There's a distinct fuel smell whenever entering or around the car.
The Bose system head unit and six-CD changer broke 3 days after I bought it. The radio only played.
The Bose system was a difficult challenge to replace. Costly as well, both ways. Either to replace the stock components or to completely replace it.
Spark plugs take about an hour and a half to replace.
Only takes premium gas- very expensive two months ago.
Rear-wheel drive is going to suck in the winter.
Repairs and maintenance for these are a touch expensive though (sixty dollars for spark plugs!?)
The car is awesome, from the interior to the exterior.
The interior puts almost all of the car's controls at the driver's fingertips- Air conditioning and heat, wipers, hazards, almost everything, but it doesn't seem cluttered.
If you want to meet people, buy this car. Everyone who owns one or who has owned one or wants to own one will talk to you. I've met at least fifty people just because of my car. They're a lot more rare than your average mustang, so there's a lot more respect and pride that goes along with it.
I love the response that everything has. Push the gas, instant-response. The brake, immediate response. Amazing.
You won't ever fall out of love for this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2003