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2000 Ford Mustang

2000 Ford Mustang GT

Overview

The 2000 Mustang is essentially carryover from the 1999 model year. There were no model Since the Mustang made its debut at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, Ford has continued to combine the spirit of the original vehicle with features that delight current customers.

Mustang has remained the sales leader in its segment for the past 13 years. More than 6.9 million vehicles have been sold since this American legend first rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Mich.

The 2000 Mustang is offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, and drivers can enjoy the vehicle in three new colors: Performance Red, first seen on the 1999 35th anniversary model, as well as Tropic Green and Sunburst Gold.

New for 2000 is a child safety-seat anchoring system as a standard item on both the coupe and convertible. The system, which meets new Federal requirements, features two permanent child safety-seat tether anchors in the back seat.

Also available for 2000 are new, 16-inch wheels and tires offered as an option on the V-6 appearance package. In addition to giving the V-6 a sportier look, the new wheels and tires offer improved handling. The 2000 Mustang V-6 also features a tri-color-bar emblem on the sides of the front fenders, while Mustang GT features a "GT" emblem.

Mustang offers an optional all-speed traction control system designed to help limit wheel spin and stabilize steering on slippery surfaces. The system uses ABS sensors to detect excess drive-wheel spin. It helps reduce wheel slippage by retarding ignition timing, controlling fuel flow reduction and cylinder cutoff in conjunction with individual brake application. The driver can de-activate the system with a console-mounted on/off switch.

The exterior design harkens back to the concept of the original pony car, with styling cues like the classic long hood with a short rear deck and the vehicle’s signature tri-bar taillamps. Mustang enthusiasts appreciate updated design of the rear spoiler, honeycomb grille textures, and side character lines.

"Throughout its history, Mustang’s distinct design and strong performance have made driving it fun and exciting," says Jim O’Connor, president of Ford Division and vice president of Ford Motor Company. "With contemporary styling that builds on the original concept and continued performance improvements, it’s no wonder the vehicle remains a leader in its segment."

Mustang boasted sales of 418,812 its first year on the market, and the millionth vehicle was produced in Dearborn, Michigan in 1966. Since then, the all-American sports car has become one of the legendary automotive brands.

Ford did have a few suprises waiting for eager buyers. Two very interesting offerings was a road race inspired SVT Cobra R Mustang and a Mustang FR500.

2000 Mustang GT

2000 Mustang GT

Specifications

POWERTRAIN

Make and Model Mustang Mustang GT
Engine (standard)
Type: 3.8L V-6 4.6L 2V V-8
Displacement Type(cu. in.) 232 281
Compression Ratio 9.36:1 9.0:1
Bore and Stroke 3.8x3.4 3.6x3.6
Horsepower @ rpm 190 @ 5250 rpm 260 @ 5250 rpm
Torque (ft-lbs) @ rpm 220 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm 302 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Gear Ratios 3.8L V-6 4.6L 2V V-8
1 3.35 3.37
2 1.99 1.99
3 1.33 1.33
4 1.00 1.00
5 0.68 0.67
R 3.15 3.22
Axle Ratio 3.27:1
Transmission 4-Speed Elecronic (OD)
Gear Ratios
1 2.84
2 1.56
3 1.00
4 0.70
R 2.32
Axle Ratio 3.27:1

2000 Mustang Interior

STEERING AND SUSPENSION

Steering Mustang Mustang GT
Turns lock-to-lock 2.74 2.62
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.) 37.1 38.1
Tires/Wheels (standard)
Tire size P205/65R15 P225/55HR16
Wheel size/type (standard) 15 x 7 in. cast aluminum 16 x 7.5 in forged aluminum
Suspension
Front suspension (type) modified MacPherson strut modified MacPherson strut
Rear suspension (type) 4-bar link coil spring system 4-bar link coil spring system
Springs, F/R ** **
Shock system gas-pressurized shocks gas-pressurized shocks
Stabilizer bar, front (in.) 27 mm tubular 28 mm tubular
Stabilizer bar, rear (in.) ** 23 mm solid


BRAKES

Brakes
Front disc diameter (in) 10.8 **
Rear disc diameter (in) 10.5 **


DIMENSIONS

Exterior Dimensions (in.)
Wheelbase 101.3 101.3
Overall length 183.2 183.2
Overall width 73.1 73.1
Track - front 60.4 59.9
Track - rear 60.6 60.1
Height (coupe) 53.1 53.1
Height (convertible) 53.2 53.2


