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Hate to bring this up, but....I do not think any 16 or 17 year old should be driving a vehicle with over 400 bhp without proper instruction.

Oh I know you think you can handle it, but ask Nick Bollea about what happened.

I am a private pilot. The FAA requires advanced training for every level of higher performance aircraft, because some planes are really fast and some are really slow. Modern muscle cars redefine what muscle means. In the 60's and very early 70's a fast car turned 0-60 in 6 or 7 seconds. Now we are talking 4.3 or 4.7.

I am a firm believer in education, and think that the teenagers or 20 somethings should be allowed to drive a high performance vehicle on the road IF they pass a Skip Barber, Bob Bonduraunt or some other high performance driving school.

Same goes with motorcycles. Just because you can buy a Hyabusa, does not mean you will outlive the experience. Again, a license rating system is in order.
If you think I am out of line and you are the best driver in the world according to you, without formal instruction, show up at any high performance driving school and you will quickly learn that you do not know everything.
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So you have 400 or so horsepower. That doesn't mean you have to go 100 mph on the road. The speed limit is the speed limit, no matter if you're driving a 5.0 or a buick.
I do believe though that we should have more driving training in general. The government keeps wanting to making kids keep their permits longer and/or wait longer to get your permit. That's not necessarily the answer. In my state, at least, you have to go to a class that's several hours long that just basically tells you not to speed. Most kids don't even read the driver's manual, they can pass the test on common sense alone. There should be a class or classes that teach driving skills to make sure kids know what's in the driver's manual and then some. Such a class would be much better than a boring no speeding class that you daydream through.
That said, there was a particular vehicle in the military (I forget what it was called) that had a problem with rollovers. The army set up a speed limit on this vehicle, which only resulted in our boys not being allowed to floor it and some of our boys getting killed in the process. So, the army then tried to actually teach the drivers to drive at high rates of speed in these things and had great results (rollovers decreased by something like 90%).
Furthermore, I will admit that the young are more likely to take risks. I will also admit that young drivers lack experience. However, that does not mean that all of us are out road racing and going 100 mph all the time. I, personally, have never been in a street race, have not been above 80 mph on a public road, and I go the speed limit. It really does depend on one's maturaty level.
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I guess I'm not under 20; rather am 20, but all the same. Anyways, I currently have an '09 V6 and 5.0 on order...

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Currently i am 20. Just picked up my 11 v6 standard with 3.31s. I have been driving much longer then i legally should. May 18th i received my very first ticket for driving my 93 accord 20kph over. Now that i have learned my lesson, i am very careful with my speed especially in a cop catcher like a Mustang.

Open it up when you need to. Just keep it in control when you don't.

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Im 18 and have a 2007 Mustang tungsten gray v6 with premium interior along with pony package wit a k&n intake. Also have a 2000 Mustang green v6 trying to sell. Excellent condition w/105k miles on it.
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hey I'm 27 years old and I have mustang car.I love my car.And I'm sure its the perfect age to have this car and to enjoy the drive.

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< 20. Just ordered a 2011 V6 Mustang, Race Red with White Racing stripes.

Not new to speed however, been riding a Suzuki GSX650 for over a year now.
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I am 20 and have a 2011 mustang v6 premium and I love it.

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