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Old 05-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hi im considering buying a 05-08 Mustang GT. Can anyone explain to me the differances between the years and which would be the best or cheapest to buy. The 05 will be cheaper to insure correct?
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Some TSBs have been fixed since 05 and you should check to see if the previous owner had them installed. For instance, there was a gas venting issue with the 05 where the gas would not fill all the way. Also, a clunking in the front when the wheel was turned to full lock. Some weld points were changed so check the build date of your car; for example, I believe early 05s have no weld point to mount a CHE K-member brace w/torque limiters so check with your vendor before you do this mod. Additionally, I think:

1. Except for Fanblades, 18 inch wheels were not offered in 05
2. Early 05's have a window control button on the key fob
3. Navigation system is now available
4. Heated seats are now available
5. 3.55 rear gears are now an additional cost option
6. Radio and A/C control knobs are removable in 05-06
7. Some Turbo/Supercharger kits (e.g. Saleen Series VI) are different for the 07 because of a small plumbing change
8. An aux jack is now standard on the shaker
9. Some interior trim packages are no longer options or are standard
10. Tire inflation sensors (TPMS) are now standard
11. Some TSB's such as gas tank venting, Skipper 500, etc. have been fixed
12. The chassis has been reinforced since the GT and GT500 use the same chassis
13. There have been some color additions and deletions each model year
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so which year would you recommend? 06 shows up a lot on autotrader so i might go with that or maybe an 07 if i can find one
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The '05 will definitely be cheaper than a comparably equipped '08 but, yes, the current year of the S197 does have a few more options such as 18" wheels and HID lights; however, the 3.55 gears are no longer the stock option (3.31's are stock and 3.55's are a pretty cheap option). Also, due to the change to the chassis, the '07+'08's are also slightly heavier.
As for insurance costs, I don't really expect there to be a difference
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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yeah but the thing is im buying mine used so i dont really get a choice of options. Im probably gonna go with an 06 since i see the most of em for sale. Just need to decide on what color... red white blue or black
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yeah but the thing is im buying mine used so i dont really get a choice of options. Im probably gonna go with an 06 since i see the most of em for sale. Just need to decide on what color... red white blue or black
depends on the red. redfire is pretty good looking. torch red i think is ugly.

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true but i think black is kinda plain if you know what i mean. White is the same but they both look real nice when clean. I was thinking of Blue since my old car was a dark blue subaru impreza and i loved the color or maybe the dark red which is redfire i think. The thing is i wanna do stuff to it like put some stripes on it n stuff like that but idk which color would be best for it.
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true but i think black is kinda plain if you know what i mean. White is the same but they both look real nice when clean. I was thinking of Blue since my old car was a dark blue subaru impreza and i loved the color or maybe the dark red which is redfire i think. The thing is i wanna do stuff to it like put some stripes on it n stuff like that but idk which color would be best for it.
put a matte black stripe like knight rider...that'd be kick ***.
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true but i think black is kinda plain if you know what i mean. White is the same but they both look real nice when clean. I was thinking of Blue since my old car was a dark blue subaru impreza and i loved the color or maybe the dark red which is redfire i think. The thing is i wanna do stuff to it like put some stripes on it n stuff like that but idk which color would be best for it.

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that red is amazing and i think you even have the same hood that i want. (Cervini's Ram Air Hood (2005+ Mustang)) I was thinking of going with a black car and then getting the blue stripe or stripes. I see to many mustangs that are black with white or red. Im probably gonna have to see the car in person to decide on a color. What do you guys think about the grey color? I cant think of the name but its somethin with a T i believe. Its like a dark grey blackish color.
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that red is amazing and i think you even have the same hood that i want. (Cervini's Ram Air Hood (2005+ Mustang)) I was thinking of going with a black car and then getting the blue stripe or stripes. I see to many mustangs that are black with white or red. Im probably gonna have to see the car in person to decide on a color. What do you guys think about the grey color? I cant think of the name but its somethin with a T i believe. Its like a dark grey blackish color.
well, there's actually two names.i think 05 and 06 had tungsten grey and 07 08 have alloy metallic (which i love) now if you go with those colors, you can easily make your car look like eleanor from gone in 60 seconds. get the right hood, center the fog lights, black stripes and you have a killer looking mustang. i'm trying to sell my V6 to get an 08 alloy.
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tungsten grey is the one i was refering to.. i saw one at the dealership a few minutes ago and it looked amazing in the sun light. Only thing is i dont really see any color you could add to it besides maybe black.
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tungsten grey is the one i was refering to.. i saw one at the dealership a few minutes ago and it looked amazing in the sun light. Only thing is i dont really see any color you could add to it besides maybe black.
yea if you're going to do stripes, then black is the only way to go. but if done properly, some nice white stripes would be set off nicely....http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...Penthouse1.jpg

