2001 Ford Mustang Coupe 3.8L V6 from North America


Bliss on four wheels


The only thing to go wrong was the parking brake froze. Ran through the car wash in winter when the temp was 2 degrees above zero, then it quickly cooled to twenty below. I had to pour warm water on the brakes the following morning, then took it to the dealer to be lubed.

General Comments:

This car is a blast to drive. Anyone can afford one, and they come almost completely equipped. The V6 and five-speed combo is very economical to operate, with 30 to 33 mpg/highway a reality, and between 19 to 21 mpg/city. All this, plus the head turning styling of an all around wonderful car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

11th Jul 2006, 12:55

I know that the 2001 Mustang V6 is priced reasonably. You say that anyone can afford it, how is the insurance?

25th Jun 2010, 19:59

I still own this vehicle and it has still not let me down. Still economical to operate. As far as insurance goes, my record is clean and I am in my early forties. Very cheap even with full coverage. I believe all sports cars are more money to insure, but whether I drive a Crown Victoria or a Mustang, my insurance is cheap. Maintenance wise, all he ever needed was oil changes and filters. Very easy on fuel, even at nine years old.

28th Jun 2010, 13:24

We own a 2007 V-6 Mustang and the insurance on it is very reasonable. It is actually about 30% less than the same coverage on our 2003 SUV. Of course, the V8 engine sends the Mustang insurance through the roof. I checked before buying my last Mustang and my insurance company quoted me a rate nearly double that of the V6 for the V8. That was my main reason for buying the V6 (as well as the fact that it was 7 grand cheaper to buy than the GT, which is identical in every respect except for the engine).

2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6 liter (281 C.I.) from North America


A lot of bang and great looks for the buck


Ancillary component that allows engine to idle at a stop went out at 17,000 miles. It was fixed under warranty, no charge.

General Comments:

Other than the above problem, Which has not been repeated, this car has proved itself to be one reliable factory hot rod.

The stiff solid rear axle is a problem on bumpy roads as it allows the car to skid and be tail happy, especially when accelerating.

Front seats are the best I have sat in. Very well ergonomically designed.

Great cornering.

Slingshot acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2004

2001 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L from North America


A sixer that out performs older eights


Windows made a sound while rolling them up. My after market intake rattles.

General Comments:

This car makes a great bank for the buck car. The performance is goes with the manual. I have put a mac cold air intake which added about 10 horsepower and plan to add exhaust, and a super chip. The car will go 0- 60 in about 7 flat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2003

2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L from North America


Well worth the money



General Comments:

This car is awesome! The power is great, with lots of low end umph. Everyone looks as I drive by. Sound is good, but I will be putting after market items on it to make the sound deeper and improve performance.

The seats aren't the most comfortable in the world, and the headrests are there for show. They don't tilt far enough forward to be of any use. The '04 are supposed to have a more forward tilt, can't wait to spend the approx. 100 bucks to get them.

Traction control works awesome for launching at a red light. Turn it off and I can spin thru first and half of second gear. Keep it on and I launch fairly hard and all you hear is barely a chirp.

As I drove for the first time into town with this car, I was stopped at the intersection and the guy next to me was watching me and gave me "the nod". As I left the intersection, I was starting to shift out of second gear and I noticed I was alrady speeding (60 mph).

The car doesn't handle as well as an Acura I test drove, and the brakes don't seem as tight either, but it does well enough for me.

Only problem is when I drive my girlfriends Lancer everyone wants to race, but when they pull up beside my red GT, it seems as though they wait for me to go thru the intersection before taking off.

Friend of mine has a WS6 Trans Am, he said I would beat him on low end up to around 100 or so, but he would own me after that. I don't plan on spending my days above 100, so I don't really see a problem with that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2003

14th Dec 2003, 20:06

I'm not sure if your friend with the Ws6 is on crack or what, but it'll beat a GT to the 100 mark easily.

20th Mar 2004, 11:38

I agree with the above comment. A Firebird or Camaro of the same year has more power and torque and will outperform the 4.6 all around, to 60, 100, and beyond. No offense, numbers don't lie.

17th Jul 2004, 23:17

Yeah, those guys are right. Even though I own an '01 GT, and I'd like to think it is faster than a Camaro or Firebird, it just isn't. It has to do with the higher powered pushrod V8's in the Camaro and Firebird, whereas the GT uses an overhead cam engine, which requires you to rev high to make power. However, I do think that my 'stang handles better than the GM pony cars.

13th Oct 2004, 04:54

Well... Camaros and Firebirds aren't beating anything now are they? They went to the Pony car parking lot in the sky.

25th Jun 2006, 13:13

Actually I believe they're just comparing the same year model of cars, but thank you for the obvious comment...