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Ford Mustang, Coupe
#2849 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [tayl0rd]
Dec 11, 2009 (2:15 am)
cares?? I'm pissed and excited at the same time! I just got my 2010 GT and have invested about $2200 in handling mods. Regardless; if the 5.0 comes out, I don't think I'd be able to resist trading my car in for long. By the way, the next generation 3 series will be comming out shortly after the 5.0. For me, these will be really fun comparing (and test driving ). And Yes, I do think the current Mustang is comparable to a 3 series in many important respects.
I don't know how Ford will pull off bringing back a 5.0 in such politicaly charged times regarding the environment. 5L sounds like a whole lot even if only 0.4L more than the current engine. It will be a challenge to their engineering and marketing teams to avoid a negative backlash. I hope they succeed since the 5.0 is a legend.
I'll be blasting my 4.6L GT in the mean time.
#2850 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 11, 2009 (3:12 pm)
Easy - the 5.0L will get better fuel mileage than the old 4.6L.
#2851 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [akirby]
Dec 11, 2009 (3:28 pm)
Hmmm, 8.5% more fuel but still better fuel mileage. That sounds like a tough cookie to pull unless they bump up to 6-gears. I hope not. I think 5 is plenny. Heck, I'm driving around in 4th all day, and I've got a 3.73 rear gear ratio.
#2852 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 12, 2009 (6:54 am)
It will be 6 speeds for both manual and auto. It's nothing more than giving engineering a common goal (fuel economy) and getting out of their way. The V6 will get 30 mpg highway and a significant bump in city (at least 2 mpg I think) while going from 210 hp to 305 and from ~240 to 263 in torque (approximately). More efficient engines can give you both - power and FE.
Dec 14, 2009 (5:04 pm)
mike rowe walking by line of different ford models.
i get goosebumps listening to the mustang start up.
#2854 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 15, 2009 (7:50 am)
I was on the cusp of adding a 2010 GT to my garage since I miss my '05 GT so much. I'm glad I waited. I was actually wanting to hold out for an IRS, but a 5L V8 w/ 400HP (or more) will suffice. Wonder how long before aftermarket powertrain/drivetrain parts will be available.
#2855 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [tayl0rd]
Dec 16, 2009 (1:08 am)
good timming! I had to buy when I bought, knowing full well of the likely hood of a 2011 5.0! Too bad Ford doesn't lease, at least not Mustangs. I may have to take a hit and trade up provided the economy doesn't degrade further next year.
One cool thing about the prospects of 6 gears is that it enables Ford to safely offer a significantly higher rear gear ratio. Imagine a factory 4.75+ option? That sounds enticing.
#2856 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:08 am)
Who says Ford doesn't lease mustangs?
#2857 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [akirby]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:32 pm)
A Ford dealer sales rep.
#2858 of 2921 Re: Pretty quiet on the homefront... [jmaroun]
Dec 17, 2009 (8:54 am)
I was not able to get a lease payment estimate on a mustang on the Ford website so you may be correct. That's really strange. I knew they were being more conservative on the residual values but that's the first time I'd heard of a mfr refusing to lease a specific model.
Of course you can always lease through a 3rd party.