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The Best Used Muscle Car Bet Is A 2010 Ford Mustang

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Muscle cars and country western music, mentioned in the same sentence, somehow have a nice ring to them. The Mustang is just as iconic as the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter. It’s also just as desirable – everyone wants one. the 2005 Ford The Mustang wasn’t such a bad car, because it had made some sort of comeback, but it wasn’t great. It was loved only by those who were relieved to know that the Mustang finally looked like a Mustang again. The 2005 model may be the bargain that kept you from breaking open the piggy bank for years to come, but not the one we’d recommend.


The 2010 model came as a breath of fresh air. It looked sportier, tighter and had nice curves. For generations, the Mustang has been synonymous with celebrities around the world. Even the 2010 model had a live rear axle, making it the last ‘Stang’ to fail to hold its line and shake its hips side to side at full throttle. More than the car, it’s its name and the attributes closely associated with it that make it the ‘Ford-to-buy’ before you die.

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Ford’s 2010 Mustang Has Muscles

The Ford Mustang has always had an athletic look – and this one looks like a professional boxer, waiting for his opponent in the ring, for a welterweight fight. The smooth lines and sculpted panels look so much better than what the 2005 model had to offer. Lots of details, like the redesigned grille, mid-mount fuel cap, those signature three-bar taillights, and the quarter-glass window add to this thing’s presence. The aggressive look was more appealing to many, including those in the ‘hood’. We love the slimmer headlights with integrated turn signals.


The 2010 model was also the first-ever Mustang with HID headlights and LED taillights. Even today, the design is clean and free of fussy details. Thank goodness for the raised hood; without it, it might not qualify to look like a muscle car – and more importantly – a Mustang. Looking at these photos, many of us will dig through our old car magazines to find that poster of the 2010 Mustang—not to stick it to the wall, but to blow the dust off and put it back.

The interior of the 2010 Ford Mustang

The interior is unmistakably Mustang. The materials are good and the car comes with a one piece instrument panel with a soft touch aluminum finish. And we love those gauges with chrome rims. Another strong hint to Mustang’s DNA is the console and instrument panel that come together as one. The stitching on the seats is of good quality. The 2010 Mustang came with new features like 911-Emergency-Assist and Vehicle Health Report – and there was mood lighting, giving the driver a choice of 125 colors. This model also had mufflers, making the cab a quieter place to be in, especially when the ‘Stang’s loud exhaust got too much to handle. In 2010, the Mustang felt like a huge advancement in technology.


The 2010 Ford Mustang is loud

The wheels and tires are larger on the 2010 model; this helped keep the car dynamic. To improve ride quality, Ford has modified the shocks and anti-roll bars. Much was done to ensure that the car drove well, without disrupting the ride. The 2010 Ford Mustang was powered by a 4.6-liter V8 that delivered 315 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, with all of the power sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. Best of all, you can run it on regular gasoline. When it comes to power and reliability, the 2010 Mustang won’t disappoint. It comes with safety features such as ABS, ESC and traction control.


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Buying a Used 2010 Ford Mustang

Buying a used Ford Mustang in the United States should not be a problem, especially if the one you are about to buy has been serviced by its previous owner. Make sure you get a complete overview of the service history. The most common issues owners grumble about is that some exterior/interior trim and fittings become loose and rattling. Accidental Mustangs tend to get palmed every now and then, so watch out for incorrect lines on the bodywork and irregular closing lines. Stay away from heavily modified Mustangs; you don’t want your car to be in the news a week later, with the headline “Custom Mustang Catches Fire”. Have your car checked by a professional, and once you’ve bought one, don’t forget to send us pictures!


Source: TopSpeed



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