7 Reasons to Own a Mustang
Sleek lines, a one-of-a-kind look, and impressive power. No matter your reason, you know the Ford® Mustang stands out from the competition. Maybe you’ve always admired them, or you’re just now noticing how exceptional they are. If you’re considering buying a sports car, here are seven reasons to choose the Mustang.
1. A Legendary History
The Mustang is the second longest-running sports car, with its beginnings back in 1964 with the 1965 model. This car created an entire category of vehicles with the pony car, which featured sports coupes complete with short decks and lengthy hoods. It also happens to be the only pony car to enjoy continued production through five decades.
Most sports cars are geared towards people with high discretionary incomes, but the Mustang was made for everyone. You don’t have to be a millionaire to afford the monthly payments on a Mustang. Even the top model, the Shelby, is less expensive than many of the base models from other brands. Starting at under $50,000, the price is almost as appealing as the car. Other models range in the mid-$20,000s, a price point which takes in the budgets of many well-deserving, working people.
Patriotism is in the blood of the Mustang. It’s been hailed as an all-American model, competing against foreign sports cars for years. Built by Ford, an American manufacturer, the car has been representative of the average American driver. Another interesting addition to this idea of being a patriotic model are the top color choices. Red is the number one pick of all-time, with blue running second. White comes in fourth right behind silver. And of course, you can’t forget the red, white and blue stripes behind the horse, signifying its American heritage.
4. A Hollywood Celebrity
Capturing a starring role in many movies, the Ford Mustang has been driven by such revered actors as Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Will Smith. In fact, Ford Motor Co. has estimated this model has been part of over 500 films in addition to television roles. The Hollywood love affair with the Mustang began about as early as the public’s devotion, with the car appearing in "Goldfinger" in 1964. If this car is cool enough for James Bond, then you know it’s truly top notch.
5. Iconic Design
Even car models with a longstanding history are generally updated and changed to reflect the attitudes and interests of the current generation. However, some design elements on the Mustang have remained in place throughout its life, and are expected to continue. The most obvious one is the pony emblem. You’ll also recognize a Mustang by its tri-bar tail lamps along with the short rear deck and long hood, which creates a unique silhouette.
6. Wide Appeal
The Mustang continues to appeal to new generations. No one says this is their father’s car. Updates in design and interior amenities keep it fresh for the next generation of drivers. Advanced technology and luxurious comfort ensure everyone appreciates a ride inside. Meanwhile, this sports car isn’t just for people who enjoy going fast or long to be out on the racetrack. Families are happy to raise their kids from behind the wheel of a Mustang, and people purchasing their retirement car will look to this model for fun at any age.
7. True to the Legend
While Ford has considered variations on the Mustang and has even created a wide range of models throughout the years, they've always stayed true to the legend. For example, the idea was tossed out of making this sports car a front-wheel drive. Even though the idea came up in the 1980s and 1990s, it never went to fruition. Options of a four-door model and even a station wagon never made it out of the idea room. On the other hand, a convertible Mustang just seems to make sense, and this model has been a popular addition throughout the history.
If these reasons have given you a dream of owning a Ford Mustang, you can make those dreams come true at the Isle of Capri Casino® Lula with the Miles of Smiles promotion where you have a chance to win a brand new Mustang!
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