This car has been alot of fun to own. Biggest negative is the poor gas mileage in town. Highway mileage has been good. Don't make the mistake of trying to modify the car to make it better. Most aftermarket suspension parts only make it look better (lowering springs) but do not significantly improve the ride or handling. Engine has enough power and performance for street use.
In fall of 2010 I bought a 2011 GT with the Brembo package and 3.73 gears.
This spring I traded that car for one with standard 18" wheels and 3.31 rear.
What a difference!
The suspension on the Brembo package handled well, but the ride beat you up.
Plus, the summer-only tires had to be taken off for the winter, even in NC.
The 3.73 gears gave great acceleration, but made for too much noise on the highway; first gear was superfluous. The newer car rides nicely, and still handles well.
With the 3.31 gears you give up some acceleration but get a relaxed cruiser, up to 30 mpg.
So, consider your options carefully before you buy.
Engne, Trans, Styling, Handling, Fuel economy
Console compartment flips open when you rest your arm on it
Leg room is a bit tight for me at 6'3"
Standard headlights don't have much reach on low beam
I just bought my 2011 Mustang GT Premium (5.0 6M) - with Brembo Package & 3.55 gears and it's by far the best stock Mustang GT ever built. The new 5.0 engine does not stop pulling and the 6 M transmission is smooth and the Brembo brakes & suspension make the car handle like it's on rails. TEST DRIVE ONE and you will buy it *** it's that good.
New 5.0 Engine & 6 Speed Transmission
HID Head Lights should be standard with Alarm System.
This car is the King of Muscle Cars at the moment! I've put in a Corsa Exhaust with x-pipe and K&N drop filter and it sounds really good. The next thing is to get Bamba tuner then maybe a ford supercharger! This mustang is going to do great on the track.
The new 5.0 is everything you've heard and more. It is as strong running as my 2003 supercharged Cobra was, while being much more comfortable, quiet and not to mention fuel efficient. Highly recommended.