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Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Dano Ross, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Dano Ross

    Dano Ross New Member

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    Hello. Newbie here needing some advice!

    So I’m looking to purchase a V-6 Mustang with auto tranny. I have no idea what to look for in terms of performance and build years to stay away from 2005-2010. Ugh.

    First, no convertible for me. Just not a fan.
    Second, some V-6 models have single exhaust while others have dual. Why? Worth converting to dual? I really like a deep growl and not fart can noise.
    Third, prices are all over the board. Best to just research Kelly Blue Book?
    Fourth, love me a V-8 but not the gas mileage. So I think I can rule out the bigger motor. Realistically, what can I expect in MPG—I’m no leadfoot by any means.
    And fifth, anything I’ve missed that y’all can add? I’m in SC, so no rust here!

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. David Young

    David Young 5th Mustang

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    The first v6 Mustangs to come from the factory with dual exhaust were the 2011 and up, until they stopped making the v6. You can buy dual exhaust for the older ones from the aftermarket. Be sure to check the history (Carfax etc.) of the Mustang you are looking at, it could have come from the 'rust' belt and not a local car :( Good luck on your quest :)
     
  3. Dano Ross

    Dano Ross New Member

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    Dave,
    Thanks for the great information. So now I’m thinking I will look at 2011 models and newer. Since I’m an easy driver—I’m 66, so I consider a GT version with the V-8? Would I suffer terribly in the gas mileage arena? There’s something in the growl of a V-8 Mustang that no other car sounds like. I drive less than 5000 miles a year and I do like the 0-60 performance, but I’m not a fast driver. I drive the speed limit always! If the V-6 version has a decent sound, i would think hard on it. The other thing is I want an automatic bc I’m just used to putting it in Drive and going. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
     
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  4. David Young

    David Young 5th Mustang

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    Your old :). I'm 66 too :(. I have most of the bolt on power adders (no supercharger) on my 2011 v6 automatic. I've recorded (G-Tech) a 5.1 second 0 to 60 time with the rear tires spinning until around 45 MPH :(. I'm sure if I had drag radials I could do a high 4 second 0 to 60. Plenty fast for me :).
     
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    Based on that I’d say definitely get a GT. Then the questions are which body style you like, and do you want the 4.6 3v or the 5.0 Coyote (e.g., 2009 vs 2011). The 5.0 Coyote is certainly faster but some think the 4.6 3v sounds better. Good luck with your decision!
     
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    Hope you find the Mustang that you are looking for soon. Good luck!