2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT: Lifter

November 16, 2011

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I don't like to do posts like this, but this 'deficiency' kinda caught me off guard.

Above, you can see my garage door opener, which if you happen to have an electric garage door opener, yours probably bears a close resemblance the one I have.

So where do you you usually put your garage door opener? Unless you're like most people, in which case you'll be escorted to a pleasant island near the Azores, you'll stick it to the driver's side sun visor, just like I did.

Good idea? Click through to find out.

Yeah, not so much.

Under any kind of brisk acceleration, which you are mandated to do if you buy a Mustang GT, your garage door opener will fly off the sun visor and hit you in the face. And getting hit with something in the face when you're taching past 6500 rpm is not what I'd consider a 'feature'.

Now I thought sun visors were manufactured to a basic specification; as a manufacturer, you can pick the color and the features, but all of them are roughly the same size and thickness. Wrongo. As you can see from the picture below, there is no tension on the fabric of the vsior.

It seems like a fairly minor oversight, but not being able to hold a standard garage door opener? Really? I know I'm not the only one who has a garage.

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And for what it's worth, my garage door opener clamps on to the sun visor of every other car I've ever driven... ever. Weird.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 17,390 miles

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