2001 Ford Mustang Delux 3.8L from North America
My ex said choose the Mustang or me, and I have been happily married to my Mustang for 7 years now
There are certain things men have to do in their life, and one of the is to own a Mustang.
The 3.8L V6 is the baby in the Mustang family, but does not disappoint. If you do a price vs. value analysis I do not think there is a car on the market that measures up, but that doesn't mean that the Mustang is without faults.
The seats are very uncomfortable, but IT'S A SPORTS CAR. Secondly, the seat belts always seemed to become tangled and unattached and there is a plastic part that always become unattached; very annoying to say the least.
The problem with the Mustang is not the car, the problem comes when you take your car to Ford. The Ford dealers have to be the worst dealers in the world. All the problems I have had with my Mustang came about due to dealer error.
For example, my dealer was doing routine maintenance to change serpentine belt, but somehow puts the wrong belt on. I end up stuck on I-95 with a unattached serpentine belt the day before Christmas.
This is a car that screams, "drivers wanted". This is not your mother's Acura where the car basically drives for you; if you can't drive, do not buy this car. Even in the V6 on a nice dry summer day, this car is very quick, and has most of its power in the 0-60 range.
I found the brakes to be adequate, but I ended up upgrading to a Saleen braking system, and my braking performance is unbelievable.
My only knock on this car is the weight distribution is not 50/50; it is more like 45/55, which causes severe problems if you try to take turns fast. It is also probably one of the most dangerous cars in the rain, and snow (forget about it).
Overall, it is a must buy for anyone that feels young at heart and wants to feel the American dream everyday!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2008
14th Mar 2008, 12:31
The Mustang GT is a High Performance Muscle car, the Mustang with the V6 is a wanna be sporty car.
21st Mar 2010, 15:50
How is a Miata or Sky or S2K a sports car, and not a Mustang? Those have little baby 4 bangers.
21st Mar 2010, 18:45
"How is a Miata or Sky or S2K a sports car, and not a Mustang? Those have little baby 4 bangers."
A sports car is lightweight and fun to drive. It can handle corners with ease and has just the right amount of power. The Mazda Miata is arguably the best sports car ever made. Fun to drive, ample power and MPG in the 30's.
The Mustang is a heavy, wasteful, overpowered, poor handling vehicle. They are excellent in a straight line once they stop spinning their tires. Don't try to take a real corner at more than 30 because you will end up slamming into a tree. But I'm sure it's fun to waste a few gallons of gas revving the engine trying to intimidate the guy in the SPORTS CAR next to you at the light.
The Mustang is not a sports car. It is a muscle car.