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Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #36
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I agree. 300hp was great when going from my 04 V6 with what 210? But now 300 seems a little slow and wish maybe I waited a bit and saved for the 5.0. I could always procharge though. But after having that will I want more power??? When you think about it most 6cyl or even a lot of 4cyl cars have 300 or more hp so it's not really that much anymore :/
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Two reasons...i couldnt pass up a 2009 v6 with the Pony Package for onpy $12000, and i wanted a track car. A sixxer has less weight in the front and better balance through the turns. Also, theres less of a chance of kicking the *** end out.
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I don't feel the need to try to outdo the GT. I have my six up to 327 HP. Off the line, it out accelerates the base GT, just by being that much lighter. After test driving both, the only power difference the GT really had was in the uppermost gears, and any car can get cat backs to sound like the GT. It's true that if you supercharge the V6 you can get it up to 475+/-, but no one really does that - The supercharger alone is 5-10k. Don't get me wrong, the GT is amazing but I haven't spoken to anyone who has delusions that the V6 is going to edge out a GT in a quarter mile.
Delusions? Simple math, $5500 to supercharge your V6 will eat a stock GT and still retain savings on your monthly insurance as gas bill.
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I agree. 300hp was great when going from my 04 V6 with what 210? But now 300 seems a little slow and wish maybe I waited a bit and saved for the 5.0. I could always procharge though. But after having that will I want more power??? When you think about it most 6cyl or even a lot of 4cyl cars have 300 or more hp so it's not really that much anymore :/
I know what you mean. I had a turbo charged Mitsubishi that I bought in 99 that had like 220 HP, that was a lot back then. By todays standards that's not so great. My buddy's high dollar Porsche 911 that same year was only 300hp and that was a big deal back then.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #40
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Re: How you decided V6 instead of GT

My modded '00 Grand Prix is supercharged, cam, headers, and I'm sure it's making over 300hp at the crank and then some. My Mustang will probably be slower stock, but it's time for me to move beyond FWD and own a car that is easier and cheaper to customize.
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Rental fleet vehicles with over 25k miles on it. Negotiate and that's what it'll get you. Leather in saddle, shaker 500, sync, my color and what I really just wanted to begin with, a leather wrapped steering wheel.
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It's always got to be about money. If money were no object, we'd all have Shelby's...

It either comes down to cost of car, insurance, gas, or some combination of the two. When you start talking about value, the 2011+ V6 is a great deal. It gets you in a Stang that has more power than the vast majority of cars on the road. It's also a muscle car. Although modding can drop your MPGs to GT level, the car gives you the option of fuel efficiency or close to GT acceleration.

All in all, it's a pretty great deal for people who aren't wealthy...or can't justify the cost/expense of the GT or higher. When are you going to use all that power? I can pass anyone with ease on the highway, and i never go to the track.
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What can u get this great deal 2011 v6 for?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #43
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Cheaper than a Shelby and a little over a decked out Toyota Carrolla. If you don't mind having a back seat just for insurance purposes and a sore neck from your leaded right foot, get it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #44
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Here was my deciding factor between V6 and GT. $9000 less and since I drive 300+ miles a week the gas mileage was a huge dividing factor. Not to mention I dropped $1500 in my mods and gained an extra 60 miles out of a tank. I was on the highway in upstate NY where I live. I was running 70mph and in the 25 mile trip I averaged 34.8 mpg nothing like having a thirteen second 1/4 mile car and get that kind of mileage.
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love my sixer w/ Hurst shifter , bring it !
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Re: How you decided V6 instead of GT

Like just about everybody else here my main motivators were price (paid the note off in 3 years instead of 5) and still have a great looking pony. The insurance is a little cheaper & IMO unless you're going to use it for track duty the V6 gets there just fine--it would have been cool to have the stiffer GT suspension & brake upgrade but they didn't offer that in 2005
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I could not be more satisfied with the 2012 V6 engine, It does it all good MPG, good torque, very smooth. &&&& cheap insurance.
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I also did it based on price - wanted a car that was fun, comfortable, and telltale for under $30k. A GT was tempting but would have been stripped down at that price. The V6 is faster, quieter, safer, and more comfortable than the Acura RSX-S I had before, and costed less after figuring in inflation! And, the insurance is even cheaper! It's been a great daily driver.
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I think ins companies have no idea what this car is capable of lol. My ins went down from my Mazda 3 to my V6... Maybe they still think it's the old 2009 and below!
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I have other horsepower toys. I wanted a newer 'Stang convert that got MUCH better gas milage than my 2004 GT convertable, but was still fun to drive. I do not drive econoboxes. I just returned from a 2300 mile trip and my 2012, 3.7 gave me 28.5 mpg, average...and most of the trip was at 80-90 mph. I like my V-6, 3.7 'Stang. As I have said...when I need dual quad...rump-da-rump..and tires smoking...I have other toys to play with. I am an old fart and have a big toybox.
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Geeze what r y'all payin for insurance?? My Shelby is only $630 a year
A persons age, sex, credit rating and marital status as a lot to do with premium rates not to mention the state you live. I'm 42 married with good credit and live in NY I pay $697 a year for my V6 full coverage with $500 deductibles across the board.
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Full coverage with all the bells and whistles on my 2012 V6, runs $242.89 a year from a "Major " and non-fly-by night, Insurer.
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42, good little boy with no tickets (yet..knocking on wood now) I pay 600 even a year with full coverage. Hurts me more because of the hurricane chances...
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212 a month for my 2011 v6 and my 2006 focus. And I did defensive driving to save 10 percent on Insurance. I'm also 22 years old.
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KY is a no-fault state, so insurance is generally higher. I'll be paying about $610 every 6 months for my Mustang. That's with one wreck/totalled car to my name and no tickets of any kind, ever.
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Sanguin.......your eta..? now 7/6.....sweet if it happens
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