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Old 12-23-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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5.0 doesnt sound like 31 mpg to me!

Over the past few weeks I've been browsing thru the forums and seeing that a lot of people trying to get help with the V6's often get told to buy an 8. It intrigues me because, although the 8's may have raw power and pure sexiness...I think the 6's are right on the bumper of em! Especially the 11-12's!!! My 2012 V6 has like 10 less HP then the 2010 GT's and gets wayyyyy better gas mileage

My point is that I think the new 3.7L's have set standards as far the V6 muscle world goes, 305 horses (i know its not at the wheels lol) and still maintaining 31 mpg...I'll take that..


5.0 doesn't sound like 31.0 to me
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Over the past few weeks I've been browsing thru the forums and seeing that a lot of people trying to get help with the V6's often get told to buy an 8. It intrigues me because, although the 8's may have raw power and pure sexiness...I think the 6's are right on the bumper of em! Especially the 11-12's!!! My 2012 V6 has like 10 less HP then the 2010 GT's and gets wayyyyy better gas mileage

My point is that I think the new 3.7L's have set standards as far the V6 muscle world goes, 305 horses (i know its not at the wheels lol) and still maintaining 31 mpg...I'll take that..

5.0 doesn't sound like 31.0 to me
Unrelated, but z06 Vettes have 505hp v8 and can average 30mpg cruising. :p
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Lol shhhhhhhhhhhh
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Re: 5.0 doesnt sound like 31 mpg to me!

Best I've seen on the highway is 32.
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If your goal is mpg then yes the new V6 is the way to go!.. But don't knock the new 5.0!.. It's rated at like 24mpg which is what I get in my car and with about a 100hp more!.. Not to mention with far better track time and all!.. Lol

Mpg is a bit relative!... Meaning a lot of it just depends on power to weight ratio and aerodynamics!... Thats why the Z06 can get 30mpg!..

On the highway my Mustang gets better mpg than my wifes '05 GrandPrix!.. So long as I can keep my foot out of the gas!.. Lol.
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Haha oh no way would I ever knock the 5.0! I was just saying people keep referring people seeking out ideas for V6's towards V8's. Both have their pros and cons..and I'm more appearance the track star, but that doesn't stop me from eating a lil turd with a blowout haircut in a 90's civic hatchback
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Haha oh no way would I ever knock the 5.0! I was just saying people keep referring people seeking out ideas for V6's towards V8's. Both have their pros and cons..and I'm more appearance the track star, but that doesn't stop me from eating a lil turd with a blowout haircut in a 90's civic hatchback
I actually didn't think you were really knocking them!... Lol. I just was throwing that out there!... More power and performance in a car that is a bit bigger and heavier than mine!...

I'll take one!..
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Touché! Well maybe one day I'll supercharge the 6 to run like a stock 8 lol
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Touché! Well maybe one day I'll supercharge the 6 to run like a stock 8 lol
Same here!...
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Don't get gears then! I have 3.73s and only get 24'ish on the highway.
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Don't get gears then! I have 3.73s and only get 24'ish on the highway.
Got 3.73s and the same 24 ish mpg. Then again wasnt looking for good mpg when i bought it
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Yea I want gears so I might have to sacrifice my 31 mpg lol maybe 3.31s would be better???
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Yea I want gears so I might have to sacrifice my 31 mpg lol maybe 3.31s would be better???
3.31 is a very mild gear.. My gt had 3.27s stock. Honestly I feel a gear swap isn't worth the cost unless you go at least 3.73 for NA applications, and at least 3.55 for FI applications.
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Re: 5.0 doesnt sound like 31 mpg to me!

Who cares about mpg ?? Lol
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Who cares about mpg ?? Lol
Exactly! If we cared about mpg we would have bought a Prius!
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Re: 5.0 doesnt sound like 31 mpg to me!

whats all this talk about farting???
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Exactly! If we cared about mpg we would have bought a Prius!
Not me!!... I would drop in a SmartCar engine into my Stang!.. That way I can still look cool and be "Eco Friendly!.." Hahahahahahahaha
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Not me!!... I would drop in a SmartCar engine into my Stang!.. That way I can still look cool and be "Eco Friendly!.." Hahahahahahahaha
That reminds me there's a video on YouTube of a smart car spanking a ferrari. Haha. I couldn't drive a quiet car though.

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That reminds me there's a video on YouTube of a smart car spanking a ferrari. Haha. I couldn't drive a quiet car though.

Ya I've seen that!.. It's got a turbocharged Busa motor in it!..
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Ya I've seen that!.. It's got a turbocharged Busa motor in it!..
That's the only smart car I would ever drive.
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I could care less what the HP number is. Torque is why I like me a V8
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Got 3.73s and the same 24 ish mpg. Then again wasnt looking for good mpg when i bought it
Me neither. Love how it breaks loose like a GT
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Ya, kinda like the new Vince Vaughn and king of queens dudes movie "the dilemma" they mixed a muscle car and hybrid!
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