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2010 Ford Mustang Convertible

2dr Conv V6 Premium

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Benefits of Driving a 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible

The Mustang has always been one of the strongest performance values for the money. With a new 315-horsepower engine now standard on the GT model, plus a number of improvements that make the Mustang more comfortable and enjoyable to drive, it's a better value than ever. Meanwhile, the GT500 appeals to those who want a more exclusive performance Mustang because it adds additional exotic design cues, a high-power supercharged engine as well as numerous performance tweaks.

What's new for 2010?

The Mustang gets some very significant improvements that bring Ford's pony car a refreshed character. Changes include resculpted sheetmetal, a more powerful V8 engine in the GT model and a retuned suspension. The interior has also been upgraded extensively, with new materials and an all-new look for the instrument panel. The high-performance Shelby GT500 model inherits many of the same design changes as the standard Mustang, with the addition of the more powerful 540-hp engine that powered last year's GT500KR model.

Model Strengths

  • Classic pony-car styling
  • uncluttered interior design
  • ride
  • strong V8 performance value

Model Review

Just as Mustangs of years past, the 2010 model is available as a 4-passenger coupe or convertible, with a choice of V6 or V8 engines. The 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 is carried over from last year, but all Mustang GT models now get the 315-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 that was previously featured last year's special-edition Bullitt model. Both models now offer either a standard 5-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic transmission.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The fun stuff for this wheel-squealing car test in a newly-minted Mustang GT coupe from Ford occurs on Mulholland Drive, the famed ridge route winding across the Santa Monica Mountains above Los Angeles.

This new version of Mustang for the Class of 2010 represents a tire-to-roof re-make of Ford's classic pony car although it still looks unmistakably like a Mustang with that stretched hood and stubby tail, muscular body bulges and way-big wheels.

Exterior styling looks fresh and smooth yet familiar Mustang signatures have been retained -- the C-scoops on flanks, tri-part lamps on the tail and a shark's pointed nose with round headlamps.

That galloping chrome pony, traditional symbol of Mustang, mounts front and center on the grille.

And note the innovations of a modern design with round fender flares and a power-dome hood that crimps into the grille plus triple-element taillamps as turn signals which fire sequentially -- from inboard light to outboard light -- to indicate the direction of an intended turn.

Mustang tracks back decades in the history of Ford Motor Company to the original Mustang notchback coupe, which debuted in 1964 to set a generation on edge with envy.

Many iterations followed, from the first variation with Mustang Fastback of 1965 and a powerful 1968 GT to such muscle machines as the Boss 302 of 1970, 1984's Mustang SVO and a raucous Cobra in 1993.

Revised models of 2004 traced to a revival of Mustang in 1994 built off Ford's Fox platform, and performance models dubbed Shelby Mustangs after racing legend Carroll Shelby cap at the 2009 Shelby GT500.

The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) chassis with welded steel unibody construction carries front and rear subframes to mount steering and suspension systems. It has an independent front suspension with reverse-L MacPherson struts and a three-link live axle in back with Panhard rod.

A tower-to-tower brace from the Bullitt Mustang adds torsional and lateral stiffness to the chassis to improve cornering ability when rolling on optional 19-inch rubber.

The sculptural body styling on Mustang 2010 is smoother and slicker in aerodynamic efficiency to reduce drag.

Wind test data from Ford reveals the new body design pares aerodynamic lift at the front by 23 percent over the previous model to improve steering feedback as aerodynamic drag drops by seven percent. Further, the new design trims wind noise by 12 percent -- so it becomes a quieter car when moving down the road at highway speed.

Mustang's cockpit also gets a make-over with a new chiseled dash design.

Layout is classic to Mustang with twin seat positions marked by symmetrical instrument panel on a horizontal dashboard with dual arching brows above aluminum face plates.

There are form-fitting buckets up front and a carved-out jump seat in back with fold-down seatback.

A revised ambient lighting kit in the cabin illuminates door pockets, cupholders and footwells, while the optional MyColor color-configured instrument cluster brings 125 color choices for backlighting of dashboard instruments.

Fresh accessories range from a reverse-view video camera to Ford Sync with voice control over in-vehicle phones, media players and USB storage devices, and Sirius satellite radio and satellite navigation through Sirius Travel Link.

Issues of personal safety in the new Mustang are addressed with strong structural elements and energy-absorbing crush zones front and rear plus a variety of active and passive safety systems aboard. All versions contain dual-stage frontal air bags for front riders plus seat-mounted side air bags up front.

Equipment promoting active safety includes rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes tied to an anti-lock brake system (ABS) and all-speed traction control (ASTC) coupled with Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability control (ESC) device. Ford constructs the 2010 Mustang in two versions characterized by engine size.

Mustang V6, the price leader and volume model, stocks a V6 engine while Mustang GT draws from a powerful V8. Standard is the single-cam aluminum-block V6 displacing 4.0 liters and pumping 210 hp at 5300 rpm with torque of 240 lb-ft at 3500 rpm.

Mustang GT has an upgraded 4.6-liter aluminum V8 with electronic throttle control and variable camshaft. It rips to the heady mark of 315 hp at 6000 rpm and pushes the torque out to 325 lb-ft at 4250 rpm.

The V8 links to a Tremec 3650 five-speed manual gearbox, while the V6 uses a Tremec T5. Optional for either plant is a five-speed automatic using a Ford transmission which shifts cleanly and quietly as directed from a console-mounted stick.

Model designations for Mustang divide further by trim packages -- standard or premium.

Mustang V6 standard gets the V6 engine and five-speed manual shifter, stainless steel single exhaust and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels plus cabin equipment like power windows and door locks, dual power side mirrors, remote keyless entry, manual air conditioning, cloth fabric seat upholstery and a stereo kit with single-disc CD deck.

Mustang V6 premium adds six-way power for the driver's seat, leather seat surfaces and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim for dash, pedals, scuff plates and shift knob, a six-gauge instrument cluster with MyColor customization, and a Shaker 500 audio system with eight speakers and six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability.

Mustang GT upgrades to the V8 with twin exhausts, dual foglamps, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels and cloth seat upholstery with a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Mustang GT premium gets the Shaker 500 audio with a six-disc CD deck and sport bucket seats covered in leather.

Track packages for the GT enhance brakes and add heavier suspension springs and shocks, set a 3.73:1 axle ratio with carbon plates in the differential and install 19-inch aluminum wheels with Pirelli summer tires.

Ford trims MSRP figures for the 2010 Mustang to $20,995 with a V6 or $27,995 for the GT. The premium package lists for $3,000 and an automatic transmission runs to $995.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion 5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/60,000 Miles

Ford Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Manufacturer's 7 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty. See dealer for details.. See dealer for details. Rental Reimbursement $30/day.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 model years or newer / less than 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 172
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $100

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