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#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.
Oct 29, 2002 (11:10 am)
When is Ford USA going to quit this mess? They don't seem to have these problems over-seas. (Of course their offerings abroad are not as archaic as what is offered here)
Oct 29, 2002 (5:01 pm)
Welcome Back '99
#69 of 185 model 2003 svt Mustang Cobra
Oct 31, 2002 (5:40 pm)
Talked to SVT folks at ford today--all is well with the Cobra's all cars built and held were released.
Production has resumed.
It seems a dealer bulletin on Quality CONTROL CHECK POINTS was confusing.
No engine issues at this time---the engines have been performing well. They will build 2003 models until August 2003-( 10,000 to 12,000).
Cobra certificates will be issued October 2003.
#71 of 185 0-60 0-62 1/4 mile...
Nov 11, 2002 (4:39 pm)
Anybody went on the track and got some results with their 2003? I have a 2002 Z06 right now and sold it and may re-consider buying another Mustang. I had a 1999 Cobra, planning a 2003. Don't know if I should wait for the 2004 Cobra or the 2004 S4. Btw, what I dislike in my 1999 Cobra is that when you were flooring it on bad surface, the end was "jumping", was it solved in the IRS of the 2003 Cobra?
What do you guys think...
#72 of 185 2003 Cobra Production Holdback?
Nov 24, 2002 (11:35 pm)
I talked to a dealer in N. Calif. the other day and he said that there was a hold back on the Cobras because of a problem with the superchargers. Am I getting smoked? Anyone got the straight scoop?
Nov 25, 2002 (4:32 am)
it was so they could retool for a shipment to Japan but that was just some smuck on a message board.