2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test


2011 Ford Mustang: Telescoping Wheel Please

July 19, 2011

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We bitched for a good year about our long-term Ford Flex and its tilt-only steering wheel. It was one of the cars few flaws. Then in our second year with the Flex, we stopped aformentioned bitching when Ford made the wheel a tilting and telescoping column. Wonderful, bravo, flaw corrected.

To a lesser extent, our Ford Raptor doesn't have a telescoping wheel. It was less of a problem, but nevertheless, a recent drive in a 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost revealed -- ta da! -- a telescoping wheel.

Well, in this spirit ...

Dear Ford,

The Mustang needs a telescoping steering wheel. The driving position isn't bad, but it's not great either, and verges on the weird side for a tall gent like me. In order to clear enough room for my knees, I end up with the wheel canted all the way up bus style. It's difficult for me to drive in a manner conducive to this car's hooligan tendencies.

So, please work on that and I'll buy you a cupcake, deal?

Cheers.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 11,544.4 miles

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

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