The Ford Mustang is a car series of American automobiles, manufactured by none other than Ford. It is one of the longest produced cars since it has been produced since 1964. It is currently manufacturing its sixth generation of cars and also is the fifth-best car series sold by the Ford brand. The well knows Mustangs are usually identified by the long hood, short deck proportions. It was developed for the highly-styled line of sporty coupes, and convertibles. It was derived from the existing design marks.
After Mustang being so wildly successful, other companies came up with their versions of Mustangs to boost their sales. American manufactures manufactured cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird (1967), AMC Javelin (1968), and Dodge Challenger(1970). The Ford Mustangs affected in regards to the designs worldwide. The design effect led to the cars Toyota Celica and Ford Capri in the United States.
Since Ford has been producing Mustangs for so long, it makes sense that they’ve developed a lot on their car manufacturing journey. But at the same time, they have not learnt a few things. These mistakes led to the production and manufacturing of the least desirable Mustang cars. We’ve listed down a few as well!
The Least Desirable Mustang Cars:
10. Ford Mustang 170-CID
This was one of the most initial cars that Mustang had launched. The initial launches had a 170-CID straight-six engine making a pathetic 101 hp, with manual drum brakes all around and a 3-speed manual transmission.
These cars were and still are when used, painfully slow. They’re gorgeous, no doubt. Just in case you’re looking for an early mustang, go for V8.
9. Ford Mustang Grande
This car was introduced in 1969 and was sold for long. It was sold until the year 1973. This car was only available as a coupe and was an upscale Mustang. In simpler words, it was a regular mustang, but a lot more luxurious. It also had the option of having an odd-looking vinyl roof.
The only reason Mustang was never a popular collectors car, is because it never had the perfect muscle car look which caused it to not be popular. Only if it had a better look, it would not be on this list.
8. Ford Mustang E
This car was meant to be a collectors special edition, with only 50 cars made in this entire world. But that wasn’t the case when it was launched. Although it was extremely rare, hardly any of the collectors know about this car. The ‘E’ in the car stands for the word ‘Economy’. This particular car was designed with one of the most economical things- fuel efficiency in mind.
The reason it is not desirable is that it is equipped with low compression six-cylinder, 2.33:1 differential, and no power option. It was slow, uninspiring, and underpowered. And that is the reason it is not desirable.
7. The Ford Mustang II
The Ford Mustang II is one of the most important models out there in Mustang history. It was manufactured from the year 1974 to 1978, and then later it was degraded to the economy model without any cooler features.
The reason it is on this list is that it is extremely slow and extremely ugly.
6. Ford Mustang 3.3-Liter
Foxbody Mustang in 1979 was a much needed a fresh look Mustang after the same old features in the Mustangs. This Mustang had an all-new platform, design, and engines. It also had a super fresh look. It was the ‘trendsetter’.
The 2.3-litre turbo or the ancient V8, all other engine options were, quite frankly, very dull. The 3.3-litre, six-cylinder, was one of those very dull engines. With 86 hp on tap, it was unloved from the very beginning, and that is why it is not desirable today, and therefore on this list.
5. The Ford Mustang LX 2.3
It took Mustang till the late 80’s to bring their engines to two engines. Those engines being- 5.0 V8 and the 2.3-liter four-cylinder.
Today these Mustangs are undesirable in todays world, because it lacks a performance quality.
4. The Ford Mustang 3.8 V6
The SN95 generation was introduced in the year 1994. It was a huge moment for the Mustang sries as well as the Mustang lovers and fans. This car bought a Foxbody chassis with a new body.
The reaosn it is undersirable is because: it was still a comparitively slow and are classified as ‘rental mustang’.
3. The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 1999
This car was introduced in the year 1999. It introduced refresed Mustangs. and new Cobra with 320 hp which is clearly a lofty number for the era.
The reason it is on this specifiac least desireable list is because, it had significatly less poewer that it was advertised to have. So was recognised by the owners who bought the car. Ford later on recognised the mistake, and upgraded it free of cost. But unfortunately the bad review stayed.
2. Ford Mustang 4.0 V6
This car stunned the world woth its perfect muscle car looks back in the year 2005. It had everything that Ford desired and also the Mustang lovers loved. It was a car that time travelled from the late 60s, modified for the 21st centuary.
The 4.0-liter V6 was too slow and underpowered for the image. With 210 hp on tap, this V6 didn’t make the Mustang gallop. This made the public lose intrest and also the reason this car is on this list.
1. Ford Mustang S550 V6
This car was the prevous car revamped. It wasnt slow, it loked good, and it had 380hp. It was the fastest 4.6-liter V8 from a few years back. Despite all of this this car, still landed on this list, and the real question is why.
The real reson is it had no character, and no sound that the Mustang cars were popular for. The V8 series in the Mustang was later on discontinued in the year 2018.