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Old 09-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Newbie considering a Mustang pre 11 GT vs 11+ V6

I'm considering getting a used Mustang and I want to pay no more than 23k. For around $20k, it looks like I can get a newer V6 with the 305 hp engine or an older GT with the 315 HP engine. My question, general body style aesthetics aside is there a compelling reason why I would want the V6 over the older but comparable powered GT? In particular I would be looking at a 07-10 GT. Gas consumption isn't that big of an issue. I'm more inclined to favor over all performance and ability to modify to squeeze a little more HP out.

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Just by reading that sounds like you should get a gt

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I'm considering getting a used Mustang and I want to pay no more than 23k. For around $20k, it looks like I can get a newer V6 with the 305 hp engine or an older GT with the 315 HP engine. My question, general body style aesthetics aside is there a compelling reason why I would want the V6 over the older but comparable powered GT? In particular I would be looking at a 07-10 GT. Gas consumption isn't that big of an issue. I'm more inclined to favor over all performance and ability to modify to squeeze a little more HP out.

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Maybe a V6 model would be cheaper to insure over a older V8 model.

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a 2011 gt should be about 23k i bought mine for that price and it was a premium too. i wouldn't mess with the old GT in my opinion. with a decent down payment a 2011 gt would not be over 24k
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I would say definitely go for an 11+ GT if you can. You won't regret it. Do some shopping and offering to get the price you want. Someone will budge.
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a 2011 gt should be about 23k i bought mine for that price and it was a premium too. i wouldn't mess with the old GT in my opinion. with a decent down payment a 2011 gt would not be over 24k
This. If you want a GT, you should have no problem finding a 2011 in the 23k range. If you're lucky you might even find a 2013 around there. It will be a base car but you CAN find them.
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OP based on the fact that an 11 V6 is netting almost similar performance numbers as to 2010 under Gt's either way your golden. The 2011 V6 is gonna handle just as good and really depends on how important the V8 rumble is too you.

Price being all equal, I say go for a 2010 Gt or older if you like that look better. I'm not a fan of 2005-2009 rear ends but that's just a personal taste.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm considering waiting until spring now. Considering the new body style is coming out I figure that come spring there will be a lot of 11-14 GT trades coming in which will hopefully give me more selection and a better price. I have a feeling if I don't go all out and get the 5.0 I will always wish I had the extra power.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'm considering waiting until spring now. Considering the new body style is coming out I figure that come spring there will be a lot of 11-14 GT trades coming in which will hopefully give me more selection and a better price. I have a feeling if I don't go all out and get the 5.0 I will always wish I had the extra power.

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Stick or auto? If you want an auto get the 2011+ V6 because it has a 6 speed automatic which makes the car more driveable.
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Manual for sure

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The 10-14 look is the precursor to the 15 so maybe you can get decent financing on one of those if you like that look.

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Budget is $23k? 5.0 all the way, they're in the $20-$24k range now with low miles. I'd actually get the auto though. Faster, more consistent and no potential MT-82 issues although those are overblown IMO.
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:22 PM   #14
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Picked up an 11 GT today. Very happy that I went with the 11. Like a little kid on Christmas... Pics to follow..

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Good deal post pics.
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They were selling brand new 5.0s for 26000 here in TX. The brand new v6s were starting under 17000.


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USAA has the V6 base models going at $18,200 around here but that probably is not totally set in stone.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:29 PM   #18
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Here is my new (2011) GT purchased Saturday

Picked this up Saturday. Got, what seems to be a great deal, paid $22,500. It's a GT Premium with Flow Master Exhaust, American Muscle Black 18 inch rims, after market black scoop, 302 stripe kit.

Very glad I went with the V8. Love the sound, although I think I'm going to swap out the Flow Master for the GT500 exhaust to tone it down a bit. It's a little too loud for my taste.

Car drives like a dream. I drove a 2010 GT for two days before driving the 5.0. I can't believe the difference. What a car. I'm quite happy with my purchase. I'm 38 years old and have wanted a muscle car since I first saw that 77 Bandit and then of course The Dukes of Hazard. Fast forward to Gone in 60 Seconds and I fell in love with the Mustang. It took awhile, but now I have one. Couldn't be happier. I was riding motorcycles for too long, I can't believe it took me this long to get into muscle cars.

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Nice. I like the 302 side stripes
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Thanks. They look good. Forgot to mention the Shelby style spoiler. I wasn't sure about the 302 decals because I didn't want it to look like I was trying to badge up as a boss. But it is technically a 302 engine right?

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Yes. The GT is a 302
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That's what I thought. I love this car and I'm very happy with the deal I got. Hopefully I will be able to have it for years to come. My three year old son is just as excited about it as I am. He is all about mustangs.

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Picked this up Saturday. Got, what seems to be a great deal, paid $22,500. It's a GT Premium with Flow Master Exhaust, American Muscle Black 18 inch rims, after market black scoop, 302 stripe kit.

Very glad I went with the V8. Love the sound, although I think I'm going to swap out the Flow Master for the GT500 exhaust to tone it down a bit. It's a little too loud for my taste.

Car drives like a dream. I drove a 2010 GT for two days before driving the 5.0. I can't believe the difference. What a car. I'm quite happy with my purchase. I'm 38 years old and have wanted a muscle car since I first saw that 77 Bandit and then of course The Dukes of Hazard. Fast forward to Gone in 60 Seconds and I fell in love with the Mustang. It took awhile, but now I have one. Couldn't be happier. I was riding motorcycles for too long, I can't believe it took me this long to get into muscle cars.

Here are some pics of my new purchase.
Congrats on your new pony purchase. I really like the stripping and the 302 decal.

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