2000 Ford Mustang LX Convertible 3.8 from North America


Great summer fun


Bad pinion gear in the rear, causing a humming noise.

Rattles and squeaks - due to being a convertible.

Interior parts broken in dash.

Dash light flicker.

General Comments:

I loved the convertible part of this car, and that was the main reason for purchasing it.

It ran well, and did not have a problem with it leaving me stranded.

It was a typical sports car, and rode like one. Not recommended for a daily driver, but on weekends it is great. The top goes down fast, and it runs smoothly on the highway.

The cheaper interior parts squeaked and rattled quite a bit, but can't hear it with the top down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2007

2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L from North America


"Best V8 American made car for the money"


Nothing gone "wrong" with the car, but there are a few detail related gripes.

Tranny shifts funny when temps are in the low 30's until warmed up.

Front seatbelts do not always retract.

Trunk "shocks" worn out.

Mach 460 sound system is worn out.

Interior a little cheap and rattles at 40mph.

No real change holder/compartment.

General Comments:

The car has a lot of torque and puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. Can you say rear end steer? Seating is limited for someone with a 6ft or over frame. Back seat fits 2 car seats. The clutch is very heavy and takes a little getting used to. Due to this driving in heavy traffic is a chore. The "dummy" gauges on the dash might as well not be there, one is an oil gauge that doesn't read pressure so I assume it's temp, but we don't know.. Standard American construction and "cheap looking" interior plastics. I can't really complain I talked the dealer down to $8700 on a 2000 GT with 70k on the clock.. Good purchase would do it again in a heartbeat. Next car may be an 05 GT...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2006

2000 Ford Mustang GT from North America


I did love the car


The clutch had to be replaced 3 times in the 2 years that I owned it. The first time I accepted it because I bought it used, the second time pissed me off, and the third time I felt I had no choice, but to trade it in on another car.

The paint didn't seem to be the highest caliber and required more waxing and polishing than other cars (even fords) that I have owned.

Oddly enough the front tires seemed to wear harder than the rear ones.

The rear brake caliper pins rusted and seized and I had to replace the caliper bracket and the rotors on the rear.

General Comments:

I did love the car despite its problems, clutches being the main one.

It was a great driving car and made long trips fun.

The car looked great and I always was complimented on it.

It could grip a corner hard and accelerate with enough grunt to put a smile on your face.

I traded it in on a new civic to alleviate the maintenance costs.

I could never hate the mustang no matter what it put me through.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2006

2000 Ford Mustang Convertible 3.8 V6 from North America


One of the most beautiful cars ever built,


Just maintenance, brakes and oil changed.

General Comments:

With 265/35ZR18 Goodyear F1's, and lowered sport suspension (not OEM (, the car sticks good to the road. OK power from the engine, but one get used to it after awhile. The interior is what one would expect, nice, but not as good finish as the European marques. It's not very good on gas, I average about 14-15mpg, but that's so called "inspired" driving. I know of many others with the V6 that average mid-20s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th September, 2006

2000 Ford Mustang V6 3.8 V6 from North America


A Sporty Coupe for the Practical American


I have not experienced any major mechanical problems with the car. However the power-steering belt/pump has a slight whine. I have noticed the same noise in other mustangs of the same model. Cosmetically everything is about average.

General Comments:

First let me acknowledge the fact that this is NOT a muscle car, it is a SPORTY COUPE. Its objective is to be sporty, fun to drive, and above all practical. Practicality is what has kept the Mustang around for over 40 years, notice most muscle cars died with time.

The car does everything well and has a classic heritage. Performance is OK, and it is the most power for the dollar. MPG isn't horrible, but the car can get thirsty under spirited driving. Brakes are strong, but ABS is not standard.

The ride can be somewhat noisy and choppy. My 1999 Dodge Avenger has the Mustang beat as far as ride quality, space, and noise levels. Overall the pony is well-balanced and has no problem taking a fast corner, just be sure to know its limits. I would advise any potential buyer to drive this vehicle under wet and slippery conditions before purchasing.

The interior has a cockpit design, but is otherwise simple and logical. The quality is moderate, but not as nice as most imports. I am PROUD to own the V6 Mustang, it's a much smarter buy than the GT. With the money you save in insurance cost and gas, you can modify the V6. But I must give respect when its due, if you want a MUSCLE car get the GT. You may go to GM for a Z28, Trans Am, or Corvette, but neither offer a better price or reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th August, 2006