CAPACITIES

Interior Dimensions (in.)
Legroom, F/R 42.6/29.9 41.9 (man.) - 42.6 (auto.)/29.9
Headroom, F/R 38.1/35.5 38.1/35.5
Shoulder room, F/R 53.6/52.1 - 41.4 (convert) 53.6/52.1 - 41.4 (convert)
Hip room, F/R 52.3/47.4 - 41.0 (convert) 52.3/47.4 - 41.0 (convert)
Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.) 10.9 (coupe) 7.7 (convert) 10.9 (coupe) 7.7 (convert)
Pass. compart. volume (cu. ft.) 83.0 (coupe) N/A (convert) 83.0 (coupe) N/A (convert)
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 15.7 15.7

BASE CURB WEIGHT
Base curb weight (lbs.)
Coupe 3,064 (manual) 3,237 (manual)
Convertible 3,203 (manual) 3,375 (manual)

** - to be determined


Features & Options

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  Mustang GT
EXTERIOR    
BODY-COLOR FASCIAS - Front and rear with "Mustang" nomenclature •  
Front and rear with "Mustang" nomenclature and 2 cutouts for tail pipes   •
CONVERTIBLE TOP - Power retractable with semi-hard boot • •
FENDER BADGE - 35th Anniversary Mustang emblem • •
HOODS, COMPOSITE WITH SCOOP • •
LIGHTS - Complex reflector halogen headlamps w/integral park/turn lamps • •
Fog lamps   •
Three tiered vertical taillamps • •
MIRRORS - Dual electric remote-control; RH convex • •
PAINT, CLEARCOAT • •
ROCKER MOLDINGS - Color-keyed • •
SPOILER REAR - Single-wing   •
WHEELS - 15" 6-Spoke Cast Aluminum •  
16" 5-Spoke Forged Aluminum w/carryover ornament   •
15" mini-spare steel wheel and tire • •
INTERIOR    
AIR BAG, SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM - SECOND GENERATION - Driver and right front passenger • •
BELTS, SAFETY - Three point active restraint system • •
CARPET - Deluxe • •
* CHILD SEAT - Tether Anchor Brackets - on package tray for Coupe, on seat back for convertible. • •
CIGARETTE LIGHTER PORT AND AUXILIARY POWER POINT • •
CLOCK - Integrated with radio • •
CONSOLE - With armrest, integral storage bin, dual cupholders, CD/cassette storage • •
* DECKLID RELEASE - Inside luggage compartment w/cable and "glow-in- the-dark" handle.    
FOOTREST, DRIVER'S • •
GLOVE BOX, LOCKING • •
INSTRUMENTATION - Analog cluster incl. tach, trip odometer, voltmeter, temp, fuel & oil pressure gauges & overdrive off indicator (AT) • •
150 MPH Speedometer (120 on Mustang)   •
LIGHT GROUP - Lamps in dome w/front door ajar switches, cargo compartment (GT only), & headlamps-on alert chime (dome lamps integrated in mirror on convertibles) • •
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT TRIM AND CARPET • •
MIRRORS, DUAL VISOR - With covers; illuminated on convertible • •
SEATS - Reclining cloth buckets with cloth head restraints •  
GT sport seats w/two-tone cloth trim   •
Split/fold-down rear seatbacks (coupe) • •
STALK-MOUNTED CONTROLS - Includes controls for turn signals, wipers/washer, high-beam headlamps and flash-to-pass • •
STEERING WHEEL, LEATHER-WRAPPED - (Two toned on Medium Graphite & Medium Parchment interior)   •
TILT STEERING WHEEL W/CENTER HORN • •
TRIM - Monochromatic full wrapover, soft flow-through door trim panels with full-length armrests and cloth or vinyl inserts • •
Color-keyed upper I/P, headliner (coupe only), seat belts, shifter bezel, A & C pillar applique and cluster finish • •
FUNCTIONAL    
AIR CONDITIONING - Manual control • •
ALTERNATOR - Heavy-duty 130 amp   •
AXLE, TRACTION-LOK   •
BATTERY, MAINTENANCE-FREE, HEAVY-DUTY - 58 amp/hour • •
BRAKES, ANTI-LOCK SYSTEM ABS   •
BRAKES, POWER - 4-Wheel disc • •
COMPACT DISC PLAYER • •
DECKLID RELEASE, POWER • •
DEMISTERS, SIDE WINDOW • •
DOOR LOCKS, POWER • •
ELECTRODRIVE COOLING FAN • •
ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROLS (EEC-V) • •
ENGINE 3.8L EFI V-6 •  
4.6L 2V SOHC V-8   •
EXHAUST SYSTEM, STAINLESS STEEL •  
Dual exhaust, stainless steel   •
FUEL PUMP INERTIA SHUTOFF SWITCH • •
FUEL TANK - 15.7 gallons; tethered cap • •
GLASS, TINTED (COMPLETE) • •
HEATER/DEFROSTER/VENTILATION - Power ventilation with four instrument panel registers with positive shut-off • •
HORN - Dual-note • •
PARKING BRAKE - Tunnel-mounted • •
RADIO - Electronic AM/FM stereo with cassette tape player and Premium Sound and integrated clock. Includes premium speakers and 80 watt amplifier • •
REMOTE/KEYLESS ENTRY • •
"SECURILOCK" - Passive Anti-Theft System • •
STEERING, POWER RACK-AND-PINION • •
SUSPENSION - Front, modified MacPherson strut with front stabilizer bar • •
Rear, coil-spring four-bar link w/increased travel for smoother ride • •
Gas pressurized front struts and rear shock absorbers (unique Mustang/Mustang GT calibrations) • •
GT suspension package with variable-rate coil springs, Quadra-Shock rear suspension   •
TIRES - P205/65R15 92T BSW all-season •  
P225/55R16 94H BSW all-season   •
TRANSMISSION - 5-speed manual overdrive • •
WINDOWS - Power side including Power quarter (Convertible only)/includes driver side express down feature • •
WINDSHIELD WIPERS, INTERVAL • •
     
