Used 1998 Ford Mustang
Edmunds' Expert Review
The Ford Mustang has been around for 34 years. After receiving a dramatic redesign in 1994, and the 4.6-liter modular V8 in 1996, the Mustang design team has been quietly preparing for a freshening in 1999 and a total redesign in 2002. Changes to this year's model are limited to additions to the standard equipment list, thus making the Mustang a better value for 1998. That's OK, Ford's pony car has been outselling the competition from GM by nearly a 2-1 margin since its redesign.
We think that it's a good idea for Ford to take a year off from messing with things on their little hot-rod. With all of the other changes taking place with the rest of their models, some of which haven't been well received, it seems like a good idea to follow the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" rule. Of course, there are some things that we would like to see happen with the Mustang. First, it would be nice if the Base and GT models gained a few horsepower to make it more competitive with the GM pony cars. Second, we would like to see traction control made available on the GTs and Cobras. Sure, they have Traction-Lok or limited-slip axles, but it is pretty darn easy to get the back end of the car pointed in the wrong direction. We think that a brake/engine speed traction control system would make this car much friendlier in wet weather conditions.
Speaking of friendly, we love the Mustang's interior, and think that it is the main reason that the Stang sells more models than Camaro and Firebird combined. The seats sit fairly high, giving drivers an outstanding view of the road; the dashboard has a nice two-toned, double bubble layout that is nicely textured; the gauges and controls are easy to view and manipulate; and the front bucket seats offer great lateral support. We won't dwell too much on the back seat, because no one in their right mind buys a sports car for rear seat room.
As you have undoubtedly read, the Mustang is a very driver friendly car, very easy to navigate around town and pretty forgiving on the freeways. We like its lively tail, but it can be disconcerting when traveling on twisty two-laners. If you are looking for a car to go canyon storming in, you may be more satisfied in a Chevy Camaro. In the final analysis, though, the Mustang has the goods that most people want. A nice interior, supportive seats, aggressive styling and decent performance at a competitive price. It has long been Ford's recipe for success to provide cars that appeal to a wide range of people, and anyone looking for a fast, fun daily driver should take a look at the Mustang.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Used 1998 Ford Mustang Overview
The Used 1998 Ford Mustang is offered in the following submodels: Mustang Coupe, Mustang Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Coupe, 2dr Convertible, GT 2dr Coupe, and GT 2dr Convertible.
What's a good price on a Used 1998 Ford Mustang?
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1998 Ford Mustangs are available in my area?
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1998 Ford Mustang for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1998 Ford Mustang.
Can't find a used 1998 Ford Mustangs you want in your area? Consider a broader search.
Find a used Ford Mustang for sale - 12 great deals out of 15 listings starting at $20,874.
Find a used Ford for sale - 3 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $7,389.
Find a used certified pre-owned Ford Mustang for sale - 10 great deals out of 21 listings starting at $20,123.
Find a used certified pre-owned Ford for sale - 8 great deals out of 10 listings starting at $8,538.
Compare prices on the Used Ford Mustang for sale in Ashburn, VA to other major cities
Should I lease or buy a 1998 Ford Mustang?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.