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By mtee
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1997 Ford Mustang Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Very fun to drive and love the look of this body style. Be careful when you get in the higher mileage. After 120,000 just about everything that can go wrong on a car went wrong on this. In the last year: transmission, clutch, mass airflow sensor, a/c clutch, alternator and hoses. And after all this I still don't trust the car, but that's what I expect from a Ford.


Best Features

Exterior styling, great gas mileage for a sporty 6-cylinder and good torque.


Worst Features

Have Honda, Toyota or Nissan build the engine and slap a Ford tag on it.


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1997 Ford Mustang V6 Coupe
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By mustang jeff
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1997 Ford Mustang Coupe 2dr Coupe


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I've had this car for about a year now and I absolutely love it. It is my first car but the driving is excelent. You can feel the road when you're driving and it still has creature comforts. It is a great starter car but I would recomend putting an aftermarket exhaust on it and/or a cold air intake just to boost the horsepower a little bit. Great car.


Best Features

Great air conditioner, very good steering response, great brakes, nice exhaust note


Worst Features

More horsepower! This car has too little power to be called a pony car. That's really my only complaint.


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Worst Vehicle Ever...
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By Jose
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1997 Ford Mustang Coupe 2dr Coupe


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Worst vehicle ever. When we first bought the vehicle from the dealership the A/C did not work at all, only one car key was issued, and it had aftermarket tire rims that a tow truck did not even have the size of the lug nuts. The worst part was the fuel economy. $20.00 worth of gas will only give you approximately 40 miles of diving in the city. Most of all the customer service and repair service was no help at all. Once you drive off the lot your on your own. And there's no trunk space or interior space.


Best Features

Have no favorite features.


Worst Features

Make better customer service and repair service, fuel economy, and more space.


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Great sports car
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By SS
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1997 Ford Mustang Coupe 2dr Coupe


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This is a great car that gets great gas mileage and looks sporty and looks fast (though it really does lack HP). It is fun to drive. Not good for a "family" type car (only 2 doors) and definitely not good in snow (rear wheel drive). Might as well park it for the winter if you live in a snow state. It's real fun, dependable and affordable - but its not a "comfort" car at all - better stick to a luxury type car if you want all the bells and whistles and to be super comfy!


Best Features

Fun to drive - looks sporty and fast. Great gas mileage (24-ish).


Worst Features

Need more leg and head room in the rear. Needs more HP. Need cup holders - one isn't enough.


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By Ian
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1997 Ford Mustang Coupe 2dr Coupe


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If you want to drive this car in the snow or rain; go slow! Traction is reduced due to the classic light Mustang rear end, and fish tail you will! Fun in dry weather, though. Low end torque is okay, don't try to pass anyone in 4th or 5th gear, the acceleration isn't there (very sluggish or non-existent, down shift -- or GET A GT!) Also, lightweight body means that you feel the gusty cross winds (at times, I felt like I was driving an Escort). Cornering is not very good, hydraulic assist steering gives feel of sports car, but still in the "not quite there" category. I've been stranded 4 times in this car: clutch, transmission, radiator, thermostat all failed catastrophically.


Best Features

Car heats up quickly in winter, fun car to drive, MPG isn't bad for a 6 cylinder buggy. Styling is good in & out.


Worst Features

Throw of stick shift is like a truck-- that stinks. Trunk design is bad, cooling system is awful, transmission is difficult (mine failed/2001), no plastic rims, intake vents are fake as are the brake cooling scoops. Valve tapping, idles rough new (factory standard to sound more like the GT).


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