You see this is why GT owners have a bad name! Why bash this owner for doing what he wants to do? If you supercharge your GT you are most likely voiding the warranty too so who cares? It is his car, let him do what he wants.
Sounds like a great car! Have fun with it!
"You see this is why GT owners have a bad name!"
I disagree, it is the V6 Mustang owners that have a bad name, trying to make their car what it is not. Why try to fool anyone by adding on useless parts, and then saying your V6 is fast. Just face the facts, the V6 Mustang is not a GT.
Oh, I totally agree that the GT is the superior model but this is a V6 thread, so why not go to a GT thread and voice your opinions of the GT? This only leads to yet another installment of the tired old argument of V6 vs. V8. People should just drive what they like and let others be. It makes for a more positive ratings site, and less threads have to be shut down due to abusive posts...
Why is everyone so focused on V6 Mustang owners adding upgrades? What about the scores of owners of Civics, Eclipses, Acura's, etc., etc who have added tons of mods to their cars? This car is no different, and there is obviously a huge aftermarket for them. Sometimes it is just fun to add a few things to your car to be different right?
Why? The Mustang's allure, performance and muscle car image is based ALL on the Mustang GT. You can mod a Civic, Eclipse, and Acura all you want, but at the end of the day, no one will mistake any of these cars for anything else. When you add parts to your V6 Mustang in the hopes that some unknowing person will hopefully mistaken the V6 to be a GT, then it's nothing but a phony. It will NEVER match anything on the GT.
Drive the V6 for what it is, a basic non-performance car. Do not weave in and out of traffic like you are driving a Porsche, and then we won't be so focused on the Mustang V6.
And we all know what we think of modded Honda's. What a joke.
"It will NEVER match anything on the GT."
This is not true anymore. The V6 Mustang for 2011 has more than enough power. It also pulls better skidpad numbers than the GT so it handles better. You can basically get all of the same features on both vehicles otherwise, so there really is not much of an advantage to owning a GT over a V6 anymore. 0-60 in 5.4 seconds is more than respectable for street driving cars. Yes, the GT is faster, but not as much faster as previous generations have been. They both have 6 speed manuals now, so the drive would be very similar, other than the obvious V8 sounds.
I love Mustang GT's, believe me, but I'd probably opt for the V6 nowadays. It would be faster than anything I've owned to date, including a couple of V8 powered Mustangs. It is more than enough to have a lot of fun with, and it still gets close to 30 mpg on trips. You can't beat that really! You need to use super unleaded in your GT in order to get its full potential too, so that is just another detraction. In reality, if you run the same gas in both, you only have a 75-80 HP advantage. It is a lot, but not as much as I'd want in order to justify going up to the GT. The GT improved in 2011, but the real star of the show is the V6 Mustang, and how much more it has improved. Even Ford was skewing all of their initial advertising towards the V6 model this year.
Truth is you CAN drive the 2011 V6 Mustang like it is a sports car because guess what... IT IS! This will be the most amazing Mustang to ever grace the public without a V8, and it does everything equally as well as the GT, other than taking off from a stop. If you opt for the 19" wheel package, it will actually outperform the GT in handling.
I am a diehard Mustang GT fan, but this car deserves its place as a bonafide sports car, with the performance to match the looks.
Not all V-8 Mustang owners are so biased against the V-6's. Today I was approached by a nice older couple as I got out of my 2007 V-6 Mustang. They were commenting on what a beautiful car it us. It is very sharp and has been used as a backdrop for a CD cover. I asked the man if he had a Mustang and he replied "Yes, I have a 2009 GT 500." It's good to know that there are non-hostile V-8 Mustang owners out there. Some appreciate looks as well as horsepower.
"It's good to know that there are non-hostile V-8 Mustang owners out there."
I love GT's, but I am never hostile towards a V6 owner. Drive what you want and enjoy it. In reality, if I were to buy a brand new Mustang today, it would be a V6 anyway. 305 HP and 0-60 in 5.4 seconds is more than enough for the fun factor. They are fun cars to own either way.
I just picked up a 2008 Mustang V6 Pony package. It was a great deal with a snows on rims.
This is going to be a DD for me. I just love the look of the car and the sound the aftermarket exhaust system that was on it was just so nice. It's the first sporty car I have ever owned and I love it.
Why do people get so bent out of shape about what people drive?
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