2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
This is my third GT convertible, not counting my wife's. They've gotten a little better each change up to this one - it's a major upgrade. The build quality, interior, comfort, interior noise, stereo, shifting, clutch, steering, handling, power, function, character and overall fun level are on par with anything for twice (thrice?) the price. The coup de gras was a coworker with an M3 saying he was jealous! And, if he offered a trade, I wouldn't take it! There is no nav option - wouldn't fit the character of the car anyway - but every creature comfort is there. Press on the throttle, or take a turn off faster then you should and you get to what makes this car great to own and drive.
Ponies under the hood! Top down driving. Top up quiet, interupted only by sweet V8 rumbling noises under throttle. The stereo (Shaker 500) and 60 MP3's per disk. The community of loyal fans and vendors offering any customization that suits you.
Cloth top is a must have option. Vinyl is a grade below everything else on the car.