1996 Ford Mustang LX 3.8 V6 from North America
For a V6, my car not only looks fast, but is fast!!!
On hard acceleration to pass 3 transport trucks, I blew out the block heater (due to improper installation by the previous owner).
I also suspect the hose from the heater may have cracked at the same time, since I have a slow leak of coolant. Other than this, nothing!!
Upgraded to 16 inch GT rims (225/50 on the front, and 245/50 on the rear).
K&N filter, dual exhaust.
Also installed fog lights, head light covers, and a Cobra wing.
JVC stereo head unit with 12 disc changer in trunk, and 2 ten inch Sony X-plode subs with a ported Bandpass Box.
Plan to remove the air silencer, add better speakers, plugs, and a supercharger.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2000
15th Jan 2001, 15:10
You should have just bought a Cobra.
10th Mar 2001, 11:39
Certainly would have been cheaper and a lot faster with the Cobra. A supercharger on the V6? Unless you've got some forged aluminum pistons and a new radiator lined up, I'm worried about the life expectancy of the motor. Then your transmission and then your differential. Mustangs, Camaros and Firebirds should only be offered with V8s - I stand by that. I never understood why anyone would spend so much money for a V6 "sports car" that lacks the acceleration required to be merely a ponycar.
12th Aug 2001, 13:21
Hey man, thanks for the motivation, I have a 94 V6 auto and it feels really slow. When I read things like this, I get motivated and I feel like there is hope. Don't misread me here, I love the car and I got it lookin pimp with two red stripes and tint and all the other custom crap I have done.
23rd Jun 2003, 00:32
Can someone help me out I just bought a 96 3.8 v-6 I want to do some mods, but I'm sure if I should cause the motor has high miles like 123,000 or something like that. I want to start with a supercharger. thank you.