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1988 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback RWDReview
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Amazingly Fun And Affordable Car — This is the first new car I have ever purchased. I bought it just prior to starting pilot training in the Air Force. I have had it and worked on it many times since. I have just started a total restoration project on it and plan to give it to my son when he graduates college in a few years. It will not be stock. It has amazed me how easy and inexpensive these cars are to work on. Just about everthing you can imagine doing to one has already been done by someone else and you can read about it or watch it on youtube. This car pulls sub 12s in the quarter and gets 26 mpg on the highway. Way to go Lee Iacocca, may God rest his soul.

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

Pros: Inexpesive horsepower.  You can beat the cost/horsepower.

Cons: Cheap horspower.  You will not be in the inner circle of upper echelon muscle car enthusiast. The disgusted looks you'll get when you kick the BMW M3 or M5's behind. Well, maybe not a con, just depends on how you look at it.

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1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback RWDReview
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Loud, Fast, Tire Smoking Fun — Ridiculously fun with the taller gears. Traction is hard to get until 3rd gear. The cam really helps to get it going. Needs a lot of cosmetic work-little bit of body work and paint, some interior re install, but hey, it's a project car.

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

Pros: Love the sound of the cam

Cons: It's not done yet

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1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback RWDReview
Tyler writes:
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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 Hatchback RWDReview
Andrew writes:
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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 Hatchback RWDReview
jbortner writes:
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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 RWDReview
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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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1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback RWDReview
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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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1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback RWDReview
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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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1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback RWDReview
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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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1988 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback RWDReview
Matt writes:
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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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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

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

2019 Ford Mustang Reviews

Review By Jon

I want the car but not at that price point. Read More

Review By Guru91GX54

The car is missing a lot of the options listed on this site, the car was a fair value considering the inflated price of used cars, the Mustang is missing heated seats, fog lights & quite a few more op... 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

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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

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