The Routine - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: The Routine

November 30, 2011

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Here's how I know I'm becoming you-kids-get-off-my-yard old -- I go through this routine every time I drive our long-term Ford Mustang GT.

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Honestly, I cannot understand why this is even a feature in a 412-hp muscle car. I have tried all the various color options for the gauges, and I dislike them all. These white gauge faces are not great, but I dislike them the least.

Worse, with all these color options, they're always getting reset to zany colors and I dread getting into this car like I dreaded sitting down in my high school PC lab when all the backgrounds would be set to hot pink and all the text would be set to red.

I just want to get in our Mustang and think about driving -- shifting, steering, the way the engine sounds. And so if I owned this car, I would never lend it out -- not because I'd fear my friends would do burnouts and dump the clutch (that's a given), but because I couldn't risk they would reset my lighting preferences.

Erin Riches, Senior Control Freak

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