2008 Ford Mustang
The 2008 Ford Mustang is a scary car and terrorizes other sports cars in the market due to its unmatched performance and overall demeanor. It packs great power under the hood and has the sporty looks and grueling sound that make it a complete powerhouse and every teenager’s dream car.
Overview of the car:
The 2008 Ford Mustang comes in various trims and is also offered in a convertible. By standard, it packs a 210hp, 4.0L V6 engine and manual transmission in the Deluxe and Premium trims. The GT models offer a 300hp, 4.6L V8 engine with a manual transmission, and that engine is impressive. Kicking the performance up a notch, or rather a few notches, Ford introduced the Shelby GT500 trim, with a whopping 500hp, 5.4L, supercharged V8 engine, and that car – well, it’s fast.
Performance and Fuel Economy:
Since the 1960s, the Mustang has had a reputation for being easy to handle around the tightest corners and bends, thanks to a solid rear axle. The 2008 Ford Mustang lives up to the claims and is firm and simple to maneuver over bumpiest and winding roads. The V6 and V8 engines powering this car leave no doubts about delivering over-the-top performance, especially when the supercharged engine on the Shelby kicks in – it’s game over. The angry growling of the engine and the insatiable hunger for more and more acceleration keep this car going and pushing beyond its limits.
The EPA estimates a 17mpg average for the Mustang in the city and 26mpg on the highway. With the bigger 300hp and 500hp engines, these values will be lower in comparison.
Design, Comfort, and Quality:
The Mustang’s exterior design offers sporty looks that complement its terrifying presence on the road well. A beautiful grille up front, round headlights, and tri-bar taillights give the car a modern but vintage, bossy look. On the inside, the interior is well designed and offers most features – infotainment, Bluetooth, aux connectivity, and some more. The cabin is very plain and retro-style in design, which might not appeal to some critics. The leather seats are comfortable for long rides, but the same cannot be said for the seats in the back, as the second row seems cramped and offers less than perfect head and leg space for passengers. Another issue that has been reported several times is the horrendous quality of materials used for the interior design, for example, the dashboard area. It is made of cheap plastic and feels hard to touch.
The NHTSA awarded the Mustang a rating of 5 stars in most of the crash tests, with 5 stars in the side crash test and 5 stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Mustang also earned a rating of Good for side-impact tests and Acceptable for front crash tests from the IIHS. In terms of safety features, the Mustang doesn’t offer a lot, much to the disappointment of critics. A standard four-wheel disc brake setup and front-seat side airbags are pretty much it in the V6 variants; there is no traction or stability control.
Dimensions (inches): 188x74x55
Trunk Vol. (ft3): 13.1Base Curb Weight (kg): 1513
Passenger Vol. (ft3): 84.7
2008 Ford Mustang – Factory Service Manual:
If you intend to take care of your responsibilities on your Mustang, you’ll need to use the 2008 Ford Mustang Repair Manual.
Inside each FSM Factory Service Manual, you’ll find fixed data the vendor prepared to help specialists utilize in case of repairs or other workshop maintenance works. Some examples include:
- Engine (Assembly and Disassembly)
- Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
- Pre-Drive Check
- Braking System
- Identification Codes
- Each part of the car has a specific code assigned to it. In the FSM, each code, the problems associated with that part, and its solutions are categorized and listed for easy understanding and access. For example:
- Restraint-Type code
- Line and Series code
- Engine code
- Assembly plant code
2008 Ford Mustang – Owner’s Manual:
Upon purchase, customers are given a Ford Mustang Owners Manual that includes all of the Mustang’s important information for future use. The contents include information about certain parts of the car, how to operate the vehicle, what specific sensors do, what some signs on the speedometer mean for the vehicle, and more. Ford advises customers to go through the manual before jumping in the vehicle. Some contents of the owner’s manual are:
- Instrument Cluster
- Driver Controls
- Locks and Security
- Roadside Emergencies
- Tires, Wheels, and Loading
- Seating and Safety Restraints
- Climate Controls
- Entertainment Systems
2008 Ford Mustang – Pricing
The MSRP for the 2008 Ford Mustang trims is listed below. These prices are for the coupe models, and the convertible models will cost additional money.
Deluxe: Starts at $19,650
Premium: Starts at $20,880
GT Deluxe: Starts at $26,240
GT Premium: Starts at $27,420
Shelby GT500: Starts at $42,330
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the 2008 Mustang reliable?
JD Powers gave it a 7 out of 10 for reliability
what is the life expectancy of a 2008 Mustang?
How much does a tune-up cost for a 2008 Mustang?
Ave cost is $403