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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:43 pm
 


http://www.justmorecars.com/ford/2009-mustang_glass_roof/

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Ford Mustang Glass Roof
The 2009 Ford Glass Roof Mustang provides a third roof option for customers and responds to their growing desire for more natural light. Production of large sunroofs has increased nearly 200 percent in North America since 2003, according to Just-auto. The growth is driven, in part, by consumers' daily commute time. The number of consumers with commutes lasting more than 60 minutes grew by almost 50 percent between 1990 and 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The new glass roof will be available as an option on both the V-6 Mustang and Mustang GT beginning next summer.

At $1,995, the new roof provides customers a less expensive option than a convertible, without compromising the coupe's versatility, headroom or climate-controlled environment.

"Mustang is an icon in our product lineup, and we are committed to keeping Mustang news fresh every year," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president, Global Product Development. "As the automotive landscape becomes increasingly competitive, features such as a panoramic glass roof will help differentiate our products from the competition."

Nearly one out of every two sports cars sold in America is a Mustang, and it remains the best-selling convertible. The new glass roof addresses the fact that 62 percent of buyers in the sports car segment are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next vehicle, according to J.D. Power and Associates research.

Mustang's Glass Roof is made of tinted privacy glass, which reduces both infrared rays and vehicle cool-down time by 50 percent. A manual roller blind is built in, allowing owners to further control exposure on sunny days.

The specially formulated glass also protects interior fabric material from solar radiation deterioration and discoloration by reducing solar light transmittance. To help improve acoustics and Mustang's interior quietness, the glass also features a layer of vinyl that reduces noise, vibration and harshness.

The glass roof Mustang is built like a coupe and has been developed to maintain the structural integrity of Mustang. The glass itself is safety glass, meaning that it shatters without sharp or jagged edges, like other automotive glass.

Glass Roof Mustangs will be assembled at the Automotive Alliance International plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The unique glass is installed at Ford's adjacent vehicle personalization facility.

Like its coupe and convertible counterparts, the Glass Roof Mustang has endured a battery of tests measuring quality and craftsmanship.

During the development phase, production-level prototypes ran through a rigorous prove-out, including various water, air leakage, durability, squeak and rattle and vehicle dynamics tests. Top quality drives the development team - as evidenced by Mustang's first-in-its segment ranking in the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates IQS, VDS and APEAL studies.

"Quality is a continuous process. The whole team is passionate about it, which results in our paying attention to the smallest details," says Paul Randle, chief nameplate engineer. "Our owners have high expectations, and we always want to meet them - with strong features like this new roof option, quality and performance."


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:31 pm
 


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the castration transmission seems a bit over priced, it was cheaper a while back. The interest compared to the groin shredding gears seems a bit off then the ad I read.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:14 am
 


It's a nice option for the pony car. I like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:38 am
 


wonderful mustang


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:21 am
 


This will be highly entertaining in roll-over accidents.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:30 am
 


Looks like the roof that was on my 3000GT. I liked it.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:19 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
This will be highly entertaining in roll-over accidents.

That was pretty much the first thought that I had.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:02 pm
 


All you need is some jackass with a pipe or a brick, now you got a convertible.


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As a lover of the classic Mustang and Cougar, this would be a very nice option.

One main drawback!

What about in the winter? How much "fun " would it be to clean thatso you can enjoy the few sunny days in the winter.

Obviously, this is a car for the southern USA or to be used only in the summer up here.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:43 am
 


denmns denmns:
As a lover of the classic Mustang and Cougar, this would be a very nice option.

One main drawback!

What about in the winter? How much "fun " would it be to clean thatso you can enjoy the few sunny days in the winter.

Obviously, this is a car for the southern USA or to be used only in the summer up here.


It likely won't be much of a problem. Snow/Ice will melt. Besides, who is going to really care about that?

I like the new Mustang, this seems like a nice change.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:46 am
 


denmns denmns:
As a lover of the classic Mustang and Cougar, this would be a very nice option.

One main drawback!

What about in the winter? How much "fun " would it be to clean thatso you can enjoy the few sunny days in the winter.

Obviously, this is a car for the southern USA or to be used only in the summer up here.


I've got a sun roof and snow and ice are never a problem so long as I park in my garage. Ya I know an entire roof is a bit different but I can't see it being that much different.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:13 am
 


Ford, GM, Mopar realize cars are meant to be fun and not just another appliance like Toyota, Honda, Nissan believe...





PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:21 am
 


stemmer stemmer:
Ford, GM, Mopar realize cars are meant to be fun and not just another appliance like Toyota, Honda, Nissan believe...


so why do they build the Cobalt and the Focus and the Calibre?

what the hell do you call them toothbrushes?


you don't even know what kind of cars NA builds yet you call yourself an expert. XD


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:14 am
 


stemmer stemmer:
Ford, GM, Mopar realize cars are meant to be fun and not just another appliance like Toyota, Honda, Nissan believe...


Oh...i'm sorry, you think the Taurus, Fusion, Focus, Astra, G5, G6, Allure, Calibre and Seabring are meant "for fun"?!?!? That's sad. Take a break...


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