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Old 05-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm in need of a little advice from some mustang guys. I'm in between two cars and I want your alls opinion. A 2013 gt pushes my payments to the max, and I'm somewhat afraid of that pressure. However, I've found a super nice 2010 GT that will fit the budget great. Just not sure if I'll regret not getting the 5.0. However I'm just in college so I'll have plenty of time to do that later. Thanks guys!
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Hey guys. I'm in need of a little advice from some mustang guys. I'm in between two cars and I want your alls opinion. A 2013 gt pushes my payments to the max, and I'm somewhat afraid of that pressure. However, I've found a super nice 2010 GT that will fit the budget great. Just not sure if I'll regret not getting the 5.0. However I'm just in college so I'll have plenty of time to do that later. Thanks guys!
You will regret not getting the 5.0. Many of us here traded in 10s for 11s. There is simply no comparison between the two cars, and the 4.6 turns into a glass block around 450HP if you start modding. With a blower it can be close to a 5.0 with bolt ons, but your block will be on borrowed time.
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You are losing alot of horsepower and styling by going with the 2010...
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Hey guys. I'm in need of a little advice from some mustang guys. I'm in between two cars and I want your alls opinion. A 2013 gt pushes my payments to the max, and I'm somewhat afraid of that pressure. However, I've found a super nice 2010 GT that will fit the budget great. Just not sure if I'll regret not getting the 5.0. However I'm just in college so I'll have plenty of time to do that later. Thanks guys!
If it helps, i was in the same situation as you a year or so ago. Ended going with a 2011 5.0. I would get the 2011-2012 if I were you. Not a big fan of the 2013. Good luck
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I fell in love with the 2013 as soon as i saw it! The new front end is so agressive and the led tail lights look HOT at night...plus functional heat vents on the hood= Had To Have It!
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Look for a deal on an 11 or 12. You will be happier with the power of the 5.0

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If you are leaning on the 10. Look for a v6 11 or 12. Close to the same power and a lot better on gas since your still in school. But if you want the v8 which I am sure you do go with an 11
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The 2010 is the bastard child. You can get a great deal on 2011/2012 right now and the difference in power is night and day.
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Roger that, find a good 2011 or 12. I've had many Mustangs and I got off the bus in '96, when they stuck that cast boat anchor 4.6 in there. Nothing they could do to that engine, over it's gawdawful 14 year lifespan, removed the stigma of it truck-based heritage and inherent design compromises. There's a reason the Camaro blew the Mustang out of the water is sales as soon as it returned. partly pent-up demand but mostly, a real engine under the hood. The 5.0 is the real deal, nothing you could do to the 4.6 would make it the sweetheart the 5.0 is. Hell, I'd buy a new 2012-13 V6 performance pack car before I'd spend money on the ****ty 4.6.

Guess I should tell you how I really feel....
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Roger that, find a good 2011 or 12. I've had many Mustangs and I got off the bus in '96, when they stuck that cast boat anchor 4.6 in there. Nothing they could do to that engine, over it's gawdawful 14 year lifespan, removed the stigma of it truck-based heritage and inherent design compromises. There's a reason the Camaro blew the Mustang out of the water is sales as soon as it returned. partly pent-up demand but mostly, a real engine under the hood. The 5.0 is the real deal, nothing you could do to the 4.6 would make it the sweetheart the 5.0 is. Hell, I'd buy a new 2012-13 V6 performance pack car before I'd spend money on the ****ty 4.6.

Guess I should tell you how I really feel....
I'm with you on that. A 2011 V6 has more performance potential than a 4.6, just make sure you replace the driveshaft lol. American Muscle got their V6 into 11s fairly easily.
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I'm with you on that. A 2011 V6 has more performance potential than a 4.6, just make sure you replace the driveshaft lol. American Muscle got their V6 into 11s fairly easily.
The v6 is no joke thats for sure!
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2010 is the only year you will find a 4.6 in that body style. The only think that gives away that it's a 2010 is the GT badges on the fenders and the black running horse. That's got to account for some rarity. If you aren't obsessed with big power, the 2010 might have more value in the future?
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Rarity on a Mustang GT isn't worth jack ****, especially when that rarity comes at the expense of performance. These cars are as common as dirt.

Putting it in a future tense perspective, a 1978 King Cobra was a rare car too...today it's worth more as scrap than as a car. Or how bout the ultra-rare 1969 Mustang E?

Sometimes things are rare because they suck and the consumer didn't respond to them.
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That's a valid point. But just because the 5.0 is better I wouldn't say the 4.6 sucks.

Op states that the payment is an issue and the 2010 would be more affordable at this time. So I say buy the 2010 take care of it and a few years down the road trade it for what you really want.
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You are losing alot of horsepower and styling by going with the 2010...
Sorry you picked wrong year to.show.

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Why not find you a used 2011. Can get them for good deals.
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Rarity on a Mustang GT isn't worth jack ****, especially when that rarity comes at the expense of performance. These cars are as common as dirt.

Putting it in a future tense perspective, a 1978 King Cobra was a rare car too...today it's worth more as scrap than as a car. Or how bout the ultra-rare 1969 Mustang E?

Sometimes things are rare because they suck and the consumer didn't respond to them.

Dont forget about the 99 Cobra.....lol. Its rare because its the reason we didnt get a 2000 Cobra.
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Sorry you picked wrong year to.show.

