|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$25,440|
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.
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.
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|
|Fun to Look at|
Mar 19, 2010