1978 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1978 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"body" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Brina writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Ghia Review
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4

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just about everything, good on gas, sporty, cute and easy to drive

Cons

it's small

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Gi-gi The Little Ghia — I love this little car, she's a Ford so you know she was built well. The engine still runs great, she's not bad on gas. She's a small car but the interior is quite roomy. She's a car that's very easy to drive, everything is basic. She's easy to work on and you gotta love the color! The body is nearly perfect, really no rust at all! It's neat because no one really owns these cars anymore so you get alot of looks when driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Allen writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Base Review
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4

Pros

4 cylinder economy.

Cons

4 cylinder power.

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Mustang Ii — I liked the styling, and the fact that Mustang IIs are the redheaded step children of the Mustang family. It was given, free, to my brother around 1990. We shared it for a year or so, but it was old and tired then and needed more work than we wanted to do.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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elloco13 writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Hatchback Review
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fast loud and a classic

Cons

rusty out  of shape and no radio ha

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Don't Be Fooled By The Appereance — I love the way it sounds and runs the 302 boss engine that it has almost brakes my neck it prrrs like a tiger the inside leather interior just makes it so much better. a new paint job and some nice wheels wouln't hurt the car.

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

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Austin writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II Review
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5

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Unique, powerful

Cons

you need to change it for it to be good

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If You Don't Mind Getting Dirty, It Is One Of The Perfect Cars — After I am done with my planned resto-mod, my Mustang II should have about 380 HP and 380 Ft-lb of torque. It will be costly for gas, but I think the fun of driving the car will out weight the costs.

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

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Brent writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Hatchback Review
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3

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302 4 speed car

Cons

not sure

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What — Rebuilt the 302 and had a 4sp trans. I bought this from a friend of mine. Fun little car even though most don't consider it a mustang. The value is starting to climb on these. If I were to get another one it would be the cobra model.

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Derrick writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II Review
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5

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handles amazing and looks awsome.

Cons

gotta still give it some more power.

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Greatest Car — OK, well definitely the best first car anyone could ask for, and I plan on keeping it only because it's frikken amazing. It's great on gas, and eventually I will be getting the rear window louvers, rear spoiler, and I already own the chin spoiler, just gotta put it on. ;)

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Trenton writes:
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Lots of power, very cool body kit, lots of fun

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Small for a tall guy like me

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My Fav Ford — Being a 1978 King Cobra Mustang, one of less that 400 made only in 1978, is a very fun little car to own and drive. It is red and a little beat up right now but I have all the parts i need to restore it back to original white with blue rally stripes.

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Tom writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Ghia Review
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none

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looks, performance, comfort, engine... the whole damn thing.

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Ford Mustang Ghia — This was the worst buy i've made in my life. The car ran like crap, looked that way too and was the most unreliable thing i've ever owned. It pretty much killed Ford to me for a while. Though i somehow managed to auction it off and make some money out of it.

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Steve writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Ghia Review
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3

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Great handling (rack and pinion)
Quiet ride
Good MPG
Semi- likeable styling

Cons

Lacks Mustang nostalgia
Little engines
Rubber Bumpers

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Great Car Although Not Completely Muscle — They run great, the emission controls sucks. The are build solid. This car hardly had any rust. It got great gas mileage out of the 2.8 liter (17 in town, 21 on the highway), they are not the easiest to find parts for. The best part about the car is the feel and drive. There is almost any road noise and it rides incredibly comfortable. They are pretty peppy, but geared for the highway.

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Darren writes:
1978 Ford Mustang Hatchback Review
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5

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V8, T-Tops

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Minor leaks, older interior

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Excellent Condition! — The V8 engine gives the acceleration a considerable boost. The body is in great shape with t-tops. The rims are aluminum and the paint job is custom. (I can't give it a good review cause I don't know what all is in it...)

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