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Hey guys! Long story short I'm looking into purchasing a 2013 Mustang. I've been set on the GT and have funds to just meet it, however I'm thinking more and more and the cost of owning the GT (gas, insurance, etc) would be costly.

Essentially, I'm looking into the V6 and want to know how satisfied you guys are with your Stangs? I'd be getting the V6 Premium, so the only difference is the engine. Are you able to run with most of what's on the road? Like will I be kicking myself everyday I get into it and not having the V8?

Also- Please post what your 0-60 times are with all the details on supporting mods. Any other performance details would be great! 1/4 mile times. Show me your pictures of track-apps.

Make note! Gas is probably the biggest factor here.. so stinkin' expensive. So I would preferably like to stick with the 2:73, but if the 3:31 really do make this a new car I could consider it. I'm thinking CAI and Bama tune for sure! Give me All the details you guys have!
 

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Hey guys! Long story short I'm looking into purchasing a 2013 Mustang. I've been set on the GT and have funds to just meet it, however I'm thinking more and more and the cost of owning the GT (gas, insurance, etc) would be costly.

Essentially, I'm looking into the V6 and want to know how satisfied you guys are with your Stangs? I'd be getting the V6 Premium, so the only difference is the engine. Are you able to run with most of what's on the road? Like will I be kicking myself everyday I get into it and not having the V8?

Also- Please post what your 0-60 times are with all the details on supporting mods. Any other performance details would be great! 1/4 mile times. Show me your pictures of track-apps.

Make note! Gas is probably the biggest factor here.. so stinkin' expensive. So I would preferably like to stick with the 2:73, but if the 3:31 really do make this a new car I could consider it. I'm thinking CAI and Bama tune for sure! Give me All the details you guys have!
The fastest I have ran 0-60 is a 5.1 and that was with a bama tune and an air raid intake and 2.73s on a 2013 club of america. I love it you can run with most cars especially if you do supporting mods. Such as full exhaust, headers, gears, driveshaft and you'll be good. But you can easily do burnouts and drift if that's what your into. Its a fun car and I have a lead foot and treat every light like a race and I get 26ish average.
 

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I have a 2012 v6 premium and I think its awesome. I wanted a gt but I factored in the same thing you did. I ordered a Steeda cai and the 3.73 gears combo with a sct tuner, i put on magna flow mufflers already. I have been reading about gas and 3.73's, from what I gather, it won't hurt the gas too much. But the v6 is pretty powerful stock.

Yeah, it's not a gt but I love installing after market products on a vehicle and when I'm done its going to surprise a few people. Not only that I get to keep my monthly payments and insurance low.
 

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It sounds as though power is you're main concern. My 0 to 60 is 5.9 seconds, but I don't have it tuned yet. I think the power is great. It's not like the GT though. Sounds as though you would be happier with a GT. I would get a quote for both from your insurance and see if it's worth the extra money for you. You will probably use twice as much gas with the GT. If it's your daily driver it might be a concern. I'd test drive both, but it sounds as though the GT is a better fit for you.

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Hey guys! Long story short I'm looking into purchasing a 2013 Mustang. I've been set on the GT and have funds to just meet it, however I'm thinking more and more and the cost of owning the GT (gas, insurance, etc) would be costly.

Essentially, I'm looking into the V6 and want to know how satisfied you guys are with your Stangs? I'd be getting the V6 Premium, so the only difference is the engine. Are you able to run with most of what's on the road? Like will I be kicking myself everyday I get into it and not having the V8?

Also- Please post what your 0-60 times are with all the details on supporting mods. Any other performance details would be great! 1/4 mile times. Show me your pictures of track-apps.

Make note! Gas is probably the biggest factor here.. so stinkin' expensive. So I would preferably like to stick with the 2:73, but if the 3:31 really do make this a new car I could consider it. I'm thinking CAI and Bama tune for sure! Give me All the details you guys have!
It really depends on what you want and how much you are willing to pay for it. Do you plan to track the car or not? Are you looking to have a 600 HP car? I personally wouldn't waste the 1700 dollars on the performance package to get the 3:31 gears and the GT suspension. If majority of your driving is typically in a straight line then you won't utilize the upgraded suspension. The suspension in the base model is awesome. Because the car lacks some down low torque the car really should have at least 3:55 gears but mainly 3:73 gears. Save the 1700 on the performance package and install gears, performance tuner, cold air intake and exhaust. You will see an immediate difference in your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. The upgraded Gt suspension is sweet if your track racing or driving a lot of tight curves but the stock suspension is real good. I wouldn't even waist the 400 dollars for Ford to have the 3:31 gears as an option.
 

