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I love driving a manual but after being in San Antonio for a few weeks, I decided to switch to an auto. I love it and don't beat on it as much now. Stop and go traffic sucks.

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When shopping for my 2013 I chose the 6 spd man because thats what I wanted. Did not even drive an auto because Ford gives no rear gear choice with that trans. I didn't order my car so it has some options on it that I would not have ordered. I told the salesman I wanted man 6spd, GT Premium, 3.73 axle, any interior but black and gave him three exterior colors I would accept and they found me this beast. I love this car!

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When shopping for my 2013 I chose the 6 spd man because thats what I wanted. Did not even drive an auto because Ford gives no rear gear choice with that trans. I didn't order my car so it has some options on it that I would not have ordered. I told the salesman I wanted man 6spd, GT Premium, 3.73 axle, any interior but black and gave him three exterior colors I would accept and they found me this beast. I love this car!
It is true that FORD doesn't build the auto with alternative differential gear ratios. However, FORD Racing Performance Parts' "aftermarket tune" allows you to program the ECU for all of the popular differential gear ratios. So, most FRPP dealers will install alternative gears and reprogram the ECU.

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I obsessed with standard versus auto and ended up with the latter and am exceptionally happy. My knee acts up from time to time so no worries now.

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I got stick with my '13 V6 premium coupe. My driving is mostly country roads and state highways and I really enjoy the control and feel it gives me. Plus it forces me to stay engaged with what's going on around me and to plan my driving a bit more. I think this makes me a better/safer driver.

The first few times in city traffic was a chore even though I've been driving stick for 40 years. Took a few hundred miles to get used to the Mustang's clutch. Now it's no issue unless traffic's just inching along.

I did drive a V6 base coupe with auto before buying. The car seemed 'blah' in every way. May have been because it was the base Mustang or because the auto was paired with a V6. Whatever, I preferred my stick-shift Focus. When I drove the stick premium, it felt like a different car; one I would really like.

I have the Coyote V8 paired with 6-spd auto in my '11 F150. Have come to love that thing even though I groused about no MT option when I bought it.

Yea, I had a base auto V6 Stang for a few days while they were getting my GT ready and I immediately realized that the suspension tuning and gearing was really hurting things. If I'm correct, all V6 stock Mustangs with autos (2011+) have 2.73 gears which explains quite a bit'. Now.. get the V6 with a stick and like you said, it is very very different and actually quite potent, albeit, still no Coyote at this point. Basically, if I was to ever buy a V6 Mustang? It would either have to be a manual with Track Pack or I would be doing some serious mods out of the gate. I can imagine that just putting 3.73s or 4.10s in a V6 auto would drastically change things. (Might want to swap in a better drive shaft while you're at it). One question I have: why did Ford tune the suspension in the base V6 suspension so softly?... It's not horrible but it is bad enough where the car almost 'floats' while at highway speeds and that is something I don't think -any- Mustang should do. The base GT is considered a little soft but is FAR more controlled than the aforementioned. I can understand the tall gears though for EPA numbers. Just sayin'
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It is true that FORD doesn't build the auto with alternative differential gear ratios. However, FORD Racing Performance Parts' "aftermarket tune" allows you to program the ECU for all of the popular differential gear ratios. So, most FRPP dealers will install alternative gears and reprogram the ECU.
All I was getting at basically, was get what you want. Will FRPP dealers install these gears and still honor the factory warranty? Will other Ford dealers? Ford needs to offer these as factory equipment on the automatic cars. People who buy these cars are interested in performance, regardless of what transmission they choose, or they would buy something else.

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hi guys I am thinking about getting a 2011 or 2012 mustang GT with automatic tranny. Now does anyone konw exactly how much slower the automatic is vs the manual on circuit tracks? similar performance or big gap? any links to tracks lap times would be great. now for 1/4 0-60 etc it's pretty close right?

So other than the weak manual tranny on the GT...any other serious problems or recalls on the GT? does the engine eats up oil? I am seriously thinking about getting one, hope to have you guys help! I am looking at a 11 or 12 GT....they are pretty reasonable priced around 22 to 24k, brand new they were 30 to 35k so.....thanks guys!

Stock it's very close to m3 on circuit tracks, I would imaging after some suspension and brake mods it will be a lot faster? what do you guys usually mod and how much faster does it get? thanks again
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