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Re: The 6-cyl Mustang is a dog

"RichA" <> wrote in message
> On 5 Jul 2005 17:39:30 -0700, wrote:
> >RichA wrote:
> >> Terrible performance for a six in this day
> >> and age. Ford has clearly decided to not take
> >> the Japanese route and provide real power
> >> (I don't even believe the current rating for the
> >> 6 at all) only to the V8.

> >
> >Rich,
> >
> >The 6 delivers performance comparable to early the 5-ohs cars of 20
> >years ago, and the early 4.6 cars. Low 90 mph trap speeds for a base
> >model that retail for under $20Gs is pretty damn good.
> >
> >If you're not satisfied with that answer, then realize the sales of all
> >those less horsepowered, lower cost, 6-cylinders are helping finance
> >the V8s we all want to own.
> >

> The V6 in Canada is $23k
> The V8 in Canada is $36k.
> It's not subsidizing anything. Lets be realistic here; The Ford
> Mustang uses old, long paid-for technology. It's practically the only
> car you can "update" from time to time with minimal cost, especially
> the engines. Cubic inches and not technology drives it's power, so
> the idea that there is some cost involved such as would be the cost to
> develop a 3L Acura V6 putting out 270hp is a bit silly.
> -Rich

It is far from being old, long paid-for technology. This is not your dad's
push-rod motor anymore.

Don Manning

> >Patrick
> >'93 Cobra
> >'03 Focus ZX3


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