29th Jun 2006, 20:46
My nephew is mechanic and races Mustangs. His personal car is a stock Mustang GT and he has beaten a number of late model 'Vettes in drag races with it. Except for the really hot models the Corvette is not all that fast.
2nd Jul 2006, 13:54
True, the base model Corvettes aren't much faster than a V-6 Mustang, let alone the V-8 GT's. What I DO have trouble believing about this review is 23mpg. NO WAY!!! I've owned 6 Mustangs, including two older ones with the 4, and THEY didn't even get 23!! I sold my last Mustang (a 5.0) three years ago because it was so expensive to drive even then. It got between 9 and 14 mpg. If I were coasting in neutral down the side of Mt. Everest, it might have got 17.
4th Jul 2006, 00:15
A base model corvette had at least 325 horsepower (I mean late as in within a few years of an 02 mustang) which is a far cry from 190 in the v-6 and the torque differenc isn't exactly in the favor of the mustang either. If your nephew's mustang were manual and the corvette automatic, and your nephew was a better driver then I can see it happening.
4th Jul 2006, 13:37
Actually I believe later model Corvette's that were within a few years of an 02 Mustang were around 345 horsepower. Still though I do agree, never ever compare a V-6 Mustang to a Corvette, or even a GT to a Corvette, they are entirely different cars.
24th Jul 2006, 22:49
The 2004 Mustang GT can make up to 26 MPG on highway, you all can check it at http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbsSelect, but if you go back to 90's Mustangs, which are 5.0 engines, you are right, can't make more than 15MPG on the highway.