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Old 11-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Buying a car, quick question

Hey guys, I'm looking at 2 cars right now. The first one is a gotta have it green '14 V6 base with the 3.31 gears and 6 speed. The second one is a '14 GT base with the track package and six speed. At this point its all just dependent on how much credit I get approved for, so if I can get the GT I will.
The problem I have is should I get the manual trans or the auto? I've been wanting another stick car for a while now and I thought it test drove great, but there are a lot of threads out there about how bad the mt82 sucks so.... Does it suck that bad I should look at a auto car?
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I honestly thought the issues with the MT-82 were over blown when I purchased my '14 V6.

Knowing what I know now, I never would have bought the Mustang. In fact, I tried to get Ford to buy the car back from me, with no success.

I can't ever recommend anyone buy a car that has the MT-82. It is that bad.
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Out of hundreds of thousands sold, all you hear about are the bad one's. I've never had the first problem out of the trans or shifter, and if I'm driving it, I'm beating on it.
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Stick vs auto... at this point its personal preference. The new autos are so good nowadays it isn't like it used to be where the stick shift cars would be almost a whole second faster than the automatics.

As for the M6 issues... by now they are worked out or they should be. If you do happen to get a car that has trans issues then raise hell till they replace it or buy the car back.
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I've heard that the MT 82 is rated at 375 torque, which is right around the GT, I don't think it would be much of a problem with the V6. With the GT, it's about a 50/50 chance, so ask yourself 1 question, are you feeling feel lucky punk? Anyone catch that reference?
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I've heard that the MT 82 is rated at 375 torque, which is right around the GT, I don't think it would be much of a problem with the V6. With the GT, it's about a 50/50 chance, so ask yourself 1 question, are you feeling feel lucky punk? Anyone catch that reference?
How bout a reference link. Some of the stuff you say, you must pull out of your azz.
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I've heard that the MT 82 is rated at 375 torque, which is right around the GT, I don't think it would be much of a problem with the V6. With the GT, it's about a 50/50 chance, so ask yourself 1 question, are you feeling feel lucky punk? Anyone catch that reference?
Lol do you ? I wasn't even born when that was made.

Btw, you're close enough, but no cigar:

...you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?
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How bout a reference link. Some of the stuff you say, you must pull out of your azz.
I remember seeing this on the MT82 thread, so that, I learned from ME.
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. To the original post, I just bought a 2014 GT about 2 months ago. It's given me nothing but joy! I have a little over 1200 miles on it. From what I'm told, if the transmission is going to run into any problems, it'll be within the first 500-1000 miles. Also, ford has recently changed the tranny oil viscosity for the transmission (might be area dependent based on seasonal temps), and I hear this has solved a lot of quirks the transmission is experiencing. Besides that, you'll be covered with your power train warranty for 5 years at the very least.

I would say the only thing it really needs is an upgraded shifter. I ordered the mgw shifter, but I probably won't see it until January. It's a very popular mod on here and I trust everyone's judgment. I know some people might be tempted to go cheaper and on almost any other transmission, I'd agree that you'd see little difference. However, with the mt82, the mgw shifter is the supreme choice. Really consider the gt. I've driven both cars and while they are both a pleasure to drive,the sound of a big roaring v8 is really satisfying. The fuel economy is similar , with the exception of perhaps highway. It's been a huge improvement over my old 2v 4.6 mustang, so if that speaks for anything. You'll know what I mean the day you slap some axle backs on it. All v8's sound better with after market exhaust, but this car is night and day. It's so quiet and composed in stock form. Hope that helps.
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Well, I ended up getting approved for both cars(credit wise), but I was upside down in my trade and had little cash to add to the pot so I ended up going with the 3.7... It broke my heart a little bit, that GT was a hell of a car, but I just couldn't quite make the payment on it.

The V6 is a MT82 and so far I really enjoy it. All 75 miles lol!
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Nice, post some pics up. Nothing wrong with the V6 Mustangs nowadays. Any reason you didn't try for a low mileage used 2011/2012 5.0? I mean you can get them for low $20s and I've seen some that might as well be new. Guy I work with got a 20k something mile 2011 black on black 5.0 for $22k. I've sat it in and yeah it might as well be a brand new car and the exterior is mint too. Still has a factory warranty on it too.
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I just really wanted a new car with a full factory warranty. Never had one before so its pretty cool.
I put pics up in the intro forum
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Out of hundreds of thousands sold, all you hear about are the bad one's. I've never had the first problem out of the trans or shifter, and if I'm driving it, I'm beating on it.
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Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #15
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Not to mention the 13/14 just look that much better. The front grill and bevel that meets the hood, the blacked out tail lights and license plate insert. Mmmm mmm mmm congrats
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