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Old 01-26-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Purchasing 2014 Mustang

I am a 62 year old guy looking to finally fulfill my 50 year dream of owning a Mustang. With the announcement of the vastly different 2015 great deals are being offered on 2014's. As I have no plans to race my car, but simply to have a car that looks sporty and is fun to drive I have decided to purchase a V^ Premier. My question is what packages are a must. I plan on getting the Navigation System, Comfort package, and rear sensing package. My question concerns the performance package. I am intrigued by the better handling, but the performance summer tires could be a mistake as I live in the northeast and would probably need to change them up for snow tires in winter. Do you think the other benefits of this package outweigh this negative. I was also thinking of perhaps going with a GT premier and foregoing everything but the navigation package. What's your advise?
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I wouldn't get the navigation package period because all you need is a smart phone and the Bluetooth sync (tech package). Now regarding v6 or GT. I can only say go test drive both. The v6 is no slouch and the 5.0 coyote is a beast.
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+1 on going and test driving both. You will know rite away what one is for you
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I own a 2013 V6. I truly wish I would have ordered it w/ the 3.31. I did test drive a 5.0 but couldn't justify the $9000 increase and insurance. Quite honestly, you should check auto trader before you buy a brand new one. You could get a V6 premium for $8000-$9000 off. If money is no object, get the 5.0! The acceleration is incredible!
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I've got 2 sets of tires. Original stock for Winter and premium polished aluminum for Summer.
Also check out AmericanMuscle.com and Steeda.com for aftermarket parts.
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For me the nav is a must have. My last one had it, and my current one doesn't, and I sorely regret it. It does a lot more than just give you directions, and really adds a lot to the interior of the car. It's pricey but worth it
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Would these work

18" OZ rims with snow tires


Would these work on my brand new v6 premier with performance package?
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Would these tires and wheels work

18" OZ rims with snow tires

on my brand new v6 premier with performance package? Also, can someone recommend a good car cover as unfortunately my will not be garaged.
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When I purchased this car I didn't realize I was going to need to invest another 2,000 dollars for new wheels and snow tires. But here I am as the Pirelli's on the car are just summer tires. Anyway, I've been looking on craigslist for possible alternatives to buying new wheels. What should I be looking for in an 18 inch wheel to know if it will fit. Will it have to come off a recent Mustang, or are there alternatives?
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Look on eBay for some oem takeoffs. Most didn't come with soft summer tires. You can get wheel and tire sets cheaper there than if you buy them aftermarket
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Look on eBay for some oem takeoffs. Most didn't come with soft summer tires. You can get wheel and tire sets cheaper there than if you buy them aftermarket
I did look but I am not sure what I should be looking for to know if they will fit.
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Ebay Mustang Wheel Take Offs 18". There's a brand new set for $500. Also check out your local Craigslist. You could get a set of all season tires for $500 total if you work w/ the mgr (Discount Tire) will always work w/ you on price. You could be set for $500-$1000 for rims and tires. I picked up a set of used 18" polished aluminum pony package rims for $200 total and a set of Goodyear RSA tires w/ 5000 miles for $40/ tire. So I paid $360 for everything. Check out my pics.
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I did look but I am not sure what I should be looking for to know if they will fit.
They will all fit unless you have Brembos
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Does using summer performance tires in winter harm them

As it is almost February and I don't plan on doing a lot of driving now, I wonder if I am better off just watching craigslist and waiting for a good deal on what I need. This was satisfactory if I knew I would not harm my pirelli's by dring aroundd in sub freezing weather. If I continued to drive with them is it more than a safety issue?
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