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i have a 2012 v6 with the performance package and i am getting a 0-60 around 5.2 with my bame 91 race tune and cold air kit. i feel like it could go lower however i am 18, this is my first manual car, and I am not used to racing it. if you knew how to launch properly im sure it wouldn't take much to get it into the 4s. i know American Muscle got there v6 mustang down to 4.3 0-60 with just bolt ons
 

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i have a 2012 v6 with the performance package and i am getting a 0-60 around 5.2 with my bame 91 race tune and cold air kit. i feel like it could go lower however i am 18, this is my first manual car, and I am not used to racing it. if you knew how to launch properly im sure it wouldn't take much to get it into the 4s. i know American Muscle got there v6 mustang down to 4.3 0-60 with just bolt ons
Our v6 models are bad a$$ now. They can really move. Amazing what they can do with around 3k of bolt on mods
 

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you got that right. hopefully the 2015 model only improves the v6 further!
I'm sure the 15 will rock for V6. I'm running a 91 Hybrid tune, Airraid cai and Flowmaster Axle back Force II exhaust system in my 11v6. This spring I'll be getting 3:73 gears, BBK long tube headers and off road shorty x pipe along with BBK throttle body. It should really rock then
 

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This is a video I took yesterday 0-60. I installed an Airaid CAI and am waiting to do catback exhaust.
 

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It really depends on what you want and how much you are willing to pay for it. Do you plan to track the car or not? Are you looking to have a 600 HP car? I personally wouldn't waist the 1700 dollars on the performance package to get the 3:31 gears and the GT suspension. If majority of your driving is typically in a straight line then you won't utilize the upgraded suspension. The suspension in the base model is awesome. Because the car lacks some down low torque the car really should have at least 3:55 gears but mainly 3:73 gears. Save the 1700 on the performance package and install gears, performance tuner, cold air intake and exhaust. You will see an immediate difference in your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. The upgraded Gt suspension is sweet if your track racing or driving a lot of tight curves but the stock suspension is real good. I wouldn't even waist the 400 dollars for Ford to have the 3:31 gears as an option..
I can't help but shake my head at this ridiculous post!
 

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You should at least upgrade the 2.73 gears! 400$ over five years is roughly 7$ a month. Hardly a "waste" I have the 2.73 and wish I would have upgraded!
 

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You should at least upgrade the 2.73 gears! 400$ over five years is roughly 7$ a month. Hardly a "waste" I have the 2.73 and wish I would have upgraded!
As stated I think its a waste to spend the 400 dollars to get the upgraded 3:31 gears directly from the factory. My opinion is spend around 600 dollars and get 3:55, 3:73 or 4:10 gears installed and get rid of the 2:73 gears. I think its a waste to spend the 400 on the 3:31 only for people to swap them out with another gear. Put the 400 into another mod. So if you wish you upgraded the gears, then go upgrade and have 3:31 gears installed.

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I can't help but shake my head at this ridiculous post!
Certainly, your entitled to your opinion which is not the same. I'm sure the OP would like to hear your thoughts
 

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+1 The performance package is a steal...the tires+rims they come with are worth at least $1500 alone.
Yes, I agree if that is what is important to someone. If the OP wants the 19 inch wheels and rims then the performance package is a must have and good price. Again, its about what someone wants in there car. For me, I don't care about having 19 inch tires and wheels. I personally would spend the 1,700 in other areas of the car by mods. If the OP wants a 700 HP car then, he would be happier with buying a 5.0. If going 0-60 in around 5.2 seconds is fast enough for the OP then he will love the V6. I personally have no regrets with my v6 choice but again its about what someone is looking for in their vehicle. Its possible the OP could regret not buying a V8.
 

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Hey everyone! I'm loving all your input! No bad information or opinions being made.

A few questions I might is, what's going to be the MPG effect in the 3:55 gears? MPG is the main thing I'm concerned about, but at the same time having an awesome performance car! I'll be saving $5,000 by going a V6 over the GT and I'd be willing to spend some of that into performance mods. What would I need to get myself into the high 4's? Does AM have any intake manifolds for the V6?

This being a V6 it isn't going to sound like a V8, but I want something loud and deep that will turn heads when I hammer it. But a good tone. I'd like it to be quiet when I want it though? Roush a good idea? I'm thinking that whatever axleback I get I might just get some QTP Cutouts along with it so I can have that straight headers sound. What do you guys think?
 

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Hey everyone! I'm loving all your input! No bad information or opinions being made.

A few questions I might is, what's going to be the MPG effect in the 3:55 gears? MPG is the main thing I'm concerned about, but at the same time having an awesome performance car! I'll be saving $5,000 by going a V6 over the GT and I'd be willing to spend some of that into performance mods. What would I need to get myself into the high 4's? Does AM have any intake manifolds for the V6?

