2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang GT: Those Tires Show Up Yet?

April 24, 2012

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The last time we saw our ailing 2011 Ford Mustang its blistered tires left the pony car stranded in our parking garage while we waited for new PS2s to arrive. There were three significant developments since the last update. The first was bad. The second was bad. Want to guess on the third?

The first is obvious by the picture above. Our sidewall bubbles finally ripened, spilling their contents into the atmosphere. If we ever considered nursing it to the tire shop in its frail condition with new tires in the trunk, that idea was out the window now. Time to dig out the floor jack.

The second setback had to do with shipping. There were wires, they were crossed and something was shipped someplace then back again. That's about all we knew until...

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Finally, some good news. Our tires arrived. We jacked up the Mustang where it sat, yanked off its useless shoes and drove to the tire shop for mounting and balancing.

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We were in and out of the shop in no time. And there was more good news. The tech did not find any signs of the wheel damage we feared. Back at the office we reinstalled the new tires and the Mustang is again ready for the road.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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

$152 per month*
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