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Old 05-24-2010, 06:26 PM   #11
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you are a very lucky young person.
just be respectful of the power and you will be fine.
manual is much more fun driving.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:28 PM   #12
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for a first time driver, i wouldn't suggest a gt. i started with a v6 mustang before i got my mach 1. also the 2011 v6's are no slouch. they are up there with my mach in terms of hp... a tough pill to swallow.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:39 PM   #13
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I agree i have drove my friends gti and its fun with manual but i was watching a review and it says inless i stomp it it will shift from ether 1st to 3rd or 2nd to 4th im not sure witch one..
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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Take a driver course to learn how to handle the power! One of the expensive courses that obviously your parents can afford! Otherwise I would recommend something more tame for your first car and extreme lack of time behind the wheel. There a far too many young people like yourself that die everyday because of lack of experience! And too many parents that would pay all the money from their great wealth to buy the lost life back! Not enough money in the world to replace a child!!!!! Re think your options, please for both you and your families sake. Just an honest opinion that has fact tied in
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #15
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i know you said that you would never drive a v6, but the 2011 v6 is nothing to laugh at. and with you being a new driver it would be much safer for you and everyone around you if you went with the v6.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:04 AM   #16
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Perhaps not surprisingly, this has been covered at TMS already.

http://forums.themustangsource.com/s...d.php?t=483556

Yeah.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:28 AM   #17
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You already know it's a bad idea, right?

1. You can't have enough experience to even be a particularly good driver even at legal speeds.

2. You're very likely to speed in that car.

3. Even if you don't speed or drive recklessly, you're likely to end up in a wreck (insurance is more expensive for kids for a reason - they crash a lot more than adults): best to drive a POS for 2-3 years to get those stupid fender benders out of the way before you make it an extra-expensive mistake.

But, all that's for you and your family to deal with. Tough to avoid overestimating your abilities, but that's already happened (or you wouldn't even be discussing a GT). Just try not to kill any innocent bystanders, or yourself.

Good luck - if you're the right sort of driver, you could be just fine. I hope you are (Mustang or not).
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:02 PM   #18
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just got back from looking at 2011 mustang, they only had a v6 in stock but the v6 is fast for a v6
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You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:59 PM   #20
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Who's paying for insurance? A GT will easily be 2-3 times as much as a V6. The 2011 V6 has very comparable performance to the 2010 GT.
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