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231 Reviews
Overall
4.4
Value
4.2
Performance
4.4
Style
4.6
Comfort
3.8
Fuel Economy
3.1
Reliability
4.1
2020
$30,434-$39,571
2019
$26,481-$34,002
2018
$21,983-$28,803
2017
$19,349-$26,320
2016
$16,735-$22,948

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2012 Ford Mustang - Perfect car for living in Cali and good for long drives to get away from the city

PB
Harbison Canyon, California
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
The 2012 Ford Mustang GT/CS Convertible is a dream to drive. It has a 5.0 Liter engine and 412 HP. The inside is beautiful with leather seats and a nice carbon finish to the door panels and instrument panels. It has a Shaker 500 audio system. You can make many different combos of lights with the MyColor system. It has four seats. When going around very sharp curves, it doesn't hesitate. It knows how to hug the curves quite nicely. It is not bad on the gas at roughly around 25 mpg. It is very comfortable to drive for long hours on road trips. The trunk is roomy enough for a big cooler and several overnight bags. It is a quiet but deadly beast. When driving next to cars who think they are faster, they get really surprised when you leave them in the dust. I would have to say that there ar...
The 2012 Ford Mustang GT/CS Convertible is a dream to drive. It has a 5.0 Liter engine and 412 HP. The inside is beautiful with leather seats and a nice carbon finish to the door panels and instrument panels. It has a Shaker 500 audio system. You can make many different combos of lights with the MyColor system. It has four seats. When going around very sharp curves, it doesn't hesitate. It knows how to hug the curves quite nicely. It is not bad on the gas at roughly around 25 mpg. It is very comfortable to drive for long hours on road trips. The trunk is roomy enough for a big cooler and several overnight bags. It is a quiet but deadly beast. When driving next to cars who think they are faster, they get really surprised when you leave them in the dust. I would have to say that there aren't many things that I don't like about it. It isn't a car for short people with the manual option. I am 6ft and 3 inches tall and I can drive it for a 2 day road trip without any problems. My wife is only 4ft and 11 inches tall. It is a struggle for her to even press the clutch down all the way so I do all of the driving. I never had speeding tickets before. Than I unleashed the power of this car and also speeding tickets. Not even a month into getting the car, I had my first speeding ticket followed shortly after by two more. If you are tall, can control the lead in your foot, and love night drives with the top down ( or during the day for you people who don't mind the sun beating down on you) than this is the car for you.
Story
Near the Anza-Borrego Desert, there was a little overlook that had a steep drop off. I decided to start doing doughnuts in it to scare my wife. Instead, she started screaming with delight. It was dangerous and probably stupid, but we had fun.
Near the Anza-Borrego Desert, there was a little overlook that had a steep drop off. I decided to start doing doughnuts in it to scare my wife. Instead, she started screaming with delight. It was dangerous and probably stupid, but we had fun.
Pros
The driving is very smooth going around curves even going super fast. It's a comfortable car to drive on long road trips and it has good gas mileage. With the convertible package, you have the option of adjusting the sound system to accommodate the sound when the top is down.
The driving is very smooth going around curves even going super fast. It's a comfortable car to drive on long road trips and it has good gas mileage. With the convertible package, you have the option of adjusting the sound system to accommodate the sound when the top is down.
Cons
There are four seats but in reality only the front two seats can be used. The two back seats can only be used if the seats up front are pushed up. With the manual option, a short person will have trouble driving the car.
There are four seats but in reality only the front two seats can be used. The two back seats can only be used if the seats up front are pushed up. With the manual option, a short person will have trouble driving the car.

