Skip to comments.Ford Mustang is still cool after all these years
Posted on 12/16/2009 10:39:01 AM PST by JoeProBono
Now 45 years old and revamped for 2010 with new styling and more powerful V-8, the "pony car" that debuted in 1964 is strikingly muscular, more energetic than before and thoroughly cool for a modern buyer.
You dont even have to pretend to be Steve McQueen, the lead actor in the 1968 film "Bullitt" who famously drove a Mustang in one of Hollywoods best chase scenes, to enjoy the new Mustangs unique persona.
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This photo released by Ford shows the 2010 Mustang GT, (AP Photo /Ford Motor Co.,Sam VarnHagen)
1968 all over again.
I like Ford, I like the Mustang albeit it’s totally impractical for most people, but it’s funny that the car companies latest hot-rod offerings are made to look like their cars from 45 years ago.
Then again I ‘m done with driving cars - I am an SUV driver and if anything, I’ll be getting bigger and bigger ones in the future.
Don't try cornering in this vehicle.
That's because the guys that can afford them were teenagers 45 years ago. ;)
Enjoy the Mustang while it lasts. After Gore gets his way the Mustang will be effectively outlawed.
It is “again” cool, not “still” cool.
Remember the Mustang II and the early 1980s Mustang “revival”?
Not very fond of any of the 1990s designs as well, so I’d say the Mustang is cool AGAIN.
Is Ford going to screw it up again, like it did in the ‘70s? A Mustang has to have angles!
Actually, Ford has a V6 that gets 305 HP, and 30 MPG Highway. It’s the Eco-Boost V6. It’ll be standard in the 2011 Mustangs, I believe.
Whenever list the greatest American cars of all time the Mustang has got to be on the list.
What model is that one - the roofline appears different than others I have seen?
Is that a Pinto with a Mustang logo?
Nonsense. My '09 slalums up winding mountain canyons nicely and sticks to the road well.
2003-2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra aka: “Terminator”
“Nice car for going fast in a straight line. Don’t try cornering in this vehicle.”
I didn’t know Jeremy Clarkson was a Freeper?
If so, those are quite rare. Nice.
ford calls it ‘grabber orange’
and yes.. It’s not your everyday color. That’s for sure!
My dad had a ‘67 Candy apple red fast back....ohhhhh yeahhhh.
The retros are really neat but the original is still a fabulous looking car. There is a restored 1964 1/2 Mustang which drives around town when the weather is nice and I can’t take my eyes off it when I see it. After all these years, the original ponycar look has aged very well.
I autoX mine every chance I get
Love watching the jaws drop on the pretentious bimmer owners when I best their times...
Mustangs are not all about going straight.
That looks an awful lot like the 1967.
We have a 1964 1/2 convertible that my husband is restoring. It’s actually the second one. The first one was when we were young with a houseful of little kids, and really couldn’t afford it, so he sold it.
But he’s having a ton of fun with this one. Our grown kids and friends love to borrow it and drive it around when the weather is good.
I’m pretty sure the Mustang was built on the Pinto platform for a while.
Don’t know the answer to your question though.
I have one too and love it!
That picture is the automotive equivalent of Helen Thomas.
Love my red mustang as well!
Is yours a Cobra too?
I'd buy one...
The hatchbacks made nice drag cars.
The “Mustang 2” was a slightly restyled Pinto with the really crappy 2.3l 4 or the 2.8l v6 (the 302 came later and made about 130 hp) , many people within Ford wanted to do the 1974 mustang on the Maverick platform , very similar in dimensions to a 68ish Mustang, and a low cost car..
I’m a Chevy man, but Mustangs are cool
Hey, I don't pretend to be an expert but at least there is a debate on this topic. I think Ford, if possible, should offer it as an option.
But kudos for smoking the euro-trash Bimmers.
I resent being compared to that pretentious tea-drinking inbred.
But, since those guys seem obsessed with going around corners really fast....it isn't a surprise they didn't like the Mustang.
Usually in the eyes of the Euro-Trash if it's American it must be crap.
“I resent being compared to that pretentious tea-drinking inbred.”
LOL. No offense intended. You have to admit that your comment was the same as what Clarkson has been saying about every American car for the last 20 years. Despite Clarkson’s anti american attitude, Top Gear is one of my favorite shows.
Unfortunately... it gave me a new appreciation of the Sunbeam Alpine GT.
Actually I agree, Top Gear is fun to watch.
I loved it when they put the 500 on the dyno, and the little guy took a black sharpie and crossed out 500 and marked 489 over the white lettering.
Clarkson did pick the ZR1 as his car of the year, despite loathing Corvettes in general.
And their trip to the Salt Flats with the ZR1, CTS-V and the Dodge SR8 was amazing. They loved ALL the cars, which was quite amazing.
Great show and some of the most entertaining stuff on TV.
The 2010 looks like a Camaro IMHO. Or visa versa.
“Whenever list the greatest American cars of all time the Mustang has got to be on the list.”
Indeed. When my husband came back from Viet Nam, he bought a 64 1/2 fastback...baby blue with black pin stripes and spinner wheels.(Though there is controversy over the fastback being produced in 65 not 64) Mercy, it was hot! We decided to sell it for a station wagon and have another baby....shoulda kept the car!! lol
Some beautiful restored Classics to enjoy;
At the end of the show he said America had made three great (or words to that effect) cars.
I suspect these words were uttered under duress. Maybe the State Dept wouldn't give them back their passports until they saw a final cut of the program.
They really don't like American cars.
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