I know it has a 4.1L 24V V6 standard. The GT has a 24V
300 HP 4.6L V8 and it is built on the Jag/T-Bird/Lincoln LS
chassis. Try you local Ford dealer they have been able to
order 2005 Mustangs since May 15th. They can answer what
ever question you may have.. Production starts in July.
The convertible is not coming out till February.
Great exchange of notes, thanks.
Real hard question that I have not been able to find the answer too:
How much leg room? The current mustang is too tight for my fat feet, and
too uncomfortable on my back and legs. My 95 bonneville is getting
there, and I am looking at the new GTO, but I still recall my 65 that
kept me under the hood so I am a little skittish. If the Stang is big
enough inside, with foot and leg room, I just might have to buy one.
Thanks for the exchange.
Brad Coon wrote:
months. Car & driver, autoweek, Road & track, Fast fords, etc. Find a
copy in that place invented before a micro chip, it's called a
Library!!!!!! Don't folks read words on things other than CRT'S anymore????
Or just go to Ford's website.....
I have read the mags, I have read the sites that talk about the new stang
They talk about the car being built on the same frame. They talk about
the leg room, but....
I have driven a new tbird, supposedly the same frame.
I have driven the jag and the lincoln. BUT I have not sat in the 05 stang.
I can tell you the jag, the tbird, the lincoln are nice but the seat is
just a little bit on the uncomfortable side after about an hour. My 95
bonneville, that is getting old, is comfortable, I can adjust the seat
the right way, I can't find a comfortable setting on the Tbird, the one
I have spent the most time in, so I know I am not gonna buy one. Forget
the jag and the lincoln, as much as I like them, just can't get the
seats right there. With the (expletive deleted) traffic the way it is,
I want a daily driver that is comforable while I sit in traffic.
I do like the look of the stang. I have been waiting for a 69 size
stang that has all the comfort of a lincoln, the guts of a shelby, and
the sound of a ford. I am hoping it will be the 05. BUt I am gonna
have to sit in one to see.
Well for the price of a '05 you could find a nice '69 resto job?? Your
right about comfort though. I seems to be a design trade off. One of the
biggest gripes about some Japaneese cars is that the avg. American
driver is bigger than the design guys inTokyo. At least the 05 has a
body I can love. The current style never tuched me. Of course, I thought
the last F-bodies looked like v-8 powered cockroaches......
that big, my feet hit both the clutch and the break in the japanese
cars. makes a helluva shift!
You are on the mark on the style, nice aerodynamics but ..just did not
grab me. but the 05, has my attention.
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