• Nov 17, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Mustang teasers

We're less than a day away from hearing all the official details on the new 2010 Mustang and bits of information are still dribbling out on the interwebs. The latest is that we now have some purported pricing and option information on at least the Mustang GT Premium package. If accurate, the price of the GT Premium will climb by about $935 to $30,095, a jump of 3.2%. Looking at the equipment list though, it appears some new features are included in that price like 18-inch wheels that were previously optional and SYNC. Other standard equipment includes automatic headlamps, LED tail-lights and body-colored mirrors. If this information is accurate, one other annoyance of the 2005-2009 Mustangs has been addressed with an interior trunk release, something that was previously missing. Ford will be revealing everything very soon, so stay tuned.


[Source: MustangBlog]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I already have the DVR set to record tomorrow night!

      It's also my wedding anniversary, and my wife wasn't too happy to hear that I wanted to watch the unveiling. I guess I'll have to watch it on Wednesday morning.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't get me wrong, I do like the Mustang and think its a great retro car, but I also like the Camero and Challenger and would probably go that way with my money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Dave,

        If GM goes bankrupt and Chrysler goes under, does it really matter? I love the Camaro, but I think there are more pressing things to worry about than whether Ford is "desperate" leaking information. You should worry about whether the Challenger and Camaro have some kind of longevity. The Challenger, based on every review I've seen thus far, appears to be an update muscle car...lots of straightline, not so much when the curves come. The Camaro seems to have been a more thought out vehicle, a muscle car masking as a genuinely sporty vehicle, thus I'd expect more from GM than Chrysler...IF any of these cars make it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sounds like Ford is getting more and more desparate with their leaking information. Could it be the Camero and Challenger competition or the fact that they are down about 100,000 Mustangs in 2008, or a combination of both?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dave
        The proper way to spell chevrolet's pony car is not Camero its Camaro. n for those that want more power from the mustang v8, the reality is that not that manny people care if its slower than a camaro or challenger, all they want is a v8 mustang. plus the v8 mustang is just as fast as the v8 challenger RT according to motortrend the mustang is just .1 seconds slower, so pretty much this is a drivers race.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks the whole thing will hinge on curb weight? I mean a 400 hp Al 5.0 sounds great but what is that greatness if the damn car weighs 4000 LBS??? Watching very closely I am...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 4000 was sort of a metaphor. The shelby however is flirting with400
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh lol......the shelby flirting with 4000...funny lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not trying to troll here guys, but I really hope somehow Ford gives the thumbs up to a 6-speed on the V8. I just don't see how they can stay competitive without it.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Back to the sixties.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nice. but if ford wants to compete, the GT needs well over 300 horsepower. now they got base camaros with that type 'o power. :)

      just sayin
        • 6 Years Ago
        I bet it will have no less than 330hp. Hopefully it will have 350+
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh, and I'm super stoked that Grabber Blue is an option for 2010.

      My dream car has always been a 1970 Grabber Blue Boss 429 Mustang.

      I might not have a half a million dollars to buy that, but should be able to pony up for a 2010 Grabber Blue GT with the track package...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think the Boss edition Mustang is the only one they HAVEN'T done, so I wouldn't doubt that once the new Boss motors go into the car, they'll drop a 5.0L version, or possibly a 5.8L, and do that up with Grabber Blue. Boss 302 or 351, anyone?

        Where do I sign?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Boss was cool wasn't it? I bet this with a 5.0 in grabber blue done up with a boss 302 paint job would be pretty darn cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You know, even though they made so many models over the past year that most of us were sick of hearing the word Mustang, we still can't wait to see it. The Mustang still looks good but could use a refresh to compete with Camaro and Challenger. Someone at Ford applied some common sense by refreshing the Mustang, not redesigning it. Now if the big 3 could apply this concept everywhere. Looking forward to seeing it on Speed, DVR is ready.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know how it works on the Mustang. On the VW Polo there's no inside trunk realease, at least in the version I have, but there's a button that unlocks all the doors and the trunk. If the trunk does't get open in 30 seconds it locks again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please please please no 4.0 V6!!

      (1997) 4.0 V6 210 hp and 245 lb·ft
      (2006) 3.5 V6 263 hp and 249 lb·ft (better MPG too)

      The time for the 4.0 V6 to retire has way passed. With the 3.5 V6 in the MKX, MKZ, Edge, Flex, Sable/Taurus; why not add it to '10 Mustang. Hell throw that in the Ranger too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Also put the 3.5 liter in the Ford Explorer Sport Trac, or a proper Ranger crew cab. I'm cool with either. If only it got 19 mpg in the Explorer...
        • 6 Years Ago
        No problem. It's an I-6. :) Sorry, had to. I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see if Ford can give us a new base engine. But I will tell you that they've been running 3.7 V6s for the RWD Falcon...

      s13hybrid
      • 6 Years Ago
      Woah, wait, this may be old news to some, but they didnt have an interior trunk release in the 05-09 munstangs? How can you not put that in there, I mean all it is is basically a cable and lever.

