The Mustang GT does more than go fast in a straight line. Agile handling and good brakes, a tolerable ride and comfortable seats, easy access and a good view out all contribute to a satisfyingly enjoyable drive. It doesn't hurt that the V8 is a hell-raiser that sounds great and the six-speed manual has short throws and an easy shift action.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration, sound and looks"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"vehicle has more road noise and harshness. maybe due to tires being worn"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ford Mustang)

"I am astounded at the handling in severe winter weather - it is very reassuring."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Big motor"

ROBERT K., WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration, handling and braking."

H K., MD (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Quick acceleration, smooth ride great n the turns."

KENNETH L., PA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"When I step on the gas it goes, and mine is only a 6 cylinder, but you can really feel the acceleration. It handles great, except in snow and ice. Snow tires are recommended."

RICK B., IL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Drives great and the key is the view especially to the sides and back. This car has no obstacles with viewing. Ford did a good job with design and even gas mileage which I average 28 MPG."

DANIEL A., WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"It is able to be almost infinitely customized. Which is why I ditched the jelly belly OEM Shocks, struts and strings."

ROLAND W., OK (2011 Ford Mustang)

"This is a Shelby GT500. It is an exception car."

Anonymous, CT (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration is smooth and comfortable. The turn radius is not that small - Not really much of a problem unless you live in Europe or just live in a city with narrow streets and tight turns."

JONAH G., AE (2011 Ford Mustang)

"It makes me feel 25 years younger."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration, but to be honest it is not stock."

Denise N., OH (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Awesome car. 3.7L engine absolutely screams. The car handles like a dream, and corners like a race car."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration is phenomenal for a 6. Handling well exceeds the capability of the driver."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Terrific acceleration for a V6 and handles very well."

J S., AZ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"awesome"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Steve S., ID (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The v-6 accelerates very well and it handles itself well in the curves"

Scott T., VA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration Supurb"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"This is the Shelby GT500. Need I say more!"

Sal C., CT (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Quick acceleration ease in getting in and out of traffic."

Daniel A., WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Great acceleration and handling through curves that well exceeds the skill of the driver."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Great handling and acceleration. Fit and finish very good. don't drive it very much, but it's a blast when I do."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Ford Mustang)

"This GT vehicle was purchased as a used one that had been driven by the dealer manager. In addition to lowering the suspension, an after-factory supercharger was added to the 5-liter engine. As a result, it accelerates like a rocket, but care has to be taken to not punch it too hard or control becomes difficult."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Feels secure."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The Mustang has been upgraded by Roush and performs like a race car. Incredible acceleration, and road handling like riding on a rail."

James F., AZ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"All out performance"

Sal C., CT (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Outstanding power, handling and performance from the V-8"

S G., CA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Sports car acceleration and handling."

Edward H., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"I have a Roush Stage 2 which has a special suspension-engine is stock and together the car drives and handles like a dream-love it."

Anonymous, NM (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Car is responsive in hadelung and accelerating, very comfortable ride for sports car. It settles in at about 80 mph."

Melissa S., MO (2011 Ford Mustang)

"super fast"

Wayne M., MD (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Fun car to drive"

Gary O., KY (2011 Ford Mustang)

"0to 100 in seconds and handle safely at high speeds and ease to avoid bad drivers."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"everything is good can't say anything bad."

Arthur G., NV (2011 Ford Mustang)

"very nice handling on the freeway and takes curves very well"

James P., OH (2011 Ford Mustang)

"When the top is down, the tuned twin exhausts are best enjoyed by the driver."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Fun to drive with the top down"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Acceleration is very good."

Eric M., NY (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The V6 is amazingly smooth and flexible in town and on the highway. Its only weakness is occasional driveline vibration when coming off the gas at 3500 or 4000 RPM."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The Mustang is fun to drive. The 5.0 engine accelerates quickly and the Brimbo brakes stop it quickly ."

L B., VA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"When I exercise the Coyote engine, I'm 16 again, but driving a vehicle that handles much better than anything that was around when I was 16. Which was back in '63. I'm still on the original sticky track/summer tires that came on it, so you know I don't chirp or spin tires. I enjoy myself in a vehicle that accelerates well with over 400 horsepower, and handles great with the Brembo Package."

Richard H., AZ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"For the money, it's hard to imagine a better powertrain than the 5.0 V8 and 6-speed manual transmission. After 140,000 miles, both still perform like new and offer unbeatable performance for the money."

