Australian TE50 AU1 Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Mustang Cobra Test Drive
I was very fortunate today, I managed to score a test drive of a Mustang at my local FTE dealer, Gregorys. Mustang is an apt name for this beast, it kicks and snorts and wants to bolt at every opportunity. Not what you would call a luxury sportscar and it does have a few annoyances, like the indicator on the left with the wiper lever. But these are soon forgotten when downward pressure is applied to the right foot and that engine sings.
What can I say, it is absorbing, intoxicating, addictive, .....heaven. I hope Ford find a place for this rip snorter in their cheaper cars, believe me, this is an engine that will sell cars. It’s hard to resist keeping it hovering between 5000-6000rpm, it just keeps pulling and howling. I found handling to be better than the TE, very stable in fast corners. The gearbox was a bit notchy especially from 2 –3rd, but you get used to it. I didn’t notice the clutch being too heavy, though the one in my TE felt really light afterwards.
Overall this is a fun car to drive and drive and drive. I just didn’t want to give it back. I know what I’ll be dreaming about tonight. Oh yes, I left with a promise of a test drive of the TS50 series 3 when it arrives in three weeks, please, no hate mail!!!!, I know how lucky I am.