Ford made minor changes to the exterior of the Mustang for the 2010 model year, but updated its interior extensively. The Mustang now comes with Sync and navigation is available.

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The style of the Mustang is unmistakable, with an inset black grille underneath a hood overhang. That hood also bulges up dramatically, giving the car a muscular look.

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This Mustang came with a 4-liter V-6 engine producing 210 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. In GT trim, the Mustang gets a V-8.

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Many four-seater convertibles look like a bathtub on wheels with the top down, but the Mustang manages to keep its style.

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The cloth top on the Mustang Convertible uses latches up front and is fairly slow to retract.

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The Mustang's suspension is very harsh, communicating road imperfections into the cabin. However, it stays relatively composed in hard cornering turns.

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The Mustang's trunk space is not compromised by the convertible top, but it isn't a very big trunk.

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Rear seat room is tight in the Mustang, with little leg room.

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For the 2010 model year, Ford adds Sync to the Mustang, and makes a navigation option available.

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The steering feels responsive, but the handling is heavy. There is nothing nimble about the Mustang.

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The voice command button on the steering wheel gives you access to Sync's MP3 player and phone integration, and it is the best in the business.

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Ambient lighting on the instrument cluster can be changed, with different colors for the gauge dials and their outer rings.

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The five-speed-automatic transmission doesn't offer a manual shift mode, limiting the car's sport capabilities.

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Lacking the navigation system's LCD, this display has to suffice for music selection.

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Sync indexes MP3 players and other sources, letting you choose music by album, artist, and genre.

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911 Assist, another feature of Sync, automatically places a call to an emergency operator if it sense the car has crashed.

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