Mar 19, 2010
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $25,440
Likes

Great ex-Bullitt aluminum trim, handsome retro gauges, slick 5-speed, and heated seats. Quiet on highway, excellent brakes, good road feel for a sophisticated dinosaur.  Cool sequential rear turn signals.

Dislikes

210-hp V6 neither fast nor economical (I got 15.6 mpg in town—same as my 25-year-old Cadillac). Back seat same as it ever was. Spend more for the 315-hp V8 GT and get the noise you know you want.

Verdict

Nice evolution of retro ’Stang, but where do you go from here? Nobody wants a retro ’71… or Mustang II. This feels like a shrinking market, with green and electric econo-boxes waiting in the wings. But nobody’s ever going to say to your grandson, “Is that a first-year Prius? Cool.”

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
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