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2004 Ford Mustang Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Nightmare. by Robertmr83

A member in Alabama, United States


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I bought this car used with 65k miles. The transmission was bad and was replaced by the dealership, as I'm about to get rid of it, the transmission is going out again. I've replaced the power steering pump twice, the exhaust system after it fell out from under the car, the muffler cracked before that even happened, a motor fan blew out, the serpentine belt dry rotted, the ABS computer died, and the rear axle differential had to be replaced. This all happened in the span of 3 years. If this is normal wear and tear, I'll never buy another ford again. I keep my cars until maintaining them is simply not worth it anymore. I owned a Nissan Maxima that lasted me to 213k miles with a quarter of the issues this thing has had. Maybe a Mustang is good for the first 70k miles, but its definitely not a car meant for longevity.

Reviewed: 2004 Ford Mustang

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2004 Ford Mustang Horror Story

The car was attractive enough, but the paint wears out faster than I've ever seen on a car. It's basically crumbling and rusting.


Maybe I got a bad apple, but this car has been nothing but a nightmare since the day I drove it off the lot.

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Response from LectroFuel

7:32 pm February 7, 2018

I had a similar experience with my Ford in the mid 90s. It was a new major problem every month. Will never buy another Ford. I took my car to the same dealer too often for repairs and they would not honor their warranty. Now, Fords are more reliable, but still not great.


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