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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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The Dark Knight
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By Rick
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


Review

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!!


Favorite Features

Tire shredding power and spot on handling due to the suspension changes I have had made. It is currently set up for road racing. What a rush!! Great collector car and head-turner wherever we go.


Suggested Improvements

The transmission hates to be "speed shifted" and gives you a noticeable grind to show it's displeasure. Stock clutch was a little weak for hard service driving. The long tube headers, high flow cats and Flowmaster system really helps to uncork the beast within.


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1998 Cobra Convertible
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By Mustang Sally
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


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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.


Favorite Features

The sound of the engine and exhaust, the seats are extremely comfortable and the car looks great and handles terrific.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the quality of the dash board components such as air conditioner vents, they break too easily. Also the cup holder is not positioned very well considering it is a stick shift.


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1998 Cobra Convertible
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By tigger13
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Eninge, and exhaust note, loves to rev. Nice power convertible top that has three layers, although its not Canvas like the 2003-2004 Cobra. the engine is all aluminum so the front is fairly light. nice seats and features, and great looking exterior. gets decent gas mileage for V8


Suggested Improvements

Better interior quality, wish it had traction control that started on the 1999 model. more low end torque.


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Great fun
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By Steve Dowd
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


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Great car, some what of a sleeper. It looks like the majority of the Mustang out and about, but has great performance. The cops don't give it second look. The only problem is all the hondas and VW that don't know what it has. They always try to race at stop lights. But, only once.


Favorite Features

Great engine. Very tractable, drives nice around town, then the power comes on at 3,200 RPMs. Also, the gas milage on the freeway is great. I have seen around 24 MPG cruising at 60 to 70.


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98 Cobra - last live rear axle
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By A-Rod
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


Review

I have been pretty happy with 98 Cobra convertible and have owned it for almost 5 years. The 98 model looks great and has been relatively "bulletproof". The 98 model handles very well for a live-rear-axle car, although it is no BMW M3 in the curves. Pros: 1. The 98 Cobra engine sounds fantastic - almost like a Ferrari 2.looks great 3. good acceleration, handling and braking 4. reliability is excellent compared to most hi-perf cars 5. Works as both a performance car and a daily driver 6. Mach 460 is a really good OEM stereo - you won't need to upgrade. 7. In summary, an excellent balance of performance, driveability, and low cost.


Favorite Features

1 - Engine sound with the convertible top down 2 - the ability to effortlessly blow away 90% of the other cars on the road.


Suggested Improvements

It's too late to suggest improvements for the 98 Cobra, but needs wider tires (for looks only), a little more leg room up front, and a little more torque at low rpms.


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