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I just recently traded in my 2006 for a 2011 GT for the sole purpose of having the 5.0. I did look at a 2010 but didn't actually test drive it. I like the sound of 2006 4.6 3v engine allot better than this coyote that's for sure. But yea, it's faster. Make sure you get the 3.73 gears if you can. In my 2006 GT I averaged about 19 mpg. In this 5.0 I get about 17.6. If you plan to change out the stereo, be looking to spend $400 just on the installation kit. That is a big downer in my opinion. I've had my 5.0 for about a month and so far, have had no engine trouble, though It does seem to use a bit of oil. I've used about a qt after 5-6k. Both of the motors in my seats have gone bad tho and that really sucks since you have to replace the entire track for $300 each. 1 week after my purchase, the driver side seat stopped working. I got it fixed under warranty. about 3 thousand miles later and an expired warranty, the passenger side stopped working, too.

Sure it's about 3 grand more expensive, but in my opinion, the 5.0 is worth it. I mean, that's what a mustang is all about, right? The muscle. I can't understand why somebody would buy a muscle car without the muscle. 315 vs 412... more muscle. A mustang is supposed to be a fast car. Think about it, you don't want to lose a straight to a guy driving a Focus. No! You want him to know you've got a stang with a 5.0 V8. People buy mustangs for the power. If you're going to buy a mustang... buy a mustang. A real mustang. Not the watered down version. Get the 5.0 badge and the 412hp.


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I just recently traded in my 2006 for a 2011 GT for the sole purpose of having the 5.0. I did look at a 2010 but didn't actually test drive it. I like the sound of 2006 4.6 3v engine allot better than this coyote that's for sure. But yea, it's faster. Make sure you get the 3.73 gears if you can. In my 2006 GT I averaged about 19 mpg. In this 5.0 I get about 17.6. If you plan to change out the stereo, be looking to spend $400 just on the installation kit. That is a big downer in my opinion. I've had my 5.0 for about a month and so far, have had no engine trouble, though It does seem to use a bit of oil. I've used about a qt after 5-6k. Both of the motors in my seats have gone bad tho and that really sucks since you have to replace the entire track for $300 each. 1 week after my purchase, the driver side seat stopped working. I got it fixed under warranty. about 3 thousand miles later and an expired warranty, the passenger side stopped working, too.

Sure it's about 3 grand more expensive, but in my opinion, the 5.0 is worth it. I mean, that's what a mustang is all about, right? The muscle. I can't understand why somebody would buy a muscle car without the muscle. 315 vs 412... more muscle. A mustang is supposed to be a fast car. Think about it, you don't want to lose a straight to a guy driving a Focus. No! You want him to know you've got a stang with a 5.0 V8. People buy mustangs for the power. If you're going to buy a mustang... buy a mustang. A real mustang. Not the watered down version. Get the 5.0 badge and the 412hp.
This can happen with a 5.0 versus a RS Focus.


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This can happen with a 5.0 versus a RS Focus.
I would totally trade in my 3.7 for an RS. Love my car, but I do wish I would've waited and saved a bit more up for a 5.0

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Sure it's about 3 grand more expensive, but in my opinion, the 5.0 is worth it. I mean, that's what a mustang is all about, right? The muscle. I can't understand why somebody would buy a muscle car without the muscle. 315 vs 412... more muscle. A mustang is supposed to be a fast car. Think about it, you don't want to lose a straight to a guy driving a Focus. No! You want him to know you've got a stang with a 5.0 V8. People buy mustangs for the power. If you're going to buy a mustang... buy a mustang. A real mustang. Not the watered down version. Get the 5.0 badge and the 412hp.
I think those of us who were actually around when the Mustang was introduced would disagree. The "real" Mustang in 1964 came with a 170 CID inline six cylinder producing an enormous 101 horsepower or a 260 CID V8 with an outstanding 164 horsepower. Horsepower was not the goal of the "real" Mustang - it was introduced as a sporty 2+2 coupe that would be a more practical and less expensive replacement for the earlier 2-seat Thunderbird. The aim was to attract young baby boomers so it had to be inexpensive and therefore use as many parts as possible from other Ford models. It was only later that the Mustang joined the horsepower war of the '60s and early '70s that were dominated by larger cars such as the Chevelle, Charger, GTO and Galaxie.

The Mustang has always been available in models ranging from "commuter" to "drag strip" and now to "true sports car". In fact, the overwhelming majority of Mustangs ever sold have not been performance versions (for example, in 2012 the V6 outsold the GT two-to-one). So a "real" Mustang is actually a V6 and the GT is relatively unusual.
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The Mustang has always been available in models ranging from "commuter" to "drag strip" and now to "true sports car". In fact, the overwhelming majority of Mustangs ever sold have not been performance versions (for example, in 2012 the V6 outsold the GT two-to-one). So a "real" Mustang is actually a V6 and the GT is relatively unusual.
The extra $10k for the GT over the V6 kind of influences the numbers sold

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We can debate and not argue as to what a Mustang is until no one wants to read this post. the OP wanted to know what to get between a 10' GT or 11' GT. I really enjoy discussing the Mustang as much as the rest of us, for days on end even. IMHO the OP should take the info and make his/her own decision.
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IMO if it's between a 2010 and 2011+ GT, get the 2011+

Look at it this way, if you get the 2010 and leave it stock, you'll probably wind up wishing you had the extra 100hp of a 5.0 at some point. At that point you can either live with it, or spend a bunch of money trying to get another 100hp out of the old 3v.
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You could spend probably less than you would upgrading the 3v and just get the 5.0. The power will be more reliable and you can push it further still if you want.
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I wonder what the OP ended up getting?

