Should I buy a 1965 or 1966 Ford Mustang as my first car; Dont need to worry about insurance?
wow, some people should not be allowed to answer questions on this site! those who say old cars drive like crap have probably never actually driven one, or if so it was poorly treated. also when u ask 65 or 66 people should not tell u to get a 64 or 67! So, heres what i think. OK for starters, DONT GET A HONDA! If you are a good driver (be truthful) get the Mustang. a car make in 1965/6 is, unlike some people think, a very driveable car, even for daily use. However it does require skill. There are no antilock brakes. this is actually a good thing if pure stopping power is wanted, but you can't steer while braking, so u need to know how to tap the brakes. No power steering either, so parallel parking will be much less than fun, but once your out on the road you can "feel" the car. The frame will need to be well taken care of. if it is currently rust free, add subframe connectors to increase rigidity. if its rusty have it repaired first. upgrade your suspension too, KYB makes great shocks for the money. also you may consider upgrading the out of date accesories, such as radio, speakers, windshield wipers (put on an intemittent switch), and others. Finally, if you have the money and want a real calssic, try and get a 289 with the 4 speed on the floor. they are great! now, thats my take on the Mustangs you have mentioned. I have given you the bright side mostly, to counter the negative comments posted here. Now, if you dont think you are ready for a Mustang, or dont know if you have the time and funds yet, please dont buy a Honda! if you want a front drive for a starter car i recommend the newer model Ford Probe. its sporty and quick and made in America! if you can handle rwd but dont trust yourself in a classic yet, go with a 1987-1993 or 1994-1998 Mustang or a late 80s to late 90s Pontiac Firebird or Chevy Camaro. they arent classics, but they can be had relatively cheap and are made in the states. this is my opinion, hope you find it useful!