Used Ford Mustang 2015-present review

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Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Ford Mustang coupe?

This is a very long car with a huge bonnet and sporty-ish driving position that means seeing the corners of the car properly can be difficult. Rear visibility is limited so it’s worth checking the bodywork carefully for scuffs and dents, and the alloy wheels for any damage caused by kerbs moving out to connect with them unexpectedly. 

Check all the electrical equipment on board works as it should, including the sat-nav, infotainment and seats. Most reported problems centre around non-engine electrics failing, which is why it’s always advisable to check these carefully before buying. Some owners have had minor issues with poor paintwork, too. 

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What are the most common problems with a used Ford Mustang coupe?

Battery cables

There have been two recalls relating to battery cables. The first is for early examples made between 1 January and 23 February 2015 regarding the cables being too close to the potentially very hot exhaust manifold, which could result in a fire. The second is for Mustangs that were manufactured between 23 May 2017 and 20 June 2018 and also relates to the routing of the wiring. In both instances, check with a Ford dealer to make sure your car has had any remedial work carried out.

Is a used Ford Mustang coupe reliable?

The Mustang didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but Ford as a brand finished in 18th place out of 31 manufacturers.