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2002 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 5250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Ford Mustang

  • Despite a performance disadvantage, Ford's Mustang will outlive the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, which are being euthanized at the end of the year. Even though it's not perfect, the 2002 Ford Mustang embodies raw American style and power, is fun to drive and easily tossed about, and doesn't break the bank in terms of cost of ownership.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong V8 power with GT, fun to drive, appealing all-American style, good crash-test scores, ragtop option.

  • Cons

    Solid rear axle, excessive gingerbread detailing on GT, poor stereo ergonomics, flaccid seats.

  • What's New for 2002

    Lower-line V6 models get standard 16-inch alloy wheels and a new hood while losing the fake side scoops. Premium models can be equipped with a Mach 1000 audio system. Both this system and the Mach 460 get speed-sensitive volume. Later this year, an MP3 player will be available. Performance Red paint is replaced with Torch Red.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Decent ride

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Mustang Premium 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)

2nd owner at 40k. Sold at 72k. In my short time with the car I had no problems at all. It drove well and the only things I had to do were oil changes, battery died, and tires. I liked the look of the car. Interior was all leather and matched the car well. Only reason I got rid of it was because I live in NY and I can't stand driving it in the winter. Its RWD, and even with brand new snow tires and bags in the trunk it was still iffy. As far as driving it, it rode fairly smooth. needed a wheel alignment towards the end of my ownership so it got a little shaky but nothing terrible. I will say this though. I owned an automatic v6 3.8l and it was not fast at all. grab the GT stick if u wantspeed




2k2 ford mustang 3.8v6

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Vehicle: 2002 Ford Mustang Premium 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)

All in all, Ford has put out a decent enough commuter vehicle and/or 'fun- car'. As an owner of the 2k2 Mustang, I can say that its stock performance alone leaves you a bit wanting... you LOOK fast, but you're comparatively slow. However, very little money needs to be put in to make this a sleek and stylish vehicle for your everyday use (Namely, window tinting). And for those of you who plan to put some money into your 'stang, the modification possibilities are incredibly vast... so you can truly make your 'stang personalized.



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What's New for 2002

Lower-line V6 models get standard 16-inch alloy wheels and a new hood while losing the fake side scoops. Premium models can be equipped with a Mach 1000 audio system. Both this system and the Mach 460 get speed-sensitive volume. Later this year, an MP3 player will be available. Performance Red paint is replaced with Torch Red.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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