Based on Ford Mustang GT
Ford evolved the retro looks of its Mustang pony car last year, and for 2011 the Mustang gets significant changes under the hood with a new V-6 that makes 305 horsepower and a 5.0-liter V-8 that cranks out 412 hp. The Mustang continues to be offered in coupe and convertible body styles, and its p... Read Full Report
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'Twas the first night of summer when my cellphone rang.It was Mrs. G.Her message was succinct. "I'm not sure what that car is, but you're putting the top down and taking me for a ride tonight," she said."Tonight" turned out to be a string of nights in a week's worth of joyriding with the accent on "joy." There's nothing quite like a convertible when the weather gods s... Read full review for the 2011 Ford Mustang
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Can't say much about the reliability because I've only run 370 miles on it, but I am quite impressed with the 2011 Mustang V6 Premium. The car as a whole isn't spectacular but it impresses on all fron... Read Full Review
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Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.