The re-issue of the Mach 1 Mustang is an excellent performance value for the money. This car has a tremendous amount of low end torque and easily runs the quarter mile in high 13 second range without any modifications, just as from the factory. The Mach has a distinctive muscle car exhaust note that is reminiscent of big block cars from the 60's. One drawback is the interior, which could have been done up with better quality. Fuel tank is relatively small (15 gallons) and requires frequent re-filling , especially if the car is driven hard.
Functional ram air hood scoop, 32 valve double overhead cam engine, body striping
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.
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).
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.
I had issues with the A/C not
working. It was under warranty so FMC
fixed it. However, there was some
mumbling at the dealership about
seeing Mustangs coming back with
similar issues with the A/C. Go
figure. Gas mileage is poor, but you
don't drive this car to save gas.
Shaker hood scoop.
Shorter throw on the shifter.
More of a “throaty” sound from the
mufflers. Improve exterior/interior
components. The mirrors, cowl under
the wipers, door handles, interior
trimmings, etc. All appear to look
and have the feel of cheap plastic.
I’m not a big fan of the Heritage rims.
Great car! Not new to Mustangs but
this is the best so far. Interior is
getting old on design but is still
great. Exterior on the Mach 1 is just
awesome. Great performance. Great
bang for the buck overall! Excellent
engine. Awesome brakes! The seats
are the best in a Mustang yet. Highly
recommend this car for the muscle car
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