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1996 Ford Mustang (continued)


The only rationale for buying a car like the Mustang Cobra has to do with how much and how often you like to have adrenaline pounding around inside your vascular system.

It's built on a platform that has to be near the end of its usefulness, it's a little pricey and it's the kind of car that makes insurance agents grab for their calculators.

On the other hand, it's surprisingly quick on its feet, it's long on charisma, and it's as American as fireworks on the 4th of July; when you tramp on the gas you can hear that wonderful engine growling its own version of "Stars and Stripes Forever" through the twin exhaust pipes.

That's got to be worth something.

In fact, for some folks, that's more than enough.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:N/A
Engines:215-hp 4.6-liter sohc V8, 305-hp 4.6-liter dohc 32v V8
Transmissions:4-speed automatic (base and GT)
Safety equipment (standard):Dual airbags
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Dearborn, MI

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Mustang Cobra
Standard equipment:AM/FM radio, power mirrors, intermittent wipers, tilt steering wheel
Options as tested (MSRP):Air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/cassette sound system, power windows, power locks, keyless remote entry, cruise control, 17-in. alloy wheels, anti-theft system
Destination charge:N/A
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $26,270
Engine:3.8-liter ohv V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):150 @ 4000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):215 @ 2750
Transmission:5-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:20/30 mpg
Wheelbase:101.3 in.
Length/width/height:181.5/71.8/53.2 in.
Track, f/r:60.5/59.2 in.
Turning circle:38.3 ft.
Seating capacity:2+2
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.2/52.3/41.9 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:35.9/48.8/30.3 in.
Cargo volume:10.9 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:Independent
Suspension, r:Live axle
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weight:3065 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc
Fuel capacity:15.4 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of .
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-392-3673 -

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