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which 2011 v6 configuration should I go for?

I am purchasing a 2011 v6 mustang this week, and had two packages I was looking at.

One is:
Black/ Black v6 premium
MCA Package
HID lights
Rear view camera

the other is
Black /Black v6 premium
MCA package
Comfort Package
3.31 gears

Both cars are very similar in price... just want to get some opinions on which to get. Thanks.

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Your in Cali...skip the comfort package...get the 3:31's and rear view camera.

Or wait till Job #2 and get the MCA and v6 performance package (which includes 3:31's)


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That is ideally what I would want, but I need to purchase this car within the next week, and cannot wait to custom order it.

The two models i listed, were ones that are immediately available to me...

So... with that in mind which one do you think is the better option?
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get the 3:31's (2nd car listed)...fuel efficiency will go down a bit but the kick you'll get with the 3:31's will be well worth it

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get the 3:31's (2nd car listed)...fuel efficiency will go down a bit but the kick you'll get with the 3:31's will be well worth it

I agree with this and please get rid of the hockey sticks when you get it...looks much better / cleaner without
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Definitely get the 3.31.


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Thanks for the feedback. I am going to go test drive the 3.31 and 2.73 side by side to see the difference.

Ideally, i would want the HIDs and the 3.31s.... but I don't have that option. Even though the comfort package is essentially useless to me... you would still recommend the 3.31?
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Thanks for the feedback. I am going to go test drive the 3.31 and 2.73 side by side to see the difference.
Let us know what you think of each.

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Thanks for the feedback. I am going to go test drive the 3.31 and 2.73 side by side to see the difference.

Ideally, i would want the HIDs and the 3.31s.... but I don't have that option. Even though the comfort package is essentially useless to me... you would still recommend the 3.31?

It would depend on who riding SG. My wife's 5'3" and she says the standard passenger seat is like sitting in a hole. We're going to look at 1 with the comfort package to see if the 6 way power seat helps.

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So I ended up choosing the black/ black MCA with the 3.31 gears and comfort package. I went down to the dealership to test drive both, and the 3.31 was just that much more fun to drive. The standard 2.73 just seemed to have a slight hesitation when launching (still great) and the 3.31 eliminated that and made it much more fun to drive.

I pick up my car tomorrow morning
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Make sure to post some pics when you get it !!
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Your in Cali...skip the comfort package...get the 3:31's and rear view camera.

Or wait till Job #2 and get the MCA and v6 performance package (which includes 3:31's)
I went the opposite route - love the comfort package, dont really need the rear view camera (the mustang is not a big honking SUV) and get plenty of pickup from the stock gears. Ultimately its a personal choice and what you are looking to get out of your vehicle.
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Cant wait for the performance pkg.
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^^x2

Can't even order it yet.
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Black on black? Looks like a big dust magnet! And a rear view camera? I am so glad my dad taught me to back up some 55 years ago. Just a waste of money. Go with Package 2 and be happy! Just kidding, I'm glad you got the Mustang you wanted and I wish you many happy miles.


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