by BobH on Sep 4, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2dr Coupe
This is the second Mustang I have
owned, the first being an '86 LX 5.0.
Both cars are very similar and I have
over 180,000 on each. They are rock
solid reliable until about 160k mi when
the TFI ($45), Heater Core ($40), and
Water Pump ($45) should be changed. At
170k, you're looking at a rebuilt trans
($750). The engine and heads should
exceed 200k mi. Struts and springs
hold up well past 200k mi. The car
easily revs past 5500 rpm and while the
220hp is matched by many modern cars,
the 215lb/ft of torque at 4000rpm is
not matched by many. Since torque is
felt and HP seen, the fun is in the
gobs of low-end torque.
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