Friday, December 14, 2012

In the driveway: 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium

2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium is a subcompact
I can hear it now and have already heard about it on my Facebook page: The Mustang is not a subcompact car. Well, you'd technically be wrong. The EPA classifies this as a subcompact car. Don't believe me? Check out As we've reported previously, the lines are blurry and odd when it comes to some vehicle classifications since they're classified by interior volume not exterior dimensions. For instance the rather large Dodge Challenger is officially labeled a compact, while the somewhat diminutive Chevrolet Sonic is technically a mid-size car. Frankly, this mustang above is one hell of a fast subcompact.

So I have this 420 horsepower Grabber Blue Ford Mustang GT "subcompact" for review this week. It's got gobs of power, tons of torque, and is a hootin' hollerin' good time. I've been a Mustang fan for a long time, and even though our test model comes with the six-speed automatic, it's crazy fun. I get a smile on my face every time I start it and that 302 cubic inch V-8 fires up. It's intoxicating. 

While it may not be what most of us would consider to be a subcompact, it's undeniably fun and very powerful. We'll get into the nuts and bolts of it in the review, so stay tuned.


Ducati Scotty said...

I would like to be amoung those hassling you but a) I just posted about a two wheel drive sidecar rig not long ago and b) I wouldn't turn down a free Mustang either.

I was looking at the pic and it just seems like it's missing something. Maybe a set of bright orange wheels?

Ducati Scotty said...

Oh, and there was that post I did on a Cobra....