DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Kacie At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

May 29, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr san francisco DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Kacie At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

“At the time, it was the ‘it’ muscle car to have.”

The Ride
The Driver: Kacie
Car in Question: 2003 Cobra Mustang Convertible
Spotted at: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 1199 East Beach, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Odometer: 60,000
Car’s Nickname: The Beast


Q: Hi Kacie! Sexy car! What can you tell us about it?

A: It’s a 2003 Cobra Mustang. The 2003 was the first year of the supercharger mustang. It’s a convertible, so on sunny days, like today, it’s perfect.

Q: It’s gorgeous. Did you modify it in anyway?

A: Yes, with my modifications, it has 400 horse power, which I love. I have an exhaust system that makes it nice and loud, which is great and attracts a lot of attention.

Q: What’s it like having this car in the city?

A: It is a terrible city car because it’s really big and the turning radius is bad. Parking is a big pain, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my car.

Q: What made you choose this particular car?

A: I bought it in 2006. At the time the new model for Cobras hadn’t come out yet. At the time this was the ‘it’ car for muscle cars to have. I got lucky.

Q: Have you always liked muscle cars? Is this your first one?

A: My dad and I built my other car, a ‘69 red Mustang. We built it when I was 16. It was my first car. I drove it all through high school. When I went away to college, I had another Mustang convertible. I’ve only ever had Mustangs. I’ve had four of them. I still have the red one!

Photos and interview by Abigail Kira

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