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New to the group. Need some help.

I may get blasted for this but bare with me please. Lol. I used to have a mustang years ago and I miss it. I am getting a new to me stand next month or two. Looking at getting a 2002-2004 v6 possibly v8. Sadly it has to be automatic because I can't drive a stick. Sad I know. Tried to learn, I swear. My question is which do u prefer? I don't want it to stay stock. I like my cars with power. What mods do you prefer? All mods will be done in a shop by a professional only for the fact that i don't have the tools.

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V8 hands down. Mods- other than suspension the only go fast parts that are really worth spending money would be forced induction or a new set of cylinder heads and cam. All of the bolt-on stuff in the catalog is just noise and they won't make a slow car fast. If you don't have the budget to swing that a steeper set of rearend gears will make you feel faster at least.


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If you want any power, or just even the illusion of power, V8.

The 1999-2004 GT's aren't all that fast but can be made to be if you have a little $$ to sink into it. The V6's are pretty much dogs, don't waste your time with one of those cars.

And learn how to drive a manual trans car. Go rent a Chevy Aveo or some crapbox from somewhere for a weekend so you can burn up the clutch on somebody else's car while you figure it out. It isn't that hard and it is a much more rewarding driving experience in a car like this.


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SoCal2V I will try that. My husband tried to teach me but I was panicking and stalling out.
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V8...there are some bolt ons worth their money but most of them are sh*t, ask me how I know...off road midpipe, tune, good tires, and gears are all worth their money. After that, nitrous/supercharger/turbo...good luck and let us know what direction you go.

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Nothing wrong with an automatic transmission behind a V8. Stall torque converter, J-Mod, and a tune will allow you to shift better/faster than most people can shift a manual transmission. Just make sure you get the V8 or you will never be satisfied...
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SoCal2V I will try that. My husband tried to teach me but I was panicking and stalling out.
Definitely give it a shot by yourself. I tried to teach my wife years ago, and between her nervousness and my lack of patience, it was a disaster. She went out by herself later and learned on her own.

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If you get an Auto, I'll trade you for my manual

V8...there are some bolt ons worth their money but most of them are sh*t, ask me how I know...off road midpipe, tune, good tires, and gears are all worth their money. After that, nitrous/supercharger/turbo...good luck and let us know what direction you go.
Gears and tires are good, the others listed kinda fall into the sht category.



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Gears and tires are good, the others listed kinda fall into the sht category.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

I think the glue you are sniffing is getting to you...

Midpipe is a good mod, for sound and a decent gain for the price..

Tune is always good and always worth it...

Agree to disagree

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I think the glue you are sniffing is getting to you...



Midpipe is a good mod, for sound and a decent gain for the price..



Tune is always good and always worth it...



Agree to disagree

Eh yeah I know aftermarket mid-pipes and tunes add a little power but to me the possible 10 hp gain isn't enough to justify the cost.
Agreed to disagree.


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Welcome to the site!

I agree with the others... buy a GT! I never understood the alure of a V6 Mustang. It's a small car with a small trunk and a small back seat...basically a very impractical vehicle. So the ONLY reason to buy one is to have fun driving (i.e., go FAST!). And so the V6 in a Mustang is totally pointless. Ford shouldn't have even built them.

Having said that... enjoy whatever you buy and welcome to the forum...I discovered that there are some good people here to help!

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Welcome to the site!

I agree with the others... buy a GT! I never understood the alure of a V6 Mustang. It's a small car with a small trunk and a small back seat...basically a very impractical vehicle. So the ONLY reason to buy one is to have fun driving (i.e., go FAST!). And so the V6 in a Mustang is totally pointless. Ford shouldn't have even built them.

Having said that... enjoy whatever you buy and welcome to the forum...I discovered that there are some good people here to help!

They built them because they could sell them cheaper and return they could sell a butt ton of them, and that they did.


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My 02 is a automatic. I drive truck for a living and I get tired of shifting. Good luck

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