sometimes in a man's life, when he has lived a relativly conservative life, he makes a decision that can seem, well, impulsive.
I currently drive a Volvo S40. I love the car and how it handles, but the seat squeaks in the turns, and apparently I can only play half of my cd collection, and never the 1st or second track. This, and a couple other electrical glitches have dulled the experience of Volvo ownership a bit.
couple this with the fact that I only have 14000 miles on it (I bought it in 9/05), adn you'd be surprised that they charge me quite a bit for insurance, basically because its considerred a performance oriented car.
so, in short, I have a 4 dr sedan that I treat like a sports car, in terms of driving it more for pleasure than function, I have my 1991 GMC pick up truck that I drive more often (88000 miles, and steadfastly refuses to show any signs of death, so I plan on driving it until it dissolves)
I come to the realization, if I am going to have a "fun" car, why not get something a little less practical, but more badass. Enter, the Mustang GT.
I have a piece of rental property I am selling (should be closing in a couple weeks) so it certainly wont stretch the budget, I also have good equity in the Volvo.
Bonus: my wife is SO on board with the plan. She thinks I should just buy it tomorrow and stop thinking about it so much.
I'm thinking "Grabber Orange" for the color, with the black racing stripes.
here's an example pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonmc...otostream/mple pic
I plan on test driving it more, but I always loved a v8 and rear drive. Solid rear axle? sure, but so does my truck, and I LOVE driving the truck.