The 1995 Ford Mustang is one of the most widely known sports cars on the market for good reason. Even people outside the sports car community are at least familiar with it by reputation. With high performance, fast acceleration, and a comfortable drive, it has well earned its reputation. Drivers who get an opportunity to drive one at top speed are in for a wonderful experience. While there are better performing sports cars, few of them offer the full package it provides.
One very nice aspect of the 1995 Ford Mustang is that it manages to avoid being completely impractical as a day-to-day vehicle. The price tag is fairly steep for what it offers as a day-to-day car, but beyond that, it fulfills the role far better than most sports cars. The fuel economy, even for the 5.0-liter, eight-cylinder engine, is not too far behind an average car. The interior is comfortable, all the standard amenities drivers expect are standard equipment, and it does not have particularly weak performance at normal highway speeds. Overall, it is probably the best choice for someone who wants a sports car but can’t afford to have a second vehicle.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.8-liter six-cylinder, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder, 5.8-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed manual, five-speed manual
Models: Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang GTS, Ford Mustang GT
The 1995 Ford Mustang no longer offers a power driver seat as standard equipment. It is still available as an option. The options list now offers a new stereo system and a CD changer.
The 1995 Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible. Measuring at 181.5 inches long, it is a fairly short vehicle compared to most passenger coupes, although this length is not exactly unusual for a sports car. The hood and side scoops make it a very distinct looking vehicle, so there is no mistaking it for a regular car. Some drivers might prefer them for the sportier look, but other drivers might find them to be distracting.
For a sports car, the 1995 Ford Mustang has a surprisingly robust interior features. The base model only has an AM/FM radio as standard equipment, but the options list on this model is fairly robust. It might not sound impressive compared to passenger vehicles, but the base model, especially with added optional equipment, is much better appointed than many higher price competitor models. The GT is equipped similarly to most midrange passenger vehicles. The GTS is a little more robust, approaching near-luxury amenities when fully loaded with optional features. Drivers are going to have to pay a bit more for these extra luxuries, but it is not as much of a burden considering it is cheaper than many competing sports cars, even models with less features than it has standard.
Performance & Handling
Performance is one of the main focuses of the 1995 Ford Mustang. Handling is smooth, allowing it to be graceful and agile, even at higher speeds. Acceleration is excellent with the six-cylinder engine and further improved with the eight-cylinder engine. It performs very well if it can be fully opened up. However, unlike a lot of sports cars, it still has good performance at normal roadway speeds.
Like most high powered vehicles, a poorly skilled driver behind the wheel of a 1995 Ford Mustang can potentially lose control more easily than more standard vehicles. Conversely, a skilled driver can use the higher maneuverability and acceleration to avoid accidents more easily. However, it also breaks the mold and has a fairly good safety design. Dual-front airbags are standard equipment on all models. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are available as optional features on every model. In addition, it also has good crash test ratings across the board. So, while its main safety feature is being able to avoid accidents entirely, it can still handle them better than many other sports cars on the market.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Mustang 3.8-liter six-cylinder: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Ford Mustang 5.0-liter eight-cylinder: 15/22 mpg city/highway
Ford Mustang 5.8-liter eight-cylinder: 12/20 mpg city/highway
- High end performance
- Powerful eight-cylinder engine options
- Fairly practical for a sports car
You Won't Like
- High price tag
- Tough competition
The original pony car.
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