1990 Ford Mustang Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 V-8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired72142 miles
Most recent distance92305 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

A great all around performance car

Faults:

The only problem I've had with my 5.0 is the transmission.

General Comments:

The car is a sunny day car only, it doesn't see snow or rain. In the summer we take it on trips, and to the drag strip every now and then.

I have added the usual performance products, and the car is pretty reliable.

I upgraded to a Tremec 3500 transmission when the stock T-5 fragged.

The car could be a little more comfortable on long trips, but the thrill of driving it makes you forget about comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2001

1990 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carLexus ES300

Faults:

Fuel pump.

Tranny @ 103000.

Seats are faded.

Dashboard/electrical problems.

General Comments:

This car is fast, it can kill most cars out on the road. It does waste quite a bit of gas, but that's the price you pay with a V8 5.0.

In my opinion the car's design isn't very good, not comfortable in any sort of way. Even with the top down, this car is made for speed. It's like having a big engine on wheels. I like the fact that I can outrun most other cars in this car, but still, it doesn't outweigh the negatives. Maybe the newer stangs are better (94+).

Also the lack of ABS is disappointing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2001

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 HO from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 HO Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance68500 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

A childhood dream come true

Faults:

The transmission required a rebuild shortly after I purchased the car (due to lack of maintenance by the previous owner / transmission fluid was extremely dirty and burned before rebuild).

I also am experiencing surging idle for which I am currently researching a possible solution.

General Comments:

I have had an obsession with the 87-93 Mustang 5.0 since the age of 11 when my cousin purchased an 89 LX (which he still owns to this day).

At the age of 22 I was finally able to purchase the car that I wanted so badly as a young child.

Now that I have my baby she sits side by side with my 2000 Explorer in the driveway. As the years pass I will have gone through many cars, but my Pony and I will be together until death do us part.

In my short life of 22 years I have owned nothing but Ford vehicles (1998 Ford Contour SE, 2000 Ford Explorer XLT, 1990 Ford Mustang LX). I am and forever will be a loyal Ford customer for life!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2001

30th Nov 2003, 19:38

Your surging idle is due to a bad Idle Air Bypass Solenoid , you can buy one cheap or just take it off and clean the cylinder with carb cleaner, carbon deposits are making the piston stick.

30th Sep 2005, 12:08

I am 17 and I too have just realized that dream. At 16 I received my first car, a very dirty, but great running 1990 mustang 5.0 LX convertible. For 1200 dollars. I LOVE IT.

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 kilometres
Most recent distance139000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang Mach 1

Summary:

Best car I ever had! :)

Faults:

Throttle position sensor failed.

General Comments:

This Mustang was great... better than any car I ever had. I regret selling it. Fun to drive, reliable, cheap to fix, easy to modify... what more do you want in a car???:)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

1990 Ford Mustang LX 2.3 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45568 miles
Most recent distance45768 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Awesome car!!

Faults:

Well I've only had the car for like 3 days but I love it. The only thing I had to replace was the oil pan, it had 2 small holes in it and of course I gave it a tune up.

General Comments:

This car is awesome!! I've always wanted a Mustang and now I'm hooked. I'm even looking for a '76 Mustang (the year I was born). They are great cars and look good. This is definitely a car I will NOT get rid of!

I'm hoping to acquire more in the future, this is the beginning of a very addictive hobby.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2001

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired162000 miles
Most recent distance194500 miles
Previous carFord Mustang (4 cylinder)

Summary:

Simply the best all-around car on the road

Faults:

Nothing major. At over 190,000 miles, you expect some stuff to wear out, and that's basically all I've had to replace.

General Comments:

Again, for close to 200,000 miles, and when you take into account that I only paid $3000 for it, this car simply cannot be beat. Yeah, it has some rattles and stuff like that; but all those sounds go away when I press on the gas and am pressed back into my seat. Simply put... I'll always own a Mustang.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 31 reviews