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Old 06-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Pros & Cons of GT

Okay, I'm on my 4th Mustang and all of them have been 6ers. I'm thinking when the body style changes again I would step up to a GT which at that point it will not be my daily driver. I know people talk about high insurance and gas mileage, but I would like for someone to dig a little deeper than those obvious points. What are all the pros and cons of a GT. I expect to get a crap load of pros, but would like to hear what has to be said about the cons to. All and every input is appreciated.
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Okay, I'm on my 4th Mustang and all of them have been 6ers. I'm thinking when the body style changes again I would step up to a GT which at that point it will not be my daily driver. I know people talk about high insurance and gas mileage, but I would like for someone to dig a little deeper than those obvious points. What are all the pros and cons of a GT. I expect to get a crap load of pros, but would like to hear what has to be said about the cons to. All and every input is appreciated.
really...did you search....we literally just had this thread. Which it seems you know based on your post....

this threads never turn out well. Always end up in flaming and we see them at least once or twice a month...
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Just get a gt you'll love the upgrade.

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really...did you search....we literally just had this thread. Which it seems you know based on your post....

this threads never turn out well. Always end up in flaming and we see them at least once or twice a month...
Lmao. I was gonna warn him but I just grabbed my :popcorn & waited patiently for the drama!
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GT = Good Times, enough said. lol
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Lmao. I was gonna warn him but I just grabbed my :popcorn & waited patiently for the drama!
Its just rediculous to have to respond too this every few weeks Lol.
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Its just rediculous to have to respond too this every few weeks Lol.
I feel u man! I was like one of these just ended less than a week ago & it wasn't pretty, as usual! Lmao.
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To the OP.. (Yes search bar) but a GT will get you lower Gass mileage on most occasions.. MAybe not by much but some.. Mix I got 21 with my 01 V6 I got 17-18 with my 01 GT.. That said yes it may be minimal but if you drive a lot (like I do) it adds up.. Also.. In theory (some with argue) with. V8=more moving parts=more chances parts fail..

Another con to a V6 performance isn't cheap.. Especially when it comes to the motor.. V8 act very diffently with mods.. And there's a lot more parts for the V8.. Also seams the mod bug hits harder spending more and more money..

Other big cons for me as a v8 and verts (of course more people will argue) is insurance went up about 60$ per month if you add that up its 720$ a year more in insurance cost.. That's a lot of modd money..

Also I go threw tires on my V8 a lot faster
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really...did you search....we literally just had this thread. Which it seems you know based on your post....

this threads never turn out well. Always end up in flaming and we see them at least once or twice a month...
Dude, I rarely come to this forum. Why you might ask, because there was no need. The basics you speak of is not what I see in this forum, it's common sense. No one ever actually explain why, just it's better. I thought this forum would be the same as the 6ers forum. Mustang enthusiast wanted to talk about a passion. Not a bash session. It's easier to point me in the direction of what I'm looking for than talk crap. I wouldn't have posted the question if I found what I was looking for
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Gt is for more performance while six is for gas saving more power = more gas usage.
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There is no con. If you can afford a GT, and you want performance, there's zero con. I got 26 MPG on my way to a BBQ last weekend, yes babying it, but still. Insurance depends on you and on your insurance company. Mine went up $240 a year over my Audi A4. $20 a month is nothing. It's also not my daily driver. Maitanence could be more I suppose, but again, I'm coming from a German car. There's a reason the GT costs more. It depends if you want performance or not.
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Dude, I rarely come to this forum. Why you might ask, because there was no need. The basics you speak of is not what I see in this forum, it's common sense. No one ever actually explain why, just it's better. I thought this forum would be the same as the 6ers forum. Mustang enthusiast wanted to talk about a passion. Not a bash session. It's easier to point me in the direction of what I'm looking for than talk crap. I wouldn't have posted the question if I found what I was looking for
The reason I have the attitude I have, is you can't have tried very hard to learn. I mean now more than ever I am not sure what you want to know. Are we talking generic V6 vs Generic V8? Do you mean the 4.7L vs the 5.0L? Do we need to go down to the basics of how an engine works? Do we need to hold your hand through the process?

