2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT: Shift Cover, Take 2

September 12, 2011

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This weekend I enjoyed two of my favorite things -- the Mustang GT and tennis. Well, sort of. I didn't play tennis due to a leg injury but watched some of the U.S. Open. But when I went to drive the 'stang on Saturday I was greeted with the hot shifter. Not really feeling the crocheted thing, I came up with this solution obviously inspired by one of my favorite sports.

Yes, it actually worked quite well. I was worried it might move around, but it didn't as it fit snug enough and the rubber inside the tennis ball helped. On the downside, the shifter's size now approached that of an '80s Camaro, which approximated a baseball. Not a problem for me, however, so I'll keep it in my gym bag for those hot days. Or for when I need inspiration before playing a few sets.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 14,015 miles

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