2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Will The Bike Fit?

November 14, 2011

Mustang bike lead shot.jpg

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?

Shaker 1000.jpg

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.

Mustang that don't work.jpg

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

Mustang the bike does fit.jpg

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.

Mustang final shot.jpg

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

Leave a Comment

Research Models

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Ford Mustang in VA is:

$152 per month*
* Explanation
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411