I am no fan of the Mustang nor of muscle cars in general, but I thought the GT500 was a hoot. I really had a good time driving it and was happy to turn it back in only because I feared that if I drove it much longer, I would surely have an unfortunate roadside chat with the Ann Arbor police or a Washtenaw County sheriff's deputy. As Phil noted, the tires take some time to warm up, so it's relatively easy to rotate the rear end in, say, one of the new roundabouts that have been popping up in SE Michigan lately. Straight-line acceleration is fun, fun, fun, and the brakes are definitely up to their assigned task. I loved the bright blue paint job and the big white stripe, the cue-ball shifter, the suede steering wheel, and the handsome front seats. I hate to sound like a jingoist, but this car made me proud to be an American! I even enjoyed the live rear axle, because I goosed the throttle as I drove over each and every speed bump in our parking structure, just to hear and feel the rear wheels struggle for traction.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor