New to the party - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-25-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Exclamation New to the party

Hey guys,
i'm new here and am looking to buy my first mustang. i've got a $16,000 budget (out the door with taxes&tags) and i'm looking to buy a car within the week. I live in the san diego area and am willing do drive around 75 miles. Is the mpg that much worse on a GT vs a regular mustang? I'm seeing a lot of cars 2009 and 2010 v6s and 2006-8 GTs. Any advice or input would be appreciated. Thanks
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-25-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Hey guys,

i'm new here and am looking to buy my first mustang. i've got a $16,000 budget (out the door with taxes&tags) and i'm looking to buy a car within the week. I live in the san diego area and am willing do drive around 75 miles. Is the mpg that much worse on a GT vs a regular mustang? I'm seeing a lot of cars 2009 and 2010 v6s and 2006-8 GTs. Any advice or input would be appreciated. Thanks

Get a 07-10 GT. Gas isn't much difference, but a lot more fun. If you can afford the insurance. Pre-11 v6's were pretty slumpish.

Here's a tip for you though... If you have a time frame buying a used car, you're gonna get screwed. You will end up rushing and getting a abused/worn car that will be a money pit. Take your time and find a jewel that you will love for 16k.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
I saw a 2009 v6 with 60,000 miles taxes and tags out the door, is that a good deal?
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-25-2014, 05:17 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
I saw a 2009 v6 with 60,000 miles taxes and tags out the door, is that a good deal?

For 16k?
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:26 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Yeah 16k out the door (haven't started negotiating yet so can probably get it lower) gunmetal grey 60k miles v6 2009
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
New to the party

Hell no

I saw s197 v6's going for 8-12k for less than 80-90k miles. You don't wanna pay 16k for a v6. You can get a GT with only 10k more miles for less than that and have a lot more fun.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
fomoco4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Antioch
Region: California
Posts: 839
That's close to Termi $$$...find a terminator!!!

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
fomoco4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:32 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Sorry for my ignorance but what's a terminator? And I live in SD so the cars are a bit overpriced, I haven't seen any GTs in my price range that are newer than 2007 with 70,000


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:41 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
fomoco4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Antioch
Region: California
Posts: 839
Terminators were built in 03 and 04 specifically to kill the Camaro.... It's a supercharged car they're pretty rare and we all would die for one..

Sent from my HTC One using Mustang Evolution mobile app
fomoco4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:43 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Sorry for my ignorance but what's a terminator? And I live in SD so the cars are a bit overpriced, I haven't seen any GTs in my price range that are newer than 2007 with 70,000


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

03-04 cobra. Insurance will rape you
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 05:49 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Gotta keep it GT or base, honestly would probably wrap a cobra around a tree


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 06:44 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Gotta keep it GT or base, honestly would probably wrap a cobra around a tree


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

Power is power. You can wrap a v6 around a tree too lol. But like I said.. If you can afford insurance then get a GT.. Most people end up upgrading (I went from 99 v6 to a 03 GT) because it's the dream to have a v8... V6's have their place, but they aren't really that great until 2011+
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:32 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
ArtU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW Ohio
Region: Ohio
Posts: 1,067
Yes I agree, I had a 2013 V6/auto that was farkin' fast+mods and loved it for 2 years...and then still traded it in on a 2013 V8/Manual....

Get a 4.6 3 valve over any V6 in the pre 2011+ time range.
ArtU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Alright looks like v8 it is then. What's the difference mpg wise though?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:37 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Only a few mpg's. In reality, the only difference is the V8 makes you wanna put your foot into it more lol.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Only a few mpg's. In reality, the only difference is the V8 makes you wanna put your foot into it more lol.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 07:59 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by V6 stang View Post
Get a 07-10 GT. Gas isn't much difference, but a lot more fun. If you can afford the insurance. Pre-11 v6's were pretty slumpish.

Here's a tip for you though... If you have a time frame buying a used car, you're gonna get screwed. You will end up rushing and getting a abused/worn car that will be a money pit. Take your time and find a jewel that you will love for 16k.

