99+ mustang v6

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Robb, May 12, 2005.

  1. Robb

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    Decent car? Looking for one w/ a manual tranny and lowish miles, how are they as far as gas and reliability? I dont need anything w/ alot of power, just a reliable somewhat quick commuter car. Any thoughts? Thanks
     
  2. NetChemica

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    If you want a good commuter car that's reliable and good on gas. Get a civic. If you want something faster, get a Civic Si. I'm not bandwagoning, I'm dead serious. I would love to have an Si right now to keep the mileage off my Mustang GT.
     
  3. NeoPaladin

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    I would actually look at a V6 F-body versus a V6 Mustang if you're looking for a decent car that gets good gas milage and is reliable. The 3800 series motor is vastly superior to the 3.8L in the Mustang. That's just the way it is, to be totally honest.

    For a commuter car, maybe Grand Prix? I'm biased because I've got one, but you can find used GTP's for under 10 grand with decent milage. The 3800 supercharged is a great motor. 240 horses, and really cheap on insurance. I've got a 2004 GTP with 260 horses and I only pay $508 for 6 months coverage. Not bad for a 22 year old male. :)
     
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    well, that post left me dumber... Sorry, but the Civic Si is junk.
     
  5. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    While the F Body 3.8 may be better, the F-bodys are definately lacking in interior comfort/space compared to the Stang.

    My girlfriend has a V6 vert, it feels gutless next to my GT, but has decent power, can get out of its own way, and the 3.8 is a pretty solid engine. Gas mileage isnt its strong point... but it will last.
     
  6. NeoPaladin

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    Definitely don't disagree with you on that. The F-body is much more of a sports car in terms of ride and handling and interior comfort. If interior comfort and the like is a major concern, the 'Stang is superior to the F-body. Still, I think a Grand Prix is superior to both of them as a commuter car, especially if you live in any place where it snows.
     
  7. IslanderOffRoad

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    Yeah. I'm not a big fan of the Grand Prix's but they are more practical. I test drove a GTP coupe before I bought my Stang, and I didn't like the handling. I'm not a FWD fan.
     
  8. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    that is a great choice if you are a 16yo girl :mamoru:
     
  9. Robb

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    I dont like fwd either, i would much rather have rwd although i have been considering the gtp ant gt grand prix's. do those come in manual? I havent driven one yet so im not totally sure i want one
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I love the RWD bandwagon when most people driving around town for the majority of their car use could tell no different :mamoru:
     
  11. Robb

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    i do most of my drving on the highway, and usually rwd means a bigger more powerful engine, not always but usually in american cars, i feel that having a good amount of passing power is an important feature
     
  12. NeoPaladin

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    4-speed auto only, no manual transmission.
     
  13. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    you dont need a big powerful engine to do passing at highway speeds
     
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    but it does make it more fun
     
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    Why is it junk? It's no sports car, but it's pretty fun to drive. It gets pretty good gas mileage, and the V-TEC motor inside is reliable as fuck. My neighbor has one of those with 180k miles on it, and besides regular maintenance and new rims (from when she went up a curb) the car has never been in the shop.
     
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    Probe GT / MX6 LS.... good sporty V6.... 25 mpg, handles quite well too.
     

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