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Old 03-19-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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Question Anybody select a V6 and now regreting it?

I want to buy the V8, but honestly gas prices are a concern for me. I drove both the V6 and V8, the only thing I didn't like about the V6 was the engine sound. When I buy a car I tend to keep it for a long, long time; so I want to pick the best car for me. Are there any mods that would make the V6 sound acceptable in the high RPM range?
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just exhaust and/or midpipes. Just buy a V8 and fk the economical decision lol
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You will be much happier with the 5.0 My rule of thumb when buying a car is if there is any doubt whatsoever about antything I wait......period. You dont wanna be stuck with something that you are unsure about,right?
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I don't regret getting my baby but I know my next stang will be an 8
v6s r awesome but nothing beats the sound n feel of an 8
and with regards to the gas issue some gts get about the same mpg as 6s
I think it just depends on the year stang though
I know the new edge v6 gets about the same as the gts
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I want to buy the V8, but honestly gas prices are a concern for me. I drove both the V6 and V8, the only thing I didn't like about the V6 was the engine sound. When I buy a car I tend to keep it for a long, long time; so I want to pick the best car for me. Are there any mods that would make the V6 sound acceptable in the high RPM range?
I don't regret getting the v6, which has the prem. Package, sport and mca packages. It is a looker and I get comments on it all the time. Love the performance also, especially that it is the most powerful car I have owned, but I would have bought the v8 with the same packages if I could afford it.

If power and speed is what you are looking for, I suggest saving up and getting the v8, otherwise you will be very happy with the v6.
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no regrets. just know what i want in the future= 2011+ sterling grey, black FR500s 5.0L. goin to be offfffffff the chain
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Re: Anybody select a V6 and now regreting it?

I don't regret buying a v6. I know my next mustang with be a V8. But for the performance and everything with a V6 it is nice.
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no regrets. just know what i want in the future= 2011+ sterling grey, black FR500s 5.0L. goin to be offfffffff the chain
2011 is going to be your only option for that. They droped Sterling Grey for 2012
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Re: Anybody select a V6 and now regreting it?

sure we always want bigger, iv owned a 3.8 mustang, and a 98 gt with mods on both..
this 2011 sixxer takes the cake in every department...just sound...but magnaflow helped me out with that.

No regrets here, im happy with the amount of my car payment..and my insurance is $61 full coverage!
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If you want the pure thrill of a mustang it has got to be a V8 the v6 is nice to go to the store and back but for real driving experience the V8 is the way to go. and the mileage is'nt that bad.
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The v6 regardless oh HP will never sound like a v8! That said the performance of the 2011+ v6 will get the job done, but if sound is your issue get the 5.0
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I originally started out with a 97 V6 and loved it, of course I wanted a V8 ( I was 17 ) but I couldnt afford it. I then purchased an 01 V6 new and loved it as well.

I wouldnt call it regret... it would be regret if you COULD have a V8 but chose not to buy one... when you cant afford one then its not really a regret.

Back in the day the V6 vs V8 didnt get that much different gas mileage results honestly. Now they do, but the new 5.0 gets good mileage. Its not THAT big of a deal honestly... and you also wont be getting 31mpg in the new 3.7L v6 most of the time honestly... especially depending on how you drive. Dont buy the 4.0L pre 11 v6.

Think about it like this, if you plan to mod the car, enjoy the car and you can afford the GT over the V6 (5.0 only dont buy a pre 11 GT) then think of all those mods needed to get to the stock performance level of the 5.0... then take the money and figure out how long that would buy gas for... yea you will end up having more performance and save money on mods needed to attain the same performance level if you think about it from that perspective.

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I originally started out with a 97 V6 and loved it, of course I wanted a V8 ( I was 17 ) but I couldnt afford it. I then purchased an 01 V6 new and loved it as well.

I wouldnt call it regret... it would be regret if you COULD have a V8 but chose not to buy one... when you cant afford one then its not really a regret.

Back in the day the V6 vs V8 didnt get that much different gas mileage results honestly. Now they do, but the new 5.0 gets good mileage. Its not THAT big of a deal honestly... and you also wont be getting 31mpg in the new 3.7L v6 most of the time honestly... especially depending on how you drive. Dont buy the 4.0L pre 11 v6.

Think about it like this, if you plan to mod the car, enjoy the car and you can afford the GT over the V6 (5.0 only dont buy a pre 11 GT) then think of all those mods needed to get to the stock performance level of the 5.0... then take the money and figure out how long that would buy gas for... yea you will end up having more performance and save money on mods needed to attain the same performance level if you think about it from that perspective.

