I purchased my 96 cobra with 36000 miles on it in 2003 and have loved every min. What a value. My first mustang was a 2000 GT which I had a blast with but kept looking at the 96- 98 cobra and I had to have one. In my opinion this car has one of the greatest sounding engines of all time. i have done a few mods: 1.lowering springs (a must, stock it looks like a 4X4) 2. caster camber plates (to get correct alignment) 3.mac mufflers. With just a few mods the car looks and sounds great.
we bought this car as a fund car &
investment. The car is only used in the
sumemr and we have enjoyed it a great
deal. The 96 to 98 cobra's have always
had a place in my heart and the car
still tuns heads, even though it is
getting a few years on it.
the staged valve opening at around 3200
rpm - produces a supercharger type
effect without the blower.
none, althoug if additional performance
is wanted - i woudl suggest changing the
rear end gears to 3.73, upgrading the
shifter to a short throw option,
replacing the cat back system & H pipe,
and of course, a blower if you are up
for the cost of it.
I bought this car used in '99 with 12k
miles on it. It already had some
needed modifications on it: subframe
connector (strengthens car) and
aftermarket shifter (improves shift
feel dramatically). I had mine lowered
about 2 inches and put in adjustable
shocks. Handeling improved
dramatically. I hated the stock spongy
feeling suspension. Since I do have a
convertible I do have some squeaking
over uneven pavement. The best thing
about Mustangs are the HUGE aftermarket
for parts. This makes replacement
parts cheap and usually better quality
than the originals. You can customize
these cars to your own personal tastes
for far less than most cars.
High reving, huge aftermarket for
performance parts, good looks. Big
brakes and strong DOHC aluminum engine.
Needs more mid range power and get rid
of the live axel and outdated chasis.
Other than an annoying brake related
squeek, the car has been great. What
better combination of power, fun, and
looks can you get for the money?? I've
had the car 7+ years with a whopping
total of 4,800 miles.
0-60!, convertible top, and exhaust
Some oversteer and little rough ride
that has been greatluy improved with
the independent suspension.