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Where the 2011 5.0 ranks in the history of mustangs??

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Old 12-08-2010, 08:46 AM   #21
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I've seen this before, and I'm curious. Why would you spend $30K+ on a car that you dont like the looks of? I seriously want to understand the logic. I've read other members here that say the same thing. Makes no sense, IMO.
I dunno, seems about on par with the majority sentiment. I love the 60's stangs, but some types I'm not a fan of, the fastback for example (can't wait for the flames from the ones that are die-hard for that one). I'd kill to have this instead: Click the image to open in full size. The Boss 429, and many others of that era, of which I wasn't even around for.

But if I thought I could buy a fastback with my salary in great working order I'd still do it. Same for the newer re-vamped 2010+'s. They only fiddled with the main styling in the rear, so while not "woo-hoo!", I've still got "woo".
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #22
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I can compare the new car to two other Mustangs: the '01 GT and '03 Cobra. I used to own both, and now own an '11 GT. The '01 GT was a good car, especially for a first Mustang. I doubt anyone will argue that the '03 Cobra will go down as one of the best Mustangs ever. That being said, I absolutely, totally love the '11 GT. I would not trade back for my Cobra if you paid me. Stock for stock, my GT would beat my Cobra in a race, be it drag or road coarse (and I don't care about numbers, I know both cars, and I promise this is true).

Everything about this car is superior, especially the interior. The nav/SYNC system is incredible. The back-up camera kicks ***, as do the seat heaters, all the interior lighting is awesome (I thought it was cheesy when I saw it in my friend's GT500, but now I love it), it is PERFECT.

So far, with 14k miles on the odo, I have ONE complaint: there is no light in the center/back seat. This sucks because at night you can't see what's in the back seat. I fixed this problem with some LED strips from Autozone. That's one hell of a small complaint if you ask me.

In my opinion, it is a better car than the '03 Cobra, and that's saying a lot. Now if it only had that forged bottom end and blower from the factory . . .

Exterior styling is the best yet, to me. Although I didn't like the rear at first, it grew on me, and the front and side look much better than the '05-'09 cars. And the hood!!! The hood on the '05-'09 cars was terrible!!! It was like Ford's designers just ran out of talent or money or something.

Over the course of history, I think the Boss will end up overshadowing the standard GT, but as far as GTs go, it will find itself among the best, if not at the top.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #23
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I have had my Coyote since the summer, and I love driving it so much that it by default has now become my daily driver! The power out of a stock factory production car is unbelievable to me, well, coming out of a 4banger Toyota.

Whenever I get in my other car, I feel like a weenie. I get in my 'Stang and it's on!
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:20 PM   #24
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I like my 2006 GT style better than the 2011. However I hate to performance compared to the 2011 GT.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #25
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I may be the minority on this( shocker) but I think that the 2011 Looks at lot better than the 05-09 version. after the first year that 05-09 it looked old and dated (stock) i have been looking at the refresh since the 2010 and that version still is a head turner. I also agree with Zolen the hood on the 05-09 is terrible but my biggest issues with mustangs are the years that the hoodscoops are on there and are fake( stupid IMO and it looks like something you buy from Autozone)
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #26
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No. Styling wise, I like the 2010+ model better too. The 05s were nice at first but the 05 stangs never did anything for me. I can't wait to get my 2011!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #27
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I also agree with Zolen the hood on the 05-09 is terrible but my biggest issues with mustangs are the years that the hoodscoops are on there and are fake( stupid IMO and it looks like something you buy from Autozone)
Hey look it's got a non functional/fake hood scoop.
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If you think the 05-09's have hoodscoops that look like they came from autozone, have you seen an autozone hoodscoop.
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yup and like i said before hoodscoop on a car that dosent need one is stupid and an epci fail mustang or any other car that does it
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #29
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The 2011 Mustang GT is the best looking, fastest, best handling, and has the nicest interior of any Mustang GT ever made. Fire away.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #30
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Hey look it's got a non functional/fake hood scoop.
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That's one of the nicest looking 1969 Mach 1's I ever seen. Too bad they didn't order the $357 optional Cobra Jet engine with shaker hood. Oh well you win some and you lose some.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:57 AM   #31
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2011- 5.0 all the way!
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:31 AM   #32
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I have not been in the new 2011, but from the outside like most everyone, I love everything but the rear. I dont hate it though, just much prefer the 2005 to 2009 better.
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I sat inside the 2010 GT Premium (which is the same thing as the 2011 Premium). Wow. Night and day difference compared to the 2005 models. Everything just looks and feels right. It felt like I was actually driving a higher end car (infiniti or lexus) compared to the older Mustangs. That was one of the things that sold me.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #34
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I have test driven a 2011 bunches of times. I am about 6 months out from ordering my new one. I had a 2010 GT Premium that I have gotten rid of for family reasons. I much prefer the styling inside and outside of the '10 - '11 compared to the '05 - '09. I'm about to turn 45 and have been a Mustang fan since I can remember. My first one was an '84 GT w/T-tops. I have owned since the '84 GT a '90 LX 5.0, '93 GT, '94 GT, '96 GT, '98 GT Vert, '05 GT and a '10 GT. By far...my '84 GT and my '10 GT are my favorites.

I can't wait to get my new 5.0....... For me the combination of the looks of the new body AND the new 5.0 will put this at the top of MY list for best Mustang I have ever owned...
wilkinda, glad to hear you are getting back in a Mustang.
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:26 PM   #36
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I keep reading about some 10, 11 owners saying I didn't like the look of the back at first, but when I bought it, "the back grew on me", or "I warmed up to the look of the back"...Well guess what, if you wanted a NEW Mustang after 2009, you didn't have a choice but to "warm up to it", did you?... I mean what are you guys supposed to say on here," I just spent 30 k on a car that the back is ugly"
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I keep reading about some 10, 11 owners saying I didn't like the look of the back at first, but when I bought it, "the back grew on me", or "I warmed up to the look of the back"...Well guess what, if you wanted a NEW Mustang after 2009, you didn't have a choice but to "warm up to it", did you?... I mean what are you guys supposed to say on here," I just spent 30 k on a car that the back is ugly"
That's what I did when I bought my 2005. Liked everything but the rear..but I bought it anyway. And no, i never said the rear of the 2005 grew on me. Didn't like it all the way up until I traded it for the 2010.
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That's what I did when I bought my 2005. Liked everything but the rear..but I bought it anyway. And no, i never said the rear of the 2005 grew on me. Didn't like it all the way up until I traded it for the 2010.
Your the first person that I have heard say they didn't like the back of the 05-09...So I'm guessing you like the back of the 10,11?? I said guessing because you bought a car once before with not liking the back, thought maybe you did it again.
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Your the first person that I have heard say they didn't like the back of the 05-09...So I'm guessing you like the back of the 10,11?? I said guessing because you bought a car once before with not liking the back, thought maybe you did it again.
Honestly....it was my least favorite part of the 2010 as well. but I made enough mods to make it likeable...
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I personally don't like the looks of the flat broad back end of the 05-09 S197. To me, it's kinda akin to looking at an elephant's ***.

The '10+ rear end is more refined to me, more elegant. It could still be improved (at least to my own liking). I just wish the lights did not have so much damn sheet metal to the left and right side.
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