Recently purchased a used 2011 Mustang Convertible w/ 22k. Like the look, but extremely unhappy with the quality of some interior parts as well as the Ford 3/36 Bumper to Bumper warranty. First thing wrong is my 6-way power drivers seat makes a terrible noise and moves very slow to not at all at times and Ford says that because it still works they will not replace it so play with it until it goes out. Has an engine or tranny hesitation, then the radio buttons on the steering wheel have the paint chipping off and the tan convertible top shows the black grease everytime you put it down. I am no kid and am not hard on my baby but very disappointed in the car and Ford.
I drove the Challenger, Camaro and Mustang. The Dodge was a slug, and the Camaro drove well, but felt excessively claustrophobic, and its lines never "sang" to me as did the 'stang. I was hooked. After 25000 miles in my Sterling Gray 5.0 GT with 6 speed manual I still REALLY enjoy driving it. Every time I get in it after a couple of days away, it's like an eager puppy that wants to go out and romp - with 412 HP. Great bang for the buck!
This is the base v6 convertible. Only option is the 6 speed auto. All the positives in the reviews are spot-on. This car is sensational! The negatives I've read don't even apply (at least to me). My 6,1" son has sat in the back - with the driver's seat in normal position (I am 6'). He said he wouldn't want to sit there all day, but even a couple hours would be fine. That was a surprise - I thought the back seat was just for the insurance companies. I have only 1,000 miles on the car (had it for 2 wks) - and got 30 mpg on a 90 minute trip the other day. And that included an - ahem - acceleration test on the highway. A blast to drive, and that's with the top up. Top down - fantastic!
My wife & I rented a 2010 Mustang convertible to drive from Kentucky to the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen in early August. That rental proved a stronger sales tool than any dealership could ever provide. When reading the features of the 2011 model, we decided they far outweighed any price savings obtainable from a 2010 year end deal. We love the styling, peppy V-6 305 hp with smooth sounding dual stainless steel exhausts. The sync system takes a little adopting to. My short drives to/from work a a real joy; whenever the top is down. Evening drives with the top down are exhilarating!
Ok. First, I'm a Corvette fan. So when my partner bought a 2011 Mustang Gt Convertible Auto; I thought I would not like it but that I would just have to be supportive. But to my surprise. I love this car!! I have a 2005 Vette Convertible and I would much rather take the Mustang on a trip than the Vette! I know. I can't believe it but its the truth. This car is comfortable, fast, will take a curve like nobody's bussiness and looks pretty good doing it too. If your thinking about one, Get it! You won't be sorry, maybe surprised like me.
Electronics Package ($2,340 -- includes voice-activated navigation with Sirius TravelLink and 6-month complimentary subscription, HD radio and dual-zone automatic climate control); Brembo Brake Package ($1,695 -- includes 14-inch front vented brake rotors with four-piston calipers, 11.8-inch vented rotors with two-piston calipers, unique electronic stability control tuning, 19-inch aluminum wheels with 255/40R19 summer tires); Comfort Package ($595 -- six-way power passenger seat, heated seats); HID Headlamps ($525); 3.73 Ratio Limited-Slip Axle ($395); Rapid Spec 401A Premier Trim ($395 -- includes charcoal black interior with color accented seats, unique door trim with bright pony badge and dark aluminum instrument panel); Security Package ($395 --includes active anti-theft system; wheel locking kit).
Leave the line best at about 2,700 rpm with minimal wheelspin. Great shifter and engine sound. Easy to launch consistently, but not always quickly (5.1 to 60 easy, 4.9 not easy) barely makes quarter in 4th gear.
Great pedal feel, some steering wheel shake. Less consistent distance than I'd like.
Skid pad: Steady-state cornering produces moderate understeer but rear will easily step out with throttle drop/kick. Slalom: Immediate turn in and very sharp response-- like outgoing stang. Remarkably well behaved for an axle car. Very impressive handler.