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Old 04-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #36
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Weight is an enormous factor in acceleration, more important that HP in fact. Look at motorcycles, for example. Or the Morgan 3-wheeler!
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Weight is an enormous factor in acceleration, more important that HP in fact. Look at motorcycles, for example. Or the Morgan 3-wheeler!

Just to play "Devils Advocate", please explain the Bugatti Veyron!.. Over 4,200 lbs and still has a 250+ top speed!.. Just saying
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Just to play "Devils Advocate", please explain the Bugatti Veyron!.. Over 4,200 lbs and still has a 250+ top speed!.. Just saying

Lol well give a car enough power and it will overcome the weight, but it will always be cheaper and easier for everyone involved to shed weight than to overcome it with power!
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Has anyone regretted getting a GT instead of the V6?

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Just to play "Devils Advocate", please explain the Bugatti Veyron!.. Over 4,200 lbs and still has a 250+ top speed!.. Just saying

Top speed a car can achieve and acceleration are two different things. Often times, cars that can accelerate quickly can't reach the top speeds of cars that can't accelerate quite as fast. Transmission as well as rear end gearing have a lot to do with how a car performs.
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Top speed a car can achieve and acceleration are two different things. Often times, cars that can accelerate quickly can't reach the top speeds of cars that can't accelerate quite as fast. Transmission as well as rear end gearing have a lot to do with how a car performs.

Lol. I know!.. Like I said, just playing "Devils Advocate".
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Lol well give a car enough power and it will overcome the weight, but it will always be cheaper and easier for everyone involved to shed weight than to overcome it with power!
Yup
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Just to play "Devils Advocate", please explain the Bugatti Veyron!.. Over 4,200 lbs and still has a 250+ top speed!.. Just saying

Well let see 1000+ hp will take care if all that.
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No regrets at all... The V8 is a dream to drive... With the GT500 axle backs it is a BEAST...
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To answer the original question, NO. Though the 3.7 is a very good motor and has excellent performance to offer, I just couldn't do it. To me a mustang should always have a V8. I'm sure one day the mighty "eco-boost" engines will reign supreme, but something about a big rumbling V8 just rounds out the experience of Mustang ownership.

That said, the V6 and upcoming eco-boost 4 cylinder are necessary engines. They provide options for those who don't want or need the v8, while also allowing Ford to meet fuel economy standards. All the the smaller engines allow the bigger V8's to exist. And to reiterate, the 3.7 is damn fast.
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eco-boost 4 cylinder in a mustang to me is an absolute waste of time... this is a MUSCLE car right??? I am not liking the vision of the 2015 and future at all... so glad I grabbed a 2014... it marks the end of the "true" muscle car by Ford before they go ruin it with a two door fusion... yuck...
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eco-boost 4 cylinder in a mustang to me is an absolute waste of time... this is a MUSCLE car right??? I am not liking the vision of the 2015 and future at all... so glad I grabbed a 2014... it marks the end of the "true" muscle car by Ford before they go ruin it with a two door fusion... yuck...
Be careful with what you say...that turbo 4 that's coming out is projected to have over 300 HP (no exact numbers yet). Unfortunately, they also added over 300 pounds of weight to the 2015's, so it may be mute. The Mustang goes overseas as well, and folks accross the pond love their 4 cylinders. They have us beat in that catagory; been doing 4 bangers for years, with great performance and fuel economy. We are just now catching up.

Time will soon tell.
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Be careful with what you say...that turbo 4 that's coming out is projected to have over 300 HP (no exact numbers yet). Unfortunately, they also added over 300 pounds of weight to the 2015's, so it may be mute. The Mustang goes overseas as well, and folks accross the pond love their 4 cylinders. They have us beat in that catagory; been doing 4 bangers for years, with great performance and fuel economy. We are just now catching up.

Time will soon tell.
good points, but I wil take my 420hp V8 any day over that junk...
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To answer the original question, NO. Though the 3.7 is a very good motor and has excellent performance to offer, I just couldn't do it. To me a mustang should always have a V8. I'm sure one day the mighty "eco-boost" engines will reign supreme, but something about a big rumbling V8 just rounds out the experience of Mustang ownership.

That said, the V6 and upcoming eco-boost 4 cylinder are necessary engines. They provide options for those who don't want or need the v8, while also allowing Ford to meet fuel economy standards. All the the smaller engines allow the bigger V8's to exist. And to reiterate, the 3.7 is damn fast.
Excellent post! Well said!

