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Old 04-16-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hi I have a 13 v6 auto and really want a 13 or 14 gt manual and I was wondering how you all afforded the car like what jobs do you have and how long it took to get them cause I cant find a good job that pays enough to make a good down payment someone please give me info or advice so I can make the switch to this amazing car!

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How much did you pay for your 13 v6?
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How old are you? Do you have a degree of any kind?
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Also, what is your debt situation? Do you have any savings or are you investing any money?
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Want good advice? If you can't find a good job, then get two. Save up and then get the car...


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I know how you feel. I'm currently in the military however, before that it seemed like I was always needing money. It does have its days but I guess any job does but it paid for school and the mustang I wanted.Click image for larger version

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How much did you pay for your 13 v6?
About 17,000 still paying on it

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20 and still in college so no:/

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The military pays that much? What branch did u do? Im just so afraid of war......

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Get your degree, get a job that pays well, get a 5.0. That's what I did. I also got a wife with a good job so the dual income definitely helps a lot.
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I agree its just I don't know what I even want to do so im trying to get it relatively soon without the degree ha

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It's tough while in school. All my money went to booze and food. Once I graduated and got my job, everything happened really fast. Married, house, car all within a year and a half. Now I'm looking for a project car to build.
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Hi I have a 13 v6 auto and really want a 13 or 14 gt manual and I was wondering how you all afforded the car like what jobs do you have and how long it took to get them cause I cant find a good job that pays enough to make a good down payment someone please give me info or advice so I can make the switch to this amazing car!

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You're 20 years of age, in college, you have a new 2013 3.7 and you're worried about buying a 5.0? You gotta love people's priorities!

Just curious what's wrong with the 2013 V6 you have? Why do you want a 5.0?

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When I was young, I would not have been able to afford a new Mustang even after I joined the military in 1988. I was an E4 within 9.5 months and banks would not loan someone with my pay what I needed at that time (tried buying a year old Camaro RS in 1990). I was also denied an American Express card. It was not until years later, married, wife had her B.S. in accounting, that we bought our first car, a 1995 V6 Camaro. Now they want me to buy everything because our beacon scores are so high.
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Take the money you would spend on the 5.0 and invest it. It will do you so much better in the long run.

This is coming from someone 20 and in college also.


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I'm 21 in school. And work full time for a doctors office. I saved up for about 6 months and bought a 2013 5.0. I went from a 2010 v6.


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I'm 21 in school. And work full time for a doctors office. I saved up for about 6 months and bought a 2013 5.0. I went from a 2010 v6.


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Sounds like you had things figured out. If OP is asking how others afford their car, he probably can't afford it himself.


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You're 20 years of age, in college, you have a new 2013 3.7 and you're worried about buying a 5.0? You gotta love people's priorities!

Just curious what's wrong with the 2013 V6 you have? Why do you want a 5.0?

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I really want a manual ha I just learned it and really want the v8 rumble

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I'm 21 in school. And work full time for a doctors office. I saved up for about 6 months and bought a 2013 5.0. I went from a 2010 v6.


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Doctors office doing what? How much did it pay?

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I really want a manual ha I just learned it and really want the v8 rumble

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Well, you ain't getting a V8 rumble from the 3.7 but you can covert the automatic to manual. No idea what it costs or how involved that is. I'm just spit balling here but maybe you should concentrate your efforts on college and getting a job in you're field of studies. Maybe paying off those student loans first, if you have any. If no loans, great go buy your 5.0!

Then worry about getting that V8 rumble. Good grief, people's priorities! Ha ha ha. Tired of getting your balls busted about having a V6 mustang are ya?????. Ha ha.

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Well, you ain't getting a V8 rumble from the 3.7 but you can covert the automatic to manual. No idea what it costs or how involved that is. I'm just spit balling here but maybe you should concentrate your efforts on college and getting a job in you're field of studies. Maybe paying off those student loans first, if you have any. If no loans, great go buy your 5.0!

Then worry about getting that V8 rumble. Good grief, people's priorities! Ha ha ha. Tired of getting your balls busted about having a V6 mustang are ya?????. Ha ha.

