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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Daryl writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Great road manners, handling, performance. Wonderful sound of the 32-valve symphony under the hood.

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3.27 rear end gears suck with the 4.6's power band. 4.30's are just around the corner to wake this pig up. Also the T-45 transmission is as weak as hell.

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Loud, Red, And Fast. — I've owned my 98 since 2002 and have put roughly 50K on the car with no major problems. Just tires, brake pads and gasoline.

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Ed ╬ writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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The wheels never fell off.

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The car was a money pit.

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Biggest Mistake Of My Life Next To My First Marriage. — Pick the one you like, add up all the accessories you want to put on it, then spend it on a real car.

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Peter writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Cobra

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Rough

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I Like It — I need to chase down rattles and various other car things, otherwise it's great. It's got 120,000 miles on it and still running strong, there are very few things that I need to change on it but I'm picky about my car, so they get changed. Has a Maximum Motorsports suspension pack; that's why it rides rough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Lots of power. Great Looks.

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Gas Mileage.

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My Review — Pretty neat story how I got the car. I bought it from my old High School English teacher. I found it on Craigslist and didn't even know it was him till I went to pick it up. Bought it bone stock. Ended up spinning a rod bearing at 94k miles so I swapped the engine for an 03 supercharged motor. Right now it sits at 463hp/455 lb ft tq. It was a fun project. Gas mileage sucks but when you drive it you don't care. Great, good looking car with a little surprise under the hood.

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

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Chance writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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if you want a car thats looks and sound will turn heads this is the car for you

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if your afraid of going fast

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Perfect — performance of this car is ridiculous all around as many of my friends can vouch for but its not only the power it comes with its the potential it holds. Exterior styling is awsome in my opinion and the interior is really to relax and just enjoy the ride.

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

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Alexander writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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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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Joe writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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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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Griff writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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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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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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beaugranbois writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Convertible Review
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4

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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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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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