1965 Ford Mustang User Reviews

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"style" 6 reviews
"beautiful car" 6 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"steering" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"drum" 3 reviews

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Freebird911 writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Coupe Review
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5

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Great Collector Car

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Freebird911
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Black Bettie — CLASSIC ride fun to own. I enjoy taking it to car shows in the spring and summer and meeting with the other different owners. Lots of fun. Looking forward to doing more with this great collector car. Always something to do.

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jmfieglein writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Luxury Fastback Review
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5

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Beautiful 302 4v, auto, built as a classic restored driver with power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, sound deadening, with fog lights and rally pac

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She is a 50 year old car that loves attention.

jmfieglein
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She Is A Beauty — Its a spectacular head turner that's loads of fun, fast, and comfortable for a 50 year old car. I built it to drive from a very original well maintained rust free undamaged car and use it as a get around car and to take to the local show off galleries.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lljfordfan123 writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Fastback Review
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One great looking Mustang..

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None.

lljfordfan123
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Great — I love my Fastback. She has been with me longer then anyone or anything in my life. She has never let me down or left me stranded.... I have owned many Mustangs and this one has always been my favorite..

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Reno writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Coupe Review
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5

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Rebuilt

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Front seats need re - sewing and will need to add mufflers to the new headers

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Good — I like the power it has for a 1965 the car is kinda fast so watch your speed. The car is a collector item and will like good in anybody driveway the rich and not so rich. I have spent a lot of time and money to get it to this point.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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carlocheeklotso writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Fastback Review
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These is one of the 255 special cars that ford had very had to find one like it the interior and the out side of the car is in great condition it has allways been owned by a adult .

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The cars is 47 years old and 89% is stll original that is some thing to think about.

carlocheeklotso
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I Have Had It A Long Time I Think It Is A Very Special Car. — What i like about these cars is its looks the way i feel when i am riding down the roads it gits stop by someone and they love to set in and look at it they like me to tale them about it love taking it to car show lot of fun there to . Now what i dont like about it the ride is not very good the brakes or not the very good it dont have PS or PB that is about it .

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sestes writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible with Bench Seats Review
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Orignal 289 engine, red convertable with automatic white top (great condition),  twin exhausts, has new tires, new battery, clean engine, bench seats (not bucket), has 1966 dash with cassett player.  Car cover keeps it from fading and is kept is garage when not out on the road.

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Needs a little brake work but drives and stops more than satisfactorily.  May have brake work improved before or upon sale.

sestes
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1 Red Hot Of A Car. — The only dislike was that there is no air conditioning, but the convertible takes care of the air. Excellent heating. There are no repairs other than ordinary oil changes, tire rotation and inflation. A carburator kit (gaskets, etc) was just put on the car 1 week ago. Cranks up and lets you go on a pleasure ride of your life.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Russell writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Fastback Review
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fast, fun and a beautiful car to look at

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CAN'T BE DRIVEN IN THE RAIN, worry about something happening to it when it's parked

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This Car Is Truly Awesome — this fastback is a 65 HI-PO car. the car is about 90 % stock, it's a joy to drive right now. these cars are easy to work on, and maintain. i would highly recommend a first gen mustang to anyone who can find one

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sestes writes:
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Great condition exterior and interior.

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There is nothing wrong with this car.  Only needs a litte brake work.  Brand new battery is all I have had to fix.

sestes
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Love This Car - Goes Fast. Handles Long Mies. — Love this car. Goes fast - 286. This car was purchased by one owner. I am the second. Need to sell ony because I am out of work, otherwise, I would definety keep it. Cool sailing on the road, and goes fast.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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blsjeep95 writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Luxury Coupe Review
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It's a classic Mustang!

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none

blsjeep95
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1965 Mustang..........so Blue — Engine and Transmission professioanlly rebuilt recently (have all receipts) Custom all aluminum dual exhaust (magnaflow mufflers) with aluminum headers and lots of engine chrome, deep muscle car sound Custom tachometer Silver Blue with black vinyl top Newer Black Pony Interior, new dash, headliner, etc. Custom Outlaw Mag wheels with radial tires Body in very good condition, slight bubbling around rear wheel wells otherwise rust free Undercarriage in excellent condition, very solid White Lettered Radial Tires Clean Title Lots of extras Member - Classy Chassis Cruisers - Iowa City

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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P.J.'s_'79_5.0 writes:
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This is a great car to drive, no problems yet, head turner.

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worry about rust.

