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2010 Ford Mustang revealed early on Ford's own website!


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Everyone here at Autoblog has been patiently counting down the seconds until 12:01AM EST tonight when Ford\'s embargo lifts on the 2010 Mustang. At that time we can tell you all about the new \'Stang as well as share our official high-res images and live shots that we took when invited to see it behind closed doors last week. Well, thanks to Ford itself we don\'t have to wait that long to give you a full featured sneak peek. The Blue Oval has already updated its official micro-site for the 2010 Mustang with a few wallpaper images (see gallery below), a CG video and the pony car\'s official order form that gives up the entire goods on each model, their standard features and optional equipment. You can try out the car in different colors.

We\'re still going to wait until 12:01AM EST to release our mother load of Mustang content (at least for now), so come back at midnight to read all about the changes to America\'s favorite muscle car and view our high-res galleries.

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I sort of hoped that the new 3.5L V6 would've made it into the engine bay, but oh well.

It looks great. I really like the rims selection and interior color choices.

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I like, still no 6-spd manual and IRS, though. I like the styling overall, some odd details (the bottom corners of front fascia on the GT are odd).

Nice to see Sync available, the 'soft touch' interior trim sounds like an improvement. I like the wheel choices and color choices.

If the economy looks better in June '10, maybe I'll get a Sterling Gray Metallic GT premium convertible w/ the Brick Red seats and a manual for my birthday...midlife crisis car.

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I like the exterior more than the current, and the interior is a big upgrade. Nav system and Sync are nice features.

The 4.0 V6 has to die, should have had the 3.5 liter unless they can't longitudinally mount it. The 3.0 V6 can be used in rear drive, and makes 240 hp, that would have been a much better choice than the dated and thirsty 4.0 liter.

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This will be my first new car hopefully. I'm surprised about the lack of a 5.0L and a 3.5L though...I thought both were coming in 2010?

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I sort of hoped that the new 3.5L V6 would've made it into the engine bay, but oh well.

It looks great. I really like the rims selection and interior color choices.

Next year for the 3.5 and 5.0. Marketing figures people will buy the '10 Mustang just on the new looks alone, and another wave of buyers in '11 for the new powertrains.

BTW, I think it looks good too, and the wheels are gorgeous.

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This is very reactionary... (as a result of the Camaro & Challenger intros.)

Reminds me of the "Stallone" design language that was proposed for MY94

& then toned down for production, except this time the aggressive lines

were not watered down nearly as much!

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funny they put the V6 and V8 pics at different angles.

the v6 is a sad choice.... but when they get the new ones, yes, another wave of buyers...

overall, yes, it looks better, though not a huge difference...w/o them side by side.

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It looks nice, but I feel like it will look old quickly, since it really isn't much different than the 05-09 models. It really looks like some sort of aftermarket or Ford accessory package made for the 05-09.

Like I said, it looks nice, I'm just sort of underwhelmed. We knew it was just a refresh, but I'm just left thinking it could have been much better. The interior is a similar story. Improved, but in the end not improved by 4-5 years.

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Honestly... very well done... if I was in the market for a performance coupe, this would probably win my purchase. Stylish without being overplayed... and it doesn't have that "redneck" heirs about it either (sorry Camaro worshipers...)

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It looks nice, but I feel like it will look old quickly, since it really isn't much different than the 05-09 models. It really looks like some sort of aftermarket or Ford accessory package made for the 05-09.

Like I said, it looks nice, I'm just sort of underwhelmed. We knew it was just a refresh, but I'm just left thinking it could have been much better. The interior is a similar story. Improved, but in the end not improved by 4-5 years.

Also it's a very GM move to introduce a new or refreshed model with dinosaur engines. The V6 and V8 in the Mustang were ancient in 2005.

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As ever since its inception, Ford sticks to the Mustang formula. They've remained tried and true, and it still works. Nice job on a good looking car, Ford.
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I'm liking it..I like the new contours...looking forward to seeing it person. I've liked Mustangs since I was a little kid riding in my Dad's '69. I've had 3 Mustangs over the years, time for another one sooner or later.

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Next year for the 3.5 and 5.0. Marketing figures people will buy the '10 Mustang just on the new looks alone, and another wave of buyers in '11 for the new powertrains.

BTW, I think it looks good too, and the wheels are gorgeous.

Well, I guess 2011 it is then. I want a 5.0!

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The Camaro is dead in the water.

It can't compete with the technology in the Mustang.

The Mustang has synch, bluetooth, sirius, etc. The Camaro has BS retro gauges and an interior ugly enough for a Pontiac.

The Camaro, on the other hand, has IRS, 6 speed transmissions, and over 400 hp available. I'd like to get all the hardware and electronics in one car.

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The Camaro is dead in the water.

It can't compete with the technology in the Mustang.

The Mustang has synch, bluetooth, sirius, etc. The Camaro has BS retro gauges and an interior ugly enough for a Pontiac.

The Camaro has bluetooth and XM. So, that leaves sync... bummer(?)

What other "technology" are you refering to?

