1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • 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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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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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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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:
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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.

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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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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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Rob writes:
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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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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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:
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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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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Fast And Reliable! By robbie082969

This is the most fun to drive car I have ever owned and always more to add to make better and easy to and power.. It loves mods and really best vehicle to mod, easto make it a power house. Bought thi... Read More

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

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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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