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Old 03-19-2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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What to buy: 2015 Ecoboost Premium vs. 2013-14 GT?

Yes yes I know, two very different cars for different purposes and all that. My question isn't whether an Ecoboost is comparable to a GT in terms of raw performance, nor is my question about whether a GT could potentially get the MPG of an Ecoboost. My dilemma is this: around Christmas time I will have saved up enough for a down payment on a new Mustang as my '07 V6 is getting a little long in the tooth. My price range will be about 27-29K max which will be enough to net me either a brand new Ecoboost Premium or a 2014 GT. There are pros and cons on both sides but what it really come down to is whether or not the new body style is worth getting onboard with over the solid-axel GT. Opinions are appreciated, especially if you are a driver of a '15. Thanks!
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I had the same struggle when I went to buy mine. I test drove a 15 (ecoboost) and then a used 14 GT (because the dealer didn't have a new one on the lot for me at the time). I felt like the 15 was a bigger car, heavier, and I was still not 100%sold on the design of the 15.

Pros I found on the 15, lots of nice creature comforts like back up cam, push button start blah blah blah.

I feel like the 14 represented the original mustangs better. I once had a 69, and it kind of felt like that car only new modern and better. The 15 felt like a foreign car to me. Don't get me wrong it's a nice car. I'm in no way knocking it. Just wasn't the better option for me.

Have you driven either? No one can tell you what to do. It really depends on what you want. I will tell you that you should figure out why it is you want a mustang, what appeals to you..then make a decision on which way to go.

For me the 14 was a winner. I love the look, love the feel. I kind of wish the S197 had IRS, but I plan to do a watts link set up from Steeda and I should really have the best of both worlds. I also appreciate the fact that s197 parts are out there and easy to come by. The 15 will take some time to catch up in the aftermarket world. Not to mention those new model woes we all see happen when a car company redesigns a car entirely. My .02
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Do you think the GT will retain it's value better over time?
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Do you think the GT will retain it's value better over time?

They ALWAYS do
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Thanks for the reply oxford! That actually brings up another point I hadn't previously considered, the the turbo 4 will likely be a lot more difficult to fiddle with and squeeze extra performance out of than the coyote 5.0.
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Thanks for the reply oxford! That actually brings up another point I hadn't previously considered, the the turbo 4 will likely be a lot more difficult to fiddle with and squeeze extra performance out of than the coyote 5.0.

They can make good power, and I'm sure there will be kits and tuners and all kinds of fun stuff out there to make them go fast. But the money spent to get a ecoboost to the same level as a coyote starts...well it's prob more than the cost of getting a GT out of the gates. It's hard to deny the power potential a coyote can offer and handle. Guys on here are putting 600+HP on the ground like its nothing. Ecoboost can prob do it. But now your not driving a daily driver. A coyote with a blower can still be a daily.
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I faced the same dilemma. My choice was picked up today, a 2015 Ecoboost Premium in Guard Metallic w/Performance Pack. Beautiful car and all the power I need for a daily driver here in Ohio. I traded up from a 2006 Miata GT which I loved (it was my second Miata) but it was getting long in the tooth and so am I. I think the Mustang will be every bit the fun the Miata was. I drove a GT in January and had a hard time keeping the P Zero's from spinning constantly. At 10 degrees they are rock hard. Looking forward to lots of good info from this site.
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I think for me the only down side was the summer only tires (and not run flats). But I got it anyway. Can alway change out the tires.
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Thanks for the reply oxford! That actually brings up another point I hadn't previously considered, the the turbo 4 will likely be a lot more difficult to fiddle with and squeeze extra performance out of than the coyote 5.0.
Tuners are already pushing well past 400whp with a turbo back exhaust and a tune. Power out of the Ecoboost is not an issue.

That said, I'd get the 11-14 GT.
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They ALWAYS do

I don't know about that. You can't just say GTs sell for more used because they cost more originally. If you take the market value of a used v6 and GT and then original msrp and take the % the vehicle has depreciated it will be similar.

When it comes down to it mustangs are an incredible popular car and there is a market out there for v6/ ecoboost models as well as the gts.


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GT of course.
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I don't know about that. You can't just say GTs sell for more used because they cost more originally. If you take the market value of a used v6 and GT and then original msrp and take the % the vehicle has depreciated it will be similar.

When it comes down to it mustangs are an incredible popular car and there is a market out there for v6/ ecoboost models as well as the gts.


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Maybe for the first 4-5 years, but after that you will always have a stronger market for someone looking for a GT as a weekend car or a car they can build to race ect. I can't see that same following for a v6 or Eco boost.
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I think the resale value can depend on the area and the current trends in the performance market.

I often converse with the assistant sales manager (who I bought my truck from) at my local Ford dealer and he's told me based off their sales history over the years that people buy new v6's, but they sell or locate used v8 cars.

Mainly because people buying the v6's are using them as a daily and usually trade in after 3-5 years. The v8 buyers are more particular and want a specific model, trim, options etc based on their plans to modify the car or surprisingly for collector status.

To answer your question, I'd choose the GT...as stated there is a solid aftermarket for the ecoboost already but the GT powerplant is such a good bang for your buck.

