2010 GT or 2014 V6

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  1. Blackgt10

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    I am buying a Mustang today and my options are the 2010 Mustang GT manual or the 2014 V6 manual. I have been thinking about this for days and I can not decide so I thought I would ask for your inputs. The the V6 only has 10 less horsepower but there are probably more modifications that I would be able to do with a GT rather than a V6 or am I wrong? Please give me your input. Thanks.
     
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    I would go with the 2014. New car, better mileage, better insurance rate. Buying a used "performance " car is always a risky proposition. To get any significant performance improvements out of the 2010 you're going to need to throw a blower at it; you can do that with the V6 too.
     
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    Go with the '14. 305 hp and 25+ MPG is an awesome combonation,

    Plus, you get HID head lamps, full warrenty, and no "issues" from the previous owner...
     
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    Would the v6 engine be able to hold up the modifications like a supercharger etc?
     
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    The V6 has a good aftermarket. For me, the torque is the difference. Stock it only has 280 lb-ft. The 2010 GT has 325 lb-ft.

    Torque aside, I would go with the V6 per the reasons listed by Husky44 and earleys94gt.
     
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    The v-6 is good but IMO you can't have a Mustang without a V-8 exhaust rumble
     
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    If you are going to spend that kind of money on mods, why not just get a 2014 5.0 to have similar power, the sound of a V8, and a full warranty?
     
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    The 3.7L V6 is almost identical to the 3.5L V6, which is the engine used in the Taurus/Explorer/Flex Ecoboost's. Obviously, you won't be able to throw 25 psi of boost, atleast for very long, at the engine, but it should hold up to a low to moderate amount of boost.
     
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    A CAI and tune on a V6 can get you some added HP and Torque ... we have seen upwards of upto 20 HP.

    A CAI and Tune is a $650+ upgrade ... which isn't bad.

    There are other options out there to that will help out with performance gains ...

    Best Regards,

    TJ
     
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