1966 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1966 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 75 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 29 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"part" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"suspension" 3 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews

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Diana writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Review
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Body, engine, driving, entertaining

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no air conditiong, poor gas mileage

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1966 Baby Blue V8 289 Ford Mustang — This car has been an amazing part of my life. It's a real ego booster and is so much fun to drive. You really do just feel awesome sitting behind the weel. It's needed some repairs, but that's to be expected from a car that's almost fifty years old. I've had to replace the engine and the clutch, and I am in the process of replacing the interior of the car. Even if it looked horrible though, it's still a car with spirit and attitude. There is no power steering or brakes, but as soon as you get used to that, it's a breeze to drive. Of course, in today's horrible gas price world, mileage leaves something to be desired, she only gets on average 12 miles to the gallon. I've definately spent more on it than I bought it, or could sell it for, but with a car this amazing, who cares? The only serious drawback for me is that it has no air conditioning. That's tough in the summer.

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William writes:
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A good looking and easy to maintain car.

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The I6 engine can be underpowered in some circumstances.

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Amazing Car That Is Very Fun To Drive And Easy To Maintain. — With the 200 C.I.D. inline 6 engine the base Mustang can still pull its own weight quite well. It may have problems around steep hills but will get up to speed quickly still. With additions such as air conditioner the ride can become alot more comfortable. The transmissions are fairly difficult to find rebuild parts for if you don't know where to look. A base Mustang is a very solid car with good fuel economy that can still be used as a daily driver.

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Caprice_34 writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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Enjoy the top down.

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If you dislike attention.

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Owning A Classic Car Is Like Belonging To An Exclusive Club. It Is Special. — Hauls ass in a straight line. It has GT brakes, so it stops, like, RIGHT NOW! It corners OK, it could use anti sway bars. Built solid as a rock. Downright dependable, easy to work on. This car was built when American cars were THE cars to own. Nice styling, it has Recarro seats in front and US Cloverleaf Mags all around. Mileage depends on the way U drive it, anywhere from 9 to 18 mpg. It's fun to drive and people remark on it where ever I go...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Martin writes:
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Power Not Might! — looks and style all good...preformance average till new motor....handling...like a pig!

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SteveO writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Review
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Pretty Quick and a little muscle to boot. Staggering beauty. Never a disapointment behind the wheel.

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Suspention update would be an upgrade that would put it far ahead. Money pit.

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Beauty, Speed, Tradition. — This car is fantastic. It has been in the family for almost 40 years. Brief history, my grandfather bought it for my father when he left for college in 1971. My father kept it even when it deteriorated. In the mid 90's when my brother and I turned 16... my father made the wise decision to put money into the car instead of buying us a honda civic - licke everyone else. Remains in the family and has no price tag. Fastback 2+2 model. 289 V8 with a an addition of dual ehaust, 4 barrel intake, GT wheels. It is a cruise-o-matic 3 speed automatic (slap shifter) also known as the green dot drive. Parchment leather interior, fm radio with cassette (need to be replaced). 240,000 miles Two rebuilt motors and two rebuilt transmissions - we don't exactly drive it slow. Not the fast car performance wise, but not too shabby either. Handling is a bit suspect, a product of its era. Not too heavy wich helps a great deal. Added disc breaks to the front which has been pretty helpful. Even though it is not modern - the simplicity makes it. Still better performance than the great majority of vehicles on the raod today. A pure joy to drive. British Racing green in color and rare at that. For every 1 Fastback made there were 4 convertables and 16 coupes. So it is a bit rare and the color makes it even more so. Bottom Line... it is a HEAD TURNER!

