Ford Mustang Convertible review


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Ford Mustang Convertible
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The Mustang Convertible's driving position is, for the most part, very good. There's a huge range of adjustment to the steering wheel and seat, so even the tallest of drivers should have no problem getting comfortable. That said, some might wish for the seat to go a little lower.

The leather-trimmed front seats offer plenty of lateral support and come with six-way electric adjustment as standard. However, visibility – particularly over the shoulder – could be better when the roof is up (unsurprisingly, it isn’t an issue when the roof is down). We’d also point out that the Mustang Convertible is quite wide, and judging where the end of the bonnet is can be quite difficult.

The Mustang Convertible's decidedly retro-flavoured interior design gives it a very different ambience from its plush but predictable premium rivals. It’s charming, certainly, but the characterful design touches can’t hide the use of cheaper-feeling plastics and switches than you'll find inside more upmarket German competitors. 

More impressive is the 12.0in digital instrument cluster that comes as standard. Its graphics are sharp and you can toggle between a variety of screen layouts. These range from conventional-looking dials to a racier arrangement where the rev counter is displayed as a horizontal bar, with lights that flash when it’s time to change up a gear. You can even change the colour of the instruments.

Unfortunately, this sophisticated display rather contrasts with the Mustang's more basic-looking Sync 3 infotainment system. Its 8.0in touchscreen has big icons and is fairly responsive, but it looks like someone designed the menus on PowerPoint. You have to pay extra for sat-nav, but the good news is that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are standard. That means you can use your phone's navigation apps via the car's touchscreen.

Ford Mustang Convertible
Ford Mustang Convertible
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