Fun 2 Drive
By ryan95973 on
1996 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe
Bought new off the lot. Opal Frost GT with Option Package 248a (the 1996 version of the GTS). I added A/C at the dealer soon after purchase and then added a spoiler a couple of years later. There were a few minor problems early on (clutch noise, radio - all covered by the dealer). The intake manifold has blown twice (at 50k miles and 100k miles) - both times replaced by the dealer at no charge. Pirelli P7000 tires are a great fit for this car (get ~40k miles on them and all-weather traction). Good mileage for a V8. Some wear on the interior pieces but overall the car has aged very well. Paint still looks new. Has been a great car; still going strong on original engine at 157K miles.
4.6L V8 is smooth, sounds awesome, only needed the one tuneup in 157K miles.
Interior could have worn a little better. Plastic trim around the radio and doors is flaking off, but some wear is expected after 9 years.