I have had nothing but trouble with this car. Heres a summary...
0 miles: exact same squeaking sound coming from the plastic vent behind the hood that my 99 6cyl Mustang had and squealing brakes and rattling steering
5000: shift knob broke loose.
16000: the plastic handle on the inside of the driver's door broke off
18000: the keyless entry system has stopped working about half the time.
The Cora Convertible offers superior
acceleration with reasonable economy-21
miles per gallon average. Has
outstanding ride and handling
characteristics. No other convertible
offers this much power and value.
Reliability has been superior over the
first 27000 miles. No mechanical
problems. Just start it and drive with
a big smile on your face as you listen
to the rumble of that DOHC V8 turn into
a snarl as you approach 7000 RPM!
Ford made a great one size fits all muscle car here. I recently bought the car with only 2400 miles on her. Love the seats, the stock exhaust sound too. However, the 4V engine does not make a lot of tq down low so from idle to 3500rpm's the 4V is a bit weak but from 3800 to 6000rpm is sheer bliss! The only good about the long 3:27 gears is if you set the cruise at 60mph you can easily get 27mpg. Cowl shake is a bit annoying buts its a 'vert so its to be expected. Fit and finish on this particular car is good for a mass produced Ford. I love this car...
First of all, do not buy a 2001 SVT
Ford Mustang Cobra. The car has a bad
knock/ping. The ping has been there
since day one and Ford will not fix
it. They put out an official statement
that says pinging is normal. My car
dynoed below Ford's acceptable HP and
torque figures and has been in the
shop for over 30 days of unscheduled
maintenance in a year and a half. The
transmission was replaced at 3,000
miles. The list goes on and on. Myself
and my family will never buy a Ford
product again. This includes any
company that Ford owns, such as Mazda,
Jaguar, etc. Ford, you sold me the
worst car that I have ever owned and
you do not honor warranties.
The car runs great. The power and pickup are good. I get about 312 miles to the tank, which is not bad for a cobra. The only thing I have noticed is a lag in the drivetrain. It is only noticeable when accelerating slowly. The gears sound as if they are loose. It could be the IRS. I am getting the Kenny-brown suspension for it, so if that doesn't work it is gear or tranny related.