Purchased this car in 1996 and used as daily driver for 4 years. Demoted to second car and added some performance goodies; mileage went from 19 to 24 and 0-60 went from high 6 seconds to mid 5 seconds (when I can get traction). Keep in mind that those figures are with 150,000+ miles on the car, and not a bit of trouble other than normal maintenance. Not a machine for the timid or new driver, and not the fastest thing on the road, but if youre looking for a cheap way to add some fun to your daily commute, a 5.0 Mustang is a great place to start. They are fun stock, and really come to life with a little extra attention on a weekend or two.
V-8 rumble in the exhaust, rear wheel drive (like the old days of hotrodding!) 5 speed, and corners like it's on rails. Still has creature comforts like power windows, power seat, a/c and cruise. All for less than $5000 in excellent shape! Lets see any new car match the performance for the price!
Underdrive pulleys, 2 1/2 inch exhaust. If youre really feeling brave, and have the mechanical aptitude, add some roller rockers, a set of high flow injectors, and a high flow fuel pump. Differential gear change from stock 2.79 or 3.08, to 3.23 or 3.55 will feel like you've added 100 horsepower.
I bought this car brand new in 93. It
has excellent performance(as you know),
gets great gas mileage for its class,
and is very dependable. I have 119000
miles with only normal tune-ups done
and it will still run low 12's in the
quarter mile. I know people that have
over 300,000 miles with no major
problems. These cars are great.
The looks, the performance, and it's
fun to drive.
I love my 4 cylinder Mustang. Never
thought I would say it. After years of
payments and outrageous gas mileage
from my trucks, I sold my Silverado and
bought my cousin's 93 Mustang. Has
been a great car. Very economical and
reliable. Even fun to drive. Just wish
the ride wasn't so rough....even after
replacing the shocks and struts.
Great mileage. Just keeps going and
going and going.......
Harsh ride is terrible. A ride on a
rough Interstate could cause a pregnant
woman to give birth!