• (4.4) 47 reviews
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 190-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2000 Ford Mustang

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Vehicle Overview
Ford celebrated the Mustang’s 35th anniversary in 1999 with major styling changes and horsepower improvements, but only minor changes will be seen for 2000.

Mustang’s chief rivals are the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, and while those cars are in danger of getting the ax by General Motors, Ford apparently sees a future for its muscle car. The company plans to introduce a new Mustang during the 2002 model year on a new rear-drive platform.

Mustang comes in V-6 and V-8 versions and as a limited-production, high-performance SVT Cobra model that is covered in a separate report.

Exterior
The styling changes in 1999 were geared toward resurrecting memories of the original Mustang. They include larger side air scoops ahead of the rear wheels and a more prominent galloping pony on the grille.

Mustang comes in coupe and convertible body styles, and the latter has a power soft-top with a glass rear window with defogger. At 183 inches bumper to bumper, the Mustang is about a foot shorter than the Camaro. Restyling in 1999 gave the Mustang a more substantial look compared to models from 1994 to 1998.

Interior
The Mustang is a few inches taller than the Camaro, and it pays off in more upright seating and easier entry and exit, though the doors still require a lot of room to open fully. The rear seat is better suited for kids than adults, and cargo volume is a modest 11 cubic feet in the coupe and 8 cubic feet in the convertible.

A twin-pod dashboard design resembles that of the original Mustang, and controls are placed conveniently for easy operation while driving.

Under the Hood
The 3.8-liter V-6 engine in the base coupe and convertible gained 40 horsepower in 1999 — to 190 — and it delivers adequate acceleration and passing power. The 4.6-liter V-8 in the GT models gained 35 hp — to 260 — and that transforms the Mustang into a sprinter.

Performance
With either engine, the Mustang still trails comparable versions of the Camaro and Firebird in acceleration. The Mustang is easier to live with, however, because of its smoother, quieter ride and more accommodating interiors. If no-holds-barred performance is your goal, check out the Camaro SS or SVT Cobra version of the Mustang.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 47 reviews

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Mustang or nothing.

by Fiveoh from FL on October 21, 2017

Ive loved mustangs ever since i knew what a car was and I will always own one. Ive had a few v6’s and a 5.0. Ill never own anything else!

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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