In coupes, expect a little more vibration and harshness than in a typical sedan, but most unwanted noise is filtered out—so you can simply crack the windows if you want to enjoy the V-8 sounds a little more. The back seat is roomy and comfortable! Muscle cars, pony cars, and affordable sports cars in general don't tend to have very great records for safety; but that's more due to the types of drivers they attract than to issues with the cars themselves. . The Mustang and the share a few traits — powerful engines, athletic handling, and a good reliability rating. Move to the back, and it's not anything to beam about. There's good trunk space, and the opening is wide enough for large suitcases. A redesigned Mustang is just around the corner, but the current generation carries on for 2014 with a choice of two engines and a manual or automatic transmission.
The safety-feature set is solid, too. As expected in a fairly large four-seat convertible there's a little shake and shimmy over rough patches of pavement, but no rattle and hum. New technology that includes track-specific software and mobile apps helps keep this muscle car modern, while four seats and a tolerable ride make it worthy of being a daily driver. So it's likely no big surprise that equipping the Mustang is kind of an adventure in itself, with lots of choices and plenty of option packages, whether you want a car that's flamboyant or understated, a comfort cruiser or a track-day special. Offering a choice between a conventional soft top and a folding hardtop, the 200 Convertible is also rather versatile.
Then, add a margin or profit dealers love the word profit of typically anywhere from 3% to 5% over cost to arrive at a purchase target price. It offers powerful engines, a good reliability score, composed handling, and good trunk space. It's standard on all but the base Mustang V-6. Outward visibility isn't great, particularly in Convertibles. The couple of really intense exterior colors introduced last year—Deep Impact Blue, and Gotta Have It Green—have been joined by a couple more conservative colors this year: Oxford White and Ruby Red Metallic.
Even with the performance upgrades, it's a pleasure to drive everyday. My wifes escape does that. Vibration is not normal other mustangs I ride in don't have this issue. This has been found with multiple roads in multiple cities. The engine and the handling is the main reason.
It gained 112 horsepower for 2013, making for an incredible 662 hp total from its supercharged V-8. Sound system is great and includes Blutooth via sink. But there is also some switch cutting off the compressor. It's one of the few sports cars that seats five, the back seats are unusually roomy, and it has a class-leading trunk capacity. You may think that the bright green color found on our test model is from a custom shop, but it is actually a factory offered color. Still though, good is good, even if good is just about to be replaced by better. This truly is the most potent factory pony car the Blue Oval has ever produced.
A new 9 volt battery will typically power a singlecolor unit for approximately 10-12 hours of use time. It's boldly aggressive in an almost import sort of way, and while this might be a boon for export sales it could be a bane for the model's outrageously loyal domestic buyers. Vehicle Overview The Ford Mustang is now in its 50th year of production and remains a sports car icon. The car is a real kick to drive. In 2010, the Mustang went under the knife for exterior updates, followed by the upgrade to the current drivetrain in 2011. I drove that Mustang to and back from Wichita to Phoenix, about 2300 miles and I was averaging 26. And from the side, rocker panels now are body-color.
Simply use the Invoice Price Report to determine the exact cost, making sure you deduct the incentives. That said, it has some drawbacks. V-8 models emit a gruff, throaty exhaust note and feel a bit like straight-line exotics. The Mustang's interior follows a design that clearly nods to the past—although it has a surprisingly modern set of materials, a wide center console, and plenty of soft-touch materials on the dash. E-mail Address First Name Last Name Username Password Re-type Password I would like to receive frequent newsletters By registering you agree: 1 That we reserve the right to terminate your account at any time.
This problem comes and goes. While the car was in for this service, I was advised that the dealer had installed a check valve in the coolant recovery system as per a Ford technical service bulletin. There's a little less shoulder room, too, so you'll need some cooperation back there. From this menu, you can also customize the gauge and bezel colors, adding to the personal touch. One other thing: There are also now three driver-selectable levels of steering effort—Sport, Comfort, and standard. This gives the Smart For Two Electric Drive convertible 47 horsepower and 96 ft-lbs of torque. Life has a way of forcing us to prioritize function over fun, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little of both.
For 2014, the Mustang makes subtle tweaks to ensure that the car stays on top of the competition, without upsetting the formula that works so well. This item is specially engineered to remain in place once installed, however it can be removed simply by removing 4 bolts should you need to. Additionally, some options are automatically included for certain vehicles. Be forewarned, this configuration means your rear view is partially blocked when the top is retracted. You might not have thought of the Mustang as a reasonably fuel-efficient vehicle a number of years ago; but times have changed. There is actually a choice of three engines available to the Beetle intender well, technically, four. Last night, I drove home in 48F weather up to 65 miles an hour and I can tell you that with the windows up, and heat on 100%, I would still have trouble keeping warm before.