Re: Car Advice Needed
I would be careful with that Mustang. The rear wheel drive makes it difficult to drive in both the snow and rain. You may want something edgy but that comes along with a higher car insurance payment.
Mustangs are nice cars but they do have some downfalls to them. They are considered a "sport" car and have a following so their value is going to be a little inflated. Along the lines of being a "sport" car their repair bill is going to be higher, both parts and labor. I would be a little wary of a 10 year old car with close to 100,000 miles, you should be able to find something a little newer and more reliable for a little cheaper. Also take into consideration that your gas mileage isn't going to be near as good. Some cars you will be able to get in the mid 20's MPG while the mustang you will be lucky to get 20 MPG.
As for performance I have a newer Fusion with a 4 cylinder manual transmission. It has got me everywhere I needed to go performance wise. I am not a big car guy but all a V6 or V8 is going to do is get you to a higher speed and faster. And those speeding tickets aren't fun to pay.