My First Car - Also My First Mustang
MAY
15

I was still two months away from my 16th birthday and getting my driver’s license on Memorial Day weekend of 1989, but I had convinced my Dad (with more than a little help from Mom and Grandma) to let me buy my first car. My brother and I had gone to look at it a week before, and he, Mom and I went back with cash that weekend. Didn’t matter that it needed a muffler, had an automatic (I’ve always preferred manuals) and would need mechanical, interior and body work. It was a dark blue ‘67 hardtop, had a V8 (2V 289), and was in my price range. Lack of insurance kept me from driving it much, but I OWNED it! I had my first car and it was a MUSTANG! My family has had mostly Fords since before I was born, but I’ve been a Ford fan and a Mustang addict ever since I was old enough to know one car from another. By the time I finished high school, I had rebuilt the engine and brakes, and had insurance on it. Over the next few years, I drove it to World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and to southern IA to visit friends, and to my then-girlfriend’s prom.
While it is sitting now, waiting for better financial times in order to do some needed repairs, I can say I still have my first car… my first Mustang… and I now have a son who is interested in Mustangs.

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In the world of cars the mustang is my absolute favorite. But there is one thing that this car lacks most of all and that is performance handling. take a look at european cars compared to them we are in the stone ages yes i know the new mustang is wider and lowered also it has independent suspention all four tires, we will wait to see what it can do. Also we have a 5L engine that stock puts out around 450 HP really? how is it smaller engines can dut out the same? what i am trying to say is the mustang is an iconic car and when it first came out it was top of the line, throught the years of mustangs life it has fallen into a rut of terrible design untill the you have the 2005 or newer model. but performance on the track has still been lacking if ford wants to keep up in the world they need to have a faster, lighter and well it has already got the looks down but come on please for the pride of our country put money aside and make something amazing that can show the world what America can make out of its own garage! Thank you
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