Mazda Makes World’s Fastest Convertible… Sort Of

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In a clever fashion, Mazda has proved that its MX-5 Miata is the world’s fastest convertible in a drag race set in Southern California. Continue Reading...

Ford Mustang Transmission Problems, As Shown By Owners [Video]

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Ford Mustang Transmission Problems, As Shown By Owners [Video]
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We reported on Ford’s investigation and potential recall of its 2011 and 2012 V6-engined Mustangs, which have developed problems with the 6-speed manual transmission. Now here’s what they’re actually like, as recorded by Ford customers. The videos show an inability to grasp second or third gear with the clutch depressed. At speeds, the gears grind… Continue Reading...

Special Edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance Revealed… for Japan?

Special Edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance Revealed… for Japan?
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Ford is looking to increase its popularity in the Japanese market with a special edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance. Production for this special edition Japanese Mustang will be limited to 50 units total, 25 going to the coupe and 25 for the convertible. The Sport Appearance Mustang mainly consists of accessories, leaving the 3.7L V6… Continue Reading...

Ford Mustang To Get Ecoboost Engine, Confirmed By Bill Ford Jr.

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Ford Mustang To Get Ecoboost Engine, Confirmed By Bill Ford Jr.
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A tip given to Jalopnik states that Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. confirmed that an Ecoboost engine will appear in the Mustang, although a timeline and engine specifications were not provided. While speaking at Princeton University, Ford was asked by an audience member about the possibility of an Ecoboost Mustang. Ford confirmed that the turbocharged… Continue Reading...

Ford Asking Fans To Help Name Mustang V6 Performance Package

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Ford Asking Fans To Help Name Mustang V6 Performance Package
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With over 300 horsepower, the Ford Mustang V6 is no longer confined to the role of rental car, like its less fortunate ancestors were. Even though it carries the stigma of “V6 pony car”, the Mustang with two fewer cylinders can move well, and Ford knows this. For the upcoming “V6 Performance Package”, Ford is… Continue Reading...

2011 Ford Mustang V6 Gets 48.5 MPG During Closed Circuit Fuel Economy Challenge

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2011 Ford Mustang V6 Gets 48.5 MPG During Closed Circuit Fuel Economy Challenge
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It’s crazy to think that only five years ago, the Ford Mustang V8 put out 300 horsepower and put up 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. This year’s Mustang (technically a 2011) V6 will put out 307 horsepower and deliver 19 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway… Continue Reading...

DUB Edition Ford Mustang Opening Salvo In Special Edition Sweepstakes

DUB Edition Ford Mustang Opening Salvo In Special Edition Sweepstakes
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It was inevitable, but the first special edition Ford Mustang is here, and not surprisingly, it’s a V6. The 2011 DUB edition Ford Mustang comes in a coupe, convertible or full-length glass roof bodystyle, with a Roush front end treatment, racing stripes, quarter window covers, windshield banner, and DUB logos embroidered onto the front headrests. 20-inch wheels,… Continue Reading...