Purchased this car in 1996 and used as daily driver for 4 years. Demoted to second car and added some performance goodies; mileage went from 19 to 24 and 0-60 went from high 6 seconds to mid 5 seconds (when I can get traction). Keep in mind that those figures are with 150,000+ miles on the car, and not a bit of trouble other than normal maintenance. Not a machine for the timid or new driver, and not the fastest thing on the road, but if youíre looking for a cheap way to add some fun to your daily commute, a 5.0 Mustang is a great place to start. They are fun stock, and really come to life with a little extra attention on a weekend or two.
V-8 rumble in the exhaust, rear wheel drive (like the old days of hotrodding!) 5 speed, and corners like it's on rails. Still has creature comforts like power windows, power seat, a/c and cruise. All for less than $5000 in excellent shape! Letís see any new car match the performance for the price!
Underdrive pulleys, 2 1/2 inch exhaust. If youíre really feeling brave, and have the mechanical aptitude, add some roller rockers, a set of high flow injectors, and a high flow fuel pump. Differential gear change from stock 2.79 or 3.08, to 3.23 or 3.55 will feel like you've added 100 horsepower.
I bought this car BONE STOCK. Not even additional mufflers. The engine is easy to work on. I have only made upgrades - never had to fix anything. The electronic comforts of the car (seats, interior lights, etc) have not needed replacement yet. It is a very stable car. Lots of room in the back with the seats folded down. I traveled with about a 1,200 lb load and the car was still strong stock.
Sound and handling; the ability to go fast by changing gears. Fun ride and great sound acoustics with the hatchback too!
Brakes. Might want to do a 5-lug conversion on it. That is the only slap on the wrist Ford needs.
One of the best looking convertibles around. The 5.0 engine performs great and has a very satisfying growl. I've been asked if I want to sell it several times. The ride is concrete and the interior is noisy even with the top up, but that's not why you would buy this car. A ride on the highway with the top down will convince you.
Engine. Good handling. Overall appearance. Top is easy to operate.
Terrible ride. Fit and finish is not good. Not a cup holder in sight. Trunk is even smaller than other Mustangs.
After being the sole owner for 11 years
and 132K all I have to say is that it
has been a very dependable vehicle.
Easy to work engine, it only has had
wear and tear replacements (batteries,
shocks, etc.) My car did not come with
any power windows or locks but probably
because they're not electrical they are
still working. With proper maintenace
and scheduled fluid replacements this
vehicle just keeps going and going...
The rear seats are easy to fold down. I
like the simplicity of the controls and
the fact that I have not spent any
money at all repairing the power
equipment. Most important of all, it
has taken me everywhere I wanted to go
without a problem. Very reliable 4
My vehicle did not come with a
moonroof, I miss one especially during
summertime. There are no cupholders or
space for cell phones, PDAs. Rear seats
are just good for very short people or