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Kick butt old school
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By 5.0Mustang
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe


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I avoided admitting my appreciation for late-model GTs for a long time just because it was so un-P.C. But when the '99s came out I was intrigued. I bought my black 2000 5-speed as a lightly-used and nicely-equipped example (leather, Mach 460 stereo, etc.) in mid-2001.

Words cannot express how much I loved that car. I drove it for 12 years and nearly 180,000 virtually trouble-free miles before trading it in on my current 2013 GT 5.0.

The good: great performance, chunky masculine style that turns heads, cheap to maintain, very reliable, just the right touch of attitude, the sound of a 2-valve V-8 roaring through an H-pipe, reasonable economy for the performance, a good level of practicality for what it is. My kids fit in the back. Limitless aftermarket modifications and go-fast parts supply. My dealer is great. You're the coolest dad at your kids' school. Keeps everyone at church guessing.

The bad: not much. There are cars with better quality interior trim, more refinement, and nicer fit and finish. But anyone buying a Mustang knows it's no Lexus.

The ugly: the backwards-hat crowd in bespoilered front-drive compacts with fart cans always wants to show off in front of you. Your neighbors may hate it, especially if you install Flowmasters and do a full-bore romp on the gas pedal at 6 a.m. Or at least they'll think you're a hoon. Self-righteous European car owners may think you're tacky (full disclosure...my wife has a newer BMW X3, we're just not full of ourselves over it). Cop bait.

Bottom line: If you want a fast car that is reasonably practical and has just the right dose of good-natured obnoxiousness built in, you've come to the right place. For any pre-2005 Mustang I recommend welding in a good set of subframe connectors to stiffen up the body structure for the long haul, and then driving the heck out of it.


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I'm sure this may sound sad.
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By firecatf6
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe


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How much do I love my mustang?
I put the car in heated storage and I visit it a couple times a week...and admire it.
Sick???
13years old just turned 100k never seen winter
But still oiled and dripping.
Works great... Gold and shows so different from red or black.
Handles like a dream..with a few upgrades..
I still love the heck out of it.
Even after driving a 2013 Boss


Best Features

Only really fits two


Worst Features

Improve the driving lights


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I love my GT
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By bob501
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe


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I bought my 2000 GT with 147,000 miles on it and have put another 30,000 on it since. The only mechanical failure was the throwout bearing went out on the clutch thats it. This is my 3rd mustang and my favorite one. This car just keeps getting better.


Best Features

Powerful V8 with a wide power band. Classic pony car style. Lots of quality after market parts available at a low price new and used. Made in America baby.


Worst Features

Make sure you put synthetic oil in it for the engine rear dif and transmission and clean the filters. Change the stick out for a billet aluminum model because the factory shifter is notchy and hard to find third gear. I suggest 373 or 410 gears in the rear end. Race grade clutch. Computer tune. Cold Air intake . Long tube headers and catalytic delete.


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Classic American Muscle Car
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By cason234
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe


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I've owned my 2000 Mustang GT for only 9 months, and I've already put it for sale.....
how can I write a favorable review of it if I don't even wish to keep it?
Yet, the car really is terrific - it just doesn't stir my soul!
Mine has 75,000 miles on it (bought it with 65,000), and it has been nothing but pleasure to own.
I bought it and immediately lowered it with H&R springs (the wheel gap on 99-04 Mustangs is HIDEOUS), and put a Pro5.0 shifter in it.
If I was keeping it, I'd put a set of Flowmasters and 4.10 gears on it.
I love the fact that you have a bread and butter V8 in here that anyone can repair (if needed) that still has performance that'll whollop many cars on the road.


Best Features

- High revving V8 engine - this Ford SOHC 4.6 engine appears in hundreds of thousands of other Fords and Lincolns..... and it's good! - excellent clutch action; not too heavy, and not too light - wonderful shifting transmission - nice interior - super dependable. In 9 months and 10,000 miles, not a single problem with it. - easy to work on.... this technology has been around for years - anyone can work on this car (if needed) - tons of aftermarket parts for it - gets lots of looks and compliments


Worst Features

After driving this car for a while, I've never liked the suspension. It is firm (I added lowering springs, and I like that), but you can certainly feel the flex in the chassis. Handling doesn't quicken the pulse as I expected it would. I love the tossability of other cars, and this car seems like its 80% of the way there, but the remaining 20% is lacking. The rear axle almost seems disconnected from the front of the car. I'm sure there are aftermarket parts that would tighten things up, but should you have to do that? The Mach 460 stereo is only mediocre.


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Solid Car
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By xxx_joeyr_xxx
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe


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I've owned my 2000 Mustang GT for 4+ years now. Car now has 155K on her and she's still running strong. The only major failures I've had was the Intake Manifold coolant line busting & heater core leaking(major pain to fix). I've really driven this car hard, but always maintained it, and she is still going strong. Please stop listing to idiots bash a car because they 1. they neglect it. and 2. they give a bad rap because of normal Maintenance items they have to replace(rotors/pads/air filters/fuel filters/plugs). On a different note, after a few basic mods, these cars will run with the feared LS1 Camaro's.


Best Features

Things to Love: 1. Exhaust Note(especially with L/T headers) 2. Body Styling 3. Handling(very decent for an American car) 4. Plenty of power to have some fun and play with the competition. 5. Interior Design is Very decent and does look nice. 6. Factory Mach 460 sound system is great! 7. Extremely reliable & very easily modifiable.


Worst Features

Things that should be fixed: 1. Have 3.73 Rear Diff gears from factory. 2. Fog Lights that don't fog. 3. Sun Roof would be nice option. 4. Get rid of those worthless rear seats. 5. dash cluster & some interior features could use some spicing up(thank god for aftermarket) 6. The stock shifter is like driving a semi, a shorter throw would be nice(yay for aftermarket) 7. would have been nice to see a little more power to compete hand & hand with the 5.7L LS1. Sure their is the Cobra, but even the 4v DOHC should have been making more then 320HP.


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