2002 Ford Mustang V8 V8 from North America


Great affordable sports car!


No problems, to date.

General Comments:

This is the first North American car that I've owned. I wanted a change from the "sensible" family cars that I owned before. The Ford Mustang is a great sports car at an affordable price.

The V8 engine is incredibly powerful - a whole new driving experience. I no longer get frustrated by waiting for red lights - any opportunity to accelerate this car just adds to my quality of life!

This is the first car I've owned where total strangers have actually come up to me and said "you have a great looking car!".

This is not a state-of-the-art car ... but it is solid, sure, and most of all...very powerful. After 30 years of driving I had lost any sense of "fun" from being behind a steering wheel. With the Mustang I look forward to driving it next.

OK... it's a bit heavy on gas..it's definitely not a family car - and it's a bit lumbering at low speeds - but I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2004

29th Jun 2006, 20:49

Sounds like you have "Mustang fever". I've had it for years and have owned 6 Mustangs since '72. Even old guys like fun cars!! I just sold my last one (a 5.0). I'll probably get a new 2006 soon.

2002 Ford Mustang Coupe 3.8L V6 from North America


Plenty of sports car for the money


I purchased this car as a used rental car from Hawaii. Having said that, there are some problems, such as scratches on the interior plastic and on the outside paint, as well as a light switch that hardly works. Mechanically speaking, however, this seems to be a fantastic car.

General Comments:

For the money, you can't get a better deal than a Mustang. It was cheap to buy, and has decent gas mileage.

Also, it definitely is a head-turner. Sure, many people may have Mustangs, but they are still aggressive-looking with decent power, even in the V6.

Mechanically speaking, it's a dream car. The auto transmission shifts so smoothly that you can't hardly tell it's even shifting.

Also, another note on the transmission. I was recently driving down a hill at about forty miles per hour, and I went to shift from second gear to drive, and accidentally threw it into reverse. The engine died and the tires screeched and locked up, but I pulled it off the road and it started back up again with no problems whatsoever. People bash Fords for poor reliability, but this incident just proves to me how high-quality it's products are.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2004

10th Apr 2005, 00:33

I was aware a console mounted automatic could be shifted into reverse in motion (I had a similar harrowing experience with my column-shifter 1993 Caprice). But I have to wonder why the car was in 2nd in the first place. Were you using it to control speed down a hill? Or do you shift you automatic manually for performance purposes? Hmm...

10th Aug 2005, 09:50

If you are shifting your Automatic transmission manually, you will damage it and end up paying BIG bucks later on. The Auto is automatic for a reason man...lol

29th Jun 2006, 21:00

As a mechanic I work on lots of cars. Manually shifting the Ford automatic isn't a good idea, but as a general rule the Ford automatics (as well as the rest of the car) is incredibly rugged and well built and can take an awesome amount of punishment. 3 years ago I had to veer to avoid a car and rammed the right front wheel of my Mustang head-on into an 8 inch high curb at 50 mph. The jolt was so severe it knocked my sunglasses off. I was certain I had trashed the entire front suspension. The only damage was a warped wheel and blown tire. The front end wasn't even knocked out of alignment!! If I'd been in a Honda or Toyota, it would have scattered pieces of the car for a hundred feet.