Nothing this is car i have always wanted & i'll keep it for the rest of my life I'm 75 yrs old. my partner likes the car as much as i do, she does not drive it yet but i'm sure she will.
Ford Mustang Ratings, Reviews and Analysis
On April 17, 1964, New York World's Fair visitors were the first to glimpse a vehicle that would become a cultural icon. The first Ford Mustang would go on to reach its yearly sales target in just three months' time, reaching a production milestone of one million units less than two years later. In 50 full years of production, the Ford Mustang seemed to sync with the decades as they passed, ultimately growing into a globally sold flagship built to compete with the world's best.
Borrowed parts and fast development were the staples of the first Mustang program, which mandated a four-seat sports car weighing under 2500 pounds and retailing for less than $2500. Early examples of the car -- produced in 1964, formally sold as 1965 models, but referred to by enthusiasts as "1964 1/2" models -- were equipped with a 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine that did not hint at the tire-smoking V8 reputation that would come in time. Late 1965 models did not host the quirks of their predecessors: alternators rather than generators, no hidden "Ford Falcon" script underneath the steering wheel tirm ring, a new inline-six and a range of available V8 engines marked the Mustang's maturation. The Mustang GT debuted this year, formally pairing a V8 engine with additional comfort and convenience features. Texas-based racer Carroll Shelby turned his attention to the car, setting in motion a series of racecars and street-going sports cars that would become significant points in American automotive history.
Ratings & Reviews
It is just a blast to drive around town and still looks good even as the body style approaches 10 yrs old. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun run around car. The back seat does get small for anybody larger than a small child however for long trips.
Appreciated by most folks, lots of complements. Easy and comfortable to drive on short hops or long cruises. Fun on curvy roads. Beautiful V-8 sound, nearly addictive. Rear seat area sparse except for kids or small adult who doesn't mind sitting sideways, otherwise just a fancy luggage area. No major expenses in 44K except new tires and brake service. About the last of "old" design before Ford started messing it up again. Very good highway mileage with a little effort. I don't do a lot of travelling any more, primarily use it around town.
Great retro styling. Mostly mid 20's fuel mileage, high 20's when highway driving. Low 15 seconds quarter mile at mile high. My first new Mustang did about a the same performance (68 Cobra Jet) at 8 MPG. Have owned many cars over the years, foreign and domestic. This is my favorite.
Its appearance is striking, its performance is outstanding and it is an extremely comfortable car to drive. For a muscle car, it gets reasonable gas mileage (overall about 15 mpg). It is reliable enough to be used as a daily driver and forgiving enough to withstand some pretty severe traffic conditions during rush hour when I do take it to work. All in all, it has been a blast.