2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
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"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews

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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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4

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Head turner for sure, and with this motor, you can't be discreet.  All muscle, it's so fun to drive!  Excellent acceleration, handling and braking.  It hugs the road and has precision steering.  

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Motor seems loud on the inside, but I love it that way!  I can't find anything wrong with this car, other than the price of gas!  Not a family car, due to backseat modifications for racing purposes.

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Ultra-fast Fun — All around a great muscle car. Powerful, it hugs the road and maneuvers very well at high speeds. From a dead stop, acceleration really gets it! I love everything about this car, from its looks to its price! Worth every penny.

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

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FAST and with the independent rear axle and suspension handles like mustangs don't

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speed limits, wife griping about, it rain

tusman
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When I Bought It I Was A Tuner With No Appreciation For American Muscle — at first the man clutch was a little stiff but i got used to it the only complaint i have is that every redlight warrior wants to race when they see the cobra badge now i just wave them on

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

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blueblood writes:
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excellent braking, handles great, good on fuel, great power

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same ole mustang interior, I want more from a 30000.00 car

blueblood
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2001 Svt Cobra A Steed For The Long Haul, Good Performance, Handling, And Comfortable — I bought my 2001 SVT Cobra used almost 2 years ago, I had been driving a 2001 SVT Lightning and the gas mileage was hurting me even at only 70 miles a day. Actually I wasn't even looking for another car having purchased the 92 1/2 LX 5.0 Limited Mustang, but the SVT BUG got and this car is Silver just like my Lightning, I have owned, well I guess this is my 6th or 7th Mustang, guess I need a BARN not a garage. ANyway for the review, these are remarkable Mustangs, yes at the time they were the most powerful stock mustangs available (that is no longer the case), put with this power came other things that Stang owners could only dream of, like precise and predictable steering, decisive braking and cornering, as well as I car that was more than accommodating for a long drive, 1200-1500 miles without so much a tingling in my back or leg! For an old man like myself that is saying something! Fuel mileage is great for a high performance vehicle, only average for other cars, 26H/ 18C, maybe 8 if you are only doing 1/4 or 1/8 at a time, I willusually get fuel at the track at 5.50 a gallon so I can't be sure of the exact mileage, if you are considering an SVT Cobra though you really need to TREAT yourself to a weekend at a road coarse, somethnig I would have NEVER dreamed of with my other Stangs ( but I did take the Lightning there on a few occasions) my local track is Seibring... it is way better than drag racing (or maybe it's that age thing again?)! Well I am getting (OFF) track again, lets see, other than normal maintenance the only thing I have had to replace in the last 30000 miles is a l/s window regulator (common in most all mustangs), but that is it, making these actually affordable after the initial purchase. The other thing I happened on by accident (if you looked at my 1992 LX 5.0 review) is the "classic insurance" companies consider this an "exotic" car, and once again I was STUNNED by the rate they quoted me FULL COVERAGE including "ACTUAL STATED VALUE REPLACEMENT" is less than 300.00 per year, I was paying over 2400.00 a year through Nationwide for both these cars, now I'm paying less than 600.00 for both of them! THe thing about buying these used, not as much to worry about abuse, the price difference between these and a GT Mustang usually means an older driver that is more likely to take it somewhat easy on the car, I mean a few trips to a road coarse isn't going to destroy a car right?? No really I'm asking! Really, these engines are HAND BUILT, and they are built for performance from top to bottom, they are going to hold there resale value very well the fact that there is no SVT anymore, plus they were always limited productions, as long as you take car of the car, you will not suffer when you sell it. As I always try to stress keep these cars as stock (as you can), I realize that air intakes, exhaust, throttle bodies, cams.... no problem, just keep the appearance as close to "stock" as you can and remember to SAVE THE OLD PARTS, you never know if the next person is going to want to take the car back to original condition and this can cost 1000.00's of dollars and it might make or break a sale for you. That is going to do it for the 01 SVT Cobra, I still have 3 1969 Mach 1's a 72 351 HO Convertible and a nice 1957 Fairlane with a 428CJ to do yet...... maybe I will work on them after diner, oh and I will do the 2001 SVT Lightning (although I don't have that anymore) I still remember a few things about it, and have a horror story to tell you that might change your mind the next time you want to do a performance modification while the vehicle is still under warranty

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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4

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look, and feel of the car on the road

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keeping the car maintained so it will run, everytime i fix something something else breaks

jbright1486
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Fast But High Maintanance — 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 driver unless you make the money to burn the gas

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Robert writes:
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5

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Performance, handling & passenger comfort

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Back seat a little cramped for adults, but not unmanageable

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Fantastic Car — 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, plenty of extra horses to pass easily. shifts like silk - no need to fight this one. One warning - NEVER take off the traction control, unless you are on a track and want to light up the tires. Handling is great as well - sticks to corners and has the power to smoothly accelerate out of them. The same goes for hills. Makes this an extremely fun car to drive. Finally, the front bucket seats are amazing - very comfortable, even on long drives - great lateral support for sharp cornering. The back seat is nice, but front passengers will not be able to have seats fully moved back unless rear sea passengers are small or contortionists. The back legroom is about the only complaint here, but fone for relatively short distances. Overall a fantastic car.

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

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Jesse writes:
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4

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Its a Ford! Custom body kit, lowered, weight reduced, aftermarket headlamps / tail lights / seats.

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Gas consumption. Maintenance, I always kept it clean as possible and always changed the oil within 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever was first.  

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Must Have — I used to own one, sadly I sold it while in college... had to pay for college some how right? Anyways I bought it out of a junkyard, just had some minor frame damage but needed a new door, quater panels, front fender, bumper, headlamps.. etc.. only paid 1,900 for it but cost just over 5 grand to fix it up. Most of the parts were from junkers, and few aftermarket pieces. Anyways, gas consumption is somewhat of a issue if you don't mind forking out the cash for gas but its a heck of a fun car to be driving around during the weekends to show off or cruise around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BuiltToughCobra writes:
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5

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Engine has nice purr, even with stock exhaust.

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Handling on the track could be better.

BuiltToughCobra
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Mustang Cobra: Domination — One of my current Mustangs is a 2001 Ford Mustang Cobra. Although I have upgraded the exhaust, suspension, and wheels, the car was already amazing stock. Any one who drives a Mustang Cobra will fall in love and be amazed at how far back in the seats you go when the throttle is maxed.

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

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Steven writes:
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powerful and sharp looking. really makes you feel like your in a good spot for peoples eyes.

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not good on gas usually when traveling long distances. and when you forget about the use of 91-93 oct gas only and put 87 oct in it it bogs down and there is a decrease in power.

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Overall A Good Sporting Car For Looks And Driving — everything inside and out of this car is solid and not once had problems with it until the person who sold it to me gave me wrongful information knowing that something could have happened by there knowledge. really a nice car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Power, style, head turner, sport tuning, loud roar, show car :)

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Low mileage, gets the police's attention too, tires too wide for off-road/gravel driving. The high torque causes spin-out.

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A 'wow' Car. Highly Appreciated For What She Is. — I like the mod exhaust noise. It makes you feel like you are bringing a jet to the road. It also handles very well for city and highway speeds. But in case you want to try the machine out, you have the chance with this one. On a raceway, I did 140 mph and slowed because my mom freaked out. The previous owner did 175 mph once. It has the muzzle. True pony.

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

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My Baby.... — I love the rumble of the engine.... hate the fact that parts are more expensive for it.

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94 Svt Cobra By Ramman05

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1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Bad@$$ By MattB9

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