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I'm sure you guys seen the specs on the new 5.0 2011 Mustang V8 shown below.

412 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque vs. IS-F 416HP and 371 lb-ft of torque.

I have yet to see the powerband on the new Mustang but that is pretty impressive. You really can't compare these cars exact they have about the same size engine. I bet the IS-F will still be faster in a straight line and track due to the fast shifting auto as well as handling.

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Lexus IS-F, $60,000.
Ford Mustang GT, $30,000.
Having Lexus fans worried, Priceless!
Not sure if you're here to troll or here to share discussion but welcome. :)

As far as the new Mustang GT, it's an awesome machine. I actually like both the Camaro SS and the Mustang GT. Each have their pros and cons. Am I worried? Nope not at all. My ISF will still be running 5 years from now with no problems. Mustang...you'll see plenty as Hertz rental cars and used car lots being sold for dirt cheap. That doesn't do very well for resale value down the road either. ;)
 

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Well said Flipside.
 

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Not to mention that if you want any luxury options, the price starts to rise quickly. I just built a 2010 Mustang GT online, and added the few options I could find that Ford has comparible to the ISF (although I use the term comparable very lightly), and the price came out to over 38k...and this is for the 4.6 with a 5 speed auto...boooo. I imagine that with the 5.0l with a 6spd auto (right?), it will break 40k with any decent options. Of course I just wasted my time and all of yours reading this, even comparing these two cars. If I ever buy a mustang, which I probably won't, it will be to strip and build a drag car.
 

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Mustangs lose a lot of their value in the first year or so.

I don't think the Ford dealer support is that good either.

Hopefully they fired whoever designed their last interior and got real.

After owning a really fast car that was not so comfortable, I learned there's more to a car than just pure performance.
 

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Not sure if you're here to troll or here to share discussion but welcome. :)

As far as the new Mustang GT, it's an awesome machine. I actually like both the Camaro SS and the Mustang GT. Each have their pros and cons. Am I worried? Nope not at all. My ISF will still be running 5 years from now with no problems. Mustang...you'll see plenty as Hertz rental cars and used car lots being sold for dirt cheap. That doesn't do very well for resale value down the road either. ;)
haha, your reference to HERTZ is hilarious. INdeed. what a good point, the allure of this ISF has largely been completely unmentioned in all reviews of the car, and that's that this car, will likely be 100 times easier to own an maintain once its off warranty compared to other cars in its category.


I'm sure you guys seen the specs on the new 5.0 2011 Mustang V8 shown below.

412 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque vs. IS-F 416HP and 371 lb-ft of torque.

I have yet to see the powerband on the new Mustang but that is pretty impressive. You really can't compare these cars exact they have about the same size engine. I bet the IS-F will still be faster in a straight line and track due to the fast shifting auto as well as handling.

Thoughts?
Its interesting indeed, what is more interesting though is how much more could have been squeezed out of the ISF engine if it weren't for toyota's internal policy of 150k engines. Ford has no such design philosophy , HA! although I imagine a plethora of aftermarket options coming avail for that engine soon.
 

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haha, your reference to HERTZ is hilarious. INdeed. what a good point, the allure of this ISF has largely been completely unmentioned in all reviews of the car, and that's that this car, will likely be 100 times easier to own an maintain once its off warranty compared to other cars in its category.




Its interesting indeed, what is more interesting though is how much more could have been squeezed out of the ISF engine if it weren't for toyota's internal policy of 150k engines. Ford has no such design philosophy , HA! although I imagine a plethora of aftermarket options coming avail for that engine soon.
What do you mean by 150k engines? If you are talking about mileage, there are hundreds of people driving Lexus SC400s from the 90s with well over 200k miles on them. D
 
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