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2011 V6 cars

Seems the V6 2011's are trickling out from the dealerships.
Any member here have one?
Anybody have one on order?
Who has driven one yet?
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Not even a rental car?

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i test drove a 2011 V6 with 3.31 gears and the 6speed manual. while on the i highway i i got on it a bit to pass some cars and looked down and was doing 110mph. Salesman was a little upset but go drive one don't think you'll be disapointed.
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Bought my wife one. It's a Sterling Gray V6 Premium Coupe w/Charcoal Black interior, 6-speed automatic, Pony Package, GT/V6 Coupe Appearance Package (quarter louvers, side scoops, rear deck spoiler, rear blackout panel), Comfort Package, 18" Polished Chrome wheels, and 3.31 rear.

We traded her 2007 Windveil Blue V6 Coupe w/Pony Package, and WOW, what a difference between the two cars!!






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How about some pics of the engine bay?
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How about some pics of the engine bay?
LOL! I'd have to go take some! It's actually kind of underwhelming, the V6 sort of gets lost in there. Looks like a Briggs & Stratton in a Hummer! Other than seeing 4-valve heads on a six banger, it doesn't look much different than the old motor setup.

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Per that article it gets new deep skirt/ribbed block, forged steel crank, DOHC with variable cam timing via electrical solenoids (guessing pwm control). 10.1 compression from the factoree. Says cracked powdered metal rods so I'm guessing you'd need forged pistons, good rods and some boost...should be an animal then. Anyone know if the new 5.0l shares the same bellhousing as the 4.6/5.4? Going to guess the 3.7 shares the same pattern as the new 5.0.
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I got one Monday. Its a base coupe ingot silver charcoal cloth interior. I also have the auto. Picked it up for $21 out the door so I'm happy about the price. It has great power and rides great. Test drive one you're sure to be impressed!

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I still don't have any pictures from under the hood. LOL! But I have put the first mod on it. Flowmaster Force II axle-back exhaust. I couldn't stand the look of the stock mufflers any longer. Now it looks great! The sound is okay, in a V6 sort of way, like a 370Z, or G35.


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What kind of real world MPG are you getting? I drive mostly highway, 48-52 mile commute with about 15 miles of it city. I get 22-23 in my 06 Gt and 4.0 V6 car gets the same. Straight highway is only slightly better. 25-26 tops.


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I just bought a grabber blue V6 for 22k. Base model and love it. Think my first mod will be the
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What kind of real world MPG are you getting? I drive mostly highway, 48-52 mile commute with about 15 miles of it city. I get 22-23 in my 06 Gt and 4.0 V6 car gets the same. Straight highway is only slightly better. 25-26 tops.
Right now it's averaging 28mpg. All short trips, no highway runs of any siginificance. Car still has less than 1,000 miles on it too!

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Still very interested in one with the Performance Package. I heard a story about a guy getting one in VA with performance package for 22k.

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Im looking at getting a Performance White, with Performance Package and Saddle leather seats in the summer time. I hope to hear/see more good stuff with these V6 Mustangs. I've driven the 4.0L verson and the new 3.7L version. The overall feel of the newer car is awesome. Sadly, I only drove a base model, automatic 3.7L... Did get her a little sideways on the test drive.

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Right now it's averaging 28mpg. All short trips, no highway runs of any siginificance. Car still has less than 1,000 miles on it too!
Sorry to resurrect this thread from the dead, but how is the V6 doing now? Any more mods?
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Purchased base model MT in July for $21.5K. Have loved this car so far. Rides well, is capable of 32mpg on the highway, 25mpg combined, if you can keep your foot out of it, which is way hard. Base model comes w/2.73 gears, so 6th in MT literally lugs in the city, 5th is much more functional. I installed an Air Raid CAI (great product for fit and function) and did the V6 ever wake up. You can catch a lot of folks by surprise w/factory exhaust. After warranty expires, will consider tune and would like to replace factory driveshaft w/aluminum option. There is a supercharger from procharger and w/other mods they are into the 11's at the strip. The factory performance of this little monster is just the tip of the iceberg. I could predict a twin-turbo 600hp version from someone in the very near future.
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Can't wait for six speed swaps to trickle down to earlier years.

