2000 Ford Mustang
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 Worlds 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 vehicles signature tri-bar taillamps. Mustang enthusiasts appreciate updated design of the rear spoiler, honeycomb grille textures, and side character lines.
"Throughout its history, Mustangs distinct design and strong performance have made driving it fun and exciting," says Jim OConnor, president of Ford Division and vice president of Ford Motor Company. "With contemporary styling that builds on the original concept and continued performance improvements, its 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.
STEERING AND SUSPENSION
|Front disc diameter (in)||10.8||**|
|Rear disc diameter (in)||10.5||**|
|Exterior Dimensions (in.)|
|Track - front||60.4||59.9|
|Track - rear||60.6||60.1|
|Interior Dimensions (in.)|
|Legroom, F/R||42.6/29.9||41.9 (man.) - 42.6 (auto.)/29.9|
|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
** - to be determined
RADIO, MACH 460 ELECTRONIC AM/FM STEREO/CASSETTE (588)
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 are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington D.C.
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.
|1999 Ford Mustang|