1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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Steven writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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Fast, fun, good looking, and respected.

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Gas Mileage

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Excellent American Car — I bought this car about a month ago and haven't regretted buying it for a second. This car, tweaked by SVT (Speical Vehicle Team) is a drivers car. It's performance limits are set very high, yet the car can be driven daily without an issue with comfort. The engine, which is hand built by SVT, is a smooth running, high revving, 32 valve V8. This engine rockets this car to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. If you want a car that is fun, fast, affordable, good looking, and gathers a lot of respect from other car lovers, this car is for you.

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1997cobraguy writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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great car for the money

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more trunk space

1997cobraguy
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Hot Rod With Class — 1997 cobra ..great little car... good power handling and speed,, has a Euro look unlike 2005 and up mustangs that is more inline with the 67 fastback model. I would have made this car a 2 seater with a window hatch like a Corvette, also would have dropped a 6 speed in it .

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Gregg writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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It is a SVT Cobra!

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He he... it attracts the fuzz!!!

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Put One In Your Garage!!! — The closest thing to the muscle cars of the past. Great overall car. Super reliable, fun to drive, and looks great doing it. Capable of a LOT of horsepower and torque... just throw some boost at it. Currently it needs a little tlc and a rebuild soon but has not missed a beat!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Can be found for cheap and its a blast to drive.

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At this age its hard to find low mileage and allot of TLC will be needed.

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Not Bad If You're Looking For A Older Muscle Car. — Performance - acceleration, braking and handling. Its got it all! Build Quality - squeaks and rattles come with age, these cars are over 13 years old after all. Appearance - Looks good but could be improved. Fun Factor - This car fun to drive! Swap the ring & pinion for a 4.10 setup and the smile will never leave your face.

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

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Haley writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Love

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Can be dangerous

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Awsome. — Love the car, plenty fast and handles great! only thing it could use is a sneaky peet, cold air intake and a super charger, gas is kinda spendy tho, high octain fuel only, never e85 although it'l do it, it runs terrible on it.

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

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Daniel writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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Power and everything else and power to and some more power

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by by gas

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Just Bought Today And Am In Love — Love at first sight is a real thing I found out today when I took what is now my 97 cobra svt on a test drive. I drove it out of the lot and just drove easy and it was very comfortable then I said im gonna floor it and pushed the petal down at 2500rpm in second and well coming from a 91 1.6 Miata to a 4.6 liter beast it was amazing honestly it pulls and doesn't stop past 100. Like the way it looks to if your looking into mabey buying one and are reading this stop reading reviews and go test drive one on craigslist and you will never regret it!!!!!!!!!! 9.5/10

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Bradley writes:
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the design

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nothing

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Brilliant — very good car for driving long distances it is very fun to ride around in brilliant engine and the interior is the coolest you can get i would definitely recommended this to one of my mates overall it is a excellent car to buy

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

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John writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Acceleration, Handling, Looks

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Fuel Consumption, Ticket Magnet, VERY cramped interior

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Excessive Motorsports 1997 Svt Cobra 402rwhp — I am the third owner of this car since new and bought it from a former employee of Excessive Motorsport with about 103,000 miles on it. It is a true 1997 SVT Cobra Coupe and had many upgrades done to it by Excessive Motorsport including headers, O/R X-Pipe and catless exhaust. I have two dyno sheets from EM with one showing 392rwhp (guy said something went wrong) and one showing 402rwhp. The build quality is what you would expect from a 90's Ford. Performance is very high. The car pulls hard and can go a little over 115 in 3rd gear. the suspension is very stiff and the brakes work VERY well. Its not the best set of wheels in the world but its a helluva ride for the 6 grand i payed for it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Fun to drive, Sounds great, Interior still awesome after 12 years.

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Exhaust rattles sometimes, suspension a little hard.

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Cobra — Love the way it drives, and how it handles. Of course it's not the fastest out there but it has power to play around with. Only thing bad is how it creaks when it hits bumps, and the exhaust has a rattle to it. I don't really don't care what GM fanatics say, because the only thing that matters is what I think.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lance writes:
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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manual, fun, looks good

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sucks in bad weather

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Great — great car and can handle some horsepower. lots of different options. performence is great quatermile in about 9 sec costed 23,000 new and spent about 50,000 on mods. so much fun to drive just the sound of the engine is enough to buy this car

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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

A Dream Car For Most By 04myticvert

If you have ever wanted a fast, rare, reliable car with a back seat, but as fast as a corvette; This is the car for you! Everytime I stop to get fuel, many people approach asking details and if it was... Read More

Love The Car For The Price. There Are Many Available With Low Miles. Cant Beat The Terminator! By 331windsor

The motor is indestructable and is capable of big power gains with little effort or money. The only downside is the IRS. Great looking car with a big reputation is the racing world. Throw on a whip... Read More

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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Wicked !!!! By shelbyblue61

I love the car, the engine puts out around 550HP so traction can be tricky at times. Still working on removing some of the race suspension parts. I plan on reinstalling the rear seats at sometime. Ove... Read More

Best Mustang Ever By cobrakid21

Every time that I drive it, it is impossible to not smile when I step on the gas. Every single drive is fun and I cherish every moment that I have to drive the car. The supercharger whine never gets o... Read More

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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Fast But High Maintanance By jbright1486

I love the car I just hate ford lol but overall it has great power and handeling especially on take off fuel economy sucks but hey its a high horsepower car so what do you expect. by no means a daily ... Read More

Fantastic Car By Robert

The performance is great. From the moment you turn the key and hear the growl of a great throttle note, you can tell this car has power. Acceleration is fantastic - even in 5th gear at 70 mph, plent... Read More

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2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Mean On Road By Maina

am able to make it do 0-60 in 5sec. its got excellennt brakin and hanling.drifting is quite comfy. till now no major repairs done.quite a dull black interior but the exterior is jus wat makes me luv i... Read More

Its Fast And Nice By Bren

everything it is a gas hogger byt i love it had it since i turned 18 . its really fast. it cost me 2000 for it its an awesome car to drive . its nice and quick for me .i love it Read More

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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Very Responsive Useable Convertible By Josephuus

I love the styling of my cobra. I owned a 1966 mustang 2+2 and every since that car I have loved the mustang style and genre. I am 65 and my wife and I love to weekend trip with it. There is very ... Read More

Fast Fun What A Mustang Is Really All About By rogerhtc28

great car,nice v8 rumble and torque to go with the looks. I would reccomend this car as a weekend car more then a daily driver to most people. I really was suprised how the highway mpg are up in the ... Read More

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