2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

The 2007 Ford Mustang is a 2-door, 4-passenger family coupe, sports coupe, convertible sports car, available in 8 trims, ranging from the V6 Deluxe Coupe to the GT Premium Convertible.

Upon introduction, the V6 Deluxe Coupe is equipped with a standard 4 liter, V6, 210-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The GT Premium Convertible is equipped with a standard 4.6liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission with over drive as an option.

The audio and HVAC systems are standard, but not up to the mark. New upgrades for 2007 GT is a California Special Package for GT Premiums, which includes unique trim, 18-inch wheels with heated front seats that are newly available options on base and GT models. A digital audio jack is newly standard. Coupes have split folding rear seatbacks. Leather upholstery is standard on GT Premium, Shelby GT, and Shelby GT500, optional on others.

A ride in the new Mustang is a breath of fresh air compared to the last one. The new car is better when compared to the last model, which had a boring exterior, a dreary interior and unsophisticated driving dynamics. The instruments are setuped in deep nacells that remind you of old Mustangs. In between the two huge speed and tech gauges are two smaller ones, which are the fuel level and water temperature gauges. The gauges are backlit blue at night.

The new Mustang's ride is smoother than that of the old one, the car has the ability to make you feel powerful, and you will feel like you are commanding an enormous engine. Lots of torque and horsepower (300) gives the vehicle excellent acceleration and gripping driving dynamics. However, the driving dynamics are still frequently crude--noisy and awkward, with the power's delivery often feeling brutal.

In test, the V6 coupe did a brisk 6.9 sec 0-60 mph with automatic transmission, but the transmission dulls passing response with reluctant downshifts, and V6 Mustang’s automatic lacks a manual shift gate. We can reach Zero–to-60mph in 5 seconds in a new Mustang GT convertible, so much power and this quick acceleration for this little money is a very rare combination. The 2006 Mustang is fabulous in handling. Engine power reaches the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. The GT is equipped with four-wheel power disc brakes that are significantly larger than the 4-wheel discs used in the standard Mustang. V6s has good cornering moves, but some testers fault slower steering, more body lean than a sporty car must have.

Fuel economy was not so great, at 12.9 mph during the test. The automatic-transmission V6 coupe averaged 19.3 mpg in tests, which included gas-eating performance runs while manual-transmission GT coupes averaged 14.6-16.3 mpg overall. Seats were very comfortable, but could use more side support for hard cornering. I would like to see ford install something like Recaro seats on the GT version. Sure, they would cost more, but it will attract more buyers.

In developing the new Mustang, Ford talked to people to find out their interests. What they want in the new mustang and how they want it to look. What were their favorite Mustangs? What have they not liked about Mustangs in recent years?

Yet, as Ford has pointed out, the great 1964 Mustang was not market-researched. Old-school Mustangs were built to be inherently attractive, and people fell for them or they did not. In the case of the current car, we feel that nods to the Mustang clubs are too obvious, and that the car's purpose is too transparent: The new Mustang is trying too hard to be an old Mustang.

The problem is not that Ford does not know how to build awesome sports cars; the $141,000 GT is phenomenal.

Very fun to drive. For a college girl it does attract attention. Nice ride, power driver seat, simple radio layout

Requires you to be a better driver in snow. It will fishtail and you will be stuck when others are going fine. For me this is a small price to pay for driving such a fun car.

Technical Specification
The Wheelbase is of 107.1 in.
Length X Width X Height: 187.6 x 73.9 x 55.4 in.
Tires: P235/55ZR17.CAR GO Volume: 13.1cu.ft. Economy:17mpgcity/25mpghighway/12.9mpgtest
Driver Airbag with Dual Stage Deployment
Front Power 292-mm X 30-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 300-mm X 19-mm Vented Disc Brakes
AM/FM Radio; CD player
In addition, you have special options, which you can upgrade if you want with
Anti-Lock Brakes
Wheel Locks
Shaker 500 Audio System
Price: $32,365 (includes $625 destination and delivery charge