Ford Mustang Review & Ratings
- 18 April 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
There are such things as legacy cars, cars that have endured the test of time and are still up there shining with the best of them. Cars that have marked history and have grown to an iconic status, being featured in action movies and on different shows throughout time.
Out of all of the cars that can fit into this category, the Ford Mustang is by far the most known and loved out of them all.
It is a muscle car, like many others that were produced throughout history. However, the moment you turn the key and the steering wheel starts to vibrate as the roar of that raw power starts to make itself heard from underneath the hood, you know that right there and then, you are at the helm of a Ford Mustang.
The history of the Ford Mustang is a glorious one from its very beginning in 1964 up to this very day.
The Ford Mustang went against the very idea of the great depression and managed to give Americans an alternative to the cars that they were used to at that point in time.
It did suffer a bit in the late 90s and early 2000s but it bounced right back up and came back in force.
The Ford Mustang is a gas guzzling muscle car and there is no actual way of hiding that fact.
Rather than looking at the actual engine specs, one must look at the actual power of the engines that the Ford Mustang comes with.
Tie that power up with the aerodynamic shape, loose handling and the overall weight distribution of the car and you have yourself a recipe for success.
Safety and Security
Even though the Ford Mustang is a bare brawn muscle car, it does come with safety features and options designed to keep you safe even though the car that you are driving has been labeled over time as a dangerous one.
Airbags, power steering, power brakes, power distributors, fully calibrated ECU, a powerful roll bar and modified sport suspensions to name a few, keeping you safe on the roar, regardless of how you are driving it.
Space and Comfort
The Ford Mustang is spacious enough for the driver and 1 passenger, with some space left in the back for 2 other passengers.
It comes with all the comforts that your standard sport car and muscle car comes with as well as a plethora of features and options that enhance both the driving experience and the overall comfort of the ride.
Quality and value
The reason why the Ford Mustang is as popular as it is is the overall quality of the car. It is able to endure and take a lot of abuse and still run ok.
The Mustang is one of the few cars that managed to run from one side of the U.S. to the other without breaking down.
Value-wise, the Mustang is not exactly where it should be. It is a bit expensive if bought brand new but since it is quite common, it can be easily bought second hand for a cheaper price.
The Mustang is a powerful beast, and with the engine that it sports, it can pull vehicles bigger than it and heavier at the same time.
It was, however, designed to run on tarmac, not on dirt roads, so in an off-road scenario it might let you down a bit.
It also finds the large open straight roads more appealing than the wound up bendy country roads, often tempting the driver to don a pair of dark sunglasses, a leather jacket and a dangerous attitude while flooring the throttle and letting it run wild.