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1986 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1986 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 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" 16 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"stickshift" 2 reviews

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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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Mike writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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Comfortable ride and seating, reasonable fuel economy and vast aftermarket available.

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Poor factory brakes and soft factory suspension settings.

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Fun To Own And Drive. — Nice comfortable Grand Touring 80's sports car from America. Classic muscular style. Comfortable seating. Vast Supply of aftermarket performance and styling parts available. Lots of inexpensive factory replacement parts. This vehicle has been a blast to own and drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jenn writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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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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KRF writes:
1986 Ford Mustang GT Review
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5

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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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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.

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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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Conway83 writes:
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Awsome car first year for fuel injection on fox mustang

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No cons

Conway83
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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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James writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Review
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It's a 5.0 Mustang, what not to like? nothing!

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It's kind of a pig on gas if you drive it through the city all the time, but gets good hwy MPG 20+

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For A Car Enthusiast. — Good for the price. Used 5.0's are going for 800-2000 bucks in the wintertime. It's fun! Parts are cheap for Ford 302's and peformance parts are everywhere. There is not one thing that you can't buy for this car, unlike a Ford SHO, where most of the SHO specific parts are discontinued and you can't find aftermarket.

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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Chris writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Convertible Review
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Its a mustang, and its the 5.0

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None what so ever

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Pride Of The American Sports Car — Awesome Car, has the 5.0 Engine. After all these years still starts up like a rocket. 0-60 5.62 seconds. The LX Convertible, not a care in the world when driving that car. lol. One of the last 5.0 untill the 2011 line

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Rich writes:
1986 Ford Mustang LX Review
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quick 0 - 60

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if u cant master a stick

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Tire Burnin Fun — preformance is awsome pushn 420 off the 220 stock build is okay it rattles sum from the body metal but hey thats wen doors weightd 90 pounds apperance lol its a 86 5 mpg very fun to drive if u can handle raw power on a stage 3 clutch

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

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2013 Ford Mustang Reviews

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2012 Ford Mustang Reviews

Sweet Ride By Tony_2014

The car rides so smooth that I frequently find myself well over the speed limit. I don't mind going fast but I really need to watch my speed before I get a huge ticket. I've the car for three years an... Read More

Fun By Tony_2014

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2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

Freedom Behind The Wheel! By MLW

The only thing that I would have liked added would have been heated seats. But then again in South GA there really isn't a need for that. Other than that though, I wouldn't change a single thing about... Read More

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2010 Ford Mustang Reviews

Excellent Car With More Bang For Your Buck By mustang305

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I like the way this Mustang is put together. The last GT Convertible I owned was the 1995 model. This is night and day difference. The car seems alot heavier but more powerful in comparison to the ... Read More

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