1965 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1965 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 68 reviews

  • 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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PROS
"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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1965 Ford Mustang Standard Coupe Review
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5

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People love the car. They always ask about it and think it looks great. The parts were cheap, available and mostly great condition. Fun rebuild great for car starters like myself who want to learn the basics of cars. It doesn't get much simpler than this.

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Had to replace from drum brakes with disc. The car would just stop. It handles like a standard car from 1965 should handle. Floaty handling and the front still has to settle down due to the new springs in the front.

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A Sweet Looking Ride Thats Tons Of Fun! — This car is originally from California. No rust when bought and the paint and interior came as is. However, the engine, transmission, brakes, and suspension had to be rebuilt for safer driving. Total rebuild only took about 8 months. Most of the parts are readily available through magazines. There good parts too (most of them). Its only a 6cyl and a 3 speed manual, but its still a ton of fun to drive. Can still cruise at 70-75 on the highway. This summer is going to be the first summer that I have it and its going to be great. Cant wait!

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

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sestes writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible with Bench Seats Review
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5

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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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P.J.'s_'79_5.0 writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Coupe Review
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4

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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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Seth writes:
1965 Ford Mustang Standard Fastback Review
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pretty

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nothing

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Mustang 1965 — the performance is ok build quality in its many years it has need some repairs appearence is very pretty and its very fun and the cost of ownership is well im not really sure because i dont keep up with that.

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

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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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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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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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The car had great styling, Performance was awesome

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Wind noise, stiff  choppy ride

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Great Car — I bought this car new and had one of the first production 289 Cu in 271 HP engines coupled with a 4 speed trans. In it's day this car was a rocket. It drove well by 1965 standards and was a real head turner, being red with a white top. The handling wasn't refined enough to take to the track although I did drag race the car. The wind noise around the convertible top was considerable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
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Classic Lines Of The Gen1 Mustang — It's a muscle car - not meant for family or cargo! I've owned this car since 1980 - and I'll probably own it until the end. Complete restification in 2005. 306 full roller crate motor in 2007. Really need to upgrade the brakes to disks all around, but I'm currently building a 1965 Barracuda, so the Mustang is for driving right now.

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

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2014 Ford Mustang Reviews

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2013 Ford Mustang Reviews

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2012 Ford Mustang Reviews

Superb, Incredible Vehicle! By davidrigsby

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2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

Fun To Drive By laflavor

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2010 Ford Mustang Reviews

I Love This Car By deblyn

Overall I love this car. It has been a wonderful car for me. Fun to drive in town and on the highway. Even though it is a V6 it has plenty of power for me. Handles the road excellently. Perfect! Read More

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