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Old 01-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #71
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I am now at 21,000 miles - got it with 14,000. Anyway, I live in Atlanta and my commute is only about 4 miles each way. I am a construction manager so it is not unusual to go to a few jobs a week. These are generally 10-15 miles away and I will be on the interstate at some point going 70-80 mph, depending on traffic conditions. Typically I am right around 20 mpg, lowest is just under 19 and the highest I have seen is about 28 on the road. I have yet to hit 30 mpg on a road trip - which disappoints me a bit after seeing what some others are getting. I typically use cruise control at about 74 mph. Car is totally stock with 2.73 rear end. Suggestions are appreciated.

That sound good to me
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I am now at 21,000 miles - got it with 14,000. Anyway, I live in Atlanta and my commute is only about 4 miles each way. I am a construction manager so it is not unusual to go to a few jobs a week. These are generally 10-15 miles away and I will be on the interstate at some point going 70-80 mph, depending on traffic conditions. Typically I am right around 20 mpg, lowest is just under 19 and the highest I have seen is about 28 on the road. I have yet to hit 30 mpg on a road trip - which disappoints me a bit after seeing what some others are getting. I typically use cruise control at about 74 mph. Car is totally stock with 2.73 rear end. Suggestions are appreciated.

What year is your car? And what are you wanting?
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I love my v6 as well, but I just hate how there aren't near as many mods for v6's as there are for GT's. Also you get lower gains from each mod you put on. If I could afford buying a GT right now I would. I stopped putting money into my car besides just in maintenance so I can use it until I finish college and can afford a GT.
How so? About equal if not more for the v6. Simply because you can upgrade rear end, etc to a gt's on the v6.

My GT would walk my 6, but at the end of the day I have a saddened heart about getting rid of my v6. I loved it and had TONS of fun in it.
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Yea it sounds pretty good... I dunno I just seems like something is off with the gas. Btw I run 87 and synthetic blend oil changes. I hear so many things to make our car quick or feel quicker I don't know where to start... People say get 4:10's or tloc or gt 8.8 rear end so both my wheels will spin and I hear tune it also. Where should I start ?
Start with a tune. You can't have a new rear end without a custom tune for it. A tune is the starting point for literally like everything. Lol. Plus the gain for it are immense when compared to other bolt ons. I can't wait til I pull my tuner over to my new GT. Mmmm
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Start with a tune. You can't have a new rear end without a custom tune for it. A tune is the starting point for literally like everything. Lol. Plus the gain for it are immense when compared to other bolt ons. I can't wait til I pull my tuner over to my new GT. Mmmm

Thanks man deff going after the tuner next... I didn't know u needed one for a rear end
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Thanks man deff going after the tuner next... I didn't know u needed one for a rear end
I know 100% for gears you do. I would think with rear end you would. Plus you'll want some extra power to carry around that heavier 8.8
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What year is your car? And what are you wanting?
Mine is 2013, as it says in my signature.
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Mine is 2013, as it says in my signature.

It didn't show your signature..
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2013 V6 base, 3.31 rear, 6spd manual. Bought new last September, have about 23,000 miles on it now. Bone stock except for the winter tires on it, which are a necessity living in Fairbanks, AK.

My 'commute' is my sales route and is completely in town, about 50 miles of driving, except for one day of the week where I go out of town 150 miles round trip on a 2 lane road with no traffic and no signals.

In town in summer I average around 22-23mpg if I short shift at 2000rpm and take the effort to drive conservatively. If I'm having a bit more fun or get careless, it'll quickly and easily dive in to the high teen's (18-19 or worse). On the out of town day, I average 32-34mpg at a steady 55-60mph in summer. In winter, subtract 3-5mpg.

A tune that gets only 2mpg better would pay for itself in less than a year for me, so that's on the list to get with my tax return. If I can't afford a second set of wheels this summer, I'm going to try a set of low rolling resistance (LRR) tires and see if I can get an improvement there too.

FWIW, I did the math, and if I had bought a Prius C instead of a Mustang like I had planned to I would have saved about $2700 in gas alone since I bought the car in September 2012. But then I'd be stuck driving a Prius...
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You made a good choice with the mustang, but if you get a tuner grab a tuner and CAI from AM and you'll get some extra mpg and some horsepower plus it's a better deal and you'll be happy with the results!

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You made a good choice with the mustang, but if you get a tuner grab a tuner and CAI from AM and you'll get some extra mpg and some horsepower plus it's a better deal and you'll be happy with the results!

I meant the tuner and CAI bundle not separately, it's a better deal! :p
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