In-depth Reviews

Ford Mustang owner reviews

“The Ford Mustang combines old-fashioned charm with modern performance and is fantastic value”

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 2reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Suspension (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

5.0 gt

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

22
Review
Does all the main things well. It's a car with character, designed by a person not a computer. Not sure why Carbuyer says it's unsophisticated - how many so called sophisticated cars have cooled seats? And they are one of the most comfortable I've had.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
I like my Mustang. Yes it is silly on UK roads and in town a bit cumbersome. Though it will plod along at 800 revs in 6th making driving easy, then when the Indians appear on the horizon it can shoot off like a rocket. Handling is excellent though in damp conditions it is a worry. Sensible to use the wet and snow track control, which is activated by four clicks of a button, taking you into sports and race mode first, so you have to be careful here. Economy has been indicated at 29mpg over many thousands of miles, even better on winter tyres. The only warranty claim has been to take it in for a summer trim as the projected puddle lamp horse became a bit hairy after the winter. Indicated Oil life is typically only about 6,000 miles, so a mid service oil change only seems to keep costs down. Parts have been reasonable with front brake pads available at less than £60.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Surprisingly good for an American Ford, not what I was expecting.
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent. Ideal for middle aged people. Steady with the ability to switch to warp speed. Cornering is superb especially in dry hot conditions. On the Nuerburgring hot hatches seemed slow and steady on the corners.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Pretty good. Road tax is cheap and insurance was as little as £160 pounds a year. Servicing has been reasonable using my local mobile mechanic who says it is pretty simple. The correct grade of oil can be purchased for less than £25 for 7litres.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT 5.0L Fastback

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

17
Review
I was one of the very first people in the UK to pre-order this car (order #226). I was so excited to get this car and I was sad to see it sold only 19 months later. It's a scary quick car, looks utterly gorgeous and it turned heads everywhere you went. I even ended up on a "Supercar" spotting blog! If you like modifying cars, there is an overwhelming plethora of parts to choose from. Sadly, the build quality leaves a lot to be desired and its tiring to drive in heavy traffic; these were the two reasons I begrudgingly sold it. But if you want tantalising performance, looks and long distance comfort, basically a poor man's Aston Martin, then this should absolutely be on your must buy list.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Cars built after March 2016 will be bullet proof. My car, however, was one of the first produced (pre order #226) and it had a LOT of teething problems. I had a recall for the wiring loom because it was a fire risk in the engine bay, my oil cooler exploded at motorway speeds emptying all the engine coolant at high pressure, and there was excessive play in the front suspension requiring a new bell joint and control arm. If you have a car after March 2016, you'll be fine. If you have one before then, or are looking at a used 2015 model, make sure the car is in tip-top condition before proceeding. Once those three issues were fixed with my particular car, it was bullet proof.
Performance

5 out of 5

Performance is utterly terrifying. The 5.0L engine gets up and fires like a bullet. Brakes, thankfully, are equally as powerful. Cornering is beautiful (although the factory Pirelli tyres are woeful). The standard Limited Slip Differential is a little trigger happy and causes the rear of the car to jump when it kicks in, so be wary of that, but with a little tweaking and some decent quality parts from the likes of CJs or American Muscle, it can match an M3 at a fraction of the price.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

It's a 5.0L V8 in a near two-tonne car. What are you expecting? The best average economy I have ever gotten out of it was 24mpg on a round trip (130 miles each way) to Edinburgh and back. Typically I averaged anywhere from 14 to 17. £60 worth of petrol gets you around 200 miles. Prepare your wallet for a beating if you drive it daily like I did.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT 5.0 V8 10-speed Auto

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Review
Fab car. No idea why was not available in UK before. The V8 is great. Car is a joy to own and drive. A proper muscle car for European markets. Totally usable on British roads all year round (just slow down when wet; winter tires help on ice). It has 4 seats but you should think of it as of a 2-seater, but that's no reason not to buy one.
Reliability

5 out of 5

No issues so far (owned from new for less than a year)
Performance

5 out of 5

10spd Auto takes this car from 0-60 under 4 seconds. Corners very well for a super car. Not Porsche precision, but also fraction of the price.
Running Cost
Better than expected for a 5.0 V8

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