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09/01/2009 Awards 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 'Car of the Month' for September, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, today announced the 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible has received the "Car of the Month" award for September. The fading summer heat means the time is right for cruising with the top down, and there is no better way to do it than behind the wheel of the new Mustang. The latest iteration of America's favorite pony car takes performance and refinement to a new level with an aggressive new exterior, stylishly designed cabin and even more power from the V8 engine.

"Since its debut in 1964, the Mustang has become perhaps the biggest automotive icon in the United States. Ford deserves a lot of credit for being able to continually improve the driving experience without losing any of the classic feel or heritage," said Michael Caudill, Auto Expert. "The 2010 model is a perfect example, combining just the right look, sound and performance. Pound for pound, the 2010 Ford Mustang GT is the best modern muscle car that money can buy."

The star of the GT Mustang is the magnificent drivetrain. GT models are equipped with the 315 hp 4.6L V8 from last year's Bullitt Mustang which is mated to a 5-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic transmission. Respectable fuel economy figures of 16 city/24 hwy mpg hint at the Mustang's relatively small displacement V8, but the sound coming from the stainless steel dual exhaust is pure '60s big block.

The 2010 Ford Mustang impresses on the inside as well. In premium trim, the Mustang GT comes equipped with leather seats, Ford's SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system, a Shaker 500-watt audio system with SIRIUS satellite radio and a leather wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls. To offer even more refinement, available options include dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and a voice-activated navigation system.

With a choice of body styles and powertrains, there is a Mustang to fit nearly anyone's budget and lifestyle. The base V6 Coupe has an MSRP of $20,995 while the GT Premium Convertible we tested starts at $35,995. All models are backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

For the complete video review, blog post and image gallery, please visit and click on the "Car of the Month" banner.

The "Car of the Month" program is unique from any other review program in the automobile industry and provides consumers with expert commentary and practical information on the cars, trucks and SUVs they are shopping for. Selecting one vehicle per month, announces the "Car of the Month" through a multi-media platform including an online video review, press release and a comprehensive blog post where consumers can provide additional commentary.