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1997 Ford Mustang SVT CobraReview
GuruFHRG2 writes:
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I had 1998 and 2001 Cobras. The 1997 is basically the same as the 1998 I had. 4.6 L V8, 32-valve DOHC EFI 1997 Horsepower: 305 hp 300 lbs ft. 0 to 60 just under 6 seconds depending on the driver and track conditions of course 5.5 to 5.9 seconds. The car is capable of going over 150 MPH, Understand that I dont recommend that. Lots of people mod the car with under-drive pulleys, K&N air filter ( yes it odes make a slight difference in power, gas mileage, and throttle response) and a cool air flow sound. Also higher gear ratios such as 3.73, 4.10, etc. are common and really give the car an extra kick in the seat of the pants! A tuner ( about 400.00) can adjust the speedometer and let you custom tune for more power.

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
Daniel writes:
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Just Bought Today And Am In Love — Love at first sight is a real thing I found out today when I took what is now my 97 cobra svt on a test drive. I drove it out of the lot and just drove easy and it was very comfortable then I said im gonna floor it and pushed the petal down at 2500rpm in second and well coming from a 91 1.6 Miata to a 4.6 liter beast it was amazing honestly it pulls and doesn't stop past 100. Like the way it looks to if your looking into mabey buying one and are reading this stop reading reviews and go test drive one on craigslist and you will never regret it!!!!!!!!!! 9.5/10

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Power and everything else and power to and some more power

Cons: by by gas

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
1997cobraguy writes:
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Hot Rod With Class — 1997 cobra ..great little car... good power handling and speed,, has a Euro look unlike 2005 and up mustangs that is more inline with the 67 fastback model. I would have made this car a 2 seater with a window hatch like a Corvette, also would have dropped a 6 speed in it .

Pros: great car for the money

Cons: more trunk space

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT CobraReview
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Brilliant — very good car for driving long distances it is very fun to ride around in brilliant engine and the interior is the coolest you can get i would definitely recommended this to one of my mates overall it is a excellent car to buy

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

Pros: the design

Cons: nothing

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
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Not Bad If You're Looking For A Older Muscle Car. — Performance - acceleration, braking and handling. Its got it all! Build Quality - squeaks and rattles come with age, these cars are over 13 years old after all. Appearance - Looks good but could be improved. Fun Factor - This car fun to drive! Swap the ring & pinion for a 4.10 setup and the smile will never leave your face.

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

Pros: Can be found for cheap and its a blast to drive.

Cons: At this age its hard to find low mileage and allot of TLC will be needed.

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
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Great — it is a good car to drive but if you turn it in to a race car, then it becomes the greatest car to drive. but they is always going to be problems with it cause you are modifying it. it will be come a fun car to drive at the track.

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

Pros: fun with the mods to drive

Cons: a lot of work

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
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Put One In Your Garage!!! — The closest thing to the muscle cars of the past. Great overall car. Super reliable, fun to drive, and looks great doing it. Capable of a LOT of horsepower and torque... just throw some boost at it. Currently it needs a little tlc and a rebuild soon but has not missed a beat!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is a SVT Cobra!

Cons: He he... it attracts the fuzz!!!

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra ConvertibleReview
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Awsome. — Love the car, plenty fast and handles great! only thing it could use is a sneaky peet, cold air intake and a super charger, gas is kinda spendy tho, high octain fuel only, never e85 although it'l do it, it runs terrible on it.

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

Pros: Love

Cons: Can be dangerous

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
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Excessive Motorsports 1997 Svt Cobra 402rwhp — I am the third owner of this car since new and bought it from a former employee of Excessive Motorsport with about 103,000 miles on it. It is a true 1997 SVT Cobra Coupe and had many upgrades done to it by Excessive Motorsport including headers, O/R X-Pipe and catless exhaust. I have two dyno sheets from EM with one showing 392rwhp (guy said something went wrong) and one showing 402rwhp. The build quality is what you would expect from a 90's Ford. Performance is very high. The car pulls hard and can go a little over 115 in 3rd gear. the suspension is very stiff and the brakes work VERY well. Its not the best set of wheels in the world but its a helluva ride for the 6 grand i payed for it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Acceleration, Handling, Looks

Cons: Fuel Consumption, Ticket Magnet, VERY cramped interior

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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra CoupeReview
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Cobra — Love the way it drives, and how it handles. Of course it's not the fastest out there but it has power to play around with. Only thing bad is how it creaks when it hits bumps, and the exhaust has a rattle to it. I don't really don't care what GM fanatics say, because the only thing that matters is what I think.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, Sounds great, Interior still awesome after 12 years.

Cons: Exhaust rattles sometimes, suspension a little hard.

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