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Great Choice
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By Florida Girl
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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this car used in 2006 with only 24,xxx miles on it. Now there are 92,xxx and it is still amazing. I have only had one issue besides the routine things (oil change, brakes, etc) and that was the alternator. I had bought the extended warranty thus even that was covered. I chose this car for its 5 star crash rating, the powerful engine (use to have a 4 cylinder), nice under hood layout, and, of course, looks. It is a mustang after all. Only issues I have with the car is the poor gas mileage and the not so smooth ride.


Best Features

Love the performance, I can do whatever I want on the highway with no issues and pull any hill I need to. Sound system is great! The front passengers have all the room they need. Handles well in good weather.


Worst Features

Rear wheel drive poor in rain / snow / ice. You can feel every bump in the road (but that's what you get with a sports vehicle).


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192,000 miles and still strong
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Texas Pete
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2002 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new in '02 at a dealership where I worked as a tech. I have put 192k miles on this car with regular maintenance and a few performance tweaks. I still get 25 mpg with a 3.73 rear end gear and a five speed manual. The engine is as strong as when it was new. The only parts that failed outside of normal wear was the 6CD changer (twice) and the brake hydroboost unit which was still under warranty at the time. It has always been a solid, predictable performer. This is a sports car. It rides, handles, and acts like a sports car. It is not a dragster or a luxury boat. Long trips will hurt passengers.


Best Features

Clean, simple cockpit that is user- friendly. The interior is very tough. Very tight car.


Worst Features

Ford finally wised up and offered lower-ratio rear-end gearing to take advantage of the Triton engine's higher rev-range. Tweaking the programming to squeeze out a few more ponies would have been nice. Perhaps a tighter short-throw shifter.


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Jar your spine
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By RMFL
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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 5M)


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My husband bought this car for me to replace my tired Mazda 626. The 626 was very well-equipped, so the Mustang falls short on a number of "extras". The biggest problem is the hard ride. It's fine on smooth pavement, but who has that to drive on any more? The clutch is also extremely tricky. I am accustomed to driving various vehicles with standard transmissions, but mastering this one is very difficult. My spouse has the same problem. I love the look of the car, but have had to equip the driver's seat with a hospital-quality wheelchair seat cushion to avoid having a splitting pain in my neck when driving.


Best Features

Styling. Handling. Power.


Worst Features

Better, more comfortable seats. Better suspension.


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Lots of Fun!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2002 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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Quick and Fun! 78,000km on it & running strong. Good power, runs 5.4 seconds 0-60 stock. Responds well to modifications. Very comfortable seats, although not sporty feeling or looking. Interior is basic. Exterior looks fantastic. Bullitt rims are a must. Stereo has good bass and overall sound. Good on gas, for what it is. Best is 28.1 MPG highway. Worst is 17.9 all city. Average is 22 mpg, getting on it here and there. Sounds WICKED with full exhaust (I have a MAC Prochamber and Flowmasters). Lots & lots of compliments on sound & looks. Word to the wise: Check the transmission well before buying; this is a weakspot in alot of models. I would highly recommend this car! No problems.


Best Features

- FUN to drive!! - Decent power level - HUGE aftermarket following - Exterior looks awesome - Good stereo (MACH 460) - Rear wheel drive


Worst Features

- Better transmission (many people have problems, although I have not) - More power (atleast 300hp instead of 260hp) - Brighter headlights - Stock tires pick up ALOT of nails


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modified gt
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By krzylry
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2002 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


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Bought my '02 gt new as a retirement hot rod/project. It now is supercharged with 4:10 gears, drag radials, lowered suspension, modified exhaust, etc. Have done all the work myself and must say it has been a fun experience. This car will absolutely pull your head off and now handles like a slot car! Car is still dead reliable.


Best Features

Built "Ford" tough. Very good build quality.


Worst Features

More power in stock configuration.


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