If you'd be upset with a creaky front end, having to return to the dealer a few times in the first 10-15K miles for warranty work (front end bushings), and a potential wheel bearing failure, then this is not the car for you.
With all of that said, the style and performance far outweighs any squeaks, creaks, rattles or noises (plus the fact that it's under warranty until 36K).
I will most likely be trading this in for a 50th Anniversary edition of the same model, not only because I am sure I'll want one, but also because if I'm having bushing trouble and a fairly loud wheel bearing noise at 15K miles...I can't imagine that the long-term reliability is good.
True muscle in the V6 is hidden, but waiting to be unleashed.
written on 01-02-2014
I've had my 2012 base V6 convertible auto a few months.
It was a rental and has just under 50,000 miles
My first Mustang.
It is certainly behind in design compared with European sports cars,
especially the base model,
but the appeal of the Mustang is in some ways its simple raw charisma,
not its bling.
The new V6 has awesome acceleration and can match the old V8 in terms of performance.
The stock auto setup is a compromise though.
For general driving the Mustang is sweet.
When you want to unleash the beast,
there is throttle lag and imprecise gear shifts until you get above 3500 rpm,
then she pulls like a train.
Wow. That is all that is needed to be said. This car is for anyone, aged 16-116 who wants to own the most fun/dollar vehicle on the market. With sleek 1969 Mach 1 tribute styling, the 2012 Mustang GT gives everyone the opportunity to own a piece of Muscle Car History and be the baddest car on the road. The new Mustang is extremely light compared to the Camaro and the Challenger, and with the 6- Speed Manual and 3.73 rear end, this car is like a rocket, both in the straight line and in corners. It is extremely good looking, extremely comfortable to drive, and is unbelievable fast for the price. Highly recommended to Everyone.
Alread forgot my bmw 1 series convertible. Enter the mustang gt convertible premium.
This car is jam packed with value.
The car has great ergonomics, the sync system works flawlessly, the engine is a beast of beasts and shocked me with it's pure power and torque.
I expected the interior of car to be cheaply made.
But to my surprise the car is beautifully appointed and laid out smartly.
Not cheaply done at all.
The shaker stereo rocks.
Crisp highs and nice lows with no distortion.
Bluetooth is amazing works great with the top down and wind blowing at 60 mph.
Car handles great and has a great bite on the road. No doubt you get more car then a bmw and save over 10k.
Its a no brainer.