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I was just offered the opportunity to trade my '68 Mustang in for a 1991 Firebird Formula and $1,500 cash... The Formula has a 350 cubic inch V-8 with less than 70,000 miles on it... From a reputable dealership that my family has dealt with for many years (we're their accountants)

Help me guys! I would love Tuned Port Injection and a SMOOTH idle for once! Not to mention a V-8. But I love my Mustang. I just need some words of reassurance that you guys wouldn't look down on my "phony pony" because it's only a 6.
 

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I have a friend at work that has a 1971 Firebird Forumula 400. It's in great condition, but he cant' find parts for it. I've actually tried to get him to trade it for an old Mustang so he can get parts.

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Don't do it man ! plastic vs. good ole American steel, you decide. Is it even a decision?!
 

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just think years maybe even months down the road how youll feel.... can you live with yourself knowing you traded a 68 mustang for a PONTIAC?

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If it's top line restored, I would say keep your car. However, if it needs quite a bit of work, especially bodywork, I'd do it in a second. You can (almost) buy another 68 200 for $1500, plus have the firebird besides. Selling it too, you'd probably have enough for a pretty decent 8. Of course, this also depends on whether or not you're sentimental about cars - I'm not, particularly.

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Back in '85 when I was a teenager, I sold my 66 4-sp GT fastback so I could buy a 76 Trans-Am. Worst mistake I ever made. Since then, my old stang has been restored to awesome condition and is running around out there somewhere. Mu old Trans-Am is in a boneyard.
 
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Back in '85 when I was a teenager, I sold my 66 4-sp GT fastback so I could buy a 76 Trans-Am. Worst mistake I ever made. Since then, my old stang has been restored to awesome condition and is running around out there somewhere. My old Trans-Am is in a boneyard.
 

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Wasn't the Firebird Formula a 6, too? Even if not, this is a '91 and so does not have the LT-1 engine that started in the F-bodies in '93. It doesn't have the Smokey and the Bandit looks or recognition value. It's just an old Firebird with not a lot of classic potential. So don't trade your Mustang for it. The best solution is to buy it as a daily driver and give yourself the opportunity to turn your Mustang into something even more special.

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Well, it's a pretty big and loud V-6 if I've ever heard one!The thing soars like an eagle (or rather, a Bird, lol)

It's 3 times faster than my Mustang but I dunno... There are so many Firebirds of tha year, and hardly that many '68 Mustangs.

Thanks guys.. I just needed some feedback. Really, I am very sentimental about my Mustang. And so is my girlfriend...
 
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man i love my 68 coupe. have had it since 78.
my daughter has had two firebirds. although not formula. one
was a 92, with all the ground effects. the one she has now
is a 95 with tee tops. the 92 makes you set almost on the
pavement. the 95 has a very deep dash, front glass makes it
do that. long angle on the glass. they do get better milage than
my 68 because of the overdrive. but man they set so low to the ground
its hard to crawl under them. my wife bought a 65 mustang coupe
two years ago., and sometimes i wish she would of bought something
like you want . although her 65 poppy red coupe looks sweet. but i know
we will both still have our stangs for a long time. and look another
one said the firebird will probably be in the boneyard in a few years.

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Just Say NO! I had a '66 six cylinder with a 4 speed wish I still had it!(Long story).You can do a few things with your six to "pep" it up.

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Dude

I don't want to pick nits but calling a fire-turd a mopar is an insult to mopars everywhere. Mopar is the parts division of Chrysler and is slang for Dodge Plymouth and Chrysler cars.

I'd take the Mustang over any Pontiac except for maybe a 68-70 GTO or Firebird. The 91's are a dime a dozen even here in the rustbelt.


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Yeah, they're a dime a dozen here too. So are classic Mustangs, and most of htem are V-8s.
 
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