2009 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Premium

Sam Smith David Gluckman

There are two ways of looking at the Mustang's lack of progress in recent years: on the one hand, you can deride it (as many do) for its used-to-be-retro look and retro-in-a-bad-way mechanicals. On the other, you know exactly what you're getting when you hop into what is still the most entertaining model in Ford's lineup, and there's something comforting about that. Still, like everyone else, I hope that 2010 brings many of the refinements and improvements that the Mustang sorely needs.

This car wore horseshoe-shaped 45th anniversary Mustang badging on the front fenders in place of the GT logo. For once, it was nice to see a Mustang GT without the standard rear spoiler (a spoiler-delete option is available). It gave the car a more subtle look, without some of the bolt-on tackiness that Sam complained of. I just wish there was a delete option for the silly color-changing interior lighting, which luckily can be turned completely off if so desired. Hopefully the next Mustang will be sold on its own merits and not need to rely on gimmickry like this.

David Gluckman, Web Producer

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