1981 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1981 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 5
  • Appearance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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Scott writes:
1981 Ford Mustang LX Review
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4

Pros

fun to drive

Cons

rusted out

25

It Was A Good Starter Car. — It was a fun car to drive. It was the first car I drove that was stick.Had it up to 150 kms an hour and it was a straight 6 with a 4 speed manual transmission. It kicked ass! Cool.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ed writes:
1981 Ford Mustang Cobra Turbo Review
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5

Pros

Its a mustang

Cons

Built by Ford

45

Built This Car Myself. — Handling is terrible but what do you expect from an old ass mustang. Acceleration aint bad for a straight six motor. Brakes work like a charm after you replace the entire set-up. Alot more power if you swap from the stock single barrel to the holley two barrel.

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Brian writes:
1981 Ford Mustang LX Review
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4

Pros

Nearly indestructible, comfy seats...

Cons

Ugly, wimpy, not a winter car.

55

I Only Love This Because It Was My First Car. — What can I say except that I beat the crap out of this car and it wouldn't die. Of course the radio never worked well, AC didn't work, passenger door hinge was bent, got gassed by the exhaust when an exhaust gasket got ripped out while sliding off the road. Absolutely no power. Had an awful fox body on it. But it has sentimental value.

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Clayton writes:
1981 Ford Mustang Cobra Turbo Review
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3

Pros

Looked cool! (at the time)

Cons

Very thirsty!

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My Pseudo-musclecar! — This was my second Mustang, and it was the only one worth taking a picture of. I enjoyed driving it around, but the weak 255 ci V8 mated with the 3 speed auto was not exactly fast! It looked the part though. It cost me too much to own while attending high school.

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Matt writes:
1981 Ford Mustang LX Review
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4

Pros

Buillet Proof Engine

Cons

Weak Transmission ( Damn Neutral Drops)

35

Rustang !!! — First car , parents gone for the summer, by the end it would burn all the oil from the oil pan faster than i could put it in, it went for 1 month, without any oil !! was good in feilds out by E.L Smith water treatment plant, worked great until the transmission blew up

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Danny writes:
1981 Ford Mustang LX Review
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5

Pros

fun to drive

Cons

a lot of electrical problems

25

Its A Mustang — ugly unless u know how to build it fun to drive a bit sluggish but its an 81, feels big when in it but i love it

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