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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe

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American Car that is a kick to drive
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By gvtrai58
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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This car does more than expected for the price. The 300 horses give a fun launch from a stop and provide pretty good high speed acceleration. Floor this car at 100mph and in seconds you are at speeds you shouldn't be doing - not that you should have been doing 100mph in the first place. But, the car performs well at high speed. What really impressed me was the ability to take corners with this car. This car eats turns for breakfast and you would have to spend a lot more money to equal the handling of this car. Now is the car comfortable hitting potholes? No, and it wasn't meant to be. So, if you want above average power and looks for a fairly low price this is a good choice.


Favorite Features

The 300 horses under the hood. Incredible handling. Good, retro looks. Engine that roars and backs it up.


Suggested Improvements

Gas tank is too small. You have to fill up too often. Needs at least a 18 gallon tank.


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So much more for so much less money
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By Dennis
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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A great car! It is what it is a pony car with grunt,style and flair. I get positive comments from 10 to 80 year old guys and dolls. My Acura rarely gets attention like the Mustang!


Favorite Features

Power from the small block V8. Handles well for a solid rear axle..just don't over do it in the hard corners with bumps.Very good fuel economy. Sound of the engine/exhaust.Ride, seats, shaker 500 is good, build quality, paint, 18 inch polished wheels,easy to maintain, tires,are all very good.


Suggested Improvements

Hard plastics, more interior chrome touches (most after market bling bling is available out there to your liking). A independent rear( at more cost though). A lot of upgrades in power, styling, handling,braking are out there if you wish to add on. Have fun and join the Mustang Club of America.


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excellent all-around!
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By Alan
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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My main focus is to drive a car that doesn't make feel bad about the purchase price or the fuel economy. My V8 gives me 24.7/MPG combined city/highway. I have the power when I need it and the smooth ROAR to brag about it. I didn't pay through the nose like I would have with some other performance cars and the looks are great. It doesn't have the girlie bells and whistles, like my wife's car does, but I didn't have to pay for them either. It's athletic, handsome, inexpensive to maintain, and it's american made and proud of it. Don't just buy one, buy two for the price one foreign made! When you're old and cranky spend your money on a luxury expensive car that only an expensive mechanic can fix


Favorite Features

Handling is precise and sharp. Power that makes you feel it's an exension of yourself. Love that window closing automatically for the last inch. Great 500 shaker stereo system. Rear fold down seats are very practical.


Suggested Improvements

Hidden radio antenna. Locking fuel door.


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Bullitt has great performance value
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By Dave - San Jose
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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I just purchased #4523 in 2/09 and I love this car. I have been in the market for a new car for 5 years and I test drove many cars like the 350Z, RX8, 370Z, EVO VIII, IX, and X, all of which are very nice cars and definitly worth considering. The Bullitt is suprisingly comfortable and head space is very generous. At 6'7", this something I need to consider. Ride is firm but not overly stiff. Nothing beats the power and torque curve of a V8. The other vehicles do not have that brute force, authoritative power that the Bullitt has. Also, all of the afore mentioned vehicles require 91 octane fuel and the Bullitt does not. Bottom line: This car is fun, fast, and relitively practical.


Favorite Features

Understated retro styling make this a very attractive car. Comfortable seating and quality materials used for the interior. Let's not forget the powerplant and its wonderful exhaust note. The handling is great, especially for a car with a solid rear axle. The ability to run 87 or 91 octane fuel.


Suggested Improvements

More hp would always be nice, but realistically there is no place to use it (leagally) and I don't know if you could run 87 octane if it had more power. Cups in the cup holders get in the way when shifting.


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DON'T BUY FORD
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By Dustang
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2008 Ford Mustang Coupe GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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First and last FORD I'll never buy a Ford again! I agree with everything the editor said in his review about the mustang, it's a really nice car for the first 5,000 miles or so. Check out the TSB service bulletins for the mustang before you buy one! Many problems, engine misfire, water leaks by the buckets from dashboard, auto tranny failures,can't fill gas tank,and Ford is the worst at fixing the problems. They give it the sunshine treatment for the expensive problems until your warranty is up. I have replaced the trans, a/c comp, alternator, 3-batteries, power steering pump, and more!


Favorite Features

It would be a really cool car if Honda, or Toyota had built it. The All-American Sports car is 65% made in Mexico and China.


Suggested Improvements

GET another auto maker to build it! RE-THINK MUSTANG


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