A major upgrade over the previous model in terms of style, comfort, and performance, the Mustang's 2005 redesign takes retro styling cues from past iterations of the car, while bringing its driving dynamics into the modern era.
Handling is nimble and forgiving, but the ride is still stiff, which is not unusual for a sporty car.
Fit and finish of the interior remain unimpressive.
While the interior has a heavy dose of chrome and retro styling, with a dash and gauges evocative of earlier models, the materials look and feel low-grade.
Hard and thin plastics dominate throughout.
Among the pros are acceleration, handling and the V8's engine note.
On the con side of the equation are a rough ride, poor interior quality and limited trunk space.