1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Andrew writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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The Cobra's engine has a nice growl to it. You know there's something important under the hood the instant you turn on the ignition. The engine comes to life and wakes the car (and a few of the neighbors) up. Shift into first with the short throw gear shifter and the Cobra literally takes off. I'm sure I could lift the front tires off the road while the rears are chirping away.

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Fourth and fifth are almost afterthoughts. Sure, I did get to fifth during my morning commute (traffic gets up to 70 mph sometimes, even though it is often close), but the engine is idling at under 2,000 rpm at that speed.

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For Mustang Lovers — The Cobra is powered by a 305 horsepower version of the 4.6-liter V-8with 32 valves and other goodies. By the time you reach second gear, you're already exceeding the speed limit in most sane communities. Third gear is an excellent one for cruising around. The revs aren't that high and you can travel at the speed limit and still have enough in reserve for great acceleration. Fourth and fifth are almost afterthoughts. Sure, I did get to fifth during my morning commute (traffic gets up to 70 mph sometimes, even though it is often close), but the engine is idling at under 2,000 rpm at that speed. Fifth is a great gear for tooling along on an Interstate or major highway where you know you aren't going to need the great acceleration power of the engine too much.

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dzammti4 writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Great car!

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n/a

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Cobra — Fell in love with this car the moment I saw it. It is a beautiful, fun car that always attracts attentions and compliments. You wont be disappointed if you pick one of these up. The convertible is great on a nice day.

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beaugranbois writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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Huge power, great handling, and mean sounding. Attention grabber.

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Does have a few things that need to be done to it.

beaugranbois
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Modern Muscle Car. Great Power, Handling And Style. — Car has great styling, and performance from the factory, this one has about every performance part you can get for it. Great gas mileage for the amount of power, comfortable front seats, fun to drive with the top down. Grabs everybodys attention with its look and exhaust note.

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

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Cynergyzed writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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It's a SVT Cobra

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NONE

Cynergyzed
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I Love The Color, And As I Said, It Looks, Runs, And Handles Like Its A Brand New Svt Cobra — My 98 Cobra looks, runs, and handles like I just drove it out of the dealership in 1998, with that, it has no squeaks and rattles for it's age. It's been garage kept since day 1 and has 67,000 miles on it. I am the second owner and payed $7,800 for this Cobra. It is my 14th Mustang and it is my favorite one out of all 14, included in those 14 was a 40th anniversary Mach 1, and a 96 Black cobra, and many foxbody 5.0's, some GT's some LX's. I also owned a restored 1966 coupe.

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

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Gary writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Speed,cornering,comfort

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speeding tickets

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I Would Buy It Again — Awesome car very fast and and excellent gas milage. i could drive this car very fast and travel cross country anytime. I liked the way it handled was very predictible. Had everything i could want and loved to eat corvettes

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

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Griff writes:
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Everything

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nothing

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1998 Svt Cobra — Very fast car stock. brakings great. all around good sports car. always room for more power with this engine. The car takes quite a bit of punishment from me and still drive like new. It only takes high test gas. It wont run well on regular.

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

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Joe writes:
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Huge power, good looks, awesome sound

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ride left a lot to be desired, not really a cornering machine

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Super Snake — My favorite car that I've owned yet. Unbelievable power...not quite a great people carrier and not gonna go anywhere in the snow, but for the money you spend you cannot find a better car. 96-98 Cobras can be had from 8k on up to 12- 20k depending on what's done, procharger kit for another 5k and for about 15k once it's all said and done you have something that will destroy modern vettes.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
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everything but gas milage

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gas

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Awesome! — Its an awesome looking and sounding car. The only thing not great is the shifter and its position but it is not hard to get used to. It is extremely fun to drive this car but not in rainy weather.

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Rob writes:
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I like the fact that this car handles very good. It goes where I put it!

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The only thing that I dont like about this car is that the bottom of the car was never really painted underneath.

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Nice Ride For The Money! — I have owned this car for almost 10yrs. I beat the snot out of it every time I get a chance. The car has never failed me other than having to change the clutch out. I am only pushing about 375hp with the mods it has. This car is lowered and it handles sweet.

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

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Stroker481 writes:
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Remember you get what you pay for and this is an outstanding buy. Well taken care and not abused.

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This is a car that is drop dead fantastic.

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Bottom Line Is $15,000 — This 1998 Mustang SVT Cobra Conv has it all. Great performance excellent acceleration, superior braking, firm handling without sacrificing a nice ride. Drop the top, the fresh air and the sweet sound of the Magna Flow exhaust is outstanding. The interior and exterior is superior. This is five star performance and appearance at the right price for what you get.

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

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1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

94 Svt Cobra By Ramman05

This cobra was pretty cool. Bright red color, huge 5.0L engine, last year in 94 to make the 5.0 in the SN95 body. Exhaust was sporty and loud. DEEP growl and delivered huge torque with the slightest p... Read More

Might As Well Have The Cobra By cdsmith_2002

The Cobra has some nice factory upgrades but it is not a must have package. The additional power and engineering is not tremedous. The biggest upgrade in my opinion is the larger brakes. The 94-95 ... Read More

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1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Lots Of Power In A Stylish Look By mustangmel

Flow master muff is a little loud, but that's not always a bad thing. Handles great, love shifting those gears. When their warm the ten inch back tires hook up great. Continually remind myself to go s... Read More

You Want One Of These... By Thomas

The all American muscle car. Best car built by Americans for Americans. if you don't buy one of these cars you are as stupid as my ex-wife....... dont fight it go buy it. if your are looking for a gr... Read More

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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Bad@$$ By MattB9

This is a wonderful car I feel so lucky to have one. It's somehow a sports car mixed with a comfortable inside. I mean the seats are more comfortable than my wife and my daily own car. The rush when y... Read More

A Great Looker By BEVA53

It has been a great car for me and my kids to take out on a Sunday afternoon for a cruise. Top down, it is a great feeling. My second convertible and I think that they are awesome. I have owned the... Read More

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Just Bought Today And Am In Love By Daniel

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... Read More

Hot Rod With Class By 1997cobraguy

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 ... 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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