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2013 v6 or 08 GT?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #21
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IMHO I would get the 08 GT, no question. Only 5 less hp and a lot more torque. Plus the V8 sounds about 1,345,852.1 times better... The 08 is also a better looking car (imo).
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:11 AM   #22
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I'd get the '08, drop in an aluminator block with a whipple and laugh at all the slow 2013 V6's that I come across. (for less total money spent)

My '07 is almost paid off...then it'll be my turn to walk all over some 2011-present GTs. .

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #23
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Get a 2011/12 GT. It won't cost any more than the loaded 13 V6. I would NOT spend the same money as the 13 V6 on a 2008 GT. That 2008 GT should go for around 15k.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #24
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..That 2008 GT should go for around 15k.
..or just a bit more for a clean Cali Special, Bullitt or Shelby GT. And, any of those will hold value better in the long run, than the new V6.
If you get a '13 V6, you'll be saying.... "I could'a had a V8"...
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:24 AM   #25
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If you're concerned about fuel economy, the difference from the 05-09 V6 (18/26 MPG) to the 11-12 GT (17/26 MPG) is negligible.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #26
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08 for 15K.....HA......maybe under private sales listing. Dealships are going to demand over 20K for premium models. More for Shelby GTs and California Specials.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #27
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If you're concerned about fuel economy and you want that 'V8 sound' then the base '11/'12 GT (19/29 MPG) has better fuel economy than the 05-09 V6 (18/26 MPG).
wait... you mean 11/12 GT (17/26) which if your getting that your probably not driving it right lol, and (18/26) for the 05-09 v6. Still not really enough of a benefit to not get a GT, go v8!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #28
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I recently got an 08 gt/cs with 35,000 miles. cai/tune 20inch rims new tire,s lowered, tri ax, bassani x pipe and mufflers. Purchased it for $15,500. Save a ton of money and get an 08 gt
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #29
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If you're concerned about fuel economy and you want that 'V8 sound' then the base '11/'12 GT (19/29 MPG) has better fuel economy than the 05-09 V6 (18/26 MPG).
15.5 mpg here on my 2011 gt..
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #30
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+1 for '11/'12 GT..
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #31
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wait... you mean 11/12 GT (17/26) which if your getting that your probably not driving it right lol, and (18/26) for the 05-09 v6.
OOPS! I posted the 11/12 V6 fuel economy by mistake after a quick google search. ::FIXED::

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Still not really enough of a benefit to not get a GT, go v8!
Precisely.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #32
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i qouted a "decked out" 13 on the ford website, with every available package it came out on 33k, and 08 should be somewhere around 15-18k unless its shelby or something, i insist, 11-12GT you'll get the best of both worlds
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:08 AM   #33
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Well I am likely the oddball of the bunch, but I just traded in my 09 GT Premium for a 13 V6 Premium. 16mpg average was starting to become painful, and since my GT was an auto, I just didnt get any real joy of driving it anymore. Not to mention that I was starting to get bored with her.

The 6 on the other hand really suprised the hell out of me when I drove it. quick, responsive, and when going through the gears you def felt that she wanted to run. But since it has been less then 12h since I made the switch, I am having some major attachment issues with letting my 09 go. On the other hand, the 13 sure has a nice interior....and I am sure that once some decent aftermarket parts hit the market, I will make her "mine".
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #34
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I don't know about you, but a sick older Stang stands out more to me than a shiny new one (even though I have a '10). Except for maybe the '13 GT500.

'08 Bullitt and '04 Supercharged GT down the road from me and I drool everytime. Go with an '08 GT and go ***** out.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #35
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I made this same decision 3 months ago - only with a 12 v6 versus 08 GT. I really liked the v6, but I also test drove the GT. Once I turned out of the dealership and hit the gas the first time - it was over, GT all the way.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #36
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I don't know about you, but a sick older Stang stands out more to me than a shiny new one (even though I have a '10). Except for maybe the '13 GT500.. ..Go with an '08 GT and go ***** out.
Can you explain the visual difference between a shiny new 2013 mustang and the '13 gt500 other than perhaps stripes and text because I can't seem to find a difference?

edit: i just compared as closely as I could and all I can see is the gt500 has a slightly larger rear deck spoiler and the grill is a bit different. Anything else? Also the 08 GT has less hp than the 13 v6.

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #37
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Can you explain the visual difference between a shiny new 2013 mustang and the '13 gt500 other than perhaps stripes and text because I can't seem to find a difference?

edit: i just compared as closely as I could and all I can see is the gt500 has a slightly larger rear deck spoiler and the grill is a bit different. Anything else? Also the 08 GT has less hp than the 13 v6.
The GT500 badge and the knowledge of what it entails has a lot to do with it. Also, I'm pretty sure the 4.6 will respond to mods better than the 3.7, don't quote me on that.


However, one thing that absolutely cannot be beat: Put on an exhaust for the v6 vs the v8.



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Old 05-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #38
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v8 every time. Every time.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #39
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Can you explain the visual difference between a shiny new 2013 mustang and the '13 gt500 other than perhaps stripes and text because I can't seem to find a difference?

edit: i just compared as closely as I could and all I can see is the gt500 has a slightly larger rear deck spoiler and the grill is a bit different. Anything else? Also the 08 GT has less hp than the 13 v6.
Standing out doesn't always have to do with looks...

But, if you want to go there...open the hood of a '13 GT500 and a '13 V6, then tell me you can't spot the visual difference.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #40
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Also the 08 GT has less hp than the 13 v6.
Horsepower isn't everything... check out the torque difference.

Drive both and get back to us...
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