Brief Encounter - 2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang: Brief Encounter

July 15, 2011


A while back I parked to do some grocery shopping and saw this eighth-generation Mustang GT. Figuring it might make an interesting photo, I made a point to park next to it. I also took a quick look; five-speed, aftermarket exhaust and lowered, but otherwise seemingly stock. The lack of a front badge was a nice touch, I thought.

Later on as I was about to leave, the owner came up to his car. He was a young guy, still in college, and had actually just bought his car the day before. He was pretty impressed with our Mustang, though when he asked how much it was ($32,845), he was a bit taken aback. He had paid $5,000 for his.

Mustangs are so common that it's hard to feel much of an affinity to other owners. If you tried to do "the wave"like Corvette owners do, you'd be waving every other minute. Still, in a smaller setting like this, it was nice to have a brief chat with a fellow owner and Mustang GT enthusiast.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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