When you drive a Mustang, everyone sees (and hears) you coming. Here’s what driving a Mustang says about you:
1. You like attention.
You don’t drive a Mustang to go unnoticed. This is a car for big personalities. Strangers stare, strike up conversations and take pictures. This is not an introvert’s car.
2. You’re all about the journey, not just the destination.
Like the great Tim “the Tool Man” Taylor, you want “more power!” You want speed. You want to have fun on the road, rattles and squeaks included. The thrill of driving a cool, bold — and borderline obnoxious — sports car is the whole point of owning a Mustang. The destination is kinda irrelevant.
3. Your car is part of your self-care routine.
According to one study — um, sponsored by Ford — only rollercoasters offer more thrills than a Mustang. And that high you get from being behind the wheel is good for you. “A roller coaster may be good for a quick thrill, but it’s not great for getting you to work every day,” physiology professor and researcher Dr. Harry Witchel says. “This study shows how driving a performance car does much more than get you from A to B – it could be a valuable part of your daily wellbeing routine.”
4. You travel light. And alone.
No one in the history of the world has ever gushed about the legroom — or headroom, or room in general — in the backseat of a Mustang. This car is not built for carpooling or hauling the kids to school. You can have one passenger to impress, and that’s it.
5. Your Instagram feed is full of car pics.
And it’s always spotless. The Mustang is your pride and joy.
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6. You like a little danger in your life.
Yes, the Ford Mustang is a safe vehicle. But it doesn’t always feel that way. It’s a little loud, occasionally rattly, and has that muscle-car, take-no-prisoners attitude on the open road. This is a Steve McQueen-worthy ride. (Literally. You’ve probably seen Bullitt multiple times, right?)
7. You’re a woman.
Fun fact: the Mustang was the first Ford vehicle specifically marketed to women, with ads calling it “the sweetheart of the supermarket set.” In a booming post-war America, middle-class families were buying second and third vehicles. And the women were opting for Mustangs.
8. You’re driving your dream car.
You’re living the dream. According to Gold Eagle, the Ford Mustang tops the “dream car” list, especially in Southeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.
9. You want it all…
The original appeal of the Mustang was that it was sexy, fast, and (comparatively) cheap. And it still represents both luxury and efficiency. It’s a flashy all-American dream car offering some serious power — and is cool enough for the most discerning of tastemakers. (We’re looking at you, James Bond.)
10. …but maybe not comfort.
Cool trumps comfy. While the attention you’ll get is first class, the interior isn’t. The steering wheel often vibrates, the front seats don’t have a power-recline feature, and it can be a bit of a contortionist act getting out of the car. But beauty is pain, and, for you, the Mustang’s quirks aren’t just worth it, they’re part of its charm.
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