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Old 04-24-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Might make a switch

So I have a 2010 GT, but next year I'm gonna have to make an hour long trip every day both ways. I can't afford that gas on my GT... I get 17 MPG. So I'm thinking about making the switch to a 2013 V6. What kind of mileage do you get (it'll be all highway for me)? Anything you can say that will help this decision easier for me? Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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Lots of people with the '13 V6 are getting in the 30s. I recall one person even got very low 40s on a trip.
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You'll be getting almost the same power. Just be sure to get a car with 2.73s if you want the best mileage. The automatics supposedly get better than the manuals.

Right now, I'm averaging around 27mpg, but when I do straight highway (we have hills here, so it would be better on flat land) I get around 32mpg. I also try to shift at 2k rpms when I'm just commuting around and not having fun, it helps.
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I get 31 on the highway and 27/28 city the worst ive gotten in my 2012 v6 is 22.5 thats when i driver her hard.
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hmm, why not keep the car you have and buy a beater car for 2-3k for good gas mileage. i have my stang for play and a lil honda civic for mpg (i work 2 hrs away)
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Thanks guys! Good to hear. I'm gonna start hunting for a 2013 deep impact blue!
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hmm, why not keep the car you have and buy a beater car for 2-3k for good gas mileage. i have my stang for play and a lil honda civic for mpg (i work 2 hrs away)
I tried that. I bought a gas saver and was gonna take it easy on my mustang and use the gas saver for my daily commute. But I found myself looking for any reason I could to down my 4 banger so I could drive the mustang.
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Depending on conditions easily in the 30s
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If you have money into you're car then get a cheap 4 banger like stated above. IMO you can't beat the sound of a v8 although the new 6ers are nice and get good mpg
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I get 42mpg on the autobahn as long as I cruise nice and easy at about 60-65mph. I have a lot of upgrades that help with mpg, but stock 13 V6 should be getting mid 30's...
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Ya I usually do the same just to drive the stang lol but it's totally worth it i mean I couldn't downgrade a vortech v8 for a v6 regardless of mpg lol
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hmm, why not keep the car you have and buy a beater car for 2-3k for good gas mileage. i have my stang for play and a lil honda civic for mpg (i work 2 hrs away)
+1. The amount you'd lose on the trade for slightly better mpg's isn't worth it imo. Buy a beater. Will make the stang feel that much better when you get in and drive it too. But it's your money and their isn't anything wrong with the new V6's.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #13
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+1. The amount you'd lose on the trade for slightly better mpg's isn't worth it imo. Buy a beater. Will make the stang feel that much better when you get in and drive it too. But it's your money and their isn't anything wrong with the new V6's.
Kind of what I was going to say. I traded in my Aviator because the transmission was on it's last legs and I didn't think I could afford a new transmission. Pretty sure I have spent way more in the first year of ownership of my Mustang on car payments and mods than I would have spent on a new transmission lol. I also do get better gas mileage in my Mustang than the Lincoln but the only difference I see is a fill up costs about $50 instead of $80.
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I would wait to see what the 2015's are going to look like. Just saying.................................
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So I have a 2010 GT, but next year I'm gonna have to make an hour long trip every day both ways. I can't afford that gas on my GT... I get 17 MPG. So I'm thinking about making the switch to a 2013 V6. What kind of mileage do you get (it'll be all highway for me)? Anything you can say that will help this decision easier for me? Thanks!
Wow everyone's getting better millage than me the best I've gotten was 24 on a hour long freeway trip but my commute is about 20 min half of it freeway and I get about 20

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You'll be getting almost the same power. Just be sure to get a car with 2.73s if you want the best mileage. The automatics supposedly get better than the manuals.

Right now, I'm averaging around 27mpg, but when I do straight highway (we have hills here, so it would be better on flat land) I get around 32mpg. I also try to shift at 2k rpms when I'm just commuting around and not having fun, it helps.
Thank you for writing that. I have a 6 speed and shift at 3 RPM's. my gas millage is about 20.
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My 2012 v6 premium is getting 25 mpg and i live in houston haha
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I usually get about 27mpg on a 1hr long trip & that's not babying it either!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #18
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My 2013 v6 manual is only getting about 19 but that's city only driving and I only have 233 miles on the odometer so far. I hope it goes up.
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Does it have the 2.73s or 3.31s?
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Mine has 2.73s with v6 pony package and comfort package.
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Thats what I have but auto and even in the city I'm getting 24
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Yea I think it's because my car hasn't broken in yet. I just got it last month and it only has 233 miles on it currently. I only drive it to the store and stuff on weekends since I work from home. I got a month out of the initial fill up from the dealer and still had 1/4 tank left. I don't think it's anything to be concerned about.
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From what I've seen, the 3.7s are a very efficient and versatile engine. It gets 10HP less than your 2010 GT (stock), gets better MPG, and most likely would lower your insurance rates as well.

Hell, you could even put a blower on it and get around 400+ HP (the Shelby SC'ed V6s get 475HP right?) and still have lower gas and insurance bills. You'll just never get that V8 growl, which is like almost worth all of what you'd save, haha.
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That's what I did lol
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My lifetime average is 32 mpg, in the city I get about 30, depending on weather and traffic. Highway, on drastic hills with OUT cruise I get 36, if I use cruise with Ohio hills I get 36, also. I have speed to mpg charts in my intro thread. A fuel log, also, is in my signature.

But I have a standard. An auto should see better highway, but the standard will destroy the auto in the city.
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When I had 273s i was getting about 31 highway. But I ended up switching over to 355s to get a little bit more aggressive feel and i still get 27-28 on the highway and only really goes to 26 around town.
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When I had 273s i was getting about 31 highway. But I ended up switching over to 355s to get a little bit more aggressive feel and i still get 27-28 on the highway and only really goes to 26 around town.
Same for me
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