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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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No regrets!
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By Burney
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I recently purchased this Cobra after 5 months of researching for the combination I wanted. (Low mileage, minimal owners, flawless service history, all stock, convertible) I found this car with 13,500 all original miles on it. It was garaged for the majority of its life, driven only occasionally, left completely stock, used with only full synthetic fluids, and well taken care of. When I first test drove the car I was floored by it's power and had to reteach myself to drive the manual transmission to be able to handle it all! I bought this car and modified it for better performance (not that it needed it) Very dependable, lots of power, great handling


Best Features

Fairly rare production numbers, independent rear suspension, hand- built monster of an engine, dohc, traction control button, low maintenance, head turner, easy-to- operate convertible top, It is so fun to drive that I often take it out for a spin for no reason.


Worst Features

I wish they would have used forged rods and pistons and more daring camshafts. I'm not a fan of the front seat style, and would have preferred it to be a two-seater.


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By John Iskat
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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This has been the most fun car I've ever owned. Despite being 6 years old, I've not had any problems with it, and am impressed with the quality. Fuel economy is good for a 'muscle' car/sports car. It hits 60 in 5.4 sec. and has a top speed of 150. It is at the top of the heap of upscale sports cars, outperforming the BMW Z4, Honda S2000, Nissan 350Z and Porsche Boxster to name a few. As a somewhat rare model, it is very underrated.


Best Features

Speed, convertible top, soft comfortable ride for sports car. Roomy with 4 seats and good trunk space.


Worst Features

Better boot setup to cover convertible top.


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Black Beauty
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By markalaw
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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Great car. Fun to drive. Completely original except for tires which have been replaced 3 times. I had a 86 GT and the clutch went in 20k miles, I replaced with an after market and the car ran for another 100k without a problem. Had the same thing happen with this car and am still riding nicely with the replacement. Ford needs to work on that.


Best Features

Good looks. Fast enough. Smooth ride for a sportscar. Solid engine. Great brakes.


Worst Features

Needs better seats. I end up in the passenger seat on quick left handers. Better clutch.


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1999 Cobra Convertible
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By John Slate
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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Bought car used with 24K miles, now has 36K; not sure how hard previous owner was on car but clutch needed replacement at 36K. Otherwise no problems. As usual with Ford, I think the interior plastic could use some improvement. But no rattles and a tight body so far. Engine has plenty of power and car is fun to drive. Driver's seat could use more adjustments for a more comfortable ride, but at 6'2", it's not bad. Little hard on the gas.


Best Features

BOO-KOO POWER TO SPARE!! NICE RIDE QUALITY FOR SPORTS CAR; GREAT HANDLING CAPABILITY. CONVERTIBLE TOP IS PRETTY QUIET ON FREEWAY. GREAT SOUND SYSTEM. TRACTION CONTROL CAN BE TURNED ON/OFF.


Worst Features

MORE HORSEPOWER (YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH). MORE ADJUSTMENTS ON SEATS AND BETTER HEADRESTS. COULD USE A LITTLE HIGHER GRADE OF LEATHER ON SEATS (NITPICKING HERE A LITTLE; THEY'RE PRETTY GOOD BUT COULD USE SOME IMPROVEMENT). THAT'S ABOUT IT...ALL IN ALL, REAL HAPPY WITH CAR.


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Mustang Kills the Camaro again.
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By James A Smith
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I have a 99 Mustang Cobra. It is awsome. I get so many heads turned towards me. Well actually the car. I love it. Ive never had so much attention from strangers in my life. It is very powerful and fast. On top of the already fast stock engine, there are so many thinks you can do to the engine to make it even faster, with the aftermarket parts. You ask people if they like the Firebird, Camaro or the Mustang better, 8 out of 10 will say they prefer the Mustang. Mustang, the great American Muscle/Sports car.


Best Features

Looks awsome from the outside and inside. The Engine. Very Fast


Worst Features

Dont embarace GM so bad next time. Mustang put the Camaro and Firebird to shame. They are in heaven now though.


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