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Posted On: 12/23/2011 10:34AM
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Well, despite all the complaints about Ford's Chinese-built Getrag MT82 6-speed, the NHTSA has determined that the manual tranny is a-OK and that Ford won't have to issue a recall on manual-equipped 2011-2012 Mustangs. The 364 official complaints from Mustang owners included grinding gears, hard shifting, loose clutch-plate bolts and more. But the NHTSA concluded that "There is no indication of loss of motive power or unreasonable safety risk associated with the alleged defect in the subject vehicles," and suggested that simply letting the drivetrain warm up properly before thrashing on it would make the problems go away. Ford further added that hard driving by Mustang owners might be partly to blame for the issues! There was a TSB or two issued to deal with the clutch hardware, but otherwise, that's it: case closed. I dunno, if I had a manual Mustang that was having these problems, I'd be pissed. Wouldn't you? Full story at Edmunds.



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Posted On: 10/19/2011 2:55PM
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Thanks to a new agreement with the UAW, we now know that the next GT500 will be getting power from a supercharged 5.8 liter. Why? A line in the document for the Romeo Engine Assembly Plant states that “the 5.4L Supercharged engine gets upgraded to a 5.8L.” Power could be near 620hp. Sweet! Via Fox News



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Posted On: 7/6/2011 12:08PM
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According to MustangDaily, the next Mustang will debut as a 2015 model, not a 2014 model as had been originally reported. This all-new pony will go on sale in the spring of 2014, exactly 50 years after the 1964 1/2 Mustang first appeared in showrooms. MustangDaily is also reporting that the current Stang will get a refresh for 2013. Hmmm, wonder what they are planning for that...



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Posted On: 6/23/2011 8:28AM
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It's been a long time since the Mustang was available with a four banger, but history may repeat itself in 2014. TheMustangNews.com is reporting that Ford may have a 2.3 liter version of the 240 hp 2.0 liter EcoBoost turbocharged four in the works. The next Mustang will be smaller and lighter, gas will be more expensive and regulations stricter, so it wouldn't be a big surprise. But would you buy a four-cylinder Stang, even if it produced 275 hp?



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Posted On: 6/17/2011 1:48PM
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I love that wagons have become so cool that they're now making more and more of them out of cars that were never meant to be wagons in the first place. While the Corvette wagon craze has been raging on and off for decades, it seems that Mustang wagons are a little less common. This one was built by Joe Ramp, based on a back-in-the-day aftermarket wagon conversion he saw in a 1966 Car and Driver back issue. I guess he must've gotten a decent offer on it, because the eBay auction was ended early. More pics below the jump, via Bring a Trailer!

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Posted On: 6/10/2011 8:07AM
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Awhile back I asked you what the 2014 Mustang was gonna look like, and now it looks like we might have some kind-of-official answers. Supposedly, it'll be a "world" car under the automaker's "One Ford" program, meaning it'll be available overseas and in right-hand drive format for the first time: it might even share the same platform as the Aussie Ford Falcon. It'll be way smaller and lighter than the current Mustang, and will have a wider range of available motors, including a gas saving turbocharged Eco Boost putting out 300 hp. Also, maybe the biggesst bombshell at all is that it'll finally get independent rear suspension. Sure, the Cobra Mustang had that for one year in 1999, but this time it'll be for real. The rendering below is as far as I know not official yet. So what do you think? Are you on board with this plan, or is Ford high? See the rear view below the jump, and read the story at Auto Express.

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Posted On: 5/17/2011 3:18PM
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Here's Yves Faber killing it at the Eschdorf hill climb course last week. Video after the jump! Via Speedhunters

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Posted On: 5/6/2011 10:10AM
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In April, the Camaro lead the Mustang in sales for the fourth consecutive month. Chevy moved 10,852 units vs. Ford's 8,180 (and Dodge sold just 3,617 Challengers). Now, a lot of people were expecting the Camaro to sell better than the Mustang when it was first introduced, simply because it was new and there hadn't been a Camaro on the market for many years. But it seems to be maintaining and perhaps even building on its lead. What gives? What's it gonna take for the Mustang to get back on top? Are we going to have to wait until 2014?

Photo: Greg’s 700hp Camaro.



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Posted On: 4/18/2011 2:14PM
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The Mustang turned 47 this weekend--it made its public debut on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. Below is Tammy’s 1964 1/2--the one that started it all! Which Mustang is your favorite?



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Posted On: 3/16/2011 11:50AM
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You just knew someone was gonna do this, didn't you? Well, Kurgan Motorsports brought this old Fox into the 21st century with a new Coyote 5.0 out of a wrecked 2011 GT. The engine dropped right in, but according to Bob Kurgan, “We had to custom make the motor mounts, air conditioning brackets, power steering brackets ourselves. But it’s a friggin’ animal on the streets.” More pics after the jump! Via MustangEvolution.com

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