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Old 09-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #36
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V6 - less expensive, less expensive insurance, better fuel economy.
V8 - faster, better resale value.

I think most everything else is opinion.
The better resale value is really silly thought process. The 5.0 will resell for higher but one pays much higher in price to begin with for it.

The V6 has a lower resale value but one pays 8k less for them to begin with. It works out to be the same. That's why its a silly thought process for an advantage.

V6- Costs less to purchase, Less expensive car insurance, better MPG's, bolt on mods cost less than the same V8 mods.

V8- Faster, pulls harder, sucks your bank account down faster, Have cool 5.0 emblems on its side, Engine rumble is far better sounding.

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It sounds like you want a v8. Though, I would only get a 2010 if it was everything you wanted for a steal. Crap mileage, and low power- plus a four-five year old vehicle now, not for me. I'd get a v6 first, the 11/12. They look a little sharper/cleaner, and similar power.

Stop considering a v6! You know you want a v8. Now just find the right one for you, options and all that. If I wanted just to cruise, and put miles in a car- travel, so on- I'd get the glass roof and some other options.

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DUH !!!!

If I had a GT I sure would not put 87 octane in it.
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Of course a GT will run on 87 octane but at what cost.? Power? Mile per gallon? Increased heat?

No, I would only use it in a pinch if ever.
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Oh, I never use anything except for 93, or 91 if I ever can't get 93. Just was saying that it will run on 87
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2013-2014 do not have 1 piece drive shafts.


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I wrote to Ford Motor Company about this. They responded that the 2013 and 2014s do have one piece drive shafts.
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Maybe not one piece but definitely not the ****ty ones that come on the 2010-12. I actually talked to ford and they said the 13 and 14 v6s have upgraded driveshafts. I've actually done over 135mph


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Negative, batman. Same part number (4602), and if you look at them laying next to each other they're identical.

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I wrote to Ford Motor Company about this. They responded that the 2013 and 2014s do have one piece drive shafts.

They lied.

Crawl under and take a look. I'll bet a fiver on it.

Maybe you guys talked to the same guy.
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I love my v6 so far. You can't beat the value. I bought my 14 for under 18000 with the manual trans. They have plenty of power for the average driver to still get in trouble with. They also have a better handling balance from the lighter engine up front. If u like the v8, get it or u will regret your decision, but I love my 6er.


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No change at all

The same drive shaft is used in all 3.7 V6 Mustangs from 2011 to present.
It is just that they are heavy and put the universal type joint in the center fro some reason nobody can understand. I'm guessing they do it that way because it probably don't need to be balance as much as a one piece. Or maybe just plain cheaper to manufacture.
They work fine if your not going to abuse them by drag racing or spinning them way to fast.
It does take more power to get the car moving then a lighter aluminum shaft. But once it gets spinning the weight actually helps at a steady speed creating momentum.
My next mod is an aluminum one from American Muscle when they get them back in.
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Oh that was serious? Lmao. Yea I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion!

It wasn't serious at all I was just wondering what the lmao was for. Lol!


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I was Lmao at the V8s sounding loud & obnoxious! That was a good one!
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Whether or not you'll be 'cutting yourself short' or not depends on your preference. There has been multiple users on these boards that have gone from their 2013 V6 to a 2011-2014 GT. Obviously, they liked their V6 but wanted more.

Others are very content with their V6.
Or those who aren't content with their v6 and want more, but they don't wanna sell the car :p

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I took mine for it's first hiway trip Monday. It was 170 miles each way. It got 31MPG. It had 1300 miles on it when I left so it is only going to get better.
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If they made a totally different car in terms of design or say making it a 4 wheel drive with force induction then yeah a v8 would be an awesome pick!


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The better resale value is really silly thought process. The 5.0 will resell for higher but one pays much higher in price to begin with for it.

The V6 has a lower resale value but one pays 8k less for them to begin with. It works out to be the same. That's why its a silly thought process for an advantage.
I was thinking 10 years or more down the road, not 2 or 3. How much more do you think a 2002 GT would go for compared to a 2002 V6 in the same condition? How about a 1984 or a 1992?
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Or those who aren't content with their v6 and want more, but they don't wanna sell the car :p

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Another good point

Like I said, both the 3.7 and 4.6 are great platforms to dump all of your money in which you won't get back
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Buy the newest best one you can afford. I love my 2014 V6 but would LOVE to have a 2014 5.0 !!!
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Nah, don't buy the newest. Get your v8. That's what you want. If it is just for cruising, I'd find your perfect 2010. Basically the money you'll save can be dumped into mods. You want more the sound itself- you'll have 300+ stock HP, great torque, and should be able to get a great deal. You like red headed step children, right? Lol

You're not buying it for a DD, and not for racing...and you want that body style with the best sound. 2010 seems like your best way to go.

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Nah, don't buy the newest. Get your v8. That's what you want. If it is just for cruising, I'd find your perfect 2010. Basically the money you'll save can be dumped into mods. You want more the sound itself- you'll have 300+ stock HP, great torque, and should be able to get a great deal. You like red headed step children, right? Lol

You're not buying it for a DD, and not for racing...and you want that body style with the best sound. 2010 seems like your best way to go.

