2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Back In Black
June 04, 2012
Mustangs. I love 'em. My first Mustang was a black-on-black 1995 Convertible. After that, it was a 1998 SVT Cobra convertible; also black-on-black. Now, it's time to say goodbye to yet another black-on-black Mustang, and I'm once again left with a pony-shaped hole in my heart.
Like the Mustangs I've owned, I've had a lot of good memories with our long-term 5.0. Sure, the burnouts and powerslides were great, but it's important to note how comfortable and convenient this car is. This last weekend, I even used it to haul around some lumber, which reminded me of this time when I transported a seven-foot-tall Christmas tree home in my Cobra (the interior smelled pine-fresh for days).
All things considered, I'd probably opt for the Boss 302 if I were to get another Mustang. The tighter suspension eliminates a lot of the driveline lash that my girlfriend complains about. She said that this and our old Challenger were the only ones that got her queasy. But of course, I wouldn't consider it just for that reason. Then again, I'd probably wait to see what the next-gen Mustang looks like.
Got any Mustangs in your past?
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 23,648 miles