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Just curious. Im deciding over leasing a 2006 Mustang GT and a 07 Honda Civic. Dont know what to get. I want a mustang because of the power, but I want a civic because of the good gas mileage. Also, can someone try to convince me to get the GT over a regular v6 mustang?


One more questions(sorry, just curious), I want to get a GT mustang if I can, but I want an automatic one since I dotn know how to drive stick. Whats will be different from a manual and automatic mustang? Does the automatic still accelerate as quickly or almost as quickly?

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nolo451 said:
Just curious. Im deciding over leasing a 2006 Mustang GT and a 07 Honda Civic. Dont know what to get. I want a mustang because of the power, but I want a civic because of the good gas mileage. Also, can someone try to convince me to get the GT over a regular v6 mustang?


One more questions(sorry, just curious), I want to get a GT mustang if I can, but I want an automatic one since I dotn know how to drive stick. Whats will be different from a manual and automatic mustang? Does the automatic still accelerate as quickly or almost as quickly?

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Get the car that will be the most fun for you... we don't happen upon this planet very often or for very long.

I believe the auto and stick are pretty close.
 

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Im going to be going off to college in the fall like 5 hours away from here. Some things I thought about are how when I drive right now in my 96' Civic, I cant pass up cars fast when I need to and I HATE THAT. Im so used to passing cars so easily when I used to drive my dads 99' Chevy Silverado V8, but with this dumb V4 Honda Civic I have now it so hard to pass up cars on the left lanes so I have to settle to drive in the middle lanes a lot becayuse it just takes too much power to drive at those speeds I want to drive comfortably with. and doing that drains the gas in my car too. If im going to be using up a lot of gas then I think I may want the GT...Hopefully by May I will get it. I just need to save up $6,000. I want to lease because by then I would want to get a new car with me finishing college and all. Another thing I hate is when people pass me up, and theres nothing I can do about it and I just feel so dumb and embarrassed when people pass me up, I hate that. I love it when someone tries to pass me up abd I just step on it and show them that they arent gonna pass me. Yeah, I know, I know it sounds childish, but whatever thats the way I am.:eyepoppin
 

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btw, Im going to testdrive it on Tuesday next week. I know Im not going to buy it until April, but I just want to drive it so bad!
 

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I think once you drive the Mustang, you will not want the ricer mobile. What I like about the stick mainly is during cornering, to me it just seems like more power and control. It does not take that long to learn to drive a stick. But whatever, There is nothing like pulling up to a light at a two lane road that merges into one lane and some idiot on the right tries to cut in front of you when the light changes, ain't going to happen in the Mustang. That is one of my best feelings when it happens :laughlitt . Like I said before, once you try it, you will see what I mean.
 
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my 2006 mustang is indeed loud enough......i have raced gt stick and automatic...very very close in speed...tooo close to call...2007 civic or 2006 stang..?normally i'd laugh but having seen the direction gas is going...hmmm..if youre going to college...i'm afraid i have to say and god forgive me....get the civic
 

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There is such a huge difference between the two cars you are looking at to buy. What are you really looking for? Pure Performance or Economy! The Mustang in either V-6 @ 200HP or the GT @ 300HP. are alot of car for a new driver. Insurance rates will kill you on the GT and the V-6 won't be much cheaper. The Mustang although really fun to drive also can be a handful. The Honda will give you great gas mileage have cheaper insurance rates and the tuners love those cars for mods. If you were my son (which I have 2 starting college this fall) it's a no brainer. They both have nice cars to go to college with with no payments and good on gas. I have the GT...
 

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There is such a huge difference between the two cars you are looking at to buy. What are you really looking for? Pure Performance or Economy! The Mustang in either V-6 @ 200HP or the GT @ 300HP. are alot of car for a new driver. Insurance rates will kill you on the GT and the V-6 won't be much cheaper. The Mustang although really fun to drive also can be a handful. The Honda will give you great gas mileage have cheaper insurance rates and the tuners love those cars for mods. If you were my son (which I have 2 starting college this fall) it's a no brainer. They both have nice cars to go to college with with no payments and good on gas. I have the GT...
Seriously....they are two completely diff cars. One is fast one is not, one drinks gas, the other doesnt as much(bottom line). When I went to college, my parents bought me a '01 V6. I'm glad they didnt buy me the GT cuz that thing got a little dinged at school. Kids dont care if they accidentally hit anther car, they'll just drive off. So when I gradauted I sold that one and bought my current lover. At my sis's college some drunk kids set one on fire...they really don't care what they do to other peoples cars there. So I'd also consider that before plunking down another 10k on a car.

As far as which one gets more noticed, more fun to drive, I don't think any of us here have to answer that question for you:tongue . The new stang is an adrenaline rush everytime you go WOT. Good luck and let us know what you choose!

PS IF you can afford the car, the price of the insurance shouldn't matter.
 