I looked again and don't see many GTs in that price range. Is a 2010 GT really only $16,000>?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
I looked again and don't see many GTs in that price range. Is a 2010 GT really only $16,000>?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

2010 should be, but probably isn't. For some reason, idiots want as much for those as a coyote.

Is look for a 07-08
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 10:27 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
2 Stangz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Region: Nevada
Posts: 2,093
Find you a 05-09 GT. The 05-09 V6 is so weak it barely gets better MPG than the gas-sucking V8. I've had both. You can probably find a decent 70,000 mile 05-09 GT for around $12K.
__________________
2010 GT Premium - Automatic - Torch Red
2 Stangz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:06 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2 Stangz View Post
Find you a 05-09 GT. The 05-09 V6 is so weak it barely gets better MPG than the gas-sucking V8. I've had both. You can probably find a decent 70,000 mile 05-09 GT for around $12K.

They are around 14-15k here. 05's can be lower but I'd stay away from 05-06. No major issues but a few little ones (like the failing cluster)
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by V6 stang View Post
They are around 14-15k here. 05's can be lower but I'd stay away from 05-06. No major issues but a few little ones (like the failing cluster)

Yeah i don't think I can afford a GT that's newer with low miles. IMHO I feel like a 2009 with premium package and around 40k - 50k miles is too good to pass up for a 2004-2005 GT with 60k-70k. I have an 2003 acura tl type s with almost 300 horses so it'll be a step down but I hear the v6 is still fun to drive (haven't test driven yet) and I plan on modding lightly (bolt on mods and possibly a pumpkin swap)


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:24 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
paintmann111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New London
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 549
What everyone is trying to say is it just isn't worth it to get the pre-11 v6. Its not a bad car, just the engine is ANCIENT technology. If i'm not mistaken its the same 4.0L I had in my '95 Eddie Bauer explorer. Are you paying 16k cash or with a bank loan? For 3-4k more you could get a base '14 v6 brand new...
paintmann111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:25 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
2 Stangz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Region: Nevada
Posts: 2,093
Seriously, skip the 05-09 V6. Doesn't react well to mods at all, rear end swap would be pointless unless you wanna go FI (which you could just get a GT with that money)...

For just a few more bucks pick up an 05-09 GT. Spend $400 for an aftermarket tune and I sh*t you not you'll have an extremely fun car, a world of difference than that 260 hp tl type s.
__________________
2010 GT Premium - Automatic - Torch Red
2 Stangz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:26 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
paintmann111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New London
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 549
Here's a start: Ford Mustangs for Sale in Chula Vista, CA 91911: cars under 18000 - AutoTrader.com

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...75617897&Log=0
paintmann111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:29 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
2 Stangz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Region: Nevada
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintmann111 View Post
Its not a bad car, just the engine is ANCIENT technology.
The cologne V6 dates back to 1964.

50 years ago.
__________________
2010 GT Premium - Automatic - Torch Red
2 Stangz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:37 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2 Stangz View Post
The cologne V6 dates back to 1968.

46 years ago.
Then what do you guys think of 2011 + v6 vs an earlier GT? I can afford 17k if its worth it and theres some 2011 v6's in the price range. There are 2010-2011 v6's and 2006 GT's at 16-17
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:41 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
New to the party

Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Then what do you guys think of 2011 + v6 vs an earlier GT? I can afford 17k if its worth it and theres some 2011 v6's in the price range. There are 2010-2011 v6's and 2006 GT's at 16-17

11 v6 and up are no slouches. Pretty dang fast. People claim they can beat the 05-09 gt's.. I don't know how because they clearly lack the tq numbers and gearing (unless v6 has trac pack) but whatever I don't have either car... I test drove a few and they were really fun. 2010 is a waste of money, the 4.0 is still in it. 11+ has updated interior and possibly more goodies. But you'll never have that v8 sounds. I wanted a 11 v6 but most people were wanting out of my price range. I originally didn't wanna go over 15k without ttl. Didn't happen though.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 11:52 PM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
2 Stangz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Region: Nevada
Posts: 2,093
05-09 GT vs. 11-14 3.7 V6... Ah, hard decision. Comes down to user preference.

