2008 Ford Mustang User Reviews
GT Deluxe Coupe shown
- $10,675 - $16,190
- Fun and Pretty
Purchased As Used
I won't say this is the best car but in its price range it might be the most fun. The price, performance and looks fit the world I live in to a T. That is the real world, not fantasy land where price is no object are there are no speed limits. The complaints I see here are silly; its a retro car, not an attempt at a techie transportation appliance. Mine has 36k and looks and drives as new. Want a smoother ride, comfy back seat, "refinement" and dignity? Get a lexus for more than twice the money and no fun, but as one reviewer said the mustang is "undiginified". I've owned several sports cars and a couple Mercedes and I'll takes this over any of them....read morehide
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- accelaration, style, affordability
- handling is alittle on the numb side.
Purchased As New
The longer I own this car the more I love it. The price to performance ratio is hard to beat. The aftermarket support is unrivaled. Its tight on back seat leg room but the bucket seat comfort more than makes up for it. Still turns heads. Insurance and regularly scheduled maintenance is very affordable. No unscheduled maintenance so far. Gas mileage is surprisingly good even when driven fast. This truely is the "every man's sports car"....read morehide
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- Styling, HUGE aftermarket for hp parts, gas milage, heritage, etc etc
- auto shifter is mediocre, interior could be more refined
Purchased As New
I purchased my 2008 mustang v6 4.0L about 6 months ago. I still love this car! I only have 2 real complaints about the car. I have enjoyed adding aftermarket exhaust and parts to the car. Get compliments everywhere I go! Highly recommend!!
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- fun to drive, most car and fun per $
- KR is pricey
I love Mustangs. This is my 7th. I have a 2008 Pony V-6 and just got a great deal on a 2008 GT Premium. Love that employee pricing. $11,000 from msrp (including rebates). There is no better value out there.
The car is fast but not brutal. It handles well, better than most. it sounds good, looks great, and is just fun to drive. Decent gas mileage (manual).
This car was delivered perfect, and shows just how good American workers can put together a car. I am happy to buy American....read morehide
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- avg 24 mpg, engine sounds great, smooth handling and ride, great 5 sp auto
- no cons
I had two premium base model convertiblrs I loved, but this is the greatest. Performance white/with black top gets compiiments galore. Has hood scope, 18" shiny aluminum wheels, rear spoiler.
coming or going it shouts muscle care. I love it! It's a keeper!!!
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- I average 21.3 miles per gallon of gas which with my heavy foot is quite good.
- The cabin in a little too tight for my large frame, but it's worth it.
I was remarried last year (formerly a widower) and my wife talked me into driving my Monte Carlo SS over to the Ford dealer to look at Mustangs. She owned over 12 Mustangs in her life since she first bought one in 1965.
We test drove a 2007 Mustang Pony and it was not a good experience. It rattled, no guts, no handling cornering and not a good ride. Then my wife said let's go back and test drive a GT. I thought it was going to be a waste of time. Boy, was I ever wrong!
My wife drove it first and had me hanging on for my dear life. She took corners on the highway that made my knuckles white! She finally gave up control and let me drive and I fell in love. The 4.6 engine put out over 300 horsepower and gave me the biggest thrill in my life! We went back to the dealer and ordered a GT.
We ordered a GT Premium, convertible, alloy in color with red leather seats. Now we joined the WI Early Mustangers Car Club out of Milwaukee and go on several overnight cruises each year. We had 30 Mustangs go on our last cruise. What a sight driving together down the highway! Mustangs ranging from 1965's to brand new ones.
We are extremely happy with our purchase!...read morehide
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- My 2008 Bullitt 28 MPGs at 75 mph. Looks & handles great as well.
- Too bad the Bullitt didn't come out near the begining of the S197 models.
Although the Mustang has been America's favorite pony car, it isn’t the best performance car out there. Issues like lack of stiff cornering and quick take-off on stock Mustangs and Mustang GTs has been Ford’s problem when competing against the opposition (like Camaro). Now that the Bullitt is out, things are looking better for Ford. The ride is stiffer but not unpractical, like the Corvette Z06’s super duper agonizing suspension (watch out for that fissure on the pavement… ouch, too late). The acceleration has been improved with a combination of a highly calibrated engine, a Tremec 5 speed and a 3.73:1 differential. Especially since the Bullitt’s upgraded suspension will now be applied to the newer 2010 mustang, this will make things a little interesting in the new pony car duel between Ford and Chevy....read morehide
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- Sound, stock engine power, shaker 1000 stero, great look, Mod options
- cabin plastic, very tight rear seat, manual shift not so smooth
This was one of my dream cars and finally bought one. Though I would use it as a second car on weekends but turns out I use it daily and my other car on the weekends. Excellent performance overall and great acceleration with the stock engine.
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- Car ride great, handle like sports car, a head turner
- Nothing about the car, only the dealership, don't shift in overdrive, high RPM.
I had my car for about a week then needed some warrenty work done.The dealership (FORD) gave me a run around. The paint on the hood,roof, trunk and spoiler was like sand paper. I was told that I would have to live with it. The windshield was so water spotted that was burned into the glass that I couldn't get it removed. Dealship stated live with it. Now for the car handles great, lots of power, High speed gear needs to be different to lower RPM's. It has power when needed to get around trucks and other vehicles that think they can beat you. Be careful in the dealership you buy at....read morehide
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- Great sound, Great engine, Great ride, Retro looks, good gearbox (manual), lots of hp/dollar
- Live rear axel, blind spots, too plastic
I got the no options 2008 Mustang GT. I have to say I love this car. I will Admit that I am a mustang fan, however this is the first mustang that I have owned. I have driven other sports cars including, Porsche and Jaguar. This is not a car that you can really compare to a European or Japanese sports car. If you do then you are really missing the point.
This is the car that represents more than any other car, the stars and stripes. Let me put it this way; America = football, apple pie, and the Ford mustang. This car has got to be one of the best valued cars in the world as far as looks and performance go. It will go flat out at 150 mph and still get you gas mileage in the upper to mid 20's. Name any other car that can do that.
As far as Corvettes go, they are a fantastic car, but they are out of the price range of most buyers and not that practical. Also, good luck fitting 3 or 4 people in a Vette. Don't forget, you pay for the extra power. The mustang costs 85 dollars per h.p.(300 bhp) where as the corvette, you will be paying 95 dollars per h.p. (430 bhp) and on premium fuel. (prices were from base models of both cars with the V8)
So in closing if you want a car that goes fast and looks great, with plenty of personality, you can do no wrong with the Mustang GT....read morehide
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