Mirror Adjuster - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Mirror Adjuster

March 06, 2012

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I'm conflicted with regard to our 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0's mirror adjuster. It's quite visible: no bending over and looking around the left side of the steering wheel like on some cars. And it's very easy to use. Click the switch to the left or the right to control either mirror, then adjust the glass with the joystick. Simple.

But it doesn't feel robust, like it would break off in you hand after using it a hundred times or so. And it reminds me of another car I'm not fond of. The first time I saw this adjuster was in the new-at-the-time Ford 500. Not a fan.

I'm wondering, though, if this mirror adjust switch is so great, then why hasn't it been copied by any other major carmaker? That's what carmakers do: benchmark their competitors' features and copy the great ones.

What do you think about this mirror adjuster?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 22,030 miles


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