"I have had this car for three years. It is a very fun car to drive. The horsepower was its biggest selling point. The downfalls of this car are the wind noise, component layout, and poor traction in snow. I live in the Northeast and the car is almost undrivable in any snow accumilation on the road. However, the dry days provide much excitement when going for a drive. Test drive one and just hear the engine roar. I recently drove a Gran Prix. It is no comparrison to the Mustang. I love this car."
"I bought this car new & it has held up fairly well even though it is not garaged. After 5 1/2 yrs I did have leaks above the passenger side window & rear seat well. Both were repaired for $80 each. I've been amazed how many people have commented on the styling & look of this car. I wanted a 5 speed manual with a back seat, and the Mustang was one of the only cars with those features. However the cute back seat has gotten too small for my pre-teen children."
"I have put 121,000 miles on this car but have had to replace the transmission and rear end. Rear end at 72k and tran at 90k, maybe its how I drive it but I don't think they should offer that much power without the equipment to sustain it. In any case, I love the car and what it can do so I will put the $$ in when I have to. Added a K & N intake system which I highly recommend."
"The only down sides are the head restraints. Newer models have taken this into account and Ford has put higher restraints in the auto. This car is NO I said NO good in snow or ice. Too much HP and so it las little traction.
I bought this car new and it has been garaged for it's life. Absolutely mint condition."
"This vehicle is an awesome sports car. Being a chevy-man all my life i never expected a ford to be so fast and strong. This car rivals the Camaro with a vengance and it can probably match up to the base Corrvette. Has lots of aftermarket support for the V8 or V6 and engine setup is verry easy to go with. This vehicle dosen't do too well in snow. But what can you expect with an rear wheel drive car with posi-trac. If you drive your family around don't buy this car. It is too small, it may fit 4 but with 2 it can be cramped.Its trunk looks big but i is hard to fit things in. If you buy the convertable be ready for some leakage through the seals on the passanger side. the convertable seals wern't done too well. Living in the mid west where it snows like a mug out here it barely rusts but be ready for rust on the shocks and springs that is a verry common place with all cars that you have to be careful with. the gas struts on this car are verry good but they arn't perfect oil them up every 3 months or it will get hard to open after a year or so. The automatic has a little too much lackluster feel to it i recomend the manual but if your looking for a cruzing dayly driver the automatic is great. Have fun drivinng this car this is the last good ford car out there."
"Model has good styling. The rear suspension on this car seems very stiff. The backend is also very light - dangerous car if you don't know how to handle it. Very dangerous in snow and rain. Beware. NOT a good car if you have children - hard to get kids in and out as well as poor performance in rain and snow. GREAT styling, good steering, braking, acceleration. Good reliability."
"This car does not feel stable at high speeds and especially on curves at high speeds. Its very uncomfortable for anyone who is over 5'9. It goes fast, but drives like any other compact. If feels like just a normal $10,000 car? There is no luxury at all....just hype. Dont waste your money."
"I love the Mustangs minus that late 70's/early 80's soul searching time frame. The 2004 Mach I is everything one could ask for from a true "most bang for the buck" sports car. You have to truly enjoy sports cars to appreciate the '04 Mach I. The ups are HP vs Torque vs Weight makes this car a rear wheel drive monster at an affordable price against any other (not to mention it should be a collectors down the road). Throw in the functional "Shaker" hoodscoop and you feel that you have reached a new level in driving experiance. The downside is that the passenger compartment is very small (not like your buying it for the family vacation) and the stiff ride + gas mileage isn't something you would want to deal with cross country or cross State for that matter. The small compartment does give a feel of the car wraping around you so that you become one and if that was the intent, well done. Though the new Mustangs boast more room and claim equal HP, I haven't seen a stock one that matches the "stock" performance of the Mach I though the Mustang GT has been reworked by SVT "Mach I" before going to showrooms. The only post 80's Mustang I would consider over it to date is the the Shelby 500. Of course then your not looking for Bang for the Buck but Buck for the Bang, not to mention many Dealers are destroying the 500's availabilty by price gouging. The Mach I simply put is awesome. Good luck finding one."