1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 from North America


A lot of bang for the buck


Exhaust pipe came undone 5,000 miles after purchased.

Since I purchased the car, there is a squeaking/grinding noise coming from the rear when you go over a bump. The problem increases significantly when there are other passengers in the car. I had the car looked at by Ford when I bough it and later by an indepedent mechanic. Nobody can figure this problem out. Any feedback regarding this problem would be greatly appreciated.

General Comments:

Overall the car is very reliable and runs well.

The seats could be a little more comfortable and wish it had 25-50 more horsepower.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2005

1st Apr 2005, 19:24

I own a 1995 Gt Convertible. I had the same problem with the grinding noise from the rear especially when there were passengers in the vehicle. What happened was the springs had started to wear which resulted in the car being lowered one inch below the factory minimum spec. I had the springs replaced and haven't heard the grinding sound since. I hope this helps.


14th Oct 2005, 15:12

I have two 94 mustang Gt's and experienced the problem in my V6 model mustang. I thought it was from the rear... but what was happening was the driveshaft was rubing on the emergency brake cables under the car. To fix this I installed the GT rear springs (they have a higher spring constant). The GT springs are also progressive which means they still have a bit of give at the top, but with passengers they really prevent anymore rubbing under the car. Next time you are under your car, look for scrapes on your driveshaft.

29th Dec 2005, 01:40

I believe the problem of squeaking when you go over bumps is caused by worn anti-sway bar bushings. This is a common problem among 95 Mustangs and is an easy fix for someone with decent mechanical skills.

16th Aug 2007, 01:50

The noise you hear is the e-break rubbing against your drive shaft under your car. I have a GT and had the same problem. It's a tricky fix; the bracket holding the e-break on under the car has to be tacked back into place, and after that is done, you can yank on it very hard or risk it falling again.

This model of Mustang is known to have this problem, but it won't cost more than $130 to have fixed.

20th Aug 2008, 19:55

I have a 94' GT, and also had a similar problem with noises when going over bumps and having passengers in the car. The problem in my car was that the handbrake came off the frame under the car and was hanging weird. My mechanic just tacked it on for me and I have not heard it since, but he warned me that the e-brake will be more susceptible to this now that it has happened.

1994 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L V6 from North America


Huge failure


My head gasket blew at 135000km and took the engine with it. Repairs would cost $4500; about the current value of the vehicle.

Excessive road and engine noise was always a problem.

General Comments:

Excellent gas mileage. Comparable with my friends four cylinders.

Great handling and sufficient power.

Absolutely no other repairs besides regular maintenance until head gasket blew.

Extremely disappointed with Ford's response to well known 3.8L V6 head gasket problem.

I will likely be purchasing a Toyota Corolla or Nissan Altima.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2005

16th Feb 2005, 12:30

I'm happy to hear that you are considering a Japanese car. I'd like to point out to you that when choosing the 2 cars that you mentioned, a Corolla will be probably more reliable, but the Altima will be more sporty. The Corolla has a lot of body roll. If you want an in-between car, go for the Honda Accord. Just as sporty as the Altima, and as reliable as the Corolla.

11th Mar 2006, 18:13

It seems you were looking for an economy car in the first place. The Mustang was not a bad choice, but neither was it the best. The V6 models were sold mostly to folks who liked the performance image of the V8s, but preferred economy. What nobody will know is how far you drove the car after the gasket went? I've had head gaskets go, allowing coolant into the cylinder, and suffered no ill effects after replacement. In all fairness though, they were not V6 Fords, so it may be a case of apples and oranges.

7th May 2007, 14:10

Ford did not make a 3.8 V-6 for this year.

23rd Dec 2007, 09:42

That's what you get for buying a 4 cylinder mustang :)

25th Feb 2016, 00:11

I own a numbers matching 1994 3.8L V6 convertible, so they did make a 3.8. Fox body 93 and back had 5.0s and sewing machine 4 bangers, and no V6s. Oddly enough mine squeaks from the driver's rear when getting in and out, or bumps. It's either the tiny sway bar or other bushings worn out. None are visibly cracked or outwardly damaged. She for sure also need shocks, springs etc, if for no other reason that just to lower the rear 1` 1/4 to flatten the vert twist. Tower braces and a roll cage too. Gut cats, dual out the 6, add cherry bombs dumped before the axle and eat Hondas and Acuras. :-)

25th Feb 2016, 13:48

Incorrect. Fox body Mustangs 1979-93 were available with both the 2.8L and 3.8L V6 engines, as well as the 3.3L straight six.