Kyle R., MO (2011 Ford Mustang)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Head rests are at wrong angle for your head, feels like your head is pushed forward and is not aligned straight with spine"

RAYMOND P., NY (2011 Ford Mustang)

"We could have purchased our Mustang with either a performance or comfort and style package. Since we have kids and no longer feel the need to blow past anyone else, we opted for comfort and style. The seat warmers are excellent in the winter, and the seat and steering wheel positioning easily accommodates my 6'5" frame. The rear seat is good for children large enough to no longer need car seats, but this is not a primary family car. The stock Pirelli tires really do provide the best ride."

JONAH G., AE (2011 Ford Mustang)

"After having a serious car accident that totaled my previous car, I needed to get a car quickly even though I was not in the car buying frame of mind. I don't buy new cars, so this vehicle had most of what I wanted. I like everything about the car except, the AC does not put out cold enough air, the seats could use a bit more lumbar support, the floor of the trunk is not flat and has no restraint system which allows objects to move to the rear and not stay where I want them, which is as far f"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang)

"In the past 15 mos., with mileage ranging from 10K-15K during this period, the a/c compressor has been replaced once. The engine cooling fans have been replaced twice and the blower motor relay has been replaced once. Ford has been good about covering most of the parts free of charge even though the car has been out of warranty for over 2 yrs now, but an overheating engine and lack of a/c in the desert heat can be both scary and possibly life-threatening. These problems have made us feel the"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Hard to see out window in passenger seat. Seat needs to adjusting the upward position ."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Back seat leg room"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Once you adjust the seat to my comfort level my view along with ease of driving I can drive for miles. Ford designed the 2011 with the idea of being sporty, but yet providing comfort and safety. Quite pleased with this car, but my only issue is getting out of the car and is due to the seat is deep in the cab of the car."

DANIEL A., WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Ride is hard and there is a thumping bump in the rear axle that we have not been able to identify or repair."

CHRISTINE S., PA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The leather seats are extremely comfortable and have great lumbar support. The suspension doesn't absorb bumps but the seats help to cancel out some of the roughness. The road noise is average. Not great and not terrible."

William B., CA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"It's a convertible so you here outside noise"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Noisy interior - road noise."

Steve S., ID (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Driver seat is comfortable with variable adjustments that are easy to utilize especially during long drives."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The suspension of this GT vehicle was modified (lowered) by the dealer, resulting in a pretty rough ride at all but the slowest speeds. It is a convertible so it is pretty noisy."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Very uncomfortable, hard to get in to and out of car"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"very comfy"

Wayne M., MD (2011 Ford Mustang)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I got what I paid for. No disappointments. Good gas mileage and good performance."

DONALD S., PA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"No mechanical issues and engine is still humming like new"

Anonymous, MS (2011 Ford Mustang)

"I have had a lot of fun with my Mustang. There has not been any significant problems. I receive a lot of high fives as I am a 77 year old grandma. It is my reward for surviving 4 sons and a husband. It is a "Joke" My husband and sons are still alive and well."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Very nice handling and performing car which convinced me to order a 2014 Shelby Mustang at over $35,000 more. The 2011 is my wife's car and I am looking for a 2011 to 2014 V6 Premium Mustang like hers to replace my daily driven 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII."

MARVIN A., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"I got the base model 2011 Ford Mustang. I think I got very good value out of it. It is stylish, accelerates great , goes fast and it an iconic car."

RICK B., IL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Car is six years old and have had little or no repairs. Still have original tires and battery."

Daniel A., WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Base Mustang is an excellet value for the money if you just want one for fun"

Scott T., VA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"V6 is a good blend of power and economy."

J S., AZ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"A real fun car to drive. Acceleration is awesome and handling is very good."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Interior could be more luxurious, back up camera should be available on Shelbys."

M A., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"My 2011 Mustang GT is my baby. It still looks as though it was in the showroom, and hopefully will stay that way till they tell me I'm too old to drive. Replacement costs for a GT Premium with Brembo Pkg. is too much for me."

Richard H., AZ (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Very good gas mileage and have not had any issues the Mustang."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Great value for the price could not be happier with this car."

Arthur G., NV (2011 Ford Mustang)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Overall looks better than the newer models"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Just love classic aggressive look."

KENNETH L., PA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"it is an eye turner wherever we go with it"

JAMES P., OH (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The retro look. I like the stripes along the sides and when you open the door a blue light is on the threshold of the car. Also, the mustangs on the tires."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Ford Mustang)

"It is a timeless design. Brought back memories of the early Mustangs without being too retro."

ROLAND W., OK (2011 Ford Mustang)

"Premium interior, wheels, color handling and performance. Comfortable ride on both short and long trips."

MARVIN A., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang)
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