2011 Ford Mustang Consumer Review: Tale of Two Mustangs
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2011 Ford Mustang - Consumer Review

2011 Ford Mustang

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79 Total Reviews

GT Coupe (5.0L V8 6-speed Manual)

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Tale of Two Mustangs
By chask7 on

Vehicle

2011 Ford Mustang GT 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

Review

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.

Best Features

Engne, Trans, Styling, Handling, Fuel economy

Worst Features

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
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