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2007 Ford Mustang

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2007 Ford Mustang Review

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Last year, Americans made the Ford Mustang the best selling convertible in the country, overtaking the long-time leader, the Chrysler Sebring. That was no small feat, considering the Sebring offers a bigger back seat, more trunk space and better fuel economy. But the iconic Mustang offers something even the most tricked-out Sebring can't - instant cool. That's because the Mustang convertible has somehow avoided the genderization we Americans seem to assign such cars. It is seen as neither too masculine nor too feminine, an attribute that allows for a healthy cross-section of shoppers for the V6 and GT trims. Of course, a price tag below $25,000 doesn't hurt, either. In the end, it's a sure bet that even a more expensive price wouldn't deter people from making this convertible number one.

You'll Like This Car If...

You'll like this car if you're looking for a sporty, four-passenger convertible that's a thoroughly modern take on a classic model. In the GT trim, the Mustang offers more bang-for-the-buck than pricier models from BMW, Nissan and Audi, all wrapped in a package that smacks of the red, white and blue.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Though better than the previous model, the Mustang's rear seat is still not as welcoming as the Chrysler Sebring's or Toyota Solara's. The lack of an independent rear suspension may offend some enthusiasts, as will the abundance of hard plastic surfaces inside the cockpit.

What's New for 2007

Two new packages, the California Special and GT Appearance Package, make the options list. All radios now feature an auxiliary input jack and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, while heated front seats and DVD navigation become welcome options

Driving the Mustang
Driving Impressions

Compared to the previous Mustang convertible, this new model is superior in every way. The rigid body results in far less cowl shake (the vibration seen in the dash and...

... windshield pillar when the wheels encounter a rough patch of pavement), giving the new Mustang a real sense of solidity. With the top down, there is moderate wind buffeting at highway speeds and, with the top in place, the Mustang's interior is surprisingly devoid of wind and road noise. The 4.0-liter V6 packs an impressive punch, even with the five-speed automatic. More importantly, the V6 returns a 28-mile per gallon highway fuel economy rating, though heavy-footed drivers may never see such a rosy figure. The GT's 300-horsepower V8 isn't very frugal with fuel, but it is the engine of choice for the boy-racer, providing blisteringly quick acceleration and a deep, burbling exhaust note that tells everyone exactly what's under the hood.

Spinner Alloy Wheels
Opt for the spinner alloy wheels on the V6 model - they look great and add a real touch of nostalgia.

Audio System
The optional Shaker 1000 six-disc MP3 player sounds amazing, though the trunk-mounted subwoofer does eat up most of the usable cargo space.

2007 Ford Mustang Details
2007 Ford Mustang photo Interior

Not content to confine its retro design to the exterior, Ford also looked to the original car to inspire the Mustang convertible's instrument panel. Large round gauges feature a typeface reminiscent of the first Mustang, but offer variable color lighting for a twenty-first century touch. Seating is first rate, but some of the plastics around the console, door panels and speaker grilles feel flimsy and hard to the touch. Because the convertible was designed in conjunction with the coupe, the improved body rigidity allows for a tighter sealing roof and less body flex. The snug-fitting top offers small rear pillars for better visibility and actually provides more rear-seat headroom than the coupe.

Exterior
2007 Ford Mustang photo

Styling details from the original and second-generation Mustang convertibles are strongly evident, especially in the grille, rear deck and side scoops. The Mustang's convertible top folds nearly flush when retracted, giving the car a clean, powerful profile. After nearly 25 years of history-making designs that included highlights like the 1968 Mustang and lowlights like the Mustang II, the new Mustang finally has a look that appears to have evolved directly from the original.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base Mustang convertible has a power soft top, glass rear window with defroster, five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, keyless entry, power locks, power windows, dual power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD and auxiliary jack, cruise control, tilt wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels and variable wipers. The GT adds sport seats, anti-lock brakes (ABS), fog lights, rocker panel moldings, 17-inch alloy wheels and traction control.

Optional Equipment

Options include leather seating, sport seats (V6), convertible top boot, Shaker 500 and 1000 sound systems with MP3-capable six-disc CD changer, five-speed automatic transmission, "My Color" instrument panel, alarm system, DVD navigation, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, front side-impact airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels with chrome spinners (V6), 17-inch Cobra wheels (GT) and a rear spoiler.

