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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#256 of 556 Evaluation-
Jan 09, 2007 (8:31 am)
From Thursday Jan 4th to Monday the 8th my wife and myself drove our GT 500 from Ky to Ocala, Fl and return. Went to the Natonal Parts Depot Ford Roundup at Silver Springs. Great show! Almost 2000 Fords of every make and kind. There were 11 GT 500's including mine. We put a little over 2000 miles on our car in the 5 day trip. some two lane but mostly interstate at 75 to 80 mph. Averaged 19 to 20 mpg.
This car rides excellent, seats are very comfortable on the long haul, quiet except for some road noise on rough concrete pavement. If you guys (gals) get a chance to take a trip such as this, you won't be disappointed. I have owned my car since August 5 and had 1700 miles on it when we left. At this point I have no complaints with this car at all. I have owned and resored old Mustangs for several years and made no mistake in purchasing this car.
#258 of 556 Waiting time for Shelby GT-500?
Jan 25, 2007 (7:04 am)
I was told my order was to start production on 11JAN07. Anyone have any idea how long until I get the call that it's ready for pickup? I got the call from a dealership back in October that an order slot opened up; I wrote my check out so fast I singed my fingers; been waiting patiently. I don't know whether to believe my wait will only be ~4/5 months, when I've been reading stories of 18 mo./+ wait... I also feel "lucky" the dealership is only gouging me $20K over MSRP...
#259 of 556 Re: Evaluation- [7shlby]
Jan 25, 2007 (2:58 pm)
I'm hearing blind spot is an issue. True?
Jan 25, 2007 (3:30 pm)
Its only a problem if someone is going fast enough to be in your blind spot duh.
If someone is in your blind spot in this car, you don't deserve to be driving it.
#263 of 556 Re: Waiting time for Shelby GT-500? [fastforagirl]
Jan 25, 2007 (9:50 pm)
........I also feel "lucky" the dealership is only gouging me $20K over MSRP...
Wow you don't see too many people admit to that. Everyone that you speak to claims they got theirs either at or below invoice. My Shelby was purchased by my wife as a gift to me and she too paid an extremely high premium. You know I don't feel too bad though because Kelly Blue Book has the 2007 GT 500 true value at just under what my wife paid $63K. I look at it as an investment for my kids future benefit, and why shouldn't I enjoy my kids inheritance. HA! HA! My Shelby was born on August 30th and I took delivery on Sep 29th. If yours is scheduled to be built Jan 11th then you should see it by mid to the very latest end of February. You will be more than satisfied once you get the first glimpse of her. You will forget all about the waiting and fall in love the second you see her. Although I didn't want to pay the premium either after having her now since September I can easily say I would pay double what my wife paid to buy her today. What's really cool too is now I have Mr. Shelby's autograph on the air filter cover, making it all that much more special to me.
#264 of 556 Re: Waiting time for Shelby GT-500? [bri66]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:21 am)
There is no way dealers are selling those at or below invoice. MSRP - maybe, but probably not. Dealers aren't stupid.
#265 of 556 Re: Waiting time for Shelby GT-500? [bri66]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:23 am)
My brother in law works at a Ford dealership up in Dallas and he tells me $25K over is "routine" if you go through dealer. There are a couple on E-Bay for less, but I didn't want someone else's 'hand-me-down'. Got the options I wanted- albeit few to choose from- so I'm living with overall purchase price of $65K. First time I've ever overpaid for anything in my life. Forget future kid's benefit (of course my kid is named "Shelby"), this car is all for ME. I'm gonna burn the tires off that pony in the first month and if my husband is lucky, may let him drive it, too! Have a Valentine One to sniff out the jellys, just hope it can keep up with me. Thanks for info, hopefully wait is almost over. P.S. You'd better hang on to that wife of yours, most women don't even know what a Shelby is. Any other wife would have bought you a minivan! LOL