P.J.'s_'79_5.0
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If You Got A Garage, This Is A Great Choice For A Classic (antique Soon). — This '65 took me 3 years to assemble. Most of the pieces are stock. I did all the work myself, saving thousands of dollars on labour. The motor was an over heating 289, which I just changed to a 302 (2010). I had an extra engine, from my '79 5.0, that has only about 20,000km, so I used it. Perfect fit exactly the same mountings. The engine to transmission gaskets (steel plate) were different so the original '65 one was used. '79 has slightly different bell housing. I also just put a 4 bbl Holley carb, with a stock 4 bbl 289 intake manifold, on the 302 motor, and had to change over, all the covers & pans. As far as I know, so far everything is good and powerful. All the steering and suspension is also new, and this car rides rails, if you know what I mean. I usually put only 100-200 miles a year, since I bought it in Sept of 2004. On an average of 1 tank of gas a year). But this year (2011) I put 2500 miles on it, drove to the Okanagan and back, with no problems. It usually spends most of its life, hiding in the back yard, under a carport, collecting dust. This is the best car for me I love to drive it, but because of winter, it winds up hiding in the back yard for 6-8 months at a time. I have 2 other cars blocking my only route out, so it takes some planning, permits & aircare. I used to be scared to drive it in the rain, (boo hoo hoo, ha ha), because it might rust or even worse melt. But in the summer of 2011 I got some waterproof paint put on it. 1st time I paid someone else to do a job for me. The car is hot and sounds real good. Hard to believe it's mine. I didn't used to have it in the driveway much, fearing it will get stolen. But now I'm not too worried, added some anti theft devices, only I know about. Acceleration: is decent now (like being in a plane), Brakes: are excellent, stops on a dime. But it seems, I have to adjust the brakes on a yearly basis. Handling excellent (not lowered, actually higher than stock) Suspension and steering better than stock, decent, all new. This year (2011) added some beefy sway bars front and rear. The car does not tip at all. Exhaust: Long tube Headers, 2.5" exhaust, Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, too loud feel the thunder... added a catalytic converter on each side, softened the sound and took the stink away of carbon monoxide, then 2.25" tail pipes, coming out the rear valance. Body: Not all body parts fit snug or flush, but reasonably close. Remember to make sure no windshield leaks, use the appropriate sealer for your climate. Interior: has new upholstery on front buckets and original on back seat. New carpets, underlay, kick panels, dash pad, glove box, instrument cluster bezel, arm rests, door handles, window cranks, doorsill chrome, door & window seals, package tray, etc. I think this car cost me a total of about $12,000, it's unofficially appraised at 21 thousand now. I'll be drivin' it every year for 3-4 months. I stripped down my '79 5.0 and sold several pieces on ebay, and locally. (the '79 got interior rot). Recommend to a friend: *NO* I'm jealous, get a chevy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1964 Ford Mustang Reviews

There Simply Is No Better Definition For American Muscle Than This Car; It Defines Muslce Car. By F0RDP0NY

This is the quintessential classic muscle car that set the standards for all muscle cars down to even her colors of Wimbledon White on Rangoon Red as seen on millions of calendars and marketing materi... Read More

Lots Of Pep Smooth Ride By 1964619

I like everything about this car, it drives great, gets lots of looks, does great at mustang shows, the gas mileage is great, have to use premium gas, if you like classic mustangs this is a great car ... Read More

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1966 Ford Mustang By JimMagD

Owned the car for the last 21 years.Rebuilt engine, transmission, interior, suspension, steering, air-conditioner, cooling system, drivetrain, trunk, exterior chrome, brake system - too many new parts... Read More

I Love My Car It's A Dream Come True By Fastback66

The thing I liked about this car is that it's a head turner and a comfortable ride for the age of the car and the thing I dislike about it is that it's missing that roar of a muscle car. Read More

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This Is The Ultimate Machine By SouthernFords4life

My dad and i worked for 3 years to build this beauty, her name is Jamie and she is a pure all American mustang beast, i run her on some tracks in NC and down the old back roads for fun, i love her to ... Read More

Love It, Its A American Classic. By Arts1967Stang

Body style is awesome, four speed is way better than automatic. They did a great job back in '66 with the body style. The 289ci is very reliable. The coupe is got no blind spots compared to the fas... Read More

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Classic Muscle Car By robmaustin

Out of 317000 Mustangs produced in the year 1968, Ford only produced 4118 California Specials and I've got one of them. This car is amazing in every way. Runs and drives like a newer car. The facto... Read More

Bestt Car Ever By Jimmy

I like everything this car is just a dream fun to drive and very economical on gas.I bought this car for my wife's 2nd anniversary but I ended up staying with it lol it's a bit long for her to park. Read More

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Classic Mustang By jhouser99

First car. Was bought my grandparents restored it twice. Last time setup for drag racing Had 415 hp and a 150hp nitrous shot. Sold to friend from highschool and he is driving as a pleasure vehicle... Read More

1969 Mustang Mach I By 65Ace

Awesome styling & performance. One of the best examples of American muscle of all time. Small block Ford with plenty of power. Great handling car for its day. The '69 was the only year for this fron... Read More

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