I had to travel for work recently so I rented (cheaper for the Boss/fun for Mud) I ended up getting a 2012 v6 Challenger and I figured I'll give my .02 on it. I remember someone doing this with a rental Camaro and liking the idea. I don't want to see/hear any slamming of some nit picks that is not my intention, although I know some of this stuff is minor but that doesn't mean it doesn't count. For those unwilling to read the Mustang is better. I ended up with it for a week and put just under 1k mils on it, enough to get some decent impressions on it, Yes it is slower than the Stang (mine with the V6 Perf Package) but it is by no means slow, however the all-season Michelin's broke free very early compared to the summer only Pirellis. It was an excellent hwy cruiser getting 30 mpg at a steady 71mph. The fuel tank was also huge compared to ours with me going 300 miles on 1/2 tank!!!! I will say that changing lanes involved me looking over my right shoulder and seeing "B" pillar, left shoulder "ditto" than I would go into old person mode, put on my blinker and slowly go into the other lane hoping that there was nobody in my blind spot (which was pretty much everything behind me) Twice I had to back up for 200 feet which was much worse than backing up in mine. I really appreciate the folding rear headrests. The trunk was bigger (not as deep) with a huge opening but also a huge reach over the bumper, I think it was about 12" of bumper. I like the front end with the nearly horizontal air dam (almost a splitter) and the rear end is (opinion) of the three Stang, Chally, Maro the best, they made it gorgeous, unlike the side view which I can only describe as being slab sided, with absolutely no detail. I was also impressed by the ventilation system, easier to use than the Stang with the controls laid out in a manner that made sense to me. It did have a 4 gauge panel which I liked until I noticed I couldn't see the temp or fuel gauge with my hands on the wheel. Random things: better glove box hinge, better interior finishing details, I love Fords spotter mirrors, it had a dash that was about 18" deep, I can normally figure out appliances w/o instructions but never figured out the dash displays. It came with key-less entry/start and I can see really liking that but I decided not to get used to it I am glad I rented it, although there was a touch of what if you like it better fear when I did. edit.....I did add paragraphs but they were eliminated by the computer Gods, lets see if they stay this time.