2003 Ford Mustang User Reviews

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MitsyPuppy writes:
2003 Ford Mustang Deluxe Convertible Review
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5

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Performs, handles, and looks great

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Not a winter beater :D

MitsyPuppy
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It's A Mustang. Nuff Said. — Most people on here have reviewed the v8 flavor of Ford's 2003 beast. That's great - I wish I could have afforded one ;) Instead, I had to settle for a 3.8 v6 with a reconstructed title thanks to some 16 yr old who crashed practically right after driving it off the lot. Nonetheless, this vehicle has become the love of my life. If you come across this little blurb of mine in a state of bewilderment as to the number of cylinders you want churning, let me just say that the v6 can hold its own. I bought this car primarily for the looks, but have been pleasantly surprised by its pick up during hard acceleration. Of course, it's not a GT, but if you really punch the gas this baby will roar it's way past Grandpa Slowsky in no time. But let me just say that's the only time your going to get much sound out of your sixer. This doesn't really bother me because in all honesty, I prefer a quieter ride. Another reason this car is fantastic is it's handling. Even at speeds of 70+ on Midwest interstates, I feel comfortable resting one arm on the window in the passing lane. My mom's 4 banger FWD can't go much higher than 65 without the driver having to make a genuine effort to hold the wheel steady and stay in lane without being blown off the highway by the corresponding rush of air. The Mustang, however, seems to have a nice "driving on flypaper" effect and remains tight even at top speeds. Unfortunately, the car fails in it's ability to handle winter weather. If it snows more than two inches, I wouldn't even think of taking the 'stang out. Traction control is a joke. By the time it kicks in, you're already sliding off the road and it doesn't seem to do much of anything anyway. I found this all out the hard way by driving to work in our first snowstorm. Thankfully, AAA saved my rear on the way home :) I give it a 4/5 for build quality not because of failed engine components but because of the some of the exterior and interior cosmetics. "Cheapo" plastic details are a bit too common for my liking, but other than that the car looks great. Leather seating is terrific and the mustang logo graces the windshield, steering wheel, glove box, and front seats. The outside contains enough lines and curves to maintain the Mustang's classic mix of sport and muscle yet it isn't overkill. I have also found that Ford's clear coat is not as "hard" as some other makes. I use all the safe washing practices and am sure to use drying towels that are only as clean as a pastor's bed sheets, yet have found my 'stang to be covered in new swirl marks all the time. Nothing a good coat of show car glaze and wax can't fix, however. Gas mileage in the city isn't horrendous, but it isn't anything to brag about either. I average about 18. Highway driving is much better. I've driven from Philly to Chicago on just about 3 tanks. 61,000 miles and I've never had a major mechanical problem. Just a word of advice, however. Don't install those aftermarket remote starters - nothing but trouble ;D All in all, if you're looking for a solid performer that looks great, this Mustang can't be beat. Even if it's "just a v6" I think you'll be happy with it's acceleration capabilities unless you're a real speed demon. Then, by all means, go with a GT or even a Mach 1.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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luv4mustangs writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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5

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The Customize ability to these cars.  Aftermarket parts oh, plenty, and the TR 3650 Tranny is awesome.

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Not really any, except for the paint peeling from a repair job done that I discovered last year.  The headlights yellowing I don't care for.  It come from the dealer that way.

luv4mustangs
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Love The Car, Love The Way It Drives Away From Just About Anything — This is the third Mustang I have owned in seven years. I bought a 1966 Mustang, drove it til time for a restoration got under way. Bought a 95 V6 Five speed, wrecked that at low speed head on collison, but then was looking for a GT Mustang before I had that accident. I found this mustang in Tampa, Florida 25 miles from some in laws. It took a couple of weeks to realize I had a nice performance car now. I drove it back home 1100 miles to missouri. I got to put the power to the test. Dropped it into third gear at 70 mph, and just got right down the road. I drive it like I stole it almost everyday. Haven't had to much problems with it at all. Had to have the A/C compressor replaced but that is the major of it. Love driving it hard. For the drive home it got 29 mpg through Tennessee. It gets around 22 mpg when I am hard driving it. As soon as it is paid for in April of 2010, I will be doing some major upgrades to engine and getting it repainted. Wife and kids have sorta scratched the paint up a bit. It will have quite the power in a sleeper state. Thought about trading for a 2010 Roush 427R but I can save money and get way more HP for 25k less.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hayley writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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5

