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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 305 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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  • Pros

    Looks great, handles well, very comfortable for a sports car.

  • Cons

    Still gets its butt whipped by the 5.7-liter Camaro and Firebird twins.

  • What's New for 1997

    After last year's significant underhood upgrade, the SVT folks saw no reason to make changes to the Cobra for this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Just bought and fell in

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

I just bought my cobra svt and love it so much. That 300 horse and 304 tq is amazing




One great ride

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

The writers of the review for this site are dead wrong!! "gets it's tail whipped by camaro/firebird"? There has not been 1 camaro/firebird or any other gm product that has out ran,outclassed, or even looked better than this car. I resent that statement and hope they live to eat those words. In the famous words of my father" drag that [violative content deleted] up to the line,and we'll see who has the better car"!Wait a min,just thought of something..was going to run a corvette Z06 and he broke before the burnout! hahahahahaha!




Cobras 1

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

i've had my cobra for 2 years now and i love it. it's bored out 60 thousandths and 4:10 gears. it's the best car i've raced.



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Still perfect after all these

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

I bought my Cobra convertible new and, outside of a fresh paint job, the only expenditures beyond scheduled maintenance have been tires, battery, and spark plug wires. It looks great, sounds great, rides great, makes me feel great. My best all-time automotive investment in which I plan to be buried (close by, at least).




First on race day

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

luv the car, fun to drive, going to install 3.90s to get a little off the line jump. the whole family luvs it , have to fight the wife for the keys. sounds great. the conv. top leaks at the windshield near the ends. glad its garaged.




King cobra

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Vehicle: 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

This is just an overall great car. I've owned my Pacific Green Cobra since it was new in '97. It's great! Got enough HP to have some fun and yet the fuel economy isn't bad. Great donor car for Shelby kit cars too!



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Full 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review

What's New for 1997

After last year's significant underhood upgrade, the SVT folks saw no reason to make changes to the Cobra for this year.

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