2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: SYNC + USB

June 23, 2011

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I know I'm in the minority when I say that I'm not completely smitten with Ford's SYNC, but I'm willing to play along. This morning, I tried out the USB port with a flash-memory stick and got mixed results. I tried to use the voice-activated menu to access the "SYNC USB"audio input, but it said that it was not available. Not one to give up, I started pushing buttons (Menu), turning knobs (Tuning/OK), and voila, I was able to find the USB source and play my music. Pressing the "TEXT"button also allowed me to read the Album, Genre, and Track Numbers among other things. I have to admit, however, that navigating folders, albums, and specific tracks was pretty clunky compared to other systems with larger displays and more intuitive navigation.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 10,178 miles

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