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Which would you rather have? A fully optioned out base V6 or bare bones base 5.0. For around 27k you can get a fully optioned out V6 including, Tech package, Recardo cloth seats, rear back up camera and performance package. For around 29K, a base 5.0 with not one extra. Heck you don't even get power seats for 29k!
 

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Which would you rather have? A fully optioned out base V6 or bare bones base 5.0. For around 27k you can get a fully optioned out V6 including, Tech package, Recardo cloth seats, rear back up camera and performance package. For around 29K, a base 5.0 with not one extra. Heck you don't even get power seats for 29k!
If I could afford the insurance I'd go 5.0 and that's also if I could afford gas... For now ill keep the v6 till I am 25... Hopefully the don't mess up the mustang ... I love the 13as and 14s if anything I'm going to have to keep my 13
 

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I am firm believer that what is under the hood is more important than pretty interior lights and camera. Also, I do not believe the Recaros are electronic, mine aren't. Couldn't care less about electronic seats.
 

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I agree with kargt13 I prefer to have a base gt than a premium v6 just hearing that v8 engine is music to my ears:) but it really depends on what you really into
 

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Tbh, i prefer manual seats and would rather have manual door locks and windows. Cuz with manual you would never have to worry bout them now working

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So id go with a bare bones 5.0 engine is all i care about
 

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Is this even a debate? 5.0 all the way!!!!!
 

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Depends on if it is my DD or not. Either way, i would probably spend the extra cash and get a fully optioned 5.0.
 

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Depends on the budget...

If just making the payments put me to the limit; I'd opt for the V6. Why? Because as a DD, you may find you want some of the ammenities. Still, I'd have to have the stick as I hate slushboxes....

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If I could handle the payments and still had money to throw at bolt-ons and mods, then the 5.0 wins of course. You'd start with two more cylinders, more HP and walk away, in the end, with a considerably better "drivers" car.

That said, the new V6 is balls to the wall awesome. That said, I haven't owned a 5.0L since my 88 GT. That said, the gas bill is going to be quite a bit higher. That said, who cares?!
 

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GT.

You can add Recaro's down the road for around $1K. Same applies to upgrading the stereo and etc. I have a fully optioned Honda Accord sitting in my garage and I've used the Navigation three times in the year I have owned the car.

If you get the V6 car you're going to kick yourself in the ass a couple months down the road when you want more power and realize it's going to cost you either $10K+ for a power train swap or $10K+ to trade in your car for the car you should have bought in the first place.
 

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You can add Recaro's down the road for around $1K. Same applies to upgrading the stereo and etc. I have a fully optioned Honda Accord sitting in my garage and I've used the Navigation three times in the year I have owned the car.

If you get the V6 car you're going to kick yourself in the ass a couple months down the road when you want more power and realize it's going to cost you either $10K+ for a power train swap or $10K+ to trade in your car for the car you should have bought in the first place.
That assumes all you want is moar powaaa, though. It utterly fails to realize that a lot of guys bought the 3.7L V6 because it comes with 300 RWHP which is plenty in MOST daily drivers. Not everyone wants a track or strip monster, some people actually want moderately powerful daily drivers.

If that were the case, there'd be no V6.

Regardless, either option is good and various people have various tastes and needs.

That said, I have a friend who owns a 13 V6 and he has never, ever expressed a desire to kick himself for not getting the GT. He's a happy camper, loves his car, and wouldn't trade it for two more cylinders.

I get what you're saying, I just hope you get what I'm saying, too.
 

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I don't need leather, I don't care for sound systems, sync, digital climate, nav, lcds, electric seats, etc.

I have a base V6, I'd be more than happy with a base GT if I could afford. I got my car for performance and fun, not a luxury mobile.
 

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I struggled with this myself for the longest time. Knowing I planned on autocross and track time, I opted for the base 5.0. I also know I always would have been thinking "I could've had a V8." I haven't regretted it for a moment. The car is pretty well appointed as it is anyway. The only options I have are Sync (tech package), Recaros, Brembos, and 3.73. I didn't want leather, Ford MyTouch, nav, or the upgrade stereo. With that, after sitting in some premium cars the only difference I could see was quilted door panels and a different shift boot.
 

