> Get the V8! They don't call it a muscle car for no reason. If you
> really want an "authentic" muscle car, the car should have no less than
> 8 cylinders under the hood.
> Plus a V8 sounds a whole lot different than a V6. The sound of the
> V8's low grunty exhaust can never be duplicated by a smaller engine.
> I don't know why anyone would buy a Stang as a V6 automatic! Also,
> there used to be an L4 option in the past, what an abomination!
Didn't the first 64.5 Mustang only come with an inline 6? (I honestly don't
remember, but I think so). The V-8s were the ultimate, but Ford sold a ton of 6cyl
'Stangs over the years. I believe the 6'es were in the majority for a few model years
according to the sales figures. I know the "aberration" 4 bangers out sold the V-8s
and V-6s for quite a while. So "while yer bullshittin"..... The Mustang was\is
esentially a 6 cyl economy car with V-8 variants, even in the dark years of the
Mustang II. Begone, Poser.
To the OP. Test drive both and decide what you like. The combo's are available to
suit a range of buyers. Only you can decide what'd right for you. There really is no
be all, end all. My Alpha Male part says "grunt..give me....grunt... V-8, 5 speed"
while the 40ish maried guy with kids part of me says " I can afford to drive the V-6,
and it IS kinda peppy", while the wife part (appendage?) says " Hey, #&%%$##, I want a
V-8 with an Automatic, I hate shifting".
Above all, if you can afford it, buy what YOU like.