It's time for me to reveal "MY" Mustang now. I've had it for about 3 weeks now so a small review is in order. Just a small reminder that this is a Canadian model. Miles are Kilometers and Gallons are Liters here.
Behold The Mustang Value Leader Base V6: :yelpleased:
I chose it black because it looks so much nicer, it blends with all the plastic stuff that is not painted and looks meaner with matching tint. Yes... It's nicely tinted all around except front windshield of course.
Exterior wise, The Value leader looks the same as the other more expensive models except for a few cosmetic enhancements such as lack of extra lights, badges and spoiler. In order to keep my costs down, i got some pony side emblems off Ebay for 20$ and paid a bit of extra $$ just to get the rear spoiler alone to give it a better look.
Admit it, it does looks awsome for a base V6. Ohh. Btw, i removed the dealership sticker because it messed up the look of my Mustang's ass.
Interior wise is of course another story with the base model. The following pics will speak for themselves. Take a look and i'll comment after.
View with door open (Steering as Cruise Control gizmo only).
View of instrument cluster (Ice Blue lighting for everything which is quite nice).
View of center console (Lots of buttons but easy to get used to).
View of seats (Stone Cloth).
I wont make any comparisons with the Premium/GT because i don't need to. Everything that i personnally need is included in the Value Leader including my all time favorite, the cruise control. The instrument cluster is missing 2 gauges that i don't really mind because if something is wrong, theres alert lights to tell you. The message center is included in the base model as well but with reduced setup options. I chose the Stone cloth interior to have a brighter cockpit. I did not want to feel entombed in my own car and my wife felt the same way. At night time, all the instuments and buttons have that soft ice blue lighting that give an overall cool and relaxing look. The center console might seem confusing but it's easy to figure out. The radio can pick up stations and display the it's name and type of music which is a nice touch. The CD can double as an MP3 player also. :bigthumbsup
There not much i can say about the engine that anybody does'nt know by now.V6 3.7L 305HP bla, bla, bla. For me, the engine just plain sounds terrific. It's quiet in a sense but you definitaly know that there something wicked underneat that hood. Even if my break in period is'nt done yet, i'm very impressed with the gas consumption so far which falls within to what Ford claims. I never had a 6 speed transmission so i had some catching up to do since my last manual was an utter lemon. Boy! What a difference... This is by far the best handling car i've ever owned. Cornering is balanced, Highway is like gliding on carpet and country rides are stable and more fun. Did i mention this is also by far my safest car too! Stiffer frame, Reinforced doors, 4 Airbags which are computer calibrated, convex integrated mirrors for blind spots, Break lights that really shows when you brake and that SOS alert gizmo thingy. I don't want to test those things but i do feel a lot safer.
This Value Leader Mustang even if it's the lowly base model, is by far the best car i've ever owned. And for the price, you definitely can't go wrong. It's just that great. :worship
Kudos to Ford.