Oh cool...I used to live in Milwaukee for a couple years, went to Marquette
Well if you have a vehicle for the nasty weather than I'd be all for a GT for dd in the nice weather. My buddy gets 22-25 easily with his 01 5spd on the highway.
The 96-98 4.6L 2v's were non PI engines..they don't have the refined intakes, cams, and exhaust manifolds that the 99-04 2v's have.
So the overall hp/tq output is significantly different than the 99-04.
96-98 2v: 215-225hp/285-290tq
99-04 2v: 260 hp/300tq
So if you can pick up a 99-04 GT with fair miles in decent shape for a good price I'd say jump on it.
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