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Old 03-31-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Lynn
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2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or V8 ?

The V6 Premium convertible has a MSRP of $25,320 (before options) with
a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 19 / 28 mpg. ABS brakes are $775.

The GT premium convertible has a MSRP of $30,550 (before options)
with a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 17 / 25 mpg. ABS brakes are
standard.

Which one ? Is the V8 worth $4,000 ? Can you even get a V8 without
paying a serious premium ?

Thanks,
Lynn


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Old 03-31-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

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!

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Old 03-31-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:53:37 -0600, "Lynn" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote:

>Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or V8 ?
>
>The V6 Premium convertible has a MSRP of $25,320 (before options) with
>a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 19 / 28 mpg. ABS brakes are $775.
>
>The GT premium convertible has a MSRP of $30,550 (before options)
>with a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 17 / 25 mpg. ABS brakes are
>standard.
>
>Which one ? Is the V8 worth $4,000 ? Can you even get a V8 without
>paying a serious premium ?
>
>Thanks,
>Lynn
>

lynn u crackwhore
why would you buy half a sports car

hurc ast
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Old 03-31-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

In article <n35p41dc1crlvqaj6g367lj42sgsog3no8@4ax.com>, gerald
smith@impco.com says...
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:53:37 -0600, "Lynn" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote:
>
> >Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or V8 ?
> >
> >The V6 Premium convertible has a MSRP of $25,320 (before options) with
> >a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 19 / 28 mpg. ABS brakes are $775.
> >
> >The GT premium convertible has a MSRP of $30,550 (before options)
> >with a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 17 / 25 mpg. ABS brakes are
> >standard.
> >
> >Which one ? Is the V8 worth $4,000 ? Can you even get a V8 without
> >paying a serious premium ?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Lynn
> >

> lynn u crackwhore
> why would you buy half a sports car
>
> hurc ast
>

Ya...Buy a Ferrari 360 Modeno for $165,000+. There's your sports car.
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Old 03-31-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

Hey Lynn...
get the V8. It's only a few grand more and you won't be sorry that you did.

Unless of course horsepower isn't a big deal to you, but resale value may be
something to consider too.

Kate
98 Cobra Drop Top
with a personal touch... or two.



"Lynn" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
news:114p3c1tda2oaf4@corp.supernews.com...
| Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or V8 ?
|
| The V6 Premium convertible has a MSRP of $25,320 (before options) with
| a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 19 / 28 mpg. ABS brakes are $775.
|
| The GT premium convertible has a MSRP of $30,550 (before options)
| with a 5 speed manual. EPA milage is 17 / 25 mpg. ABS brakes are
| standard.
|
| Which one ? Is the V8 worth $4,000 ? Can you even get a V8 without
| paying a serious premium ?
|
| Thanks,
| Lynn
|
|


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Old 03-31-2005, 22:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com wrote:
> 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.
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:08   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

Yes, the 64 1/2 Mustang came standard with the in-line 6cylinder, and a bunch were sold
like that.

Tom Adkins wrote:

> eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com wrote:
> > 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.


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Old 04-01-2005, 10:08   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

Wrong. Look at the specifications of the mustangs from 2000 to 2005.
How much do they weigh on average considering all the different
configurations? Now look at the older Mustangs comparing what's sold
now to what the first generation mustang was set up. Notice the huge
weight gain over the years?

What it all comes down to is that the V6 or inline 6 is not powerful
enough to get the stang going especially if the buyer opts to get it
with an automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions are inferior
to manual 5 speeds and they will always be inferior to manual 5 speeds.
If you really want to true driving experience, only a manual
transmission will suffice.

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Old 04-01-2005, 10:08   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?

"Lynn" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in part:

>Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or V8 ?


It depends on how you like to drive it, costs, and resale issues.
If you enjoy a convertible for tooling around in the breeze, a 6
will do that just fine. If you want lots of torque and speed, it
won't.

How well the two models will hold their value will largely depend
on the price of gasoline at resale. If it's $2/gallon, the 8 will
probably do fine, maybe better than the 6. If it's $4/gallon, I'd
guess the 6 will be worth more. If it's $8/gallon, most V8s will
be parked in back yards rusting away.

Get the ABS in any case.
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Old 04-01-2005, 13:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 mustang convertible, v6 or v8 ?


Jim Chinnis wrote:
> "Lynn" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in part:
>
> >Well, OK, I want a new Mustang convertible. Should I get the V6 or

V8 ?
>
> It depends on how you like to drive it, costs, and resale issues.
> If you enjoy a convertible for tooling around in the breeze, a 6
> will do that just fine. If you want lots of torque and speed, it
> won't.
>
> How well the two models will hold their value will largely depend
> on the price of gasoline at resale. If it's $2/gallon, the 8 will
> probably do fine, maybe better than the 6. If it's $4/gallon, I'd
> guess the 6 will be worth more. If it's $8/gallon, most V8s will
> be parked in back yards rusting away.
>
> Get the ABS in any case.
> --
> Jim Chinnis Warrenton, Virginia, USA



If one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline reaches over the $8 USD mark
than the whole globe will be devastated in the greatest "depression"
era that the world will ever know. If that happens, it wouldn't matter
anyway if all V8's end up rusting in back yards, driveways and
neighborhood streets. The internal combusion engine as we know it
would become a toy only for the wealthy who can still get their money
of of banks that didn't shut down. Even at $8 a gallon you wouldn't be
able to get the majority of em to buy pocket cars that run off of 2
cylinders with only standard shifts. The whole worlds would be
devastated and there wouldn't be any jobs...

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