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i'm just open minded about it.. my current malibu is 180hp and that's the most powerful car I owned.. I test driven the new sonata 2.0t, a jetta gli 2.0T , the genesis turbo and the only ones that made me drool are the GLI and the mustang.. Once I tried the Mustang, I did not look back, that was it. When I drove it, 305hp was enough. One thing I hate about the V6 is how closed minded people are. Every time I talk about the v6, everyone is saying that a mustang cannot be bought with the V6, its not a true mustang and so on.. It makes me furious every time, because they don't even know the specs of the newer cars and don't really know either the specs of the old ones. They have the V8 in their dream and can't believe in nothing else. And these people are currently driving toyota or civic.
I'm not sold, I know that I often want more, but I just felt I couldn't ask for anything more when I drove the v6.. I know that from what I've seen from the youtube videos, the v8 is impressive.. but is it wise to spend 10000$ more when I don't have any racing ambitions.
People will always have opinions. That doesn't mean you have the appease every idiot with an idea for how you should spend YOUR money! I got a v6 because it was what I and my parents thought would best suit my needs, and wants (more so the second one lol).
Nothing more to it, if you are satisfied with the (well engineered) 3.7L v6 then good on you. Save yourself some money and get the v6, or get a fully loaded v6 with lots of nice goodies for the price of a v8... Up to you, but people will always tell you what you should/could have- it's not like you need to hold their opinions of you to your chest.
If I worried about every time some *** clown came up to me (face to face, or otherwise) and told me how my v6 was for "little girls", I would be spending more time crying in a corner than driving the damn car haha.
Do what fits your lifestyle OP. And screw the opinions of un-informed/ignorant masses.
I bought the v6 vert and am very happy with it. We wanted a vert so no coupe would do.
I do run a couple times a year at the US131 Martin, Mi track and I really enjoy it. I have run 13.95 with this vert. If I go faster than 13.50 I have to put in a roll cage which I don`t want. The 5.0 would therefore exclude me from being able to do what I want.
If I had a coupe I probably would have gotten the 5.0 but frankly this 6`er is plenty quick.
Sooooooo, to answer the question. NO REGRETS HERE! None. Zip. Zilch. Nope.
2011 3.7 powered auto vert Pony pkg. 3.55 gears installed 10-22-10. Magnaflow street AB`s installed 03-08-11. AM-Bama tune 93 octane performance.
Best 1/4 raw run at Lapeer 11/03/12 is 13.751 @ 103.34 in 38 degree air.
2013 Ford SHO Ruby red with performance pack.
Best 1/4 13.42 at 104.08
Regrets and worrying about what others think are two seperate issues. You will need to decide whether what others think about you/your car is important enough in your decision making process. I got the V-6 to save on gas, insurance, purchase price, etc. If fit my lifestyle, not what people think. If I had more money and did not drive as much for work as I do, I probally would have gone V-8. But absolutely no regrets, and if they someday do creep in I can always trade her in on a V-8.
What happens when you let your 5 year old son pick your screen name? Hotwheelracer happens!
2008 Pony package
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