This being a V6 it isn't going to sound like a V8, but I want something loud and deep that will turn heads when I hammer it. But a good tone. I'd like it to be quiet when I want it though? Roush a good idea? I'm thinking that whatever axleback I get I might just get some QTP Cutouts along with it so I can have that straight headers sound. What do you guys think?
I'm not sure about the 3.55s but it still probably won't drop below 20. To get in the 4's I would get headers, x pipe, aluminum driveshaft, and exhaust. I personally don't like the roush I think it sounds ricey but its all personal opinion. I would go magnaflow or borla s type/touring. Then obviously the cai and tune and gears and it should easily be in the 4's.
 

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I'm not sure about the 3.55s but it still probably won't drop below 20. To get in the 4's I would get headers, x pipe, aluminum driveshaft, and exhaust. I personally don't like the roush I think it sounds ricey but its all personal opinion. I would go magnaflow or borla s type/touring. Then obviously the cai and tune and gears and it should easily be in the 4's.
I think what you may find that if your looking to get your V6 in the 4 second 0-60 range then your going to have to spend at least 3k in bolt on mods. That 3k is not including any install prices on the bolt on mods unless your doing all the work yourself or buddy for free. If your paying for install you could be looking at another 1k. Just gears alone on a install price can be around 400 not including the purchase of the gears itself.

If your looking at a 5k savings by buying the V6 over the V8 but with 4k mods now your actual savings is around 1k. The stock 5.0 will run 0-60 mid 4's my understanding which is where you want to be and bit faster. Now granted the 5.0 may be bone stock for 5k more compared to a V6 premium with leather seats but you will be right there in performance for your 0-60 times you want.

If you do go with the V6, I would think you will need the following bolt on mods to hit 0-60 in the 4's: Performance tuner, CAI, axle or cat back exhaust system, Headers,BBK throttle body, one piece aluminum driveshaft and 3:73 gears. Just my thought as I'm sure someone will disagree and think this post is crazy.
 

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As stated I think its a waste to spend the 400 dollars to get the upgraded 3:31 gears directly from the factory. My opinion is spend around 600 dollars and get 3:55, 3:73 or 4:10 gears installed and get rid of the 2:73 gears. I think its a waste to spend the 400 on the 3:31 only for people to swap them out with another gear. Put the 400 into another mod. So if you wish you upgraded the gears, then go upgrade and have 3:31 gears installed.

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Certainly, your entitled to your opinion which is not the same. I'm sure the OP would like to hear your thoughts
As I stated...gears installed are going to run a lot more than 400$, and over 5 years its 7$ a month, much easier to pay off. Like someone stated the pp is a steal if your gonna get wheels and tires eventually anyways not to mention the suspension upgrades and other goodies you get! He had stated that he could purchase the 5.0 and money doesn't seem to be much of an issue so why would you pass on the pp? Wheels and a good set of tires will almost run you that anyways! So if he'd pass on the pp and goes balls to the wall on upgrades he and most other people will upgrade wheels, suspension etc eventually anyways. Just seems to be wasting money by no upgrading its great bang for the buck Imo.
 

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As I stated...gears installed are going to run a lot more than 400$, and over 5 years its 7$ a month, much easier to pay off. Like someone stated the pp is a steal if your gonna get wheels and tires eventually anyways not to mention the suspension upgrades and other goodies you get! He had stated that he could purchase the 5.0 and money doesn't seem to be much of an issue so why would you pass on the pp? Wheels and a good set of tires will almost run you that anyways! So if he'd pass on the pp and goes balls to the wall on upgrades he and most other people will upgrade wheels, suspension etc eventually anyways. Just seems to be wasting money and going backwards imo.
As far as the 400 dollars for the 3:31 gears I personally wouldn't spend that because I would want to spend 600 and have either 3:55 or 3:73 gears installed. To me, 200 dollars more is not a lot more money when someone is spending 27k plus on a vehicle. If one is really looking to improve 0-60 and 1/4 mile times then unless one is spending the money to supercharge there car, installing higher gears than 3:31 is the way to go. My own personal opinion spending 400 dollars on 3:31 gears is a waste of money when 600 dollars can get you 3:73 or 4:10 gears. Unfortunately , Ford does not offer factory 3:55 or 3:73 gears as a option for V6 models or that would be a no brainer for the 400 dollars.

As far as the performance package, yes its worth it again if someone plans on buying 19 inch wheels down the road and plans on upgrading there suspension system. Those types of upgrades may not be important to all buyers. Those types are not important to a consumer like myself. I drive my car maybe 8k miles a year and live in a rural county in the State of Maryland. My driving consists of getting on a highway and go straight until you make a right or left turn at the traffic light. I don't need 19 inch tires to drive straight on a highway or a GT suspension to drive straight. But that's just my driving situation, everybody is different. Someone like me would never notice or take advantage of the upgrades because of how I use my car. I don't even use my car for work. I don't track my car, race my pony or burn out my 17 inch tires. I love the acceleration from pounding on the gas pedal around 20 MPH and merging speeds.
 
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