2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Wet Dog or Litter Box?

February 01, 2012

Caribousmom wet dog pic.jpg

The weather's been weird here in SoCal lately. On Saturday, it was 80 degrees. Yesterday, it was in the mid-60s during the day, dropping into the 40s at night. So to get comfy, I had to play around with the temperature settings in the Mustang on the drive home last night.

I don't know what I did (if anything), but the smell of a not-quite-clean litter box began to waft through cabin. A few fiddles with the temp/vent settings seemed to fix it.

But a couple hours later, as my husband and I set off on an errand, he sniffed in distaste. "Smells like a wet dog in here,"he said.

"Litter box,"I replied. (Describing a stink of unknown origin is a little like finding words for a fine wine: The comparisons are all in the nose of the beholder.)

More fiddling with the temperature/vent/fan settings put things right and I didn’t smell anything odd this morning. What's your theory on what's up with our Mustank?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 20,504 miles

(Hat tip to Caribousmom.com for the wet-dog photo.)

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