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Still Perfect After All These Years
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By REG
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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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).


Favorite Features

Exhaust note, acceleration, topless...


Suggested Improvements

Nothing - don't fix what isn't broken.


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first on race day
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By 9t7 cobra
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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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.


Favorite Features

high revving motor, looks, suspension


Suggested Improvements

clunky doors, poor panel fit 3.90 or better gears


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King Cobra
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By vivalacobra
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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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!


Favorite Features

Love the entire car!


Suggested Improvements

The shifter was flimsy, but a new Hurst does the job.


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Second time is even better.
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By David Figueroa
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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In 1997 I bought a new Cobra coupe, for some insane reason I sold it. Ten years later I came to my senses and bought a 97 Cobra convertable. I blew 10 years of driving fun. I regret that I ever sold my coupe, except for the fact that now I have found another beautiful rio red convertable that just makes my day when I drive her. I used to rave about the 97 Cobra as the prettiest and baddest car on the road, now, again I know that I was right.


Favorite Features

The hood, the engine, the rims, and especially the looks and compliments I recieve. I used to think that the girls were always looking at me, but now it might be because of the car I proudly drive.


Suggested Improvements

Seat belt tends to be hard to reach at times.


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Cobra Fun
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By William Cobra
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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Driving the Mustang Cobra is one big kick. It has adequate power, maybe more than adequate, and it handles like it was on rails. It is fun driving on the winding mountain highways. It has the power to pass and the stability to handle the corners withease. All in all it is a great car.


Favorite Features

Beautiful engine and great running engine. Brakes that do not let you down and stop quick


Suggested Improvements

The car needs to be lower and lighter


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