Thinking Of Buying A Gt -a Few Questions


New Member
May 5, 2012
I found a 2006 White with black stripes GT, I'm interested in. I've never driven a V8 before and was wondering before the test drive what the difference would be compared to a V6? Also if it is a stock exhaust how loud will it be? I had a V6 as my Daily driver with a Dual exhaust that was real loud and kind of annoying inside. Thanks for any info.
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I am guessing that your V-6 probably had an aftermarket exhaust system, unless it was built in the last few years? I can attest to the aftermarket exhaust drone from my 2000 GT; the aggressive sound was great rowing up through the gears but at 70-75 mph it could get tiring, especially on a long road trip. My '13 5.0 is stock (for now), and while it sounds quite hearty when accelerating, it is relatively quiet at speed for what it is and does. So if you have a stock exhaust system, you'll probably have no cruising speed drone problems. With the aftermarket, there is a lot of variation among brands - some are better than others.

As far as the V-8 vs. the V-6, the V-6 is no slouch (especially the 2011+). But if you're into torque and don't mind the somewhat higher initial cost, insurance, and fuel expenses, the V-8 is a lot of fun. My 2000 GT had "only" 260 hp and about 300 lb-ft of torque, but it was an absolute blast to drive. Nothing quite like a V-8.


5 Year Member
Aug 27, 2010
Portage, Wisconsin
If you are looking at a 2006, I would definitely recommend the V8 over the V6. The power and torque advantage of the V8 is obvious. The 4.0L V6 in 2006 was fully adequate, but nothing special. The V8 is also smoother, more refined, and about as efficient as the old 4.0 V6.