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Jordan writes:
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Awesome looking car that is a classic

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Poor Fuel Economy, stock steering, brakes, and suspension sucks

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Classic Car! — Restored car with my dad. Styling inside and out is classic and beautiful. Interior is cramped, but that doesn't matter. Performance of the Base Coupe with a V8 doesn't live up to the looks of the car. The stock suspension, brakes, and steering sucks. 289 V8 has so so performance but is let down by the 3 spd. Auto Tranny. Fuel Economy is non existant. Driving the car somewhat frugally only returns about 12 mpg. Like any old car, there is always something to be fixed. However, all shortcomings are overcome simply by the coolness of the car

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ryantyler writes:
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manual trans
classic car
gets attention

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gets attention
reliability(not a big deal not a daily driver)

ryantyler
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My Caroline — This is my summer/fall weekend car I love everything about her. Its not the fastest but I don't care I love to just cruise to some oldies and escape into my time capsule. I love the feel and ride of a classic car if you want all the amenities and up to date gadgets this is not the car for you. It has power drum brakes and manual steering that's all I need I'm not picky. not much room but like I said with the windows down radio blasting who cares!

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

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Auto_Reserve writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Review
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Fun car to drive that always gets questions about it's history, power ect.   Parts are available at most local auto part stores and are inexpensive.  Nice to travel back in time when switch gear is metal instead of plastic, and v8s rules the roads

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Not very safe by today's standards.  Non fuel injected cars are not for everyone, Fuel economy will not match the same size car built today.  Modern advances in A.C., defrost, Sound systems, seat design will not be a fit for all.  The same sound I love about a rumbling V8 some people do not want to hear.

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1966 Mustang A Trip Back In Time And A Reminder Of What We Do Well Now — The Mustang is stable and steady on the road, it just huuummms along. Easy to set back and enjoy the drive. Not a car you get in a hurry to get anywhere in. But a pleasing experience. Driver coupes can be had well under $10,000 and fastbacks will start around that number.

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

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Alfred writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Review
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It's a badass old school muscle car! Good power, good looks, and tons of fun to drive! Having an old Mustang practically leaves me with infinite options as far as customization and aftermarket parts.

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It isn't the most comfortable ride ever. But who needs comfort anyway!?

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1966 Mustang Fastback — I like everything about this car! The looks, the sound, the feel, it's all exactly what I wanted out of an old muscle car. It's fun to cruise with my friends and it leaves me with something to play with on the weekends!

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

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BLFriend writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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It's a classic Mustang!

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You won't find any airbags in here.

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My Ole 'stang — This has been my car since high school, and I've had the pleasure of driving it across the country as well as using it for an every day driver. It's stock (almost) with a 289 4V, 4 spd, and dual exhaust. It has been idle for a few years now waiting on new ball joints, and I plan to replace all of the bushings and rubber to improve the handling.

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

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2014 Ford Mustang Reviews

Perfect By dingo1990

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2013 Ford Mustang Reviews

I Would Say Behind The Corvette, This Is The Best Car For The Money. By robmaustin

Ford hit the nail on the head with this one. The torque and the power you feel when you hit the accelerator is awesome. The 6 speed manual shifts so smooth that you forget your driving a stick. I t... Read More

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Very impressed with 13 Mustang. Amazing power and a Mustang that finally handles. Comfortable, good tech features, HID headlamps and a strong warranty make this car a no brainer for someone that wan... Read More

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2012 Ford Mustang Reviews

Awesome Car! By James

This is an awesome car to drive. It looks awesome and runs great! I spend about 4 hours a month cleaning and hand buffing my car to get an awesome mirror like shine. The only modification that I have ... Read More

Great Car! Best Car I Have Ever Owned. By luvmyck

I love the way this car handles. After installing the Barton shifter from American Muscle I love the way it drives and when the tune is changed I love to hear it running idle. This car is awesome and... Read More

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2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

Fun To Drive By laflavor

You'll learn to love on-ramps. Having to stop at red lights isn't so bad, as long as you're at the front of the line. Ford really hit a home run with the coyote 5.0 engine. The interior is much imp... Read More

2011 Gt500 Convertible By SnowmanLol

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2010 Ford Mustang Reviews

Awsome By hekta13

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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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