2011 Ford Mustang Base V6 3.7 V6 from North America
The Mustang just keeps getting better
It is a new car, but considering our experience in the past with Fords, it will most likely be like new 10 years from now.
The car was purchased by a family member in October of 2011. We also own a 2007 4.0 V-6 Mustang as well.
The 2011 is slightly more powerful, has a smoother ride, and handles extremely well for a basic model.
The 2011 has a nicer quality interior, although I personally prefer the more retro-style dash of the 2007. The use of softer plastic gives the car a more upscale feel.
Although Ford strayed from the retro look with the 2010 model year, the car still looks sporty, and the interior visibility is far better than the 2011 Camaro we also looked at. The Camaro was so claustrophobic we didn't even bother with a test-drive. Ford deserves credit for providing enough glass area to make the car feel more open, and providing a safer view from inside.
For a reasonably inexpensive car, the Mustang offers an incredible value. More than ample power, amazingly good handling, and a ride that has improved a lot in the past few years. Although the bare-bones basic stick-shift 2011 cost almost to the penny the same as our fully loaded automatic 2007 Pony with leather and every option, it was still an incredible bargain in today's car market. When you can blow away Japanese and European cars costing twice as much (or more) in a basic Mustang, you can understand why Ford is the new standard in performance and quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st December, 2011