2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 -- Dodging a...Probe

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 -- Dodging a...Probe

March 14, 2011

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I was driving into work today when I saw a very clean, shiny and overall attractive Ford Probe. I looked at the car and thought, "You know, that last generation Ford Probe looked pretty good. Clean lines. Nice proportions. And while flip-up headlights have been dubbed passe by the automotive design community I still like them."

Then I remembered I was driving our long-term 2011 Ford Mustang GT, with 412 horsepower, a superb exhaust note and the correct wheels moving it around.

Suddenly the thought of the Ford Mustang ever evolving into a rebadged, front-drive Mazda made me shudder, and that red Probe didn't look so good anymore.

Even with gas creeping past $4-a-gallon I remain convinced -- Ford dodged a bullet on that one.

Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large @ 4,480 miles

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