1999 Ford Mustang Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L SOHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6L SOHC V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

America's true pony car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car since I have owned it.

General Comments:

The Ford Mustang truely is America's pony car.

The car has excellent handling and great power.

When buying make sure to get the 5-speed. Fords 5-speeds are a whole second faster than automatics.

The interior design is top notch!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2003

1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L SOHC V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.6L SOHC V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carSaturn SC

Summary:

Good performance, good reliablity... if you want a sports coupe, buy the Mustang!

Faults:

Factory defect rear axle ball bearing had to be replaced at about 60,000 miles. ($200) Electrical sensor replacement at about 63,000 miles ($140).

General Comments:

The Mustang GT is an excellent car as long as you are buying it for the right reasons. I have previously owned a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible (which there is a also a review for), and I was the instigating force in convincing my fiance to buy this car. The engine is very good as long as you don't mind revving it a bit. It will launch off the line, but it suffers a little with midrange punch. It is relatively confortable on the interior as long as backseats are primarly used for storage space, as we use them. The clutch is one of the heaviest you will find, but it is bearable. The shifter is balky (don't expect an S2000 here, but then again it's not supposed to be). Despite the complaints I would recommend getting the manual as ford's automatics are not the best. This is definitely the car to buy (now that the Camaro and Firebird have met their demise). Keep in mind that this car handles quite well, accelerates well, brakes very well and is comfortable for 2 people and a fair amount of luggage. The trunk is awkward, but usable. The exhaust note is also excellent. The reliability on this car has been excellent for a sports car, but keep in mind they we do not abuse this car. Take care of it and you will have a wonderful experience. Thumbs up to Ford... we are anxiously awaiting the 2005 model!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2003

1999 Ford Mustang Coupe 3.8 liter six from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter six Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

The six-cylinder Mustang is a reliable, fun car at a bargain price!

Faults:

Basically maintenance items, one taillight blew, which owner's manual stated was a dealer-service item, Haynes book showed me how to replace it. Windshield wiper blades, oil changes, trans fluid change, brake fluid change.

General Comments:

I love the way this car feels----like one solid piece to me, much as my old Dodge Dart used to feel, much more "solid" than my 85 Chrysler New Yorker with the dreaded Mitsubishi 2.6 liter engine!

For the most part, very well engineered, feels like a comfortable part of you, as if destined to be a classic.

However, could the space between the trunk and rear seat been made to totally "open up" when the seats are put down?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

1999 Ford Mustang Coupe V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired43 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Safe and fun combined...rare!

Faults:

For those with unknown chirping in the dash... its the windshield. Press it when it squeaks...you'll see.

AC went out at 25k, but was covered by warranty.

General Comments:

GET A Warranty!!! Get an Extended Warranty if you plan to keep the car past the 36k fact warranty. It will need some maintenance, as will all cars. Well, maybe not a Honda :) But a sports car requires a little upkeep.

Totalled mine going 65 mph into the back of a fully stopped Suburban (never mind my stupidity)...the point is...

My Passenger AND I walked away just FINE!!! Not even a scrape.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2003

29th Aug 2004, 20:28

NOT EVEN A SCRAPE. BUT SOME SCRATCHES. The extended warranty nice idea. It's a MUST FOR A FORD.

27th Mar 2005, 11:35

My first car was a Honda Accord, my second was a '99 Mustang that I still have and love. My Honda went through two transmissions and one full engine, no it was NOT covered my Honda Warranty, the Japanese are stingy. My Mustang is now at 92,000 miles. and the only thing I've ever had to replace was the steering fluid pump because I wore it out. Sorry, but Honda's suck, Ford rules.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 27 reviews