1988 Ford Mustang Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1988 Ford Mustang LX 2.3l 4cyl gas from North America

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 2.3l 4cyl gas
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10

Faults:

Everything and anything.

Clutch pressure plate and release bearing, starter, alternator, coil.

General Comments:

Although I had problems it was because I didn't check the car out when I bought it. It was slow (but what do you expect from a 4cyl) but excellent on gas, and I loved its looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

23rd Apr 2001, 10:34

Hey, I'm about to buy a 2.0L, 4 cylinder mustang, an 88. I was wondering if it's worth the buy>?? The car has only 114,000 km on it for 1500 bucks. Is the car that bad? If anyone knows or anything can you email me please at jeremycousineau@yahoo.com.

13th Sep 2003, 17:34

My fiancee` has an '88 Mustang that needs to have the fuel pump replaced every two years I have had a 2.3 ranger and never had this problem, I need to know, is she being ripped?, or is that particular pump, stock or otherwise, prone to biyearly failure.

The car is tired and I'm just wondering if its worth fixing (again) or junking.

14th Sep 2003, 20:38

Actually every two years don't sound too bad. I don't know if this would apply to your situation, but: In 1989 my father bought a new Topaz (I know I know yuk!!) He had a fuel pump noise almost from day one, I was convinced it was his imagination. He had 4 or 5 pumps put in under warranty, but this 'sound' never went away. I later found out (as he was convinced it was happening again after warranty expired) that Ford had extended the warranty to cover the fuel pump. He got one more while he still could as he was almost over that mileage too. I don't think he was ever left stranded, but obviously if they extend the warranty it's a known problem. Most manufacturer's use a similar pump on most of their vehicles according to the capacity of the application. I don't know if this helps, but I think it sounds like "they all do it", which of course means NOTHING in the real world!

Den.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 38 reviews