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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 52 1997 Ford Mustang reviews.

RamblingSheila writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Convertible Review
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4

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This car travels with ease over the Rocky Mts. I have never wished for more power.  In late autumn when it is too chilly to have the top down I put it down anyway, roll up the windows, and crank up the heat. Having the windows closed traps the heat in the front seat.  I do the same thing in the summer with the air conditioning when it is too hot.  This works great as long as you don't have passengers in the back seat.  You can't beat a convertible on a summer night with the top down, (also a great way to view fireworks).  I love this car but have to sell it because meds I am taking make me too sensitive to be out in the sun anymore. If I keep it I'll be too tempted to drive it in the daytime. I hope whoever buys it gets as much enjoyment from it as I have.

Cons

Legally you can only transport 4 people since it only has 4 seatbelts.

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"funnest" Car I Have Ever Driven. — What I didn't like about this car is that when my gorgeous teenage daughter drives it she gets flirted with too much. My only other complaint is with the size of the trunk. It is deep but the opening is not very big.

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

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Kyle writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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great looking car! better for driving and not racing!

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T45 transmission blows, and intake gaskets went out left and right in this car for me!

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Good Daily Driver And Thats It! — This was a good car but slow! with catback exhaust, intake, and superchips programmer it ran a 14.9 1/4 mile.... it came with a T-45 5speed transmission, that BLOWS. they are known for syncro problems, i blew 2 transmissions out of this car, the first one lost second gear and the second one, in a race i broke the shift fork for 3rd and 4th gear! if you buy this car UPGRADE THE TRANSMISSION TO A T56!!!

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crrasshh writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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It is a fun car to drive with lots of torque.

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First year model.

crrasshh
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A Very Easy Car To Work On And Parts Are Fairly Cheap. Just Wish Mine Was In A Little Better Shape — My car is a 1997 and thats the first year of the 4.6 and don't think they had all the kinks worked out yet. Slowly I am fixing everything that was wrong with it when I bought it about a year and a half ago.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeremy writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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it is very comfortable to drive

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not fast enough

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Its A Great Fun Car To Drive — its a great all around car but it could be a little faster. the 5 speed is a must and it has to have a nice sounding exhaust. another must is a different hood, cobra front bumper and different rims

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brett writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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Fast and good on gas

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sucks to work on when something breaks

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Good Car For Daily Driver — Good little car to get around in. Got a decent amount of power, and sounds awesome with its flow master exhaust. It's a five speed manual trans. with a 4.6 L engine. within a couple years, it will have a 383 in it though. The body has been fixed up since the picture was taken. The front bumper is fixed, but there are minor scratches on the body. eventually the body will be all repainted.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joce writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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power

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winter

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Have Fun! — What I love the most about this car is that it is not so expensive, relly easy to upgrade, good torque and most of all it does'nt break! You almost can't find a better deal if you want to ride in the low 13s daily driver on the 1/4 strip without coming back home on a towing!

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

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Catherine writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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Good first car.

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No sunroof.

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I Miss It. — For a 97' the ac and heat worked reallllllly good and fast. I wish it had a sunroof though. The interior was gray... would have been better if it was black leather. The cars pretty loud (from being old) compared to a new car thats quiet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tim writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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Ragtop with a V8

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Not a lot of quality for a muscle car

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Cheap Fun — The best way to sum up the old girl is... It was was it was. It was a fun car with the ragtop, tire smokin V8, leather seats and all that... and it was fast. Never found top end, but I know at 130mph it had more on the table. For being a GT model I was surprised at low quality parts Ford used. The plastic intake manifold surpised me when it came undone one day. But hey, it was a sweet car for cheap money.

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

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Gina writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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Fun and economical

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If passengers have long legs.

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Very Dependable. — Love my car. It has really good handling. It seems to have good quality, the person that had it befor me rear ended someone, but it was an easy at home fix and it passed inspection just fine. It has good gas mileage and is easy to maintain.

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Randy writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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THe low mileage and chrome wheels

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that I dont have the money to upgrade it more

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Best Gt In Town — This car is great. Fast and fun to drive. Fun for friday nights to take to the track. It is pretty affodable as I got a great deal on this one. If you like speed and attention from your cars this is one I would recommend.

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

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