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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2015 Thread Starter
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Mustang 2015 Fastback V6 OR Fastback EcoBoost

Mustang is my dream car. I got two quotas from dealers last week. One is for Fastback V6 $22200, the other is fastback ecoboost $23600. I saw some shared prices by others in autopriceshare are lower than mine. However, I think it is a fair price for me and dealers both. I compared the options difference between these two models and read some reviews about 2015 Mustang. However, I believe that the opinions from current Mustang owners are more valuable, Could any friends here give me some suggestions, V6 or EcoBoost?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015
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I test drove the V6, the premium ecoboost, and the premium V8. I ended up getting the V8 but my second choice was the ecoboost. On the test drive when i pushed the limits of the ecoboost it responded well. My work travel car is a 2013 Taurus with the ecoboost in town the mileage sucks but on the highway I am amazed at the 33mpg it gets.

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You will find a lotof bias between the V6 and Ecoboost on this forum. Take it with a grain of salt. Have you driven either? If not, drive them both and form your own opinion.
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You will find a lotof bias between the V6 and Ecoboost on this forum. Take it with a grain of salt. Have you driven either? If not, drive them both and form your own opinion.
Get the V/8 and you won't be ashamed when you crank it.
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Get the V/8 and you won't be ashamed when you crank it.
He's not asking about the V8...
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-03-2015
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"Get the V8".

Ecoboost + tune = 12.6 second quarter mile

5.0 + tune = 12.7 second quarter mile

So you guys are saying he should pay $7,000 more money for a slower car?

The advice on this forum is comical sometimes.

He asked about the I-4 vs the V-6. I haven't driven the I-4 yet but I personally would go with it because A) EcoBoost is clearly the future for Ford and B) there will be more power to be gained for the same $$$ with future mods.

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So it's all about sound?

So would you buy a 15.6 second quarter mile car as long as it sounded like a V8?

I guess it all comes down to what is important to the buyer. My 3 valve would probably lose to ANY 2015 Mustang LOL but if I was going to buy a 2015 I'd give the EcoBoost a hard look. Fast, fuel efficient, and way more potential to add power than a V6 or V8.

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I suppose if you modify the ECO it may stay with a stock V/8 but the sound will make you sick while you're doing it. V/8 or stay on the porch.........
what if he doesn't care about the v8 burble? don't be a yahoo.

for me it wasn't enough of an incentive to get the v8 either. i can barely control my v6 on the road.

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I have a Boss in the garage so the sound of my new EcoBoost is not a problem : ) I'm not doing any axle backs for this reason - maybe a downpipe, but the EB is not the best sounding engine.

I highly recommend the EB with the PP. I found one for $25,600. I also added a Cobb Stage 1 93 Tune which reeeeellllly... wakes the EB up. The EB is not a high-revving motor, but with the extra 80+foot lbs with the tune, the car pulls like a freight train from 2k-5,500k. I just put my foot in the middle of the pedal (Auto) and shift at 6K and the boost is 20lbs all the way up to 130.

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I considered the 2 and got the V6 myself. The ecoboost has about 10 more HP stock and I think its 40 pds of torque more and with a tune you can get a lot more, but thats also about max without upgrading the turbo. But youve also got a 340hp car getting about 28mpg. There are less mods out there for the V6 since the companies are pushing the Ecoboost. But even with all that, I just wanted the V6. A little less to worry about under the hood and if I decide to put a blower of some type on there, Im over 400hp. But I also only get about 22-23 MPG on my car with a good bit of country driving and a little city driving.

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I think tons of people should buy the Ecoboost cars, so Ford can meet the CAFE standards and still make V8's for the rest of us!

Having said that, I would consider one. It's funny, because folks have no problem slapping a turbo or procharger on a V8. Why all the hate for the 2.3L turbo other than sound? It's just another option for buyers that care about fuel efficiency and things like that.
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There is not enough difference in price between the two to really matter. Do you like 4cyls., then maybe the EB. It should get better gas mileage than the V6, but stock there's probably not a lot of difference in power. With the V6 you can get some axle backs and a cai, which will sound fairly good and a less complicated engine. A lot of people have older V6's and are very happy with them, but the new 3.7 is a whole different level than the 4.0. If your just wanting a stang the V6 will sound more like one than the EB. If your going to get a tune than the EB is good. You really need to decide what a Mustang is to you and which model matches that best. People can give you their opinions, but it's your opinion of what it should be like to drive a Mustang that matters.
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I ordered a V6. I don't plan one making a lot of mods, I've been there done that, The V6's can run on 87 octane and I know guys with 3.7 autos turning 14.0's with 2.73 gears and a chip. I did order the 3.55 rear end.

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I grew up through the 70s surrounded by mustangs, camaros, cudas, roadrunners, super bees, and a few cobras (cousin still restores mustangs/cobras). I worked on drag cars, roundy-round cars, and off-road vehicles. I know all of the sounds of the V8.
But even if I was deaf, I would still be able to determine that the smile on my face in punching the skinny pedal wasn't the sound, it was the G's being pulled that shoved me into the seat. The ECO-boost puts that smile on my face, bone stock.
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I think the V6 and Ecoboost are about the same in performance as delivered, 300 vs 310 HP. I guess the Ecoboost can be modified to develop
more HP than a V6 or even a stock GT. It doesn't take much to get a 3.7 V6 into the 13's, I'll find out.
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