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Ford probably did think they'd get buyers in 2010 with the new look, and then wait a year for new engines but that is typical Detroit and a bad idea. Aside from the Camaro, the 370Z is new and has 330 hp, and the Genesis coupe is coming. Competition is tough, they should have had the 3.5 liter V6 this year at least. Waiting on the 5.0 V8 doesn't matter as much since it will be lower volume.

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The Camaro has bluetooth and XM. So, that leaves sync... bummer(?)

What other "technology" are you refering to?

Navigation and come on Synch vs Bluetooth??? no comparison. Also, the Mustang interior looks modern and techie and the Camaro looks like a G6 crossed with a 1970's car.

The Camaro interior sucks butt. Why wait so many years to bring back the Camaro if its not going to be stunning in every way? Its really just another reason why GM is failing.

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Ford probably did think they'd get buyers in 2010 with the new look, and then wait a year for new engines but that is typical Detroit and a bad idea. Aside from the Camaro, the 370Z is new and has 330 hp, and the Genesis coupe is coming. Competition is tough, they should have had the 3.5 liter V6 this year at least. Waiting on the 5.0 V8 doesn't matter as much since it will be lower volume.

Ford did the same thing with the Escape/Mariner and it hasn't seemed to hurt them any.

I agree with everyone, the D35 would have been nice to be available. But I think that there were two things precluding that, one of which you named: (1) the D35 has never been longitudinally mounted, and (2) Ford has to get rid of those 4.0s somewhere.

Also, if the GT will be lower volume, it won't be much lower. With every Mustang iteration, I've seen almost as many GTs as V6's. Can't blame the buyers, really.

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Navigation and come on Synch vs Bluetooth??? no comparison. Also, the Mustang interior looks modern and techie and the Camaro looks like a G6 crossed with a 1970's car.

The Camaro interior sucks butt. Why wait so many years to bring back the Camaro if its not going to be stunning in every way? Its really just another reason why GM is failing.

How is the Mustang interior techie and modern? Because it has a NAV screen? Sorry, but any interior that doesn't have an integrated center stack is not modern, and a NAV screen does not make it techie.

If you don't like the Camaro's interior because of it's design, fine, but at least the interior is designed with an integrated radio and HVAC controls, rather than the Mustang's 1990's "make a box and plop in the radio and HVAC" style interior.

If anything, I would say the Camaro's interior has a more "techie" feel... aside from NAV there is nothing that looks techie on the Mustang's interior, and the Camaro at least has the, IMO, cool looking ambient lighting all around.

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i think we'll actually see the 3.7 in the mustang. and the 3.7 is still a bit new.

The 3.5 Ecoboost that's supposed to have 340hp and is supposedly coming in '10 would be a sweet option, IMHO...

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3.5 liter Ecoboost would be a great option, especially if it gets near 20/28 mpg like the non-turbo version does. Even at 18/27 mpg and 340 hp, that is pretty solid. Getting it longitudinally mounted is probably the only challenge there.

I would guess the GT would drop the 4.6 V8 if ecoboost comes available. I thought the 5.0 V8 was supposed to be a "Boss" Mustang or something above the GT trim level.

And this interior is better than what the Camaro has judging form the pictures.

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3.5 liter Ecoboost would be a great option, especially if it gets near 20/28 mpg like the non-turbo version does. Even at 18/27 mpg and 340 hp, that is pretty solid. Getting it longitudinally mounted is probably the only challenge there.

I would guess the GT would drop the 4.6 V8 if ecoboost comes available. I thought the 5.0 V8 was supposed to be a "Boss" Mustang or something above the GT trim level.

And this interior is better than what the Camaro has judging form the pictures.

I would assume by '11 there will be a trim level between the GT and the Shelby GT500...probably a Mach 1 or Boss 302 (if they do a 5.0 V8). Maybe something like 400 hp.

The interior looks quite good from the pics, I like the color choices for the seats, the gauge arrangement, SYNC, etc. And if the plastics are better quality than the current car, so much the better..

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Just because YOU think it, doesn't make it true!

I'll have to wait until I actually sit in each to really judge the merits of each interior...I'm sure each w/ have it's plusses and minuses.

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I sort of hoped that the new 3.5L V6 would've made it into the engine bay, but oh well.

It looks great. I really like the rims selection and interior color choices.

I also would have preferred a new V6 engine......but it's very likely they stuck with the 4.0L for cost reasons.

Also, surprisingly, the 4.0L is quite a strong runner.....I've driven quite a few of them and they seem way stronger than their 210-hp rating.....and gruff as they are, they move out quite smartly. I believe the car rags got 0-60 in 6.9secs with an automatic...?

We had, at the same time, an '07 convertible Mustang 4.0L on the lot (used) and a 2000 Firebird with the 3800 V6. A couple of us took them down the back road behind our dealership and did an impromptu drag race.....and the Mustang annhilated the 3800-equipped Firebird....it wasn't even close actually.....which kinda surprised me....maybe the Firebird was down on power, but didn't feel like it....

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I really like the retro, 1970-inspired Grabber Blue. Autoblog has an entire separate gallery dedicated to a Grabber Blue GT. I am also digging the fact they've shown so many GTs in the galleries without the unnecessary spoiler.
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