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Old 03-23-2015, 09:08 PM   #1
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Another Gt or v6

So I was supposed to buy a 2000 V6 from a family member but since I can't get it now because its gone i'm thinking maybe if I could get a Gt instead of a v6 ? would it be a great idea for a first car ?
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My first Mustang is my current one. I went with a GT Premium with the 5spd. Coworker bought it last year from car craft summer nationals. Put some more money into it. Then traded it in at work towards a 2015 ecoboost. I purchased it from work and did my own mods to it.

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If you can get a GT I would recommend it. Don't wanna have one of those "could of had a V8" moments.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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Another Gt or v6

Exactly what phats said...
I work on these kind of cars for a living and 90% of V6 owners wish they bought a v8, Camaros, Challengers, and Mustangs...
Now the other 10% it's either sentimental value or insurance issues. Almost all v6 owners I meet plan on force induction/nitrous, in one way or another...
Do what you want but there's a saying... THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A V8...

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Even my coworker said he misses the sound of the V8 engine. Loves the turbo, but there is nothing like the sound of a V8 with a good exhaust system.

"If you can't be fast, might as well be loud" ~HotRod Magazine~
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It all depends in what you want to use the car for. I got my 14 v6 for a good deal and its a fun daily driver. Not the fastest but it's fun, reasonable priced considering I have to keep it parked in a parking deck, and gets great gas mileage considering I drive 4-5 hundred miles a week for work usually. And I still get to mess around with it and do little mods here and there.

Now the pre 11 V6's are not in the same ball park and really don't offer much HP. And if your looking at the 94-04 body styles you can usually find GT's in the same price range as some of the V6's if you just got back a few years although its essentially the same car.

One thing I will say is that online every is extremely harsh in the sense 'Why did you buy a V6' or 'Real mustangs have V8's' etc. But in the real world people arn't like that or at least anyone you would want to have a conversation with. I've owned everything from Turbo inports, to F bodies and now I have my mustang. And i've never once had anyone say 'your car sucks because its a V6'. And most people are impressed of the few tasteful mods I did that really set the car apart IMO. Best piece of advice I can give you is to go out look at EVERY type of car you are even remotely considering and make sure you see/ drive them all before deciding. When you find the 'right' car you will know it (or at least I do).
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I'm actually looking into purchasing my second mustang. I'm very excited about it; I've had the privilege of working on this car since the day the current owner bought it. Now it's for sale to me and me only. The current owner has health issues and needs the money. I was in the market for a terminator (03-04 cobra), but he gave me a call one day and I'm going to buy his car. Now I like a lot of cars and love only a few, I love his car...
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That's my blue Roush beside it...

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It all depends in what you want to use the car for. I got my 14 v6 for a good deal and its a fun daily driver. Not the fastest but it's fun, reasonable priced considering I have to keep it parked in a parking deck, and gets great gas mileage considering I drive 4-5 hundred miles a week for work usually. And I still get to mess around with it and do little mods here and there.

Now the pre 11 V6's are not in the same ball park and really don't offer much HP. And if your looking at the 94-04 body styles you can usually find GT's in the same price range as some of the V6's if you just got back a few years although its essentially the same car.

One thing I will say is that online every is extremely harsh in the sense 'Why did you buy a V6' or 'Real mustangs have V8's' etc. But in the real world people arn't like that or at least anyone you would want to have a conversation with. I've owned everything from Turbo inports, to F bodies and now I have my mustang. And i've never once had anyone say 'your car sucks because its a V6'. And most people are impressed of the few tasteful mods I did that really set the car apart IMO. Best piece of advice I can give you is to go out look at EVERY type of car you are even remotely considering and make sure you see/ drive them all before deciding. When you find the 'right' car you will know it (or at least I do).
Most Mustang owners appreciate any Mustang, regardless of power plant... Unless your do an LS swap. Then be prepared to hear a little criticism.
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Most Mustang owners appreciate any Mustang, regardless of power plant... Unless your do an LS swap. Then be prepared to hear a little criticism.

LS swap mustangs get off easy compared to jap powered mustangs...


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I'm actually looking into purchasing my second mustang. I'm very excited about it; I've had the privilege of working on this car since the day the current owner bought it. Now it's for sale to me and me only. The current owner has health issues and needs the money. I was in the market for a terminator (03-04 cobra), but he gave me a call one day and I'm going to buy his car. Now I like a lot of cars and love only a few, I love his car...
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That's really cool. Same thing happened to me and my dad when we bought our 1953 Chevy Pickup. Guy who owned it visited my mom's store with it, and they got to talking. My dad said if he ever decided to sell the truck let him know. About a year later he stopped in and said "$3000, and I'll take payments!" You never saw me and my dad scramble money so quickly! LOL
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Exactly what I told him. This car is his baby, 04 GT by the way. If ever he wanted to sell it he knew where to find me, I told him the first time I saw it. So I'm going to take care of it for him, he's one of those people who won't sell his car to just anyone. He wants to be assured that the car will be well maintained and not being abused...


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I had a 2000 v6 auto. Good car but not what I wanted.

Got a v8 never looked back.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:37 AM   #12
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Buying a v6 and giving it the sound and the power of a gt will cost more than buying a Gt I'm going for a gt I already saw a couple of good ones with under 90 000 km never winter driven and MANUAL (i hate auto)
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I agree, if you can get a GT go for it, I had a 2000 GT that I kept for 14 years, just sold it when I got my 2014 Saleen, now I wish I would have kept it for my daily driver!
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:01 PM   #14
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is around 7-8 k a good price for a 99-04 Gt ?
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is around 7-8 k a good price for a 99-04 Gt ?
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I think that is a bit high unless it has extremely low miles and highly sought after mods. You should be able to get a nice one in the 5K range from a private owner. 7-8K would be what you would pay at a dealership. Mach-1's are usually in that price range.
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Yep just checked Craigs List and price range was low 3K's private owner to a high of 7,450 at a dealership in the San Diego Area.
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maybe its because the ones that i'm looking have never seen winter and have low km's (around 85 000) or maube its the palce where I live (in Quebec) but here the v6 are around 3 k
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is around 7-8 k a good price for a 99-04 Gt ?
I paid $5900 for mine with 123k on to it. California car. There was over a grand of new parts put into it including Ford Racing clutch with new throw out bearing. Rear pinion seal and rebuild rear limited slip. Also had the 100k tune up done to it... Since I bought it I threw another grand at it with performance and wheels and tires.
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Definitely GT over v6 if we're talking 99-04 for both models. Now if you're comparing a 2011+ v6 to a 99-04 GT i'd actually consider the v6..way newer, modern technology (relatively speaking) and the power level is much more comparable, again no v8 sound though.

Keep in mind pricing of used cars is fairly subjective. The used market for 99-04 mustangs may be completely different than what it is elsewhere.

I can go on craigslist right now and find several 99-04 5spd GT's with under 100k miles for $4-8k.
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