1984 Ford Mustang Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1984 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Good 1st car and daily driver

Faults:

Doors leak a little bit.

Replaced non-functioning gas lifts for hatchback when I got it.

Suspension is awful, I have to replace it.

Burns fuel like nothing else out there; ~5MPG city. Improves a lot on the highway, and when I don't gun it too often.

Takes a long time to warm up, around 15 minutes of driving.

General Comments:

Damn decent car. The hatchback provides loads of room; without putting the back seats down, I managed to squeeze two 5x7"s, four 6x9"s, two 10" subs, and an amp in the back.

When I took out the stereo and flipped down the back seats, I fit three single mattresses in there (with the hatchback open). There's a huge flat area on which to put stuff. One short person could sleep comfortably.

A cheap car, but it burns way too much fuel, even after a $450 tune.

I put in NGK plugs and Alpine ignition electronics (silicon-carbon cables, hand-made in Canada) and it starts right away, every time. (I got a good deal.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

18th Mar 2005, 23:24

How are you getting 5MPG's??

20th Sep 2006, 13:03

Seriously, I think you are exaggerating the MPG a tad. If you aren't, get it in and get it tuned. Even back when they were made in 84, they didn't get that bad of gas mileage. I do know that the gas made now has additives and burns cleaner, but it doesn't affect your gas mileage that bad. I think you need to keep your foot out of it and give it a proper tune up. Sounds like general maintainence to me. Oh yeah, cool job you putting a system in, I never got around to doing it on mine.

1984 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

I miss this car badly

Faults:

Oil problem.

General Comments:

I loved this car!!! If you or someone you know is selling one... please email me: equaboise2002@yahoo.com.

Please be near the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Nearby states are welcomed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

1984 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

A very reliable good running car. I'll own another one :)

Faults:

I got this car for free. It was wrecked on the left fender. I replaced that and the car started right up after sitting for a year.

Since then I've had to replace the timing chain and thermostat.

General Comments:

The old ford is still running strong, in fact better than ever. The plans for the future include a built 3.8 V6 for turbocharging, dual exhaust and a front end change, to the 1989 style. I plan to get the 89 interior too.

I love junk yards for parts. I plan on keeping this one forever and having a couple more!! :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2000

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews