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I just purchased a 2012 V6 Mustang automatic, base model with sport appearance package. I am extremely pleased with this car. It has the 17 inch wheels with Michelin tires that give it a great ride. Not quite as crisp of handling as I would prefer- I will probably upgrade to 18 inch wheels with touring tire at some point in the future. I love the dash layout, very simple controls that keep you focused on driving. The cloth seats are extremely comfortable, I really like the fabric, and the trunk is quite roomy. For small children, the backseat would be fine. My kids are nearly adults, and it's pretty tight back there. Obviously most people won't look at a Mustang as a family car though. The performance of this car is amazingly quick, particularly over 3000 RPM. When you step on it it races for the redline. I owned a 2003 Mustang GT automatic prior to this vehicle and the new V6 blows the old GT away in every way performance-wise. I've actually had to drive the new one in the snow a couple of times and it handled well- infinitely better than the '03 did. As the prior post said, I agree with the assessment of the exhaust note. The '03 GT sounded mean, the '12 sounds like a Taurus at idle. I don't need a Borla sounding exhaust, but this is very uninspiring. Also, I don't reccommend the base stereo. The brochure lists it as "premium", but it has no punch to it. My other small gripe is the steering wheel without the leather wrap. My complaints could have been addressed by getting the V6 premium, but it was close to 4K more than the base model and I don't think it is that much nicer. All in all, it is a fantastic value- terrific styling, outstanding performance, and admirable fuel economy.Report it
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