Will The Bike Fit? - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Will The Bike Fit?

November 14, 2011

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Senior Editor Josh Jacquot called me late one night this past weekend: "Want to go riding tomorrow?"he asked. I was obviously a last-minute replacement for someone else who must've bailed. "Sure, why not,"I said, wondering right after I hung up if my mountain bike would actually fit into the Mustang GT.

I decided I'd wait until the morning to find out. Why do tonight what I can put off until tomorrow, right? I mean, the Mustang's rear seats fold down, so how hard could it be?

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Hmm...forgot about the Shaker 10,000 subwoofer, which takes up like a quarter of the trunk space. Crap, this could be harder than I thought. But I'm all about just stuffing it in, so let's see what happens.

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Well that don't work. Damn subwoofer. Solution?

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Remove the rear seat and post. I couldn't lower the seat enough to squeeze by, so I had to remove the whole thing. The Mustang's pass-through is pretty small, so it still wasn't easy, but not really a big deal. A minor price to pay to drive the 'Stang 5.0. And, I didn't have to remove the rear wheel, which is nice. Now if it weren't for that Shaker sub, the bike probably would've gone right in, only having to take off the front wheel.

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Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 17,192 miles.

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