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All the bases about age have been pretty much covered in this thread. Kudos to the older guys that refuse to grow old! Age is just a number; if you stay in shape and are fortunate enough to be in good health, then go for it! Pursue your dreams and maintain a youthful mental attitude and anything is possible, the sky is the limit!
I just turned 66 years young and belong to a select group of guys that share the need for extreme speed and performance, age be damned! We assault the pavement and canyon roads aboard the fastest production vehicle in existance, the Suzuki GSX1300R "Hayabusa". Out of the box, 9.7 @ close to 150MPH in the quarter, 186MPH top end (restriction limited).
Gonna order up a Performance White, 401A premium pkg, 3.73 diff. and Brembo pkg towards the end of summer, when hopefully all the bugs of a new production vehicle are sorted out.
So, if you think 46 is old, climb aboard for the first 30 seconds or so of the attached video and watch the speedo go from zero to 186 in about 18 seconds (professional rider, not me, but I have seen many 170MPH stints out here in the desert).

YouTube - Onboard the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

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All the bases about age have been pretty much covered in this thread. Kudos to the older guys that refuse to grow old! Age is just a number; if you stay in shape and are fortunate enough to be in good health, then go for it! Pursue your dreams and maintain a youthful mental attitude and anything is possible, the sky is the limit!
I just turned 66 years young and belong to a select group of guys that share the need for extreme speed and performance, age be damned! We assault the pavement and canyon roads aboard the fastest production vehicle in existance, the Suzuki GSX1300R "Hayabusa". Out of the box, 9.7 @ close to 150MPH in the quarter, 186MPH top end (restriction limited).
Gonna order up a Performance White, 401A premium pkg, 3.73 diff. and Brembo pkg towards the end of summer, when hopefully all the bugs of a new production vehicle are sorted out.
So, if you think 46 is old, climb aboard for the first 30 seconds or so of the attached video and watch the speedo go from zero to 186 in about 18 seconds (professional rider, not me, but I have seen many 170MPH stints out here in the desert).

YouTube - Onboard the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa


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I LOVE the Mustang look and was very excited about getting one...again, until I saw the numbers, and also thought about the several times I saw newer Mustangs, the drivers were twenty somethings, or early thirties for most part.

So my question is, on average, is the Mustang a "younger" persons car?
Something to consider here is what we in the sciences call "selection bias".

I think it's fair to say that your average 20-year-old is going to be more internet savvy than your average 70-year-old, and therefore more likely to log on to a forum and vote in this poll. It's very possible that there's a completely even distribution in Mustang owners' ages, and this youth-heavy distribution is just a function of computer literacy.

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The Mustang crowd around here are all ages. I see mostly the older crowd cruising in their 2005+ verts with their baseball caps and trophy wives. The younger crowd mostly drive New Edges and older.
Something else to consider is that younger folks probably won't have as much expendable income as someone older.

A young person's Mustang is more likely to be their only car, while the older folks might only take their Mustangs out on the weekend and use something more "sensible" as a daily driver. As a result, you're more likely to see that younger person driving a Mustang than an older one, even if ownership is the same.

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I'm 47 and took delivery of my 2011 5L vert two weeks ago. It was the right choice and I haven't looked back.
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I'm 42 and this is my first brand new car EVER! So long second hand already used up car.

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My wife describes me as her teenage 64 year old husband. Does my heart good to read posts from the other guys who say the hell with age, I need that car. Just ordered a 2011 GT Premium, Kona blue, stick, 3.73, Comfort.
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As a soon to be 69 year old I love the hell out of both my Mustangs. And I don't really car if someone thinks I'm too old to be driving one or not!

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Bought my 2010 GB GT back in March. I love driving it. I drive it every chance I can. Even took the wife to the grocery store a couple times. With a old back I take my time getting in and out - no problems. I drove it to the Ford show at Carlisle, PA last Friday. Drove it home that night. Car is comfy and quite for the old side of me.

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I'm 46, and getting my 7th Mustang GT. I'm not having a mid-life crisis - I just never grew up! :P

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here is the answer that you need. I was out to dinner with some family, actually my nana's 75th. I go out side for a quick smoke and a phone call and i hear the roar that i know from a 1000 miles away. it was a mustang.

It had the shelby appearance package, but no supercharger . in the distance my jaw dropped and in my mind, im like this guy has to be in his 20's 30's. He pulls closer.. going quite fast. This 90 year old woman, or atleast she llooked comes out of the door, and opens the door of this mustang, i go... awwh thats sweet of her grandson, i see inside and its this 90 year old dude with no hair, driving a shelby in a 6 spd! ahhahahahahah it brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. a moment i'll never forget. i shout, rev the engine rev the engine! he revs, revs, REVS! he burns out onto the main road and he is gone.

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Bought my first Mustang in April. $23.900 for a 2007 black GT convertible on a large Ford dealership's showroom floor.
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Top Down, now is the perfect time to buy the Mustang you want. I just bought my 2011 at 49. I figured that I needed to do it now because, at 6'7", I may not be able to get in and out of it for too many more years. My wife and I are on the "one car payment" plan. If I didn't get it now, it would be 8 years before my turn to get a car comes up again. I thought 57 would be pushing it after years of competitive basketball have taken a toll on my knees.

Bottom line, go for it. If you can't quite afford a 2011, Ford dealers in my area are highly discounting the 2010s.

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56 years old and my 06 GT is my 8 th Mustang since '72' Would love to get a 5.0 - But will wait for a year or 2

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