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Old 06-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Howdy guys hope all is well for all of y'all. If you couldn't tell I'm kinda new on the forums, and I have a problem. Mainly is it all worth it? I of course have a 2000 v6. I've put a lot of money into her especially with my exhaust. She sounds about as good as a sixbanger can get. Sure she has some bad paint but its ford what can you do it was and is my first car. But I've gotten to the point of what's the point? Sure it'd be a great driver and soon in the future i will look for a v8. I want to the local coffee and cars in it and as I was leaving, mind you I left out the back and didn't even put the car on display, I heard a couple of people saying awe it's a v6 or the like. So why upgrade? I know it's what makes me happy but jeez when that's what people think of a v6... So I'm not sure what to do. I was saving up for new fr500 wheels but even that might be tossed aside. I want to keep her because its my first car and nothing will ever bet a mustang but...

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Old 06-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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The first (and sometimes hardest) lesson to learn is don't make a car to have others like it. Make it for you. I've hit that same point with several cars. Have fun and then move on when the time comes. A worse feeling is watching is waste away or become a stressful thing instead of a fun hobby. I had my V6 for over a decade. While I was into it, it was a BLAST. Nothing was more fun than that car when it was running. I got to a point where it was a headache and a money pit. I found a new car to fall in love with and moved on. Even now, that replacement has fallen second (or third) to new life priorities. It happens as time goes on. It's not a bad thing.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Exactly as Roush said. Don't dump money into a car that turns into a money pit. We all learned this the excessively hard way, and sure it was "fun while it lasted" but looking back I'd sure like to have that money back.

Here's my "older" philosophy, if it doesn't come the way "I" want it from the factory, or at least close to it (and by close I mean can I make it "MY" way for $2000 or less) then I'm not getting it. All that aftermarket crap is just that, crap. Sure it's cool and all to mod a car and make it your own, but by the end of the day it's just that a modded car to YOUR LIKING, which as you guessed it, brings ZERO resell value. Oh and those parts you wasted money on only carry around 30-50% value when trying to resell.
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People mod for resale value? No. OP, really, don't worry about what others say about a v6. I have one and wouldn't take any flack about it.
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Thanks. Im not looking to make this a "project" car. I just want it to become a good everyday driver honestly. The last thing I'm probably going to do is put wheels on it and the raxiom sequential turn signal. Thats about it. I mean im a college kid who dosent have much time for a job so i have little money. But man when i do something I get ecstatic. Man when i put the duel exhaust on i was over the moon. Man i just need to buy a fox body so when people say aw you have a v6 i can tell them i have a v8 too. thanks for the help guys
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Here's some good advice for somebody that's a just a few years beyond college......SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!

Nuff said.

Believe me I know all too well how "nice" it feels to do something to a car, however, you're young, and lets be perfectly honest here. Odds are extremely likely that you will not have this car in 5 years. Granted, I know at your age 5 years seems like an eternity, however, it's really not. Use your money for things you NEED not things you want. That way, with the money you've saved up rather than literally wasting on an old you can afford a nice down payment on a newer car or even a nice house or apartment should you have to move when you find work. Enjoy college cause in a couple of years it's gonna get real and fast and nothing is better than having a bank account with a few extra dollars in there when that day comes and you really need it. Keep in mind, in 5 years the current gen Mustang will be a "thing of the past" and you could likely snag one for under 20K
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Here's some good advice for somebody that's a just a few years beyond college......SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!

Nuff said.

