2011 Ford Mustang GT: The Other Numbers
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2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT: The Other Numbers

September 23, 2011

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In an earlier post, I asked what you guys thought the result would be after I combined our Mustang's 3.73 gears with my right foot and two days of commuting.

After I crunched the numbers I was surprised to see that it wasn't as bad as I thought, even though I got lower mileage than I did during my last track day.

Click through for the failure/success.

87.0 miles driven. 6.267 gallons used. 13.88 miles per gallon.

I think I just heard some of you gasp. And while we let those people run out to their cars to tape up their grilles and cover the seams on their hood, you guys should realize this is not one of those cars you buy and then spend your days short shifting to save fuel, worrying about the mileage.

In reality, considering how many times I tached it out and how much rubber I smeared over parts of LA, I'd say it wasn't that bad at all.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 14,470 miles


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