Mar 25, 2013
Reviewed By Chester Allen
Price as Tested $42,065; 5.0-liter, 420-hp, all-aluminum, DOHC V8 engine, 6-speed automatic, electric power-assisted steering with rack and pinion gear. Four-wheel power disc brakes with ABS. 18-inch aluminum wheels. Stainless steel tubular headers

The Mustang carries the resurgence of modern performance muscle to the masses — especially the masses of middle-aged guys who want to bring a lot of fun to the road for a relatively small amount of cash. The Mustang GT is a flat-out fun driver. The 5.0 engine makes a ton of power, and the exhaust is growly enough to remind you of that even when you’re not heavy on the throttle. Interior is well-fitted and comfortable, and visibility is surprisingly good – way better than the Camaro or Challenger. The trunk is huge.


I could nitpick about the tiny back seat and the gaudy instrument panel, but then I would be missing the point about this car.


Who would have predicted the amazing resurgence of American Muscle Cars 10 or 20 years ago? Yet, these cars offer performance, decent gas mileage and fun without breaking the bank. Best of all, keeping them on the road will not total your checking account. As for the Mustang in particular, it’s a lot of car for the money, and I think it would be easy to live with on a daily basis. But with a color like this and a heavy right foot, you’ll get to know your local police pretty well (and pretty quickly).

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
5.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating