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Ford Mustang, Hatchback
Feb 14, 2003 (5:42 pm)
The fox bodies are known as the best bang for the buck. They can be found fairly cheap and respond very well to mods.
#13 of 13 Comparing Acura to Mustang? Huh?
Feb 17, 2003 (8:18 pm)
Sorry to say friend, truly you're talking apples and pineapples here. Going from a premium Japanese front-driver sedan vs. domestic, mid priced, rear drive compact coupe? Huh? You couldn't have picked two vastly different cars. Be ready for a culture shock if you make the jump.
After having owned late model Maxima's, Accord's, Tauruses and now an Intrepid ES, I picked up a short money ($3000) 1987 Stang GT Convertible, 5 speed of course. What a fun car. Cheap to fix, loud exhaust, tire chirp whenever I want. Actually it's not much faster than my Intrepid.
I agree with many of the comments, specifically it sounds like a bucket of bolts spilled in the trunk every time you hit a bump. Remember, Ford didn't know what build quality was back in the late '80's.
I just did the heater core myself. What a bitch, drop the steering column, dash, pull the console, yikes. But now I have heat! Yipee.
My advice is to save your pennies and get to the body style change in 1994, much better fit and finish. Possibly get air bags, ABS and other modern stuff.
Either way, plenty of aftermarket stuff is available.