1986 Ford Mustang User Reviews

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    1986 Ford Mustang SVOReview
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    My 86' 2r Svo Mustang — So, i've spent a lot of money on the long block, suspension, and trim restoration. I just bought new wheels for it and hope to chase my friends/colleagues around the race track. For an 86, it kicks ass. Next up are new control arms, diff service, and paint!! WOOT!!

    Pros: 1 of 9700 made!!

    Cons: Trans make a terrible noise - no fear though, new 88' TC WC T-5 going in!!

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    1986 Ford Mustang LXReview
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    My 86 — i have always liked the fox bodys, especially the T-tops!! my car has a 351C that came out of an 71 Gran Torino. i have a lot of extras that i have put into it also. i think this car is a blast to drive!

    Pros: T-tops

    Cons: gas mileage... lol

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    My Former Stang — I have to say that this was my fastest stang to date. It was an 86 mustang svo that i had a hard time with restoring it back to an SVO cause of money so what I did was put on a front end fron a 87-93 lx. I added the wing then sprayed it primer flat black. I had also added the 03 cobra wheels at that time with a couple of minor modifications of course. I did so much to that car I would run out of room. Overall its missed very much.

    Pros: Performance was amazing.

    Cons: I sold it to the wrong person. His machanic was an idiot.

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    1986 Ford Mustang GTReview
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    My Car — the preformance is fairly good i would say... the build quality is fine, it's a unibody .. the exterior colour is a midnight blue, on the inside i have NOS racing seats and the back seats are just blue and orange pedals... the cost of this vehicle was 1200 to buy straight out but then i had to put 1400 into the safety and everything it needed to pass the safety, it does not require an e-test because it's older then 20 years... the fun factor eh!? it certainly is fun to drive, it's super comfortable... GO GET ONE!!!

    Pros: some postive aspects of my car is probably that it gets me to where i need to go

    Cons: the negtives .. needs more parts to make it run better.

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    1986 Ford Mustang LXReview
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    This Is A Mustang In Name Only..... — A fourbylinder is not a mustang, it handled like crap, and I hted it, I drove the heck out of it and it just burned up clutches. Mustangs should only be V-8s

    Pros: Mustang name badge, cool 80's styling

    Cons: 4cyl crappy.  

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    1986 Ford Mustang LX ConvertibleReview
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    Great Car, Easy To Work On. Looks Great If Kept Up. — I had one for a while, the head gasket was blown out and I didn't know as much as I do now otherwise I would have kept it, but the car still ran even with a blown head gasket. When I got it, it was out of time and the solenoid was sticking and the starter was stuck in gear and the fuel pump had a bad ground. Thanks to my cousin we got it started, I later timed it by ear and replaced the valve cover gaskets. It ran great for a while, but then the head gasket finally blew out and the compression went out the window, it still ran but badly, not knowing that my cousin could have fixed it easily I took it to the junkyard.

    Pros: Runs good, looks good, handles good too.

    Cons: Myriad of wiring to be careful of, vacuum hoses missing leads to Majorly degraded performance.

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    1986 Ford Mustang LX ConvertibleReview
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    Love My 'stang...needs Rebuilt — Got this baby used, as my 1st car, for my 21st b-day. Still have it and love it, although it's been off the road for years now. I WILL one day restore/rebuild it. Have had some of the common Ford probs along the way but they weren't major. When the relatively recently rebuilt transmission was blown by someone I lent it to, it got permanantly parked. Restoration will take a while but it will be well worth it when I do. :)

    Pros: fun, easy to diagnose/repair, handles well.

    Cons: convertible leaked at windshield, rear main seal leaked even after replacement...

