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Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
#68 of 97 Re: Where do I sign? [jlbanta]
Jul 18, 2005 (7:08 am)
yup... My thoughts exactly. Although your search has been much more exhaustive than mine, I can understand. All we've seen so far are a nice looking concept and a few clandestine shots of test mules here and there. I saw a pic of one online that was yellow with silver stripes ( a godawful vinyl stripe job) and it had so many features changed from the concept - it made me want to actually see the 'finished' car instead of just dropping a deposit sight-unseen. That last pic I saw didn't even have Shelby's name anywhere on it!! I don't know if it was based on an earlier design than what we saw with the concept, or closer to what will come out, but the hood, front fascia, rear-end, and badging was ALL pretty different from the details we see on the concept. Pay a huge deposit now or full price without even seeing it?? No thanks. I just may have to wait a bit longer, I don't care too much about being the 'first on the block', but I am interested in this car, and its the first mustang in a while that has garnered this much excitement.
Jul 21, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I want to start by saying that I mean no offense to anyone by this post, but here goes... The SVT dealer is not being a jerk, he is being a good and sensible business man. Come on now, if you were selling your car, would you turn away a guy with cash in his hand (and willing to pay what you are asking!) because some other guy told you to call him? Of course, no one in their right mind would do this. It is quite likely that many dealers will sell their allocation of these cars in advance, and money talks. Remember the old saying, "Hotcakes are selling like Mustangs", and look at the '05 Mustang GT. Most people, as you have indicated you have, place themselves on numerous "call lists" and dealers know this.
Additionally, how can anyone (dealers or otherwise) possibly say that there are no waiting lists? Waiting lists are not established on a national level. Waiting lists happen every single time a (hot-hot) new model comes out, and money down is the only way you get on it. I work at a motorcycle dealership, and we take waiting lists on a regular basis. To say that there are no lists is ludicrous. We currently have a list on the '06 Raptor 700, for example. Not placing a down payment tells the dealer that you are reserving the right to not buy the car, while at the same time someone else is offering him money right now, sight unseen. I promise I mean no offense here, but that's a pretty simple business equation.
#70 of 97 It will be mine
Jul 22, 2005 (3:14 pm)
I've loved the GT500 since I was a kid. I definately want to buy this car next year. I've heard it won't be available in the UK, so looks like I going have to go to the US to buy one. Does anyone know if I would have to pay an additional tax to do this? Also is it really neccesary to get myself on a waiting list, will this be a limited production car?
#71 of 97 Saw 2 GT500 test cars on the Utah highway!
Jul 25, 2005 (12:20 pm)
I am very sorry to say that my camera was not ready and I did not take any pictures.
Jul 18th: I was towing my boat on I-70 going west out of Grand Junction, Colorado. I was going 65, since I prefer not to gain too much speed with my boat in tow. All of a sudden I see a blue Mustang with 2 racing stripes up the middle coming up very fast from behind. Then I noticed that the grill looks kinda different, and by the time it passed me I noticed the GT500 concept rims. I then realized why the grill was different from a regular Mustang GT. Before I had time to think the exact same car (but this one in Yellow instead of Blue) all passed me. This time I also noticed the modified GT500 mufflers and tail pipes sticking out behind. I also noticed the Michigan Manufacturer plates. Both cars were dusty, so it was hard to tell the color of the racing stripes. They looked silver to me. Within about 20 seconds - both cars turned into 2 dots far away ahead. I would judge their speed between 85-90 mph.
I am guessing that they were on the way to Ford's Arizona test track. I know that almost all manufacturers test their vehicles for High altitude in Colorado and then test for Very hot temperaturers in Arizona.
It was a cool experience.
#72 of 97 Price is the factor
Aug 01, 2005 (7:31 am)
I'm also interested in this car, and wouldn't mind being on a list for it(if the deposit was refundable) but if the dealers gouge the consumer for crazy numbers over MSRP (38,900) and these things actually go for twice that 60k, then it will change how I look at this car drastically. I love the car, or at least what I've seen or heard about it. But at 50-60k (or higher) that would place it in the same market as other cars I love. A used Dodge Viper SRT/10 2003 to present, or you can go for the Gen II Viper (used) between 35 - 45k. These are all significant cars, 450-500 hp, and at least around where I live, the Dodge Viper would attract a significant amount of more attention. Plus they have IRS lol.
Aug 09, 2005 (8:36 pm)
For what it's worth, I came across this website for a dealership taking names for a waiting list....doesn't seem like they are asking for money upfront...
waiting like the rest of the ham n' eggers!
#74 of 97 Re: It will be mine [boognish1]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Yes, the new GT-500 will limited production. But what most people dont know is that ford is making a new standard SVT Cobra for 2007 that will put out 425hp or more. I am on a waiting list for one of these. All you would have to do is replace the blower pulley and the numbers will match the GT-500.
#75 of 97 Re: Where so I sign? [starboardside]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:40 pm)
But in order to put money down on any new car, the dealership must first have been allocated its vehicles. It has to know how many units it will be getting, if any at all. Once cars are allocated to the dealerships they will know how many of them they will have to sell and will start taking down payment on them in advance.
#76 of 97 Re: It will be mine [tbone5660]
Aug 17, 2005 (10:08 pm)
Where did you get the info on the 2007 svt cobra?Will they stop making the shelby mustang that year?
#77 of 97 Re: It will be mine [stang22]
Aug 18, 2005 (1:06 pm)
From a source within SVT. They will make it public the first of 2006. From what I hear, they are going to produce the Shelby GT-500 for three years, depending on demand. The Shelby GT-500 will be a short production 3-5 years special edition car. And 20 years from now will be worth much more money because of the name "Shelby Cobra". But the standard SVT Cobra should be available mid 2006 to whenever they decide to change body styles again. Unless there is a problem with the design. As of right now I am on a waiting list for a non Shelby SVT Cobra. They wont take a down payment until they are allocated their units, which will be the first of 2006. If you come across a dealer that wants money now, Beware! They may not get allocated the color you want. If they get any at all the first year. The dealer that dosent want to screw you will wait till they are allocated their units and then call people on the waiting list to find out what color and other options they may want. Then put a down payment on one. Hope this helps.