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Old 10-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #41
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Exactly. Plus driving a car and a motorcycle are different experiences. Motorcycles aren't bad on gas and typically faster than most cars. Getting another sporty car is cool but in the end it's a similar experience
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #42
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yep be nice buying my 10th harley......been 4 years without one this stretch lol
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:41 PM   #43
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Cool, maybe we can ride together sometime. My Iron is a blast. I haven't punch out the cylinders yet, but do have the tuner, short pipes and stage 1 air cleaner. It's pretty peppy.

Your checkbook is going to thank you too.

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Old 10-27-2011, 03:09 AM   #44
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Yep but will be spring and first stop fotgetaboutits lop
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The one on Six Forks is now called Camo Brothers Pizza. I heard there was a family dispute, so they split the business up. The one in Cary is still called Fugheddaboutits.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:13 PM   #46
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cool, we'll have to check it out one day
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Go test drive a V8. You'll regret it if you don't, and always be wondering.

At some point, the mod bug is going to bite you, you'll start wanting more power, more performance, more get-up-and-go fun....and you'll be thinking about that V8 and wishing you'd test driven it.

I've been in your same situation, and it's not fun to look back with regrets.
Exactly.

I did away with my v6 auto and got a GT manual. Worth every penny.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:52 PM   #48
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I don't have any regrets getting a V6 either, I felt lucky the way things have been going just to get some nice wheels. It was mostly an econimc choice for me but a lot went into it.

I looked at the challenger and the camaro among others before I made up my mind. The choice of a V6 was all about economy. Now I come from a family that has always leaned toward Fords, but I have owned other brands and I would rather make a better choice then have blind brand loyalty just as much as I would rather not pay more for the car, the gas and the insurance.

I know the V8s would have been quicker, I would have enjoyed driving it, but it would have been a mistake for me to take on the added $$ burden. I bought the base model as well, no regrets, I had another Ford with the Sync system in it and it was sweet, but it was not worth $$ I didn't have to spend.

I wish I had bluetooth and leather seats and that is about it, both of those can be fixed and the truth is the bluetooth is the only one of the two that is really of any imporatnce.

Truth is I really enjoy driving my Mustang

I don't know how much it matters to others but the Mustang was one the few cars that I considered that was Assembled here in the USA. The Camaros I looked at were put together in Canada, the Festivas and Fusions were done in Mexico and I forget where the Cruze and the Challengers were put together. I got nothing against Mexico or Canada, but I would rather buy as much Made in the USA as I can.

The Camaro roof was also too low for me, I really had to duck to get in, once I was in I had to duck hard again to I could reach out and grab the door to close it. I think those Camaros look fantastic I rarely care what things look like. But that low roof was a deal breaker.

The Challenger was at least partially sourced out of old Mexico and It made me kind of sad that they had 2011 models piled up while Ford and Chevy had almost all 2012 out when I was shopping. Truth is, I think challenger is kind of Fugly, it does not look effiecent of sporty to me at all, you either dig that retro/bold styling or don't. If I thought it was a kick as car I would buy it ugly or not, but test drives were not all that exciting, it was not that different from the Mustang and the Camaro, but it did seem a bit slower,, just a bit though. The mustang honestly felted the like the tightest and most nimble of the 3.

I actually liked driving the Mazada 3, I can see why they are popular. But they did not have the gas milage or the power of the pony cars. I like two doors because I am an oaf and it is easier to get in and out, plain and simple. Besides I don't have kids so I don't really need to worry about someone getting in the back very often. When I sat in the back seat of the mustang I did smack my head on the glass when I sat down I am sure driving over a pot hole would have done the same, but like I said I am an Oaf. My GF is 5'-10" and she can sit in the back just fine. But anyways, I did not care for the Mazda 3, Jetta, Cruze, Camaro, etc, just because I know getting in and out was a little bit of a hassle.

I liked the GTIs well enough, but they seemed over priced, when I was shopping that platform was all Turbo or nothing, to expensive, but a nice car to drive, easy to get in and out of.

I kind of liked the Coopers, as well, but they also seemed over priced and under powered. Infact I would tell anyone who was thinking of forking out for a Mini, try a 2009 Focus Coupe, I don't know if Ford is going to bring back the two door but I thought it was a much better ride for the money. Wheel base was almost the same, and the Ford feels more powerful to me then the CooperS. Even if you wanted to work on the suspention a bit on the Focus you are going to spend a lot less on the Ford and have a faster ride, or so it seemed to me. Then again, I suspect Minis sell because of looks more then anything. I know Mini clamis you can get up to 34 miles to the gallon but when you ask people who own them they usually say they get 24-27 mpg. The 09 Focus Coupe I drove for 6 months got 31 on a bad day and like I said before, I am lead footed Oaf who pretty much pretty much never turns the AC off. Maybe the Mini just needs an update? Anyways I am glad I did not buy the Mini or the G37 for that matter.