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good points, but I wil take my 420hp V8 any day over that junk...
One persons "junk" is another persons treasure. I've both been a passenger in and driven 4 bangers in Europe that have opened my eyes wide on the autobahn. While they did not snap my neck back in sudden acceleration, the climbing top speed was simply awesome.

It's all in what a person desires.
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Heart skips a beat every time I start mine up so I would never ever trade
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One persons "junk" is another persons treasure. I've both been a passenger in and driven 4 bangers in Europe that have opened my eyes wide on the autobahn. While they did not snap my neck back in sudden acceleration, the climbing top speed was simply awesome.

It's all in what a person desires.
Agreed... Just to me, nothing beats that V8 roar... I could never go back... No way...

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Heart skips a beat every time I start mine up so I would never ever trade
So true! I love the rumble. Strangely I set off more car alarms in my speed3.

I've been considering rebadging my GT as a v6...

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Oh I know my 2v ain't **** but I'd still take it over a fast v6 lol.

First question people ask when you tell them you have a mustang..

"Is it a v8?????"
THIS. Everyone asked this!
To which I replied "is your brain a little oxygen starved at the moment? Why would anyone buy a v6 mustang, and especially a 10 year old one at that."

Unfortunately a 3.7L v6 may be faster than my 4.6L 2 valve. It sure doesn't sound as good though.

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Out of hundreds of people

Not one person has ever asked if my Mustang was a V8. I have come out of Publix Market or other stores and had someone looking at my Mustang. People always say " That sure looks nice" and then tell me about the one they or a friend/Family member had that they loved and was sorry they got rid of.
I have never been asked about the engine at all.
I'm guessing it is because of how my Mustang looks that people just assume it is a V8.



Without the fake gas cap and the 18 inch wheels and "American Muscle" on the hood plus the color. It just does not matter to most people. None of my Street Rod friends I cruise with have ever asked, But they probably know it is a V6 by the exhaust note. Although with the Magnaflows it does have a nice deep rumble and sounds great.

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THIS. Everyone asked this!
To which I replied "is your brain a little oxygen starved at the moment? Why would anyone buy a v6 mustang, and especially a 10 year old one at that."

Unfortunately a 3.7L v6 may be faster than my 4.6L 2 valve. It sure doesn't sound as good though.

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Very true that the 3.7 doesn't sound as good as a V8 4.6 L but it sure does sound good with the right exhaust set up. 34 DD's are big. 34 D's are not as big but there still big. V8 is the 34DD's. 3.7 are the 34 D's.

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Well I'm as a$$ man so.... LMAO.

I don't know how you can regret getting a V8. I can see being happy with your V6... but to regret a V8?!?
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I don't regret it at all.

Don't get me wrong, I love the V8 5.o GT, I also love the GT 500 and all Shelby's. The Coyote V8 is one of the best engines in the USA and puts out a lot of power. I just don't feel I need it at my way of driving. My 3.7 puts out enough power and my car is totally paid for. I'm just happy that Ford was smart enough to provide a very capable excellent V6 for us that need a less expensive car to maintain and have a little cheaper insurance that uses 87 octane gas. With our Mustangs we have a choice and one is not better then the other but there are some of us that only need a V6.
Before 2011 I would not even think of a V6 but since the Cyclone was introduced it was a no-brainer for me. The 3.7 V6 filled the bill perfectly.
My dream was to have a 1965 Mustang Boss 302 (STILL IS) even though my 3.7 V6 will blow it into the weeds. A 2013 Boss would be OK too.
If I can ever hit the stupid "LOTTO" I'll have both but sure will keep my V6 2012 MCA premium.


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Well I'm as a$$ man so.... LMAO.

I don't know how you can regret getting a V8. I can see being happy with your V6... but to regret a V8?!?
Totally agree. How could someone regret buying a V8. . I like the a$$ too but all about the chicken BREAST. Lol.

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It's really depends on the person and preference, both are great cars in my eyes. A Stang is a Stang, but I wouldn't give my V8 back for anything I love it everytime I drive. I want more power cause that's the way I drive so no regrets besides wishing I had a better job to buy more parts ... Hahahahaha
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I never regretted my v8, however I did regret some mods I put on it lmfao
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Well I'm as a$$ man so.... LMAO.
A lot of us probably are... booty is nice.

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Has anyone regretted getting a GT instead of the V6?

I traded a V6 for GT... I do not regret the trade for one second.
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