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Old 11-12-2014, 07:04 AM   #386
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Regret? No.

Do I want a 5.0? Absolutely.

But I truly enjoy my v6. I have enough power to have fun, I get good commuting fuel milage. (30-32). My payments are low enough to not be any sort of burden even if I wasn't working, which gives me $$ to spend on mods.

If/when the 15's start getting incentives and discounts, I may trade up, but at the same time I will most likely have my v6 modded to how I want it and may just keep it until the miles pile up. I drive 110miles round trip commute a day, the miles are adding up fast.
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Love my v6! I've only had it since mid September and I've put almost 4k miles on it. Road trips have never been this fun! When I went to look for a mustang I had done plenty of research and like most couldn't justify spending an extra $7-8k for the hp, even though the wife had given me the green light. Doesn't mean I won't ever own one but I love this car so much that that won't happen for a long time. I plan on keeping this car until it's no longer drive able. I clean it every time it gets a drop of water or speck of dust on it I can see. I get nothing but compliments on it and people are amazed that a v6 gets 305 hp.
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I GOT MINE LAST NIGHT AND I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!!!! THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!

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I was deciding between a base v8 and premium PP v6. Same years, colors, same mileage within 1k, and similar prices. They came way down on the v6 and wouldn't on the v8. I couldn't justify $5k more for the base model with a bigger engine. So I got the loaded v6 and love it.

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What the heck

With all the traffic, All the law enforcement using all kinds of gadgets tracking how fast you go. Super slow drivers clogging up the roads and highways.
A three cylinder mini or smart car engine would work just as well as a 600 horsepower V8.
I just drove from Daytona to Spring Hill Florida Monday and it took me three hours to get there because of slow moving traffic on the back roads.
The only pleasure on that drive was getting to floor it and pass a few times.
I did have my street rodder brother with me and he was amazed how fast my V6 3.7 accelerated in passing. It was something he did not expect.
We visited my Cousin that has a 56 Buick with a small block Chevy in it as well as a 63 Corvette vert. His wife has a California special 2008 Mustang auto GT.
We left Spring Hill and came home a different way and because of more traffic it took four hours to get home.
All in all it still was a nice drive and a great visit. Listening to 50's music on my sirius radio and the sound of my Magnaflow's along with the comfort of my 2012 Mustang still made it a nice enjoyable trip.

There ain't nothing like a Mustang weather it is a V8 or V6 to enjoy the ride. I love my 3.7 V6 and if I wanted a V8 I sure could just go buy one. Both are great engines and both are powerful and fun in a Mustang.
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Well, I am proud to say that I absolutely, completely, 100+% LOVE my new car, and all his 305 wild horses which I am still learning to control !!! I say it again, this forum is great and helped me so much with my decision which I am 100% convinced was the right one!!
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Love the V8, but since this is my DD I can't justify the extra costs. I already have a motorcycle and Snowmobile as well when I want to go absurdly fast...not that this car can't hang with most out there though.

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Absolutely love the V8s, but I've put over 30,000 miles on my car in a year of driving. I feel that, for me, so much would be wasted in a V8 when I have it on cruise control for the 95% of the time I'm driving since I'm mostly on highways.

And I've never really cared about gas mileage, but getting over 30 MPG in a car with over 300 horsepower and running 13.8s is kinda nice too.
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Regret not getting a GT every single moment I am awake. Just being honest.
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Regret not getting a GT every single moment I am awake. Just being honest.
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Then get that GT man. Catch your dream.

This. I think some people feel like a car is like a child in this thread. If you buy it and don't like it just sell it and buy something else. If your foot at negotiating it usually isn't a problem not taking to big of a hit. It's happened to me. I've owned a 3000gt and 370z that after driving for a month or two just didn't like them so I sold them and got something I was happy with.


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I think its also people want the v8, but can't afford it for whatever reason. In my situation I would have loved to get the GT, but after looking at the all in costs of each car, plus how much I drive, it wasn't worth it. I'm sure everyone would like a Ferrari, but for some of us it just isn't in the cards.
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Hey Mister StarzTA17

You are 100% correct.
If you want a GT just go buy one and stop fooling around.
Just be sure you need it and really want it.
Life is short and enjoy what you have or change it to what you want.

A month or so ago before the 2015's were out my dealer called and offered me a 5.0 premium for my 2012 MCA V6 and $10,000 out the door.
I got out my title and headed up I-95 to get the deal of a lifetime.
I got to thinking how much I loved my MCA V6 automatic and why should I spend $10,000 for two more cylinders. My car looks great, I have it modded just as I want it for now. It runs as good as anything out there. It uses 87 octane and half the price of insurance I would be paying for a GT.

