2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT: I Just Wanted A Beer

September 30, 2011

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So, I want to go walk to liquor store and grab a beer, but I don't want to go out the front door.

Easy.

I'll just walk out to the garage, open the side door and walk over to our Long Term 2011 Mustang, which I have been lucky enough to drive home, yet again, and reach in to grab the garage door opener. Since the windows are down, even though I locked the doors, I'll just reach in and grab the garage door opener off the sun visor and...

BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, SH!(*^&. FU)(C&*^(&^ DAMNIRWWQE(&^@!!!!!

So apparently, our Mustang came equipped with a motion sensor as part of it's security system. See that picture at the top? What I assumed were light sensors and decoration are apparently motion sensors.

That would have been nice to know before I reached in, set off the alarm and nearly p!ssed myself.

Ford's website mentions nothing of the specifics of the motion sensitive alarm, and unless you read up on the nitty gritty of your new Mustang, I doubt you would have known either. Don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at Ford for offering the system, I appreciate the fact it's there, but perhaps if they pointed it out more clearly in the literature, believe me, I looked after this incident, I wouldn' have just reached into the armed Mustang to grab a garage door opener.

To calm my nerves, I wound up buying two beers. Not that it was the end of the world...

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 14,785 miles

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