My wife bought the new 2006 Mustang V6 5spd with Pony pkg. Now I will admit the car is a beautiful car but that is where it ends for me. I have been driving the car all week this week since I think she may be getting sick of it as well. She said it was easier to use our Malibu Maxx with all the stuff she has going on this week. Well here are my issues that make it very hard to even like the car, keep in mind this is the Pony package so it has the GT suspension and 17" wheels and tires: -Only way to get into trunk is with key or keyfob -Cramped and tight -Small glass areas make for confined space -Headrest on drivers seat tilts forward so far that it makes the seat the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in. You have to tilt the seat back so far just to make it so your head doea not keep hitting the head rest. -Steering feel is numb -Car never settles down in corners -Over dips and rises the front damping is perfect but the rear feels like a Buick. It is like you are driving two different cars at once. -Drives like a very large cumbersome vehicle, not nimble on it feet at all. -Interior is ridiculously hot compared to our Maxx. Only A/C fixes problem since air doesn't flow around car well. Leather interior sucks as does the smoking hot black leather steering wheel. -500watt Shaker sound system does not even sound as good as the stock radio system in my Maxx. -No tether for power outlet cover so it gets lost every week -Engine lacks any snap, feels like you need to plan every move ahead of time. -On several occasions we can't downshift to second gear if the car is moving at all. Of course dealer never notices problem so the car is fine in their eyes. -Exhaust makes the most aweful snap crackle sound for first two shifts. Sounds like an internal baffle. Makes the car sound like the biggest pile of crap as well. Of course dealer can't dup so it is normal. I guess that sums it up pretty well. I am trying to learn to like this car since we leased it for 3yrs but the car makes it virtually impossible. Whenever both my Malibu Maxx and the Mustang are home I will take the Maxx with no thought at all. The Maxx drives ten times better, is more responsive in both handling and power and feels like a car that is twice the size in terms of room. Plus for whatever reason, the Maxx does not get so hot that you need to use the A/C all the time just to keep from sweating in it. In all the Mustang feels like driving an old Hyundai Excel when compared to my Chevy Malibu Maxx. I really wanted to love this Mustang but I just don't think it will ever happen. I do love looking at it while it sits in the driveway, does that count?