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Old 12-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

Is a 2006 v6 convertible. I've done plenty if research I just need a few little details. Is the convertible top loud/noisy? Is it a fun car to drive; will I enjoy it? Maybe some owner inputs would help.

I am new here so I would gladly appreciate any feedback.

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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

2 things to know about convertibles.

1) i dont know where you are from but they get COLD AS BALLS come winter time

2) They are an awesome ride when the tops are down in good weather.

just take care of yourself and drive responsibly in a vert, less there to protect your noodle if you ever get into an accident. Other than that I love my vert, but I am still a Hardtop FANATIC!
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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I was just unsure of the value. I'd defiantly take care of her.
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

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I was just unsure of the value. I'd defiantly take care of her.
Convertibles are pretty well south after... But so are coupes, really. It looks like a pretty clean car and as long as it's mechanically sound then I see no problem with it. And yes, they're all fun to drive. Then again, put wheels on a box and I could probably have fun driving that, too. I just love driving. Lol
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I would've killed to have a car like that when I was 16!!!
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I would've killed to have a car like that when I was 16!!!
Same here!
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16 and your first mustang? You must have a pocket full of lucky charms! Also coming from the Canadian north, like the other guy said, in winter you'll be cold as balls.
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

Insurance will be higher on convertibles.
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How much cheaper would insurance be on a v6 vs a v8
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How much cheaper would insurance be on a v6 vs a v8
Figure at least 25% less for the v6
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Then I guess the convertible would compensate for the v8?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #13
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why would the insurance be higher for a convertible?
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why would the insurance be higher for a convertible?
For liability it isn't, just fir full coverage. A drop top is mire likely to sustain greater damage in a collision and they are easier to break in to.
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

its a great car!

one thing i dont approve of is people my age in stock muscle cars that have no plans but a daily driver for them! If theyre not into cars, dont buy it, thats just my brutally honest opinion!

I had a gorgeous 2004 V6 for my first car when i was 16, now im 17 and have a 2006 pimped V6 and unbelievably happy! but alas i am a girl, but i warn you, he will get hooked!
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

a convertable is not cold in the winter as long as there are not any gaps anywhere, they are just as warm as any other car. good luck with it, wish i had one at 16
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:11 PM   #17
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I agree I have an 07 vert and as long as all your weather seals are in good condition you'll have no problems in the winter! I love mines...hell as long as your heater works ur good n the winter too down or up
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 PM   #18
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Well living in Louisiana it never seems to get cold for long haha. It was 75 today. I got to go look at the car today and take it for a test drive and man I love it. The leather interior is appalling, although there is no way any one could ride in the back seat lol. Though I love the look of it now, I have many plans in the future for it.
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

fun car , just take it easy and buckle up ., enjoy
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Ok cool I live in New Orleans and I had my top down all day today perfect weather here's a pic

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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

looks good
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Pretty nasty if your car rolls over, if it were my kid i'd go with the hard-top just because of that and being a new driver. Either way any mustang is a ton of fun to drive.
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Vert or coupe a rollover is savage either way. It really shouldn't be the reason to choose one over the other IMO..
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Pretty nasty if your car rolls over, if it were my kid i'd go with the hard-top just because of that and being a new driver. Either way any mustang is a ton of fun to drive.
Would a light bar help in roll overs or are those just for looks?
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

chances of rolling over are pretty slim, unless u drive like an idiot, or someone else rolls u over
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I dont plan on rolling her lol. And yeah I've also been wanting to know it light bars also work as a roll bar?
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Light bars do not classify as safety equipment as a roll bar!.. It may help some but in reality I don't think I would make any difference in a roll over!.. And as far as insurance!.. You need to check with your own company and see what they charge for V8 vs V6, and convertible vs hardtop!.. Every insurance company is a bit different!.. My insurance company charges the same for a V6 as they do for my GT!..
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Re: Is this a good first car for a 16 year old male driver?

yes, much better than my 67 vw fastback that was my first car
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Also what exhaust system would y'all recommend? Looking for true duals that is
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go to youtube and listen to the diffrent types, thats the best way to see which is best for you.
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I have. Ive seen almost every video of a 2006 v6 mustang lol. But they all sound the same to me..
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What are y'alls comments on a straight pipe/muffler delete??
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What are y'alls comments on a straight pipe/muffler delete??
Do it if you have to.. But I'd just save a couple hundred and get an o/r x-pipe. I love mine.
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I think they sound most like a v8 like that but I didn't know if it would mess anything up with no back pressure
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