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The Premium has some other nice features, such as the Mycolor and Leather interior. I really love my V6 Premium! I didn't care for the wheels so I upgraded those with some nice black bullets. Maybe you can get one with specific options and then add your own modifications later. Afterall, you WILL modify the car. :-)
Those that have the premium upgrade will tell you it's necessary. I looked at both and decided my money would be better spent on upgrades as well as lower monthly payments. I got the base model, and have changed just about everything that I didn't like for upgrades that I wanted, but did not have to settle for what Ford wanted to include.
I have the fog lights now, as well as custom fabricated HID headlights, and aftermarket cloth Corbeau LS1 seats, 2009 SVT leather steering wheel, FRPP track pack & adjustable panhard rod, Am Muscle wheels and tires, Strano brake upgrade kit, Procharger, etc. the list is endless. I cannot see paying for stuff I don't want just to get the few things I do want. I've got 2 years and 1 month before the car is paid off, and have enough left over to add mods every month.
The base comes with none of that lol. I wasnt interested in the bells and whistles though. I already had plans to make the v8 sound nice so stereo wasnt needed and the two lights inside the car were plenty. In the end its what your looking for. Bells and whistles or a base car to modify.
2010 GT, Ford racing hot rod cams, 1.5" drop springs, msd ignition coils, roush cold air, bama tuning, American racing longtube headers, catted 3" x-pipe with 3" piping back to the borla stinger axlebacks, gt4 18x9's in the front, 18x10's in the back. 332 rwhp, 333 torque
It's a personal choice kind of thing. When I was looking into buying a mustang, a plain and simple need for me was going with the premium line, I wanted leather seats, I wanted a somewhat better stereo/sync combo, and I wanted the little things like mycolor that just stand out from the crowd.
So, is it worth the money? Maybe. I wanted to buy my car and not have to buy a whole bunch of things to install to make it as I wanted. I also like the fact that everything in the car looks stock, because it is stock.
If you have to ask, go with the base. Premium costs too much extra unless you really want it. I really wanted lather and the other gizmos- but i'm a relatively old guy. You can always add leather for a few hundred later.
With the premium package, or any of the options, there are some good parts as well as some parts of the packages that I did not want. The standard radio is fine, so I did not want the entertainment package. The side stripes are not for me. I can't see paying $995. for some of the options, when you can purchase aftermarket parts that are better and cost less. I guess if you are not mechanically inclined, the premium package is the way to go, as you would have to pay someone to install the parts for you. I got the base since I wanted to decide which options I wanted, without having to live with options I didn't want. I have aftermarket 18" wheels and tires, as the 19" tires are hard to find, and very expensive. I installed aftermarket suspension, as the upgraded suspension was not much different than the base suspension. I installed 3.73 gears, as the 3.31 gears still do not place the V6 into the correct powerband. I also installed a supercharger, aftermarket seats, rear vinyl applique, because I did not want to get a Shelby GTS, but wanted the same horsepower. I installed a billet grille because I did not want the plastic grilles offered by Ford. I retrofitted projectors in my OEM headlights because I wanted better than stock HID headlights. You get the picture. That is what a mustang is all about. Making it special for you, not buying a package that most owners get, while still either saving money, or getting better quality and performance.
My payments are $475.00 for 3 years. I would have been looking at the same amount for an additional two years. That is $11,400.00 extra. I have spent an additional $10,000, and almost have the car the way it should have been offered by Ford. My car is a screamer, but it does not give any clues how fast it is. Exactly what I wanted.
I wanted the Premium stuff so that I wouldn't have to add it later.
See you need to get a good deal on the car you want then compare it to "what if" you got a deluxe or base and added the extras later.
With all the incentives and rebates plus purchasing it on the X plan, I got it for waaay less than the sticker price.
Shop around and don't jump on the first deal you come to.
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