2016 Ford Mustang GT V8 Road Test and Review.
I believe the true greatness of a car can be measured in how it makes you feel, thus, the new 2016 Ford Mustang is a great vehicle.
I was expecting a modern car inspired by an old classic, kind of like the Toyota FJ Cruiser, instead, what I found with the Ford Mustang GT was a genuine muscle car that would be just as at home in 1974.
The grumble of the V8 engine, the seemingly endless grunt in second and third gears (I had the manual), the head-turning good looks.
I don’t often confess to wanting a particular car but I really want a 2016 Ford Mustang.
So, some of the other really good bits:
- The fuel consumption is not terrible – I averaged 15.0L/100km in the city
- The tight/short shift manual transmission
- The big and clear gauges
- The solid feel of the chassis
- The thud when the doors close
- Great value for money pricing
- The handling that is more 70’s muscle car than Volkswagen Golf GTI but so much fun
- The long bonnet that seems to stretch on forever
- The convenience of modern features like a reverse camera and sat-nav
- Generous boot space with fold-down rear seat
Some of the not so great things include:
- Cabin feel is weird, kind of modern and kind of classic – it’s not brilliant
- Rear seat legroom (near non-existent)
- The fact that there isn’t a Mustang in my garage at the moment!
There’s nothing else really that I can tell you other than I don’t think I’ve smiled so much when having a car in my keeping, the new Mustang is just so much fun, it has character, attitude and everywhere you go it makes people smile.
It really is a car you have to drive yourself to really get a feel and appreciation for.
A V8-powered manual Mustang GT will cost you from $57,490, amazing value!
NUTS and BOLTS – 2016 Ford Mustang GT
Engine: 5.0 litre V8 petrol producing 306kW/530Nm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Safety: Not tested
Origin: United States
Price: from $57,490