I do ask questions sometimes, yes I get stumped, but when it comes to most of my knowledge with cars, it comes from reading reading and reading and oh more reading and then some more reading. Doesn't matter from where. I started with how engines work, what is compression ratios, etc. etc. onward.
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There is no con. If you can afford a GT, and you want performance, there's zero con. I got 26 MPG on my way to a BBQ last weekend, yes babying it, but still. Insurance depends on you and on your insurance company. Mine went up $240 a year over my Audi A4. $20 a month is nothing. It's also not my daily driver. Maitanence could be more I suppose, but again, I'm coming from a German car. There's a reason the GT costs more. It depends if you want performance or not.
Saying there is no con is a biased statement.. Spending more money in any sort of way is a con.. Even yes you may be getting more power but still.. Insurance cost are a big con yes depends on company's/driving record/age extra.. But I coulda saved 300$ a year buy buying a 2007 V6.. And saying you got 26 mpg is to everyone's own.. Some people get 28 mpg out of these 2v's but I don't.. And out of a v6 if I got 4 more mpgs say times 10 gal full up that's 40 more miles that's say 7$ per fill up (I fill up once a week) 52x7 364$ per year.. Yes numbers are all hypothetical.. But assuming I save 400$ a year on gas 600$ a year on insurance and 300$ a year on tires.. That's a total of 1300$ per year.. That's big for me. And that's low balling gass savings.. No numbers arnt exact but I'm just throwing out cons because that's what he wanted.. No for someone to say there are none..
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My question has nothing to do with 6 vs 8. I can care less about that comparison. Just because I get a degree doesn't mean I know how to apply it to a field. I want answers from the source who has the experience and knowledge. More often than not all I see is mine is better than yours style comments. When there's 80+ comments, who's going to sit through that hoping one person might take it for what it is and give background from his/her perspective. Like the guy Sixpack did above. Knowledge IS power, but it will never trump knowledge plus experience if you get where I'm coming from
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Dude, I rarely come to this forum. Why you might ask, because there was no need. The basics you speak of is not what I see in this forum, it's common sense. No one ever actually explain why, just it's better. I thought this forum would be the same as the 6ers forum. Mustang enthusiast wanted to talk about a passion. Not a bash session. It's easier to point me in the direction of what I'm looking for than talk crap. I wouldn't have posted the question if I found what I was looking for
Personally and no offense to anyone on the form I have to agree with his statement.. People are here to learn because they don't know as much as other people. Being the reason they come to a form. If you don't want to take the time to inform him, then don't take the time to bash him.. OP I told you my opinions on cons of a GT..
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Saying there is no con is a biased statement.. Spending more money in any sort of way is a con.. Even yes you may be getting more power but still.. Insurance cost are a big con yes depends on company's/driving record/age extra.. But I coulda saved 300$ a year buy buying a 2007 V6.. And saying you got 26 mpg is to everyone's own.. Some people get 28 mpg out of these 2v's but I don't.. And out of a v6 if I got 4 more mpgs say times 10 gal full up that's 40 more miles that's say 7$ per fill up (I fill up once a week) 52x7 364$ per year.. Yes numbers are all hypothetical.. But assuming I save 400$ a year on gas 600$ a year on insurance and 300$ a year on tires.. That's a total of 1300$ per year.. That's big for me. And that's low balling gass savings.. No numbers arnt exact but I'm just throwing out cons because that's what he wanted.. No for someone to say there are none..
Lol. If your going to think that far into it get a v6
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Saying there is no con is a biased statement.. Spending more money in any sort of way is a con.. Even yes you may be getting more power but still.. Insurance cost are a big con yes depends on company's/driving record/age extra.. But I coulda saved 300$ a year buy buying a 2007 V6.. And saying you got 26 mpg is to everyone's own.. Some people get 28 mpg out of these 2v's but I don't.. And out of a v6 if I got 4 more mpgs say times 10 gal full up that's 40 more miles that's say 7$ per fill up (I fill up once a week) 52x7 364$ per year.. Yes numbers are all hypothetical.. But assuming I save 400$ a year on gas 600$ a year on insurance and 300$ a year on tires.. That's a total of 1300$ per year.. That's big for me. And that's low balling gass savings.. No numbers arnt exact but I'm just throwing out cons because that's what he wanted.. No for someone to say there are none..
Very true, hence my elaboration that if its performance you want, there's no real con. He said he wasn't daily driving of he gets a GT, so gas and tires are not close to that, tires could last years. I guess I'll say more plainly then that cost is the only possible con. Like I said, if you can afford a GT, no real con.
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To the OP.. (Yes search bar) but a GT will get you lower Gass mileage on most occasions.. MAybe not by much but some.. Mix I got 21 with my 01 V6 I got 17-18 with my 01 GT.. That said yes it may be minimal but if you drive a lot (like I do) it adds up.. Also.. In theory (some with argue) with. V8=more moving parts=more chances parts fail..

Another con to a V6 performance isn't cheap.. Especially when it comes to the motor.. V8 act very diffently with mods.. And there's a lot more parts for the V8.. Also seams the mod bug hits harder spending more and more money..

Other big cons for me as a v8 and verts (of course more people will argue) is insurance went up about 60$ per month if you add that up its 720$ a year more in insurance cost.. That's a lot of modd money..

