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Old 11-19-2015, 01:45 PM   #71
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Whoah blast from the past!




First step in the V6 vs V8 argument is the year. For a 2011+ the V6 is going to be more than enough for 90% of people on the road power wise. Second step is to call your insurance company. Very often that will make the decision for you especially a teenage male.


Third step is the budget. I made the mistake of getting a beat up 5.0 when I was 19 and dumping most of my paycheck into making it fast/trying to make it nice. I sold it and bought a beater when my friends tried to hook me up with a girl I really liked and I had spent all my money on mods so I couldn't go out that weekend. Like... literally put the car up for sale the next day. Moral of the story is you don't make enough money at 16 or 17 to have a Mustang and do any sort of meaningful mods. At least most 16 or 17 year olds don't. Gears/exhaust/tuner/suspension/tires/wheels all adds up real fast to that $3k number just in mods.




My advice. Take that $3-$4k and buy a nice reliable car to drive around in that you can enjoy. There are some really surprisingly nice cars out there in that price point. Get one with cheap insurance that gets good mileage and does not need much to maintain. Mid 2000s Accord, 03/04 Mazda6 something like that.


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I currently have a 2014 V6 and a 2013 GT.

V8 > V6

The only thing I like more about the V6 is the city gas mileage, but I can still squeeze out 28-29 mpg on pure highway miles in my GT. The insurance and car note both stayed almost the exact same as my V6 when I got my GT too.
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I am going to be 16 in December. I want a mustang. I can buy a v6 for 3000.. or should i get the v8 with 14000 less miles for 4000?
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You might want to call your insurance company first my 16 year old daughter drives an 04 Convertible Mustang GT and its 300 bucks a month for insurance. $292.00 to be exact so I would hate to see what a male would be ,


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Definitely check with insurance, and listen to these guys. I'd get a beater if I were in your position.
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I am going to be 16 in December. I want a mustang. I can buy a v6 for 3000.. or should i get the v8 with 14000 less miles for 4000?
Answer: Do whatever you want.

Here's my 2 cents though:
Get something reliable with 4 doors and don't really care a whole lot about.

You're a new driver more than likely you're going to make some dings or your classmates will make dings in your car, simply because you're inexperienced and will make mistakes. You may take it to college in a few years and depending on where you go you might get more simply because of the location (ie Morgantown, WV's winter will make you hate driving anything without 4 wheel drive) as well as drunk kids attempting to park their cars. As others have also said, insurance, who's paying for it? If you are then basically any money you make is going to go straight to that car, which means you're basically not adding anything to your savings so you can't even mod your car. Now if you're okay with all that then go for it.

There's nothing wrong with being patient, hell if you save up enough by the time you graduate and get a job you could buy yourself the latest and greatest V8 mustang brand new, but again do whatever you want.
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Nothing wrong with getting a v8 at your age. That's if you get/ have a job and can afford to make insurance payments mods etc....maybe it will teach you to be more responsible and how to manage your finances.


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I would be more worried about how you will drive the car since it will have more power so I guess that could also teach you to be responsible as well.


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I am going to be 16 in December. I want a mustang. I can buy a v6 for 3000.. or should i get the v8 with 14000 less miles for 4000?

We would have to see specific cars to give you good advice. A lot depends on year and overall condition and not just miles. As said before I would worry about getting something partly reliable. I would much rather have a nice v6 at 16 that I could go out with and have fun then a beat up GT that consistently needs work.


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I would be more worried about how you will drive the car since it will have more power so I guess that could also teach you to be responsible as well.


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There's a couple of videos on Youtube of these rich kids crashing their M3s because they couldn't handle the power (plus they didn't pay for them so they're more reckless.) As long as you know the car's limits and your limits then there's no reason why you can't have a V8. Just don't be a jackass when you're behind the wheel.
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My 16 year old daughter drives a 2004 Mustang GT convertible. It's an Auto and is actually pretty tame by today's standards.


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Heh, the 04 Auto has the best transmission for drag racing out of all the cars previous to 2011.
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I would be more worried about how you will drive the car since it will have more power so I guess that could also teach you to be responsible as well.


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Heh, the 04 Auto has the best transmission for drag racing out of all the cars previous to 2011.

I have heard that before......if she ever wants to get something different I'm getting it back! Lol


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You might want to call your insurance company first my 16 year old daughter drives an 04 Convertible Mustang GT and its 300 bucks a month for insurance. $292.00 to be exact so I would hate to see what a male would be ,


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I'm 20 years old live on my own in southern California and I pay 105 a month as a male but I only put 2000 miles on my v6 2014 a year an that price is for full coverage with 100,000 insured through USAA

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That's a lot. Mine is like $100 per month for my 01 Bullitt and I'm 20, had the car since 18,


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Should I get a V6 or V8 Mustang?

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That's a lot. Mine is like $100 per month for my 01 Bullitt and I'm 20, had the car since 18,


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It is ALOT! I was told it's because she is 16 and it's a V8. It's through Progressive they said if she doesn't have any claims or tickets it will go down every 6 months substantially. She loves her car though and has no payment so it's worth it to her. I wish had a clean Mustang GT convertible when I was 16! Some people freak out when they find out what she is driving but to me the 4.6 feels fairly tame with the automatic and she is a good kid and honors student and it has that Progressive plug in device (that to her knowledge is monitoring her every move and sending it to my iPhone).


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cool....hope she treasures it.
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There's a couple of videos on Youtube of these rich kids crashing their M3s because they couldn't handle the power (plus they didn't pay for them so they're more reckless.) As long as you know the car's limits and your limits then there's no reason why you can't have a V8. Just don't be a jackass when you're behind the wheel.
True just always respect your car and you'll be just fine, second don't show off

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I'm 16 and I have an '01 V6 and insurance is 170 a month on it. Likely so inflated because of my age and the fact that I'm male. My V6 already has enough power for me, but that's not going to stop me from continuing to mod it.

Another important question to ask is what the driving conditions are going to be. If the road is going to be covered in ice all the time, the sixxer's open diff isn't going to be too pretty if you have a lead foot
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V6 or v8?

Just bought my 2014 v6 mustang. I was torn on which one to buy for a while but after test driving the v6 I decided to go with that. Being only 20 years old it was plenty of power for the price tag. The v8 is obviously faster but has a much larger price, including insurance and gas. Not to mention, adding an exhaust and cold air intake on the v6 will give it an extra kick without spending a lot. Make it sound nice too. I'm planning on changing the v6 grille out for a roush upper grille to make it look nicer, and maybe even a perforated hood to increase airflow for the engine, but also staying away from making it look identical to the GT, because in reality, it's not lol
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Got the cash get the V 8.


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Just bought my 2014 v6 mustang. I was torn on which one to buy for a while but after test driving the v6 I decided to go with that. Being only 20 years old it was plenty of power for the price tag. The v8 is obviously faster but has a much larger price, including insurance and gas. Not to mention, adding an exhaust and cold air intake on the v6 will give it an extra kick without spending a lot. Make it sound nice too. I'm planning on changing the v6 grille out for a roush upper grille to make it look nicer, and maybe even a perforated hood to increase airflow for the engine, but also staying away from making it look identical to the GT, because in reality, it's not lol
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