XXX hp is never enough, its just a number. Once you get used to it you want more... just how it is
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well gas prices are going to change but if you get a V6 it is going to stay a V6........
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well gas prices are going to change but if you get a V6 it is going to stay a V6........
haha touche'

good thing I only pay for gas about 6 months out of the year lol
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haha touche'

good thing I only pay for gas about 6 months out of the year lol
Very rarely do I pay for gas!!!!
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Very rarely do I pay for gas!!!!
how do you get away with that? There were guys stealing gas off base last yr and got fined for like 50k and dishonorably discharged and jail time lol
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how do you get away with that? There were guys stealing gas off base last yr and got fined for like 50k and dishonorably discharged and jail time lol
You just have to be a badass!!!! No I'm lucky and my parents pay for it still!!! But I still have to make the car payments each month :/


and that sucks!!! No way would I be stealing gas!!!! That's going to follow their asses everywhere!!!
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must be nice, my parents didn't pay for anything lol. They would if they could've but I had a job since I was 13 lol
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Yeah I've had a lot of opportunity and a very fortunate life...
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Yeah I've had a lot of opportunity and a very fortunate life...
thats good man, def not downing you for it either. Sorry if it came off as that lol
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nah not at all....regardless my skins pretty thick!
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Just brought home a 2012 V6 and love it. I could have gotten the 5.0 but I want fuel economy and performance. I do a lot of highway driving and so far average 29.2 mpg. The 5.0 would never do that. Prolly could get better if I slowed down a little.
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Just brought home a 2012 V6 and love it. I could have gotten the 5.0 but I want fuel economy and performance. I do a lot of highway driving and so far average 29.2 mpg. The 5.0 would never do that. Prolly could get better if I slowed down a little.
There is nothing wrong with a 300 hp v6 bud.
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There is nothing wrong with a 300 hp v6 bud.
Seriously. It could smoke mine haha
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Seriously. It could smoke mine haha
Joshy. Those ones are almost par with a new edge gt. It's a drivers race between those 2 models
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Joshy. Those ones are almost par with a new edge gt. It's a drivers race between those 2 models
I know. That's y I said it could destroy mine.lol. Pretty damn fast 6 cylinder
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I originally started out with a 97 V6 and loved it, of course I wanted a V8 ( I was 17 ) but I couldnt afford it. I then purchased an 01 V6 new and loved it as well.

I wouldnt call it regret... it would be regret if you COULD have a V8 but chose not to buy one... when you cant afford one then its not really a regret.

Back in the day the V6 vs V8 didnt get that much different gas mileage results honestly. Now they do, but the new 5.0 gets good mileage. Its not THAT big of a deal honestly... and you also wont be getting 31mpg in the new 3.7L v6 most of the time honestly... especially depending on how you drive. Dont buy the 4.0L pre 11 v6.

Think about it like this, if you plan to mod the car, enjoy the car and you can afford the GT over the V6 (5.0 only dont buy a pre 11 GT) then think of all those mods needed to get to the stock performance level of the 5.0... then take the money and figure out how long that would buy gas for... yea you will end up having more performance and save money on mods needed to attain the same performance level if you think about it from that perspective.

XXX hp is never enough, its just a number. Once you get used to it you want more... just how it is
Good answer.

I've always known what I wanted in Mustangs...V8's...if your not on the throttle too much, highway cruising does give descent gas mileage.
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I love my 2011 v6, its fast and great on gas for so much HP.. but if u can afford the 5.0 go for it, I know I will as soon as I can
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I can't ever remember driving a 6 cylinder Mustang... But I will soon get my chance. My nephew wants to borrow the Roush for prom, so I will have his 07 V6 auto for a day or two...

If you think you might regret buying a V6, you probably will..... It's all about attitude...
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I can't ever remember driving a 6 cylinder Mustang... But I will soon get my chance. My nephew wants to borrow the Roush for prom, so I will have his 07 V6 auto for a day or two...

If you think you might regret buying a V6, you probably will..... It's all about attitude...
Hmm, could I drive your roush to prom?
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Re: Anybody select a V6 and now regreting it?

You need to be sure of what you really want, i mean if what you really want is the V8 then just go for it, if you are having doubts now you will likely regret it if you don't get the V8.

In my case I choose a V6 after taking a lot of thinking in what i wanted, there wasn't too much difference in price or insurance, and my sixxer pretty much chose me when i saw it (kind a feel like the scene from the movie Christine LOL), and I want to keep the car for life.
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Hmm, could I drive your roush to prom?
Why not? Your just next door in Oklahoma.... lol...



My cars have been to prom a few times in the past 5 years...
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Why not? Your just next door in Oklahoma.... lol...

My cars have been to prom a few times in the past 5 years...
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