LEGEND: * = New for this model year    

 

OPTIONS

RADIO, MACH 460 ELECTRONIC AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE (588)

  • Watts RMS (460 Watts Peak Power)
  • Watt Parametrically Equalized Amplifier
  • Watt Subwoofer Amplifiers (2)
  • 5.5 x 7.5 Subwoofer Speakers (4)
  • Midrange/Tweeters (4)
  • Scan Function (Up & Down)
  • AM Stereo
  • Radio Play during Fast Forward/Rewind
  • Soft Touch Tape Controls
  • Auto Seek & Station Set
  • Auto DNR
  • Auto Chromium Oxide for Tape
  • Auto Scan on Tape
  • Stores Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Predelivery Only…………………………………….…361

Predelivery w/Undercoat………………………………362

Local/State Ordinance Deviation………………………931

Priced DORA…………………………………………..C09

 CALIFORNIA/NORTHEAST STATES**/CROSS-BORDER STATES***

CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM……………………………………………422

Required on units for California and Northeast States registration. Optional for Cross-Border States. NA with 428 High Altitude Principle Use.

CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED…………………..…...423

Control code for units either shipped to California or Northeast States dealers or ordered by California or Northeast Stated dealers for registration in non-California, non-Northeast States locations.

CALIFORNIA/NORTHEAST STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXCEPTION…………………………………………………………………..…….936

Only available on units sold to authorized governmental units and privately-owned ambulance companies. Must also use Code 423 when ordering.

NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-NORTHEAST/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA OR NORTHEAST STATES REGISTRATION………………93N

Required on all units ordered by dealers for California or Northeast States registration when the vehicle is going delivered to a non-California, non-Northeast, non-Cross-Border States location. Requires 422 California Emissions System. Vehicles must be registered in California or Northeast States.

**NORTHEAST STATES

Northeast States are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington D.C.

***CROSS-BORDER STATES

Cross-Border States are Arizona, Kentucky, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and West Virginia.

VEHICLES DESTINED FOR HIGH ALTITUDE AREAS

HIGH ALTITUDE PRINCIPAL USE…………………………………………………428

Control code required on all units sold for principal use in high altitude counties, and defined in EPA regulations, and listed in the Dealer Initial Ordering Guide. High altitude performance and/or emissions control equipment provided as required to comply with EPA regulations or general product vehicle performance acceptance standards. Also available on units for sale in high altitude fringe areas. NA with 422 California Emissions.

NON-HIGH ALTITUDE PRINCIPAL USE……………………………………………429

Control code on units shipped to high altitude areas or units ordered by high altitude area dealers for registration in a non-high altitude area.

 

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