Second generation of the retro Mustang gets even better for 2010

CNET Car Tech takes a look at the 2010 Ford Mustang, newly launched at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The gods of automotive design say that five years is too old for a car, so Ford went and redesigned the perfectly good Mustang for the 2010 model year. Fortunately, Ford didn't fix what wasn't broken, instead choosing to enhance design elements of the Mustang that make it such a good take on the classic 'stangs from the late '60s and early '70s. For this update, the hood gets bulgier, the front fenders drop a bit while the rear fenders climb a little higher. Roof options include metal, convertible soft top, and glass--the latter a unique design from a company willing to take chances. Ford has some of the best cabin tech going, with its Sync system, an option finally extended to the Mustang, along with a kickin' Shaker stereo.

See photos of the 2010 Ford Mustang.

See all coverage of the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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