2011 Mustang 5.0 - Daily driver

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  1. CanadianDude

    CanadianDude Notebook Deity

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    Thoughts? I have driven it, like it a lot, and it's much easier to drive than the Camaro.

    The winters up here concerns me, though.
     
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    Recently got the 2011 v6 with 3.31 gears.... it's absolutely not a 5.0, but it is a hell of a car. 305 hp+ 30mpg= win... and the fact that it is pretty much up to par with GTs pre 2011. The is the first year I ever considered a v6 stang, as they were absolute garbage up until this point.

    That being said, I drove the 5.0 and it is an absolute beast!
     
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    winter tires will be a must, and maybe some gears. either drive very safe cuz v8 torque + RWD + snow/ice = scary, or get a beater for the winter. =P

    maybe a cheap econo car with a working heater to get u through the cold months.
     
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    Get good, skinny tires and throw a couple sandbags in the trunk.
     
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    Sorry to kinda hijack, but what does niicks gear ratio do/mean exactly?

    As the others have said though, winter tires and weight on the rear end would be a must.
     
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    In the real world, with real snow and ice, Traction Control and ABS just make it harder to get from point A to point B
     
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    i drove in blizzardy conditions with my 98 v6 mustang with no ABS and no traction control. i slid all over the place and almost wrecked more than 10 times in less than 10 miles.

    i didn't have winter tires so i can't contest to that, but RWD vehicles get wrecked in snow unless you don't mind driving below 20 mph the whole time.

    stop and go traffic with snow kills you because you fishtail almost uncontrollably when you let off the clutch to get moving from a stop. just be careful.
     
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    Welcome to the world of American Muscle:D

    You got one hell of a car, once you get the funds and the warranty is over.. I highly recommend you gets some mods (aftermarket exhaust and a Tune.. maybe headers) and you would be pushing almost 500HP in no time

    You should visit some Mustang forums if your not already a member

    and stay safe... even I know how hard it's not to use 400+ torque on the street but don't let the annoying ricers in their econoboxes with their weedwacker exhaust tempt you into street racing

    Also.. If the funds allow, I would also recommend a $200-500 winter beater. Look for a 1900-1999 4x4 Chevy blazer or a jeep.
     
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    but that's the fun part! :p :D
     
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