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View Poll Results: Which type of car?
Awesome muscle car 16 55.17%
Decent sedan car 13 44.83%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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No will be a suv, cuv, or a mini van or crew cab pickup remember no more family sedans.
I stand corrected.

OP will be looking for a CUV with 3 rows but perhaps he can keep the mustang for weekends.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:18 PM
 
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"Am I better off with a sports/muscle car or a decent sedan?"

in terms of resale or trade-in value...neither.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Mustang is awfully heavy for a 4 cylinder.
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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None of the above. A good SUV does anyhing a sedan does and does some truck duties as well. Muscle cars are playtoys for the immature.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Get a Hellcat.
It has a decent sized back seat!
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:55 PM
 
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I have a rule that my cars must always have a practical purpose. ...
Agreed. But "practical purpose" is highly contingent on lifestyle and life-stage. For some people, "practical purpose" means "just barely capable of being legally driven to the drag strip".

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see you in 4 years when you come back looking for a sedan for your growing family
Not everyone gets married and/or chooses to have children.

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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. ...
The 3.5L V6 in the Camry (since 2007) is shockingly vigorous. I’ve not driven an Ecoboost Mustang, but I did have a base-model V6 Mustang rental. It felt more solid and purposeful than the Camry, but in terms of acceleration, it would struggle to keep even with the Camry. If I had a choice of which vehicle to take to the local drag strip, I’d take the Camry!

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If you're use to 185hp car, any car with 250hp+ will be and upgrade and the ecoboost mustang will likely impress you. ...
Not necessarily. Torque curve, vehicle weight and gearing could overwhelm the difference between 185 and 250 hp.

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Originally Posted by CALGUY View Post
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?
To save money, to have reliable transportation, and to avoid unwanted attention if living/working in sketchy areas.

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None of the above. A good SUV does anyhing a sedan does and does some truck duties as well. Muscle cars are playtoys for the immature.
Really? See you at the next drag race, or autocross….
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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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?
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To save money, to have reliable transportation, and to avoid unwanted attention if living/working in sketchy areas. Quote.

Good answer.
Having never lived, or worked in a sketchy area, I can not relate to those who probably do.


Bob.
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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If you get a Mustang get the 5.0L Coyote V8.
I second this due to much higher resale and less depreciation plus nothing like the sound and torque of a 460HP V-8 while merging on freeway onramp
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNuvwOycRmY
One of the best Bang 's for the Buck out there is a 5.0 Mustang GT plus lots of rebates and deals to be found on left over 2018's with the 2019's on the lot
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:24 AM
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Location: Washington State
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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...
No one knows what you should do more than you. If it were me, I would buy the Charger Hellcat which has 707 HP, sounds freaking awesome, you can carry 5 people and a pile of luggage....I did. One qualifier, I wouldn't buy the Charger HC if I lived somewhere like downtown NYC.
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