1965 Ford Mustang Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1965 Ford Mustang against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 1965 Ford Mustang?  

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 71 - 79 of 1965 Ford Mustang 79 reviews.

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible RWDReview
shaleelee writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Its A Great Car — When you shine it up and make the paint sparkle in the sun, nothing else is compared to at that moment. It drives pretty good with minor adjustments. Its the essential classic muscle car because of its slick lines and smoothe curves around the tires and engine. The engine roars pretty loud with a few shakes but its stamina maintains its overall performance.

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:100

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 25,816 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWDReview
P.J.'s_'79_5.0 writes:
Appearance:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

If You Got A Garage, This Is A Great Choice For A Classic (antique Soon). —

This '65 took me 3 years to assemble. Most of the pieces are stock. I did all the work myself, saving thousands of dollars on labour. The motor was an over heating 289, which I just changed to a 302 (2010). I had an extra engine, from my '79 5.0, that has only about 20,000km, so I used it. Perfect fit exactly the same mountings. The engine to transmission gaskets (steel plate) were different so the original '65 one was used. '79 has slightly different bell housing. I also just put a 4 bbl Holley carb, with a stock 4 bbl 289 intake manifold, on the 302 motor, and had to change over, all the covers & pans. As far as I know, so far everything is good and powerful. All the steering and suspension is also new, and this car rides rails, if you know what I mean. I usually put only 100-200 miles a year, since I bought it in Sept of 2004. On an average of 1 tank of gas a year). But this year (2011) I put 2500 miles on it, drove to the Okanagan and back, with no problems. It usually spends most of its life, hiding in the back yard, under a carport, collecting dust. This is the best car for me I love to drive it, but because of winter, it winds up hiding in the back yard for 6-8 months at a time. I have 2 other cars blocking my only route out, so it takes some planning, permits & aircare. I used to be scared to drive it in the rain, (boo hoo hoo, ha ha), because it might rust or even worse melt. But in the summer of 2011 I got some waterproof paint put on it. 1st time I paid someone else to do a job for me. The car is hot and sounds real good. Hard to believe it's mine. I didn't used to have it in the driveway much, fearing it will get stolen. But now I'm not too worried, added some anti theft devices, only I know about. Acceleration: is decent now (like being in a plane), Brakes: are excellent, stops on a dime. But it seems, I have to adjust the brakes on a yearly basis. Handling excellent (not lowered, actually higher than stock) Suspension and steering better than stock, decent, all new. This year (2011) added some beefy sway bars front and rear. The car does not tip at all. Exhaust: Long tube Headers, 2.5" exhaust, Flowmaster Super 44 mufflers, too loud feel the thunder... added a catalytic converter on each side, softened the sound and took the stink away of carbon monoxide, then 2.25" tail pipes, coming out the rear valance. Body: Not all body parts fit snug or flush, but reasonably close. Remember to make sure no windshield leaks, use the appropriate sealer for your climate. Interior: has new upholstery on front buckets and original on back seat. New carpets, underlay, kick panels, dash pad, glove box, instrument cluster bezel, arm rests, door handles, window cranks, doorsill chrome, door & window seals, package tray, etc. I think this car cost me a total of about $12,000, it's unofficially appraised at 21 thousand now. I'll be drivin' it every year for 3-4 months. I stripped down my '79 5.0 and sold several pieces on ebay, and locally. (the '79 got interior rot). Recommend to a friend: *NO* I'm jealous, get a chevy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This is a great car to drive, no problems yet, head turner.

Cons: worry about rust.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWDReview
Camern writes:
Appearance:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

The Resto Project — It is the first of its kind!! It was given to me as a graduation gift. It was my dads for the past 20 years. we are slowly but surely fully restoring it. I Finished the motor last year. Next up is the trans, brakes and suspension. Then we can Get a new interior and start on paint!

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

Pros: Its a muscle car

Cons: I have to restore it

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWDReview
Nick writes:
Appearance:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

A Sweet Looking Ride Thats Tons Of Fun! — This car is originally from California. No rust when bought and the paint and interior came as is. However, the engine, transmission, brakes, and suspension had to be rebuilt for safer driving. Total rebuild only took about 8 months. Most of the parts are readily available through magazines. There good parts too (most of them). Its only a 6cyl and a 3 speed manual, but its still a ton of fun to drive. Can still cruise at 70-75 on the highway. This summer is going to be the first summer that I have it and its going to be great. Cant wait!

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

Pros: People love the car. They always ask about it and think it looks great. The parts were cheap, available and mostly great condition. Fun rebuild great for car starters like myself who want to learn the basics of cars. It doesn't get much simpler than this.

Cons: Had to replace from drum brakes with disc. The car would just stop. It handles like a standard car from 1965 should handle. Floaty handling and the front still has to settle down due to the new springs in the front.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD Review
Jose R says:
Best of the 60s
vs1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD
1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD better.
"Great"
Would Buy Ranked 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD better.
"Best"
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD Review
Jose R says:
Great car
vs1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD better.
"Great"
Would Buy Ranked 1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD better.
"Best"
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD Review
Tramram says:
The Mustang when you drive it, is not as good as you thought it to be. Im going to be honest, hearing all the positive praise, I liked it too, though I hated the body. When I drove it, I got back to hating the engine. It may have been good when it was new, but after the next 2 years, it ran out of competition. Lower power, steering is a bit harder and more sticky, its kind of bulky, etc. While it is considered the GodFather of all muscle cars, it quickly became grandfather and dad of all muscle cars. It was just too outdated for most.
vs1969 Dodge Charger
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 1969 Dodge Charger better.
"It is less sticky than the Mustang, and even if it would stick, it has the power to unstuck itself."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1969 Dodge Charger worse.
"It is smaller in size, and by the power and spacious interior, has more room and less weight to haul stuff in, making it more effective to haul with. "
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback RWD Review
GuruBDSH9 says:
Super
vs1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD
1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD Review
GuruBDSH9 says:
Super
vs1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD
1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 71 - 79 of 1965 Ford Mustang 79 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By Joesyl923

Car looks great and rides even better. Premium package has anything you could want in a car. Very surprised at the great fuel mileage with this V8. Read More

Review By Lori

Value is fair at MSRP or below would not pay over that. Overall the Mustang meets all my needs, and really is exciting, and fun to drive. Read More

2020 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By mraydena

Probably the best sounding car out there plus very upgradable if you wanna make the car cooler. Read More

Review By Guru2HD9T

Still can smell the new leather only 2,400 miles Read More

2019 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By Dylan

Great car. Good power. Fits my 5 year old in a booster seat. Love the manual transmission. Snow mode works surprisingly well, although the car is not built to handle slippery weather very well. No com... Read More

Review By Julie

This car rides smooth. Gas efficient. Holds its value . Read More

2018 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By TraceHelm

Nice car, I like it looking for my daughter she turns 16 in 12 months Read More

Review By smithaustin9732

It’s the Best muscle car to date. Camaros are slow. Read More

2017 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By Chase007Lea

Nice ride. Missing something bold to stand out but love it Read More

Review By Guru9H23SZ

Love the car....bought it. Great car to drive.. Read More

Cars compared to 1965 Ford Mustang

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 25,816 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 1965 Ford Mustang?