by Dan on Aug 30, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2dr Hatchback
No major problems in 108k miles. Even with the v8 it was a bit underpowered compared to modern performance cars. Traction was extremely poor in snow. Seats were comfortable and controls easy to use. Tire selection was limited for the standard rims. Fuel economy could be better. Exterior design was dated, even at the time.
by Tiger90Stang on Jul 25, 2006 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2dr Hatchback
I purchased this car in 11/93 when it only had 35k miles on it. It was well taken care of and most likely driven by a non muscle car enthusiast. That was until I got a hold of it. Now it's 13 years later and less than 3k miles from 300k. Yes! Original 300,000 miles (proof with receipts).There has been NOTHING done to the engine or transmission. The only items replaced was the normal wear and tear items like alternator, brakes, tires, fuel pump, heater core, lock actuators, passenger window motor gear, struts and a recalled ECM. This car has been MORE than what I thought I'd ever get out of a muscle car. It had great acceleration (100k ago) & still rides as smooth as new. A GREAT investment!
by FMSk8erGurl on May 29, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2dr Hatchback
I've only had my 5.0 for about a week
or so, but so far I've had no problems
(except that I need tires lol). I went
from a brand new '02 VW Jetta that went
in for repairs 6 times in the year that
I owned it to my 1990 Stang. I loved my
Jetta, but I couldn't handle paying
$340 a month for a car that broke down
every 8 weeks or so. My boyfriend has
an '84 GT, and I love driving it, so
when I came across mine, I had to get
it. It's fun to drive (despite popular
belief, not just in a straight line
either), fun and easy to work on, and
it's fast, pure American Muscle :o)
by ed302 on Dec 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2dr Hatchback
I bought my Mustang in '98 with 68K on it. In
the 4-5 years I have owned it, I have not had
to do too much major stuff. A new AOD at
104K, a water pump at 120K, heater core at
120 also, and an alternator at 150K (just
this morning in fact). If you are a Mustang
fan you will know the lifespan of these parts
and know when to change them (and there
is a good chance you know how to do it
yourself). Incredible bang for your buck ratio
as with any 5.0 pony.
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