1986 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1986 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 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: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:3.8 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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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"stickshift" 2 reviews

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Connor writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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some postive aspects of my car is probably that it gets me to where i need to go

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the negtives .. needs more parts to make it run better.

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My Car — the preformance is fairly good i would say... the build quality is fine, it's a unibody .. the exterior colour is a midnight blue, on the inside i have NOS racing seats and the back seats are just blue and orange pedals... the cost of this vehicle was 1200 to buy straight out but then i had to put 1400 into the safety and everything it needed to pass the safety, it does not require an e-test because it's older then 20 years... the fun factor eh!? it certainly is fun to drive, it's super comfortable... GO GET ONE!!!

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msbagzi writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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4

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An original.  Easy Restore but works well as is.  Parts are easy to find.

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This car should be restored.  It does have it's flaws that can easily be fixed.  For example, the top does need to be replaced.  The nice thing is there is a new top in the trunk for someone to replace the old one with.

msbagzi
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A Classic — This was a great car in it's day and with some TLC it can be again. Love the fact it has a large trunk and a back seat. Love the fact it's economical and it is a convertible. I love convertibles! =))

Primary Use: Family transportation

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twistedwankel writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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Drive anywhere.  Parts are cheap.

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There is a lot of wind noise with the top up at speed but that's yesterday's technology.

twistedwankel
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Best Foxbody We've Owned. — This car is a blast to drive. Quick but still uses 87 octane and the AOD is splendid for those who still like to sip a coffee as they drive. We went to a 6000 car cruise in in Mississippi and there were no other cars like this one. 25 mpg at 75mph is hard to beat.

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

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Damien writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Review
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its mustang c'mon

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its small so it holds like 3 people comfotably, an doesnt handle well in really wet weather or snow

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I Thought The Car Was Really Fun An Really Fast — the 86 mustang lx is a fast car, not very good looking i perfer the 90-93 but still very fast. the worst thing i can say about the car it that it does not handle good in rain or snow. the car it self picked up speed fast an stopped on a dime (as long as the road was dry) the interior was very plain an clothe material but due to its age it was built like a tank for a 24 year old car it didnt have much rust or noises an didnt need alot of work to stay running. over all a super fun car to drive hard in or just cruse with friends

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

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Conway83 writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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5

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Awsome car first year for fuel injection on fox mustang

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No cons

Conway83
105

Awsome Ride! — Very fun car very easy to work on, smooth driveability with the fuel injection Can't imagine an aod in a mustang at all, Love the 5 speed, Love working on the car, love the feel of the pull from the power and torque blended together very well

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

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Jenn writes:
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3

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It's a fast car!

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Un-reliable and gas hog!!!

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For Better Or Worse, Its My Car! — My Mustang has a built 302 in it and is falling apart. not much else to say. The interior is in shambles, I got it as a gift and it's most definitely a fixer upper. I'll get it to where I want it some day, until then it's going to be my project car.

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

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Ol writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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It get you where you need to go

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If you are looking for a fuel effiecent car less than 10 years old, this is not it!

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Its My Car! — Performance- handles pretty well, not the best choice for snow Build Quality- well it held together after all these years... Apperance- still looking good, just need to buff it out Cost- Its a 23 year old V8 5.0 liter muscle car, what to you think? Fun Factor, it is sure fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danny writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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power

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ford

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Skanky Stang — i bought this car beacsue i hated fords and my intention was to blow the car up ....It had a five speed and a dumped the clutch at 4000 rpm a hundred times and did some inasne burn outs in this car.....BUT IT WAS A FORD>>>>>>lol i will say after owning one i did enjoy it occasionaly,, but they dont like to turn.. Not like a camaro at least...the chutter form the rear around turns was annoying in the rain, and under power it got squirlly quick........

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jamie writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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3

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+ great summer car
+ easy to drive
+ comfortable
+ sounds nice at lower speeds
+ cleans up well
+ replacement parts plentiful

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- prone to leaking
- untapped engines
- poor turning characteristics
- low top speed
- old
- BAD IN SNOW

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Great Summer Cruiser — Almost a classic car with great potential. My personal car was the Expo '86 demonstartor which was used to show-case Ford's newest addition to the mustang community, fuel injection. The car only has a few draw packs in todays world. The engines are large (3.8L V6 or 5.0L V8) but their transmissions are not geared well so you are unable to tap into the engines full potential. This leads to lower fuel economy and lower perfomance levels. This is especially so for the V6 w/t auto transmission w/o overdrive. Three gears is not enough and the car sounds like a wounded animal above 130kph (especially with the convertable top). With overdrive or 4spd the car becomes slightly better but the best option is still the 5spd.

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KRF writes:
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Great handling, lots of power, great looks if your a fox body fan, easy to modify

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None unless you are not a stick shift driver.

KRF
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Mustang Gt — I am the second owner of this vehicle and owned it since August of 1997. When I purchased, the car had 77K. It now has 101K There are several upgrades I have done, however new plans have been made for 2014. Brake, transmission, motor upgrades to be completed through the winter.

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

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