Jacin’s in pony car paradise

Jacin Weir and his Ford Mustang

JACIN Weir is straight up about his 2017 Ford Mustang.

“It’s a boy toy,” he said.

It’s also the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

“I’ve been saying I was going to own a Mustang since I was three,” he added.

“I love the shape and the sound of them.”

He knew it would take more than wishful thinking to be able to own one.

“I worked three jobs to get enough money for it,” he said.

This is the first “international” Mustang, as previously, these cars had to be imported from the USA and converted to right-hand drive.

As soon he heard the model was to be sold here he knew his dream was within reach. He put a deposit on one in April 2016 and picked it up from Hillis Motor Group in Wagga Wagga on June 3 this year.

“This was my choice instead of going on a holiday,” he said.

Has it been worth it? Yes.

“It’s unreal,” he said.

“It’s literally the best car I’ve ever driven. It’s smooth and a lot of fun. When you’re in it, it is like you’re not driving. Everybody who has been in it has loved it. My brother (who, at 27 is four years older than Jacin) is trying to con me into letting him drive it and I’m like ‘you’re not driving it’. He drives a Rodeo so it would be a bit of a jump up.”

The Mustang is powered by a 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ V8 engine with a six-speed manual gearbox, and its two stripes down the middle hark back to the golden age of Mustangs.

The independent rear suspension adds to the fun of driving.

“There have been days when I haven’t hopped out of it except to get something to eat,” Jacin said.

He said the car used about 13 or 14 litres of fuel for every 100km.

“If I give it a bootfull it gets a bit thirsty,” he said.

His other mode of transport is a Nissan Navara.

“The Navara feels like a heap of junk after driving this,” he said.

There was one thing he made a point of when he first bought the Mustang.

“The first song I played in it was Mustang Sally,” he said.

“It just had to be done.”

But has he played Vanilla Ice’s Rollin’ In My 5.0?

“Not yet,” he said.