My wife chose this car for her to drive. When we bought a new car for her, I drove this car for a while and disliked every moment behind the wheel. Everything about this car just felt low quality. The interior felt cheap in every aspect. Everything inside was made of a poor quality plastic that seemed to crack just from the vibration of the car. I know that Mustangs are notorious for being light in the rear. This car only had the 3.8L, but it still was bad about drifting on any wet pavement despite the lack of the GT power. I have owned many vehicles in my time, and I think that this is one of the worst as far as the quality of workmanship. The car regularly had issues needing repair although most were minor considering I do my own repairs. Resale, like most Mustangs with the 3.8L, is very poor.
This is a fun car and a fun car to modify. The basic car is a good value, a better ride than the average Mustang of this series and better seats. The handling and acceleration is above average for this series as well. The weak point in handling is the 4 link rear suspension. I have done modifications to improve the performance and the car is even better after those.