Believe me I know all too well how "nice" it feels to do something to a car, however, you're young, and lets be perfectly honest here. Odds are extremely likely that you will not have this car in 5 years. Granted, I know at your age 5 years seems like an eternity, however, it's really not. Use your money for things you NEED not things you want. That way, with the money you've saved up rather than literally wasting on an old you can afford a nice down payment on a newer car or even a nice house or apartment should you have to move when you find work. Enjoy college cause in a couple of years it's gonna get real and fast and nothing is better than having a bank account with a few extra dollars in there when that day comes and you really need it. Keep in mind, in 5 years the current gen Mustang will be a "thing of the past" and you could likely snag one for under 20K
That is some good advice. OP your mistake was worrying about what others think. If you try to please others (and not just the car) you will be a very unhappy person.
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I own 2 v6 mustangs and i love when people say stuff like that cuz i dump more money into the motor and not so much looks so when i blow by them in it i ask so what was that you were saying? Now i am not saying i will blow by a gt500 yet but gts and 5.0 i got it... I find it very funny how people talk crap about 6cyl but i dont see very many cars beating any supras wich are straight 6. Now i do love all mustangs i just find it funny how people act so rude.. To me a mustang is a mustang no matter what model.
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Ya the rudeness I don't understand. Maybe there disappointed? I'm not sure I haven't met to many mustang guys who say that but mostly everyday car guys.
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There isn't really any "rudeness" out there except by young turds that literally don't know jack sh*t about cars and thinks the size of the motor is all that matters.

The only real "rudeness" you're gonna get is gonna be the old GM vs Ford battle, you'll catch crap all day from die hard GM fans and you know what...I'm A OK with that cause they're entitled to that opinion.
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Haha the old ford Chevy thing in my opinion is a good thing. Batman needs the joker. Dale Earnhardt needed Jeff Gordon etc. but v6 vs. v8 I'm not so sure
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Mobiusone stang, IF you can afford it, like others have said, do to the car what you want and what makes you happy. I've been in that situation, and heard comments like that (not because of engine, but because of the # of doors on my car).

jthorn9, I disagree. Rudeness comes from all ages, and not always by words but actions as well. I've only come back to my car once at a car show to find someone leaning against the fender, and they weren't young. And they did have their own show car.

But I do agree completely about the GM vs. Ford battle. I'm on both sides now, and even within GM there are internal battles especially when you own an Oldsmobile and hang out with Chevy guys
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In general the V6 vs V8 thing is gonna come from young people, yes there are some that will defy that, but those are also the same *** holes that have to be mean to make up for their lack of something elsewhere.....and yes, that's exactly where it stems from.
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Agreed, I never took flak about a V6 from anyone but guys who bought a V8 to prove something. The same guys who didn't understand anything dragging their knuckles on the ground and hoping to keep the fire in the cave going. The days of 100 hp V6's are long gone. They are no longer the little whimpy motor of years past. Some just can't let that sink in.
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jthorn9, the more I think about it, the more you're right.
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My wife and I have a 2013 Gt and a 2013 V6. The end of the day they are really not that different. The V6 has no issues keeping up when we hit the freeway. Ya maybe a flat out drag race the V6 would fall behind but by way a second maybe two. The real funny thing is the V6 can take out our 72 Mach1, so that should tell you something about how far a V6 engine has come over the years.
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haha, I personally like schooling the 6er haters at car shows and such... so fun.

My car started as my high school/college DD and evolved into a monster "race car" even though it isn't. I built it for what I wanted in the end not for what "Jo shmo" wanted.

Moral of the car enthusiast world is, build what you want when you want and if you get tired of it move on.
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My wife and I have a 2013 Gt and a 2013 V6. The end of the day they are really not that different. The V6 has no issues keeping up when we hit the freeway. Ya maybe a flat out drag race the V6 would fall behind but by way a second maybe two. The real funny thing is the V6 can take out our 72 Mach1, so that should tell you something about how far a V6 engine has come over the years.
The modern 3.7L is a beast in the world of V6s and can really hang with a lot of other cars. They only really fall short when compared to 05+ GTs, and even then it's somewhat close stock for stock. A guy posted a really good video of his 05 GT vs his new 2011 V6, and while the GT won, it was still close. The V6 has a severe edge with it's 6 speed transmission compared to the older 5 speed in the GT.
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