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I chose the V6 over the V8. Regret it? Yes and no. Yes, in that I thought the V6 aftermarket would have gone a lot further than it has.

No, in that the fuel economy is fine and the insurance is great, and the car just plain performs plenty well for my liking.

4cyl Ecoboost, V6, V8, or FI'd V8 doesn't matter: I'd alsways be looking for more power, so the regrets are really pretty slim.

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I have a V6 and I really enjoy it as a daily driver but, if you can afford it the GT is the obvious better choice.

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Having owned both an 05 (saleen) and 06 (before I supercharged it) GT's, I kinda know the power of the 11-14 V6's :} Since I had the cash to pay for my car in full, I have no regrets. I don't dislike the V6, but I had the money for extra power so, why not

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Perfectly happy with my V6 and I've had it since July 2011. Drove the 5.0 and 3.7 for a month each (rentals) before buying.

I drive it all year, in all weather conditions and my fuel & insurance costs are low.

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Driven both, couldn't imagine not having the V8.
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I bought the V6 because of overall TCO. Cheaper up front and cheaper to run. I needed a daily driver for my insane 130 mile round trip commute at the time but I didn't want a boring car, i.e. an Accord. These V6's are hardly boring. It's quite spirited and fun to drive and looks great. A V8 woulda been more fun overall but it's complete overkill for a commuter car. I may get one someday, I do like the 2012's the best.

I do regret getting the lame 2.73 base rear end and base suspension. I shoulda got the performance package. That woulda been a fun fk'ing car!

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I trade my 2012 V6 auto for a 2014 GT manual. The V6 drove fine but I missed the stick and V8 which I had on my 08.

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About a year ago I drove a 12 v6 against a 08 gt and ended up with a 14 base v6 i loved the car but I really wanted a v8 and came across one at an awesome price and finally wound up getting my v8 and couldn't be happier

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I got the V6 for several reasons. I could have bought a GT if I wanted (my wife even gave me permission) but coming from a 320HP Trans Am, the V6 seemed plenty for a daily driver and cruising, the mileage is much better (on regular gas) and upgrading to 3.31 gears gave me the low end torque I had been missing. And one reason I've never seen mentioned by anyone else is that I wanted a white car with stone interior and stone top - the GT comes only with a black top.

Do I miss having a V8 under the hood? Occasionally. But then I go for a drive along the ocean with the top down and it doesn't seem to matter anymore.

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