2008 Ford Mustang Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt 4.6L (281) SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6L (281) SOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance1261 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Overwhelming, Rapid, Worth every penny. Ohh, and NEVER LET YOUR KID(S) DRIVE IT!

Faults:

Three problems, and not mechanical. Just cosmetic, the "aluminum" on the dash looks nice, but when tapped, it feels fake. Tires are expensive, and the Transmission is only a 5 speed.

General Comments:

This is the second best car I have ever owned, (2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (First best car) ). The performance is well over the $30,000 price tag. It feels like you're doing 50MPH when holding at 120. It doesn't handle the way I would LIKE, but then again, the car was not actually created for cornering. The seats are very comfortable, and support my back very well, and the sound system is ear piercing. Even though, if you owned a car like this and you listen to the radio, you should get a different car. The exhaust system is OVERWHELMING! When I was a kid and I went to go see 'Bullitt' I always dreamed of having a Mustang just like that. Now I have one. Tires are a once every two month thing. The rims are very smooth, the Woodland Green body is so astonishing. I understand for about 10 grand more I could have got a Shelby, but I have always wanted to become as close to Steve McQueen as possible. This has helped me accomplish that. Braking is great, Acceleration is very fast. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. I'll try to answer them accordingly.

Chassis #871.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2008

17th Feb 2008, 23:33

When you take a sharp turn without braking (not recommended on regular roads) the axle makes a snapping noise. This is because whatever the left rear wheel does, the right rear wheel has to do. These cars were not meant to be abused with cornering. The weight distribution spread out over the car leads me to believe that this car was engineered to go in a straight line. I did not buy this car to turn. People tend to point this out a lot mainly because it is one of a very low count of things wrong with the car. To me, this fault is cosmetic. If this was my daily driver, maybe I'd complain about it. So, long story short. You really have to sit and wait for it to happen, in order to notice it.

2008 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Over hyped

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I have had this car for about 2 months now. No problems till now. But I seriously feel it is really over hyped and not worth the amount it sells for. Visually the car is and absolute stunner. People look at you when you are in it. It sounds excellent from the outside! garbage from the inside. When you press on gas, you hear more noise, but the car stays there and then suddenly the power comes and you accelerate. Really does not feel like 320 pound foot torque when you get off from a start, but it builds quickly. That is the only difference between this and the V6 mustang. However, the V8 is smoother. V6 is coarse and raucous. As far as the handling is concerned, it is not the best, but not that bad either. It handles curves nicely if you drive it you do everyday, if you try to be fussy with it, it gives it right back to you. But, for me handling has not been an issue till now and I am pleased with what I have in it.

However, I feel that the rear "Constant-Rate Coil Springs, 3-Link Design with Panhard Rod" was essentially a cost cutting measure. Over bumps, it is absolutely rubbish. However, the seats are nice and comfortable which make up for the sub-par rear suspension. Nevertheless, I still think Ford could have made a better suspension.

Stock stereo is OK, has a lot of Bass and less clarity. Controls are nicely laid out. Rear seats are for small adults or children only.

One more thing that I noticed is that it does not seem to have insulation over the area above and near the rear tires. It always is noisy in the back and you feel like there is some window in the back which is left open.

It suffers massive depreciation. If I had to do it all over again I would go for the V6 which was about 8 grand cheaper, or would go for a used BMW. My old used 540 drove way better than this. No comparison at all.

My suggestion to others, don't buy it, for the same price you can get a used BMW/Merc/Audi/lexus or Volkswagen. they drive much better and more comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

30th Jan 2008, 11:00

This car is no luxury cruiser like your 540. It's a solid axle muscle car. Solid axle is also lighter and less complex than an IRS setup.

Your acceleration woes are probably due to the auto tranny.

15th Feb 2008, 17:30

I think your conclusion should have been "don't buy it if you want a luxury car... instead, buy a luxury car". I think everyone in the world knows that a mustang is not a luxury car, and will not ride like one.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews