1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review | Edmunds.com

1998 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 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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  • Safety
  • 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 1998

    The Cobra sees virtually no changes as a heavily revamped version is due next year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

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

Customer Reviews



The dark knight

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

My 1998 SVT Mustang Cobra is an absolute "time machine". When I slide in behind the FR500 steering wheel and fire up that SVT motor the sound just is incredible, like no other. Suddenly I am eighteen again, not sixty. A Cobra has a very unique exhaust tone. Put the convertible top down and it is even sweeter. My SVT Cobra has been modified, balanced and blue printed with select aftermarket and FRPP parts that churn out six hundred horsepower. My Cobra is #2931 of 3480 made that year and I have all the documentation, including the original window sticker, owners manual, etc. My wife, children and grandkids love this Cobra about as much as I do. Love my Dark Knight!!




What a snake!

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

Have had his car since new. Mods started within 200 miles, springs, caster camber plates, flowmasters, etc. I've done everything to this car over the years and drive it a bit aggressively (3 speeding tickets). It was purchased to use as weekend driver/car show duty. Everything is chromed, polished, powder coated, painted/waxed and very clean. Old p600 procharger (with inner cooler), 75 shot NOS, DVD, Subs, upgraded stereo, race seats, no rear seats, Lambo doors, carbon fiber hood (same cobra style) interior done with real cobra snakeskin accents carbon fiber, polished billet, etc, etc, too much more to list. Bottom line never really had any problems with it, other than normal.




My yellow cobra

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

great car. Easy to upgrade!! All around best bang for the buck!!




Arrest me yellow

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe

Have had this car for 1 year and 7 months. Car has been very reliable zero mechanical problems Tremic T-45 trans does like to rake at high rpms could use a better gear 3.73 or higher engine is silky smooth with very high rpm band was previous owner of LS-1 trans am. Trans am would eat it for lunch!!! Car is somewhat rattly could use better build quality.Handling is good, cupholder position isnt, cd player likes to skip on bumpy roads.




1998 cobra convertible

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

The engine and exhaust system are wonderful. The interior is rather cheaply built and some plastic pieces have broken. The only problems I see is that the clutch needed to be replaced at 50,000 miles and I had to replace tires 3 times with only 67000 miles.




1998 cobra convertible

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible

The engine and ehxaust note in the car are awesome, especailly in the convertible form. The top is very nice. Its also a great looking car, I have the rare 98 only Altantic blue. it also handles and brakes very well, 13 inch front rotors with ABS. And it still rides well also, controls are nicely laid out. gets decent gas mileage, at least on the freeway(25 mpg). But interior materials are kind of cheap. The 2005 Mustang should have a much better and higher quality interior. Engine is awesome and handmade, makes great horsepower and loves to rev and very smooth, but torque comes on high at 4800rpm.



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Full 1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review

What's New for 1998

The Cobra sees virtually no changes as a heavily revamped version is due next year.

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