18th Nov 2005, 12:36
I think that for a V6 5-speed sports car, the Mustang is the ONLY car that can deliver for thousands less. It sips fuel, looks way better, inside and out, than the conservative Japanese two doors and costs WAY less to buy and operate it. A real sports car is REAR WHEEL DRIVE!! It comes in a CONVERTIBLE too! It moves out very well under acceleration and will embarrass a lot of more expensive iron from other countries. It is the only choice for a true two door sports car now that it's only real competition (GM's Firebird and Camaro) is DEAD!
28th Nov 2005, 11:38
Excuse me, but the original Mustang 6 cylinder was called a sporty car, not a muscle car, that came to be when Carrol Shelby creaded it later on in the late 60's. So don't be calling your Mustang a muscle car, it isn't even performance oriented. You make me laugh.
30th Nov 2005, 20:28
Muscle car or not, I don't care, I finally own a stang!!! I was around when I saw the first red Mustang in my neighbourhood.1964 I figured one day I would own one.
I have a red, hardtop 2000, 56K, no problems until today, I found out because I park it through the winter, the tires have checked and have deformed. Never seen this before. I'll get some super looking chrome rims and low profile tires in the spring, this is all the car is missing for looks.
As far as turning heads, everywhere I go, heads turn to look at the car. I really bought this car for my girlfriend, she did not know she was driving a car that has a history or can I say a following. She gets asked questions from perfect strangers, about the engine, the speed, the feel, everything. She even gets asked to sell the car quite often. People tell her stories of their youth having once owned a Mustang. Ours was the only car in the neighbourhood, then they started to pop up everywhere. I also own a 89 Honda Accord, 356K, good for another 100K. Comparing Honda to a Mustang, forget it. I drive a lot for my job, and the last thing I want to do is drive for pleasure. But when I got this car, I found reasons to take it out for a drive, it is just plain fun to drive. V6 or not, I can smoke the tires if I want to, it is snappy, corners to perfection and positive braking with the 4 disc braking system.
I've owned a lot of cars in my time, but this one, you have to take one out for a test drive. Don't drive too fast, give people a chance to see you. Heads will turn, guaranteed.
Next car will be a convertible.
24th Feb 2006, 01:35
Its is sad to read peoples comments about the mustang and throwing off on the V6. I really don't care what anyone else thinks about my car, but I love my mustang 3.8 V6 it has plenty of power and will get me above any posted speed limit in any of the 50 states. I do not race and I don't live in Germany and drive on the auto bond. Most of these comments aren't worth reading, so what if your car beats mine in the quarter mile mine may beat yours at 200,000 miles ever think about that. The mustang is a great car GT or V6 and they do turn heads with the great body lines. They are better than the egg shaped turners that is so ugly people spend 100s even 1000s of dollars just to conceal the egg appearance with body kits and est. and most of the time after its finished most people can't tell what it even is any more. So stop bad talking people rides by saying mine out runs this or that so what!
9th Jun 2007, 19:03
This is absolutley pathetic. I myself am an 18 year old driver in Boston. I've been around cars since I was in diapers considering my dad is a mechanic. Who cares if the v6 doesn't have the power of the V8. The guys in hear who say their V8's are so full of crap its not even funny. You guys need to inflate your selves just to keep your egos satisfied. Not everyone cares about risking their lives doing stupid things on the highway. if you buy the V8 over the V6 its because you want power and nothing else. Speed limits are the same for everyone, and I don't see a v6 stang struggling to get there, AT ALL. As for the guy with the 350 impala, two words, WHO CARES. It's a hideous old car that needs a monstrous gas guzzling engine just to make itself feel good. If you want to spend a truck load on insurance and gas, and spend most of your time at the pump, go ahead buy the V8. Now for the sane people out there with something occupying their skulls other than air, get the V6. 200 horses, good lines, and all around good car.
12th Sep 2007, 22:12
Yesterday I bought a 2002 V6 automatic Mustang, it has 40K and carfax returned only 1 previous owner. The car is in absolute mint condition, plenty of power and very fun to drive.
14th Nov 2008, 16:15
I know I am a little late in putting a comment in here, but all of you who are going to bash a Mustang, why are you even leaving comments on here? I own a 2002 V6 Mustang Coupe, and I love it. It needs a couple things done to it, but I've never been so proud to drive a car as I do now. And I've worked very hard to get it. Doesn't matter if it turns heads or not, it turned my head and I love it, and that's all that matters to me.
15th Nov 2008, 17:28
I bought a 2007 V-6 Mustang after owning a 1990 5.0 V-8. There is very little (if any) difference in power. Mine has a cold-air induction system, which boosts the power a little. The ride of my V-6 is much, much smoother than my bone-jarring V-8, my insurance is 40% cheaper and my fuel mileage is exactly TWICE that of my 5.0. The balance and handling is much better (though no Mustang handles all that great) and it is a real head-turner after having added many custom cosmetic touches. I'd rather spend the money I save on making the car a real knock-out rather than paying for performance I can't legally use anyway. My V-6 does 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, will over-power the electronic traction control and smoke the tires, and it is governor limited to 120mph, which is twice the legal limit in most places. I'm not remotely embarrassed by that kind of performance.
I encourage people (especially younger people) to opt for the V-6 due to lower insurance premiums and better fuel economy. Sales of the new Pony edition V-6's have really taken off in my area, and they are by far the most popular. Except for smoother ride and slightly less power the V-6 is pretty much identical to the V-8 at 5 grand less. For 5 grand in savings and a 40% savings on my insurance I'll gladly sacrifice 1 second in 0-60 time any day.