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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014 Thread Starter
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08 GT or 14 base?

Ok so my budget is right around 20k cash, after taxes tags titles etc. I had posted a week or so ago and narrowed it down to a 14 base v6 but damn I loved how the v8 drove today. (Both are black and manual, two things that I will not compromise ever).
The v6 is esentially outta the shop. Has some test drive miles. The gt... ok it has 66k miles.. but it looks soo much better to me and I think its just the body style, the fog lights idk. The hp is the same but I noticed the torquier ride in the gt

Well this is gonna be my first mustang guys and the week of August 11th is when I pick it up. Ive been driving an 03 eclipse gt (stick of course) for the list 5 years and im ready for my stang. This is hard. I know why get a car with 66k miles when u can mod this or buy a 2010 gt or keep looking around etc. Ive narrowed it down so whattaya think guys. I loved both. Poll of course.. Oh and the v6 is 17345, the gt is 16600 but negotiable.


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Where did the miles on the v6 come from? Was it a test drive ***** vehicle?


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The miles arent specific to that car since that dealership has 4 or 5 `14 base v6`s.. ill edit that part out. The one I drove had 800 I think im sub consciously trying to get It out of my mind that its a brand new car.. not sure why.

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I love the 2005-2009 GT body style. It's what got me back into Ford. I like the front of the 2011-2014 GTs, but that back end just kills me.

V6- Pros- cheaper insurance, gas mileage, fewer miles, still very reliable.
GT- Pros- torque, looks, sound, tons of performance parts, already done most of it's value depreciation
V6- Cons- fastest I've ever seen was like an 11.8 1/4 and it had over $10k in it, still a new car (won't be worth as much in 10 years)
GT- Cons- gas mileage, higher miles (I had 120k on my last GT, kicking strong), insurance

I personally prefer the 2005-2009 GTs. If the 2008 GT has brown coil boots and the 2008-2010 style heads, I'd jump on it. If insurance and fuel economy are an issue, the 3.7 V6s are great cars.

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Great analysis and totally with you on those pros and cons. I dont like the new back either or the front but its a good looking car overall. The bodystyle of the 08 is flawless to me however. Gas mileage ill live with but would the insurance really be higher on the gt even if its older and not a "brand new sports car"? I didnt feel as cozy or in control with the v6. I had a smile on my face the whole time in the gt. I love the headlights and interior and the newer look I guess you could say. Its always been "my next car is gonna be a black mustang" but now narrowing it down is tough.

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I don't think mpg is really that different. There's a thread in the V6 section about highway mpg and I don't see much difference in combined mpg from the V6 to the 4.6. I'm anywhere between 23 and 25 mpg for the last 3years that includes flexing a little muscle at least once a day.

Same with insurance, is it really gonna be that much of a difference if any?

Sounds like your already leaning towards the GT. I think you'll regret getting the 14.

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Why not go with a Bullitt? I believe they made those in black and they're a special edition to boot. Although, if you had your heart set on fogs, they don't have them.


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You can buy a 2011 GT for 20K.

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For $20,000, you should be able to get the GT and throw on a Roush TVS 2300 supercharger. A ~200hp/200tq jump..

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Personally I'd go with the '14 v6. While not quite as fun to drive, it still has the same HP as the older GT, and I'd prefer to have a new car with a warranty, and the features that come standard on the 14's like HID headlights, and Aux input, etc. Plus I wouldn't want to pay 20K for something with 66k miles and 6 years of (probably hard) driving, where it might start to need items replaced. Or if you really want a GT, maybe go for an 05-06, you should be able to snag one of those with like 80k miles for around 12k and save some money for later repairs or mods.

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^ yep a lot will depend on your appetite for unexpected maintenance. If you know who owned it previously and can verify records you should be able to piece together it's history to see what will come due for replacement sooner rather than later. That'll mitigate some of the risk.

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He has 20k to spend. The GT is goin for $16,600 and that's negotiable.

I like the idea of the 08 GT plus left over money to boost or the 2011 GT.

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To answer the question posed by the OP, sounds like you are set on one of the two, and leaning towards the GT. Call insurance, compare the rates on the two, we can only guess at that. Gas mileage you are fine with, so no issues there. I would, as mentioned, review the history of the car, if looks good, and car checks out, go for it. Plus you will have money left over for mods if you want, or just money left over for a rainy day fund.

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there's been more than one mustang in the past that I didn't much care for until it was started. Sometimes it's more the sound I like than anything else. Won't get that with a V6. I can buy any car with a V6 if that's what I wanted. Just my opinion.


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