Tranny Update - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Tranny Update

May 17, 2012

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Some of you might remember the little contest I had going several months ago with our long lost friend bodyblue. Well, I've been missing his hijinks lately so I'd like to dedicate this post to him.

Anyhow, he and I had a running bet for months that the Mustang wouldn't make it to 20,000 miles with its clutch and tranny intact. He argued that all our burnouts would render it shiftless before the 20K milestone. I called him on it.

He lost that bet in grand fashion as I celebrated with more burnouts.

After that, further controversy ensued...

Some of you contended that although the transmission wasn't broken, it was certainly too noisy to bear. I countered with this video.

Today we're at 23,104 miles. I just drove the Mustang for the first time in months and the tranny sounds the same as it did at day one and at 20,000 miles.

I think it's durable. To celebrate, I'll do a burnout.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor


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