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easy now...dont mislead the lad...the price of the stang is incredible for what it does...but the price of its insurance is not too friendly...once you start buying books at the school the choice gets even clearer...if you arent a spoiled rich kid whose parents are going to foot the bill on EVERYTHING...better take a deep breath and walk away from that ford showroom.dont fret it kid...the s197 body just got started...it'll be around new when your done...the 06 mustang is incredible... i love it to death but if i were in college i'd rather have the money i'd save with the civic to spend on strip joints and beer....oh yeah...and a few books
 

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btw, Im going to testdrive it on Tuesday next week. I know Im not going to buy it until April, but I just want to drive it so bad!
If you are considering buying the V6, do NOT test drive the GT. Once you drive the GT there is no going back.
 

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easy now...dont mislead the lad...the price of the stang is incredible for what it does...but the price of its insurance is not too friendly...once you start buying books at the school the choice gets even clearer...if you arent a spoiled rich kid whose parents are going to foot the bill on EVERYTHING...better take a deep breath and walk away from that ford showroom.dont fret it kid...the s197 body just got started...it'll be around new when your done...the 06 mustang is incredible... i love it to death but if i were in college i'd rather have the money i'd save with the civic to spend on strip joints and beer....oh yeah...and a few books
I think the insurance depends one where you live, past driving history, age, etc. I really don't think mine is that bad considering I'm 24 and this is my first indep ins. policy(im paying about 1400 a year). close to a 30k sports car may be reasonable, but not for someone who is just going into college(of course some kids are "well off" but thats not who im refering to)

I still stand by, "if you can afford the car, you can afford the insurance."
 

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I think the insurance depends one where you live, past driving history, age, etc. I really don't think mine is that bad considering I'm 24 and this is my first indep ins. policy(im paying about 1400 a year). close to a 30k sports car may be reasonable, but not for someone who is just going into college(of course some kids are "well off" but thats not who im refering to)

I still stand by, "if you can afford the car, you can afford the insurance."
First, I would like to know who your insurance is through? I'm 24 and I'm paying 1900 a year ... I feel like i'm taking it on this one when i hear someone paying a lot lesss than I am for a GT.

Now back to the thread ... first if you are just heading off to college, pretty much listen to the previous threads. I would say don't buy a brand new car when you go off to college. I was dumb and had two brand new cars during college making payments all 4 years i was there. And now I'm on my 5th different car since I was 16, and I don't have as much saved up to show for it (trading in a lot gets you upside down :) ). What you should do is drive the crap out of that honda, it will last, and you won't worry about drunk idiots hitting it (oh it will happen ... whether they are driving or walking), cause you don't plan on keeping it for long anyways. Personally I would just keep the current car you have and save your money. You will need it for when you get a new one after college, or if your parents don't pay for your college you can use it toward that crazy huge loan you will have after you are done with school.

One last thing though ... if you must absolutely have a mustang. I would keep the civic for two reasons. One as a dinker to drive around in ... two you can use the civic as your primary driver for insurance, and the mustang as a secondary. Both those cars insured together will be cheaper than the mustang alone. Trust me I've looked into this ... and the insurance people automatically assume you will make the honda the primary ... they aren't stupid (they know people always want to save money)
 

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in college huh, realistically, i would get the civic. i know i couldnt afford a mustang in college. one thing nice about hondas too is if you take good care of them, they hold thier value really well, (especially if you can afford the EX) so you can always trade in your civic for a stang in a few years. mustang will still be here. my wife had a 02 6 cyl manual 2 door civic when we met. that little sucker would get it. hit 140 + like it was nothing too....

you might just have to be patient like i was. waited 8 years to get a mustang. it was well worth the wait though...:tongue
 

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The thing is that I made a siezeable amount of money last year and at the same time, I won at an Indian reservation casino($8,000), So I have a nice chunk of chnage theere. As I said, Im not looking to buy, but rather lease it. I looked into it and a GT would run about for $13,000 for two years with the options that I want. Insurance would not be an issue, as I would find one that would best suit my needs, Im hoping somkething around $150-$260 for insurance a month(is that reasonable for a mustang?) Im no rich kid, but I have made a lot of my own money and have been a penny pincher all year long, I was literally saving quarters. After doing the math, I figure I should be able to pay off these things, especially since Ill be working for a website which is easy money since all I have to do is answer questions and right there alone I get paid $15/hr and all I do is sit around from anywhere a slong as I have an online conection. Plus, I have another $5,000 my dad is going to give me because he sold a huge plot of land he was left by his dad that died. As for my insurance though, I hope I can get a reasonable price. Ive only had one accident since I began driving at the age of 16 in 2001 and that was in 2003. Ever since then I havent had an accident or infraction.
 

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also, as I said, I want to lease the car, but Im wondering, will Ford pay something for insurance, since its technically their car and not mine?
 

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I think once you drive the Mustang, you will not want the ricer mobile. What I like about the stick mainly is during cornering, to me it just seems like more power and control. It does not take that long to learn to drive a stick. But whatever, There is nothing like pulling up to a light at a two lane road that merges into one lane and some idiot on the right tries to cut in front of you when the light changes, ain't going to happen in the Mustang. That is one of my best feelings when it happens :laughlitt . Like I said before, once you try it, you will see what I mean.
Ugh, I never want to see a manual transmission car again! My dad tried to teach me how to drive his manual car and told me to drive to the city and the whole time it would be constanlty jerking or turning off and at one stoplight, when the light turned green, I couldnt get it to go forward and finally the light turned red and I was at the very front, so no one went, and that was like 30 seconds! After that, I told myself that I'd never want to learn how to drive a manual transmission car.
 

