2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 49 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 28 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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AaronandKeisha writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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To get out and have a little fun in the sun and cruse around

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expensive to drive

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The Best And Most Enjoyable Car I Have Ever Owned Or Driven. — Performance? This car has plenty of performance and a hell of a lot acceleration. The best 0-60 time this car has had was right around 2.0 to 2.1 seconds with drag radials. With slicks it is around 1.8 to 1.9. It has been my dream car from the first time Ford unveiled it. With the extreme performance of the engine it drinks its fare share of gas. Around 8 mpg on average in city and 15 to 18 on the highway. I gets expensive to fix when parts go bad because of the after market parts that make up 99% of the engine. I will say even with cost to maintain such a monster of a muscle car, I absolutely love it and love to drive it. If their was a fun factor it would be off the scale and climbing.

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

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Joe writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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Power, 6 speed, cheap to make real fast, and good handiling for a muscle car

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Mad brakes for the weight and power of car, paint chips easily.

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03 Cobra — The performance is one of the best bang for the bucks you can buy/ Build quiality is good in tirms of the drive train but you do hear squeeks like any american car. I love the apperance one of the meanest lookin mustangs ever made. Cost of ownership is average because of poor gas millage. Fun factors a 10 period.

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

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Jovi writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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The Power.....

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IRS the weakest link!!

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03 Svt — I think the 03/04 cobras are built very well, the quaility of them is very well, nothing makes noise, and the performance of handling braking and power is amazing.....not to many cars that will hold 1,000 p on a stock bottom end. for the power they/ i make the gas milage is ok, and driving it is great. making people stare is the best part....

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

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Jordy writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Convertible Review
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Supercharger is strong.

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Nothing

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Drive It If You Get The Chance. — The performance from this is just right. Since it being an SVT it is tuned so everything works just right. Acceleration is beast if you know how to drive manual. The handling is also great, doing doughnuts in this is really easy. It was built wonderfully. Small cabin, but fits average people comfortably. The convertible tops makes it a whole lot funner to ride in. Kills a full tank in a night depending on how fast you drive, accelerate, and also how far you are travelling. Overall this car is very fun to drive.

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

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Blade writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Convertible Review
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power and handeling

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nothing at all

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If You Can Aford One Buy It.for The Money You Get Style And Performance. — i love shelly. she has a lot of power and love how she just doesnt stop giving power till you let up. she rides like she on rails and like she on air. i love the ways she rides down the road.

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

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Philip writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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Lost of fun at the track! No problem getting into rush hour traffic.  

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Drinks gas like water.  I roasted 5 sets of expensive tires.  Wake up the neighbors whenever you turn your car on & it wasn't a new Z06!

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Not For The Faint Of Heart. — 0 - 126 11.8 secs. 568hp at the flywheel , 516 at the wheels Big 3" Bassani exhaust system Lost of fun very fast

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shelbyblue61 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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5

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car was setup for scca racing when I bought it so the ride setup was harsh for street use.

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rear seats were removed by previous owner

shelbyblue61
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Wicked !!!! — 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. Overall the car is a blast to drive and I get a lot of looks.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cobrakid21 writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr 10th Anniversary Supercharged Coupe Review
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5

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Cheap All-American V8 power!

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Mileage, but it is a sacrifice that I am willing to make.

cobrakid21
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Best Mustang Ever — 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 old!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fishtumor writes:
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4

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Screaming ported blower

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Snow days mean no driving.

fishtumor
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A Screamer — I don't like the rims. But I love the screaming blower. It's made of star stuff from the cosmos. It's featured in Fish Tumor! Films. It's feels powerful under throttle and yet you can drive it normally. I would like a white cobra but black was my limited choice. Black paint is hard to take care of so maybe a white paint job would be good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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I owned a 03 GT before this car, but do to a deer it was easier to replace than fix.  So I looked at new GT's and decided what I wanted in a car was in the 03 Cobra.  For the price I gave for the car, I still have the power and performance to keep up with most new cars.  I am glad that I went with an older Cobra rather than a newer GT.

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Really nothing jumps out to say don't buy a car like this, but if I complained about one thing, the bolsters of the front seats.  The drivers side is adjustable but passenger seat is not.  My wife says she feels that she is always sitting on one cheek rather than planted in the seat normally. They are a little uncomfortable.

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Streaker — When I was looking for a performance car I was looking at 07 GT500's and just could not afford that price. If you want a still reliable car with performance like an older GT 500, you would be just as satisfied with an 03-04 Cobra. I bought my car with 100,000 miles on it, paid less than 20K less for it and have independent rear suspension. Buy parts for it from Ford Dealers are even cheaper now on cost. I drove it over 8 hours from dealer to home and at 75 mph most of the way with cruise on, I got 29.4 mph with it. I average around 25 mph when I don't play alot. Easy to upgrade for more power if you want for less cost. Just dynoed my car the other day, and with only a BBK Cold Air Induction Kit and Bassani Exhaust, I still made 370 hp at the wheels. Factory Flywheel is 390 hp. That is even amazing for a car that is 9 years old and has over 100k miles on it.

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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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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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Modern Muscle Car. Great Power, Handling And Style. By beaugranbois

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 ... Read More

Super Snake By Joe

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 Co... Read More

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