I believe 94 was the first year the mustang got the 4.6? Ford first
introduced the basic motor in the Towncar in 91. The CrownVic in 92.
The 5.0HO was around in the late 80's early 90's for the stang. IIRC the HP
on my friends 88 5.0 when he got it was around 230.
On 05 Jan 2005 17:32:37 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ninebal310) wrote:
Mustang has had the iron SOHC 4.6 260 HP V8 for five years or
more. The all new 2005 has the aluminum SOHC 4.6 300 HP 3 valve
motor that out performs the pre 1994 5.0 OHV V8 and still gets 25
MPG. The 2005 is an awesome car. There is nothing that even
comes close to it in performance and size at its 24K price. The
convertible will be introduced a the LA International car show,
with production to start in February. I have a loaded GT
convertible on order, should have it by March, that lists for
around $5,000 LESS than the small FWD V6 convertibles from
Camry/Solara and Chrysler ;)
I've seen a few of the '05s, they are enough to give a 95 year old man a woody.
I haven't heard about the 3 valve aluminum 4.6 though. Can you tell me a
about it? I really haven't kept up with recent engine developments lately. When
the aluminum block appear and are the valves 1 intake and 2 exhaust or the other
around? Any idea why not 4 valves, 2 and 2? This sounds like a cool engine.
I'll be 79 in March, around the time I get the car, I'll let you
know about the woodie. The three vales, two exhaust, can be
worked off one cam, to keep costs down. This will be my fourth
GT, 99, 01, 03. The 40 more horses in the 2005 feels like 100
more, with the new five speed, in the coupe he left me use over
I had been buying Toyotas for years and bought three V8 Lexus'.
In August of 99 I went to buy another and the dealer would not
give me a good deal so I decide to shop. I ended up down the
street at the Lincoln dealer. Those guys were great. I bought
the first 2002 RWD LS V8 that just came in for $25,000 less than
the Lexus dealer wanted for a 2001 Lexus. I spent the 25K on a
red GT convertible that was sitting on the showroom floor. Since
then I bought a 2003 LS, and in October I bought a 2005 LS and
ordered the 2005 GT convertible. Love both cars never a
problem. When I take them in for service they take me right in,
change the oil, fill the tank and wash the cars and say NO
charge. The dealer told me "We want us to be your dealer for
life, thanks for doing business with us." The Toyota and Lexus
dealers on the other hand think they are doing YOU a favor when
you buy their cars. I'll never leave Ford.
Tom Adkins wrote:
On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 22:01:34 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
What dealer is this? I've been buying Fords for quite some time now via 4-5
different dealers in my area and never once have I received free service
unless it was warranty work.
Don't get me wrong, they're nice and courteous, but don't give anything away
I suppose I can see a free oil change for a certain period of time, but I must
admit I'm somewhat skeptical that they'll fill your tank for you....
Perhaps if you bought a new $45K or $30K vehicle from them every
September or October, as I do, you too would be treated as well
as I. For a dealer the cost to him of a free oil change, wash
job and a tank of gas every six months or 5K WOF is not really
that much of a deal. Free scheduled maintenance is part of the
Lincoln warranty, the dealer offers the coverage on the Mustang
and also provides free annual state inspections. For any good
businessman, with the goal of acquired and retaining customers,
that is a very low cost way of doing so. ;)
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