A True American Hot Rod
By Phil Purdin on
Vehicle2003 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
ReviewIt was the end of the year (2003) and I needed a new car. I went shopping without any particular model in mind and ended up with this Mustang GT Coupe. At age 55 I must say this is the most fun I've had for decades. I've been driving those 4-cylinder, gas-saving imports for way too long. The Mustang is sheer fun with great performance. The mileage is as good as my wife's Grand Cherokee straight six, when I keep my foot out of it. It cruises beautifully in the 75-80mph range which makes it tough out here in California with so many 55mph two-lane stretches.
Best FeaturesI love the body style and painted wheels with low-profile tires. The overall handling response is really tight and gives the driver a real sense of security in quick maneuvering. The stick shift, V8 combo is pure excitement.
Worst FeaturesA six-speed tranny would have been a good addition. A little too much lag between 4th & 5th.
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