There's not much to dislike about the 2010 Mustang convertible, it's a pleasure to drive and provides plenty of 'fun in the sun'. The interior design (including the customizable LED lighting) seems way ahead of a 2010 car, it's sleek and very stylish throughout. It's not the most comfortable car for long distances, there's not a great deal of leg room at the back. Driving with the top up creates a surprisingly amount of wind noise - but you really shouldn't be driving this car with the top up now, should you? Ford have excelled themselves, I'm impressed. When it comes to replacing my 'stang I'll most likely be looking at a later model.
really nice car, but its bad in the rain...I travel alot, and I go up very steep hills, and even though the tires are new, I still slide and theres no grip! Even on the highway when its rains, you can feel the car slide! Had it for almost 2 years, and I'm trading it in...
The first Mustang I bought new and paid about $1900 for it ... that should give an indication of my age bracket (70+). I'm still working full-time so I get to drive it on business all over the state and happily get reimbursed for mileage. The neatest thing for travel is the premium sound system and Sirius satellite radio. The ride is a little stiff, but comfortable. Having owned four other sports cars (Triumph TR-3 and TR-4, Nissan 280Z and 300Z) I know that's a Fact of Life for this type of car. Dealer had put 45 pounds of air in all the tires, so each pebble in the road was felt ... dropped the pressure back to 32 psi per the owner's manual and the ride was more reasonable. Mileage is good ... averaging about 30+ MPG on the road and about 20+ around town. Small V-6. Only using "Real Gas" and not that Ethanol-degraded swill. As with all cars nowdays, lots of plastic inside. Was disturbed to find that the trunk can be opened with the button on the console even if the key is removed. When I get the time I'll re-wire the button to only operate when the ignition is on. Trunk has no provision for key-operated opening ... only the console button or the key-fob remote thingy. My wife and I really love it. I was a bit apprehensive about my wife getting in and out of it as she suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis, but no real problems ... just slow and easy. She still mostly drives our '05 Jeep Cherokee because of it's height it's very easy for her to get in and out of. Would liked for it to have a manual transmission, but even though she has always loved a straight drive, she would have had problems these days with a clutch. Can't wait for the leaves to turn in the Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC so we can put the top down and enjoy. Oh yes ... it's a flaming bright red color ... so I concentrate on driving in the right lane and 5-10 under the posted speed limit for obvious reasons. LOVE IT !!!
For those in search of an affordable sporty car whose styling has withstood the test of time, the 2010 Ford Mustang is a stellar choice. The Ford Mustang holds a special place in the hearts of automobile fans in the United States. It was the first of the "Pony Car" class of automobiles in America, dating back to the mid-sixties. These cars were noted for their elongated hoods and short rear decks. Mustang started a new class of American cars and led to the creation of competitors like the Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, and the Plymouth Barracuda. The Mustang has always had a youthful appeal, even after 50 years since it was first mass produced. The 2010 Mustang debuted with a revived sense of sportiness, ready to once again take on its biggest rival through the years, the newly re-introduced Chevrolet Camaro. The 2010 Mustang put the "muscle" back into the American muscle car.
Mustang fans know that the first Mustang produced was the 1964 _ edition that had car buyers swarming to Ford dealers everywhere. Its sleek design and name was said to have been taken from the P-51 Mustang fighter plane. The original Mustang was actually produced from many of the basic parts of the Ford Falcon and Fairlane that the automaker was already producing. Its introduction was overseen by Lee Iacocca.
The 2010 Mustang is a rear-wheel drive vehicle that featured Ford's AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control as standard equipment. The 2010 edition featured an upgraded suspension for a bit of a stiffer ride and less sway on hard-cornering. Less forgiving shocks give it a bit more of a sports car feel than previous years of this generation of Mustang. It provides a solid ride, but rear seats, as with most mustangs, are kiddie-size.
The 2010 Ford Mustang had an original list price that started at just over $25,000, and depending on trim levels, could exceed $42,000. This was slightly lower than its rivals that year, the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. Today, 2010 models can be found at or less than half of their original book value, and still provide the good-looking, sporty Mustang styling. This is a vehicle that was highly rated in multiple categories when it initially was introduced to the public, and it continues to get rave reviews.
While not receiving the wholesale changes of a new model, the 2010 mid-generation Mustang saw some significant improvements in both design and performance. Its exterior was redesigned to reduce drag, with new wheel sizes to provide a more muscular stance. GT models have an available 4.6L V8 that results in 315 horsepower. The 2010 Mustang also has had some significant interior changes that give a more refined, finished appearance from its predecessors. In homage to some classic Thunderbird models, this Mustang features the return of sequential LED tail lights.
Other design and performance enhancements include:
This year's model of Mustang comes in a choice of either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Depending on engine choices, horsepower can range from a modest 215 hp to a powerful 315 hp with the GT. Of course, engine choices will impact gas mileage: city driving produces a range of 16 to 18 mpg, and highway from about 26 to 28 mpg.
The 2010 Ford Mustang features a redesigned interior that sets it above most in its class. Ford redid the interior, upgrading it with more finished and higher grade materials. Seats are sporty and comfortable with a full console separating the front seats. The dashboard makes use of metallic materials with old-school style instruments trimmed in chrome. The sports steering wheel includes infotainment controls. Ford used a number of retro body styling elements to make this unmistakably a Mustang: