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Old 07-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

Is it worth getting a V8-GT or is the V6 plenty enough and a lot cheaper, HELP Me!!!
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If you can afford it, get the GT
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

Why are you considering the V6 if you can afford the V8? Gas mileage? The V6 has plenty of power for play and makes a great cruiser due to it's lower gas consumption. If you want power and can afford the V8, it's a no-brainer to go for it.
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You're going to want a GT sooner or later so might as well just get it now.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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You're going to want a GT sooner or later so might as well just get it now.
Bottomline is, do you really need a V8-GT, I heard the V6 has plenty of power, is this true?
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Re: Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

What do you call plenty of power? That's subjective for many people. It's got 305hp and it can hang with many V6 and turbo 4 tuner/performance cars in it's price range and just above. It's not in the 12sec bracket like the V8 though, although you can put it there with addons. Power and speed are addictive. Once you have some, you want more.

The main issue with not getting the V8 is you'll never have that exhaust note and it has more power from the factory if you don't want to modify. It's a very individualistic opinion. I got a base V6 because I couldn't afford a GT. Simple as that. I love the gas mileage I'm getting, but to me it's a secondary concern.
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Re: Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

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Bottomline is, do you really need a V8-GT, I heard the V6 has plenty of power, is this true?
Only you can answer that question, Buy what you want, it is your money. Why would you ask people you don't know what Car to buy, plus you have not told us what you plan to do with the car! Also can you aford the Insurance on a 400hp car.
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Only you can answer that question, Buy what you want, it is your money. Why would you ask people you don't know what Car to buy, plus you have not told us what you plan to do with the car! Also can you aford the Insurance on a 400hp car.
+1 on all of that.

I also couldn't afford a GT so I got a V6 Pony so I didn't have to go with a basic V6 and could have the pony options, but still afford it. Also because it's my daily driver and I wanted to do mods I didn't want a gas guzzler from the start. Just all about preference and living within your means. I didn't want to pay out the *** for insurance either.
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Re: Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

As my daily driver in Chicago traffic every day, I wouldn't trade my 3.7 in for anything. Of course the 5.0 would be fantastic but in reality, why? Less MPGs, more insurance. Yes more power and the fact it's a GT, but I have no purpose for a 400hp car right now. As a 23 year old there's nothing better than 305 stock hp with averaging around 25 mpgs, the amount of customization and the fun of owning/driving a Mustang every day. I get complements everyday on how the new 3.7 is a great engine and how my car looks/sounds.

I have a slight bias opinion, but you won't regret the 3.7 if you choose that route. Like the above posts state, it's your decision and you know what you want the car for. Have fun with your decision!
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I just want to say you got some great responses here. Our members are awesome! My first stang was a V6 because I couldn't afford the GT but wanted it everyday although I loved my car. My first GT nearly broke me insurance wise and I started wondering if I should have just stuck with a V6, but now I'm addicted to the V8 so GTs are all I buy. it's up to u but I think u will always want to own a GT at least once to see what all the fuss is about.

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As my daily driver in Chicago traffic every day, I wouldn't trade my 3.7 in for anything. Of course the 5.0 would be fantastic but in reality, why? Less MPGs, more insurance. Yes more power and the fact it's a GT, but I have no purpose for a 400hp car right now. As a 23 year old there's nothing better than 305 stock hp with averaging around 25 mpgs, the amount of customization and the fun of owning/driving a Mustang every day. I get complements everyday on how the new 3.7 is a great engine and how my car looks/sounds.

I have a slight bias opinion, but you won't regret the 3.7 if you choose that route. Like the above posts state, it's your decision and you know what you want the car for. Have fun with your decision!
I agree. That 3.7 is more than enough to get u in plenty of trouble. My biggest ticket was in an old 2000 V6 with 190 HP. I got caught doing 91 in a 35 on an isolated stretch of road.
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Re: Should I get a V6 or V8 Vert??? 2013

First thing to do is call your insurance agent. See what the difference will be between the V6 & V8.

Then there is a difference in the cost of the two different Mustangs.

Other then these questions it would be up to you which one you can afford to buy and afford to keep.

The V6 does get better MPG

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5 point oh, and if you want cheaper I'd skip the vert
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As my daily driver in Chicago traffic every day, I wouldn't trade my 3.7 in for anything. Of course the 5.0 would be fantastic but in reality, why? Less MPGs, more insurance. Yes more power and the fact it's a GT, but I have no purpose for a 400hp car right now. As a 23 year old there's nothing better than 305 stock hp with averaging around 25 mpgs, the amount of customization and the fun of owning/driving a Mustang every day. I get complements everyday on how the new 3.7 is a great engine and how my car looks/sounds.

I have a slight bias opinion, but you won't regret the 3.7 if you choose that route. Like the above posts state, it's your decision and you know what you want the car for. Have fun with your decision!
+1 to the DD and being young. It's amazing how 18 and up can owes these cars with a big kid job. I love my 3.7 because when I was 16 I had 200hp and now I technically have older GT power. Quite nice.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #14
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JC13 --- Maybe a better question in this particular forum would be "why did you choose a V6 over the GT?" That very question was posted and a link to it is below.

Since I am not sure I responded in that thread: My car was going to be a daily driver -- the sixer gets 31 mpg highway, plus I added the comfort package and a remote start, and oh by the way, it's a Mustang. I have had it for about a month and could not be happier with the purchase.


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