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2007 Ford Mustang Review

This review was written when the 2007 Ford Mustang was new.

The Mustang delivers jaw-dropping looks and good power from its V8 engines, but can't match the interior accommodations of others in its class. If you're in the market for a sports car, also consider the Nissan 350Z.

The 2007 Ford Mustang, reviewers find, offers powerful V8 performance, reassuring crash test scores and a remarkable exterior that draws upon the model's long and storied lineage. The New York Times says, "Once, the Mustang captured the sense of fun and freedom that represented the best of American cars. Once again, Mustang -- now over 40 and having outlived its original competitors -- demonstrates Ford's determination to keep that spirit alive." The Boston Globe calls the Mustang "fun to look at, fun to drive, fun to just sit in and reminisce." Nostalgia isn't all the Mustang has going for it, however. The Detroit Free Press claims that the "Mustang is in many ways the embodiment of all Ford would like to be: stylish, affordable and exciting."

The Mustang comes in three trim levels: V6, GT and Shelby GT500. Each trim is also available as a Deluxe or Premium model. For 2007, Consumer Guide names the Mustang a "Recommended" pick, explaining: "Our Recommended label applies mainly to the GT versions, but V6 Mustangs also have some bang-for-the-buck appeal. They rival some sporty imports on price, though not agility, refinement, or overall quality. GTs deliver great 'go' for relatively little dough. GT500 offers even higher performance at a reasonable price, but its interior isn't as special as the rest of the car."

The Detroit Newscompares the Mustang with the Pontiac GTO "to get a better idea of their strengths and failings, and how they measure up against each other in a number of categories, from straight-line acceleration to ride, handling, comfort and amenities." The GTO wins in every category except exterior styling, but costs significantly more than the Mustang. Forbes finds, "The Mustang is an excellent value, offering more style and performance than most vehicles in its price range." For predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to other cars in its class, IntelliChoice gives the V6 a rating of "Average," the GT a rating of "Better Than Average," and the Shelby GT500 a rating of "Worse Than Average." The Mustang is also available as a convertible.

Review Last Updated: 5/6/08

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