I turned around and went home and put my title away and kissed my MCA.

About a week or so later I did test drive a GT and in just driving around it felt no different then my 3.7 2012 V6 automatic. It just felt more powerful if I floored it. I have 2.73 rear and the V8 had 3.31 If I put 3.31 gears in my car would be a lot more equal from around 40 to 80 mph. (not quite as quick but better)

I'm more then happy with mu V6 and although I love the V8, I also love the Cyclone 3.7 V6.

StarzTA17 is right when he say's to just sell what you have and get what you want.
I say to be sure you really need or want a V8.
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You are 100% correct.
If you want a GT just go buy one and stop fooling around.
Just be sure you need it and really want it.
Life is short and enjoy what you have or change it to what you want.

A month or so ago before the 2015's were out my dealer called and offered me a 5.0 premium for my 2012 MCA V6 and $10,000 out the door.
I got out my title and headed up I-95 to get the deal of a lifetime.
I got to thinking how much I loved my MCA V6 automatic and why should I spend $10,000 for two more cylinders. My car looks great, I have it modded just as I want it for now. It runs as good as anything out there. It uses 87 octane and half the price of insurance I would be paying for a GT.

I turned around and went home and put my title away and kissed my MCA.

About a week or so later I did test drive a GT and in just driving around it felt no different then my 3.7 2012 V6 automatic. It just felt more powerful if I floored it. I have 2.73 rear and the V8 had 3.31 If I put 3.31 gears in my car would be a lot more equal from around 40 to 80 mph. (not quite as quick but better)

I'm more then happy with mu V6 and although I love the V8, I also love the Cyclone 3.7 V6.

StarzTA17 is right when he say's to just sell what you have and get what you want.
I say to be sure you really need or want a V8.
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When I bought my V6, it was for my wife and I didn't even consider a GT. I drove it on occasion and it was ok, but I had a Taurus which I liked. Then I took the V6 on a cross-country trip and really liked it and when I returned traded with my wife. Shortly afterwards, I got divorced and ended up with both cars. While the divorce wasn't my idea it finally allowed me to have the midlife crisis that I couldn't afford twenty years earlier. I went down to my favorite dealer and traded the Taurus for a GT. Now I had two. The new wore off on the GT after a few months and I started going back and forth every week or so and eventually went back to the V6 full time. I just love driving it better for some unexplainable reason. Recently, I picked up an '02 GT that I currently seem to like driving better than either of the other two. Probably when this new wears off, I'll go back to the V6. I have to say that I love them all but the V6 is probably still my favorite.
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moral of the story is that some people simple don't want/ need a v8. 10 years ago I was at the track a few times a month so I had a z28. Now with work and life in general I haven't been able to go in years. The v6 has plenty of power for daily driving, good on gas and is an all around fun car. Nobody says it's the fastest car but definitely fun.

Some GT guys assume that the only reason anyone would buy a v6 is because they can't afford a GT. By that logic someone would only buy a GT if they couldn't afford a boss 302. And people would only buy a boss 302 if they couldn't afford a gt500. None of that is the true, it's a matter of getting the car that makes sense for what one uses it for and that's a decision that nobody can make except yourself.


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Has anyone regretted getting a V6 instead of V8?

Yeah. The "affording" excuse doesn't work for me.

I have two 2013 Cadillacs sitting in the garage. If I wanted the 8 I would have gotten the 8.

I sincerely just wanted the 6 for what I do.
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I would rather get to the limit of a smaller engine than having a big engine but can not release its power most of the time.
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I don't regret buying v6 it's a great car but I'm bored of the power I'm looking into getting a gt now Click image for larger version

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1. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad.
2. 1935 Ford pickup built by Eddies Speed shop. Corvette powered.
3. 1947 Ford Panel. Buick powered.
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5. 1956 Pontiac Dune buggy.
6. 1955 Pontiac B Gas race car.
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11. 1965 Corvette fastback.
12. 1959 Corvette.
13. 1968 Corvette roadster.
14. 1968 Ford Thunderbird.
15. 1957 Chevy two door station wagon. 375 HP 396 powered.
16. 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury. 383 4 speed.
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18. 1976 GMC Rally STX Van.
19. 1975 Honda Civic Sport.
20 1985 Chevy Beauville Van.
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25. 2002 Ford Mustang GT
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28. 2013 Mustang MCA sp. ed.
29. 2013 Ford Edge Sport.
30. After thinking about the cars I have owned I added to the list. 1978 Buick Sport Coupe, 1978 Honda Accord, 1959 Ford four door 6 stick, 1994 Honda Civic, 1957 Chevy four door belair. About half on the list we bought new.
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1. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad.

