1996 Ford Mustang
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best car ever

by from tx on April 25, 2008

great car, great looks, great handelling great everything, love the interior lay out, would recoment this car to anyone
great car, great looks, great handelling great everything, love the interior lay out, would recoment this car to anyone
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Fun Car for little money

by from New York on May 13, 2011

Bought this car used as I always wanted a convertible. The overall performance for a V6 is not bad but the millage( Aprox 21 to 23mpg)more than makes up for it as the above numbers are all city stop a...
Bought this car used as I always wanted a convertible. The overall performance for a V6 is not bad but the millage( Aprox 21 to 23mpg)more than makes up for it as the above numbers are all city stop and go driving. Car seems to handel and acellerates and stops just fine.The car is comfortable but could use more cup holders. The wind noise seems ok as everyone told me they were noisy I would have to disagree as I can here the radio fine without having to crank it way up the automatic tranny seems a bit sloppy on the upshifts, a shift kit or a tunner chip will solve that.The car is box stock except for a Cold Air Intake and a strut tower brace and I love it and would recomend this car to anybody looking for a fun ride I wouldn,t want to drive it in the snow or put more then 2 adults in it as the back seat is small.but other then that I give it 2 thumbs up. FUN FUN FUN top down crusin!
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20 years!

by from Omaha, NE on September 15, 2014

I have owned this car since it was brand new, I bought it as my 1st real muscle car. I compared it to the Camaro, Firebird, and even the Corvette - for the ride it was better than all three; for the p...
I have owned this car since it was brand new, I bought it as my 1st real muscle car. I compared it to the Camaro, Firebird, and even the Corvette - for the ride it was better than all three; for the price it was better than the Camaro and Corvette; depending on the configuration the Mustang wasn't quite as fast off the line but MORE than made up for it on the curves! The convertible in the night time is unbelievable and what a great car for two on a road trip - love the car still after 20 years!
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SVT Cobra Power

by from Boston,MA on August 17, 2011

The vehicle is awesome. It's 15 years old and it looks like it came off the showroom floor when I bought it. The SVT Cobra was designed to be a great cruiser and a power house and it does not disappoi...
The vehicle is awesome. It's 15 years old and it looks like it came off the showroom floor when I bought it. The SVT Cobra was designed to be a great cruiser and a power house and it does not disappoint!!
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Good car overall

by from Walker, LA on August 24, 2006

I've owned this car since July of 2002. I bought used with 46K miles and now have 166K. Although I have had some minor issues and one major failure I can't complain as this car has mostly performed ve...
I've owned this car since July of 2002. I bought used with 46K miles and now have 166K. Although I have had some minor issues and one major failure I can't complain as this car has mostly performed very well. One major problem was the intake manifold cracked at about 110K miles, outside of the recall. Mechanically inclined can replace it yourself for the cost of a new manifold. At 130K miles the clutch throwout bearing went bad so I replaced it along with the clutch. Not to bad with the hard miles I put on this car. I have perfomance modified it somewhat and take it to the drag strip occasionally. Recently I broke the transmission but as I stated, this car has been driven hard and it was during one of these episodes that I broke the tranny. Can't hardly fault the mechanical reliablilty due to the driver. Other issues were a pinion bearing at 75K...although it was beginning to go out when I bought the car, I just didn't realise what it was at the time. The CD player quit working soon after I bought it. Over all the car would be very nice in a daily driven environment. The gas milage could be better although newer 4.6 engines tend to get upwards of 27MPG on the highway. Best I had in this one was 22.
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Most reliable and fun car I've had.

by from Orlando, FL on January 9, 2014

The Mustang starts every time on the first try...the engine is easy to work on and plenty of room for replacement parts and aftermarket parts. Love the low rumble of the engine and exhaust. Very fun i...
The Mustang starts every time on the first try...the engine is easy to work on and plenty of room for replacement parts and aftermarket parts. Love the low rumble of the engine and exhaust. Very fun in the spring and summer time to let the top down and enjoy the weather. The top comes down with an automatic switch for all you have to do is undo 2 latches above the windshield. Great car...would definitely get another one!
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3rd one was the best

by from Garrison, KY on June 16, 2010

My husband & I met driving Black '86 GT's. I owned a '92 - loved it and currently own a '96 red convertible GT/126,000 miles on it. No big maintenance problems as of yet and it gets driven. They are a...
My husband & I met driving Black '86 GT's. I owned a '92 - loved it and currently own a '96 red convertible GT/126,000 miles on it. No big maintenance problems as of yet and it gets driven. They are a wonderful car and if you do not own one in your lifetime you are cheating yourself. This car will hang a curve and weave in and out of traffic for sooooooooooooooo much fun. Love, love, love it!!!!
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1996 Mustang Convertible

by from NY NAssau on January 28, 2010

Purchased a V6 Convertible look I'm over 45 so I don't need the V8 speed & my kid uses the car. What eles can be said it looks good it's an American Icon it is very reliable good on gas & you can drop...
Purchased a V6 Convertible look I'm over 45 so I don't need the V8 speed & my kid uses the car. What eles can be said it looks good it's an American Icon it is very reliable good on gas & you can drop the top. Update the (SHOES)or I should say rims stock ones are ugly & you got one great ride for the summer ( keep the old rims for winter )
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nothing but tail lights

by from Elkhart, Indiana on February 10, 2010

Second Mustang I've owned...by far the most fun. The first was a Mach One. It was quick, but a little squirrely. This car is a "sleeper"...with a Cobra upgrade, it makes a believer out of the competit...
Second Mustang I've owned...by far the most fun. The first was a Mach One. It was quick, but a little squirrely. This car is a "sleeper"...with a Cobra upgrade, it makes a believer out of the competition...you're seeing nothing but tail lights. Purchased used @69k, now has 115k...some minor issues that one expects with age..had a problem with the manifold leaking @80k, replaced the tie rods, etc @90k. Will replace the convertible top in 2010. Total stangers love this car...purple pearl paint that morphs to hot pink, with black leather interior..not for everyone. Would strongly advise anyone who has a chance to buy a '96 GT that has been well maintained (that's the key)...just do it! You won't regret it! Oh, yes...also, if you live in a wintery area, a "beater" for the winter is a must. You'll want to garage this car.
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I Love My Car

by from Clear Lake, IA on May 2, 2008

This is the best car that I have ever owned! I have a 1996 base convertible, even though it's the V-6 it has plenty of power. The only thing that I would change about would be to add another cup holde...
This is the best car that I have ever owned! I have a 1996 base convertible, even though it's the V-6 it has plenty of power. The only thing that I would change about would be to add another cup holder. I would recommend a Mustang to anyone!
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