22nd Feb 2008, 02:49
Wait 'till you see the new Corvette ZR1 or Camaro or Challenger, then you will question yourself how to go faster, but you still have a good looking car until 2009-2010.
24th Feb 2008, 15:06
I bought a V-6 Mustang after owning an older 5.0. The V-6 is slightly faster (though governed on top end to 120). The live axle rear IS noticeable in a rougher ride. Mine has the oversized wheels with 55-series tires and handles OK, though driving my "daily driver" (a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE-1 with the awesome twin-cam 4) has spoiled me a lot and I honestly have more confidence going really fast in the Pontiac if curves are involved or lots of weaving in and out of traffic. I find the Mustang highly competent for most driving, and I have put it through some fast corners to see how it felt. Like all rear drive cars, it tends to oversteer. I haven't heard the snapping noise mentioned in another comment.
The Bullit version is awesome, and I like it a lot. I was a Steve McQueen fan too. I just opted for less purchase price, better gas mileage and lower insurance, since the styling was the biggest draw for me. After owning 6 other Mustangs, I find the new ones to be the best, and this V-6 is, as I said, slightly faster than either of my last 2 V-8's.
9th Mar 2008, 10:59
Was Woodland Green an option? The car I was shown was Highland Green, as was the color name forty years ago. What was the price of that Woodlands option?
17th Mar 2008, 12:46
It was actually an after market paint job. I didn't add this in the initial review, but when I let my son drive it, his immature and irresponsible friends scratched it when they sat on the hood. To get it touched up by the Ford dealership, I would have had to have paid well over $4,000. So I got a new paint job to the closest color possible. For half the price I got the whole works.
8th Jul 2008, 07:42
I have a 2008 Bullitt. I was going to buy a Shelby GT but I felt at 65 I would go for the Bullitt with it's Plain but awesome styling. I have added a few under the hood Billet goodies and I installed the Sequential Tail lights which are fantastic and admired by everyone. I have also added Billet goodies to the interior.
If the Bullitt was available with the full glass roof I would have it. If the Full Glass Roof ever becomes available as a possible add-on item I for certain have it installed.
I actually considered having a Black striping done to my Bullitt but I decided to listen to what the guys at the Dealership were voicing to me. "Don't you Dare put a Stripes on that Car." I'm glad I listened and didn't put on any striping.
The only negative point is the Navigation Option on my car doesn't work as well as my $300.00 Garmin. The Navigation system does not want to recognize a lot of my local destination routing but gives a warning to proceed with caution on the displayed yellow roads on the map. Hopefully the Dealership can deal with this.
The Bullitt sounds great, looks great, and drives great. I have had some mighty nice cars over the years but this is my all time favorite.
Friday Harbor, WA
10th Nov 2010, 15:54
Any advice for a father who takes my keys away? I own the car, I have a debadged 429R Roush Mustang, and my father keeps taking the car out, and back with a grin and rubber stuck to the rear wheel wells... LOL any advice on taking the keys from him... Tires are a fortune..
11th Nov 2010, 10:41
First, NO ONE abuses my cars but me... and even I don't do it often. I would never let a Roush out of my sight unless it was in the garage under its cover. Never mind letting Dad take it out to beat on it for me.
Tell him to buy his own car to beat the crap out of and leave yours alone. Dads are supposed to already have these cars when their kids finally get to owning them. Sounds like he's living the fantasy life on your dime and he has no respect for your Mustang. As far as taking the keys from him... Just never let him know where they are to begin with!
30th Mar 2011, 22:00
I just recently bought a 2008 Bullitt. I love the car except for 1 concern. The hood seems to move a lot while driving, along the seam where the hood meets the body. The latch works fine, as the middle of the hood is solid as a rock. I have never noticed that amount of movement with any of my previous vehicles, and was just wondering if this is normal for this particular car? I am also worried that all this movement will put a lot of stress on the latch, and may lead to bad things down the road.
31st Mar 2011, 21:42
It may be an aluminum hood and therefore have more flex. I am not sure about that model of the Mustang as far as how they made the hoods. I had a WRX with an aluminum hood, and it took awhile to get used to the movement in it.