So to take a new twist and add to this thread on the original subject at hand.

As far as reliability which is the better choice between the 2010 and say the 2011+?

I know the 2010 have the what is said to be bullet proof 4.6 and transmission while the 2011+ seem to have clutch/transmission lock outs, engine tick, and a couple other things.

Having owned both a 2006 GT with the 4.6 and the 2011 GT with the 5.0 I am still myself unsure on which would be the best option between the 2010 and say the 2011 GT's considering reliability and the like. If this is about performance then yes 2011+ as it comes stock with 100+ more hp/tq, but what about reliability as that is also important.

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I can't speak to the 2011+, but suspect the problems we hear about are exaggerated, we only hear about the few problem cars and don't hear about all the good ones.

My 2010 has been rock-solid reliable for over 90K miles so far. I have replaced the battery twice (second time on battery warranty); had a minor issue with the Shaker 500 that was fixed under warranty; had the buzzing trunk latch issue that was fixed under warranty; and now have some clunkiness in the suspension which might have to do with age or modifications. The transmission is a bit stiff when very cold; and I crunch 3rd gear occaisionally. Some mice got in and chewed one of the windshield washer hoses. Other than that it is pretty much perfect.

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I wonder what the OP ended up getting?

So to take a new twist and add to this thread on the original subject at hand.

As far as reliability which is the better choice between the 2010 and say the 2011+?

I know the 2010 have the what is said to be bullet proof 4.6 and transmission while the 2011+ seem to have clutch/transmission lock outs, engine tick, and a couple other things.

Having owned both a 2006 GT with the 4.6 and the 2011 GT with the 5.0 I am still myself unsure on which would be the best option between the 2010 and say the 2011 GT's considering reliability and the like. If this is about performance then yes 2011+ as it comes stock with 100+ more hp/tq, but what about reliability as that is also important.

Thoughts?
OK, here's my opinion on the OP:
I say he never got either one and he never had an intent to get one. He was only here to try to promote a YouTube channel that he has about cars.

I had an 06 GT and now have a 13 GT. The 06 actually did sound a lot better!! The 13 is obviously faster. Think I like the 13 better. It just looks cooler and there are so many more cool little features such as ambient lighting, sequential taillights, etc.

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I am really considering a 2010 GT over a 2011+ 5.0. The 2010's seem to be a better lower price so in theory a better "deal". I am struggling as nothing against V6', but I know myself and I see it here all the time people start beating themselves up wising they had the GT. I am scared if I buy a 2010 I will beat myself up for not getting a 2011+ 5.0. The new 2011 V6's have almost the punch of a 2010 GT. So pretty much comparable and same concept except the 2010 GT is still a V8 and sounds amazing at that.

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. . . . I am scared if I buy a 2010 I will beat myself up for not getting a 2011+ 5.0. The new 2011 V6's have almost the punch of a 2010 GT. . . . .

I don't beat myself up over my decision to get the 2010; but I do second-guess it from time to time and think about trading it in. Then I look at the price difference and decide I'm good with what I have . . . . for now, until the next time I browse the ads, LOL.


I never second guess the decision to get the 2010 GT over the 2011+ V6. The peak horsepower may be similar but the power delivery and feel is quite different; and yeah the V8 sound alone is worth at least a couple thousand bucks premium.

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I know I'm going to drag race my car so, it's 5.0 all the way. This is my fifth Mustang, all 5.0s, starting in 68 and culminating with the 14 I own now. I had to throw 100 shot of jug on the 14 to make it interesting at the drags (bc auto) so, no way the 4.6 would ever have done it for me.

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I don't beat myself up over my decision to get the 2010; but I do second-guess it from time to time and think about trading it in. Then I look at the price difference and decide I'm good with what I have . . . . for now, until the next time I browse the ads, LOL.


I never second guess the decision to get the 2010 GT over the 2011+ V6. The peak horsepower may be similar but the power delivery and feel is quite different; and yeah the V8 sound alone is worth at least a couple thousand bucks premium.
No I am not considering a V6 was just comparing. It is V8 or nothing for me when it comes to a Mustang. Although the turbo 4's are somewhat appealing just because they have potential with little add ons and just tuning.

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No I am not considering a V6 was just comparing. It is V8 or nothing for me when it comes to a Mustang. Although the turbo 4's are somewhat appealing just because they have potential with little add ons and just tuning.
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