2. 1935 Ford pickup built by Eddies Speed shop. Corvette powered.

3. 1947 Ford Panel. Buick powered.

4. 1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible.

5. 1956 Pontiac Dune buggy.

6. 1955 Pontiac B Gas race car.

7. 1966 Pontiac GTO. Bought new.

8. 1930 Model A. Olds powered.

9. Top Fuel Dragster. Wayne-Ewing aluminum body and a Jerry Harris chassis with a 461 CI fuel injected 1957 Chrysler engine.

10. 1969 428 SCJ Mach 1 Mustang. Ordered in 1968. Received January 1969.

11. 1965 Corvette fastback.

12. 1959 Corvette.

13. 1968 Corvette roadster.

14. 1968 Ford Thunderbird.

15. 1957 Chevy two door station wagon. 375 HP 396 powered.

16. 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury. 383 4 speed.

17. 1974 Pontiac Trans Am. Bought new.

18. 1976 GMC Rally STX Van.

19. 1975 Honda Civic Sport.

20 1985 Chevy Beauville Van.

21. 1989 Chevy Beretta GTU

22. 1994 Chevy Beretta Z26

23. 1986 Buick Grand National.

24. 2001 Honda Accord

25. 2002 Ford Mustang GT

26. 2004 Ford Mach 1

27. 2010 Ford Fusion Sport.

28. 2013 Mustang MCA sp. ed.

29. 2013 Ford Edge Sport.

30. After thinking about the cars I have owned I added to the list. 1978 Buick Sport Coupe, 1978 Honda Accord, 1959 Ford four door 6 stick, 1994 Honda Civic, 1957 Chevy four door belair. About half on the list we bought new.

Does that answer your question.

Damn you bought a model A off the showroom floor?
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I keep saying it...it's not just "8k more for the GT dude !"...unless you are paying with a cashier's check, financing, insurance, registration etc...you spend a lot more for a V8. My choice was :

- GT no mods
- V6 and mod the hell out of it

I preferred the 2nd.
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Has anyone regretted getting a V6 instead of V8?

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I keep saying it...it's not just "8k more for the GT dude !"...unless you are paying with a cashier's check, financing, insurance, registration etc...you spend a lot more for a V8. My choice was :

- GT no mods
- V6 and mod the hell out of it

I preferred the 2nd.

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When I bought my V6, it was for my wife and I didn't even consider a GT. I drove it on occasion and it was ok, but I had a Taurus which I liked. Then I took the V6 on a cross-country trip and really liked it and when I returned traded with my wife. Shortly afterwards, I got divorced and ended up with both cars. While the divorce wasn't my idea it finally allowed me to have the midlife crisis that I couldn't afford twenty years earlier. I went down to my favorite dealer and traded the Taurus for a GT. Now I had two. The new wore off on the GT after a few months and I started going back and forth every week or so and eventually went back to the V6 full time. I just love driving it better for some unexplainable reason. Recently, I picked up an '02 GT that I currently seem to like driving better than either of the other two. Probably when this new wears off, I'll go back to the V6. I have to say that I love them all but the V6 is probably still my favorite.

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Damn you bought a model A off the showroom floor?
No but my dad did. He lived to be 90 and passed away in 1998. I'm 70 and feel like As you see above the wife and I own two 2013 Fords. The Edge Sport and the MCA Mustang both have the same V-6 and we love them. We did the Mustangs Across America to the 50th in Charlotte,NC [8,000 miles] and the MCA Nationals in Ashville, NC [ 8,000 miles ] in the last 12 months or so and the 6 was a dream to drive. Cheaper insurance, better mileage, cheaper oil changes, runs on regular gas and was $8,000 cheaper to buy. The MCA has all the options and was $35,000 out the door.
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Some GT guys assume that the only reason anyone would buy a v6 is because they can't afford a GT. By that logic someone would only buy a GT if they couldn't afford a boss 302. And people would only buy a boss 302 if they couldn't afford a gt500. None of that is the true, it's a matter of getting the car that makes sense for what one uses it for and that's a decision that nobody can make except yourself.


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That is beautifully worded and i will bring that up everytime somebody says something to me about a v6. Some people are okay with the v6 i mean now with the 3.7 its a quick car no doubt. I have no plans to upgrade to a gt because my car is fun and handling and appearance always meant more to me but if i want i can toss on some mods and make it faster.

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Just people with small dicks making up for it with their car...most of then that have this attitude get very little tail...just look at them...


