Too good looking to pass up, always wanted a muscle car. A blast to drive and love the burble of the exhaust. Agree with other comments that 1st is too short and 5th too tall. Gas mileage seems to vary wildly for no particular reason. from 11-17 around town. Prehistoric technology that makes me smile.
Exhaust note as you wind up through the gears with the top down.
Front seats (comfort) head restraints (a joke), interior panel fit, storage (none)pack lightly- say 1 small overnight bag. the interior although attractive and well assembled, is so poorly designed that if you are not wearing it, you're not taking it.
One hot car. 5th gear is only used after 60. It is amazing that at 80, it is turning just 2000 rpm. No joke. I took a trip at 60 to 70 mph and got 22.8 mpg. Most times I get right around 19 to 20 mpg. It is very difficult to find information about this car. How many were manufactured? HP/WEIGHT ratio. How much are the commemorative medallions valued at. I have six of them. I have special wheels bought from a noted tire dealer. I have been offered $250 or more for the original alloy rims. Why are they worth anything at all? 3 people have offered me at least that much money.
It is just one fast car. A five speed with 4 low gears and a high 5th gear for 60+. The interior is clean and leather, the convertible top is very easy to put down. It is a nice light weight, easy to handle car. Imagine a motorcycle like a light frame big engine Yamaha motorcycle. That's my Mustang.
Bigger engine like the 300 horse engine. Optional super charger on all engines. Anti-slide control like on the 2006 and 2007 Mustangs. Two tone paint or custom paint from the factory, not 3rd party. Nitrous button and delivery system. Adjustable passenger seat just like the electric drivers seat.
I drive the Mustang very little because I want to keep it really nice. It is redfire with the light parchment interior and top. The quality of the interior is not up to par with the imports, but for the price, the performance is a bargain. The car reminds me of my 1969 Ford Torino GT, which is a good thing. The difference is that the Mustang actually handles well. I think the Mustang is a great car for anyone who appreciates American v-8 power. It feels like the days of old, but with refinement.
Number one feature, of course is the performance. Numbers two and three are the performance.
The new stangs are said to be greatly improved in every way. I'll take their word for it but I also think the 04 convertible looks better than the 05. If I could improve one area on mine, I would add a few horsepower and torque numbers. After all, too much is never enough.