GT hatchback with 5 spd. transmission, all options except T-top and was ordered. It had 3.08 rear end but Ford put in 3.55 rear end for some reason or by mistake I was told.
The car is in factory condition and in great condition inside and out and has been replaced with all OEM replacement parts. Not customized.
It has (according to list) Edelbrock water pump, Mr. Gasket thermostat and gasket, crane timing chain, 3 row radiator, police clutch fan with silicone hoses. 130 amp alternator with upgraded wiring system new headlights and foglights.
There is Redline synthetic fluid in the power steering, rear end diff. and in 5 spd. transmission, and There are 2-chamber Flowmaster mufflers that made car noisey.
Engine has 225,000+ miles on it and still runs good. Never replaced or had need to rebuild original engine. Air cond. blows real cold air.
Car belongs to my brother who is away and has me start it up once a week and drive it around.
So as an objective observer here is what I think of car:
Ride is too bumpy and bounces me all over the place. You feel every pebble on the road. It hurts to drive this car especially if there are lots of bumps and the back end will hop if bump is real bad. If you have a stomach ache or have to use the restroom, do not ride in this car-You will want to get a Cadillac instead
I can't change the radio stations with a steady hand because it so stiff riding. The suspension is factory stock no racing shocks or suspension. All 6 shocks I was told were replaced with the softest riding shocks available.
I hate to see what this car is like with race type upgraded suspension.
It has a cassette player
no CD player
The brakes suck as they were changed along with brake fluid and it still feels like car isn't going to stop. I was told that there are upgraded brake kits but my brother has chosen to keep everything factory on this car.
The car is very DEADLY
to drive when road gets wet or slippery.
The car slips and slides easy.
The car has had lots of idle problems but mechanic fixed it.
Power locks and windows go out often but have been fixed again as usual.
Original Ford factory parts are no longer produced for this car so it is near next to impossible to get them and if you can get them from speciality Mustang store they are expensive.
When my brother crashed ( I knew the brakes werent' the best he needs brakes upgraded
) it, he put in all replacement parts and original ford parts he had lots of problems finding factory OEM parts and when he did find them they cost alot.
You cannot tell the difference now as it looks brand new and not like a 22 year old car. No custom parts were put on to keep the factory car look.
I have never seen a 22 year old car in this kind of condition inside and out that still runs so good even though it's kinda crude.
It sticks to the road like glue and goes real fast through the turns as I was taken on a
scary test drive in it and shown what it is capable of
The 5spd. transmission is fun to drive. The noise of the car gets everyones attention if you like that kind of thing as there 2 chamber are flowmaster mufflers on it but on long trips on freeway it's too noisy.
I'ts a great little size car easy to maneuver better than the new Mustangs that are alot bigger.
Lots of room in car when you drop backseats as you can put in long items and stuff that wouldn't fit in a normal car.
The vanity mirrors light up on this car which is unusual as most of these cars don't have this feature.
I'm told it is an easy car to tune up because it doesn't have lots of computers like todays cars and the engine isn't covered up-easy access.
It's a simple car but if there is a problem you can send this to almost any mechanic to fix it.
My brother has a mechanic if there are any problems while I have it.