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I actually haven't gotten any balls busted about it? Its pretty impressive to be 20 full time college and still have a new mustang im just doing it for personal preference haha and I dont have any loans my grants handled it

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When I was in college I didn't even have a vehicle.
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I actually haven't gotten any balls busted about it? Its pretty impressive to be 20 full time college and still have a new mustang im just doing it for personal preference haha and I dont have any loans my grants handled it

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I would say that you should start saving - not necessarily for a car, but for your future. If you're not going to do that, then start saving for a down payment. See where you can cut costs each month. Eat out less, buy less unnecessary stuff. Maybe even work on paying your current vehicle loan down. Then, when you have enough of a down payment saved/equity in your current vehicle, start looking. You'll be so much better off.
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I worked a career for 20 years, retired at 39 and collect a monthly check and work a "part" time job now between 36 and 60 hours a week.
Now I can afford a 14 GT ....AND all the costs that come with it, like...insurance, mods, gas, mods, gas, and mods.
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About 17,000 still paying on it

20 and still in college so no:/
You have a cool enough car... you're 20. Be patient.

Get an axle back exhaust kit and the engine will sound tougher. Not quite as good as a V8, but close enough.

Save your money, pay a little extra per month on your current car note (unless it was 0% financing) & build your credit.

Then when you graduate and can get a better job (and have good credit b/c you paid of your first car early) you'll be able to buy a 5.0 easily.

You need to have that little piece of paper in your hand that shows you can stick with a project and finish it!! Its not really about education so much as proof of personality / reliability. Most of what you do in the real world, you learn on the job, with some foundation stuff coming from school. Degrees separate you in the hiring pool. It qualifies you for many jobs, but more importantly it makes you promotable (more $$$$) long term. (If there are 3 candidates for the promotion, and only 1 has a college degree, 90% chance the person with the degree gets the job.)

People with degrees on average earn an extra MILLION dollars in their lifetime.
(ie: approx. $20k+ more per year x 40+ years in the job pool = $1,000,000)
Don't screw up your million $ lottery ticket you're working on, by biting off more than you can chew (jobs) and not focusing on school.

Moral to the story: Get your priorities straight. Don't be a bratty kid and whine I want something better when you already have a NICE car for being in college. Get your degree FIRST, then everything else will fall in place.
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well, if you didnt already have a 13 v6, i was gonna say learn how to do car maintainence, and buy a 99-04 gt. youl get that v8 rumble, and while you save money, you will still be able to look forward to that 14' upgrade.
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The military doesn't pay soldiers stupid amounts of money, but they pay for things like your rent if your married and health care. Right now my branch is US ARMY as a recon scout. They also paid for my wife's college so it helps she has a good job to. And you are wright war scares the s**t out of me to. But in the long run I think it's worth it.


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I never got a degree or the ridiculous college loans and debt that go with it. The last year on my job, I made $73k without overtime.
I would do the same again if I was 18 today. I would find a trade or technical career that requires special training but not a degree. Getting a foot in the door young and a place that's willing to invest in training and schools as the years go by.
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Forget the GT, get done with college, pay off the loans, then work on getting a good job. You've got bigger priorities than getting a GT. There's nothing wrong with your V6, drive it. The GTs aren't going anywhere; they'll always be out there, just be patient. I waited 3 years before buying my Roush, I found one for a good deal. I'm paying twice the monthly payment to get paid off quicker, and now looking to purchase my second mustang. I highly recommend getting done with college, get the student loans payed off, find a good job, and save up...


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I never went to college either, made 145k last year. People think you need a degree for everything. Like waylap 1 said finding a good trade that trains and invests in you is a good option too, not saying it's easy, and I'm sure a degree helps a lot too.

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^ like wise a degree helps but a lot of people without degrees make good money...


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Then why didn't you just get the 5.0 to begin with if you wanted the V8 rumble?

If you have no student loans then that's awesome. Buy that 5.0 bro. Spend that money. Trade that 13 V6 in, take the loss on it and get that rumble bro. That rumble is calling you're name and let's be honest. You deserve it. I'm sure you bust your tail in school and if ever someone deserved a 5.0, its you.

Just think how envious the other college students will be when they see you rolling in your 5.0! Do it man!

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I wish you would hurry up and get a 5.0 Kona.
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I wish you would hurry up and get a 5.0 Kona.
Ha ha ha. Someday my friend. My father has a 2014 5.0, does that count? Ha ha ha

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I just help with different types of office work. I make $15 an hour. I work 4 ten hour days. Monday to Thursday so I have a 3 day weekend every week. And I go to school full time online.


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I agree with Kona. He makes a good point. I'm impulsive to and if it were me and no student loans I would crawl through broken glass trying to get my GT. And besides what's the first thing someone asks about "is it a V8" you'll sleep better at night knowing you can say "of course it is"


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^ the question I get is, "Does it really have a 427 in it?" Depending on the person I say, yay or nay. If they are a a$$ or insulting, I say it does, but if the person is nice then I'll tell them the truth...


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