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#56 of 185 Cobra impact on GT
Mar 30, 2002 (10:17 am)
I don't typically follow trends in rebates, incentives, etc.... Does anyone have any thoughts on whether introduction of the 2003 Cobra will put downward pressure on prices for new GTs. I see that ford is currently offering a 1500 rebate but the program ends soon.....future?
Also, how "real" are some of the predictions about dealers pricing Cobras ~10k above MSRP (and lack of availability). I could probably be convinced to go 35k for a top of the line mustang.....but mid-40s...that seems pretty steep. Of course, my only experience with mustangs was my sisters '77 (4 cyl) which was a dog and I had a '79 5Lit. Capri when I was a teen(which moved pretty good) but fell apart when it hit 85000 miles.
Sorry for the "wandering" nature of the post but some you folks seem pretty knowledgable about these cars.
Mar 31, 2002 (5:43 pm)
I am currently a Cobra owner and it is an awesome driving machine. Yes, I am biased. But if you drove one you would know why.
This is the true American car.
The 03 Cobra is expected to be a BIG hit. This car is already fully loaded, the only option available for upgrade is chrome rims. Everything else is standard on this car.
The average dealer mark up is around 2-5k above MSRP. Although I really want to get in to this car I will not pay the mark up. I think the price will come down. In comparison to Vette, this car is in a totally different class.
The Vette is a sport car, the Cobra is a muscle car. Sure the Cobra may keep up, but that is not Ford's intent. The only reason people are comparing these cars together are because of the hiatus of the Camaro and the Firebird.
#58 of 185 The return of the fat or wait tell the next stang comes
Mar 31, 2002 (8:58 pm)
I think that no matter what the curent cobra is fat fat fat, I dont care if it has close to 400hp, it is overweight. Wait for the next mustang instead.
Apr 01, 2002 (6:31 am)
The current incentives on Mustangs have nothing to do with the upcoming release of the limited production Cobra. GM, Ford, and Chrysler are offering incentives to boost sales, which has consistently been the case in our post "September 11" economy.
Sep 30, 2002 (10:51 am)
Hi everyone I'm new but i thought I'd share this info, seeing as I'm in the market to buy a 2003 Cobra and I just got a quote from th dealer 1000 below sticker or about around 33500 before tax of course. Just thought this would be helpful since I've been reading a lot of posts claiming that sales wouldn't budge on the price. Also the number they gave me of cobras produced for 2003 is 5200, that's it.
Sep 30, 2002 (3:37 pm)
That's a rather impressive hp-per-dollar ratio.
Oct 01, 2002 (9:40 am)
I never noticed it before - you are correct -$87 bucks per horse! That is very impressive.
#63 of 185 Oh and I didn't mention but I'm in California
Oct 01, 2002 (3:38 pm)
And I just checked it out in Beverly Hills and they won't budge much below $5000 above sticker, some sales people can be morons. And that quote was from down in San Diego
#64 of 185 At $36,000 the Mustang SVT COBRA coupe is well worth it
Oct 27, 2002 (11:24 pm)
I have owned many automobiles, I well appreciate the engineering marvel of them all, yes some were problematic,I personally have never owned a Toyota,or Nissan, the only foreign cars I have driven are Mazda and Hyundai,Chevys, Fords, Chrysler and Jeeps I have had quite a few and currently have Jeeps and my newest Baby the SVT Cobra 2003.
My 93 Chevy s-10 4x 4 pick up has 120,000 miles and runs well.
I loved my 68 327 camaro and had a 90 RS that was a lemon. My 95 thunderbird was great, of all my cars the fords were the most reliable. Chevy and Chrysler in that order the worst. drove the heck out of my Hyundais, with minor problems.
There was only two cars I really felt bad about selling that was my first Camaro and my T-bird.
Earlier this year I purchased a Mustang-gt premium coupe-automatic,what a Great car.It far surpassed any other car I owned.
But along came the 2003 Cobra, one test drive and I was
impressed. I agonized over taking a beating on the GT on Trade, but folks let me tell you-for me The Cobra is phenomenal. Yes we all read about the specs and the comparisons. But I feel it all boils down to the individual response to the vehicle.
My dark shadow Gray cobra is a magnificent automoble.To me it handles and accelerates with authority and precision.
People who know me will say in a few years he will
get another car, but as of now of any car I have
driven or owned, I like to think this one is a keeper.
It has all the feel of what a performance car should be. It is so much different then a GT-mustang. I plan to drive about 5 thousand miles a year in this car. I also feel this vehicle can be driven just like any other Factory performance car.( The side to side handling is outstanding)
Yes it is high performance,the cab is not like a sedan and the clutch is glunky and a little hard to shift, but the more you drive the car
the more second nature it becomes, and all of sudden it can be a car you do not want to stop driving. The sixth gear has value especially when your touring.
To each there own but for me,yes $36,000 is a lot for even for me, but I do not think I WILL HAVE ANY REGRETS.