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A month or so ago before the 2015's were out my dealer called and offered me a 5.0 premium for my 2012 MCA V6 and $10,000 out the door.
I got out my title and headed up I-95 to get the deal of a lifetime.
I got to thinking how much I loved my MCA V6 automatic and why should I spend $10,000 for two more cylinders. My car looks great, I have it modded just as I want it for now. It runs as good as anything out there. It uses 87 octane and half the price of insurance I would be paying for a GT.
You would not have been paying for 2 more cylinder so much as a 2 year newer car with a couple extra cylinders. And the GT's can run on 87 octane as well. As far as insurance goes, I pay $132 a month for full coverage on mine and my wife's 2012 Nissan Rogue. Did I mention I have gotten 30.6 MPG when driving like a sane person on the highway in flat terrain with a race tune installed?

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Run them side by side at the track, you might be surprised.
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No but my dad did. He lived to be 90 and passed away in 1998. I'm 70 and feel like As you see above the wife and I own two 2013 Fords. The Edge Sport and the MCA Mustang both have the same V-6 and we love them. We did the Mustangs Across America to the 50th in Charlotte,NC [8,000 miles] and the MCA Nationals in Ashville, NC [ 8,000 miles ] in the last 12 months or so and the 6 was a dream to drive. Cheaper insurance, better mileage, cheaper oil changes, runs on regular gas and was $8,000 cheaper to buy. The MCA has all the options and was $35,000 out the door.
I paid $27000 OTD for my GT, so it looks like you paid 8 grand more than me. By the way, GT's are filled with 87 octane from the factory. My last oil change from Ford was $19 flat as they send me a $25 off service coupon every few months and I have gotten 30.6 on a highway trip with a tune installed.

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I paid $27000 OTD for my GT, so it looks like you paid 8 grand more than me. By the way, GT's are filled with 87 octane from the factory. My last oil change from Ford was $19 flat as they send me a $25 off service coupon every few months and I have gotten 30.6 on a highway trip with a tune installed.


It all depends when you purchased as well as what options your car had. When I bought my v6 in March I paid 20 out the door with sync. I could have gotten a GT for 26-27 but decided against it as I don't have anywhere to work on it or have time to go to the track which is all the fun of owning a fast car for me. And at the end of the day in "ideal" driving conditions the v6 still gets better Mpgs. My best is 38.5 mpg when doing 65 on a trip 100% highway.

And Ronnie wasn't saying the v6 is faster as he knows it's not as fast as a GT. All he said is in normal driving conditions when you have to drive normal and deal with traffic and speed limits you can get the same results reving the v6 a little more then if you were to have a GT and shift lower in the rpm range as it doesn't feel much faster. It's pretty common sense that if you take it to the track the GT would win.


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Old 11-17-2014, 12:46 PM   #416
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Ronnie,do you know what you could of done with your 3.7 with the extra 10k you were thinking of buying that new 5.0. No way would I spend 10k extra to have a 360 rwhp V8. That 10k could of gotten you a fully forged supercharged car. With forged internals you could of easily had a 650 plus rwhp V6. I'll take that any day over a factory V8
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And Ronnie wasn't saying the v6 is faster as he knows it's not as fast as a GT. All he said is in normal driving conditions when you have to drive normal and deal with traffic and speed limits you can get the same results reving the v6 a little more then if you were to have a GT and shift lower in the rpm range as it doesn't feel much faster. It's pretty common sense that if you take it to the track the GT would win.


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In traffic you can get the same results with Prius or pretty much any car. I am just saying that some of the reasons used aren't really that big of a deal (gas mileage, octane etc) in the grand scheme of things.

V-6's last year were insanely discounted, I convinced one of my employees to buy one and he got a screaming deal OTD with a measly $177 a month car payment.
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All modern cars work fine in traffic.

V8's these days get good engough gas mileage. I average 18MPG and I'm always getting on the fun pedal.

Buy the V8 and there will never be any regret.

IMO, if you're asking this question, it's because you really want the V8. Come to terms with it and make the leap.

Besides, you'll decide that you are tired of your co-workers putting dings on your car and want a beater. This is what Honda's are for.
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All modern cars work fine in traffic.

V8's these days get good engough gas mileage. I average 18MPG and I'm always getting on the fun pedal.

Buy the V8 and there will never be any regret.

IMO, if you're asking this question, it's because you really want the V8. Come to terms with it and make the leap.

Besides, you'll decide that you are tired of your co-workers putting dings on your car and want a beater. This is what Honda's are for.
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well i got the v8 2014 gt and i regret it the insurance eats me up along with the gas i agree i prefer having a v6 to save cash and mod and would get the v6 with everything for the price of gt with nothing but hey i messed up and am still enjoying the 420 hp but 300 dont sound too bad if gas, insurance,price of car is what your mainly looking at.. if ur into speed its a no brainer
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