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Should i trade my V6 08' for a V8 93'?

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No...you know exactly what you have & the issues....no matter what the seller states...you still don't really know what potential issues there are


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plus yours is newer, better resale value, and more horsepower, looks nicer imo, and like stated you dont know the problems, plus you have less miles even if it is a lot newer.
plus based on 12,000 or 15,000 a year rule your not that much higher on mileage. plus people aren;t buying those old cars that much right now you would lose in that detail regardless if its only 129,000 miles.

i sold my 1993 jeep cherokee with 15,000$ in upgrades for 5,000 and it had 180,000 miles. they aren't getting newer and their retail value isn't going up.

and if you don't plan on building it then it wont be really any faster then your car now



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is the v8 bug getting to you? Would I sell or trade or car for a v8? Yes without a doubt. For a foxbody? No. Those cars are sad in stock forum and its gonna take some time and money to make it fast. The only good thing about them is parts are cheap but prepare to save up some cash if you plan to mod it
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I wouldn't trade it. Sell it and get cash if you want to get rid of it.

I think a few people here are confusing the 4.0L motor with the newer 3.7 v6. The 4.0L is only good for 210hp/240tq...not as much as a 87-93 5.0L....it's not a huge difference but the 5.0 would be 10x better value in upgrading if you want an enthusiast car, and even in stock form with the same driver it's faster than the 4.0 every time...

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$8,500 car for a $3,500 car.. Hmm... And a foxbody at that... Ew.

Just sell your car on the street and use the money for the down payment of a new 5.0...

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I like the 2010-2014 redesign much better than the 05-09..That being said, I would take a clean fox coupe and some spending money over a new vanilla v6..it's all preference and what you want to do with the car. If you need it as a DD, stick with a newer model. If you want to tinker and you're learning, best bang for the buck would be the fox.

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Thanks

Thanks guys . Im really thinking about it but inthink im going to be patient and get a fox on the side and keep my pony V6
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If you give your car a good wash, polish, and coat of wax, that will increase the condition from "average" very easily. A good-looking coat of paint is worth a lot on these cars. I have a very similar car (a few thousand miles more), and I was offered $10,000 cash by a guy last weekend when I was washing it. I have no way to know how serious/capable he was, but he kept trying to negotiate when I told him no.

Otherwise, don't trade the '08 in for a car 15 years older. The difference in safety equipment/design alone is worth more than any extra power from the older bigger engine. Besides, if you want a V8 just for the power, you probably want it to be a side project, and you would need a daily driver.
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I think I have noticed a syndrome from reading threads in this forum. People become so sick of driving S197 V6 Mustangs that they consider trading it in for an older V8 car. Is the V6 that bad?

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Cem Sengul, I think its more a stigma that it is a Ranger engine than anything else. I have both a 06' V6 and 12' V8 and enjoy both.

The V6 has been problem free except for the infamous thermostat housing leak. And of course at the height of the S197 you could find inexpensive GT take-offs (axle back, wheels/tires, Brakes, struts, etc, to upgrade the car at the same time adding a CAI and Tune relatively cheap.

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wow you got that issue, my friend has a 05 Mustang V6 that is at 68,000 miles and he only had to have his alternator replaced

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