1967 Ford Mustang from North America

Summary:

The first and only Ford we ever owned, and we will never ever again buy any Ford product

Faults:

Valve job.

General Comments:

The first and only Ford we ever owned, and we will never ever again buy any Ford product, those profound pieces of junk.

I don't fault the Mustang for needing a major repair within just under 50,000 miles of driving, for that was the norm in those days, but I do fault Ford for refusing to honor their 50,000 mile warranty. Eventually I found myself in a small claims court in Washington DC, up against a senior partner of DC's most costly law firm who represented Ford. To paraphrase the judge's ruling, I was right in that Ford owed me a repair under warranty, but because I had not followed the small print in Ford's warranty to the letter, Ford was off the hook.

So, in the ensuing 4 decades, we never again bought any Ford product, and we never will, and neither should you

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2014

28th Oct 2014, 18:32

Well, practically everyone responsible for your overall experience with that car and its so-called warranty - the designers, the engineers, the assembly workers, and that Ford lawyer, are all long dead. Everyone who made flimsy cars in 1967 are all making far better cars, Ford included. All car makers will find loopholes to not honour warranties. Move on.

29th Oct 2014, 12:42

Cars I bought in that era had 12000 mile warranties. I plan on selling 2 of my classics to fund a 67 Fastback. That car has been on my bucket list to own for over 20 years.

1967 Ford Mustang Sports Sprint 289 V8 2V from North America

Summary:

Sexiest Mustang of all time

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with my car except for a few battery changes.

General Comments:

The car is all original and it is a beauty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2009

14th Jul 2009, 12:54

Some other details would have been nice...

And I hope you changed the oil at least once in the past 42 years...

I bet if you haven't replaced tires, hoses, bushings or other rubber parts, you soon are going to have to. I don't care how good of condition it is in, 40 year old rubber equals lots of leaks and suspension noise...

Hope you've done a coolant flush once in a while...

Rusty coolant equals rusty, and leaky freeze plugs, water pump and radiator...

Definitely wouldn't buy that car from you if you were selling it, you've done no maintenance so that means its in great condition now, but the first time someone drives it past the drive way it will totally self-destruct mechanically...

Have fun with that...

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 from Australia and New Zealand

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.