A very quick and not at all scientific poll of people in my office has just confirmed that the Ford Mustang is the vehicle we’d most like to drive route 66 in.
Yesterday Ford announced the Sixth Generation version of the Ford Mustang 50 years since its original debut. The 2015 model has been redesigned with the old 1969 Mustang model in mind.
It will have a v8 engine and with options to upgrade the basic model including valve train and cylinder heads that bring 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
Here’s Fords Mustang Video
What do you think of the new Ford Mustang 2015?
Everybody loves a Ford Mustang! Everybody! Well everybody accept me… but I’ll get to that at later date.
We probably get asked for Ford Mustang hire more than any other vehicle in the World… its so popular we’ve actually taken the time to look through our pool of data to find the actual number of Ford Mustangs we’ve rented this year.
Firstly lets look at where our customers are collecting Ford Mustangs from from;
A whooping 73% of our customers who got Mustang’s collected within Florida or California, and when broken down even further 67% of these vehicles were collected from either Orlando International Airport or San Francisco International Airport.
Now lets take a look at which suppliers are actually providing the Ford Mustang.
Dtag (Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental) make up almost 75% of all Ford Mustangs provided to our suppliers, National Car Rental providing the least based on the amount of time they’ve been up for sale.
Alternative vehicles offered instead of the Ford Mustang are as follows.
The Chrysler 200 being the highest percentage of vehicle used as the alternative, however what did surprise me was the amount of Camaro’s being collected! Please note that the vehicles described above are not a guarantee of the model you will receive upon collection.
So have you guessed how many Ford Mustang’s were collected in 2012?
In 2012 usrentacar.co.uk customers collected over 2500 Ford Mustang’s within the USA!! This number represents just over half of the total amount of convertibles booked and considering that the Convertible isn’t even our most popular vehicle I think you’ll agree this is a massive figure.
Did you collect a Ford Mustang with usrentacar.co.uk in 2012?
Continuing on from last weeks Compare Car Hire – 4×4′s today’s comparison will look at Convertible vehicles with our main suppliers Alamo Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car and Dollar Rent A Car.
Alamo Car Hire
Mr D Wade collected on the 20th November from Union Square, San Francisco, California a Chrysler Sebring Convertible.
Mr Wade also stated
comfortable, economical and came with sirius satellite radio system which was great – cuts out usual useless normal american fm dj claptrap and adverts !
Chysler Sebring Convertible
Budget Car Hire
Mr B Dixon collected on the 7th November from Orlando International Airport, Florida a Ford Mustang Convertible
Mr S Wall collected on the 17th November from Orlando International Airport, Florida a Ford Mustang Convertible
Mr Wall Stated
?very nice to drive in a fantastic american motor
ford mustang convertible
Dollar Car Hire
Mr P Gibney collected on the 22nd November from Phoenix International Airport, Arizona a Ford Mustang Convertible
Very pleased with the service I received and the car was awesome.
ford mustang convertible
Searching through the last month of collections through each of the suppliers the most popular pick up is the Ford Mustang Convertible and all three supplier are now offering this vehicle.
Have you picked up recently and received an alternative to the Convertibles above?