Car reviews - Ford - Mustang - Cobra coupe
9 May 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
MUSTANG styling went through tough times between the mid-1970s and the early 1990s, resulting in a questionable future for the iconic nameplate. However, the current model, when it arrived in the US in the mid-1990s, managed to arrest the slide. Today it still might not be outstanding but it has adequate charm and looks more like a proper Mustang than anything else produced after the mid-1970s. The main visual problem is the large gap around the wheel arches and the tendency to look short on wheelbase and long on overhang - particularly at the front.
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Did you know?Contrary to its pony car image, the Ford Mustang was originally named by its designer, John Najjar, after the World War II Mustang fighter plane, not the wild North American pony. Ford executives decided during development that the image of the wild pony was a better image for the Mustang, thus leading to development of the galloping horse logo
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