We just finished our trip to the States - it was fantastic. We ended up with a 2017 Mustang with less than 1000 miles on the clock. We didn't get a V8 unfortunately, however we did get the 2.3 litre turbo model (available for sale in NZ) which was arguably just as much fun, albeit without the V8 noise. We enjoyed a road trip of almost 2,500 miles across the west coast, taking in LA, San Fran, Tahoe, Vegas, the Grand Canyon, then back to LA, with many stops in lesser known small towns along the way. My favourite would have to have been Williams, Arizona - the last town to be bypassed by the I40 in the 1980's, with the old Route 66 still running down the main street. An amazing little town - a real slice of old time Americana with the nicest people.
Hope you went to Sacramento, Yosemite, Death Valley while you were there. We did :) And can echo the niceness of the American people.
Really wanted a Mustang convertible for our trip, but were put off by the lack of boot space. So we ended up with a Hyundai Elantra. Good and practical, but not the same :(
Yes we did go to Sacrimento, Yosemite and Death Valley! Unfortunately we drove down the east side of Yosemite (from Tahoe through to Bishop) and access to the park from that side was still closed due to snow etc, so we didn't get to go into Yosemite unfortunately, but the lady at the Lee Vining information centre gave us some alternative sightseeing options which were almost as stunning.
The trunk space in the Mustang really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. We got two decent sized suitcases in there with minimal effort, and there was room left over for a couple of duffel bags.