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The fun you get out of it, the handling, roar of the motor

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it scratches easily

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This Car Is Great! — I love how it handles so smoothly, and when it gets really up to speed, it feels as if you're gliding on clouds. No repairs needed. It is Mint condition and really fun to drive on the highway and floor it!

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

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stratacast94 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Review
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5

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Fun, looks good, has enough power to have fun, sounds great, comfortable interior, back seats can be leaned forward for more trunk space

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Some cheap interior plastics that rattle sometimes, seems like it takes a lot to gain just a little extra power from this car, hanging idle

stratacast94
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Great Sporty Car — This car is certainly a blast to have and for being weak to today's standards, can still throw you back in your seat! Mostly just in 1st and 2nd gear though. This car sounds great and is fun to drive, though don't expect good gas mileage. I got 16 in the city. Many of these cars (including mine) from the New Edge line are infected with "hanging idle" and there seems to be no fix. The RPMs don't drop like they're supposed to until you're at a stop for about 3 seconds, otherwise they'll hang in the 1200-1800 RPM range, depending on your speed and such and it can be really annoying. Great car and a pleasure to have! Very comfy car to ride in. My legs don't go numb/hurt like they do in my mom's 05 Altima from longer driving sessions

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Premium Review
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5

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one reason - V8 torque

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I can't really think of any...

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I Love My Mustang, It's Confortable, Powerful, And Surprisingly Fuel Efficient — Performance- good acceleration, braking, and handling Build quality- so far, so good. No problems yet Appearance- I love the styling of the "new edge" Mustangs, perfect blend of modern and retro Cost of ownership- it gets good gas mileage when I don't plant the go pedal. I haven't had any maintenance issues yet. Fun Factor- Even though it's stock, the still V8 roars and it's quick

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Xero writes:
2003 Ford Mustang Premium Review
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4

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I love this car, it was my "baby" I would love to keep her, but I just had a newborn son and I need a family car

Cons

The only negative is it can not fit a car seat.

Xero
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I Love This Car — I love this car, I love the color, the sound, the feeling you get being in it and I love the premium package. This car will not let anyone down, in being reliable and won't let anyone down on expectations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dhansford44 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review
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5

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Good looking car that runs great

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With gas prices going up could start to get pricey

Dhansford44
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Nice Topless! — Car has lots of power and is fun to drive both with the top up or down. I get many comments like " cool car" all the time. I also get a lot of people who want to see how fast she is by wanting to race. She is quick off the line and the handling is awesome through the turns. The car feels like its on rails!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rob_s89 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang Base Review
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4

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Reliable comfortable

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no ABS

rob_s89
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Reliable For A Responsible Driver. — I like -the price -the design -plenty of room in the front I disliked -the issue seat belts have of locking up -average miles per gallon -low acceleration when trying to pass at highway speeds (getting from 40-70) -Adults will not be comfortable in back

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ronald writes:
2003 Ford Mustang GT Review
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Mind blowing speed!

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If you want to read my license tag for a little while.

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Stay Away Or Lose — my car is very quick and handles very well,one of the best looking mustangs around,it is really fun to drive and gets a lot of attention.I have done a lot of work on this car and will continue to do so.My gt has won numerous awards at car shows and will always be a part of my life.Just recently installed a set of 3.73 ford gears, 1st,2nd,and 3rd will set you back into the seat! Overall the car is a dream come true and will continue to be so.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SLK55 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review
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4

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Fantastic power, comfortable for sports car

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Not much cargo space

SLK55
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Fun Car — This car was bought to cruise and turn heads while doing it. That is exactly what it did for us. Even though the back seat isn't very big it does accommodate our 13yr old son, and he of course loves it.

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

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