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Thanks man. I think you've hit the nail right on the head. Now, if I can find a Grabber Blue 2010 GT premium I'll be a happy camper. Is there anything else performance/gear wise that I want to ask about when looking at a 2010? I see people talking about the difference in gearing but I don't know anything about that. Is there a package like a track package or something that I would want to keep an eye open for?

Thanks again for the feedback and banter.
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2.73 gears move you further per rotation of the DS. Less torque, but a further distance. The higher that ratio, the more torque, more jump/get up and go.

Did you want auto or standard? I don't recall, if you mentioned it before.

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http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...2CLUXURY&Log=0

They still want 20k for one...I was expecting them to be cheaper.

Seriously, 2011s can be had for a few hundred more. This beauty is under 22k, looks like a premium. Grabber blue, white stripes. Walk in with a nice chunk of cash and that price can come down. If its on auto trader, I mentally take off 10% whatever they are asking lol

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2010 Ford Mustangs for Sale in Cleveland, OH 44108 - AutoTrader.com

They still want 20k for one...I was expecting them to be cheaper.

Seriously, 2011s can be had for a few hundred more. This beauty is under 22k, looks like a premium. Grabber blue, white stripes. Walk in with a nice chunk of cash and that price can come down. If its on auto trader, I mentally take off 10% whatever they are asking lol

Cars for Sale: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium in BURLINGTON, NJ 08016: Coupe Details - 372567025 - AutoTrader.com

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I'm going to take my time and really look around and see what I can find. I did tell a couple of friends who are dealers to keep an eye out for a grabber blue in either a 10 or 11 with manual. Gotta be manual. lol
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Power off the line is obviously desirable, but ease of acceleration and additional power up through the powerband are more important to me. Passing power, etc.. It's nice to step on the pedal when you are at cruising speed and feel that you still have a lot left in the powerband.
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Everyone says the sound is better on the 4.6 vs 5.0, but for just about the same price...I'd have a hard time getting a 10 over the 11.

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2010 is a weird year for the mustang. That's like the year people have the least of and gets lost in the retro years. Its a 2009 wrapped in a 2011 body. The 2010 Gt owners really got screwed who paid top dollar. 1 year later a V6 comes out thats almost as powerful or as powerful. Dang, that sucks. I would of gladly bought a 2010 Gt new if I could of paid 22,500 for one which wasn't happening. That's why I got me my 2011 3.7.

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Thanks for the information everyone. I have no desire to race at the track. I do however tend to appreciate fast vehicles. This would not be a daily commuter for me year round as I live in Wisconsin. This vehicle will be my "toy" replacing a motorcycle as a more sane and safe alternative now that I have a couple of kids and want to be around with them for the long haul. Love my bike (1800 CC Flat Six Honda F6B), but I want something my wife and I can enjoy together without my worrying that if we get hit on the bike my kids don't have parents. Getting old and more responsible sucks. lol It's truly more my worrying than my wife. She loves the bike.

That said, this vehicle will be a daily commuter for me at least 2-4 times per week during the spring, summer and fall months and will be stored for winter. I want something I can be proud of. Giving it more thought, my whole motivation is that I want a "muscle" car. I've always liked them since I was a kid and have never owned one. I've owned 4 cylinders and V-6's but never a car with an 8 under the hood. Never had that "rumble" in my vehicle. Midlife crisis?

I guess I was just looking for feedback as to why the 6 crowd got the 6. I wanted to know if there was something glaring that I was missing that makes the 6 a better option for me. From what I've read it seems that the biggest motivations have been MPG and "The power is just right for what I need it to do". Right now my daily commuter is a 2013 Taurus which I believe is 265 HP. I want to know that whatever I get, there is a substantial difference in performance and feel from my Taurus, besides just the aesthetics.

That said, I think I'm leaning more toward the GT, whether it's a 10 or something with the 5.0. I need to test drive both. The 5.0 almost seems like overkill to me, whereas with the 2010, I can still get the body style I like, the rumble of the 8 and the ability to throw a few upgrades on it to boost the HP a bit if I should desire. But, at the end of the day if it's only going to be a difference of $1,000 between a 10 and an 11 with the 5.0, I would be silly to get the 10.

Decisions, decisions...

Thanks again for the feedback. This is all very helpful.

One more question, does the 2010 only run premium or is that just a 5.0 thing?
Drive the GT and then judge. The car is milder than you might think stock and many people think they are slower than what a trip to the track proves them to be. New 14's are so steeply discounted right now that they are not that much more expensive that the 11-12 cars.
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Drive the GT and then judge. The car is milder than you might think stock and many people think they are slower than what a trip to the track proves them to be. New 14's are so steeply discounted right now that they are not that much more expensive that the 11-12 cars.
I know my father just got 8k off with rebates to his 2014 5.0 CS convertible. With the rebates, the prices are great. Once the rebates are fully over on the 2014's that's when 2011 and 2012's are a better deal but not when people are getting 8k off new 14's

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No joke, that's amazing value.

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