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Should I get a 2011 GT?

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Old 05-22-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Hello..newbie here. But I've been lurking for a long time.

I want a 2011 GT, but I have some doubts about it. This would be my daily driver. I only put 4000 miles/yr on, work very close to home. I can drive stick but found it to be a job after a while, so I prefer automatic. I have a driveway but I can't use garage. Snow... we have a few storms last winter.

I've gotten comments when I've told others about getting one.

1) Am I nuts, what a waste of money?
2) Get a 4dr, with plenty of backseat room (I rarely use backseats though)
3) You're 6' 2", you won't fit, get an SUV or truck.
4) All that power is a waste if you can't use it.
5) Not a comfortable ride.
6) It's a car for 20 yr olds, not in your 40s.
7) Get a maxima, or acura. you will appreciate the luxury/comfort as you get older.
8) It's lousy in the snow
9) Am I going thru a midlife crisis?

I would be keeping it a long time, so I have to make sure.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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I just put a $500 down payment on the 2011 GT ...Soon to be delivered in 6-8 weeks...This is the Mustang I've been waiting for ............32 valve V 8 412 hp revs at 7000 rpm...what else is there to say.....Oh one other thing is the six speed manual...REMEMBER IT'S A MUSCLE CAR ! Having a hard time sleeping at night dreaming of this car, but soon my dream will come true !
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
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To the OP, you seem to be a perfect candidate for getting a steal on a left over 2010 GT.

You don't seem to really desire or have great enthusiasm over having 412 hp.
You don't seem to drive enough to really want or need the power.
Or, get a 2011 Mustang V6.

But I think if I were you, I'd find a near loaded 2010 GT with 5 speed auto and drive a deal of around $25k, then enjoy it for as long as you wish.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:09 PM   #5
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I just turned 41, and have a '11 on order. Get what you like, to hell with what everyone says.

If the power isn't that important, then I agree, get a deal on a '10.
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You only live once and age should have nothing to do with it. I'am 57 and have 3 Mustangs my latest a 2010 GT500 and love them all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go for it .
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:23 PM   #8
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I've gotten comments when I've told others about getting one.

1) Am I nuts, what a waste of money?
2) Get a 4dr, with plenty of backseat room (I rarely use backseats though)
3) You're 6' 2", you won't fit, get an SUV or truck.
4) All that power is a waste if you can't use it.
5) Not a comfortable ride.
6) It's a car for 20 yr olds, not in your 40s.
7) Get a maxima, or acura. you will appreciate the luxury/comfort as you get older.
8) It's lousy in the snow
9) Am I going thru a midlife crisis?
1)May be expensive but an SUV,Maxima, Acura ain't cheap either.
2)you rarely use the backseat
3)I'm 6'1" and find it comfortable
4) may be a waste but what a lot of fun. The 2010 and earlier are fast, but the 2011 will be really awesome.
5) they are surprisingly comfortable
6)It's a car for neither 20 yr or 40 yr olds. It is definetely a car for 50 yr olds though
7) see 6 above
8)don't know, never take mine in the snow
9)not yet, wait till your 50
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #9
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lol, soem peopel are asshats and think anythng sleek, powerful and cool isnt for adults. We had some friends over not long ago that are the buy practicle kind of peole. The dudes wife looked at my car smirked and then looked me in the eye and said how old are you. I looked her right back in and told her i was old enough to buy what i wanted. Buy what you like, not what others think you need. someone always knows better than you how you shoudl spend your money
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #10
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Oh, and my cousin is 6'8" and fits in my car, but you sure as heck arenlt gettign anyone in the back with him in the car. And the 2010 is a good buy right now, you can get a frekin steal. i bought a 10 a coupel months ago and put a roush blower on it, love the car.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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I spent the last 12 years finding reasons why I shouldn't have a nice car - why I need a four door thats good on gas, and lacks in the fun department. I commute 20k miles per year in a lot of traffic. I am almost 37 now, and still find myself in a Hyundai.

