When it came to getting a car for my son’s 17th birthday, I thought it would be nice to get a Ford Mustang. It seems to have a decent running cost unlike my German car. And the car seems to be a bit of a looker for the younger crowd. The car also has a bit of pep. The eight cylinder version is a beast and I think it is a bit much for a brand new driver. The six cylinder still has a lot of pep and makes me feel like it won’t get my son in trouble. The manual transmission on the Mustangs are pretty poor, but I thought it was a good experience for my son to learn how to drive a stick shift. Driving a stick shift may also be a good way to keep his hands off the phone while he is driving also. Looking at the service records for the typical Mustangs, it seems they really only need an oil change on a regular basis. There is not much in the way of electronics and sensors that goes bad on these cars. It also seems like there are a lot of parts on the after market to fix any issues. The car is a bit noisier and the ride is a bit rougher than what I am used to in my cars, but I think for the young kids its part of the experience of having a Mustang.