An all around great quality car. I highly recommend it. The V8 has plenty of power, I have added exhaust and Intake which are a must for this model. The exhaust adds that mean rumble while the intake adds hp and saves major gas. The only down side is the interior is cheap, but doesn't look too bad. It is also rough in the winter, but what car isn't?
Loud, Powerful, Convertible, 5-speed, awesome look, good gas mileage, and reliable.
The cup holder is in the way of shifting gears. 5th gear is a joke, major power loss.
Well my mom got this Mustang in 03 for a real good deal. It's one of a kind (black w/ white top and white leather). Now I drive it mostly and I have to say it is fun. It is quite poor at low rps however when it's up there, it's really up there. Had tranny problems and power widow control sank into door. Fog lights are constant problem. Back seat is nonexistent and front is uncomfortable. Stereo is awesome though. other than above mentioned problems, this car seems quite reliable.
Mach 500 sound system, reasonable gas mileage for a V8. FAST!
Better seats! Gas mileage still can be better. Better interior quality...but most things are addressed in newer models.
Had this car almost 6 years - purchased new. Haven't had a single problem. Runs like a breeze and everything is original. Body is still very tight and looks great. Mach stereo is awesome and sounds best with the top down. Car is a lot of fun to drive, steering is a little heavy, especially when trying to parallel park. Engine is fast on the top end, slow down low. Can still beat 2006 Acuras and many Porsches. Very happy with workmanship - the car looks and drives just as good as the day I bought it without a single squeak. Hope to keep for another 50 years.
Headrests are horrible on seats, the value of the car is suspect, overpriced when new, automatic tranny shifts at the wrong times, no gear hold when trying to do spirited driving. However all in all it's one fun ride.
I purchased my car private party about 3 years ago. In the 3 years of owning it, I have come to find a few things. These are very tight convertibles, well made with a lot of power. They are also one of the quietest on the road with the top up. Plenty of power, and decent gas mileage around town, but can get very good when on the open road driving long distances. Coming from a 5.0, I was hesitant on a 4.6 car, but made sure I got a 99-up with the 265HP. Plenty of power to set you straight. My only issue is the coolant sensor light that seems to be a typical issue with the 99-00 cars. Get a 5 speed. The resale on the automatic cars is poorer.
The "New Edge" body lines are nice. Stock exhaust sounds much better than the previous stock systems. Overall a tried and true rendition of an American classic.
Interior fit and finish is typical Mustang. Not luxurious, but not insultingly cheap. Just average. Front seats don't fully recline because of interference with the interior quarter trim/speaker area. Get a 5 speed. The resale on the automatic cars is poorer.
Never had such fun in a ragtop.
Handling is nice and involving, I can
throw out the back end and control it.
It zips round country lanes with ease;
it turns heads; it leaves boy racers
standing. Now where can I get me the
money for a Saleen SC?