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Old 02-01-2010, 05:30 PM   #1  
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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ide/index.html

Motortrend has a pretty nice impression along with some video clips of the new 2011 Mustang V6 in action. I have to say that this could very well be one of the hottest sounding V6's in production. The exhaust note of this thing is almost unreal. It is hard to imagine that this motor will also have a redline at 7000rpms. Hard to imagine since we all know that the old Cologne 4.0 litre SOHC engine wasn't exactly the most modern engine in production.

It is also incredible that this motor is going to be making 305hp, and still be getting upto 30mpg.
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It is also incredible that this motor is going to be making 305hp, and still be getting upto 30mpg.
Add to that the torque moving up from 240 to 280 and the 6 speed automatic, it should be a pretty impressive package. Especially with the 3.31 rear end.
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Value scores high. Base price for a V-6 Coupe -- with destination -- will be $22,995. The well-outfitted Premium will check in at $26,695. The convertible starts at $27,995.

Those are some very attractive prices!

Don't expect Chevy to sit still on the hp numbers, watch, the Camaro will be re-rated at 306hp .
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Value scores high. Base price for a V-6 Coupe -- with destination -- will be $22,995. The well-outfitted Premium will check in at $26,695. The convertible starts at $27,995.

Those are some very attractive prices!

Don't expect Chevy to sit still on the hp numbers, watch, the Camaro will be re-rated at 306hp .
If I read that article correctly, it looks like the new 2011 Mustangs will clock in at 200-300lbs lighter than a Camaro as well. Ford is also accomplishing all of this using standard electronic fuel injection while GM is resorting to the use of direct fuel injection to achieve those numbers. I honestly hope that we will see an Ecoboost Mustang in the future. It appears the new MGT 5.0 is going to be a serious cammer, and an Ecoboost Mustang should fill in nicely with instant-on torque. I can't wait to see what the new Mustang is going to be like with the handling package as this could be proof that live axle rear ends still have plenty of life left.
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Is it turbo or supercharged? Anyway seems far better than the old 200 hp orso engine. I wouldn't want the automatic transmission though, stick is more fun
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Is it turbo or supercharged? Anyway seems far better than the old 200 hp orso engine. I wouldn't want the automatic transmission though, stick is more fun
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Is it turbo or supercharged? Anyway seems far better than the old 200 hp orso engine. I wouldn't want the automatic transmission though, stick is more fun
Neither, just good ole' engine .
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Neither, just good ole' engine .
Pretty impressive as displacement goes down from 4.0 to 3.7 litres, and yet hp goes up from 210 to 305hp and torque goes from 240 to 280lb-ft. Fuel economy even increases from 25mpg to 30mpg. Not a bad deal as you sip less dead dino juice, and you get more power.

My biggest concern though is that the price of Mustangs keep moving up every year. The whole point of a Pony car is to provide people with affordable performance. Pony cars are supposed to be about dollar/hp ratios, and yet cars like the Mustang and Camaro continue to get higher and higher which will take it out of the price range of most people.
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Nice. I was thinking about getting a mustang convt but ford had no 0% financing deals at the time. Of course about a week after I bought my car, ford started offering 0% deals on them.
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Nice. I was thinking about getting a mustang convt but ford had no 0% financing deals at the time. Of course about a week after I bought my car, ford started offering 0% deals on them.
Honda Accords historically have pretty good resale value. Have you thought about trading your Accord in for one of these new Mustangs when they come out? You would look good in one of these, and you could leave your truck driving friend who refused to help you move in the dust.

I am just impressed that this new V6 is going to almost equal the output of the current GT V8.
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Yes it has crossed my mind. Tho I am a little concerned about buying version 1.0 of an american car. I also wonder how well it will run in the snow. One of my friends has a mustang and doesn't drive it when snow is on the ground because he says it spins out pretty easily.

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Honda Accords historically have pretty good resale value. Have you thought about trading your Accord in for one of these new Mustangs when they come out? You would look good in one of these, and you could leave your truck driving friend who refused to help you move in the dust.

I am just impressed that this new V6 is going to almost equal the output of the current GT V8.
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Tho I am a little concerned about buying version 1.0 of an american car.
I guess you can get a car from a foreign corporation with U.S. subsidiaries (can't say Japanese, people get upset with reality) like Toyota, oh, wait, maybe that's not a good idea either.

Stay in the good ole USA.
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Yes it has crossed my mind. Tho I am a little concerned about buying version 1.0 of an american car. I also wonder how well it will run in the snow. One of my friends has a mustang and doesn't drive it when snow is on the ground because he says it spins out pretty easily.
Yes, I forgot that you live in Chi-town. Mustangs with the factory tires are usually pretty useless when it snows. I had a 2001 Cobra for a short time before Ford bought it back from me, and I remember how terrible it was in the snow. However, it becomes a totally different story once you mount a set of snow tires on it.

The other thing to consider is that all vehicles these days come with a pretty good traction control system. So long as you only have a little snow on the ground, it should do okay.

As for buying version 1.0 of a vehicle, i'm not sure it is as big of an issue as it used to be. I have version 1.0 of my Fusion Hybrid and I have not had a single problem with it yet. It doesn't even have a rattle of squeak yet. My dad just bought a Ford Fusion S version 1.5(it is a 2010 and 1/2 model), and it has not had a single problem yet either.
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With all due respect, you are about as useful here as the guy who tried to get everyone to buy mopeds... I will buy what I want...thanks

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I guess you can get a car from a foreign corporation with U.S. subsidiaries (can't say Japanese, people get upset with reality) like Toyota, oh, wait, maybe that's not a good idea either.

Stay in the good ole USA.
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With all due respect, you are about as useful here as the guy who tried to get everyone to buy mopeds... I will buy what I want...thanks
When people resort to personal attacks, I'm gone.

Just trying to break people of the American is junk, Japanese is perfect mindset.

Good luck with your purchase.

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