      Anyways, I am not a huge fan of mustangs, but this sounds like a pretty good deal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        I think by "interior trunk release" they meant a little latch by the driver's seat-- not the glow-in-the-dark handle in the trunk itself that allows trussed-up bandits to escape.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        just to clarify:

        There is an emergency release handle in the trunk.

        What they are referring to is a trunk release on the inside of the car, either a lever on the floor, or button in the glovebox. 05-08 models, including mine, do not have this feature.

        While I recognized it as a cost savings, I always had the remote key fob with me, and I never really saw it as an issue. Just press the button on the key fob, trunk is open. (saves weight, reduces cost.... good things, right?)
        s13hybrid
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        I see that it is semi useless if you have keyless entry. But I just see it as a simple security measure. I mean what if your key remote broke, and the key hole on the trunk (if there is one) was broken for some reason. Unlikely, yes, impossible, no. There has to be a reason to have it, otherwise they would have just left it out on the new model.

        As far as weight savings, I doubt you would even notice. It just sounds like to me that someone just wasn't thinking about it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        As far as I know the emergency trunk release was federally mandated some years ago. All cars since I think around 2002 (?) are required to have it.

        They must mean the button inside the car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        the 05-09 dont have them, it is annoying, but i read someplace that they didnt have them because if you left the top down in the convert, someone could pop the truck and take anything in there. now, why couldnt none convert's have them? probably the cost of only doing it to one style was to expensive?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        I guess I see this cost savings as similar to the lack of a key cylinder on the passenger side door of, as far as I know, every car on the market.

        With the wide-spread use of remote key fobs to unlock the doors, why put a cylinder on the passenger side, no one ever used it.

        So, why not use the key fob instead of a redundant lever or button to open the trunk.

        Saves a pound or two for the hardware and the wiring, these are the things that add up, and why the Mustang is lighter then the competition.

        And, NO, i'm sure this was not an oversight, they knew what they were doing with this choice, and I for one thought it was a good idea.
        s13hybrid
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        dkw: Why put one on now if there is no need for it?

        I do not want to go on and on about this, it just surprised me that they didn't just slap one on there along with the fuel door lever (assuming there is one, and not a tabed fuel door). Especially since that was probably what they did on the new ones.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        well, I am almost positive they had it, remember the top gear video where they reviewed the Mustang, it had it in there....
        • 6 Years Ago
        @s13hybrid
        yes they already have it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is bad enough this car is launching with the "boat anchor" 4.6...but if it also launches with the horrible 4.0 V6...this car deserves to fail.

      There is no reason that a 4.0 V6 made today should only be making a pitiful and disgraceful ~210HP.

      The only engine appropriate for the BASE Mustang is the 3.5 with a six-speed...especially considering the BASE Camaro has 300HP...
        • 6 Years Ago
        You may think it deserves to fail but they've sold over 80,000 units this year and it hasn't failed in over 45 years of it's existance.

        How many cars can say that?

        So it looks like you're dreaming.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, Ford could sell a 175hp 2.5 I4 Mustang as the base
        Then a 275hp 3.7 V6 could be the next step, which could hold its own against the Camaro.
        The ZF 6hp21 would make a four cylinder Mustang useable/liveable, so long as the axle ratio was correct.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Boat anchor 4.6L? I think you mean the 5.4 in the GT500. The 4.6L is an aluminium block.

        By the way these pricing numbers are fishy. Serveral well informed Ford sources on TMS say they aren't correct.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess I just don't get Ford's approach to new models/redesigns. Why would you put a vehicle out there and then make major changes just 1 year later. Wouldn't it save money to have the 2009 and 2010 Mustangs be identical, then the 2011 be redesigned INCLUDING the engine? They did something similar with the 1995 when they switched from the 5.0 to the 4.6 and then the Mazda CX-9 engine changed from 2007 to 2008.

      Also, comparing the Camaro (spell it right guys, no more Camero!) V6 to the Mustang GT is absurd. The vehicles don't compete, in price, power, or efficiency. No doubt the V6 Camaro will spank the pants off the Mustang V6, but not the GT. SS vs GT, another story.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why would you put a vehicle out there and then make major changes just 1 year later.

        Money and a depressed maket. New body for 2010, new engine for 2011. Two "new" for the price of one.

        I suspect that Ford was willing to let Dodge and Chevy battle over the 2010 performance title and once they've show their hands hit the public with Ford's answer in 2011.
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