Under the Hood

For those not bothered by the lack of V8 growl, the V6's output is more than sufficient to get your blood flowing. Originally designed for use in the Ford Explorer SUV and Ranger pickup truck, the Mustang's V6 demonstrates a noticeable amount of vibration and harshness, and the single exhaust note just doesn't quite cut it - but the performance is remarkably good. The GT is clearly faster and more refined, and its V8 is one feature many male buyers wouldn't dream of sacrificing. Ford's three-valve per cylinder technology allows the big V8 to breathe easier, producing better low-end power without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

4.0-liter V6
210 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 (manual), 18/26 (automatic)

4.6-liter V8
300 horsepower @ 5750 rpm
320 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (manual), 17/23 (automatic)

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2007 Ford Mustang Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 1702 Ratings for the 2005 - 2014 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Wicked fast, reliable, built ford tough, mods? yes

By on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fantastic pricing for a powerful car."

Cons: "One year newer same model is much faster."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"If you never take the time to sit down in and enjoy the experience of a mustang, you'll never really understand why this car is so popular and loved by so many. With the aftermarket support for mods, the Mustang can reach unbelievable power and experience with low cost. The ultimate bang for buck."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A nearly perfect economy/budget sports car

By on Thursday, June 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,580

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "price, fun, longevity, gas mileage"

Cons: "tight in the backseat for kids"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my mustang with 2 miles on it on my birthday in 2004. Nearly 60k miles and 12 years later, I'm finally sitting down to write a review. I'm doing this to help any potential buyers for this year of stallion (2005). I put some performance upgrades into mine over the years like CAI and race tune to make it a little more fun. Before the additions, it performed just fine. I was amazed at how easy upgrades would be for a non-mechanic like me, thus I did them (also added premium wheels and exhaust). Black rides so smooth and has had no mechanical issues. In fact, my biggest issue has been the battery because I refuse to drive it in the rain! It sits in the garage much of its life now because of the Oregon rain. To sum it up, have fun and get one of these stallions. Look at the owner ratings and read the testimonials."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

One off.

By on Friday, June 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,585

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "One of a kind."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

with the top down and rear set covered. Drive as 2 seater or 4 seater with stock boot.

"Customized. Stored in heated garage winter months, Oct.- May eye catcher needs to be seen. Purchased for wife who is disabled and was not thrilled after first year. To much to list."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

with the top down and rear set covered. Drive as 2 seater or 4 seater with stock boot.

2014 Shelby GT500 Mustang Convertible - fantastic!

By on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Performance - stops, goes like a dream!"

Cons: "None!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Incredible car! - gratuitous power, stopping ability, options, and accessories - had it 3 years, 7200 miles, and I bought ultra high performance all-season Michelin tires - which improved the handling tremendously - lots more grip, lots more stability - with the original Goodyears, the back end would break loose if I gave it even a little too much gas - even at highway speeds - now it's a grown-up car! - I love the performance! - and, better yet, it's totally reliable - NO problems at the 3-year point! - thanks, Ford!!!"

We love this car!!

By on Friday, June 17, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Beautiful, and fun"

Cons: "A little hard on "bumps", but good on handleingd."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the second Mustang Convertable we have owned, both the 2001 and our 2014 were Ruby red. People regurlarly tell us how beautiful our car is. We do wash it and spray wax it every day. The 2001 we bought used with about 100K miles, we loved this car, and when we decided to up-grade, we found our 2014 for sale as a used car with 4400 miles.We could not resist. We go the car at a great and affordable price. We hope to keep this car untill we have at least 1,000,000 miles on it!"

Girls love it

By on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice body style. Excellent stereo.Fun to drive."

Cons: "Too much plastic inside."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The gears went bad in 2012 at 72,000 mi.Under warranty for 100,000 mi. Would have cost me $2300. Plastic writting fading on stereo. Has the Shaker 500 upgraded 6 disc. CD player.Sounds Fantastic. I only wish it had an I-Pod jack. Has a 16 gal. fuel tank. Only problem is. Seat gets soar after long trip. PS- You should get out and streach every 200 mi."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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