but if i had that color, i'd end up making it look like this http://www.mustangmotorsport.com.au/...or_conv_01.jpg
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Just stand in a dealership lot and look around in person until you decide on the color. Get inside several ones to get a feel for options like Shaker 500 vs Shaker 1000 sound. Also, racing stripes always look sick on a Mustang but every single aftermarket hood for the 05+ is heavier than the stock hood. (That doesn't matter really unless you want your car to be as fast as possible at the track and have better weight distribution to the rear wheels)
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yeah i want it to be as fast as possible but it will also be my daily driver so i want it to look nice. I dont think the hood weight will affect it that much. Or can i just go Carbon Fiber and paint it? Right now im leaning towards black and making it look like this http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2088/...7cb0bb.jpg?v=0
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Go with blue! Mine's an '07

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yeah the blue is real nice..Im mainly trying to decide between black white or blue. I would love the blue but my current car is blue so idk.. is this the same blue as yours because yours seem lighter..
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i think it's just the lighting. those shoul be the same blue. the only other blue is the windevil which is a baby blue
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Just remember that the 05 was Sonic Blue which has a more purple tint than the Vista Blue beginning in 06.
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yeah the blue is real nice..Im mainly trying to decide between black white or blue. I would love the blue but my current car is blue so idk.. is this the same blue as yours because yours seem lighter..
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Yep that's the same. It's called Vista Blue. I lightened that pic a tad so the scoop would show up better for someone who wanted to see the Roush scoop I put on.

I originally wanted black. But it's so HARD to keep up. But this blue seems to be just as bad, esp. for rock chipping. I made the dealer give me some touch up paint.

But overall I'm am happy with the color. I see a lot of red and black but not many of this color blue. I considered putting gray rally stripes, but can't decide. I have a friend who bought an '08 GT 500 - alloy gray with silver stripes and my looks faster....:thumbs2:
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What do you guys think of this orange one? i would get it if its a dark orange but idk if its the lighting or what but it looks almost yellow to me. http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...000&cardist=21
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I like that Orange myself
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heres my black 07

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that red is amazing and i think you even have the same hood that i want. (Cervini's Ram Air Hood (2005+ Mustang)) I was thinking of going with a black car and then getting the blue stripe or stripes. I see to many mustangs that are black with white or red. Im probably gonna have to see the car in person to decide on a color. What do you guys think about the grey color? I cant think of the name but its somethin with a T i believe. Its like a dark grey blackish color.
I just recently purchased an '06 Redfire Convertible with a camel top/interior. I drove 80 miles to get the color combo and abs/traction control options.
A note - check the front lip of the hood. There's a known problem where the paint blisters on the aluminum hoods and the only fix is a new hood. I found that out the hard way. If you see the paint issue you can either use it for price leverage or force the dealer to fix it before you drive off. It's covered by warranty.

Redfire is an awesome color. When waxed, it looks even better. I looked at orange, yellow, green, white, black and I don't regret the color.
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yeah right now im leaning towards either redfire or blue but white looks nice as well
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If you can find a Sonic Blue 05 then this is what it would look like. It turns purplish in certain light especially if there is a micro layer of dust to enhance the reflection. Real nice color....




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or you could go with Satin Silver! My '05 has 2 charcoal stripes with a smaller stripe surrounding each. You can go to my profile and look at mine if you'd like, my comp. won't let me attach pics to posts. lol
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well i guess one of them sorta showed up...lol u can see them better in my album though.
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