Ford Mustang Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe 289

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 289 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10

Summary:

The car that can do it all

Faults:

The car itself has been very solid, the only problem has been with the previous work done by inexperienced people. This required a full restoration in order to properly correct.

The driver's side seat, which is now the passenger seat for RHD Australia over 40 years has suffered from collapsed springs, which is the same as the rear seat.

Neutral safety switch has failed.

Indicator selector switch failed after 1000 miles.

General Comments:

This is the perfect car for a fun and reliable daily driver or weekend cruiser.

The sound the 289 makes with the right exhaust is one of the best sounds in the world.

If you drive it everyday you stand out in traffic and don't feel like a lemming by driving another a to b plastic sandwich box.

Every morning, it feels like driving a getaway car with the noise and torque of the V8 being so theatrical.

You get comments and offers to buy the car where ever you go.

You just have to find the right mechanic who knows the cars personally.

I wouldn't drive anything else as it gets me to work everyday (the daily commute is one of the most exciting things in my day), it can be used on the weekend for recreation. I take it to shows and get comments constantly.

The cars are bullet proof, with parts being cheap and plentiful. This is car that can be customized in any way I want.

People say it's an expensive car to run. but then I ask them how often they have to replace their modern cars - every 3-4 years. I won't ever replace mine - what a saving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2008

26th Sep 2009, 19:23

After reading the report I could only think that it was "music to my eyes" as I am patiently waiting for the day when my '67 Coupe is completely restored. I have about eight weeks to wait, give or take. I echoed the thoughts of just enjoying driving a 'Stang, and travelling alongside all the little Korean tupperware cars on the freeway. I can't wait to hear the exhaust sound from my 2V 289 V8, which will have extractors and a 2" system...

Enjoy!

Cheers Geoff.

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 CI

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 289 CI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carMazda MX5

Summary:

A classic in every sense of the word

Faults:

Too many things to mention!

Car was not used for many years and lots went wrong after it started getting used again.

Reliability has not been it's strongest point!

General Comments:

Stunning car to look at and drive.

Fabulous 60s styling - get lots of positive attention.

V8 sounds wonderful!

I love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews