2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Long Beach's $800 Pothole (or the return of The Great Potholio)

March 27, 2012

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I neglected to tell you that on my way to Long Beach yesterday that I managed to find a ginormous pothole on the 710 freeway (highly traveled by trucks going to and from the Port of Los Angeles). After the "Bah-Boom,"I waited for that sinking feeling, a telltale pull to the left, a TPMS warning, or even a shudder, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. I went to dinner and forgot about it. I drove home in the dark -- still nothing unusual. Fast forward to this morning: I leave home in the dark as well, but when I parked the Five-O at work and glanced at the front tire... wait for it... Holy Guacamole!

Then my eyes drifted to the rear tire and...

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GREAT GOOGLEYMOOGLY !!!

The last time we saw something this dreadful was when we encountered The Great Potholio (pictured below).

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Double Drat. Well, there's a trip in my immediate future to the tire shop for two new PS2s. This set is only a few month old. We paid a little over $1,500 for a set of four shipped from Tire Rack in June, but our local shop that installed them in July just quoted us $820 for two.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 22,810 miles

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