1983 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1983 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Alex writes:
1983 Ford Mustang GT Review
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5

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everything

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nothing

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Great Car! — Cost of ownership is very affordable. Very fun to drive. The performance is very good for a bone stock car. All it has is a new exhaust which sounds sick. The car is obviously very fun to drive being it a 5-speed.

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

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bennybob writes:
1983 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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This is a one year edition GLX Mustang, Very Powerful car, fun to drive, handles like a sports car, gets a lot of looks, comfortable on trips, trophy winner

Cons

Uses premium gas, only downside, gets about 17-19mpg which isn't too bad

bennybob
55

My Red Flash — I always admired the Mustang LX as it is quicker, leaner and more agile over the Mustang GT model which has some extra weight and has a heavier look to it. The 5 speed manual mated with the 5.0 High Output V8 engine makes for an exciting driving experience.

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James writes:
1983 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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its mine and i can stomp on the gas and go sideways at almost any speed

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it needs new paint and top but hey its 26 years old.

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My Little Pony (lol) — i love my mustang it is my toy. it needs new paint and a new top. its to loud shreds tires and is all but impossible to drive in the rain. it only gets about 10 mpg. it is the first foxbody with a 4 barrel carb. factory conv, they used a marine block and crank. and i love it...

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meanoldmoe writes:
1983 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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Fun summer car to drive...esp with a V-8 and a 5sp std transmission

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Front seats are dated and need upgrading as well as  suspension

meanoldmoe
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Fun V-8 Car To Drive — This is my 2nd FOX chassis car and is the same year as my first mustang. Both are 5.0L with 4 bbl carbs. Power top works fine, but does have a bigger blind spot behind the rear 1/4 glass than a regular coupe. Fuel economy is not bad, as long as you don't "Floor it" all the time. Power from the V-8 is fine and the motor is stock ( 175hp) Seeing as the car is almost 30 years old, it does need some seat upgrades for comfort. The car was cheap to purchase and had suffered little from abuse ( most suffer a lot) But it has been a reliable car , with no major problems.

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

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Brian writes:
1983 Ford Mustang LX Review
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The performance, gas mileage, and comfort of this car are AWESOME!

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Not much to dislike about this car.

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Awesome Car To Own. — This is a very fun car to drive around town or on a long road trip. Great performance all around, very good gas mileage, extremely easy to work on and maintain. Do have some issues with interior though, requires alot of devotion to maintain the dash pad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
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its a blast to drive one of the last of real american muscle (stock)

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more power than rear end grip

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All Around Excellent Car Easy To Drive Even Easier To Look At — in 1983 ford released the 5.0 for the first time since the mid 70s they came stock in the mustang gt. at 180 horse it could have had more to offer but to the weight ratio of the car its a good balance, and let me tell you with the 5 speed standard its a quick car. handling is good but not outstanding tires and underbody sway bars and other customs have been added to make high speed handling much better. other than that it is completely stock, down to the original paint job and radio.it is a strong solid car that has needed very few repairs that were pretty easy to fix.beautiful inside and out .a true blast to drive

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

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Chris writes:
1983 Ford Mustang LX Review
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5.0 fits in nicely

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4cyl is crap as a non turbo

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Lots Of Potential Not A Lot Of Maitenence — great car lots of potential. not much pep from the 2.3l single barrel carburetor . non turbo is crap. auto is worthless. t-tops leak got outrun by Geo metro's and Suzuki swifts, very reliable not hard to work on if u get one get a 5.0 swap with a 9inch rear end

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Birdcage_130 writes:
1983 Ford Mustang GT Review
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it knew why cars were made-----speed

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i can't think of one

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Mustangs Are The Only Think Ford Knows How To Do Right — this car had a turbo engine as well so it really moved, especially over Logans Pass. 5 speed standard and hatchback made for a perfect combination of speed and function. gas mileage depended on how many races you had and it was a riot to drive!

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

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Mikey writes:
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its a mustang

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i dont have it any more

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Love — i love this car i could keep up with who ever i wanted and leave most people if i wanted. the care was cheap and i was able to keep it running for cheap. i miss this car and want a new one

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

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Jason writes:
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Its a mustang!!!

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Gas mileage

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Fun!!!! — Had it since I was 17, Great performance with 88 GT 302 roller cam with all the goodies, Great appearance with the factory hood scoop and stripes, Very solid and sporty good handling, not cost effective especially with new 393 stroker motor going into it shortly...Very fun to drive!!

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

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