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Old 04-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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2005 gt or 2000 gt

I'm looking at selling my 2000 gt and going to the next body style but need to know pros and cons of the 2005 i need advice on the 2005 motor and things like that it would be much appreciated
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I'm looking at selling my 2000 gt and going to the next body style but need to know pros and cons of the 2005 i need advice on the 2005 motor and things like that it would be much appreciated
Everything is a little more expensive for the 05, BUT mod for mod you'd be faster in the 05 then the 00. Either way I think you'd be happy.
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I'm looking at selling my 2000 gt and going to the next body style but need to know pros and cons of the 2005 i need advice on the 2005 motor and things like that it would be much appreciated
If you're going with that body style, try to get a 2007 or later. The 2005's had a lot of electrical problems and I think some 2006's although they were not near the problems.
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If you're going with that body style, try to get a 2007 or later. The 2005's had a lot of electrical problems and I think some 2006's although they were not near the problems.
Get a 2008+ if you want to avoid the 3V 2 piece spark plug problem. Some 2007s had this problem resolved, you can tell the difference based on the color of the COP boot. Black boots for the old style plugs, brown boots for newer design.
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If you're going with that body style, try to get a 2007 or later. The 2005's had a lot of electrical problems and I think some 2006's although they were not near the problems.
My brothers 05 hasn't had any electrical problems. Matter of fact he hasn't had any problems at all that he hasn't caused. 05 is a good car
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Thanks for the input I found an 05 with a "warranty forever" so I didn't know if it was worth it
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And on the whole spark plug thing is that a problem in the block or coil packs
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And on the whole spark plug thing is that a problem in the block or coil packs
The problem is the plug itself. They're known to break off in the head and require extraction. The problem is caused by carbon build up between the end of the plug and the head. When you go to remove them, if you don't use the proper removal procedure, there is a chance to break the plug. The carbon build up can prevent the bottom piece of the plug from turning with the rest of the plug. It was an issue in 2005 to mid 07 cars. The plug design was changed and the thread sizes are different so you can't mix plugs.
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Awe ok I didn't know if I would be able to just replace the plugs with Ngk and get new coil packs
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My brothers 05 hasn't had any electrical problems. Matter of fact he hasn't had any problems at all that he hasn't caused. 05 is a good car
Well since your brother is good, then all the threads on here about electrical problems and some Ford recalls is wrong. They should have checked with your brother first.
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Well since your brother is good, then all the threads on here about electrical problems and some Ford recalls is wrong. They should have checked with your brother first.
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Well since your brother is good, then all the threads on here about electrical problems and some Ford recalls is wrong. They should have checked with your brother first.
Took the words right out of my mouth.

That being said, what kind of electrical problems? First I am hearing of this.
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I'm not saying that dip****, I'm just saying he nor anyone else around where I'm from have had a damn problem with their 05/06 gt
The biggest changes that are visible under the hood on 05/06 cars compared to 07+ are some coolant hose routing. I know the first few years of the S197 had problems with possible leaking into the passenger side of the car during heavy rain.

I don't think the headlamps on the 05/06 cars come on when you use the fob to unlock the doors. (Don't quote me)

The 05-07 cars do not come with the under dash lightning or the center console lights from the my color kit, they do however still have the gauge lightning.
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Well since your brother is good, then all the threads on here about electrical problems and some Ford recalls is wrong. They should have checked with your brother first.
The recall was with the air bags too if I can remember right, not electrical.
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My brothers 05 hasn't had any electrical problems. Matter of fact he hasn't had any problems at all that he hasn't caused. 05 is a good car
Ya no electrical issues for me either
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Took the words right out of my mouth.

That being said, what kind of electrical problems? First I am hearing of this.

There have been a lot of issues with stepper motors going bad on the gauge cluster as well as early failing alternators.

