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ecoboost or v6

First of all v8 is the way to go, I get it but it goes over what I can afford.

I love the new style of the Mustang.

What I can't decide is eco boost or v6.
Power is not a concern for me the way and distance I drive.

Eco is more expensive and with few options goes over the basic GT.

Thoughts?

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if I wasn't gonna spring for the Eco I'd go for the bare bones V6


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If a mildly optioned EB is more than a base GT and you can't afford a base GT, then it seems clear that a V6 is in your future.
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First of all v8 is the way to go, I get it but it goes over what I can afford.

I love the new style of the Mustang.

What I can't decide is eco boost or v6.
Power is not a concern for me the way and distance I drive.

Eco is more expensive and with few options goes over the basic GT.

Thoughts?

Thank you
If those were my only options I guess I would go for the eco if mpg is the concern. Although I am not really sure what the difference is between the two on mpg. Although if you really want the v8 I would wait until you can afford it. You will regret it later not getting what you want, atleast I did with my last stang.
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Depends really on what options (if any) you want. The V6 isn't really available with much of anything whereas the Eco has many more things available.

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First of all v8 is the way to go, I get it but it goes over what I can afford.

I love the new style of the Mustang.

What I can't decide is eco boost or v6.
Power is not a concern for me the way and distance I drive.

Eco is more expensive and with few options goes over the basic GT.

Thoughts?

Thank you
Only real advantage of Ecoboost is performance - torque, acceleration etc. Almost same MPG as V6. I think the "best buy" - if you aren't into "performance" is the V6. Actually, the V6 with a few modifications - like one of the aftermarket tunes - is a really fun car. I ran mine at Carolina Motorsports Park road course and had a ball in it. The American Muscle aftermarket "street tune" makes a nice improvement in throttle response and low end performance. I'd do the V6 again and again.

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First of all v8 is the way to go, I get it but it goes over what I can afford.

I love the new style of the Mustang.

What I can't decide is eco boost or v6.
Power is not a concern for me the way and distance I drive.

Eco is more expensive and with few options goes over the basic GT.

Thoughts?

Thank you
From what I read the Ecoboost is no faster then the V-6, get worse mileage, and they want you to pay more for it? I'm thinking V-6
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I recently received a video from Ford Racing email. You can YouTube it. It's the .99 challenge. They ran 3 2015 mustangs. EcoBoost. 5.0 N/A, and SC 5.0. The EcoBoost was surprising.
My choice would fall not with performance so much but how the car feels and sounds.


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I would roll an EB/PP/MT car all day over a V6.

No doubt about it. Getting more power out of the EB should prove to be pretty easy, and the car is lighter.

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