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Old 04-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

Ive been saving my money since the week after my 14th bithday for the perfect car (or as perfect as you can get on a part-time minimum wage salary.) And i've got about 15 grand right now. My 16h b-day is in a few weeks and I wanna get a black '67 mustang. I already had my twin broter(he biult HIS car from scratch. It's awesome) check the stang-in-question out. He says the car's in good shape. But now I can't help but wonder, should I really get this for my FIRST CAR? I mean it's a pretty big deal and I don't want to regret buying it 2 month's from now. I guess my question is, do you think I should get the mustang? Have any of you had any expitence with a '67 mustang? If so do you recammend it?

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Im 16 male that is such a badass car i was looking into old mustang to! But i live in Houston and dad finally made me realize how bad it would be. First a car like that is powerful and heavy and hard to control no power steering or anything. . Then gas is HORRIBLE. Repairs will come allot. Is it stick or Auto because if it stick Good luck going up ramps and such. and the worst reason no Airbags and its RWD unless you are a REALLY good rookie driver you are gunna slide off the road in rain. Its a dream car of many people but more of a collectors item Nice car when your 50 but not 16 But if you think you can handle it go for it
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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A 1967 mustang is a good first car for anyone! I loooove those cars and hey, if it's what you want, then I'd get it, just make sure it's in working order and you're not getting scammed. You'll be the talk of the school, thats for sure. Just remember that with great power comes great responsibility, so don't abuse the speeds it can get up to. Thats the only downside to having a car like that at such an early age, you'll be way more tempted to go fast which could end badly for both you and your car.

But, if you have that kind of money to spend and THATS the kind of car you want (15 grand? Really? Are you sure you don't mean 15 hundred? Because for 15 grand I would be buying a brand new car), then I say go for it. Those are great cars.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

I think for a fifteen year old girl a muscle car is good only is she is careful on the road. But again you are only fifteen.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:53 AM   #5
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

I would go with what you want. A certain car can be a statement of who you are, and it can also be a joy for the rest of your life. You never forget your first car, and if it makes you happy it can be a great memory forever. I would go with it if you really think its the one for you.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #6
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

Try a Honda Civic or a Toyota Carolla. Such a car as you state, is a bad choice for all season driving and will end up costing you plenty for maintenence and repairs.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #7
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OMFG YES BUY IT! And if you can, send me a picture of it.....never owned one, but I want one....
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

These were common first cars back when I started driving in the mid-70's. You could pick one up in good shape for $500. However, these are now prized collector cars. They are beautiful cars, but they can be powerful (depending on the engine) and lack a lot of the safety and convenience features of cars built in the last decade. They were not designed for fuel economy. If being able to afford gas is a concern to you, this is not your car. It will also be expensive for a new driver to insure.

That said, you sound like a responsible young lady, having saved up a nice wad of dough, and if this is what you want, go for it. It's a classic car and a lot of people will be jealous.
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Honey, the '67 Mustang is a Dream Machine, and you have a built-in mechanic who is knowledgeable about the car! Of course you should buy it, and keep it for a VERY long time (at least through college). Guys will be drawn to you like flies to honey when you drive this car!
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

as a FIRST car, no way. dont mean to be rude, but as a younger driver, your more likely to get into an accident because your a new driver, and when you do the insurance is gonna total it because the amount it would cost to repair it would far outweight how much the car is actually worth.

as a first car, i would recommend getting something newer, more safe (big emphasis on that since your a new driver). as a personal taste, i would get a Camry. my first car was a black one, had all the necesities (ac, cd, 4 doors, and airbags). ran awesome for the short time i had it (got into a crash in it the first day i drove by myself because some illegal immigrant with no license took a left turn into me)
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #11
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

I don't think it is, for several reasons:
a) it has no airbags
b) it gets 10-12mpg
c) it has no ABS and drum brakes (at least in the rear)
d) it's RWD, which will spin in rain very easy, especially if it has original style tires
e) it has no real crumple zones
f) it's a dinosaur really, great for a collector, not for a 16-year high school student as a daily driver

I would recommend a 2006 Honda Civic EX.
http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...onda-civic.htm
http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/ov...da&model=Civic

Or a 2005+ Acura RSX Type-S:
http://www.rsportscars.com/foto/02/r...05_02_1024.jpg
http://autos.yahoo.com/acura_rsx_typ..._mt_w_leather/

*edit*
Go Honda/Acura or Toyota/Lexus, not KIA.

Here are some great choices used luxury options:
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...00&cardist=186
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...00&cardist=201
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...ag=1&cardist=2
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

Mechanically speaking, those were well built cars and outlast most new car by a country mile. It was the first car I owned when I got out of high school (I won't tell you when that was, but the car was new...lol), and 22 years later, it was the first car my son drove as a teenager. But as a car for a 16 year old girl? Well, you didn't say if you live in a city or smaller town, but there are people out there who will kill you at a gas pump just to drive off in your car. Times have changed, and not for the good. Get yourself a nice little Kia Rio, brand new, 100,000 mile warranty, no hassle, and you will have money left over. Classic cars speak to many people...they say "Steal me.".
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
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Would you say a 1967 ford mustang is a good first car for a 15 year old girl?

simply put..........no its not a good first car,
for everyones first car it should be something of very little value that you can go beat the hell out off until it dies, for some people they should do that for their first 5-6 cars then slowly work your way up to more valueable car, and being 15 not only can you not legally drive yet if you got it insured it would be through the roof
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