We now know that model year 2015 ushers in an entirely new modern-day Mustang with unprecedented styling that I'm still not quite accustomed to, which makes me all the more appreciative of the current model. If Ford is worried about the competition provided by the Camaro, this would not only be a shot across their bow, but rather a nuclear bomb being dropped. A variable steering setup allows for a lighter comfort mode, or a heavier feeling sport mode. Skip to details on the: New for 2014 All Mustangs have revised instrument cluster graphics with a cleaner design, according to Ford. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage.
You can feel the power from the Solid Rear Axle. I did some research as to what I wanted, I knew I didn't want brand new. However, the Mustang isn't flawless. In some situations, like crossing railroad tracks, it does give a wobble, a result of the ancient live rear-axle suspension setup. 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.
The large shaped piece over the window controls, keeps popping out. Within the pony car triumvirate of the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang, the Ford feels the tidiest and lightest on its feet. A one-touch button to drop the top would be a fancy addition, but like everything else in the car, some effort is required. 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. An impressive number considering the fact that the 4.
Find the Best Car for You Search for a Car Already know what you are looking for? The door armrests are soft-touch, mind you, as are the door inserts, but my bony elbows don't hang so low and therefore they got the sore treatment brought about by those hard door uppers. Such is the case of the 2014 Ford Mustang. The local dealership was lousy about fixing it. Introduced several years ago, it allows for variable steering settings so drivers can customize the feel of their own Mustang. Just because the Mustang V6 Convertible is powered by the base six doesn't mean it's boring however, as the car's 3. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Thankfully our tester is not hindered with the MyFord Touch infotainment system, but we still find that pairing a phone via Bluetooth to be a frustrating affair.
Took Lee in under the 90 Day dealership warranty. It's also worth noting that the Mustang's selectable-effort power steering accommodates a driver's preference for feel and weight through the wheel. After about two weeks I found a small hole in my top, drivers side and 5-6 inches up, it was shaped like a little finger nail. However, these swansong models are also often the best equipped and fully sorted. I did have her detailed as the dealers just don't do justice for a wash.
Agile handling and good brakes, a tolerable ride and comfortable seats, easy access and a good view out all contribute to a satisfyingly enjoyable drive. Competitors include the Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Chevrolet Camaro. We recommend opting for the manual transmission, as it's easy to drive and gets the most out of whatever engine it's attached to. In government crash tests, the Mustang earned an overall safety rating of , with four stars for total front-impact protection and four stars for total side-impact protection. One feature the Mustang lacks is a telescoping steering wheel, though thankfully most drivers should be able to find a comfortable seating position.
Both coupe and convertible body styles can accommodate four adults, but rear passengers will be cramped, so if you regularly carry around more than two people, the other pony cars are a better bet. Interesting to note is the fifth and sixth gear ratios, which are clearly designed with fuel economy in mind, putting the engine speed below 2,000 rpm when cruising on the highway. With a little mood music or a good playlist it turns a commute to a mini vacation. While the Mustang isn't the most dynamic car in the class, it feels well-controlled and agile on winding roads and through turns. The dealer says it's not holding a vacuum.
The package adds a set of carpeted front floor mats embroidered with the Mustang Club of America logo too, although don't look for them in the photo gallery as yours truly forgot to remove them from their plastic pre-delivery pouches hidden within the dark recesses of the trunk. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. It's also available with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Here you'll find a 3. Oil gauge says I need to change oil.