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:
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Ungodly power, easy to modify, very reliable, timeless styling.

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LOL @ gas mileage

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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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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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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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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:
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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.

Cons

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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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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David writes:
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 2 Dr 10th Anniversary Supercharged Convertible Review
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everything

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nothing

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Review Title — built 03' terminator. 450rwhp and 500rwtq. pulley,intake, exhaust, mild tune. car has a roll cage for the track and is still being built. dont know whats next. its a blast to drive with the top down on a gorgeous day

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

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Brandon writes:
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3

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Its a rocket sled on rails, for 20 grand, its the coolest ground bound rocket ship you can buy

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Horsepower costs money, and these cars get beat on, buy one used and be ready to throw some yank on making it new

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Top Gear Esq — Its like a lion cute and cuddly...until it bites your arm off, but with the right amount of steering input and a steady right foot it will dance around corners, making you look like Steve McQueen. And plain and simple...it gets em wet, thats about it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The sheer noise from the engine compartment
Decent price for power
Phenominal looks

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Gas guzzler

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Great Performance With American Muscle To Back It — I love the looks people give when you accelerate from a red-light and they just have that look of, really? Isn't that a little too loud? Its a true peice of American muscle history, and am positive it'll not only be a rare find but a hot collectible. My favorite car I own, or have ever owned.

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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Reviews

Fun To Drive By djnsj5

This car corners on a dime with great acceleration. Not bad for a stock vehicle . The six speed transmission is a bit much. I did a lot of fourth to sixth shifting. At very high speed the rear end get... Read More

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

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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

Ford Finally Got One Right! By carsync

Love the style (the hood especially), and that 5.4 liter 4 valve! With only 300 made, it truly is a exclusive sports car. Rarely seen, rarely heard, these are in a class all their own. This car is not... Read More

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

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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

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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