1995 Ford Mustang

Clinging to the old adage of “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” Ford retained what worked in terms of design and performance while still offering a little extra. This was especially apparent in the 1995 Mustang, which shared the same basic styling and design of its 1994 predecessor in addition to improving upon the already popular model.

Just as the model itself stayed fairly unchanged, so did the Mustang lineup. With the reintroduction of the successful Cobra R from 1993 and the addition of the Mustang GTS, Ford was able to retain the desired aspects of the Mustang design in terms of style, power and affordability while providing fans with enough to make it popular for yet another year.

1995 V6 Mustang
While the 1995 Mustang lineup did see the addition of the Cobra R and Mustang GTS, the vehicle didn’t undergo any major changes with regards to style or performance. Despite the lack of significant changes, the vehicle was still wildly popular among Mustang fans.

In 1995, the base price for the standard coupe was $14,530, with the convertible beginning at a slightly higher $20,995. The basic V6 included in the bare bones model left consumers wishing for more in terms of horsepower.

1995 Mustang GT
In terms of design, the Mustang GT was fairly similar to the base model with a few slight differences in the styling of the interior, and some changes to the overall design. The inclusion of a powerful V8 engine made the Mustang more of the pony car that fans had grown to love.

In keeping with the increased power and design changes, base price for the Cobra coupe in 1995 was $21,300 while the convertible started at $25,605.

Not known for its race car engine due to a lack of acceleration and smooth driving at high speeds, the base model Mustang still provides a nice drive for daily commuting with a more gas-friendly 3.8 liter V6.

Due its larger V8 engine however, the Mustang GT is race-ready, with more power and a quicker acceleration in addition to a deep rumbling that any pony car enthusiast could enjoy. The GT also enjoys a few extras that attract buyers, such as standard anti-lock brakes and a four-wheel disc brake system providing the braking ability to keep this powerful car under control.

Manual and automatic transmissions are available for both the V6 and V8, though the manual comes standard on the base model and the GT. Both perform equally well with the Mustang engine, making the choice a matter of preference for the driver.

The chassis of the 1995 is one of its most striking features, providing plenty of performance and control for both professional and new drivers alike. The chassis offers enough support and balance to allow seasoned drivers to push it to the limits of traction and control while still offering a smooth, safe ride for the less adventurous driver.

Not all brawn, the Mustang enjoys a rich history as well as unique styling that have combined to make it a popular car throughout the years.

Old Mustang fans will appreciate the similarities between the original Mustang and the 1995 model, such as the side scoop, trademark taillights and the galloping pony on the grille that has become synonymous with the power and style of the Mustang.

The shorter body of the 1995 Mustang gives it an edge over its competition by making driving and parking much easier, while two different body styles and levels of trim make it easier for consumers to fit the car to their needs. The two levels of trim look very similar, but some obvious difference are the addition to a trunk lid wing as well as larger wheels on the GT.

Both GT and base versions are offered for the coupe and convertible, with the convertible featuring a power top with a small compartment for easy storage. While the convertible model obviously exposes the passenger to more noise, both models greatly reduce unwanted noise.

Just as sporty inside as out, the 1995 Mustang doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style. The GT enjoys a little more comfort with roomier seats and a slightly different interior, while the base model has basic seats that offer little more than simple support and comfort.

Made with top quality materials, the interior aims to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. The driver’s attention is drawn to the round double dashboard of the center console, with the driver’s side dashboard featuring simple, graphic instrumentation. The easy-to-use controls for the climate control, system and radio are all housed in the console along with the shift lever. However, the lack of illumination in the interior was a slight drawback to the window and door switches/locks as it made nighttime use more difficult.

Passengers enjoy the interior, which offers enough room for everyone to enjoy a degree of comfort, including riders in the backseat. The coupe offers slightly more room than the convertible due to the storage required for the top, so consumers looking for the most possible space generally choose the coupe.

While some were not quite satisfied with the styling of the Mustang and others craved more power, the 1995 Mustang is an outstanding vehicle overall. The 1995 Mustang was a true pony car like its predecessors, and Ford included more power in later models to provide consumers with what they want. While the V8 clearly offers more power over the base model, the 1995 lineup provides consumers with choices that offer both power and style. Ford has delivered yet again with the 1995 model, offering a stylish and sporty car at a price that consumers can afford.

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    Posted by on August 15, 2006