The Ford Mustang is an iconic muscle car, theres no doubt about it; ask any teenager what car they want to drive and youll probably have at least a few takers. Even saying the phrase Ford Mustang evokes images of sleek, glossy cars zooming down the Interstate at top speed and in high style. But what makes it so great?
Besides being extremely stylish, a couple of features that make the Ford Mustang so great are its rear wheel drive (a muscle car staple) and the option to switch between automatic and manual transmission. If you decide to go for a little more horsepower, the Mustang GT offers a roaring V8 engine over the regular models V6; the Shelby GT500, while considered a Mustang, may as well be an entirely different vehicle and is much more economical than its sportier cousins.
Most of time, as much as many high schoolers dream of having a nice car, they will probably have to settle for hand-me-down minivans, old trucks, and more economic models such as the Honda Civic or Dodge Neon. However, there are a lucky, privileged few whose first set of car keys will fit perfectly in the ignition of a shiny new Ford Mustang that they can take up to top speed. While there are plenty of great vehicles out there–the Camaro and Challenger, to name a couple of popular ones–but when compared to a Mustang, its like comparing a childs first short story to Homers Odyssey.
While most teens would be happy with a working set of wheels to get them around, why settle for less? The Ford Mustang has all the makings of legends are made of. With a timeless aesthetic; reliable, long-lasting performance; and a relatively affordable price tag new or used, this car isnt just any old hunk of junk. Its an automotive masterpiece that will last you for years to come. The best part is that even a high schooler could own one and test out the mustang top speed on a closed course.