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What it sounds like

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in college huh, realistically, i would get the civic.
Lets all think back to what we really learned in college...

How to pick up women.

A Mustang gives him a truly unfair advantage and that is just not cool. He has to learn what to say and how to look and the right way to look at her appreciatively and all that. No, you can only *learn* that with a civic. Not a Mustang!

To make it worse...

http://www.throttlehorseracing.com/video_gallery/2005%20Mustang%20gt%20JBA%20exhaust.wmv

Is what it sounds like.
 

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also, as I said, I want to lease the car, but Im wondering, will Ford pay something for insurance, since its technically their car and not mine?
Even though you are only leasing it (which is basically renting a car long term) you still have to pay the insurance. Technically if you buy a car on a loan you don't own the car either (until it's paid off), but you still have to pay the insurance. Anyways ... it's cool and all that you have the money. If i were you, think about this ... in college, will you be driving the car enough to really enjoy it? I knew in college i walked a lot on campus and never drove my car. Granted I went to a DII school which was much smaller, but i drove my car about 50 miles a week at most.

The only bad part of a lease is that you are limited by the number of miles you are allowed to drive yearly (10,000, 12,000 , 13,500 and so on and so on) all depends on how much you want to pay monthly. But, with you being in college you shouldn't have to worry about it so much unless you are going to be doing some serious traveling. The other thing is make sure you can lease a GT ... cause some dealers are still out there asking MSRP for the thing and still will only allow people to buy them. I'm not sure in your area if they have become less of a demand ... but, just make sure you have the details on it. V6s should be no problem to lease ... those things have been a dime a dozen. The one last thing to think about is this ... will you be driving in the winter?... just make sure it's something you want to drive then ... if you have snow. I'll tell you from experience ... those pirellis that come on it ... or if you have the 18's, which if i recall are BF Goodrich's ... don't really get you going in the snow. I mean they may get you to the place you want to ... but, if you are ever on a hill in snow ... you will have to be pulling some serious smokey and the bandit (pedal to medal) ... cause your tires have no grip. Now the winter tires will solve this, but it's an extra 600 bucks you won't have to spend with your civic.

Here should be your major decision on the lease ... if you intend to only keep it two years .... lease the thing.

If you intend to keep it longer, then buy it. At least you won't be throwing your money away. Cause like you already know you get nothing back when you turn the car in at the end of a lease.
 

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Yeah, if you surpass the mileage thats set to you when you lease it, you get charged a certain amount. At the dealer, I found out its like 10 cents per extra mile you go over. So if you go over by 1,000 miles you have to pay 10 cents per mile, so thats like $100, thats not that bad. And Im going to be going to college like 6 hours away form my parents and I intend to visit them like weeks a month and also my girlfriend who lives in the bay area, and that will be like 5 hours away. I really liked the video of the exhaust of the GT. One more question: Is the V6 loud? If for some reason I cant get the GT, I may just get the V6 with the Pony Package.
 

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Yeah, if you surpass the mileage thats set to you when you lease it, you get charged a certain amount. At the dealer, I found out its like 10 cents per extra mile you go over. So if you go over by 1,000 miles you have to pay 10 cents per mile, so thats like $100, thats not that bad. And Im going to be going to college like 6 hours away form my parents and I intend to visit them like weeks a month and also my girlfriend who lives in the bay area, and that will be like 5 hours away. I really liked the video of the exhaust of the GT. One more question: Is the V6 loud? If for some reason I cant get the GT, I may just get the V6 with the Pony Package.
Nolo ... no offense ... but don't just choose the car cause it's loud. But, if you want to know I drove the v6, and i must say that it sounds decent for a v6. I was actually impressed for a v6. If you really want to know my honest opinion on the car here it goes. V6 very pratical ... save on gas mileage ... but, if you are looking for performance, and would not be happy with the car within 6 months then go the GT (if you can lease it). Basically, people all buy cars to satisfy their wants ... some people are practical and satisfy their needs. But, if you are anything like me ... you just by what you like at that time. I say this cause this thread is dragging out. Just ask yourself this .... what car makes you happy at the time? Pick the car you have most fun with ... cause you want to enjoy what you drive and not get bored with it (hence the reason, i've gone through 5 cars within 8 years). Just go on your impulse ... and buy what you want. Cause in the end, that's what you are going to do. What we say on this thread really doesn't matter. Your decision will all be based on how you feel with your gut ... most know what i'm talking about when they first drove the GT.

One last thing i would like to point out (I may seem hypocritical saying this cause i was just being logical earlier) ... you are young ... you have no kids ... if you want the sports car ... get the sports car ... every person needs to drive one to know if they will like it in the future or not ... hell ... i've had a family car ... an economy car ... an suv ... a truck ... and a sports car ... you need to find what totally satisfies you. It's all trial and error ... that's the fun in buying a car ... just make sure it doesn't bite you in the butt down the road .. (never get upside down).
 
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