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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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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Steve writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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The color of the car, the stance of the car, the car's appearance, the performance of the car, the amount of aftermarkets goodies for this car and if you have the V6 version of this car don't beat yourself up it is great to drive

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Most of things that I hate aren't even the cars fault it personal needs from the cars since I got it in bad shape, overall I enjoy the car.

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Great Car In The Looks Aspect, The Performance Is Great — This car is probably the best thing I have driven. Performance on this car even though it is a V6 is great still very peppy and there is an underlying growl from the exhaust that will exhilarate anyone and make them think that they actually are driving a V8. As mentioned performance is great from either the automatic trans but I have noticed its more fun to drive in the manual trans version plus quicker acceleration and probable better gas mileage. Even though my car's build quality is low since I have had to repair a few things from the steering column to the starter and now the cooling fan these cars in better condition are great and very reliable. Appearance is great from the aftermarket goodies you can add on to this car from racing stripes to Dual Exhaust conversions if you have the v6. Gas Mileage varies on how well maintained the engine is I think it gets 19-21 city and close to 30 highway its very good for the V6 the V8 with the economy nowadays is a little expensive. Overall great car to drive for some real fun on a moist/rainy day slam on the gas either in a parking lot or from a cross street great tire spinning fun :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Katie writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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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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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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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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Jeremy writes:
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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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Catherine writes:
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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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Brian writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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V8 growl, a great 2nd car but not versatile enough as a primary

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wet weather performance

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1997 Ford Mustang Gt Review — I had the car for 108000, spent a total of <$2000 over 8 years in repairs. Excellent value! If I knew then what I know now, this car would have been a MONSTER! I will own another Mustang...eventually, except it'll be Elanore.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pete writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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Convertible...  Great Look

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Weak 215hp  4.6liter engine..  Not impressive for a GT

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My 97, 4.6 — Performance - Stock.... Nothing to brag about Build Quality - Solid car. Appearance - Awesome. Convertible.. Paint held up great Cost of Ownership - BAD gas mileage. Basic maintenance... Oil change, plugs.. That stuff Fun Factor - FUN!! Gets looks wherever she goes. "If I'm going to hell... I'm going in my Mustang"

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

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