Why are the 2010's lumped in with the '11-14s? These cars are patently different in about every way but the body panels.
I actually agree with that. The 10s are like an island of misfit toys. Part of the reason I sold mine is that I was tired of having this conversation at a stop light:Brent said:You could argue there is enough change they shouldn't be lumped in with 2005-2009 as well. I didn't want to give it its own forum, just for one body year.
I don't know, but it really pissed me off. I felt like Ford shoved a huge one up my rear and broke it off. I bought a new car at the redesign, when Ford had officially stated that they were not working on a new engine, then BAM, right at the end of the model year they announce the Coyote. I understand there will always be another car around the corner with more power, but the fact that Ford flat-out lied about it really burned me! Thankfully, I was able to keep the miles low enough on my '10 that a year later I was able to trade it in on an '11 and only have my payment go up $7/month.I wonder what's the story? Why didn't Ford push the 5.0 to be in the '10? It seems kinda unorganized to introduce and new body style but then a new drivetrain a year later.
Missing the key point that they lied about it to save face and fool people into buying the '10s. Nobody would have bought a '10 if we were told the truth about the '11 changes.bryanbrock said:The black sheep of the family 2010 Mustang is a tribute to Fords new CEO Alan Mulally, finally getting around to cleaning up the Mustang devision of the company. Unlike Bill Ford, Alan Mulally very clear that it was ok to be honest with him about design flaws, setbacks, and product failure. If it ment the delay of a new product so be it! ..With Bill telling him there was a problem with something was a big no no, often things were pushed out with known problems just to satisfy release dates. With Alan Mulally's help the mustang started turning around starting with the 2010 model. The interior was given a little more quality, design on the 5.0 had begun but their were problems, and the full design was not finished so they tweeked the tried and true modular 4.6 a little and waited to improve the new 5.0 And thats how 2010 was bourn.
yeah I agree, I think they should have never bothered changing the body or interior until they could deliver the whole product. if it would have been a 315 horse 4.6 in another 05 type body nobody would have cared. but insted they chose to really tick alot of people off. IMissing the key point that they lied about it to save face and fool people into buying the '10s. Nobody would have bought a '10 if we were told the truth about the '11 changes.
Also, just throwing out that there were/ate problems with the 11 as it was released. We don't need to beat that to death again though as we've already gotten pretty far off topic.
Back to my original point though. The 10 shares the drivetrain and suspension of the 05-09 models. The only changes were a minor tune adjustment, the "cold air intake" and some styling.
In a "tech" section, I would expect the engine/trans/suspension to be the deciding factor. By the logic above, the 2012-12 v6 tech should be moved here too since its the same body style... That's just my 2c on the matter.
+1Blackcat said:The only reason I got a 2010 cause one it was a good deal and second it was in 2009 when they first came out r I would of waited but yea I understand it's two different engine and transmissions but that's pretty much it everything else is exactly the same but hey it doesn't matter we all help each other no matter what anyway that's what this site is for to help that's my opinion
Because I had a 2006 V6 and the 09s weren't in production anymore and very rare at that point.DDTCM said:Only reason I didnt buy a 2010 is.......why in the **** would you get a new car for 15 more HP. Yeah,new body and interior but the prior years body and interior was plenty nice.