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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim

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Mach 1 Premuim 4.6L V8 5-speed Manual - (51 reviews )
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Adrenaline rush
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By road runner
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim Mach 1 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Functional ram air hood scoop, 32 valve double overhead cam engine, body striping


Suggested Improvements

Wider rear tires


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Disappointed so far
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By Leadfoot
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim 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.


Favorite 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).


Suggested Improvements

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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WOW
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By mach1daddy
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim Mach 1 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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What a blast to drive... This baby handles and looks great. Real eye catcher. Chicks love it!


Favorite Features

Shaker hood scoop. Power Plant!


Suggested Improvements

Dress up the interior better. Too plain.


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Mach 1
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By RickTrone
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim Mach 1 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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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 lover.


Favorite Features

Shaker hood, 32V V-8 engine, great brakes.


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My 03 Mach 1
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By cl-m1m
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Premuim Mach 1 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Shaker hood scoop.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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