2003 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
Bought this car in June 05 with 12k miles.
Now has 115K miles.
Mildly modded with CAI, exhaust, short shifter, MACH1 shocks, Ford C-Springs, white face gauges.
Only repairs are front brake calipers (self-inflicted SCCA racing casualty) and alternator and battery...and four sets of tires.
Consistently gets 25-26 mpg on highway.
I want to get a new car but can't find anything that I like better than this one.
Low-end V8 exhaust grumble.
Goes happily in any direction that I point it.
As nice as the systems are, don't use proprietary stereo components.
I was able to add an Aux Jack to my MACH1000 but it took a computer/electronic geek to do it.
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 10th Anniversary 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl S/C 6M)
I actually have a 02 GT w/ a Cobra motor swap. This engine is powerful in the whole power band. Pushing 515RWHP 545RWT. It's not stock obviously, but still one of the best engines ever made in my opinion. And the fact it's a Ford. I have drove this car across the nation to many car shows and drag strip. Never broke down.
2003 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
The first new car I ever owned, no major complaints after 7 years. Glad I got the V8, awesome power and very fun to drive. Interior lacks some refinement and options that are standard in other vehicles, but probably not in this class.
2003 Ford Mustang Premium 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Oh yea - This car is a riot. I ran with the stock motor for about 6 months then had a custom tuned blown four valve motor installed. It cranks 630 RWHP. Looks like a stock GT. Needless to say I have a lot of fun leaving a lot of people in the dust.By the time they hear that supercharger whine they know they going to be looking at my tailights. How can you not love one of these cars. Rough and crude, pure American muscle.
The great 4.6 engine - The classic lines of this body style. The pure coolness of having the top down. Driving everyday with 600+ HP without any hassle or breakdowns.
Put some seats in the car - Have to go after market as even the leather seats are butt busters.