1989 Ford Mustang User Reviews

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    1989 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    95

    All Show, Not Much Go — As polished as this 100% stock 5.0L Mustang GT was, I was a little disappointed with it's performance. This particular car was built from factory to be a cruiser with highway gears and not the typical pep that 5.0L Mustangs are known for. It was quicker than your average car, but had trouble even spinning the tires. For a 5.0L Mustang, it was all show and no go. Braking and handling was typical of what you'd expect from a domestic car...not exceptionally great, not terribly bad. The build quality of the car was decent with the exception of some of the interior panels which didn't fit and line up like they were supposed to. This particular Mustang was very well looked after before I owned it and I continued to baby it, as does its current owner so everything on it was like new. The only on going issue I had with it was the idle kept searching despite replacing numerous sensors and checking for vacuum leaks. Nothing I did could pin point the problem and as far as I know the current owner still hasn't been able to fix it either. Appearance-wise, this car was damn sexy! I loved seeing people turn their heads as they saw this car go down the road...even if it was just because it was so shiny and bright! I kept it looking like a million bucks and even added a few tasteful details to the exterior to enhance its appearance. Inside the car was super clean and still even smelled like a new car. It had a light grey cloth interior that was easy on the eyes. Fuel economy was surprisingly good for a V8, but that's because the rear end was geared for highway. Didn't really have too many maintenance issues with it other than replacing the water pump and of course the surging idle problem. I took it upon myself to upgrade the exhaust system to a Dynamax Ultra Flow setup with an X pipe effectively removing two of the four catalytic converters. I had the new 2 and a half inch exhaust pipes ceramic coated to a polished chrome-like finish. Still, the car didn't have the sound I was looking for despite the nearly straight through mufflers. This was the second car I ever owned. However, it was the first really nice car I owned. I had my share of fun in it for the five years I owned it, but I have to admit that I rarely drove it because it was so mint I feared it would get scratched up. I ended up selling to buy my '58 Plymouth Belvedere. It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one so that I could move on to my next dream car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Hot looking car, lots of bang for the buck

    Cons: Not as quick as I thought it would be, couldn't figure out the idle surging issue

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Convertible Review
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    25

    Looks Cool And Easy To Work On — Just a great all around car. you can just keep it stock or body kit it for that import look or go old school hot rod with it. the engine can easy make 450hp on the stock block. I just love all ford Mustangs. had a lot of them in my time.

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

    Pros: fast & fun

    Cons: none

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Coupe Review
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    I Love It!!! — It's a Mustang... an old one at that. What's not to like? It squeaks and rattles, and it's loud and the exhaust smells, but I love every minute I drive in it. She's been a work in progress since I bought it in 2006.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Burnouts

    Cons: If you're not into loud, A/C-less Mustangs, this just might not be the car for you.

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Coupe Review
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    Fun — Smokey Burnouts, Running from police, getting too many tickets, always getting faster. Way to much trouble but well worth it. Money Pit, Bloddy knuckles are well worth the end result of a fun fast car. Cheap, Fast, and Fun. Buy one

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

    Pros: Burnouts

    Cons: Torque

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    1989 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    45

    89 Gt — nice car, but the lights would go out if i turned on the fog lights for more than a few minutes at a time. it would have been a real good car if it was a 5 speed, but the automatic did pretty well after it was rebuilt from me tearing it out at the drag strip at bristol...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: good car

    Cons: wore out quick

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    1989 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    75

    5.0 Baby. — 5.0 V8, Trick Flow upper/lower intake, BBK 70mm TB, ARP heads, FRPP B303 cam, Comp Cam roller rockers, stock headers, 2.5" straight pipes to Flowmaster 40 series, no cats. Stock T5 with a Hurst Shifter. 3.73 in the rear. Loud, fast, and it's needed a lot of work. I'll admit it's not the most beautiful of the Mustang breed, but parts are plentiful. And it is good at getting attention.

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

    Pros: Noise. Nuts.

    Cons: Fuel economy, irritability.

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    1989 Ford Mustang GT Review
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    25

    Love It — Performance is great on acceleration. Not the greatest handling without upgraded suspension, but not at all bad. Build quality is great, considering it is a 20 year old car, it has needed only minor repairs. Love the body style, but as far as the interior goes, i plan on replacing it with interior from the 03-04 anyway. Gas mileage is not bad, but could be better, and is inexpensive to maintain. As far as the fun factor goes, ask anyone who owns one, we all love them.

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

    Pros: Cheap to fix, Reliable, About 5000 will get you one in almost perfaect condition

    Cons: Gas mileage could be better

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Coupe Review
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    35

    Great Overal — car works great! alot of power to weight ratio. spins on a dine and handles great. nice and tight on the road. handles good. its really fun to drive and is always an adventures runnin her. a real chick magnets

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

    Pros: sweet!

    Cons: go throught tires

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Review
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    Low Mile Stock 5.0 — It was my Uncle's toy that he drove on nice Sundays. Except for a set of Cobra 5 star rims it is bone stock and has under 20,000 miles. Black with a red interior 5spd. It is a fun car to drive.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, reliable

    Cons: needs more power

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    1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Coupe Review
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    Fun Car To Bag Drive — I owned this car when I was young and loved every minute of it. It was fast and I raced it alot, both 1/4 mile and parking lot course racing. It wasn't the sexiest car but it went good

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

    Pros: Power, burnouts

    Cons: gas guzzler

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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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