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Why not find you a used 2011. Can get them for good deals.
Keep ur negative comments to yourself
I like the looks of the '13 and thats all that matters
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Keep ur negative comments to yourself
I like the looks of the '13 and thats all that matters
Good for you..I think they look kinda cheap. Specially with the huge plastic area license plate spots. And cheap looking heat exchangers in Hood.
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If I was u I'll go after the 2012 it's still new and still a 5.0 and should help lower the payment plan
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Whats your price range?
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Good for you..I think they look kinda cheap. Specially with the huge plastic area license plate spots. And cheap looking heat exchangers in Hood.
I had an '11 and i think the rear difuser was cheap as hell...the painted '13 looks so much better

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I had an '11 and i think the rear difuser was cheap as hell...the painted '13 looks so much better
And im just waiting for cervini to put out a hood for the '13s too...but i like that the heat vents on the stock hood are actually functional...ive gotten alot of compliments
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I fell in love with the 2013 as soon as i saw it! The new front end is so agressive and the led tail lights look HOT at night...plus functional heat vents on the hood= Had To Have It!
I thought the complete opposite lol. To me the front end looked less aggressive and the rear looked terrible
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The 13 front end looks great but the holes on the lower look horrible IMO. Makes it look sixerish.
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I really liked the '05-'09 better. It took awhile to accept the '10-'12 but I love my '11 now. I agree about the GT rear valance. I swapped mine out for the BOSS/C/S diffuser/valance. I wouldn't paint it though, I like the contrast. IMO.
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get the 5.0. the 4.6 is weak i have owned 3 a 03 gt, 03 cobra. and a 08. the only 4.6 worth owning imo is the 03-04 cobra. my 08 was supercharged as well as lots of other stuff and was not impressed with it. the 5.0 has been my best choice by far. get a 11 i doubt there is that big of a price diff between the 4.6 10 and the 11s
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Roger that, find a good 2011 or 12. I've had many Mustangs and I got off the bus in '96, when they stuck that cast boat anchor 4.6 in there. Nothing they could do to that engine, over it's gawdawful 14 year lifespan, removed the stigma of it truck-based heritage and inherent design compromises. There's a reason the Camaro blew the Mustang out of the water is sales as soon as it returned. partly pent-up demand but mostly, a real engine under the hood. The 5.0 is the real deal, nothing you could do to the 4.6 would make it the sweetheart the 5.0 is. Hell, I'd buy a new 2012-13 V6 performance pack car before I'd spend money on the ****ty 4.6.

Guess I should tell you how I really feel....
I guess my little 4.6 is no match for you eh?

To the op, buy a car you can comfortably afford. No need in making things tight money-wise just to impress strangers on the internet.

You're in college... Buy affordable now, play toys when you graduate
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Yeah lowflyn your 4.6 is slow hahaha. Much sarcasm
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Thanks for all of your guys input. Im supposed to make the call in the morning, and I think I'm going with the 2010. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love the extra horsepower. But either car would honestly never see a track. The 2010 is blacked out and in great shape. I just don't see a reason in eating tuna every night just for the 5.0. I've got plenty of tine after college to get some nice toys. Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for all of your guys input. Im supposed to make the call in the morning, and I think I'm going with the 2010. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love the extra horsepower. But either car would honestly never see a track. The 2010 is blacked out and in great shape. I just don't see a reason in eating tuna every night just for the 5.0. I've got plenty of tine after college to get some nice toys. Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for all of your guys input. Im supposed to make the call in the morning, and I think I'm going with the 2010. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely love the extra horsepower. But either car would honestly never see a track. The 2010 is blacked out and in great shape. I just don't see a reason in eating tuna every night just for the 5.0. I've got plenty of tine after college to get some nice toys. Thanks everyone!
13 is what u were originally going for which is of course alot more $$.... definitely check ur options, an 11 can't be that much more than a 10, u may regret it later... the 5.0 is a completely different beast... test drive one at least before making ur decision
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Get a 2011 or 2012. If you want low payments a 11 or 12 should get you there. I was in the same boat a year ago and glad I went with the 5.0. 2013s are expensive right now because they are new. To me the 2013s look like shelbys. If I want a shelby, I buy a Shelby not a look alike. Just my 2 cents and good luck

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13 is what u were originally going for which is of course alot more $$.... definitely check ur options, an 11 can't be that much more than a 10, u may regret it later... the 5.0 is a completely different beast... test drive one at least before making ur decision
Agreed! Look around before making decision
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What's the price and mileage on the 2010?
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**** I'd eat dry pasta for 5 years to keep my 11'
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I would starve to death for mine! Lol
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I was in the same exact position as u almost a year ago. I went with the 2010 at the time only because the dealer is a good friend of mine and hooked me up only for the 2010's he had, I did drive both cars and loved the 5.0 but I decides to play smart save some money and maybe wait till a 2015 comes out and upgrade. Your gonna like the 2010 it's not slow by any means add intake tune and exhaust you'll be happy
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I was in the same exact position as u almost a year ago. I went with the 2010 at the time only because the dealer is a good friend of mine and hooked me up only for the 2010's he had, I did drive both cars and loved the 5.0 but I decides to play smart save some money and maybe wait till a 2015 comes out and upgrade. Your gonna like the 2010 it's not slow by any means add intake tune and exhaust you'll be happy
+1. An 07 Shelby GT with "only" 315 hp. hooked me on mustangs. I drove a 94 Camaro SS at the time. I think the SS was faster but the GT was so much more fun. Now I'm a Mustang guy with a 12' GT. I agree you'll be happy with the 10' but the 5.0 is worth stopping by ur parents house for dinner to save money. Just make sure it's a manual !!
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