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Ford Mustang GT

Petrol. Always a big issue with the Mustang, but not, as you might imagine, because it guzzles a gallon every 15 miles or so. The problem is getting fuel into the tank, as Ford appears to have created the most infuriating filler neck in the world. Every fill-up follows the same format: pump digits whizzing round in a blur for a glorious ten litres or so, then the clicking starts and the spluttering nozzle delivers the remaining 40 litres or so in miniscule spurts.

Petrol. Always a big issue with the Mustang, but not, as you might imagine, because it guzzles a gallon every 15 miles or so. The problem is getting fuel into the tank, as Ford appears to have created the most infuriating filler neck in the world. Every fill-up follows the same format: pump digits whizzing round in a blur for a glorious ten litres or so, then the clicking starts and the spluttering nozzle delivers the remaining 40 litres or so in miniscule spurts.

As you can imagine, it takes an age to fill the Ford. It's sufficiently soul-destroying that you often give up at £20 simply to escape the forecourt with your sanity intact. There is a fix apparently, but it's a US warranty issue. Whether we can get our import sorted at Henry's expense (Ford, not Catchpole) needs to be investigated. If you know any more, please email fastfleet@evo.co.uk

Running Costs

Date acquiredApril 2005
Total mileage12,818
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month580
MPG this month15.2mpg
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