Two weeks ago, we wrote about hundreds of 2011 Ford Mustang owners reporting problems with the six-speed manual transmissions in their vehicles. We're now hearing more complaints — almost daily — but we have yet to hear from Ford. Color us puzzled. UPDATE: Silence broken.
The 2011 Ford Mustang debuted last year to glowing reviews, strong sales and swaddled in American pride. But over the past several months, hundreds of owners have complained of broken Chinese-built manual transmissions — a problem Ford has yet to rectify.
Want to retrofit an iPad in place of your Mustang's stock Sync-ified infotainment console? You'll need to relocate Sync to the ceiling, but with some basic carpentry skills the install is surprisingly easy.
Ford has issued a technical service bulletin for six-speed manual-equipped 2011 Ford Mustang GTs built before 4/25/2010. Seems at high engine RPM, the clutch pedal might not return from the floor after a shift. Save the manuals?
It's no secret we dig the 2011 Mustang. The new 412HP 5.0-liter V8 made a decent pony car coherent. This ad, however, features the 31MPG, 305HP V6 dressed in dark gray with black wheels. It looks... awesome. We're now conflicted.
For the last year, every Mustang review has essentially read, "an involving, exciting sports car, but it's slower than the Camaro." In the muscle market, it's power, not handling, which sells. Luckily, the 2011 Ford Mustang fixes that. Moar power!