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Old 08-10-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Considering buying either an 08-10 or a 11-12 GT, seeking advice from owners

Title pretty much sums it up. Proud Ford owner, had a 98 Ranger in my family since 97, been driving it myself since 05. She's finally getting to be less reliable and I want another Ford.

Been doing a ton of research on Mustangs for about a month now, test drove a 4.6 and a 5.0. Loved both, preferred the sound of the 4.6 a bit but all in all both great motors.

I'm by no means an expert on these motors, I understand the 4.6 is modular the 5.0 is pushrod still? And that the 2011+ have a better real axle than the 05-09s?

I also understand that the 05-09 have a common issue of water leakage through the windshield wreaking havoc on the cluster/electronics. Another issue is with the gas sensor thinking it was full when it was not. Anyone have issues with this?

So for those of you who have owned the new 4.6 and the new 5.0, which did you like more and why? How much better mpg was the 302 over the 4.6? Which did you feel had more torque? Which was more reliable?

What was your overall impression of these two GTs? I just want to hear some knowledgable Mustang owners insight on which is better and why. My plates expire in September so before then I will be owning my first stang, thanks in advance.
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The last 5.0 pushrod motor in a Mustang was 1995. They're all modular now.
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I have no experience with the 5.0 but averaging 24 mpg with the 4.6 5spd. All ears on the rest.

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Fuelly for MPG averages, and the 11-14 v6 has comparable power as the previous GT- not saying don't get a V8, just saying the 11+ was a BIG jump in the engine performance for 6 and 8.

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No point in buying any pre 2011 Mustang unless it's a screaming good deal. I sold my 03 GT with plans to get an 08 or 09 GT but after pricing them I decided to check out a brand new one instead. One test drive with the V6 6 speed Auto was all it took for me to realize it was a huge upgrade over my 03 V-8.
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:18 AM   #7
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Matter of opinion, I didn't like the duck tail rear end on the 10+ and in pricing comparison the difference was $8k for verts. The 05 to 09 are way more retro too.

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I was considering a 2014 myself to replace my 03 GT vert but after reading some of the messages in the 2011+ forums I think I'm going to wait a year until the 2015 proves itself.
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I was considering a 2014 myself to replace my 03 GT vert but after reading some of the messages in the 2011+ forums I think I'm going to wait a year until the 2015 proves itself.
Not a bad idea if you can wait, the 2015 is a very different car. My 03 GT Vert was a complete hunk of crap compared to any 11+ Mustang. Don't get me wrong, it ran perfectly just not very driveable and slow with the auto. It did look great however.
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2010 Mustang GT vs. 2011 Mustang V6: http://youtu.be/DTvs2z9nCPQ

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2010 Mustang GT vs. 2011 Mustang V6: http://youtu.be/DTvs2z9nCPQ

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Both slow as watching paint dry.

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Well, if you just look up the stats on the motors, you should realize right off the bat the 2011-up cars are in a completely different league than the 05-10 cars. It isn't even a fair fight.

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That video is weak sauce. Two automatics in a drag race? REALLY? It looks like they didn't even turn off the nanny-ware "assistance" modes.

Get a bone stock 2014 V6 with manual for $18K. It will be a better car to drive in about every way compared to the older generation cars. I can tell you that my V6 sure handles better than those old V8s, and in twisty sections it keeps right up with them as a result in actual driving.

$18K. New. Nobody else's DNA on it. And it'll blow the doors off of everything else out there in the under $20K range.

Econobox price. Drives nothing like an econobox.
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11-12 Gt all Day brother! Try it first and You'll Know you want it.


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No doubt 11+ GT is faster, u tube shows the 6 is not faster as indicated earlier in this thread

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That video is weak sauce. Two automatics in a drag race? REALLY? It looks like they didn't even turn off the nanny-ware "assistance" modes.

Get a bone stock 2014 V6 with manual for $18K. It will be a better car to drive in about every way compared to the older generation cars. I can tell you that my V6 sure handles better than those old V8s, and in twisty sections it keeps right up with them as a result in actual driving.

$18K. New. Nobody else's DNA on it. And it'll blow the doors off of everything else out there in the under $20K range.

However, yes, leftover 2014 V6s can be had for pretty cheap and a base model manual will be economical, quick and look good. But don't expect to win any serious races.
Econobox price. Drives nothing like an econobox.
Nothing wrong with the newer autos whatsoever. Give me a newer auto vs a manual any day if I'm going to be straight line racing the car.
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Straight line racing favors auto or direct trans as it reduces the drivers input and relies more on the ability of the vehicle. The u tube shows just that. As someone else pointed out neither are lightning fast cars by today's standards

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It all depends on taste and what your looking for. Personally I love the 11-12 and think appearance wise they are allot better looking than the 05-09. I would stay away from 2010 all together. If gas mileage and such is a concern and power isnt the end all be all i would go 11-12 V6 before 05-09 GT. That said if you can aford the 11-12 GT and like power you cant go wrong!!
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The 2010 is ok if the seller realizes that they are not worth anywhere near KBB. I'm always seeing them listed in classifieds for like $19k... The only 2010 that is worth book value is the GT500.
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I'd say it's pretty dead even with the older V8s. The V6 drives plenty fast and costs almost nothing as well.
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Youtubes does not always equal real life. Yes the 3.7L V6 is really nice for the price you pay and all the bells/whistles on it but you can get a bolt on PI modular that'll be just as fast down the 1/4 for a LOT less money.

Its all in what you want to pay though, if you are going to buy for $18k new, you might as well be looking at some other used examples of earlier cars that'll go just as fast for less money with a much higher ceiling. That is if a used car is ok. Hell a NA Cobra or Mach 1 can be had in really good shape for the $10k price range and will absolutely spank a new V6.
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Who buys a Mustang and worries about MPG? 2011 for me 400 plus HP stock
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Who buys a Mustang and worries about MPG? just saying, 2011 5.0 Coyote for me 400 plus HP stock
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Some ppl have a commute to worry about and can only have 1 car. 300hp at 30mpg or 400+ at 20mpg (realistically) plus the initial cost of purchase and the added insurance is nothing to sneeze at. Especially if one burns 300 miles a week commuting or whatever and that's not even close to what some ppl do.

Plus the V6 takes very well to mods and keeps the gas mileage. With bolt ons/tuner the 2011+ V6 is going to be a faster car than 90% of the stuff on everyday drives where its sedans, pickups and commercial vehicles.
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