All Kinds of Trouble - 2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang: All Kinds of Trouble

March 27, 2012


I really haven't had a lot of opportunities to drive our long-term Mustang. I was certainly glad I had the keys for two night this past week.

I have a soft spot for 5.0 GT Mustangs. My folks had one when I was in high-school. Trouble, I mean all kinds of stupid trouble happened in that thing. 3am burnouts in front of friends houses, donuts in the Safeway parking lot, and many more reasons why not to give a teenager a car with more horsepower than his IQ points.

Same kind of low brow trouble came back that first night in our Mustang. I love, absolutely love the sound of the engine. I found myself purposely keeping the gear low to really get that roar going. After doing this a good distance down the 405, I took a look at the speedo and I was doing an easy 90. Surprised, I quickly let off the gas, shifted up to calm the roar, straightened my posture and wiped the drool from my chin.

I might be middle aged now, but this car lulled me back into those dangerous years without me being totally aware of it. I have to be more mindful of this Siren.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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