Several others have made the point:
I dont care HOW responsible your son is, it ONLY takes ONE time!
And yes...I have raised FOUR sons through this... and I gave them ALL
Mustangs to drive.. but they were 2.3L Foxes
I gave them Mustnags because they were the safest cheapest easiest to
repair cars available.
And the Safety is a big key... TWO of them arguably owe their lives to
the Mustang build. Because, althoguh they were GENERALLY responsible
drivers, they made a FOOP.. one totally not at fault but saved,
If you INSIST on giving him that GT, then dont skimp. Besides welding in
that bar, ALSO send him to 'skidpad' school... to teach him how to REALLY
drive and how quickly he can lose control and gain it back.
I have a personal opinion that a good number of fatals occur due to the
driver 'freezing' when things get out of control. At least in an
advanced driving closed course skidpad, he might develop automatic
responses that save his life.
And he should practice skid control whenever possible... that is ONE
ticket I gladly paid for my kid when he was cited for doing do-nuts on a
snowy parking lot.
Just my opinion, from experience, including my own dumbass exploits.
> Here in Northern NJ, I have never seen a Mustang on a street with a
> roll bar. Soon I will give my 2K GT 'vert to my son who is about to
> get his license and wanted to make it a bit safer.
> I'm just not sure if the absence of roll bars means they are too
> difficult to install or Mustang drivers are just not that concerned
> with rollovers. For $300 or so, having a roll bar would seem very
> prudent to me. Before I order one, is there something important I'm
> missing. According to Steeda rep, it's a piece of cake to install.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!