Throwing the power to the ground is a solid axle rear end stuffed with 3. When you sit in the driver's seat and look out over the hood, you're staring at the back end of a functional hood scoop. The exterior is done in a dark gloss black, which gives this stallion a real lean and menacing look. Another set of fog lamps and side marker lamps were added to the front bumper. Catch the key word in that previous sentence. Sonic Blue was introduced in 2002.
Sixteen-inch wheels were standard on the V-6 Mustang, and the optional side-stripe was now thicker. It drives the rear wheels through a notchy five-speed manual transmission. And let's face it, cars like the Mustang are fun cars. The steering wheel is fat and leather-covered. Maybe it was the little red mustangs painted on the calipers that helped.
In defense of the Mustang, though, this is a noisy road surface anyway, and it takes a super-quiet sedan to keep that noise outside the passenger compartment. Roush introduced their supercharged 360-hp 360R which was available in red with white stripes and white with blue stripes. Not that I exceeded the speed limit, although I'm certain I did. When I'm on an Interstate I prefer quiet riding, with as little outside interference as possible. Production Numbers: Unavailable Available Engines: 3. On the way back, though, we have a nice stretch of highway, maybe five to ten miles, where the road surface is excellent and it isn't straight for more than 100 yards at a time sort of like my golf game.
The overall look of the car is designed to be a sharp weekend cruiser, as well as an even better daily driver, and owning a Mustang is a very captivating experience. Grabbing it gives the driver a good feeling about being in control. But it also has the equipment to help you maintain control, with good brakes, responsive steering and a firm suspension that can get you out of most corners you may enter at too high a rate of speed. New to the Mustang is the Mach 1000 Audio System. Not many Cobras were produced for 2002, and those that were produced were immediately sent to Australia where they were converted to right-hand drive.
Backing the V8 engine is a sporty shifting 5-speed manual, known mainly for being incredibly lightweight, accurate and smooth through every gear. The interior follows suit, with sporty and comfortable leather bucket seats up front and a bench in the back. I would have preferred a stretch of a hundred miles or so I remember Route 100 in Vermont was once that kind of road , but I'll take what I can. The exhaust note was throaty. .
The 2002 body featured a straighter more modern body that really seemed to capture what Ford had always hoped to achieve, and that was to build a small, unibody sports car, with a massive V8 under the hood. While the trunk did hold a couple of golf bags, it was on the smallish side, less than 10 cubic feet. This Mustang is no different, with its 4. While the teenagers in the neighborhood liked it, I would have preferred something that was quieter during normal operation and growled only when you tromped n the accelerator. Front passengers sat in individual bucket seats that offered excellent side support.
For more information please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at 954-227-4202 or e-mail us at FortLauderdale GatewayClassicCars. The Mustang becomes the number one selling convertible in the United States. Here is a car that can easily tempt you to get out of control by driving too fast or recklessly. Well, I have to admit, even five miles on a great road in a responsive car on a beautiful fall day is worth it. They aren't the kind of car you'd pack the kids in with a ton of luggage and tromp off to Grandma's house. Boasting little performance features like a Rousch cold air intake, underdrive pulleys, and Flowmaster dual exhaust, this is one peppy pony! It's also a low-traveled road, so we can have some fun exercising a good machine.
Good side support is important in a vehicle that likes to be driven hard, because if you're constantly sliding around in the seat, you can't enjoy the ride. Your browser does not support script 2002 Mustang Specifications Background of 2002 Mustangs The Mustang was once again available in two body styles: the coupe and convertible. It was sort of like driving a Ferrari with a gated five-speed, but without the physical gates to lead the lever to the gears. The ride up there was 30 or so miles on the turnpike, not an exciting ride in any car but less so in a performance machine that's more at home on winding roads. I called the transmission notchy because you get the feeling that the linkages are precise and that you'd better make right-angle turns between the gears or you aren't going to hit the proper one.
Having the body redesigned in 1999 started a whole new trend and seemed to breathe a new life into the ever growing Mustang craze. Just walking up to the Mustang and peeking at the discs through the chrome wheels inspired confidence. Front leg room: ° V6: 42. It was more a feeling of being in complete control of a responsive machine that made the ride perfect. .
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