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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible - Consumer Reviews

1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible

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Lots of fun
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By J rod
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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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


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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!!


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Convertible 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.


Best 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


Worst Features

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 Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Best 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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