Also I go threw tires on my V8 a lot faster
Holy crap! Up 60 per month! You must be young or have some tickets or wrecked cause I only pay 66 a month.
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My question has nothing to do with 6 vs 8. I can care less about that comparison. Just because I get a degree doesn't mean I know how to apply it to a field. I want answers from the source who has the experience and knowledge. More often than not all I see is mine is better than yours style comments. When there's 80+ comments, who's going to sit through that hoping one person might take it for what it is and give background from his/her perspective. Like the guy Sixpack did above. Knowledge IS power, but it will never trump knowledge plus experience if you get where I'm coming from
I went from a V6 to a V8 and the biggest cons are cost's like someone said if you can afford it do it.. But your cost.. Gas/insurance/tires will go up.. But as stated before no other major cons.. Most parts are somewhat cheaper.. But you can do more= more $= more power.. And a personal con.. I have a GT now I have a fast car.. I enjoyed having a V6 and making it fast
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I believe I started a thread like this a week ago cuz I was thinking of buying GT...that thread also blew up. lol
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Holy crap! Up 60 per month! You must be young or have some tickets or wrecked cause I only pay 66 a month.
Who's your insurance through. I haven't got a ticket in 10+ yrs and would never find full coverage that cheap with my current V6. I'd definitely like to save them dollars
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Personally and no offense to anyone on the form I have to agree with his statement.. People are here to learn because they don't know as much as other people. Being the reason they come to a form. If you don't want to take the time to inform him, then don't take the time to bash him.. OP I told you my opinions on cons of a GT..
+1 I have to agree with this!
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Lol. If your going to think that far into it get a v6
I have 1 and used to have 3.. And yes I do think that far into things..

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Holy crap! Up 60 per month! You must be young or have some tickets or wrecked cause I only pay 66 a month.
I'm 19 and have a careless driving ticket because it was icy and slid into a car. That's why I said everyone's insurance is there own.. It went from 70 to 130 per month..
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Personally and no offense to anyone on the form I have to agree with his statement.. People are here to learn because they don't know as much as other people. Being the reason they come to a form. If you don't want to take the time to inform him, then don't take the time to bash him.. OP I told you my opinions on cons of a GT..
While I agree I also don't. It is just like schools today. Students don't want to do the actual work to get the knowledge they just want it handed to them on a silver platter. So yes people come to a forum to gain knowledge but previous threads and posts don't get deleted just so they can be asked again. That information is kept. If it is too hard for the OP to read through a forum thread that might give him his answer because it also might not, then you are correct I have no interest helping him.

I also feel that this question he is asking is becoming so vague that it will become hard to answer. Are we just talking the 5.0 V8, push rod V8? etc onward? Are we talking high revving smaller V8s? Lower revving larger V8s? etc. onward.

Seems like this thread is going to be a mess.
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does it matter what we say. I bought the car because i always wanted one and now I can afford it. I am doing it for myself don't give a hoot what others like or don't like.

I have come to the conclusion life is short and if you want it get it and forget the rest.
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does it matter what we say. I bought the car because i always wanted one and now I can afford it. I am doing it for myself don't give a hoot what others like or don't like.

I have come to the conclusion life is short and if you want it get it and forget the rest.
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does it matter what we say. I bought the car because i always wanted one and now I can afford it. I am doing it for myself don't give a hoot what others like or don't like.

I have come to the conclusion life is short and if you want it get it and forget the rest.
Yes agreed and good statement.. But I've alway wanted a mustang but I couldn't afford a V8 so I bought a V6 till I could..
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if you have to ask the pro's and con's of a v6 or 5.0 ? Than you should just get the v6.....end of story....!
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I owned 2 v6's before finally buying a V8 (owning both over an 11 year period). Having done what you did (less 2 cars) just buy the v8. Besides cost associated. there is no noticeable con.
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GT's are definitely more expensive. But, as a wise man once said, "You gotta pay to play."
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I bought a V6 for the gas mileage and to park my 14 mpg truck unless I needed a truck. Was still looking at a V8 but wanted the newer 5.0 and just couldn't swing it right now. When I can afford the V8 I will have one. The V6 is fun, but it doesn't compare to a V8. I had one until I had to trade it for the truck because I needed a truck for my business. I guess my opinion is if you can afford the V8, including tires, gas, and insurance. Get it you won't be disappointed.
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I bought a V6 for the gas mileage and to park my 14 mpg truck unless I needed a truck. Was still looking at a V8 but wanted the newer 5.0 and just couldn't swing it right now. When I can afford the V8 I will have one. The V6 is fun, but it doesn't compare to a V8. I had one until I had to trade it for the truck because I needed a truck for my business. I guess my opinion is if you can afford the V8, including tires, gas, and insurance. Get it you won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:32 AM   #35
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How about this. Moderators post a sticky at the top of the forum with information on how to do searches and EXPLAIN the importance of not creating multiple threads on the same topics if there are reasons why.
When I was a newbie I asked all sorts of questions that I'm sure had been asked before. But that is the fun of forums. Not just a searchable knowledge base but a way to collaborate and get ideas from fellow Mustang lovers.
It just seems lately that there are a few members that go strait to bashing questions. If you don't want to answer it then don't and move on to the next thread.
I chose ME out of all the others because it is a great forum. But the condescending and negative comments are starting to get on my fricking nerves.
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