2010 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible

Well, my initial impression of the Mustang's convertible top wasn't very good. I hit the little button to retract the top, heard whirring motors, and nothing happened aside from the windows going down. With the visors up, I couldn't see the two latches securing the front corners of the top to the windshield frame, and there was no warning light on the dash to explain why the top wasn't stowing. So long as I kept my finger on the button, those motors were laboring. Finally, I lowered the visors and (barely) saw the black latches against the black top. Once I managed to do my part, the top stowed and the fun began. Of course, an owner would know where the latches are.

It's too bad the Mustang convertible has so much cowl shake from the loss of rigidity and "character" from the live-axle setup. There's absolutely no reward from pushing this car on the roads around Ann Arbor. If you're just looking to go cruising with the top down, I guess it performs well enough, but there's no hiding the fact that this particular platform has been pushed about as far as it can be and that a more modern replacement is needed. Soon.

The Mustang is a lot of fun, but there are several better bets for a $36k+ convertible or roadster.

Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor

Brett T. Evans
I'd wager that the Ford Mustang Convertible is the perfect car, and I do mean that. This review outlined that there are better cars to drive for cheaper, but none that do are big enough (Mini Cooper Convertible) and none that are bigger are cool enough (Chrysler Sebring). This car is even a viable replacement for the family sedan. My mother drives one and she, my dad, and I just took a 9 hour road trip. Mind you, I'm 6 foot and my dad's 5'11" and I could sit behind him easily, although I preferred to sit behind my 5'6" mom. I am not flexible, so clearly the seats are big enough for those older than 12. It also swallowed enough luggage and supplies for a full week, including wedding clothes. It is, in short, a perfect balance of everything. And anyone who's ever driven convertibles should know to check the windshield header. This review was bogus.
This is the first review in which so many "problems" have been found with the 2010 Mustang. Personally I think you guys took your frustration with the weather and what not on the review. As for the convertible handles....please...anyone who's ever driven a Mustang Convertible knows excatly where things are. In worst case scenerio Ford does provide a drivers manual. Lame review in my opinion. Next time try not to bash the car because of a bad mood.

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