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Buying Advice for the 2010 Ford Mustang
Mustang loyalists--and you know who you are--will not look twice at the new Camaro or Challenger. Everyone else, though, should compare all three.

2010 Ford Mustang Release Date: As things stand now, according to one of our most well-informed spies, sales will begin early in the first quarter of 2009 after an expected January production start.

2010 Ford Mustang First Test Drive: Barring any delay to the above timing, pre-production models could meet the press in the fall of 2008.

2010 Ford Mustang Prices: We think Ford will launch its updated ponycar without incentives and pray the makeover is enough to kick-start Mustang sales like the 2005 version did. But if it isn’t, Ford will have little choice but to put cash on the restyled hood. At least price increases should be modest--perhaps no more than 10 percent above 2008 levels--in part because there’s less money to recoup with an update versus an all-new design.