1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Consumer Review: Fast, but not fun.

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (4.6L V8 5-speed Manual)

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Fast, but not fun.
By punkndisorderly on


1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible


Purchased mine used with about 4,800 miles on the odometer. It's at about 48,000 now. It's a blast to drive on the interstate or if you're smoking the tires at a light. Otherwise it rides like a log truck. It handles like a Grand Marquis around town. The build quality stinks. Lots of cheap plastic bits that creak and groan. So far I've had driver and passenger side windows and actuators and motors replaced, idler arm, a/c lines, headlights (became so hazy they turned white), rubber trim around front and back windsheild (peeled back) replaced. Suspension creaks and groans. It's great for what it is: an $18,000 car with $12,000 in engine, suspension, and brakes put on.

Best Features

Amazing horsepower for the time. Handles great at speed.

Worst Features

Build quality stinks. Ride quality stinks. Heavy, but feels even heavier below 40 mph. Transmission feels neither slick nor sporty. I have to reach to hit 5th. Was amazing when new. Badly dated now.
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