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I just got my Bullitt at the end of Sept. and happened to stumble on this site a couple of days ago. What a great site!!!

To tell you the truth, if I would have seen this site before the purchase, I probably would not have purchased it. I just can't believe how many problems there are with this car---and the ones posted on here are the only ones that we know of. (no telling how many others are suffering from the same problems).

I haven't had any problems yet, but I only have 2k on #5127 so far. I do admit the transmission is not as smooth as I expected and I do feel a slight "rubbing" when getting into 2nd sometimes. I've read the posts concerning this.

I figured by getting a new car would reduce repair visits---I sure hope this holds true!!!

On a positive note---the car handles great and I sure do enjoy driving it!!! It seems like I get a lot of looks on the road!!
 

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Huh?? I did find this site before I got mine, and it made me want one even more! :smile: I don't think this car has any more problems than any other new ones, I think you certainly noticed it more because of this site, but many other new cars have many more problems. You should have heard all of the problems that George at MGW told us about on Saturday, regarding the Dodge Viper, and it sure costs a lot more than my Bullitt!! I wonder if they are brave enough to have a site like this for them? This site has also helped me avoid problems, with good mods to upgrade, and potential problems to be on the lookout for, that's the beauty of the Bullittclub. :grin:

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If you look at the numbers, we have 980 registered members here. I'd say not even half of us have any serious problems, I havn't had any personally. So half is 490. 490 out of 5,500 Bullitts produced is a pretty good number. A few of us have had some bad luck, such as paint problems or engine replacement, but overall I think we have a great car here. And I believe if you ask even the people that have had major engine problems, they would tell you that they are not sorry they bought a Bullitt.
 

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Hey 5127 I see you are from Orlando..... where did you purchase from?

I got mine at Tropical Ford and your build number is close to mine.....just wondering....
 

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Same story as always--you only hear the complaints, not the "satisfied" owners. The silience from the rest of us is a GOOD thing--it means we are happy!

Richard
 

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Yeah 5135----I purchased mine from Don Reid
How did you like it over at Tropical ford?
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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Bullit5127 on 2001-11-19 18:54 ]</font>
 

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On 2001-11-19 18:52, Bullit5127 wrote:
Yeah 5135----I purchased mine from Don Reid
How did you like it over at Tropical ford?
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Mine came from Don Reid too.
 

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You should'nt look at the problems.Look at how many havent been repaired.My guess is you wont find more than a hand full that has not been corrected by the dealerships.All in all I think its still a good buy.
 

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I know I have had a lot of problems with my car from the Front end repainted 4 times to a new engine and scratches put in it by the dealer. But

I WON'T GIVE IT UP. You will have to pry it from my cold dead hands<Grin>. I'm disapointed with the process that has to happen to get things resolved, but they are trying to resolve them. So even with all the problems I have had, I still love my Bullitt;-)...

Go and Enjoy your car and don't worry about problems until they happen. You never know, you could go forever with no problems at all!!!

Bud
 

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Well other than the ticking noise that #4456 makes, i love the car. It does grind from 1-2 when cold but that doesnt really bother me that much. The ticking noise is outrageous though and i hope ford fixes it soon. My car sounds like a worn out sewing machine. I have every confidence that once i change the oil and break the car in that the ticking noise will subside. Keep your fingers crossed.
 

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Well, I have to admit, I was way too picky when I first got my Bullitt. After having it for a little over a month and amassing over 3000 miles I could'nt be happier. Yes, I was initially unhappy with some of the issues; like with the 1-2 tranny shifting, water spots on the front light lens and the ticking noise in the engine bay. Now I have mellowed out and have come to really appreciate the car for what it is. Any new car will have problems and so far none of mine have been so critical that I can't drive it. Just little pesky issues that will eventually get fixed.

So, just sit back, relax, have a brew or two and realize what a really unique car we have.
 

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I didn't want to throw your name out there Bud, but you were the first person I thought of with having so much bad luck. But I know you wouldn't be trying so hard to get everything squared away if you didn't love your Bullitt.

T.J.
 

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Well, my Bullitt is really built like junk. It's got so many goofy paint blurbs and all the rattles and it leans a bit and who knows how long it will last.

On the other hand, I knew what I was buying. It's a Mustang, for God's sake! ...Not a Porsche. I paid $25K for it, Not $70K, so I'm not complaining.

It performs wonderfully. I really like the looks of it and the looks I get in it. And nobody looks down their noses at me like I'm some high and mighty exoticar butt-hole. It'll be cheap to fix and I can roll it into any ol' dealer in the US and Canada and get it repaired by the same screwed-up goons! What more could you ask for?

Oh, and lastly.... It's a beautiful and mighty muscle car and a feat of engineering from the most fantastic nation on the planet, the USA. That means a lot to me.
 

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Never, ever, regret buying the Bullitt. I traded in my BMW to get this car and I wouldn't have it any other way! Two weeks after I had it, a guy ran a red light and I hit him causing $7,000 damage to my car. It's in the shop for 2 1/2 weeks. My poor new car has already been through the wringer. And I still believe it's the best looking car on the road. When I open my garage every morning I still get a little excited that I get to get back in this car and drive through rush hour traffic. It's so much fun. Nothing is perfect and neither is the Bullitt. But you get so much bang for the buck it's not even funny. I can put up with a little second gear grind on a cold morning when the car hasn't warmed up yet. It's a small price to pay for so much fun.
 

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Thanks TJ;-)...

The Bullitt is in the garage all cleaned up just in time for the rain to start;-)...

Take care.

Bud who's Bullitt is getting closer;-)...
 

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When you realize that this isn't a Mercedes or BMW (and I have seen a few defects on those...!) then you can get past the other things. Sure the car has it's flaws but it is just so much fun to drive!

Try owning a 99-2000 Lightning and replacing 4 intercoolers, a drivers seat that cuts the foam support, oil leakdown into the throttle body (they say it's normal....!) etc...etc......

This car has had far fewer problems for me this round....

Paul G.
 

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I have had my Bullitt since April,4300 miles now, and no problems at all,no squeaks or rattles. The only thing I plan to add,may be a pair of BBK long tube headers,for the extra HP thru out the RPM range. But thats about it. No blower for this car......I already have an 11 sec. Stang.
 
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