1971 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1971 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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AGWilliams writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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5

Pros

New improved steering from the 71.  Great looking classic muscle.

Cons

Bigger heavier car.  Lost a lot of Chrome and emblems and went to graphics.

AGWilliams
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Fun Muscle Car. Blast For You And The Family. — The 71-73 was the last biggest production Mustang produced. The hoax of fuel shortage to drive up fuel cost. Turned the Mustang into the Mustang II. ? This was the last of the real muscle for a while! 71-73 was the last of the big mean old shcool muscle. This will be a fun restore. There's many parts and suppliers available for these cars. Just be careful shop around and look for the best products and prices. You can get a lot of money in the quick. Wish me luck on mine! Thanks T.

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

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Kev writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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5

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the looks aand comments you get is to be believed

Cons

lot of maintenance but thats ok really

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Keeping The Dream Alive — I just love everthing about my Mustang. Asome 70 muscle car. AGGHHHHH the good old days..... I have always wanted one of these cars since I saw one brand new in 1971. It took me 36 years to get one and Oh boy was it worth the wait. Not as good a drive as I imagined when I was 12, but back then anything would have been great. Just to have the privalige of owning a little bit of history is fantastic.

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Mark writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Base Review
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5

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Its a Mustang and it sounds awesome!  It also has power-steering and an incredible sound system.

Cons

The paint is starting to crack off in some places, the dashboard was sprypainted white, the suspention in the frount right squweeks, the whindows leak, none of the vackume hoses are hooked up, so the engine is guttles, the radiator leaks, well everything leaks.  So ya.

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The Amazing P.o.s — The acceleration sucks, the brakes are great, it handles just fine. I had to replace the blinker mechanism. But otherwise I have not done much. It needs a lot of work. Its a standard coupe with a spoiler on the back. It lousy on gas and all of other liquids to. It is the most fun I have ever had in a car!

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Bryan writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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5

Pros

Nice Motor and Fun Project

Cons

Not Finished

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Still In The Process Of Being Restored. — The body is still being done. The engine and transmission are mostly done. It has a 351 Cleveland under the hood.

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Adam writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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Sound, looks

Cons

needed a fatter engine!

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Muzzy — The sound of the double pipes out the back! Harley D of cars mean! Blood sweat and tears went into this money pit and after moving all the rust which was doors, rear guards, boot, pass floor, rear floor, and side pilers and with a new paint job from my gd ole cuzy bro and new double straight pipes out the back from cheers auto it was humming!

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Hashemi writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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5

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Pure Horsepower and Mustang Band

Cons

Not Original Parts

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Mustang Boss — The accleration of this car is amazing compare with another muscle car in that era. 0-60 mph under 6 second, is one big achievement for car that weight between 2500-3500 lbs. 428 cu in engine just make the driver to scream out.

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

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Mike writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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5

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fast

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heavy

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Gvuihoj — my car needs worked on bad. but that will be getting done this school year...its all messed up from sitting in the garage for about 23 years....its still got all stock parts on it....the nasa hood...stock leather upholstery, stock v8....im not sure what size...i wanna find out asap

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

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Larry writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 Review
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5

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its really fast

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the gas mileage

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A Real Fast Ca — the performance of my car is like no uther i love it. its really fast. the body is in grate shape. have some scratches but not that you can realy see. the interior is white no rips in the seets or nothen

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

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Dylan writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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mustan

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nothing

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Its Bad Ass — 347 stroker motor with a 4 speed. dont see them all that much at car shows. never see them anywhere. was a 302 with a 2 barrel carb. and a 3 speed manual. a very very nice car to own.

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

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bnseacliff writes:
1971 Ford Mustang Base Convertible Review
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4

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It's an eye-catching fun car! The hood seems to go on forever when your sitting in the drivers seat and the windshield has a very sleek sweep to it.  The engine compartment has plenty room to work, and simplicity is the word when compaired to todays engines.  It always starts up immediately, and during accerlation, provides smooth power without hesitation. The power brakes (disk in front, drums in rear) are fantastic and provide solid braking. It's a really nice 40 year old Mustang and runs like a top!

Cons

It only gets around 18 mpg, which was common in the 70's but a definate disadvantage now.  Lead additive and octane booster is thrown into the tank prior to filling up with premium.  It has the orig AM radio, with a single speaker in the upper console, a real bummer if you don't like talk radio.  It has a few small paint chips/scratches,

bnseacliff
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A Little Piece Of The 70's — It's been a family car for 40 years and the top has been down about 80% of that time. It's always been very reliable, easy to maintain and a pleasure to drive. It has plenty of get-up-and-go, and can stop on a dime. Not much more I can add to that.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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