2005 Ford Mustang
Mustang is the trademark of Ford; debuted in 1964, it came a long way to outsell the big auto brands like Chevy. The Mustang is the successor of the Ford Falcon and is categorized as a separate category of cars; the pony cars. It boasts its characteristic of being the fifth most-selling nameplate under Ford productions. The Mustang became popular for its unique styling, I.e., long hood, and short deck. It became a national sensation. It returned to the market in 1974; the Mustang II featured a Pinto platform to cut down development costs and improve gas mileage or fuel economy. Emissions regulations stifled performance, and the lineup no longer features convertible models. However, Ford didn’t plan to quit Mustang. In this article, we will focus on the 2005 Ford Mustang.
The 79 Redesign
The company completely redesigned it in 1979. It offered a smooth performance with its turbocharged 2.3-L, four-cylinder engine. The new Mustang became the apple of everyone’s eye in the town, and by 1982, Ford had revamped it with a relatively V8 engine that was too robust for that time. The new Ford Mustang arrived in 1994 with retro-styling shapes such as a side scoop and tribar taillights. It came in different forms, I.e., coupes and convertibles, and with a V6 or V8 engine.
By the end of the century, Ford knew it was time to introduce something that would go well with the advancements of the new century, and then came the 2005 Ford Mustang. It evolved over four decades to produce a Mustang as elegant as its 2005 version, which is our topic of discussion in this piece of writing.
The 2005 Ford Mustang is the epitome of beauty with its central canted nose surrounded by the prominent grille and round headlights; this look was a sweet reminiscence of the 1967 to 1969 Models. Its fastback roofline, side sculpting, and taillights strongly hinted at ponies from the 1965 vintage. It inherited the triangular side windows from the 1965 2+2 Mustang, the Fastback, and Shelby GT 350.
The new mustangs have a unique interior that matches the exterior design theme. The instrument panel hints back to the earlier era of Mustang, I.e., a double-hooded dash with aluminum accent panels, circular air vents and plump, big speedo and tach, and round steering wheel hub recall the Mustang 1960s time. You can change the backlighting with a single button press and switch between the four lighting colors: blue, green, orange, and white hues.
The interior ergonomics saw a vast improvement as compared to its predecessors. The material quality exceeds expectations, and there are enough handles and buttons to control the functions. You can still observe a hint of retro styling in the large round speedometer and tach with a dual-hooded dash, an appropriate vintage font, an excellent steering wheel with metallic spokes, and a small, rounded airbag hub. You can avail yourself of a unique color accent package with red door panel inserts, red leather seats, and red floor mats perfectly complementing a dark charcoal interior.
Performance and Fuel Economy:
The base model of the 2005 Ford Mustang takes its power from a V6 engine rated at 210 horsepower. Contrarily, its GT trims have a 4.6-L V8 engine that offers 300 horsepower with variable valve timing; Both cylinders have three valves each. The base version with a V6 engine produces 240 lb-ft of torque, while the GT trim produces 320 lb-ft. All Mustang models offer rear-wheel-drive, and you can choose from the five-speed manual and automatic transmission. Nineteen miles per unit of gasoline is the standard gas mileage of the 2005 Ford Mustang; thus, it offers an excellent fuel economy.
All trim levels of the 2005 Ford Mustang feature four-wheel disc brakes. You can get an antilock braking system and traction control as an option with the V6 models; however, these features come standard on the GT. Side-impact airbags for front passengers are optional on all models, but the full-length head curtain airbags don’t come with the 2005 Mustang model.
The 2005 Ford Mustang has a new suspension with lightweight components, lighter coil springs, a more robust rear axle, efficient control arms, and bigger brakes. The result is a relatively smooth ride because of the fine control and handling. Its crisp turns with a composed attitude, even around the sharp corners, make it a dream for the people who love the smooth driving experience. You get better control in bumpy areas, and the comfortable cabin protects you from loud noise and low wind.
It would be great if you avail yourself of a Ford Mustang Owners manual to understand better its operation, processing, safety restraints, and maintenance.
In addition to the owner’s manual, the parts catalog and service manual are also practical handbooks that help you repair your car and understand the assembly of its parts in a better way. You normally get the owner’s manual with the vehicle, but you may have to purchase them on your own if the last owner has misplaced them.