When you first put your eyes on the 1988 Ford Mustang brochure you will probably think that there is not much difference from the year before. Well I believe you are correct, the car is pretty much unchanged, but the sales literature is slightly different. The message on the second page of the literature is that Ford has the best built American cars for the past seven years according to owners of 1981 to 1987 models that were built in North America. Is that a play on words or not about American built and North American…still not sure?
Lets take a close look at the cockpit of the new Mustang and notice the full instrumentation not lights. The Mustang has easy access to all controls and a comfortable center console. Steering wheel mounted controls for cruise control and volume control and quite handy including the intermittent wiper controls and high beam flash to pass headlights. The Mustang has the creature comforts that make the drive feel right at home.
Now lets take a closer look at the 1988 Ford Mustang brochure and see what the 1988 GT is all about. Right from the start we are told that the Mustang GT is fast, because the 5.0L HO V-8 engine that comes in at 225 horsepower with 300 ft. lb. of torque. I would say that this Mustang should be quick with that kind of power in such a small lightweight car. I can attest that it even gets a little squirrelly off the line with that kind of power under the hood.
The section of the 1988 Ford Mustang brochure that covers the engineering portion of the vehicle is quite interesting with great graphics and some detailed specifications. The picture of the Mustang GT piston, the disc brakes, transmission the 5.0-liter engine and suspension system are interesting. From there we move to the features and options section of the 1998 Mustang sales literature. The new options include T-Roofs, alloy wheels, AM-FM cassette stereo and air conditioning. Even the LX models have plenty of options to dress up the 1988 Mustang.
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