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Old 12-11-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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FOXBODY or Ecoboost

I'm currently 17 in highschool and I have saved money for the past 5 years and I can't decide if I should a ecoboost with great mpg and more reliable or the fox that I'm going to build as a drag car not fully but I want to get back into racing I used to do jr dragster now I have money and I can't pick one

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If you will be relying on it to drive on a daily basis just buy a new one. Nothing more frustrating than working on your dd just to make it to work.

For the money I'd be more inclined to buy a 13-14 used GT.

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If you will be relying on it to drive on a daily basis just buy a new one. Nothing more frustrating than working on your dd just to make it to work.

For the money I'd be more inclined to buy a 13-14 used GT.

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+1^ I'd go with the EcoBoost between the two for reliability, but I think the Fox would be more fun to build
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at 17 you will want a reliable car not a dragster.

It looks like I'm the 1st to suggest you don't spend as much $ on a car at 17 but to wait till later in life (I know that ain't what you asked don't get offended)
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S550 for now; later on get a fox.


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Take it from a guy that had a fox at 17, you'll want to go with the newer car for now, like lowflyn said it's extremely frustrating having to fix you daily a bunch... but for the money I'd be more inclined to buy a used gt that's a couple years older
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Now THIS is a comparison that is stretching credulity...........one is a sledgehammer, one is a scalpel.........

You are getting some good advice here. My suggestion? Can you afford to go to college and still buy one of these? The suggestion hopefully is inherent in the question.
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Take it from a guy that had a fox at 17, you'll want to go with the newer car for now, like lowflyn said it's extremely frustrating having to fix you daily a bunch... but for the money I'd be more inclined to buy a used gt that's a couple years older
I do like the 2005 mustang gt's

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I do like the 2005 mustang gt's

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The 2005-2009 Mustangs all have the same body style, so if you like those, be sure to search for that whole range of years. The 10-14 are slightly different, but still pretty close
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Get the ecoboost.

I bought my 01 Bullitt at 18 in high school and slowly am turning it into a road racing car. Honestly if i could do it again, i wouldn't modify my daily driver. I'm almost 21 and a Junior in college now and i drive it every day to and from school. In the past 3 weeks i've been hit 2 times, the car's suspension is rough, and the engine is on its way out because of the abuse.

Take my experience and don't modify your daily driver too much lol.
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Get a 2011 gt for around 19k, they are reliable, have a great amount of power and you wont have a terrible sounding 4cyl mustang.
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I feel like there is so much Between a brand new Eco boost and a fox body it's not even a equal comparison. For a dd I would pick the Eco boost but for a drag car definitely the fox. But why not choose a new edge or something in between the two?


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Get the ecoboost.

I bought my 01 Bullitt at 18 in high school and slowly am turning it into a road racing car. Honestly if i could do it again, i wouldn't modify my daily driver. I'm almost 21 and a Junior in college now and i drive it every day to and from school. In the past 3 weeks i've been hit 2 times, the car's suspension is rough, and the engine is on its way out because of the abuse.

Take my experience and don't modify your daily driver too much lol.
Plus one on this. Using a race car as your DD never ends well. In my case, I have ended up having to drive one of the other race cars to work, because the mustang decided to vomit a component morning of. The other thing to keep in mind is that once you start racing a car, the odds of its destruction courtesy of barrier goes up, so can you afford to acquire new transportation before you have to be at work or school next? If the answer to that question is no, you should not be racing the car.
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Another option would is to buy a fox body and a reliable dd so that you have reliable transportation and a toy to play with. This would still be cheaper then a brand new Eco boost.


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What if I get a 2005-2009 mustang gt those are getting cheap

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What if I get a 2005-2009 mustang gt those are getting cheap

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The only advice I can give is this.

Test drive them all if you can. Find the one that you want to change the least. That car that fits you perfect from the start.

I love the look of most modern Mustangs (13-14 being my favorite). I have plenty of drive time behind the 99-04 and 05-10. It wasn't until I drove a 15 and an 11 that I made up my mind. The 11 just felt right. It wasn't claustrophobic like the 15. The hood wasn't hampering my vision. The lack of technology made me happy. It was just an all around perfect fit.

Find your perfect fit.

Anything can be reliable with enough investment ($25k new or $5k with $20k in mods). Won't mean a damn if the car isn't the right fit for the driver.
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I noticed your location is Chicago. You plan on driving your mustang, regardless of year/engine all year round?

I actually agree with Starz, get a reliable DD so you can build your race car, and don't have to rely on it as a daily.
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The great gas mileage is not so great I have a 2014 v6 my friend has a 2015 ecoboost I get 26- 28 they get 28-29. Seeing that I read the reviews on edmunds and pound for pound the v6 is the better deal and less money
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