GT Pros/Cons
Most likely find more for cheaper prices
Will always beat the 3.7 stock for stock
V8 rumble is far far far far far superior (just my opinion)
Definitely reacts decently to mods (tune it and you've got a beast)
Old body style, some prefer it
Interior isn't bad at all, but new interior blows it away (IMO)

--

3.7 Pros/Cons
Can beat stock 05-09 GTs with a few mods
New body, looks amazing
Same with interior
Reacts to mods decently
V6 rumble - doesn't sound bad but eh
V6 in general - gonna get flack for not getting a V8, some can handle this however
__________________
2010 GT Premium - Automatic - Torch Red
2 Stangz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 06:49 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
mikeygaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Long Island
Region: New York
Posts: 556
Do yourself a favor and do NOT get a pre 11' v6. They're slow as **** (no offense) and are overall just heavy/ boat like. I would prob keep your acura over one. 05-10 gt, 11'+ v6 or nothing.
__________________
2016 GT- Lund tune, jlt intake, mbrp catback.
2014 3.7 - SOLD
mikeygaga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 06:51 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeygaga View Post
Do yourself a favor and do NOT get a pre 11' v6. They're slow as **** (no offense) and are overall just heavy/ boat like. I would prob keep your acura over one. 05-10 gt, 11'+ v6 or nothing.

Pick up the earlier GT or 2011 v6? And are there any exterior/interior changes 2005-2009 and then 2010-2011? If so what are they


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
mikeygaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Long Island
Region: New York
Posts: 556
Ok, now I feel bad about what I said about the old v6's. I still respect them just because they are a mustang and I'm sure they are great for some people, just not me personally. But yes the 05-09 have a different body style than the 10's up. The 2010 was kind of an in between year because they have new body style but old engine. 2011 is when they introduced the new engines into both the gt and v6. Some interior modernization also took place accordingly. The 2011+ v6's have 305 hp as opposed to about 200 on pre 2011. If you can afford a new v6 I would go for it. With a tune and some other minor mods they are pretty damn fast (mine does 0-60 in just about 5 Seconds flat). Plus you get the added bonus of over 30mpg and cheaper insurance.

I managed to pick up my 2014 v6 brand new for 21k out the door but you can get a used 2011 for under 20k.
__________________
2016 GT- Lund tune, jlt intake, mbrp catback.
2014 3.7 - SOLD
mikeygaga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Pick up the earlier GT or 2011 v6? And are there any exterior/interior changes 2005-2009 and then 2010-2011? If so what are they


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

They are kinda around the same, 11+ is less chrome and not a cheap looking. Has a updated center console, and is definitely a lot cleaner.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: San diego
Region: California
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by V6 stang View Post
They are kinda around the same, 11+ is less chrome and not a cheap looking. Has a updated center console, and is definitely a lot cleaner.

Sounds like the 11 v6 is the way to go then?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tatoooprah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 07:17 PM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
V6 stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tatoooprah View Post
Sounds like the 11 v6 is the way to go then?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution

Yes, if you wanna pay a little extra. Plus you'll have to live with "having a v6" and you won't have the v8 sound.
__________________
"Hp sells cars, Tq wins races" - Carroll Shelby... RIP
2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Roush Exhaust

2003 Mustang GT (Sold)
1999 35th Anniversary V6(SOLD)
V6 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:54 AM   #35
Registered Member

Regular
 
Cise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Houston
Region: Texas
Posts: 503
The 3.7 v6 is no slouch, couple that with the gas mileage, and cheaper insurance and you have a winner. Ad others have said a tune and gears make them nasty.
Cise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > General Mustang Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Party in New Orleans this weekend PureVenom The Bar 7 04-01-2006 07:45 PM
Crashin the Rice party steedav6builder The Bar 10 12-25-2004 01:43 AM
New emblem for the democratic party steedav6builder The Bar 19 11-18-2004 09:32 PM
Lan party for local people? SpectorV Regional Mustang Discussion 1 09-24-2004 05:58 PM
Who wants to party? juice300x3 The Bar 125 08-25-2004 08:36 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



11:53 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.