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I'm not saying that dip****, I'm just saying he nor anyone else around where I'm from have had a damn problem with their 05/06 gt
Then don't act like I'm being a dumbass about it, I was just trying to help you out, you asked. I mention something and all of a sudden the 2005 is perfect because you don't know anyone having problems. Someone had already mentioned the issue with the plugs, which can be removed if careful.
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05' you have more ways to make your stang standout from others visually
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05' you have more ways to make your stang standout from others visually
How so? You kknow this for sure? Because if I recall correctly, an s197 is 05-09. Not 06-09, therefore, they all have the same body style (not including glass roof on 09), that means that all exterior parts fit each year.
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How so? You kknow this for sure? Because if I recall correctly, an s197 is 05-09. Not 06-09, therefore, they all have the same body style (not including glass roof on 09), that means that all exterior parts fit each year.
I think what he was trying to say is there's more aftermarket mods visually for the 05 then there is for the fox4
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Well since your brother is good, then all the threads on here about electrical problems and some Ford recalls is wrong. They should have checked with your brother first.
Wow man. Jesus. Chill out with the cattiness. What is this high school. I've seen 05 cars With issues but also have seen several that have been just fine. Issues with all cars are overplayed and over represented. not all of them have the same issues because you heard some of them do...
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I think what he was trying to say is there's more aftermarket mods visually for the 05 then there is for the fox4
I think he was saying 05's in general because if he meant more than fox then he wouldve said 05-09 or s197
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As for my recommendations, go for it. The s 197 is great. I like them a lot. I'm a sn95 guy because they are a little lighter and the s197 would be a slower car for me. The s197 is notorious for the spark plug issue, but it's pretty easily fixable. Just have a shop do the plugs the first time and get them replaced with a better plug and anti seize compound. The only other issue ill give you a heads up on is they can be a ***** to fill up. The fuel filler pipe is at a funny angle or something and they often just have issues getting a full tank put in them. My buddy gets frustrated at the pump sometimes haha.
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Wow man. Jesus. Chill out with the cattiness. What is this high school. I've seen 05 cars With issues but also have seen several that have been just fine. Issues with all cars are overplayed and over represented. not all of them have the same issues because you heard some of them do...
Exactly how I feel. He wanted an S197 body style. Simply pointed that 2005 had some electrical issues. I didn't say all of them it makes sense that the first model year had a few more issues than later ones. Now it's all blown out of proportion.
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I appreciate what y'all are saying about what's going on with it and ill post a link to the car and u guys can tell me what ya think about it
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If you're going with that body style, try to get a 2007 or later. The 2005's had a lot of electrical problems and I think some 2006's although they were not near the problems.
I have a 05 GT and have had 0 electrical problems , so not sure

where that came from. In fact I have had no issues at all and I have

125 thousand km , best car I have ever owned. And lots of power stock

, these cars are very light compared to the competition ie Camaro , and timless

styling. My mustang only weighs 3480 pounds. And the body and frame are much

stronger and stiffer than previous generations so no noise or rattles .

The S197 has a modified platform from the Lincoln LS , hence the smooth ,

solid and quite ride , don't get me wrong I like the previous gen too , but not as much.
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I have and 05 GT and have had 0 electrical problems , so not sure

where that came from. In fact I have had no issues at all and I have

125 thousand km , best car I have ever owned. And lots of power stock

, these cars are very light compared to the competition ie Camaro , and timless

styling. My mustang only weighs 3480 pounds. And the body and frame are much

stronger and stiffer than previous generations so no noise or rattles .

The S197 has a modified platform from the Lincoln LS , hence the smooth ,

solid and quite ride , don't get me wrong I like the previous gen too , but not as much.
That's awesome. Glad you're not having problems.
You don't have to sell me on the S-197, I've got one, with 99,000 and bought it new. I love it.
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Children no fighting I just wanted honest opinions and I got them so I'm still looking at cars

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I know for a fact the stepper motors have the tendency to go bad and not work at all or be incorrect because they are shorting internally. I mean anything from random jumping to just inaccurate. I DO know this is common because I assist a local shop by replacing the steppers for them, for a fee of course, and I must say it's not been terribly slow for an extracurricular income.
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