1988 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1988 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 56 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:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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Aimee writes:
1988 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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I love my car

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Ilike everything about my car`

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My Love For A Mustang — I love my 1988 mustang. my mother had a 68 my father had a 67 so you could sa that it runs in the blood so i guess i will take my rat out for a wash and a cruise. Hope to see all you hotrodders out there

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

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echance17 writes:
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Inexpesive horsepower.  You can beat the cost/horsepower.

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Cheap horspower.  You will not be in the inner circle of upper echelon muscle car enthusiast. The disgusted looks you'll get when you kick the BMW M3 or M5's behind. Well, maybe not a con, just depends on how you look at it.

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Amazingly Fun And Affordable Car — This is the first new car I have ever purchased. I bought it just prior to starting pilot training in the Air Force. I have had it and worked on it many times since. I have just started a total restoration project on it and plan to give it to my son when he graduates college in a few years. It will not be stock. It has amazed me how easy and inexpensive these cars are to work on. Just about everthing you can imagine doing to one has already been done by someone else and you can read about it or watch it on youtube. This car pulls sub 12s in the quarter and gets 26 mpg on the highway. Way to go Lee Iacocca, may God rest his soul.

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

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jbortner writes:
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Good looks and bang for the buck.

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Bad brakes! A car that goes also needs to stop!

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Low Price Car Needs Upgrades. — Driving it for 20 years. Soon after purchase it received underdrive pulleys, aftermarket shifter, good tires, 65mm throttle body, subframe connectors, a brake system upgrade, and a centerforce II clutch. That is what it takes, in my opinion, to make it a good car. Been pretty happy with it since!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marc writes:
1988 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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convertible interior bars get hot and heat up; interior over the summer

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Best Car In The World! — Awesome car, great ride and feel, excellent preformance. Lots of aftermarket goodies to enhance preformance. In Stick form you can get better gas milage, can build the basic engine to over 300 horse power and over a decade of ass kickin fun!

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

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Aimee writes:
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this is another baby resurected painted a secret colour red that blows your mind when you look at her .

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the only negative is I cannot drive them both, ( hahaha) and i don't want to drive them with all this sand & salt on the roads.

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Looks Can Be Deceiving She's A Sleeper — I like everything about my car !! This is just the beginning of a stable full of mustangs, maybe a camaro for my husband LOL My two girls now have a classic, antique mustang waiting for when they get their licenses . They love the mustangs, GIRLS POWERED BY MUSTANGS HOORAAH !!

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

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momsrat writes:
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good on gas starts EVERY  TIME I love my car my kids enjoy the convertible handles great

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everybody wants to race,

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Mama's Girl — I would not change anything about my mustang, I have had her for 10 years we got off to a rough start but now she is great !! can not wait to get her back on the road for the summer

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Colin writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Great Fun Car — this car was light weight and had lots of power.it looked good and drove great.it had a std trans.black on black and dark tinted glass.great performance and great handling.a ton of great after market parts available for this stang.it was a tuff car has well.

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

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Paul writes:
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Love the sound of the cam

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It's not done yet

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Loud, Fast, Tire Smoking Fun — Ridiculously fun with the taller gears. Traction is hard to get until 3rd gear. The cam really helps to get it going. Needs a lot of cosmetic work-little bit of body work and paint, some interior re install, but hey, it's a project car.

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

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It's a mustang, and it handles very well. (On performance tires)

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Mileage is crap but not a huge deal.

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Fun Car, Bad On Gas. Overall...well Worth The Purchase. — Performance: For a 2.3L Engine, it has great pick up. Build Quality: For the most part the car holds up very well, The body has 355,000km on it and could probably double that. Appearance: Not quite as muscle looking as other mustangs, but still a great looking car. Cost of Ownership: Mileage isn't great, but it's a mustang...don't expect much. Otherwise, parts are cheap to get for this car. Fun Factor: Go to an empty parking lot and punch the gas and you'll find out.

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

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Andrew writes:
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red, fast, loud,bullet proof, its a fox body saleen mustang, a piece of americana modern day muscle car of the 80's.

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interior is not so nice looking in design, hard to drive, beats you up when driving for awhile. no cup holders, lol, cheap american quality of the 80's

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Great Collectable For Not Too Much Money. Eye Catcher At All Ford Shows, Car Shows. — true saleen mustang, number 329. rare red on red. edelbrock intake, ported and polished gt 40 heads, shorty headers, griffin larger radiator, electric fan, aluminum drive shaft, crane ignition, air in take, hurst short throw shifter, and ofcourse all your saleen upgrades such as racecraft suspension, rolled fenders (yes saleen rolled the fenders) 11 gallon fuel tank (cant go too far with out refueling, but will cost only 30 bucks to fuel up on super)lol. everything like my 91 notchback but better. i cant see what else you can do to these fox bodies mustangs to make them handle better. its all power and performance, all raw, and no computer gizmos to help you so you better know what your doing if your going to hammer this thing. great power, good handling, a handful to drive so that can be fun and a nightmare, its a fox body saleen so its rare, a higher sought out cult car and truly a future collector. definitely a toy and should not be your only car.

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

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2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

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