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    1986 Ford Mustang LX ConvertibleReview
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    Great Summer Cruiser — Almost a classic car with great potential. My personal car was the Expo '86 demonstartor which was used to show-case Ford's newest addition to the mustang community, fuel injection. The car only has a few draw packs in todays world. The engines are large (3.8L V6 or 5.0L V8) but their transmissions are not geared well so you are unable to tap into the engines full potential. This leads to lower fuel economy and lower perfomance levels. This is especially so for the V6 w/t auto transmission w/o overdrive. Three gears is not enough and the car sounds like a wounded animal above 130kph (especially with the convertable top). With overdrive or 4spd the car becomes slightly better but the best option is still the 5spd.

    Pros: + great summer car
    + easy to drive
    + comfortable
    + sounds nice at lower speeds
    + cleans up well
    + replacement parts plentiful

    Cons: - prone to leaking
    - untapped engines
    - poor turning characteristics
    - low top speed
    - old
    - BAD IN SNOW

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    1986 Ford Mustang GTReview
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    86 Gt Vert — This car was a lot of fun when I had it...Just look at the pics...It was the best looking 86 around.

    Pros: 5.0L with flowmasters...this car sounded awesome, amazing condition, reworked motor, power top

    Cons: hard clutch and long throws (like driving a dump truck), fast, but not nearly fast enough with the 5.0, no power windows or locks

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    1986 Ford Mustang LXReview
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    Fastest Vehicle Like Hell On Wheels — This was a fabulous car when it was running had to put alot of work into and then had to sell it. Felt bad in it too. Would have loved to keep this baby.

    Pros: Fast as hell, Spedometer would go past limit and back to 0

    Cons: Fuel Pump was terrible

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Ford Mustang Reviews

    2015 Re-design Is Gorgeous And The Quality Is Top Notch By mikeg93907

    I've got less than 200 miles on her so far, but this car is a blast to drive and the quality level is fantastic. I'm really impressed by the styling, both exterior and interior, especially the more "... Read More

    Best Mustang I've Ever Owned. By LAREDOTECH1

    This mustang is the best handling I've ever owned. It also looks pretty good except, why would Ford delete the spoiler when adding the performance package? The brake bite is really good with these Bre... Read More

    2014 Ford Mustang Reviews

    Stellar By uvedicusmartin

    I love everything about the car! The front end had to grow on me because I was more a fan of the 05-09 body style. If you looking for good gas mileage don't drive a mustang. That choice does not compu... Read More

    Perfect By dingo1990

    I think this is an outstanding sports car with some great fuel economy I can put a chip and exhaust and be faster than a V8 and still have more gas Lol while they ran out of gas I will still be drivin... Read More

    2013 Ford Mustang Reviews

    American Classic Ford Mustang By Alicia

    Great car, fun to drive, very reliable. I would highly recommend. The only disadvantages are there's not much room in the back seat and the car is very low to the ground so you need to be aware of tha... Read More

    5.0's Are Fun Even If They Are Stock By mmahanor

    I love the way the 2011-2014 5.0's look. They are a menacing presence to behold, especially if they have been modified. Stock the cars are incredibly comfortable and forgiving over bumps, but the... Read More

    2012 Ford Mustang Reviews

    Great American Made Muscle Car By saimanne

    Exhaust is the Best sounding of all Muscle cars from factory. Looks like no other car on the market. rear wheel drive good for having fun in every way 5.0 is a beast with 420 hp and 380 lb/ft torque Read More

    Awesome, Sweet, Love This Car! By SteveStang777

    It gets the looks and comments wherever I go. Literally, I can't go out for one day in our small city and not get some comment about how the car looks, what a great color it is, etc. One day a group o... Read More

    2011 Ford Mustang Reviews

    Cool And Fast By yankeezfan2012

    The car is fast, brakes are great, there's a blind spot monitor on each mirror to keep me safe while at high or low speeds, Behind the wheel of this mustang the control you have is unbelievable. This ... Read More

    Fast And Cool By yankeezfan2012

    Overall this car is a beast for the price and for what it is, 300 HP for a V6 you can't beat it, or the price. Ford has made some mistakes in the past, but this is not one of them. Read More

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