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.
I ordered this car months ago, 6spd coupe, Brembo Brakes, 3.73's. It was just going to be a fun commuter car and it has not disappointed. The engine pulls very strongly, especially in the upper rev ranges yet is docile in daily driving and it was TOO quiet when I bought it. I have since changed the exhaust. The ride is firm, but not brutal but handles like its on rails. I got a basic deluxe package so the interior is no frills. Don't even have a pwr driver seat. The benefit to not having the "goodies" is a light weight. At a truck weigh station it weighed 3480 lb with a quarter tank of gas. The new steering system feels great too.
The Engine DUH! Finally a 6 spd and the sound now! This is now a true Camaro competitor.
Sync should be an option across the board. On a 30k vehicle, it's inexcusable not to have it. They say its because the steering wheels are different on the premium, but they should find another way.