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You'll Like The 2007 Ford Mustang 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.

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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

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

Interior Features

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 Features

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.

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.

Pricing Notes

The V6-powered Mustang Deluxe convertible with the manual transmission has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,820, while the automatic adds about $1,000. The V8-powered GT Deluxe starts at $30,845, while a fully loaded GT can reach $40,000. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price consumers are paying for the Mustang, so be sure to check it out before you start negotiating. As expected, both the Mustang V6 and Mustang GT retain excellent resale value, on par with more expensive competitors like the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK, and better than the Pontiac G6 and Mitsubishi Eclipse convertibles.

Notable 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.

Notable Options

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.

Favorite Features

Spinner Alloy WheelsOpt for the spinner alloy wheels on the V6 model – they look great and add a real touch of nostalgia. Audio SystemThe optional Shaker 1000 six-disc MP3 player sounds amazing, though the trunk-mounted subwoofer does eat up most of the usable cargo space.

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 V6210 horsepower @ 5250 rpm240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 (manual), 18/26 (automatic)4.6-liter V8300 horsepower @ 5750 rpm320 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (manual), 17/23 (automatic)

Editors' Notes

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.

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Lots of fun in the Summer!

2007 Ford Mustang GT Premium

GT Conv, Windveil Blue with tan interior. The car is fun to drive and in 2019 has been very reliable so far. I like the backseat for my large dog - he likes to come for drives too. Problems - Spark Plugs can break off in the heads when changed - up to $1000 to fix is they all break when removed. A problem Ford fixed in 2008. Water leaks in Passenger side footwell gets smart JB wet and then electrical problems begin. Alternator is weak and should be replaced with 2010 model - and they're $$$. Gas tank is smallish so range is less than it should be. Mileage is decent if you go easy on the gas. Aluminum hood at the front is prone to galvanic corrosion because of faulty manufacturing. Pro's - Lots of parts to modify and enhance. Whether it's cosmetic add-ons or motor upgrades, there is fun to be had modifying.

- Brian K

It is a low profile white 6 cylinder automatic Ford Mustang convertible.

2007 Ford Mustang

This is the second Ford Mustang I have had in the past 13 years. They are great cars. I have had minimal problems with them and they remain a stylish “cool” car no matter the year. The back seats are not very spacious but are okay for a normal size person or short trips. Tall people are very uncomfortable in the back seats. My current Mustang is also a convertible. I found that the overall insulation of the car during rainy cold months is not the greatest and it can sometimes feel moist inside the car. . So I have to make sure I keep a dehumidifier bead bag in the car to absorb the moisture. The trunk is a decent space for a small car, however in the convertible, the back seats do not fold down for added space. Overall, I love the car and it was definitely worth the price I paid, around $12, 000.

- Sierra J

Mustang GT is a dependable muscle car that is a classic.

2007 Ford Mustang GT Premium

It performs exceptionally well. Most of the repairs have been due to normal wear and tear. It's a sports car so it rides a little rough and is not necessarily designed for comfort, but I love the car. It's premium leather seating, stereo, seat warmers all the bells and whistles. I will keep it forever as it will be a classic. I plan to buy my daughter a V6 model when she's old enough. I wish it had more safety features that would be the one thing I'd change about it. Otherwise the car performs well and is fun to drive. I've mostly owned Fords and they've been good cars. It's flashy and fast.

- Jackie A

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