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post #1 of 11 Old August 23rd, 2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Question Not happy with my 2000 v6 Convertible

I bought a 2nd hand Mustang Convertible V6 2000 model Automatic Transmission

This is my first convertible car and it's great with the hood down! I love the driving experience

Now what I am not happy about is the power. Even old 1992 325i cars smoke me on the road. Not that I go racing and all but it surprises me how my 3.8L engine is smoked by an old 1992 beemer with a 2.5 engine

My car has around 211000 kms on the clock maybe it's the fact that it's very old?

Anyway, I wanted to ask you guys, if I take a car loan and buy a V6 convertible 2013, would I feel a big difference in power or just a small upgrade not worth the cash?

The think that pisses me off is that here in Dubai they don't sell manual transmission Mustangs only Automatic
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2000 190hp at the crank, about 150hp to the wheels

2013 305hp at the crank, not sure about the hp to the wheels but you can guesstimate.

So yeah youll notice a significant difference. But uhh..question: If youre willing to go out and get a loan right now for a 2013 why not spring the extra for a GT? If the extra is really a concern you could look for a used 2011 or 2012 GT and still have the same 5.0 engine pushing 412 crank HP for possibly the same or less than the '13 v6.

If youre hell bent on a V6 youll have to do some mods to up the power to what I think youre looking for.


Edit: Your current car might need some maintenance to improve how it runs. If you dont know how recently the fuel filter, spark plugs, plug wires, air filter, oil, and oil filter has been changed I suggest doing so. I would clean the MAF sensor as well. That might wake the car up a bit. Thats still a whole lot of miles on the car.
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its a Mustang with a V6, and its a heavy Convertible.

Ford didnt want their V6's being either As good, Or almost as good as the V8's.

Because no v8's would sell.
Its the same now, In about 5-6 years we will complain that the GT has 1049 Horsepower while the V6 only has 520...
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its a Mustang with a V6, and its a heavy Convertible.

Ford didnt want their V6's being either As good, Or almost as good as the V8's.

Because no v8's would sell.
Its the same now, In about 5-6 years we will complain that the GT has 1049 Horsepower while the V6 only has 520...
I doubt it with the damn econo-hippy bastards.
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buy a 2011 GT convertible and you'll be happy lol VERY happy


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buy a 2011 GT convertible and you'll be happy lol VERY happy
Until the GT coupes make fun of you for having a vert.

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buy a 2011 GT convertible and you'll be happy lol VERY happy
I guess that's what Ill do as I cant afford to pay more for the V8

wish they had manual transmission Mustangs here in Dubai
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Edit: Your current car might need some maintenance to improve how it runs. If you dont know how recently the fuel filter, spark plugs, plug wires, air filter, oil, and oil filter has been changed I suggest doing so. I would clean the MAF sensor as well. That might wake the car up a bit. Thats still a whole lot of miles on the car.
I think it does, I will buy new spark plugs and change that fuel filter

one thing I noticed

If the car is empty on fuel and I refuel it, it takes like 10 minutes till I see the Fuel guage updated with the right fuel level
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I think it does, I will buy new spark plugs and change that fuel filter

one thing I noticed

If the car is empty on fuel and I refuel it, it takes like 10 minutes till I see the Fuel guage updated with the right fuel level
Ah its always like that, not to worry. They make the gauges slow moving that way you dont hit a bump and the gas gauge go all over the place or go down a hill and suddenly be "out" of gas one second then when you go up a hill next its suddenly "full".


A 2011 GT will probably cost you about the same as a 2013 V6 I imagine and will have a killer engine with about double what your car now does.
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Yeah, 190hp convertible = not for going fast. 3v GT will be cheaper than new v6, and as said if you're looking to finance anyhow, may as well grab a GT. You'll never be satisfied with v6 power output.

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Yeah, 190hp convertible = not for going fast. 3v GT will be cheaper than new v6, and as said if you're looking to finance anyhow, may as well grab a GT. You'll never be satisfied with v6 power output.
But what if it makes like 500 to the wheels one day!
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