2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra User Reviews

2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Review Ratings

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  • 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" 30 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr Supercharged Coupe Review
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5

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For a car that is 12 years old, this car has power at stock that keeps ahead of most competitive cars of today.  Takes mods easy to make it perform above some new cars for way less price.

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The IRS rubber bushings need the replacing after all this use.  Really can't complain about the car.

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Sweet Deal — I've owned this car for 3 years now and have had a few minor problems. The car still runs hard at 141k miles as it did probably new. 12 years old and yes things need replaced when drove a lot but nothing that hampers reliability. 2015 GT Mustangs are up with this car now, but for less you can tune and pulley this car and outperform a stock 2015 GT with ease. The rarity of these Cobras will I think keep the value up in years time. The 2003-04 Terminator Cobras can be found on Facebook to find out more if your interested in a purchasing one.

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

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Medicdroid writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr 10th Anniversary Supercharged Coupe Review
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Ungodly power, easy to modify, very reliable, timeless styling.

Cons

LOL @ gas mileage

Medicdroid
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The Best Bang For The Buck, Ever. — What can I say, this is the easiest, fastest car I have ever owned. In stock form, its quicker than 90% of cars out there. Once you modify it, theres very few things on wheels that are faster. Maybe not the best for a family, but car seats do fit back there!

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

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smokn writes:
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This is an incredible car, limited production and a true SVT Cobra Mustang.

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Nothing

smokn
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Awesome! — This car is incredible, handles great, top notch performance, fast, quick, stylish and great on fuel economy. This is the second one I have owned and I am completely satisfied with it. Limited production and one of the last true Cobra's ever built....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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shelbyblue61 writes:
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car was setup for scca racing when I bought it so the ride setup was harsh for street use.

Cons

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

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Dave writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr 10th Anniversary Supercharged Convertible Review
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Power

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Not many

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Ford's Svt Cobra Is One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned! — Ford's SVT Cobra is one of the best cars I have ever owned! The car looks great, moves well, and is very easy to add more HP! I have the convertible, and with a couple chassis stiffening pieces, it is suprisingly solid. If you get the chance to buy an SVT product, do it!

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cobrakid21 writes:
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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.

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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.

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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:
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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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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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5

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would recommend to anyone. 26 mpg average on highway.

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only about 15 mpg city. tight clutch but you get used to it.

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Amazing 03 Svt — Car handles amazing. Plenty of power especially around 3500 rpm. Amazing quality have had no problems with the car at all. Rides amazing. Clutch is a little tight. Best overall fun factor out of any car i have had. the sound of the supercharger even factory is amazing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

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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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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Cobra By dzammti4

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 gr... Read More

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

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