1998 Ford Mustang Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1998 Ford Mustang - Favorite car I've owned.

Mustang Owner
Wilmington, North Carolina
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
Mustang is known for the being the "classic, affordable muscle car" and that is absolutely true. I bought a black paint, black leather interior, black convertible top GT in the spring of 2016 from Raleigh, North Carolina. The mustang was sitting on the lot with only 79k original miles with a one owner, garage kept, meticulously maintained record. The inside was clean, no tears in the leather seats or holes worn through the carpet. It was a non-smoking car and there was no odors or ash anywhere in the vehicle. The engine started first try even after sitting on the lot for months, and once temperature had balanced, it sounded strong and properly maintained. The exhaust note from idle had slight "lop" but wasn't loud enough to wake the neighbors up. I took the car for a test drive when fi... (more)
Story
2 months after purchasing, I dropped the top for the first real time and drove about 100 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville NC. This is what changed my feelings about the soft top.
Pros
The most positive thing about this vehicle when I purchased it was the low amount of original miles on the engine. The second best thing about this car was the T65 manual transmission combined with the powerful 4.6L V8.
Cons
Originally I wasn't extremely happy about having the convertible top for wind/noise problems, as well as the maintenance and leaking possibilities of the soft top.

1998 Ford Mustang - A hidden gem in the sand if you stick it out

Michael
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
I purchased this car roughly six years ago. It's been up and down at times, usually due to small nuisances such as electrical issues, but the good far outweighs the bad. The car is strong running, easily modded, and can last a very long time if maintained well. You must keep up on maintenance though. When these get past 150k miles, a lot of small nagging things can happen. The drivability of the car is usually not affected however. The design is cool, the speed and torque is great, the interior is nice but cheap and flimsy at times. The nice thing about these cars is if you get a mid-'90s model, you can easily mod a few things and have a car with a look that still hangs well today. The 4.6L 2V engine is arguably the best-sounding Mustang engine, even till this day - and is very strong ... (more)
Story
Driving to the grocery store getting looks. This thing sure stands out, that can be good or bad depending. But it's a great fun car to bring out and flash around on a Sunday getting groceries.
Pros
Performance, looks, torque, appeal, modability, cheap parts.
Cons
Flimsy interior at times, electrical issues past 150,000 miles, occasionally lives up the "fix or repair daily" moniker of Ford for nagging issues.