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Which would you rather have? A fully optioned out base V6 or bare bones base 5.0. For around 27k you can get a fully optioned out V6 including, Tech package, Recardo cloth seats, rear back up camera and performance package. For around 29K, a base 5.0 with not one extra. Heck you don't even get power seats for 29k!
I think the base 5.0 does come with power seats yet again I could be wrong. But from my experience I drove a 2013 v6 for a week out in Arizona. It was a nice fun car in the twisty mountains and such, and it had a decent amount of power, it also had outstanding fuel mileage I was getting about 27 90% of the time with a heavy foot. Some of the cons about that car- alot of body roll, not the best gear ratios. It was all around great car. That being said I bought a 2013 5.0 track pack with 2500 miles on it in December a week before Christmas and man what a machine. First off this is my first car and mustang so please excuse my biasness due to I'm still drooling over the car. The 5.0 engine vs the v6 is HUGE the 5.0 throws you back into the seat when you hit the gas in 1-4. There is just so much of a difference ford really did a great job on the 5.0. Some other differences is the suspension is a little different, the brakes are outstanding. I only have one complaint so far that is the transmission. The shifting is just hard and rough between 1-4 I'm going to get my transmission fluid changed soon I read that it may help a bit. Other then that I love the Car. Now you basicly have 2 options you can go for a nice luxury v6 with everything or a base model v8 ( you should really go for 3.73 gears a nice cheep option) also if you get the v6 I would go for an auto because you actually get better 0-60 with an auto. But don't worry witch either one you buy you will like.
 

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I think the base 5.0 does come with power seats yet again I could be wrong. But from my experience I drove a 2013 v6 for a week out in Arizona. It was a nice fun car in the twisty mountains and such, and it had a decent amount of power, it also had outstanding fuel mileage I was getting about 27 90% of the time with a heavy foot. Some of the cons about that car- alot of body roll, not the best gear ratios. It was all around great car. That being said I bought a 2013 5.0 track pack with 2500 miles on it in December a week before Christmas and man what a machine. First off this is my first car and mustang so please excuse my biasness due to I'm still drooling over the car. The 5.0 engine vs the v6 is HUGE the 5.0 throws you back into the seat when you hit the gas in 1-4. There is just so much of a difference ford really did a great job on the 5.0. Some other differences is the suspension is a little different, the brakes are outstanding. I only have one complaint so far that is the transmission. The shifting is just hard and rough between 1-4 I'm going to get my transmission fluid changed soon I read that it may help a bit. Other then that I love the Car. Now you basicly have 2 options you can go for a nice luxury v6 with everything or a base model v8 ( you should really go for 3.73 gears a nice cheep option) also if you get the v6 I would go for an auto because you actually get better 0-60 with an auto. But don't worry witch either one you buy you will like.
Not that it's a big deal but the base 5.0 does not come with powers seats. That is an additional option that costs extra. I can only imagine what a beast the 5.0 is and the power as it throws you back. I was just really shocked when I first went looking at the 11 stangs to see such a huge price difference between the base v6 and base 5.0. I certainly thought for 7,500k more for the GT model there would of been some serious electronic goodies including along with leather seats for that price. If a person wants a more throw back in the seat feeling for their v6 , then one has to spend around 600 bucks to have 3.73 gears installed and that transforms the v6 model. I do think the 5.0 is awesome and would love that type of power but not at the expense of 7,500 more. I would of paid 3k more for the base 5.0 considering it has 18inch tires, 115 extra HP , upgraded suspension system and brakes. It does not cost the Ford Corporation 7,500k more to put those parts on compared to tires, engine, brakes, suspension system of the v6. The Ford worker who lowers the 5.0 engine into the car is the same work that takes to lower the 3.7 engine into the car. The worker who puts on the brake pads on the v6 is the same work to put on brake pads of the v8. To assemble the car from the factory is the same whether its a v6 or v8 model no matter what front fascia they are installing. Ford Corporation is getting a huge discount on the tires and wheels because of the volume they are ordering that it is a small difference in there cost to use the 18 inch tire or 17 inch tire. Ford needs to lower there 5.0 prices.

It does not cost the Ford Corporation thousands more to produce the 5.0 engine over the 3.7 engine. Ford priced the v6 perfect but the 5.0 is way high.
 
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