For 1989, Ford added a twist, the Mustang LX, known as the LX 5.0L Sport. The 1989 Mustang LX 5.0L Sport was a very interesting car because it offered much of the performance of the Mustang GT but in the LX body style for the 2-door coupe, hatchback, and convertible. It came with the awesome performance of the 5.0L GT engine and the taut handling of the GT suspension all wrapped up in the smooth styling of the LX.
The LX 5.0L Sport got the awesome performance of the 5.0L GT engine and the taut handling of the GT suspension all wrapped up in the smooth styling of the LX package. It was available in 2-door hatchback, 2-door sedan, and convertible models.
The standard transmission was the 5-speed manual or you could opt for the convenience of the automatic overdrive transmission. The suspension system was the same as that used for the GT. Gas-pressured front struts and rear Quadra-shock set-up to give a trim, performance ride. It got the quick 14.7:1 constant ratio power rack-and-pinion steering too which was nice. Traction-Lok axle and performance radials with 10-hole cast aluminum wheels were also part of the package.
Hatchback and convertible models included articulated front bucket seats. The adjustable features of these seats included reclining backs, seat cushion side bolsters, under-thigh support and power lumbar support. Low back buckets were included with the 2-door sedan model.