Wow I actually have to do some work now,, so to wrap up my no regrets, I not only don't regret buying a V6, I don't regret buying a lot of other cars.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #49
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Nice logic. I practically did the same thing. I drove all the pony cars, the G37, 370z, Genesis Coupe v6, Mini Cooper S, BMW 135i and 128i, the refreshed GTI and Audi TT 2.0T. I kept coming back to the v6 Mustang. It just had the right mix of everything at the right price. I like that there is a huge modding community and that parts are fairly inexpensive compared to other cars. I finally found a set of used Performance Package wheels that I'll get on the car. It's the one option I couldn't get so am slowly piecing it together. The suspension will be aftermarket, but I really like the wheels.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:07 PM   #50
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I like the TT for the most part, but in the end it seemed under powered and over priced.
The Z4 is nice, but to pricey, I am sure both would out corner a stock 3.7 but you can tune and up grade the suspension on the Mustang and still have plenty of money left over. Europe does not exactly turn out a lot of great affordable cars and even some of the expensive ones are not that great.

I once had high hopes for the Saturn Sky Redline and the Pontiac Solstice (Clubman), (Opel GT etc.) but those programs are dead now and those tiny engines developed their power to far from the bottom, by the time you put an LS1 in there it wasn't worth it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:27 PM   #51
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I OWN A V6,AND I FEEL IT FITS ALL MY NEEDS.I AM NOT A SPEEDER AND I KNOW IT WILL DO A 100 MPH.BUT TO WHERE?THE NEXT LIGHT! I GET 26 MPG IN TOWN,THATS WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT.GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOICE. HARLEY GUY
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R/T is going to be just a smudge faster than the Mustang. Get the SRT..... Better yet get the new Charger. That way you have a coupe and a sedan!
Faster than what mustang?
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I OWN A V6,AND I FEEL IT FITS ALL MY NEEDS.I AM NOT A SPEEDER AND I KNOW IT WILL DO A 100 MPH.BUT TO WHERE?THE NEXT LIGHT! I GET 26 MPG IN TOWN,THATS WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT.GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOICE. HARLEY GUY
You picked a bad choice for great MPGs. It does look good though.
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I get over 30mpg on the highway.....
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I get over 30mpg on the highway.....
LOL, we know what the car gets on the highway. Pretty sure Ford said 31mpg. My point was a 4cyl would have been a better option if you wanted great MPGs. They don't look as good though.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:25 PM   #56
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Actually my car is rated for 29mpg lol. I have 3.31 gears. I owned a VW with a 4cyl 2.0 turbo with 200hp and really only got 31mpg, so considering I have over 100hp more and essentially get the same fuel economy is pretty awesome IMO.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #57
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My last daily driver was a Grand Cherokee, I enjoyed driving it but gas milage was killing me, it had some nice punch off the line even with big tires and quadra drive, it was an all around nice vehicle.

But I found myself staying home rather then going places because the amount of money I was spending on gas was just too painful.

I am getting double the milage out of my Mustang, the Mustang also has way more top end and much better handling.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:40 PM   #58
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Only complaint I have about my V6, is that now I have to start all over again on the modding fun (Is that even a complaint?). Lighter, and not much of a step away from older v8's times (albiet the new 5.0 leaves our 3.7 behind quite readily).

I'm not getting the great gas milage yet, but then again I've been 'having fun' the first week or so with 'er. I'm sure I'll get into the mid 20's MPG eventually...
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #59
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I'm impressed with the new six but the v8 sound is what I enjoy. I have a friend with a 2011 v6 which WAS putting more power down than my 4.6 (which sucked btw) The six does get better gas mileage if thats what your looking at mpg/decent power all in one.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:27 AM   #60
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People value things differently. To some people the sound is more important, some people value looks more, some people economy more. Ally that to the other details, rear wheel drive, dual stainless exhaust, limited slip, big door openings, etc..
I saw an Altima coupe the other night on display, $25,000+,, 175 HP? I was thinking why? Well someone out there likes it. But I paid a lot less for my mustang, well I should say the sticker price was less then that on my mustang, who knows what the Altima will actually sell for.
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