2005 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
Having owned a number of Japanese and European models of performance cars, getting a taste of purely American performance machinery has been pure hedonistic joy. The Mustang GT embodies all that is good about American automobile manufacturers. The muscular V8 is a true joy to exercise at any speed. This is mainly true because torque is available from any speed to any speed. It does this effortlessly. The sounds the drivetrain makes is a joy to experience. Its guttural and wailing tones lets the driver (as well as anyone within ear shot) know that this is a serious performance machine. This can also be a civilized car. It's at home in daily commuting as it is firing towards redline.
--Power and plenty of it --Styling (inside and out); nothing can remotely come close --build quality among the best I've experienced --handling; can "point and shoot" among the best --ride; no car with this kind of performance should ride this good --you can't help but be noticed in it.