Found this on the 6th gen Mustang forum; and this story was found by a member on Facebook. Story goes that this 17 year old girl crashed “her” fully loaded 2015 Mustang GT with the 50th Anniversary Package while street racing....
She seems awfully proud posing next to “her” ruined $40k+ pony car. -_-
And you know what, I get it now. I get why most adults or older people in general despise youngins who get these super awesome(just a Mustang) high horsepower sports cars, or just cars that some have to work years or even decades to even come close to affording. I understand why you hate them, why you bitch about them, complain about them, its totally justifiable. Especially when something stupid like this happens. Some people just don’t understand or respect the value and cost of some things and the weight of the responsibility they carry. So on that note, let me be the one(probably only person here) to say, I apologize. :(
It’s people like this spoiled child that make me feel quite bad, even ashamed sometimes to have a new car; because lets be honest, in most cases, we didn’t earn it or deserve it. “Oh you passed high school, here’s your brand new car!”. That’s not how it works, that’s not how any of this should work. I agree, it’s just not fair, and I see now why this is such a heated topic at times. That’s not to say young people can’t have nice cars, but not like that. To pass high school shouldn’t require a reward of that magnitude. Working every day to make money to earn such things does. It should also go without saying, that all young people with cars like these should not be hated and despised, or left out and shunned because of what they have. They could possibly be humble or a cool person to talk to and get to know; sure there’ll always be that one person, but it can’t be helped. We all make mistakes, some worse than others. Some will learn from those mistakes, and some won’t. We’re only human after all.
This reminds me of my dad’s first car. His first car was a non-running ‘59 Chevy Truck that he bought with his own saved up money from working at a burger joint in Ohio. He spent an entire summer rebuilding the motor and putting the truck back together as his first car to ever drive. He worked his way up from that, to some other cars, including an AMC Gremlin, and many Beetles before buying his brand new ‘74 911.
What’d I do for “my” first car? I got a minty 2008 Saturn Astra as my first car as a Christmas gift from my mom, my god I was so thankful for that car I can’t even put it to words here. Then we sold it to my mom’s co-worker so that I could put it on a down payment with the help of my dad for a Focus ST. There’s a reason I seldom talk about the Astra and ST, and tell people my 944 was my very first car. Because it was the only car I bought, repaired and maintain, and insured with my own money from working my ass off an entire summer. And it taught me something else. It taught me how much more fun it is to work your ass off for something and then finally when the day comes when you can get the thing or things you want, how much pride, joy, and appreciation you realize goes into it, more so than simply being handed something like it was nothing. How times have changed...It can only get better from here right? I guess it’s a part of growing up.
But lets not simply blame it all on this girl, what about the parents? We can totally blame her for street racing and crashing, yes. The parents who go out of their way to buy nice things for their kids. Not that there’s any problem with doing that; I’ve heard it from many adults and parents alike including my own who want their kids to have more or have it better than what they had when they were our age. Good on them, making such sacrifices, that deserves so much lot of respect and applause; hell, that’s not even enough. You should wake up every morning and give your parents a big hug and a huge THANK YOU every single day because of what they do and they damn well deserve it. God knows I haven’t but it’s not too late to start. But there must be some modicum of common sense or safety must be applicable at all times, I don’t think this was one of them.
There are quite a few factors to consider in this situation. All in all, it’s a big responsibility owning a 435hp RWD pony car at such a young age, and if the story proves to be true, clearly she wasn’t up for such a responsibility. One simply does not jump into such a car thinking that it’s a breeze or easy to drive, much learning and experience comes before that. This story is such a big lesson, so many big lessons to young drivers wanting cars like these out there, myself included. This post simply can’t do it enough justice. Just go out there and be responsible, and smart with what you have, and even more so, appreciate what you have every single day you’re alive.
EDIT: More of the incident has been revealed! This took place in Puerto Rico:
50th anniversary fully loaded. It was 60k here in PR. She was racing, she spinned hit a wall then into the pole. Nothing really happened to her as you can see, and the car is fucked up. Good job Ford. She drove like crazy, I told her she will crash if she keeps like that... It didn’t take long. She also has a 2014 edge sport for “daily” . Insurance don’t work here the same as the states.Insurance will pay her car. She wants a Shelby or GtR now She die on those. And Even the doors got bent, back part also was hit, all airbags deployed.