Looking to get a 2005 or 2008 mustang gt are they reliable and long lasting ?
take a look at carcomplaints.com this is a website where car owners make complaints, looks like the 04 05 06 07 had a few problems but mostly related to fit and finnish parts of the car. So the driveline (engine and transmission) were plenty good. The best thing to do is look for a well cared for car owned by an older adult owner who has other nice things. A private party car is a lot better value, I guess it all depends on what you are looking for. Mileage is of course the biggest issue with any car so the lower it is the better off you are, be choosy, do not buy someone elses crap car. The honda civic would be the way to go as far as insurance, some of them had major problems in fact far more than the same year mustang which is unusual for toyota. In the end it is up to you, what do you want to ride in?