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Old 02-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default V6 premium or not?

is the Premium really worth the extra cash?

It seems the radio is the coolest upgrade, and I can get a sweet radio for $500, aftermarket, not $4k.

what do y'all think?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Also, I really want to get the best deal, and I live down in San Diego, is there like a big get the best deal in the world place up in LA I can go to buy it?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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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. :-)
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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what is my color?
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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My 2010 Premium was pre-owned, and judging from what I paid, it seems as though the premium stuff was heavily discounted. Not sure if I'd add it if I was buying new.

I love having leather. My Touch Color gives you the option to change the color of the gauge background, as well as the footwell lighting, the side sill Mustang lettering, and the cup holder lighting.

Also, I think Sync is standard on the Premium...I could be wrong about that though.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #8
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I like the premium junk on my 09, but i bought it used. On the used market it hardly affects the price.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #9
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Mycolor is for people that are add/adhd, I have yet to use it myself.
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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I got the GT Premium, and definitely worth every penny. Though, if you're teetering between GT base and V6 premium, get a GT base. It's amazing.
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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.
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Im very happy with the premium set up I got. Saved me from having to change some things that I could have right off the bat.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #15
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My Mustang it a deluxe, but has the IUP upgrade. That means it has the silver dash and leather steering wheel. If that its an option in the new ones you may want to check it out.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #16
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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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Old 02-17-2012, 11:52 PM   #17
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We opted for the premium v6 back in 2005. The base was just too plain for our liking. The upgraded interior stuff made it an easy choice, and the price was not that much different.
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I went the cheap $17,087 V6 route and added my own "Premium" items.
$4K in mods later and its all mine. Whats the fun buying a modded up
stang. The fun is in the modding, not the buying.
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I went the cheap $17,087 V6 route and added my own "Premium" items.
$4K in mods later and its all mine. Whats the fun buying a modded up
stang. The fun is in the modding, not the buying.
True, it's is addictive modding our stangs, but I think of the $$$ I saved that I used towards other mods that Ford didn't offer. Like my SHR louvers.
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I'd definately go to Heller in Escondido. They were the only dealer in SD that was willing to take care of warranty issues for me.
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