Re: 2006 mustang convertible
> Lynn McGuire wrote:
>> V6 or V8 (GT) ?
>> 5 speed auto or 5 speed manual ? I do not spend much
>> time in traffic.
>> My local dealer says that he can now order a 2006 GT convertible
>> for MSRP.
> What's more important to you? Going fast or saving money? The V8 costs
> significantly more than the V6 right off the bat. Then it gets worse
> gas mileage and costs more to insure than a V6. In terms of looks, the
> cars look almost identical.
> That said...which would I get? The V8, of course. 8-)
Recently, I rented a V6 convertible to drive around the seattle area. Fun car, I
really liked it. The V6 had a surprising amount of power. Not enough, but pretty
good. Add a blower, headers, and a computer tune and you'll make more power than a
stock GT V8. Even a few simple bolt on tricks from Steeda will net quite a bit of power.
I was really surprised at how well the auto shifted. Very smooth, very fast,
very solid. Just about the best auto I've ever driven. I don't think it gives up
much in economy, either. The auto is the hot ticket, IMO. I'll bet it's quicker
than a 5 speed for the average driver.
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