Hello Sassy Peeps!
When I think about the 2016 Mustang GT I think of a fabulous and EXQUISITE machine that is so beautiful and well designed, it pretty much makes everyone drool. This drool factor is one of the reasons why I was beyond excited when I got approved to test it out for a week.
As usual, on the day any of my loans are scheduled to arrive I wait impatiently to get “the call.” On this particular day it seems like my lack of patience was in overdrive. Even though I was sitting right next to the phone, I couldn’t stop myself from constantly checking it to make sure I hadn’t missed “the call.” Then, around 4pm, I heard this growl…..vroom….vroooommm. OK…a little history, I live in an apartment complex and the only way I know if someone has arrived is if they call or, of course, if they ring the bell. So when I heard that infamous sound I thought out loud to myself, “Naaaa! It couldn’t be!” and at that very moment the phone rang and my heart started to pound through my chest. #TotalBeastMode!
As soon as the Ford Rep handed me the keys, all of the nerves and anxiety that I felt about driving it instantly disappeared. I jogged, but really wanted to run, back to my apartment and grabbed my essentials. Once I got behind the wheel, I hit the streets, and didn’t stop until seven days later when it was time for me to return the keys.
While it was in my possession, I got up close and personal with the ride and discovered 5 awesomely cool things that make it totally perfect for the sassy and confident woman! Read a little further and check them out below.
Stylish, Sleek and Sassy
This machine is just as SICK on the inside as it is on the outside! I personally consider it an anytime, anywhere vehicle, meaning you can dress it up or down and it will effortlessly steal the show. I would totally drive it to the swankiest event in town, step out in a formal gown and toss the keys to the valet guy without hesitation. I would also go totally urban chic and rep my #Warrior peeps by rocking my fave Moto boots and crop jacket, accenting the look with a Warriors in Pink tee/scarf. Don’t get me wrong, there are many vehicles on the market that are total eye candy, and any fashion girl would love to make them their most expensive accessory. However, the Ford Mustang GT has the drool factor that makes everyone want to take a bite.
Comfort – (Fordcares com)
To be honest, I was totally surprised at the comfort level of the cabin. There’s tons of legroom in the front area and even while wearing snug jeans and stilettos, it is super easy to get in and out. This is a total first for me, because when I have driven sports cars in the past Lycra has been a necessary best friend? I have a “snug jean test” that I usually perform on these type of cars. If I can get in and out of a cabin without feeling like my stomach is being pinched to death then I know it’s a keeper. LOL! Just an FYI, the Mustang passed with flying colors! Yeaaaa!
Strength and Durability
In any relationship you want to feel secure and it’s no different with your car. Strength and durability are a must and the Mustang offers that and much more. That growl coming from under the hood isn’t just for sound. The car’s bark totally matches its bite! The vehicle is undeniably strong and every time you hear “Vroom Vroooommmm” It is saying, “I got this!”
Unisex Friendly – (Fordcares com)
Yes! Yes! We all know that most men are true fans of the Mustang. However, it has been proven that women are the driving force behind 80% of vehicle purchases, making it safe to say that women desire the sexy beast just as much as men, if not more! It’s funny, because after driving it for a week I realize that it is totally a unisex friendly vehicle. Sure, at first glance all you see is a bad boy exterior that oozes testosterone, but if you look a little deeper the vehicle actually has a softer side, not too soft, but soft enough to make it male and female friendly.
I am a Mustang girl no matter what, but it’s nice to know that the design team thought about us when putting this baby together. One of the things that tickled my fancy most is how easy it was to use the convertible top. With a push of a button and turn of a wrist it opens and closes in a matter of seconds. Additionally, the navigation system is a breeze to understand and use, and it has great handles, providing you with the confidence to drive it like a boss.
Sometimes the land of the living can get the best of anyone, leaving you feeling beat down and tired. With that being said we all need an outlet, something that lifts our spirits, and helps you remember your strength and confidence. Well sassy peeps…it takes true confidence to handle a beast of this magnitude. So when you are feeling a little low, jump behind the wheel of the 2016 Mustang GT 5.0, hit the highway, turn up the music and ride!!! By the time you turn into your driveway, the weight on your shoulders will have been lost in the wind.
The starting MSRP price for the 2016 Mustang Premium GT Convertible = $41,895.00, price tested = $48,480.00. The four passenger sports car comes equipped with a 5.0L TI VCT V8 Engine and a 6-Speed Automatic Trans and it gets 15 mpg city/24 mpg highway (18 MPG combined city/highway). The annual fuel cost is $2,500.00 (5.6 gallons per 100 miles). Since this a high performance vehicle you will SPEND $3,500.00 more in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle.
While testing the car I had several inquiries about the meaning of California GT Special. The first couple of days I had no idea what it meant, then I finally took to Google and found out that it is a super supped up model available on the Mustang GT Premium rides. This model comes equipped with 19-inch, black-painted machined-aluminum wheels; hood and side stripes; a black pedestal spoiler out back; darkened taillight trim; and black-painted mirrors and hood vents.
There’s also a unique “gas cap” badge (that hasn’t served as actual fuel filler since it first reappeared on the SN95 Mustang) on the rear panel. Inside, the CS features black leather and microsuede upholstery with red contrast stitching, and the door-panel inserts, dashboard plaque, and strut-tower brace also get California Special branding.#SICK!
OK Ford! I’ve tested a handful of rides and I have to say you guys broke the mold when designing this one!!!! Thank you so much for including women in the design aesthetic. We sooo appreciate your efforts. Additionally, I have included a link to a post that suggests a few additional ways that would make us feel even more loved! Just click HERE to check it out!
So Sassy Peeps! Are you a Mustang kinda girl or guy? If so, do you like to drive or do you like to sit back and enjoy the ride? Inquiring minds would like to know?
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!
*Disclosure: The vehicle was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*