2005 V6 Mustang

Our 2005 V6 Mustang

Ah, the Ford Mustang...such an American icon.  I've wanted one of these for as long as I can remember.  When my parents finally decided that we could shop for my first car (after my freshman year of college), I really wanted a 1965-69 Mustang.   Being the practical folks that they are, they (appropriately) convinced me that a nearly new red Ford Pinto would be a better choice...it was as close as I would come for many years.

When they published concept photos of the new 2005 Mustang, I said to myself, "I've gotta get one!"  So, I did the next best thing...we bought one for Jill as a college graduation present ;-)

In May 20005 we bought a brand new 2005 V6 Mustang Premium Convertible in Mineral Grey with a black top. 

Here are the specs:

4.0L SOHC V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Dark charcoal leather interier

Interior Upgrade Package ( which includes the fancy car computer and MyColor options)

Exterior Sport Appearance Package

Active anti-theft system

Mustang Modifications

No, I'm no gearhead, but a few modifications to the Mustang seemed appropriate.

The first mod was the upgrade to a dual exhaust system with X-pipe and GT-take off mufflers.  Boy, does it sound better now!!

Video/audio clips


The next upgrade was a C&L cold air intake and an XCal2 tuner with custom tunes from Lidio at Alternative Auto.  Lidio REALLY knows his stuff with the new V6 autos--I highly recommend him!!  The new tunes improve the car more than you can imagine; you have to drive it to believe it.  Even Jill could tell the difference :)

C&L Intake photos










Other Mustang sites

Here are links to some of my favorite Mustang sites (the links will usually take you to V6 specific forums):

Hearth of Carolina Mustang Club

The Mustang Forums

The Mustang Source

The 4.0 Collective