1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L from North America
The Mustang isn't just for girls anymore!
A/C needed a recharge.
Other than that, not many problems.
I'd wanted a Mustang since I was a kid ever since my grandma and sister owned one. I understand that a majority of Mustang drivers are women, and it's considered a 'girls' car, but who cares? It was what I wanted.
I think it's a great first car for someone who wants a V8, but doesn't want to worry about it getting away from them or crashing.
It sounds mean, but it wouldn't take much to pass one on the road. I live in a prominent San Francisco gay neighborhood, and get compliments all the time about the styling and appearance. Just a couple of revs, and the next thing I know, I'm rolling 3 deep to the local club.
The handling isn't the best for a sports car, but it can get out of its own way just fine.
The interior fit and finish has surprisingly held up after over a decade. As far as reliability goes, I haven't had any problems yet.
All in all, whether you're gay or straight, male or female, if you want a Mustang just get one. Who cares what others think? At the end of the day, all that matters is what you want. And I'd recommend this car to anyone!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st January, 2010
Only a V6 powered Mustang is considered a girls car. Not the GT, that's a man's car.
The ironic thing is that the 1996 is one of the Mustangs I do consider a girls car, even in GT form. The performance was horrible and I hate the '94-'98 styling. It was actually designed by a female. At least they fixed it in '99, making it look more masculine once again.
On balance to the other comments, I have owned 3 Mustangs. A 2000 Mustang Coupe V6, a 2007 Mustang Convertible V6, and now a 1996 Mustang GT Convertible V8. I bought the 1996 Mustang because of the styling. Its body lines are more detailed than either of the other 2 Mustangs. I will keep it for a long time. I am a 65 year old male.
Being an older male who owned a '96 I agree that it does have great styling. However I fell in love with the "retro" look of the 2005-2009 Mustangs because it reminds me of the Mustangs of my youth. Sadly, Ford really messed it up in 2010 and lost that beautiful retro look. Now I'm looking at Challengers.