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1966 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1966 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 72 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" 26 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"exterior" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"ride" 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:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Review
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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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5

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Pretty Quick and a little muscle to boot. Staggering beauty. Never a disapointment behind the wheel.

Cons

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

85

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:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Review
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5

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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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BLFriend writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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5

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It's a classic Mustang!

Cons

You won't find any airbags in here.

BLFriend
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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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AGWilliams writes:
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4

Pros

True classic, fun to drive.  Lot of new and reproduction parts available.  Always a eye catcher.always holds its value.   Easy to work on.

Cons

Sometimes parts are hard to find and when you do, they can be a little pricey.

AGWilliams
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Eye Catching Fun Car To Own And Drive — These cars are so versatile. They can be the show car you always wanted or the daily driver to work or the race car you take to the drags to the 6 calender first car you want to give kids . Either way you have a cool car!

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

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magsdigital writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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Its Fun

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none

magsdigital
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Fun — Everyone knows that a 66 GT Convertible is just plain fun. To review an American icon any further than those that precede me would just be silly. I bought the car for $250, 30 years ago and spent the subsequent 3 years painstakingly restoring it myself. I'm pretty proud of it in case you can't tell.

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courtneymuse24 writes:
1966 Ford Mustang Base Review
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Everything is 100%... Cant say more

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There is no cons.

courtneymuse24
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Beautaful Car! Outstanding! — This car is the car you think about when some one says "Sunday driver" I grew up around this car and never saw it not taken care of, this car is a show room art peace. Nothing else to say.

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

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2014 Ford Mustang Reviews

2014 Mustang Pony Edition - Ruby Red By Raymond

When I saw this car at the dealer I just had to have it. The Colour, the style, the leather interior, the drive , the power - It's a great car - what can I say, I always liked the old style Mustang... Read More

Awesome Sports Car. By bobcurl5912

The new V6 Ford Mustangs (after 2010) pack a powerful 305hp yet are surprisingly fuel efficient. My Mustang is stick shift, allowing for more control over the vehicle and to truly sense the power and... Read More

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2013 Ford Mustang Reviews

Quality 4 Seat Convertible For A Reasonable Price By Jiminnorthport

I like the looks with the top down. It has a serious blind spot when the top is up. The interior is cheap plastic and has numerous rattles from the interior. So far(18000 miles) maintenance has been r... Read More

My 2013 Stang By akjsales8

Love this car. It came fully loaded with every option, Nav, heated seats, 6 speed automatic, premium sound system, performance handling package, and lot's more. Added the spoiler, side scoops, new s... Read More

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2012 Ford Mustang Reviews

Sweet Ride By Tony_2014

The car rides so smooth that I frequently find myself well over the speed limit. I don't mind going fast but I really need to watch my speed before I get a huge ticket. I've the car for three years an... Read More

Fun By Tony_2014

Love the car but it doesn't fit my lifestyle. Great on gas, lots of power, looks sharp, fare price. I would buy another one as a second vehicle. Great car overall, be careful if you have a heavy foot,... Read More

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2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

Freedom Behind The Wheel! By MLW

The only thing that I would have liked added would have been heated seats. But then again in South GA there really isn't a need for that. Other than that though, I wouldn't change a single thing about... Read More

Gt/cs By audioi

It's a great car that everyone loves, gets lots of attention and a fantastic value and after seeing the 2015 I am sure that this body style will be the most favorite of all the mustang's made. The Sh... Read More

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2010 Ford Mustang Reviews

Excellent Car With More Bang For Your Buck By mustang305

Owning this car has been my best choice i've ever made. This car is very sporty with good MPG and a great looking vehicle overall. Wether it be with the top up or top down or driving to work or to the... Read More

A Very Good Car. By occur45

I like the way this Mustang is put together. The last GT Convertible I owned was the 1995 model. This is night and day difference. The car seems alot heavier but more powerful in comparison to the ... Read More

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