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Old 05-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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What up guys Im selling my 07 v6 just becasue I want something a little different. My local Ford dealer has a brand new 2013 v6 in Gotta Have It Green all decked out with full exhaust, rims, lowering kit, body kit, custom interior, you name it. Im thinking of going with that or getting a stock 08 GT and modding it from there. Any opinions?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Why 08? Why not a '10?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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Even though the new 3.7 is a welcomed improvement over the outgoing 4.0 you still have to rev the HELL out of it to get all 305 ponies. For a street car torque is where you should focus your attention. The '08 would have more torque and would have FAR more potential than the v6 in the long run and speed parts are a plenty for the '08.

In my opinion you will get more bang for your hard earned $1 with the '08 GT versus the '13 V6
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If prices are comparable, which I doubt they would be, then I'd easily say the 2013 V6. 5 years younger + warranty + extras = good stuff. Plus the new V6s are pretty darn fun.

The low torque on the older GT though would make a difference in what you feel in the car, but the the 13's have improved handling, comfort etc...which is also something to consider.
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how about a base or less optioned 2011 gt...
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Prices on used 4.6L S197 GT's have really come down since the 5.0L Coyote engine was introduced. You can find a low mileage 2005-2009 GT for a very good price IMO. I considered getting another 4.6L S197 GT after my 2006 was stolen, but in the end decided to get a "left-over" 2012 GT, which has a $2500 rebate going right now.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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how about a base or less optioned 2011 gt...
I would go with this option. You may be able to find a base GT with some miles that may still have a warranty for a close enough price to that of the 2013 V6
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I would go with this option. You may be able to find a base GT with some miles that may still have a warranty for a close enough price to that of the 2013 V6
I had a buddy get a smoking deal on a brand new 2012 GT Premium because of rebates and the dealer trying to clear out last years inventory. I bet with some shopping you could find a 2012 GT base for pretty close to the price of a '13 V6.

Also when I bought my '13 GT I got an appraisal from autotrader.com for my '07 GT and the dealer honored the price minus about $800. Might be a great way to get top dollar for your trade in to help offset some of that sticker price.
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If it were me, '08 GT.
If you like the new body style go for that.
If you like low RPM torque go for the V8.

All in what you like.
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if you can afford a factory modified / "decked out" 2013 v6, I bet you can afford a 2013 5.0 without all the crap thrown on it.

that being said - if it was really down to your two options, I'd get the v6. if I was content around 300hp, why not also get the better mpg?

alas, I wanted more, and there's something to be said about the sound of a v8.
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if you can afford a factory modified / "decked out" 2013 v6, I bet you can afford a 2013 5.0 without all the crap thrown on it.

that being said - if it was really down to your two options, I'd get the v6. if I was content around 300hp, why not also get the better mpg?

alas, I wanted more, and there's something to be said about the sound of a v8.
That is my debate as well...both have about 300 advertised horsepower but the v6 has better mileage while the gt is a v8...nothing beats the sound of a heathy v8
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Even though the new 3.7 is a welcomed improvement over the outgoing 4.0 you still have to rev the HELL out of it to get all 305 ponies. For a street car torque is where you should focus your attention. The '08 would have more torque and would have FAR more potential than the v6 in the long run and speed parts are a plenty for the '08.

In my opinion you will get more bang for your hard earned $1 with the '08 GT versus the '13 V6
Yeah the horsepower range is definately a lot more usable with the GT. I think with a takeoff roushcharger i could get it low to mid 12s in the quarter where with the v6 a supercharger would be a lot more expensive. Also cams and heads are more commonly available with the 4.6 than the 3.7
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If prices are comparable, which I doubt they would be, then I'd easily say the 2013 V6. 5 years younger + warranty + extras = good stuff. Plus the new V6s are pretty darn fun.

The low torque on the older GT though would make a difference in what you feel in the car, but the the 13's have improved handling, comfort etc...which is also something to consider.
I test drove the sixxer and it was pretty fun. Only thing missing was the rumble of a v8! The inside of the newer model ones are a little bit nicer I think just because of the sync and new seats/dash layout for 2013.
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I test drove the sixxer and it was pretty fun. Only thing missing was the rumble of a v8! The inside of the newer model ones are a little bit nicer I think just because of the sync and new seats/dash layout for 2013.
not to hop on the v8 bandwagon, but the rumble of a V8 could be something you would want later down the road and regret. If power isn't that important, go for the v6 and get the nice amenities.
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Well I own an 08 GT and a 2011 V6, and the GT does have more umph, plain and simple. The V6 does get up and move, but lacks the torque of a V8.
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2008 GT! It's what I have. With cams, xpipe, axlebacks, and blower combo it is the best sounding muscle and boosted car hybrid in sound and "oompf" I could ask for. Would keep it over a 2020 V6. :P They are not comparable. Even with like HP, a V6 can not match a V8 in capability, sound, or torque.
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I traded my '05 V6 for an '08 GT. I wanted more power, but my primary motivation was the rumble. I'll never buy a V6 Mustang again. Once you drive a V8 Mustang, going back makes absolutely no sense.
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Lots more engine performance stuff around for the 4.6 V8, than the new V6. There's also something to be said for having a Mustang that sounds like it's got a V8 under the hood.
I've got an '08 GT, BTW (Bullitt). Still love it!
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if you can afford a fully equipped '13 then you can afford a base 13gt or some 11-12 premium gts
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