2008 Ford Mustang
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- Best Bang V8 Convertible for the Buck...and finish out is lightyears ahead of the 1987-1993 models!
- Would like to see a performance shifter in the GT model.
WOW! Sums up my first 3 months in a 2008 GT/CS Convertible.
To let you know my bias, I've been driving Mustangs since 1987, but this is my first mustang beyond the 1993 model year, so my comparison is between a brand new 2008 and the 15 year old 1993 that it replaces.
This Mustang is incredibly smooth and tight...it feels like a luxury car. No clanking, rattling, etc.
Acceleration is incredible...but the thing is so smooth I can't feel it...I can only tell how fast I'm going by looking at the speedometer!
I'm used to hearing rattle sounds coming from a Mustang convertible, but this one sounds solid...top up or down.
Gas mileage is decent...I'm getting about 22mpg...while still enjoying rapid acceleration from stop signs and lights. With top down, it only seems to cost about 1mpg when running at 70mph.
The engine has more of a European sound than that of American Muscle that the 302 has...but that's not necessarily bad...just different.
This is by far the most refined stock Mustang I've ever seen...and is a pure joy to drive.
The only Convertible that compared in price with the mustang was the Toyota Camry Solara, with had a V-6, Less Horsepower, Front-wheel drive....just a whole lot less for the same price...or more!
If you like mustangs, the new car is fantastic. And with 300hp on the smaller V8....makes it easier to give up my 302.
By the way...the 3:55 gears make it even more fun, and I'm still getting decent mileage for a 300hp V8 engine! (Yeah, I know you don't ask about mileage on a Mustang...but unfortunately it did play a role in the overall decision on whether or not to buy it).
To order it over again, I think I would pass on the bolt-on GT appearance package. The non-functional hood scoop just bugs me when I look at it from the driver's seat. However, it does give the car a TOUGH look...I've received compliments from people ranging from an 8 year old girl to men in their 60's. So, the car is an eye-catcher with the GT kit!
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