2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium 4.6 liter V8 from North America
A great new car ... highlly recommended.
Two plastic interior trim pieces were loose.
Auxiliary power point in center console was inoperative.
While not as high-tech as some other cars, the Mustang shows that proven technologies can still be used to create an entertaining car.
The Mustang's 4.6 liter V8 is intoxicating... providing ample horsepower and incredible torque. Surprisingly, I've been getting about 20 mpg in mixed driving.
Commuting has become quite pleasant in my Mustang. The driver's seat is supportive, and its bottom cushion is comfortably high off the floor. The interior decor is really entertaining. Yes, there is a lot of hard plastic in there, but it looks quite durable. One glitch: the stitching on the steering wheel is a bit rough to the touch.
Exterior styling is retro, tough, and distinctive. Even though there are plenty of them on the roads, I still get my fair share of admiring looks.
While its ride is compliant, handling can be a bit floaty. Perhaps its relatively high center of gravity is the culprit. Regardless, this is an extremely rewarding car to own ... especially at its mid-twenties price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2007
11th Sep 2007, 11:15
The Mustang GT is hard to compete against. It is a tremendous bargain in a beautifully styled and well built car, that offers performance characteristic of cars costing ten grand more.
Pontiac encountered a major problem in marketing their excellent Australian built GTO here because of the huge difference in price. All in all, no car currently made can touch the Mustang GT for all out value and great performance.
I'm impressed (but not surprised) that you get 20mpg out of yours. Ford has done a lot to increase fuel efficiency even in their larger and more powerful engines. Thank you for a great review of a great car.