 2009 GT Mustang is worth every dollar I spent.

by from Colerain, NC on June 11, 2017

Having owned 4 Mustangs, this one is in a class by itself. I love the way it drives, the mellow sound from the exhausts, music to my ears. To top that, this mustang is a 5 speed manual and 45th anni...
Having owned 4 Mustangs, this one is in a class by itself. I love the way it drives, the mellow sound from the exhausts, music to my ears. To top that, this mustang is a 5 speed manual and 45th anniversary edition. You'd have to drive one to understand what I'm saying.
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