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Disappointed so far
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By Leadfoot
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

This car has standard bad traits of "performance" cars that are normally forgivable - poor gas mileage, high insurance premiums, etc. Even the severely minimalist interior (ie., cheap and uninspired) was explained away as being for the "serious" performance enthusiast. Three years after purchase, I'm still waiting for my car to perform. It has no power in first gear - which is fairly important in city driving as you often don't get a chance to shift up before you're cut off. Gunning it to get high rpms looks kind of stupid in heavy traffic. This vehicle has also developed some suspicious rattles during its limited 4700 miles, including weird A/C noises. Maybe it's a lemon.


Best Features

Suspension, handling & braking are fantastic - cornering in this car is a thrill. Nice stereo. Shaker hood. Exterior styling (although you have to be gentle with the black accents).


Worst Features

Remember that hp at 5600rpm isn't all that important if you never get to 5600 rpm. Spend a little time & money on a better interior. Better pipes! 4.9L should make some noise. And there was no excuse not to put a 6 speed in a car with a $29k MSRP - Example: Nissan 350Z.


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Pony Power
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By Scott
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2003 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought it used in January and have driven it daily. Got it for a really low price. Gets okay gas mileage.


Best Features

Power, looks.


Worst Features

Gas mileage.


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My Little Pony
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By Bigwig
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2003 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this car Aug '02 before any pictures were available of the hood that was different from earlier models. Was pleasantly surprised with the 'newer' hood style (similar to 99 Cobra). Had a horrible howling noise from the rear end in less than 5000 miles which was replaced. I got the Dark Shadow Grey exterior which is the absolute prettiest color on a sunny day, and the absolute plainest color on a cloudy day. I put on a cat-back dual exhaust from Kenny Brown performance which adds a couple HP, deeper exhaust note and dresses up the rear with the nice polished SS tips. I also slapped on the Mach1 chin spoiler which gives it a nice front end appearance.


Best Features

Dark Shadow Grey Paint is a head turner on a sunny day. This is a great body style, even people with the 2005+ cars give compliments.


Worst Features

Plastic door panels look cheap. V6 cars should have factory optional dual exhaust. Ponies should have duals.


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Great Driving
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By George
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2003 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

I've had this car for almost 2 years. Had to have one transmission put in, other than that no problems. Go to car shows and even took 3rd place with it. It runs great.


Best Features

V 8 power and 5 speed transmission.


Worst Features

More power and heated seats.


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Bang for your buck...
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By Scott
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

This is my second Mustang. My first Cobra. I am in love with this car. It is a head turner and a blast to drive. I would recommend this car for the most bang for the buck.


Best Features

I love the power in this car. It is a total joy to drive.


Worst Features

Better shocks in the rear. Too much wheel hop.


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