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I just test-drove a used one today. Black with 6 speed MT. I was pretty impressed with how comfortable it was and how well it handled and stopped for a base-model car. I thought the shifter was a bit too close for me, but I'm only 5' 6" and have to bring the seat forward a bit to get the clutch all the way down to the floor. The shifter was a bit notchy too.

This car had a CAI on it, as well as a Roush cat-back stainless exhaust. The exhaust tips looked great, but it annoyingly loud with a nasty drone at highway speed in 6th gear. If I decide to buy this car, I'll probably replace the mufflers first thing.

I think I read it in Grassroots Motorsports that these 6 cyl. mustangs aren't too much off the pace of the 5.0's on the track. Talking with Performance Autosport, these s197 cars don't need much in the suspension department. Whereas the earlier cars practically have to be completely re-invented. I've been toying with the idea of putting one together with some tuned coil-overs, sticky rubber and bigger brakes for a seasonal daily-driver and HPDE car. If it can get close to 30 mpg on my commute, and be relatively competitive at the track. It may be the best of both worlds...inexpensive and fun!
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Just checked my source...It was Car and Driver, Feb. 2011 issue, Battle of the Fastest at VIR. Mustang V6 posted a 3:12.5 best lap, which the author states tied the class record time, shared by the 2006 Nissan 350Z and would have handily beat it if it was not electronically limited to 114 mph. BTW, that time was faster than the 2010 Mustang GT. The 2011 Mustang GT clocked at 3:08.6, and Car and Driver names it one of the 10 best cars for 2011.

Hmmm, maybe I should just get the GT.
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Just bought a 2012 white one like the pics posted above... I have a 93 coupe in the garage and have owned a 95 GT. Ford has really, really stepped up their game. Over 300hp, fairly light car with excellent mpg... What is there not to like? My favorite mustang yet, and that's saying a lot considering my coupe is around 600hp. It's the total pkg that makes this car so great. Not sure where Ford goes from here? I would guess they will wring out a few more hp over the next few yrs, but if they just keep making these for a while, I am sure they have a hit with this. Could possibly end up having more in common with the original fox body than the badged 5.0 car.. I'm saying in terms of serving the masses. 300hp on the street is plenty to have fun, not to mention mods to come. Love this car! Not saying I wouldn't love to have a stick car in the new 5.0, but once you drive one of these, you really have a new opinion of v6's... shew, I could swear u would never, ever hear me say that..
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Just bought a 2012 white one like the pics posted above... I have a 93 coupe in the garage and have owned a 95 GT. Ford has really, really stepped up their game. Over 300hp, fairly light car with excellent mpg... What is there not to like? My favorite mustang yet, and that's saying a lot considering my coupe is around 600hp. It's the total pkg that makes this car so great. Not sure where Ford goes from here? I would guess they will wring out a few more hp over the next few yrs, but if they just keep making these for a while, I am sure they have a hit with this. Could possibly end up having more in common with the original fox body than the badged 5.0 car.. I'm saying in terms of serving the masses. 300hp on the street is plenty to have fun, not to mention mods to come. Love this car! Not saying I wouldn't love to have a stick car in the new 5.0, but once you drive one of these, you really have a new opinion of v6's... shew, I could swear u would never, ever hear me say that..

i completely agree with you. my wife recently got a base 13 v6 coupe and it really does remind me of my old LX fox bodies. i still love my 5.0 more, but her car is definitely no slouch and i sure don't mind driving it when i have to.
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The Bride's v6, perf white, 6 sp manual, CS package, saddle leather with black carpet interior. It's an impressive car, both the handling and the engine.

Gripes, the body still has a lot of sharp flash on the sheet metal in the hidden areas. I've cut my hands washing bottoms of the doors, where the door meets the frame and the trunk hinges collect a lot of trash which leads to moisture then rust.

Overall it's been great since new. Mods, eh, she went with a perf white shift ball and the needed spacer to dump the stock piece which has the ergonomics of a barrel cactus.






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Right, MCA edition is the correct term. It's been good for her and she likes it a lot. I wanted to go with a Genesis 2.0T Coupe and M/T but it's her pick so this is what she got. Her fourth Mustang.

It's miles better than her last, a 93 GT, but still has some problems as noted. Overall I'm impressed but at the same time disappointed in the little crap that should have been easy to make better.

But what the hell do I know, I'm not an automotive engineer. I will say the new shift knob makes it much easier.


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