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2001 Ford Mustang

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Great car, NEEDS GEARS!
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By 10mm
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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Ford made a great one size fits all muscle car here. I recently bought the car with only 2400 miles on her. Love the seats, the stock exhaust sound too. However, the 4V engine does not make a lot of tq down low so from idle to 3500rpm's the 4V is a bit weak but from 3800 to 6000rpm is sheer bliss! The only good about the long 3:27 gears is if you set the cruise at 60mph you can easily get 27mpg. Cowl shake is a bit annoying buts its a 'vert so its to be expected. Fit and finish on this particular car is good for a mass produced Ford. I love this car...


Favorite Features

The IRS handles the street roads well. Top down cruising is amazing. Great engine but needs to revving to make streetable, linear power. Good bang for the buck here.


Suggested Improvements

Should have come stock with 3:55's and have available 3:73 and 4:10 optional ratios. Fox body chassis does flex a LOT but its the nature of the beast.


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Love the look, Unimpressed by the power
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By Pete
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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Have had the car for 1 year and have put 5,000 miles on it. My experience so far has been overall positive. No problems mechanically at all. I like the look of the car and love the thrill of driving with the top down. As far as power I am somewhat disappointed. Factory says 320 HP, but only about 245 of that makes it to the rear wheels. Quick starts, but it is very slow to respond when you stomp the gas while driving. The suspension is pretty good. It handles well when cornering at speed, but I hear pops and clunks in it when I make turns or hit small bumps. I like the car but I wish I had bought a 2003 or 2004 "Supercharged" Cobra. Now those are awesome cars!


Favorite Features

You buy a sporty car for two reasons, looks and speed. The 2001 Mustang Cobra has ONE of those two features. My favorite features are: it's a HOT looking car and it has a convertible top!


Suggested Improvements

More power! Which can be found in the 03' 04' Cobra. The 2001 Cobra drivetrain should should be more responsive than it is though. Need to improve the suspension too. Interior is just ok.


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'01 Mustang Cobra Convertible
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By Nowell
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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This car replaced my '01 Trans Am WS6. Cobra's interior quality is a little better but fells cramp. What I like the most in this car is that it's a convertible! The T/A is very stable at speed, but for side street performance I'd go with the Cobra. My conclusion is Cobra is fun to drive in the street and the convertible makes it looks better.


Favorite Features

My only favorite feature in the Cobra is the convertible and IRS. Fit and finish is just ok. Certainly nothing to brag about.


Suggested Improvements

The Mustang Cobra convertible looks great with the top down.


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01 SVT Cobra Convertible
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By Tom D
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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What a great car. The car will do whatever you ask of it, from pushing it hard to weekly commuting. Bought used at 22K miles and selling it at 64K miles over 2.5 yrs. Seems to have above average resale value. Had thermostat fail which almost caused a melt down, but didn't do any damage. Overall, a fairly expensive vehicle to own/operate. Repair parts, brake pads/rotors, tires seem expensive due to low availability and more performance oriented design. Insurance wasnít bad but could be with questionable record. Questionable usage during winter, didnít have many problems driving in Michigan but certainly need to pick your battles and find alternate transportation/stay home a few days.


Favorite Features

Horsepower, handling, interior/exterior appearance.


Suggested Improvements

More drivers leg room, selectable AWD, improved rear seat area and truck, fit and finish of interior components, intermittent water leaks between convertible top and windows.


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2001 Cobra Conv.
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By NJCobra
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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2 words....Adrenaline Rush. This is the most fun car I have ever driven. A combination of class and power.


Favorite Features

Speed sensitive steering/suspension. Ability to turn traction control off. Suede/Leather seats w/ the Cobra emblem embroidered and the 6 CD changer in dash.


Suggested Improvements

Car should come stock with a stainless steel exhaust. Early cobras had that feature.


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