2006 Ford Mustang - Great Car

MJM
Sacramento, California
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
So I loved it from the beginning, but then I'm from Europe and would prefer a slim, elegant vehicle over a box on wheels, especially one that looks this great and has a powerful engine with manual transmission at a price that only gets me a third of an equally powered Mercedes-Benz AMG of BMW M series. Some people may decry the morphing of the new Mustang look from retro Americana to sleek James Bond, but I think it remains the icon, only with a style and driving dynamics that finally caught up to discerning global tastes at a value proposition that's simply unbeatable. How the folks at Ford can give us this much power at $40k, I don't know. While its appeal should be global, the car still attracts traditional muscle car enthusiasts. Random guys on motorbikes and other sporty vehicles ...
So I loved it from the beginning, but then I'm from Europe and would prefer a slim, elegant vehicle over a box on wheels, especially one that looks this great and has a powerful engine with manual transmission at a price that only gets me a third of an equally powered Mercedes-Benz AMG of BMW M series. Some people may decry the morphing of the new Mustang look from retro Americana to sleek James Bond, but I think it remains the icon, only with a style and driving dynamics that finally caught up to discerning global tastes at a value proposition that's simply unbeatable. How the folks at Ford can give us this much power at $40k, I don't know. While its appeal should be global, the car still attracts traditional muscle car enthusiasts. Random guys on motorbikes and other sporty vehicles have shadowed me lately and some drove alongside the Mustang to check it out, to then accelerate and pass with a thumbs-up. By far the most impressive part is the handling, my Recaro seats hold me tightly when cornering, and the Pirellis push the dangers beyond my own driver limits. Acceleration is smooth and seems to redline way too early, a beautiful transmission is a pleasure to shift, the responsive steering has three settings from comfort to normal to sports mode, and the sound of the 8cyl is aggressive enough to make me smile every time I push the start button. Only thing I regret is getting the performance package. It requires a much smoother surface than Michigan roads can provide.
Story
We drove to Vegas in it was awesome
We drove to Vegas in it was awesome
Pros
Wide range of engine options; new rear suspension provides better handling and ride dynamics; more refined interior.
Wide range of engine options; new rear suspension provides better handling and ride dynamics; more refined interior.
Cons
Cramped rear sea
Cramped rear sea

2002 Ford Mustang - Wonderful car

tj
Price, Utah
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
I have had the car for 12 years, and it has been really reliable. It is very fun to drive! I have a number of cars and this one I can say has never broke down on me. I love that even with a 6 cyl, it really handles like an 8 cyl. I can jump in it and drive it well, like a Mustang. I get tons of compliments on the sandstone color. I have never had a problem with the engine. I take care of my car with regular maintenance. It is fast and fun, and I get an honest 21 mpg on trips. I love driving it. It handles very well. You can tell it's a sports car because you feel every bump but it is very smooth. The suspension is pretty stiff but handles most bumps with ease. Braking is very good. Pedal feels very firm under my foot and doesn't give any when I stop hard. The emergency brake doesn't lo...
I have had the car for 12 years, and it has been really reliable. It is very fun to drive! I have a number of cars and this one I can say has never broke down on me. I love that even with a 6 cyl, it really handles like an 8 cyl. I can jump in it and drive it well, like a Mustang. I get tons of compliments on the sandstone color. I have never had a problem with the engine. I take care of my car with regular maintenance. It is fast and fun, and I get an honest 21 mpg on trips. I love driving it. It handles very well. You can tell it's a sports car because you feel every bump but it is very smooth. The suspension is pretty stiff but handles most bumps with ease. Braking is very good. Pedal feels very firm under my foot and doesn't give any when I stop hard. The emergency brake doesn't lock up the rear tires as well as I would like it to but its not a major issue. I have driven in the rain several times so far and have not hydroplaned once. The car looks amazing to me.
Story
It turns a lot of guys heads.
It turns a lot of guys heads.
Pros
Fast, never had one major mechanical issue and we are at 104,000. Still runs like a top. It looks like a great white shark! To me, that is a pro. It looks sleek and mean.
Fast, never had one major mechanical issue and we are at 104,000. Still runs like a top. It looks like a great white shark! To me, that is a pro. It looks sleek and mean.
Cons
I had to fix the wires in between the door for the drivers side window because it sometimes felt like staying down. I did have to have something with the brakes fixed. I know the car did not want to stop. But it only took 2 hours in the shop to fix. It was the only time the car was ever in the shop, and I never had another issue with it again.
I had to fix the wires in between the door for the drivers side window because it sometimes felt like staying down. I did have to have something with the brakes fixed. I know the car did not want to stop. But it only took 2 hours in the shop to fix. It was the only time the car was ever in the shop, and I never had another issue with it again.

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