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Summary, Prices, Specs
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|
|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 (MSPR):||Mustang Cobra|
|Standard equipment:||AM/FM radio, power mirrors, intermittent wipers, tilt steering wheel|
|Options as tested (MSPR):||Air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/cassette sound system, power windows, power locks, keyless remote entry, cruise control, 17-in. alloy wheels, anti-theft system|
|Gas guzzler tax:||N/A|
|Price as tested (MSPR):||$26270|
|Engine:||3.8-liter ohv V6|
|Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):||150 @ 4000|
|Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):||215 @ 2750|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||20/30 mpg|
|Track, f/r:||60.5/59.2 in.|
|Turning circle:||38.3 ft.|
|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, r:||Live axle|
|Curb weigth:||3065 lbs.|
|Fuel capacity:||15.4 gal.|
|Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of November 10, 1999.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 - www.ford.com|