1997 Ford Mustang User Reviews

1997 Ford Mustang Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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" 28 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"cheap car" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"intake" 2 reviews

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David writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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If you can balance the horsepower and torque it's a great drive

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Gas Gauge drives me insane

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A Broken Beauty — I like the fact that the torque picks up great but the fact that the stock horsepower doesn't back up that amazing torque leaves you pouring in parts to balance it out for a good run time. Mileage isn't too bad. Gas gauge acts weird. Have True-Dual Cherrybomb Glasspacks. Sounds like a ricer. Euro Tail lights. Needs new shocks. Transmission needs work. has an oil leak.

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

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Stephanie writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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mustangs are my passion.

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its not yours (;

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I Love My Car And I Would Never Trade It For Anything End Of Story. — My review?? Well I've barely ever had to take it to the garage for repairs and when I have its been the usual stuff. I hate when other people touch my car. Gas mileage isnt a factor. But as far as. being great on gas, shes alright. But im not complaining about that. Interior needs some love and thats my next step. Shes really funn to drive. Shes got an auto tranny but might change to stick. bottom line idc if you dont like my car shes my baby and im driving it and you never will so no need for this (;

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

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Matthew writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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Enexpensive fun muscle car

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3.8L v6 is fairly low powered compared to vehicles nowadays, and it weighs alot so power to wieght ratio not very good. Lots to upgade to make competitive with newer cars.

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Mustang! — Its a great car to own, if you like and are interested in owning a muscle car without the extreme price, these are great cars to get. build quility pretty good. car runs forever with very few needs for repairing. Has a pretty good interior and exterior styling. Lots of options for possible upgrading.

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

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Katie writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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5

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Convertible V8, do i need to say more?

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high maintenance costs

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If You Get A Chance To Get One, Get It! — Amazing performance and acceleration. LOVE the V8 engine. Very low traction though, easy to spin out. Intake manifolds on this model have a lot of problems, like with mine. GREAT sporty look! Not great mileage, but not as bad as you would think, expensive parts. SUPER FUN car to drive.

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

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cobra_stang_gt writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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Reliable, Looks, Modifications you can perform, and the price of everything from the mods to the car its all cheap

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GAS MILEAGE!! paint, light rear end, and the leather interior goes bad along with the console

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As Long As You Take Care Of This Beast It Will Never Fail To Smoke Some One Next To You. — I bought this car with 125k miles. There is no leaks except for rear differential which is an easy fix. I have put on a MAC H pipe custom exhaust with out catylatic converters and it sounds like a cobra. Since it sounds like a cobra why not make it look like on with the cobra front end, suspension, brakes, emblems, and decals. Every person asks me if this is a cobra and I say in ways. This car may sound tough but it is slow. Yeah so what if you can floor it at 20 mph in first gear and the tires will smoke. I was going 120 mph and shifted into 5th and the cars front end sank faster than weights in water. So this car has been a great to me with 185k miles and still no leaks. I fixed the rear differential and only replaced a clutch and a key phob. This car is reliable, sick, and the coolest car to be made.

Owner for 2 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:50,000

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Neill writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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Excellent acceleration, the styling and exhaust note got a lot of looks around town.

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cheap looking interior (didn't have the leather package either), a fair weather performer only, easily matched or beaten by cheaper turbo imports.

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Excellent Entry-level V8 Power, Beautiful Styling, A Nice First Sports Car. — I bought a used 1997 mustang GT when I turned 17, it was black with a mustang svt cobra front end and hood on it. I modified all the piping including exhaust to up the power to the 300 mark (from 285). An excellent car but too many people have one.

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sudahi51 writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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3

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Quick, loud, cheap, fun to drive, low end torque, classic American car, respected name, cheap insurance.

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Typical mustang problems exist, poor handling, typical mustang suspension, 4.6 is harder to work on than the 5.0

sudahi51
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Fun To Drive, But Not Too Fast Or Comfortable. — The 97 GT is a typical mustang with its normal issues such as the tendency for the oil seal to break, its heavy and large front end, and its ancient solid rear axle. The car doesn't brake very well since it has smaller brakes than many of the cars in the same class as it, but it stops decently. the interior feels somewhat dated especially the center console I don't know who at Ford designed that part but they need to be fired. It does have a great deal of torque consider it is a bit lower on the horsepower front. The car is pretty easy and cheap to maintain and it will run well if maintained well. It's a fun car to drive and pretty decent on purchase price and maintenance, but it is small and handles poorly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Beth writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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Love the style of this car

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Seat coverings were fuzzy

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Love My Mustang — A wonderful year for Ford Mustang. I love the sleek and low design. The V6 was reasonably peppy and very reliable. That was mostly due to regular maintenance and the good car care from Yocum Ford. Did have to redo the wheels recently.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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koolautos writes:
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runs great has plrnty of power easy to fix plenty of parts out there if you need them gets the women fun to drive reliable

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the miles stop counting on these cars has to many lights that come on if 1 sensor goes bad power seat tracks always mess up and do not work properly if at all

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Amazed — the car runs and drives great looks good very reliable powerfull v8 thats not to bad on gas it was made in amerca by americns has lots of room in the trunk it lasts along time fast car cheap sports car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany Lyn writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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Extremely easy to spin tires with

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Would love the car more if the gas was better

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Car Is Very Fun To Drive And "play" With — Being RWD the car has great handling in ideal conditions, has great braking, and being a V8 has great acceleration It is built great, it has typical noises that come with aging of a car The convertible top is a great plus in the appearane/style Gas mileage is typical of a V8 and maintenance is pretty average

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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