2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 from North America


A nice suprise in power


Passenger side window motor died at 18,000 miles. Fixed by manufacturers warranty right after.

Weatherstripping on windshield starting to come off already.

General Comments:

I traded in my 1997 Trans Am and expected a huge loss in power, but I was relatively suprised and impressed by the mustang.

Bought it due to the large amount of aftermarket parts available and their lower costs compared with that of the TA.

I already have added a K&N FIPK package, Flow-master American thunder cat back exhaust system, and Eibach lowering springs and dampers.

Only problem I really have is the seats don't adjust nearly enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2004

2002 Ford Mustang Basic 3.8 V6 from North America


A pretty sweet ride


My driver side window motor went shortly after purchasing the vehicle.

The brakes lines gained a huge flow of air.

A squeak still persists when riding over bumps.

E-Brake freezes in snow, and cold conditions.

General Comments:

Owning a Mustang was a dream of mine since I was a little girl. When I bought my 2002, I thought that this would be a dream come true. It rides very nice, however, persistent problems remain which the dealer cannot give me answers to.

I installed 255/16 tires to have more rubber on the road when driving in the snow and rain. I added a 50lb. sand bag to help the fishtailing in raining conditions. The tires though made a nice difference.

For a V-6, it does have a lot of power, and can take off at the line very well. I drag raced the car and did very well down the quarter mile. It won me very well the race!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2004

2002 Ford Mustang Standard 3.8 from North America


Very Fun Car


Purchased in February, brought it to the dealer in March. On-going problem with the e-brake. Has been to the dealer 5 times for this problem. As soon as the weather drops to freezing temperatures, the e-brake freezes up. If I leave the car with the e-brake off, in the morning it is impossible to lift the e-brake handle. If I leave the car with the e-brake engaged, in the morning the brakes cannot be released. Can't move the car. They started with: just wacking the brakes with a hammer and saying "you're all set" to replacing the lever assembly, adjusting brake "reins?", replacing the brake control assembly, replaced both rear brake calipers, replaced brake cables, AND have just replaced rear calipers AGAIN.

Had driver door speaker fail.

General Comments:

I have to say, aside from the e-brake problem, I absolutely LOVE this car. I've had NO other problems, besides trying to drive it in the snow...

I have no complaints about the power or handling. Very fun car to drive. Love the MACH sound system with 6disk changer.

If anyone else has had the same e-brake problem, I'd love to hear your solutions!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

2nd Sep 2004, 11:39

We live in a very snowy, cold place in winter.. Northern Utah. Our elevation is about 6,000 feet. I'm a baby-boomer, so love the Mustang's reputation, but am concerned about the possibility of serious e-brake problems, especially since we haven't gone through a winter with our 2002 convertible yet. I've only had e-brake problems a few times, but entirely my own fault. Once my husband explained I had to apply the foot brake first, I had no problem moving the e-brake. This stays in our garage most of the time. We're considering trading for a Jeep Liberty Limited, also fun to drive, but not as fun or with as fun a reputation as a Mustang convertible. Sure better off-road and in snow, though. My practical side is always fighting my fun side. Husband likes both choices and wishes I'd make up my mind. Wish money were not a factor. We'd get both!

2002 Ford Mustang GT V8 from North America


I want the car I bought and enjoyed driving


Paint bubbling and pealing on hood. Paint faded on several places on vehicle. Dealership attempted to correct paint problem, but failed to do so. The paint on the entire vehicle is faded without the shine and color. I have been without my vehicle for nine days going on eleven. Insult to injury, I was given a Saturn with crank windows as a loaner!! The dealer told me that was the best they could do. I purchased a Mustang, not a Focus!! There is a serious problem with the paint on my vehicle. I will not accept my vehicle in it's present condition.

General Comments:

Ford is aware of a problem with the paint on my vehicle. The dealership tried to make a "quick fix". It was poor workmanship. The paint on the entire vehicle is inferior. I was told the entire hood was stripped and repainted. When I saw my car, I saw the spots where it had been painted and the bubbles that were painted over. The faded paint was also very visable. I was lied to.

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

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

26th Apr 2007, 11:04

I have a 2002 Mustang GT the paint is bubbling and pealing on the hood and then elsewhere it has metal showing thru--like it was not put on thick enough. I can't believe that Ford is not standing behind these paint problems.