I recently got the chance to drive the new S550 Ford Mustang out in California for a few days. It was not a press vehicle or even a new example, so this isn’t the typical review, but rather part of the “Rotten Rental Car” review series on Hooniverse.
Knowing that we’d be in Southern California, my wife and I recently sought out the rental options on a Miata for a taste of our familiar lightweight roadster to fling around through the canyons. However, we quickly realized that wasn’t going to work out for our travel plans. With a rental cost that was not much higher than average, the Ford Mustang (V6 with automatic in this case) emerged as a decent compromise between fun, affordability, and “practicality.”