Remember the 2005 Mustang I reviewed a while back? The rental car I was using while the Miata was in the shop? I bought it. For $4500. Here’s what my money got me:

An car. In this case a base model 2005 Mustang V6 Convertible. Options ticked consist of ABS/Traction and the optional spoiler, as it originally began life as a rental car in Florida.

Air dam trim piece thing that’s falling off (going to do a Mach 1 style front spoiler out of garden edging, as many people do)

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Obvious air rifle misshap

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Obvious poor repaint

Scratches and swirled-to-shit paint. Going to have it buffed after hitting some spots with touch-up paint to at least make the fucker one color.

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So much brake dust. It’s insane. These pads are godawful.

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A door.

An interior.

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Another door, and a well-worn steering wheel and automatic shifter I shall be replacing with their leather-and-aluminum GT variants.

Shitty Chinese head unit I will be replacing with a Pioneer double-DIN non-touchscreen because fuck touchscreens in cars.

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And lastly, a donkey.

My plans for this car are to leave it mechanically stock, fix any minor things wrong with it (at this point it looks like strut mounts, a couple interior bits and bobs, and paintwork), freshen up the interior with a few new/updated/less worn-out parts then look at reselling it when convertible season hits us again for a profit. I still have the Miata, though with a bent subframe it’s not going to be driving any time soon, but it will be driving again, hopefully before this coming summer and the autocross season. I have not decided what direction to take the Miata modification-wise after its curb-hopping pole-hugging incident. Current options are to keep on with making it a nice daily driver or to strip it out and go full racecar, which would be nice but it has a perfectly serviceable interior and I’d hate to ruin it when there are so many shitbox Miatas already out there.

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Anyways, that’s my Mustang. Always made fun of V6 Mustang owners, now I have one. Go figure.