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View Poll Results: Which type of car?
Awesome muscle car 16 55.17%
Decent sedan car 13 44.83%
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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If you get a Mustang get the 5.0L Coyote V8.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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I'd get a nice Mustang model and display it on a shelf.
For actual transportation, I'd get the generic foreign sedan...
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Between the Mustang and something like the Genesis G70, I'd go with a G70. I haven't driven the G70 but unless it's just awful (which by most accounts it's not) it would be the route I'd go for a daily. I have driven the Mustang. It's fun. For the price it's one of the best overall driver's cars you can get. But the reality is the type of driving I do 80-90% of the time that doesn't matter one iota. Other than a BMW M4, Alfa QV or similar no sedan is going to be close to as fun to drive as a Mustang GT but there's a number of them that are far better daily drivers that are still fun to drive.

For a weekend car, different story. If in the market for that a Mustang GT would be a definite contender. I'd skip the EcoBoost. It's a good car, but it sounds like a 4 banger and practicality be damned. GT w/ PP2, please. If my normal driving didn't usually involve staring at brake lights for an hour or more to go 26 miles on a freeway, I might have a different answer. Since it does I'd rather be in a Buick than a Mustang.
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Old 12-21-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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see you in 4 years when you come back looking for a sedan for your growing family
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Get what you like, but if you are use to sedans, just get a sports sedan. If you decide to go with the mustang, go all out and get the 5.0. Other wise the mustang won't really offer you any advantages over a sporty sedan unless it's fwd.

As a point of reference, last year I got to rent an ecoboost mustang when my v6 camry was totaled. I don't remember what trim level it was but it wasn't a base level trim. Interior wise, I was pleasantly surprised, and the sound system was great compared to the 'premium' sound system in my camry. Now if you're use to sedans, you'll be sitting even lower to the ground and have horrible visibility of your surrounding area. The only car that I've been in that has worse visibility than the mustang was a camaro. Add in the long hood and it will definitely be a driving adjustment from a sedan.

While I admire ford's ecoboost engines, the 310hp 4 cylinder ecoboost in the mustang doesn't really standout among sports sedans including mainstream options. You won't get those numbers either unless you run premium gas. The mustang honestly didn't feel any faster than my 270hp v6 camry although on paper it's .5 secs faster from 0-60 and .2 seconds faster in the 1/4 mile. I assume those numbers came from using premium fuel. I used 87 octane and I'm sure that's what the rental company used also, as your average mustang owner would also. The only advantage it had was the more linear acceleration without torque steer due to being rwd.

If you're use to 185hp car, any car with 250hp+ will be and upgrade and the ecoboost mustang will likely impress you. You likely won't get anything with any less horsepower once you become accustomed to it. Also the resale values of cars are getting hit hard now due the current vehicle trend and shift of CUVs,SUVs, and trucks sales dominating the market. My Camry retail/trade value has dropped $3k in last 6mo. So if you plan on trading in you current car and get the mustang and don't like it don't expect to get a good deal on anything. If you're a person who prefers sedans, such as myself, or even coupes, get something you really like, because the resale values of cars are going down hill.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal, NC
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Car style question in general...
Am I better off with a sports/muscle car or a decent sedan?
Currently I own a nice 2014 Mazda6 with 185HP, 5 persons fit in it, chrome detailing on the exterior...
I am thinking on replacing it with a new Ford Mustang Ecoboost, that is bad-ass, has 310HP, but only fit 2 people, costs 10% more on insurance and gas, and has no chrome detailing (only black plastic).
I am a lead design engineer, which is an intellectual-middle-class job, and I am a single male.
Which would suit someone like me better, the awesome muscle car or the spacious elegant middle class car?
I never wanted a sports car, but the last few weeks it was bugging me, I keep watching mustang reviews on YouTube...



Go test drive both. That will decide for you. Over the years I have had two 5.0 Mustangs, both manuals. If you test drive a 5.0 manual, you might be hooked.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Car style question in general...
Am I better off with a sports/muscle car or a decent sedan?
Currently I own a nice 2014 Mazda6 with 185HP, 5 persons fit in it, chrome detailing on the exterior...
I am thinking on replacing it with a new Ford Mustang Ecoboost, that is bad-ass, has 310HP, but only fit 2 people, costs 10% more on insurance and gas, and has no chrome detailing (only black plastic).
I am a lead design engineer, which is an intellectual-middle-class job, and I am a single male.
Which would suit someone like me better, the awesome muscle car or the spacious elegant middle class car?
I never wanted a sports car, but the last few weeks it was bugging me, I keep watching mustang reviews on YouTube...
To begin with, Mustangs are not a sports car, they are a muscle car.
Now I have to ask, why in God's name would a single male be driving a Mazda 6 sedan, or any sedan for that matter?

Is it the looks, or performance that has you thinking about a Mustang?
Depending on your finances, you may want to re-think the Mustang idea, and look at a Corvette.
Sporty to say the least, performance without question, envy of many people, just to name a few qualities.
The newer ones are pretty expensive, but you could get yourself into a C5 or C6 very reasonably, and most have low mileage.
I have had mine for four years now, and absolutely love it.

There is something about showing up in a Corvette that pleases the senses, and if one can afford it, I can't see why any single guy would want to settle for a Mustang.
I think you really need to get out there and do some comparison shopping, before making a decision.

Bob.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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If you get a Mustang get the 5.0L Coyote V8.
Had one and it was slow compared my stock 2013 C6 on the low end. Just add some mods to a later made C6 and enjoy.
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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see you in 4 years when you come back looking for a sedan for your growing family
No will be a suv, cuv, or a mini van or crew cab pickup remember no more family sedans.
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