Given what they had to work with, the Mustang's engineers have done a good job in making the car ride much more smoothly than the old car and making it handle potholes and bumps that used to move the old car around quite a bit. The car was fun , and best bang for the buck. Cobras come in coupe or convertible. Almost all of the raw edges and choppiness of the Mustang's suspension behavior have been sanded smooth. In this class of car, horsepower and acceleration at a reasonable price are what move the sales needle, and the Mustang 4. While the new modular V8 engine doesn't have the loud and lumpy idle quality and ferocious intake roar of the old 5.
The Cobra is available only with a five-speed manual transmission. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. I love my 1997 mustang gt. Almost all of the raw edges and choppiness of the Mustang's suspension behavior have been sanded smooth. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. There simply aren't any other rear-wheel drive V8-powered sporty coupes out there in the same price class as the three Americans that make up the pony car class. The Mustang is a small car, barely 15 feet long, with a wheelbase just over 100 inches. This type of body will be a collectors car because of its own originality of using old and new age looks combined together for the Mustang! BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. I highly recommend it to anyone! This is one of our favourite Mustang styles due to its bold wishes to change the game up completely. And while the four-speed automatic would be a better choice for those who have to deal with commute traffic, with very little performance loss, the new Borg-Warner T-56 five-speed manual is much more fun to drive—flexible, smooth-shifting and strong enough to take high-rpm shifts for the life of the car. The Mustang offers a pretty good 3.
Extensively redesigned in 1993, the Mustang has only two direct competitors, the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. I would recommend the 97 Ford Mustang to anyone. With those great torque numbers you also get great punch coming out of the corners. Don't judge any car by its hp until you drive it. It is loosely based on the instrument panel in the original 1964 car, with two individual rounded coves built into the instrument panel and connective tissue in between, racy without being radical. Like the two General Motors entries, the Mustang comes in both V6 and V8 versions, in coupe and convertible body styles, with a super-performance model—in this case, the Cobra—on the top of the heap.
Also, any heavy engine modifications are expensive. Our favourites include the 3 bulb vertical tail lights, and functional hood vents. The styling on this car has a new and old aged retro look! Around the bends however, the car is a different story. Get the premium sound system with speakers even in the window corners; it rocks! Were we Ford, we would make it standard equipment across the board and raise the base price accordingly. You will not be disappointed! This is an old platform, and given a short and narrow package to work with, Ford's designers have a done a good job of masking the car's size with generous sweeps of front sheetmetal and really good design on the sides and rear end.
A full complement of well-done analog instruments greets the driver and the car is fairly narrow, so nothing is out of reach or requires long stretches to get to. The split fold-down rear seatback, a new item of standard equipment, can be very helpful for hauling large items, because the trunk is among the smallest in the industry. Interior Features One of the most pleasant surprises with the new Mustang is the interior design job that Ford did in the 1993 makeover. There are several neat touches on the 1997 Mustang. They are great cars, Both cars have been Sunday driver cars. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
The power under the hood was decent. . The interior space is nice and cozy in the coupe verion, with just enough seat track length to accommodate tall drivers, and just enough elbow room to keep one from feeling cramped. Fortunately, Ford has provided a place on the left side of the floorboard to do exactly that, with a footrest for the left foot. The other Mustangs offer the option of a four-speed automatic. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. The car rides nice and best of all, whenever you turn the key, it6 starts right up.
What's underneath the swoopy Mustang is essentially what was underneath the Mustang in 1979, with a lot of clever bracing and refinforcing to make the car handle more crisply, steer more accurately and deal with road shocks more effectively. Born in the crazy cultural upheaval of the mid-'60s, it has survived Vietnam, two gas crunches, the war on emissions and the safety blitz to carry on as this country's favorite pony car. I'm 6', and driver's seat track elec doesn't' go back far enough for ideal driving position. A little thirsty for 92 octane, but I didn't buy it to baby it. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557271943066 ; listingsSearchManager.
However not everything is a hit on this car. Brakes have a nice feel but initial bite is a bit low, fading was never an issue. The steering, too, is more direct and more positive than previous Mustangs, helped by the quantum leap in perofrmance tire technology. And that's why, after all these years, the Mustang is still America's favorite. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
The gas milage is not bad either, if you are not putting the padle to the metal. Where the old car was out of steam at about 5000 rpm, the new engine will pull happily and smoothly to 6000 rpm, making the driving experience that much more fun, even if it is a tick or so slower to 60 mph. More importantly, for those who attack back roads occasionally, there isn't much side support built into the bucket seats and you have to brace yourself in the car to stay in place in front of the steering wheel. Not like my 70 Challenger, turn the key and wonder what is going to happen today. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.