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The auto comes standard with 2.73 gears as well. I know because my 3.31 were a 395 option.


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Manuals may have the potential to be faster, but auto's are unarguably faster consistently. I ran my cousin's 2010 GT at the 1/4 mile and I did 14.227, 14.176, and 14.168. He and his manual ran a 14.6, a 17.2, and a 13.8. Yeah, he may have gotten a better time in the end, but he had to make excuses twice as to why I beat him the first two times. To be fast in a manual, you need to have the experience and you need to be used to your car. I'm sure it's also much much more rewarding to get a fast time in a manual on the flip side.

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Manuals may have the potential to be faster, but auto's are unarguably faster consistently. I ran my cousin's 2010 GT at the 1/4 mile and I did 14.227, 14.176, and 14.168. He and his manual ran a 14.6, a 17.2, and a 13.8. Yeah, he may have gotten a better time in the end, but he had to make excuses twice as to why I beat him the first two times. To be fast in a manual, you need to have the experience and you need to be used to your car. I'm sure it's also much much more rewarding to get a fast time in a manual on the flip side.
I agree with this too, but to be consistent in a manual at the track you need to have a good set of sticky tires, launch at the same RPM and shift at the same RPM.

There is only one choice for me and that is manual all the way!! Nothing wrong with an automatic, just not my cup of tea. I've been bangin' gears for 31 years now and hopefully for quite a few more down the road!
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manual is fun, plus automatics sound like crap with exhaust systems, they sound like little toy cars when they shift no matter if its a 4cyl or a v12(unless a dual clutch rev matching auto)

I drive in some god awful traffic and I don't mind it with my manual.
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OP it depends on what you want..

if you are asking is one better than the other, the answer is they are both good transmissions, and should not give you any issues. The auto is a very good automatic.

personally my city is clogged with traffic. If im driving all day, being stuck in 2 hours of traffic is pretty standard. For me, my city kind of forces me to get the automatic. I don't regret it at all, the cars still insanely fun to drive.
If I lived in the more rural areas, I'd have likely gone manual.
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I had a manual car almost 3 years ago now, my first. I wrecked it and had been driving an auto ever since. I missed it so much I had to have another and it's what I picked for my Mustang.

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Keep in mind that the standard Rear End gears are 2.71 with the manual, but 3.31 with the Auto. They put the 2.71 in the manual to improve the gas mileage, but it's still 2 MPG less that the Auto,. Plus most guys on here want to change the 2.71's, which will drop your highway MPG further.

But the no one buys a Mustang for the MPG.

Depending on were you live, there may not be that many manuals to choose from.

The Automatic transmission in the 2013 Mustang, has 3 modes. "D" which is really economy, "S" sport shift for more aggressive automatic gear selection, and a fully manual gear selection mode of all 6 gears. The torque converter locks up in 4th, 5th & 6th, thus no slip and the good MPG ratings.

I only drove manual cars for the first 30 years of my driving. Even when I was married with kids I special ordered a Dodge Aries station wagon with a manual.
But I love the Auto in my Mustang.

Ignore this post it is completely wrong.

First of all the manual and the auto both come with standard 2.73 gear ratio in the US.

Second, no the auto doesn't at all beat the manual in MPG either. Look up anyone with a manual who records they can get a solid 34MPG highway with the 6-speed manual.

In my opinion, get the manual, regardless of traffic because I deal with traffic sometimes too, you are engaged with the driving experience, and it takes skill.

Times may not be as consistent as the auto, but that isn't important at all what so ever, what's important, is you're having fun.

And for the last time, the manual doesn't get less than the Auto, EPA isn't always completely accurate. You control what you want your MPG to be; shift below 2.5 RPMS every time I guarantee you'll be getting good numbers.
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manual is fun, plus automatics sound like crap with exhaust systems, they sound like little toy cars when they shift no matter if its a 4cyl or a v12(unless a dual clutch rev matching auto)

I drive in some god awful traffic and I don't mind it with my manual.
gotta disagree on you with this my pypes dosent sound nothing like this at all that depends on which type you get and how you drive the car every day.etc....

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gotta disagree on you with this my pypes dosent sound nothing like this at all that depends on which type you get and how you drive the car every day.etc....
Yeah from a standstill and you rev it it'll sound the same as a manual version of your car, but get on it and when it shifts it just doesn't sound right, im sure you know what I mean. You can tell what car is a manual or an automatic just by the sound.
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Looks to me that in 2013 the auto has 3.31 standard and manual is 2.73 with 3.31 in PP manual..heres fords link..FNGFOG

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I bought the V6 manual. I can handle the ribbing for buying a six cylinder Mustang, but the shame of an automatic V6 would be too much for me to bear.....lol.

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I agree totally with post #38. Very well put.

I'm saving money like a fiend right now, for a 2 door Jeep Wrangler Sport S. I'm going to order it, when the time comes. Top of my list is a 3.37 limited slip rear end, along with the 6 speed manual tranny. If you ever get the chance to drive a new Jeep with their new V6, and the manual tranny, Do it. They shift and drive soooo nice.

Everybody's different. Autos are OK, But to me it's like driving a golf cart.

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I have an auto because 1- never really drove a manual so I was a little hesitant 2- got a good deal on the car and it was love at first sight just love the blue. But I do have some regrets because the small amount I drove the manual was just more fun. there is more to do then just pressing on the gas. I would suggest going manual.


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OP it depends on what you want..

if you are asking is one better than the other, the answer is they are both good transmissions, and should not give you any issues. The auto is a very good automatic.

personally my city is clogged with traffic. If im driving all day, being stuck in 2 hours of traffic is pretty standard. For me, my city kind of forces me to get the automatic. I don't regret it at all, the cars still insanely fun to drive.
If I lived in the more rural areas, I'd have likely gone manual.
Hey - I know exactly what you mean. I have been in the Abbotsford to Vancouver traffic everyday for the last few years and do not regret the auto at all.....
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