1987 Ford Mustang GT
The Fox Body Mustang doesn’t always get the credit that it deserves for reliability, but it was a surprising success. The main thing about the Mustang GT 5.0 was the exceptional engine that was under the hood. A lot of the parts that were on the car were easy to fix and very affordable to purchase. This is why an entire generation of young people in the late ’80s and ’90s embraced this car so much (via Mustang Specs).
In recent years the Mustang GT has skyrocketed in value, and a new generation of enthusiasts are discovering it. There were a lot of fun cars that redefined the era but it was the Mustang that helped to reinvigorate the pony car segment. Ford was about to give up on the Mustang in the 1980s and focus their attention on the Probe, but it was the fox-body that saved the nameplate.