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Pros: It doesn't look like a teenager's car
Cons: 1. lack of power 2. twitchy handling on turnpikeThis is a 2003 Mustang GT convertible, and after 7 years, I still like it. It is not particularly fast, nor does it handle all that well, but there is just something likable about it. It has been reliable across 72000 miles of driving. Other than regular maintenance, I've only replaced a clutch (and that was on warranty - pilot bearing went and they replaced whole clutch). It is slower than the Z28 I had, handles less well than my old corvette, but it keeps me from feeling like an old man when I drive it.
Pros: Interior and exterior appearance
Cons: engine performance - seat head restLooks great! Handles very well.. Lots of options and gadgets on pony model. 5 speed V6 clunky and noisy when shifting. Not much power in higher gears. Could get you into trouble trying to pass unless your quick at downshifting. Camaro V6 has better performance. Angle of head rest bumps back of your head if you're short even after adjusting seat back.
just not there yet
Pros: smoke show on demand
Cons: v6 not v8i own the v6 basic mustang no extras. the styling is almost there but not quite same with the 2010 it needs to be a hatchback. overall performance is good but not impressive still breaks back tires loose too easily.I even have a few engine mods and still not impressive.handling is pretty good and i push it and it just takes it . sometimes acts like it doesnt want to start but it eventually does,hasnt let me down its just a ford.Maybe id be more impressed or happier if was the gt v8.Its still good for a smoke show..
2007 Mustang GT
Cons: horsepowerCar has been excellent. Had a few repairs under warranty. Dealer outstanding. Car is a looker and is great driving in town or on freeways.
I Must Have A Lemon
Pros: seat comfort, looks
Cons: reliability, bad performanceI bought my car new in 2003, and still have it seven years later because I couldn't afford to buy another car after. It started having problems right away. Thankfully the first problem with the front wheel was fixed under warranty. Though it was never 'like new' again. The problems kept coming, such as two replaced transmissions right after the warranty was up. It needs new brake pads every time I turn around, even though I use lifetime warranty aftermarket pads (at least they're free to replace). I've replaced the alternator, fan and motor, spark plug wires (twice), exhaust (twice) and manifolds, just to name the things off the top of my head. That said, I know lots of people with the same model mustang who have never had any problems and love their cars. A word of advice, be very careful driving in the rain.