1988 Ford Mustang User Reviews

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    1988 Ford Mustang LX Review
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    Fun Car, Bad On Gas. Overall...well Worth The Purchase. — Performance: For a 2.3L Engine, it has great pick up. Build Quality: For the most part the car holds up very well, The body has 355,000km on it and could probably double that. Appearance: Not quite as muscle looking as other mustangs, but still a great looking car. Cost of Ownership: Mileage isn't great, but it's a mustang...don't expect much. Otherwise, parts are cheap to get for this car. Fun Factor: Go to an empty parking lot and punch the gas and you'll find out.

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

    Pros: It's a mustang, and it handles very well. (On performance tires)

    Cons: Mileage is crap but not a huge deal.

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    1988 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    Great Collectable For Not Too Much Money. Eye Catcher At All Ford Shows, Car Shows. — true saleen mustang, number 329. rare red on red. edelbrock intake, ported and polished gt 40 heads, shorty headers, griffin larger radiator, electric fan, aluminum drive shaft, crane ignition, air in take, hurst short throw shifter, and ofcourse all your saleen upgrades such as racecraft suspension, rolled fenders (yes saleen rolled the fenders) 11 gallon fuel tank (cant go too far with out refueling, but will cost only 30 bucks to fuel up on super)lol. everything like my 91 notchback but better. i cant see what else you can do to these fox bodies mustangs to make them handle better. its all power and performance, all raw, and no computer gizmos to help you so you better know what your doing if your going to hammer this thing. great power, good handling, a handful to drive so that can be fun and a nightmare, its a fox body saleen so its rare, a higher sought out cult car and truly a future collector. definitely a toy and should not be your only car.

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

    Pros: red, fast, loud,bullet proof, its a fox body saleen mustang, a piece of americana modern day muscle car of the 80's.

    Cons: interior is not so nice looking in design, hard to drive, beats you up when driving for awhile. no cup holders, lol, cheap american quality of the 80's

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    1988 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    Low Price Car Needs Upgrades. — Driving it for 20 years. Soon after purchase it received underdrive pulleys, aftermarket shifter, good tires, 65mm throttle body, subframe connectors, a brake system upgrade, and a centerforce II clutch. That is what it takes, in my opinion, to make it a good car. Been pretty happy with it since!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good looks and bang for the buck.

    Cons: Bad brakes! A car that goes also needs to stop!

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    1988 Ford Mustang LX Coupe Review
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    Fun Fast And Turns Heads — Performance - not alot of parts and still alot of power Build Quality - very reliable still have had no problems Appearance - interior is spotless and exterior needs paint Cost of Ownership - gas mileage is ok, next to nothing for maintenance Upgrades - 3.73 gears, shift kit, underdrive pullys, cold air intake, ignition, smog pump delete, throttle body, mass air flow conversion

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, lots of power, and light weight

    Cons: COPS - the car sticks out too much and gets me in a little trouble

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    Mustang With Potential — all new back suspension and brakes and needed a ball joint front driverside. it only has a 4 cylinder with a 3 speed auto so thats a huge downfall but i still can bag it around cause im waiting for a good reason to put a 351 windsor in it with a 4 speed

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

    Pros: its a mustang with potential in my eyes haha

    Cons: its only got a 4 cylinder :(

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    The Money Pit On Wheels — This car had 20,000 miles on it when I bought it. Was in good condition and had a warranty. Drove it as my second car which meant it got one 100 mile per day commute on a crowded freeway. Brakes were bad from day one despite being given the alls Ok from the dealer. Expensive repairs to the engine that left me stranded at Bishop's Mule Days with no motel room for three days. Horrible car that made me swear off Fords. Very sad because I have always liked Mustangs.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Nice size and easy to park. Roomy enough on the inside. Lots of nice accessories and creature comforts. Fun to drive.

    Cons: Too many too list here.

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    Oldie But A Goodie — fun for sport, not good as a family car. no leg room in the back seat. The hatchback is good for transporting. It is a fast 2.3l turbo that gets great gas mileage and runs great on the track and the highway.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: it's old and it's all mine

    Cons: doing the restoration

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    Awesome — it has a 331 stroker borg warner transmission 350 hp and 500 flbs of tourqe lowered with 18 inch zyoxx wheels and falken tires it holds the road quite well lots of fun to drive and has no back seat or cargo its a show car

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

    Pros: everything i built it from the ground up

    Cons: fuel milage

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    1988 Ford Mustang LX Coupe Review
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    Fast Mustang Ssp Supercharged — I love this car. It's an old highway patrol car and it used to chase people like me....... LOL.. Currently it has no transmission. Will be fixed and rollin soon.... You want some. Look at me on watkinsmotorsports.com. Supercharged and fully custom tunable suspension. It runs low 12 in the quarter mile. Like to take it to atlanta dragway for tune and test.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast, supercharged, v1 strim, nitrous

    Cons: traffic stops

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    1988 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    Great Car To Drive Even With No A/c In The Hot Az Desert — I love this Stang! I love this my baby so much I tatted 5.0 on my arm. Been on 4 road trips with me and never misbehaved. Nothing to complain about. She's fast, fun, not overwieght, still turns heads, reliable with 195k on the odometer and still running strong!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: FUN

    Cons: None

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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

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    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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