10 things we learned about the Ford Mustang
23 September 2016
Author: Alisdair Suttie
|Key rival:|| Mercedes C300 Coupe|
|Model tested:|| 5.0 GT Auto Convertible|
|Price as tested:|| £41,580|
The original pony car has landed in the UK with right-hand drive. Is it any good, asks Al Suttie?
1 - A 5.0-litre V8 drop-top with waft-o-matic auto 'box arrived just as the sun came out to play. The perfect combo, you'd think.
2 - Well, yes and no. If all you ever want do is cruise around, the Mustang is nigh-on ideal thanks to lazy power and that drop-top.
3 - A shame you have to unhook a lever before folding the roof, which seems quaint next to Euro rivals' fully automated roofs.
4 - Loads of space for the driver and front passenger work well and the ambience is all very 60's muscle car.
5 - Some of the plastics have come from the 1960s too and let down the Mustang.
6 - Now, that engine. With 421hp, this is no slouch and sees off 0-62mph in around 5.0 seconds and hits 155mph.
7 - Love the engine, but the body control of the Convertible leaves a lot to be desired, namely the Coupe's stiffer shell.
8 - The soft-top Mustang hangs on gamely through corners, but it seems to tolerate this more than enjoy.
9 - Best to ease off and enjoy the ride, and driving like this will help preserve some semblance of sensible fuel economy.
10 - Tempting as the Convertible seems on paper, the Mustang Coupe is the one to have.