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1998 Ford Mustang Consumer Reviews

4.8
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235,XXX and still going strong

by from St. Louis, Mo on February 16, 2010

I was given this car from a family member and has been the best car owned so far. 235,xxx miles and still no repairs even has the factory clutch in it. i will run this car till the wheels fall off bef...
I was given this car from a family member and has been the best car owned so far. 235,xxx miles and still no repairs even has the factory clutch in it. i will run this car till the wheels fall off before i get rid of it. Not much for power out of the v6 but the mpg make it great and fun to drive daily. ive taken this car on three cross country trips and had no issues.
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the best

by from Grand Prairie, Tx on December 13, 2010

i bought my 98 mustang v6 with 165,00 miles on it and now have over 232,000 miles and still going. i had to repair the clutch on it at 200,000 miles other than that no major repairs to the engine. no ...
i bought my 98 mustang v6 with 165,00 miles on it and now have over 232,000 miles and still going. i had to repair the clutch on it at 200,000 miles other than that no major repairs to the engine. no smoke or leaks. the only thing is the cruise control on these model mustangs had a factory recall which the speed control cable got in the way of the throttle assembly and made the throttle stick wide open which can cause an accident. very nice car to have.
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Best car I have ever owned

by from Cleveland OH on May 6, 2007

I bought my 98 Mustang used and abused. A little TLC and I had it up and going again. I never had a single problem with this car was was the manufacturers fault - one small problem with the alignmen...
I bought my 98 Mustang used and abused. A little TLC and I had it up and going again. I never had a single problem with this car was was the manufacturers fault - one small problem with the alignment caused by the previous owner's inablility to drive. I was very hard on this car - I had the V6 with an automatic transmission. It would spend every Wednesday night at the drag strip and I ran it like I stole it. I couldn't kill it. I had 116K on it when it met its demise - I wrecked it in a blizzard. That being said - these cars are very crash worthy. I deployed both airbags and walked away without a scratch. The car was totalled. I almost bought it back as "salvage" to rebuild it but decided to go for a V8 with a 5 speed instead. I'm sure someone has put it back together and will enjoy it as much as I did. If you buy a Mustang - just don't drive it in the snow - get a $500 beater for the winter.
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4 years and 100k miles later....no problems

by from Los Angeles, Ca on July 3, 2007

I bought the car (98 V6 coupe automatic) with 91k miles on it and now it reads 184,532 miles on the odometer. I never had to take it to the mechanic for anything! The shocks were too soft to begin wit...
I bought the car (98 V6 coupe automatic) with 91k miles on it and now it reads 184,532 miles on the odometer. I never had to take it to the mechanic for anything! The shocks were too soft to begin with and that part I don't like as well as the fake vents (styling on the body) - I personally prefer functional vents. Lots of torque and impressive amounts of cargo space! I actually took my mom and stepdad to the airport with 4 gigantic suitcases and 2 mammoth sized carry ons and it all fit in!!! I did take out the spare tire and it was tight in there but it did fit! Fold down seats are very convenient and the A/C blows at full strength still. One thing to keep in mind about this car is that it does NOT have Limited Slip Differential (LSD) and both rear tires spin when you press the gas! Meaning you can peel out and make smoke with your tires, but if you need traction (snow, rain, mud, etc.) you need to be aware of this!! I got a bolt on cold air intake to replace the factory air filter assembly and it improves MPG and performance.
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1998 Cobra Mustang

by from on April 16, 2012

The car goes great and I think I bought the car at a descent price. The dealer ship I dealt with was fair and honest. Would do business with them again.
The car goes great and I think I bought the car at a descent price. The dealer ship I dealt with was fair and honest. Would do business with them again.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Absolutely the best car ever

by from Louisville, KY on September 28, 2011

I bought my yellow 1998 GT coupe in Oct 1997. I drove it 6 years, then my son drove it 3 years to high school, 4 years to college, and 2 years to grad school. When he was ready for a new car, he had i...
I bought my yellow 1998 GT coupe in Oct 1997. I drove it 6 years, then my son drove it 3 years to high school, 4 years to college, and 2 years to grad school. When he was ready for a new car, he had it detailed and brought it back to me. It still looks and drives like new. The paint shines the same as it did on the show room floor. No major repairs. Only a tune up, new belts and hoses. Still gets 22-23 mpg on the highway. 102,000 miles.
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extremly easy to maintain and drive!!!!!!

by from washington on April 19, 2007

the car has a mean look to it as you drive it when you step into the throttle the car comes alive all 8 cilenders roar out the exhaust. the brakes don't fade after hard braking and the car handles wel...
the car has a mean look to it as you drive it when you step into the throttle the car comes alive all 8 cilenders roar out the exhaust. the brakes don't fade after hard braking and the car handles well under harsh road conditions. when you start the car it feels normal until you put your throttle foot to the floor then the engine springs into action the possy rear end kicks the car sideways if you floor it.
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Great Car

by from Cary, NC on August 16, 2006

I bought my Mustang used with 65k on the odometer. Have had the car for 2 years and have only had 1 small issue with the car which is steadily approaching 112k. Very dependable and reliable car.
I bought my Mustang used with 65k on the odometer. Have had the car for 2 years and have only had 1 small issue with the car which is steadily approaching 112k. Very dependable and reliable car.
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Best of the Bunch

by from North Wales, PA on October 11, 2011

I bought this 13 year old car with 31,700 original miles. All systems work perfectly and it has performed beautifully.
I bought this 13 year old car with 31,700 original miles. All systems work perfectly and it has performed beautifully.
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200k and still going

by from chevy chase,md on November 6, 2007

well i told my wife when this car explodes i am going to buy another ford mustang...so far 10 years later it is still going with no major repairs. Even the keyless remote battery is still going! I st...
well i told my wife when this car explodes i am going to buy another ford mustang...so far 10 years later it is still going with no major repairs. Even the keyless remote battery is still going! I still have people who compliment me on my car. Bought it new for 20k and it is a convertible. Best bang for the buck American or Import.
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