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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Grant writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Convertible Review
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5

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Everything

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No negatives

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My First Car — No racecar but a blast to drive. I bought her with 36,000 miles on her and she now has over 130,000 and she never broke down on me. I would still drive her everyday. There could be a few more horses comming out of her 3.8L V-6 engine ( stock I think is only 150). She has a decent bit of body role and is a one tire fire, but I bought the car for 12,000 dollars so I can not ask for much more. She was the perfect first car and I will probably keep her forever.

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Jose writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Awsome horsepower n torqu

Cons

Has problems with sensors n electronics after 15 yrs

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Great Car — This was my baby, AWSOME ride, great klo0ks, killer engine, killer torque, had LOTS of fun on it at the track n on the streets, specially beating them lil hondas n acuras lol had plans forit but the DAMN 18 wheeler messed it up. R.I.P oh its a SUPER fun car 2 drive!!

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Andy writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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5

Pros

powerful, affordable muscle car - good acceleration - easy to modify

Cons

stock V6 rims - dual exhaust needs work

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Ford Mustang - Pony Power — I love my car, she is perfect for what I need! I am someone who needs power but is on a budget. Luckily, I found my '97 V6 for $3,600. The gas is what you'd expect compared to a 4 cylinder but compared to a V8, it's heaven. I get American muscle without the debt for gas. It hasn't been too awful to maintain either but there are always parts that you want to buy.

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Z writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Nice looking

Cons

Bad machinery

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Just Another Mustang! — I am not a Ford person and this just became another Ford problem for the owner. Although the car looks amazing, the engine was such a hassle like many other Fords.

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Tom writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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5

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Incredible straight line speed, out-of-this-world fun factor, makes great noises, will still return 26mpg on the freeway, great sound system, cool factor

Cons

Suspension will rattle your fillings loose over rough pavement, live axle makes for less than predictable handling

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American Muscle At Its Best — A 1997 Mustang GT Coupe in Black, 5 speed Manual. 4.6L Ford Racing Crate V8 Engine. Flowmaster Catback, Eibach Springs, Shelby Shift Knob, White Face Gauges, MAC Intake, MSD Ignition, Drilled and Slotted Rotors all around, Pro 5.0 Shifter. A great car that's easy to love. It made wonderful sounds whether at full throttle or just burbling around town. Rough around the edges; material quality was only sub-par, but it is a Mustang. Solid Axle makes for interesting handling, but it still went around corners with some of the very best. Incredible straight line speed. Back seats are rendered completely useless, much better for a bag or a very small child. Trunk isn't much better as it's completely taken up by 4 amplifiers and the sub woofers for the Mach 460 Sound system, which happens to be one of the best stock systems available. Rattled, clanged, squeaked, and rumbled it's way down side streets, through allies, and into neighborhoods. A wonderful car that is dearly missed.

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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

Cons

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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Jordan writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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3

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Black and looked good and it was a MANUAL!

Cons

SLOW

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Slow — Car was very slow as it was a V6 and at the time I owned it little to no performance parts were out. If it had been a GT or SVT Cobra I might still own it.

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Nathaniel writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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5

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the cars has 180000 on it and has never had any major problems

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its a little hard to work on but nothing one cant handle

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Love The Car Its Great And Very Reliable — takes turns very well, acceleration could be better, top speed is good but the govener sucks, looks great and is a plast to drive all the way around.

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Neill writes:
1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review
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4

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Excellent acceleration, the styling and exhaust note got a lot of looks around town.

Cons

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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Alyssa writes:
1997 Ford Mustang STD Coupe Review
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4

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Easy to drive, fully automatic, pretty good mileage for being 10 years old, near perfect interior

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Could have better gas mileage, and could use a paint job

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It's Not A New Gt Mustang, And Its Paintjob Isn't Perfect, But I Still Love It. — Overall it's a pretty good car, it drives smoothly for the most part, its body is in pretty good shape. However the previous owner put a few dents and scratches in it so it could use a paintjob, but the previous owner also installed an alarm system and a stereo system which were left in the car at the time I bought it. It also shakes a little between 55 and 60 miles per hour, but other than that acceleration is very smooth.

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