I just put a deposit on a 2011 GT. It was everything I told myself I had been waiting for in a car. Around $30k, 400+ hp, decent mileage, nice, sporty, etc. I almost went for the Camaro SS last year, but it was too heavy for a sports car. It's even a manual tranny, which I am used to driving in heavy traffic all the time. I have been reading the clutch is very soft, and the ride is very comfortable. I drove a 2010 GT, and that was very comfortable with a soft clutch. I can't even begin to imagine how much better the 2011 is!

Bottom line, just do it. I know I will not regret it one bit. I even have the blessings of my wife, who listened to me whine about not driving a muscle car for years (though not of my kids since the back seat is quite small!).
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[QUOTE=anthony412hp;7017072]I just put a $500 down payment on the 2011 GT ...Soon to be delivered in 6-8 weeks...This is the Mustang I've been waiting for ............32 valve V 8 412 hp revs at 7000 rpm...what else is there to say.....Oh one other thing is the six speed manual...REMEMBER IT'S A MUSCLE CAR ! Having a hard time sleeping at night dreaming of this car, but soon my dream will come true ! For all of you out there thinking about it, don't think to hard ! It's a no brainer.I ve been putting this off for years ! I mean YEARS !! I'll be 47 come august, How long should a man wait for his toy ??
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anthony412hp............I just put a $500 down payment on the 2011 GT ...Soon to be delivered in 6-8 weeks...This is the Mustang I've been waiting for ............32 valve V 8 412 hp revs at 7000 rpm...what else is there to say.....Oh one other thing is the six speed manual...REMEMBER IT'S A MUSCLE CAR ! Having a hard time sleeping at night dreaming of this car, but soon my dream will come true ! For all of you out there thinking about it, don't think to hard ! It's a no brainer.I ve been putting this off for years ! I mean YEARS !! I'll be 47 come august, How long should a man wait for his toy ??[/QUOTE]
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:57 PM   #15
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We are in the same boat, except you tortured yourself for an extra 10 years! Good luck with yours, Anthony. My gut feeling is that you will have to change your forum name after you add an intake and tune! Mine won't stay 412hp for very long!
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I spent the last 12 years finding reasons why I shouldn't have a nice car - why I need a four door thats good on gas, and lacks in the fun department. I commute 20k miles per year in a lot of traffic. I am almost 37 now, and still find myself in a Hyundai.

Bottom line, just do it. I know I will not regret it one bit. I even have the blessings of my wife, who listened to me whine about not driving a muscle car for years (though not of my kids since the back seat is quite small!).
Will you be using it on your DD?

Thanks to everyone for the input. If I do pull the trigger I want a 2011 GT, the power does matter to me. I don't know why I'm being talked out of it. But my family is all for it. The snow is my only worry. I don't look to go out in it, by sometimes s**t happens. I've been considering a new car for over a year and only the GT interests me so far (vs Challenger or Camaro). I've driven a Camry, Altima and Sentra and it wasn't too exciting. Nice cars though.

I have a 88 Monte ss for 22 yrs, orig 305. It's in good shape but I just do usual maintenance/repairs. It was hit so it had body work and a new paint job several yrs ago. It's fine local, but I wouldn't trust it on a road trip. Get on the NJ turnpike and it really labors, and gets only 7 mph city. When I do get a new car, I'll probably keep it around for family to use. Driving only 4K miles/yr, I can keep it going, even with it's existing problems. It's like Al Bundy and his Dodge. But I refuse to pour a ton of money into it, just burn it into the ground.

I have some decisions to make..
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Whichever you prefer, your money your choice.. Good luck!
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:11 AM   #18
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I think i am gonna get one my 08 overheated once cause the jackass at the dealership forgot to plug the fan back in. That may hurt my 08 down the road plus i really want that 412 hp. I was shocked at the price though it was gonna be way more but almost the same
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Ya go for it I'm 15 and people think that these cars are for people who are young, incase you havent looked at the price tag they dont have a price for young people
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I'm only 5'10" but my father in law is about 6'4". He drove mine a few times and loved it. So he bought a 2008 GT. He hasn't complained about it yet. Oh yeah, his car and mine both have the 6 way power adjustable drivers seat.
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