Not to mention easier to sell down the road. Just like the 3.5 Ecoboosts in the F150, there is a large percentage of buyers that don't want anything to do with a turbocharged engine, so they choose the N/A 5.0
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Just me but I think the 13-14's are the pinnacle of Mustang production. The 15 is nice but frankly if I had the choice of either one new,I'd take a 14 over a 15 in a heartbeat.
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Just me but I think the 13-14's are the pinnacle of Mustang production. The 15 is nice but frankly if I had the choice of either one new,I'd take a 14 over a 15 in a heartbeat.

Not disagreeing with you at all, but just curious what your reasons are for saying so. I personally feel like the 14 and 15 body styles both have their unique strengths and weaknesses aesthetically. For instance I think the rear end of the 15 is dead sexy.
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Most ppl I know hate the S550 rear end. I personally think the 11/12 cars look better than the 13/14. More aggressive front end and the 13/14 tail lights are a direct swap to 11/12 although the aero lights are underrated.
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Not disagreeing with you at all, but just curious what your reasons are for saying so. I personally feel like the 14 and 15 body styles both have their unique strengths and weaknesses aesthetically. For instance I think the rear end of the 15 is dead sexy.
I'm kind of laughing right now. The rear of the 15 is what I really don't like as compared to the 14. Especially the tail lights. Just shows how we all look at things differently. But its all good.
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I love everything about my 2015. I guess that is why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream.
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People have been finding that heat soak is a major problem with the eco-boost, which is not a problem with the free breathing 5.0. In a few years, the eco-boost will likely be a viable option, but the aftermarket needs time to mature (since most people do not want to fabricate all of their own parts).
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People have been finding that heat soak is a major problem with the eco-boost, which is not a problem with the free breathing 5.0. In a few years, the eco-boost will likely be a viable option, but the aftermarket needs time to mature (since most people do not want to fabricate all of their own parts).
Bigger intercooler and possible an oil/water cooled turbo upgrade. If they aren't already anyway.
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Problem with the larger intercooler idea is that anything larger than the original intercooler is blocked from additional airflow by the front crash structure. So we will likely see either creative ducting and diffuser elements, custom hoods and top mount intercoolers, or people removing their front crash structure.
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Problem with the larger intercooler idea is that anything larger than the original intercooler is blocked from additional airflow by the front crash structure. So we will likely see either creative ducting and diffuser elements, custom hoods and top mount intercoolers, or people removing their front crash structure.
Yep. Bigger intercooler and mods to get the air in.
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Bigger intercooler and possible an oil/water cooled turbo upgrade. If they aren't already anyway.
Most systems nowadays already do.
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Yes yes I know, two very different cars for different purposes and all that. My question isn't whether an Ecoboost is comparable to a GT in terms of raw performance, nor is my question about whether a GT could potentially get the MPG of an Ecoboost. My dilemma is this: around Christmas time I will have saved up enough for a down payment on a new Mustang as my '07 V6 is getting a little long in the tooth. My price range will be about 27-29K max which will be enough to net me either a brand new Ecoboost Premium or a 2014 GT. There are pros and cons on both sides but what it really come down to is whether or not the new body style is worth getting onboard with over the solid-axel GT. Opinions are appreciated, especially if you are a driver of a '15. Thanks!
The real question is, Do you like the look of the 2015 body style better than the 2014 body style? Only you can answer that question. :beer:

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The ecoboost already has a big aftermarket setup. Just need to look In the right place

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Yeah but its a sissy 4 cylinder! I want my v8 rumble when I "take on ramps"! Murica!!

In all seriousness that seems to be the biggest hurdle the automakers are going to have to figure out in the near future when federal regulations and just flat out cost dictate that we go completely more "European" as far as our powerplants with no V8 option or one that is very $$$. Like ppl are losing their **** over the Ecos in the F-150 even though they are better powerplants.
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I want one, the premiums are 30-32k here. But I'm not getting rid of my coyote for one I know that.

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Yeah but its a sissy 4 cylinder! I want my v8 rumble when I "take on ramps"! Murica!!

In all seriousness that seems to be the biggest hurdle the automakers are going to have to figure out in the near future when federal regulations and just flat out cost dictate that we go completely more "European" as far as our powerplants with no V8 option or one that is very $$$. Like ppl are losing their **** over the Ecos in the F-150 even though they are better powerplants.
I disagree there. The Ecoboost is quick but not better. It tends to get worse Mpg than the 5.0, and for people concerned about power, they're comparing boosted 6 vs na8. Idk why the hell were shooting for all of these regulations. What the **** for? Have you seen the pollution China generates in their country from stealing all of the manufacturing jobs from the US and having no regulations for the environment? They wouldn't follow them even if there were regulations and who would enforce it anyhow? Us?

And how I don't want to go off on a tangent. Overall though stock for stock, they're close with the edge to the turbo6 but as usual, there is more potential in the 8.
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I'm old but I still think more cubic inches is better. 302 good 427 better!
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I'm old but I still think more cubic inches is better. 302 good 427 better!
And then when that lil 302 pulls buss lengths on that 427.

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The 5.0 is great I love mine. But Shelby is using the 5.2L more cubic inches more potential.
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The 5.0 is great I love mine. But Shelby is using the 5.2L more cubic inches more potential.
Lol .2 more liters is not going to do anything. They are getting the power out of that with a completely new design and a LOT of RPM.
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The 5.0 is great I love mine. But Shelby is using the 5.2L more cubic inches more potential.
True but 15-16 cubic inches won't make much of a difference.
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