Is it just me or are Mustangs really that high in maintenance? It seems like every weekend I have to do something to my car just to keep it top notch. I almost want to believe that FORD really stands for Fix Or Repair Daily.
I have two jobs and work Monday through Friday so that means that I have no time during the week to work on my car. I estimate 35 miles of daily driving back and forth from work. That last thing I want to do on the weekends is get full of grease for repairs (I do all my maintenance BTW). I understand that cars need basic maintenance such as filters, plugs and what not but it’s getting to the point that almost everything needs to get replaced (my car has 186xxx BTW. So, that might be part of the problem).
I guess I’m comparing this weekly maintenance to my high school car back in 1998-99 which was a 1989 Lincoln Continental (basically a Ford Taurus with a Lincoln name…POS car IMO). But that’s another story. Because of this issue then, I had nothing but Japanese cars and didn’t even come close to the maintenance I am facing now. I even had an EG with an H22 (1995 civic hatch with a prelude engine) and didn’t even give me that many problems.
I've had my Mustang for about 10 months and I have already changed the transmission once (was already bad when I bought the car) and changed the engine twice.
Just so I can give you guys an idea of what type of maintenance is up for this weekend... I have to change my quadrant (not really a routine maintenance, just an upgrade), wheel bearings, and fix my A/C.
I really enjoy the sound of an American V8, but is it really worth it? I’m almost to the point of trading in my car for a Japanese one. Someone help me come to my senses before I go back to the whole ricer scene…