2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Rain Is A Good Thing

February 28, 2011

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Or so says Luke Bryan, in his song of the same name. For him, "Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey. Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky."

Those who are lucky enough to have wives/girlfriends/life partners, etc. who don't need the booze to get their motor running, so to speak, appreciate rain for other reasons:

Here in usually weather-less southern California, rain early in the weekend meant snow on the smaller mountains (those peaks in the background are at about 5,500 feet; you'd be able to see the snow if this photo were at all legible). And rain helps turn at least some parts of our dry and sunburned landscape into an extremely rare shade of green. Nice.

How does any of this pertain to the Mustang GT? Well, rain means near-guilt-free burnouts and powerslides, as the wet roads are much easier on those rear tires. Not that the Mustang GT needs any help breaking the tires loose. And not that I would ever partake in such hooligan antics, of course...

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 3,905.1 miles

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