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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#385 of 556 Re: 2007 Shelby GT500 Reunion [nipntuck]
Feb 26, 2007 (6:53 am)
Sounds like it will be a good time. It would be great to see all those Shelby's in one location. I know last summer while I was waiting for mine to be built they were talking possibly of having one at the Ford plant in Flat Rock. Events were to open up the assembly plant and tour their facility and meet some of the people that actually made our Shelby's on the line and of course the engineer's that designed it. I won't be able to go the one in June, but if they schedule one in Flat Rock next year, I'm there. If you do go take plenty of photo's and post them here in your album. I would love to see all those Shelby's together.
#386 of 556 Re: lucky me [rorr]
Feb 26, 2007 (11:54 am)
I understand that the dealers can charge whatever they want for a car. How is negotiating a car price to invoice and below any different than 20% over sticker? As a current owner of a 2002 GT convertable, I was chomping at the bit for a GT500. Upon seeing the car, I was more than willing to plunk down up to 50K for one.
But at the prices that the market has set, I won't be buying a GT500 convertable. I will either get a Corvette or a SLK55. The reason is that the fit and finish of the GT500 is that of a 30K car. The interior of my 2002 is a rattling plastic box. I would be willing to pay the premium if the new Mustang was going to give me any more confidence that this will not repeat itself.
#387 of 556 Re: lucky me [ccpmurray]
Feb 26, 2007 (4:01 pm)
An alternative to consider is the Roush stage 3, which includes a supercharger. Trouble is, imo, the Roush's are overdressed. Also, not sure the 4.6 L engine was built for supercharging. Could drive it to an early grave.
#388 of 556 Re: lucky me [ccpmurray]
Feb 26, 2007 (6:53 pm)
The 04 and older mustangs compared to the 05 and newer mustangs are like night and day. There is no comparison. The 05 and newer are a much, much, much better! They are a lot more solid and have a lot more power.
I understand what you are saying about your 02. Compared to the 05 and newer you are 100% correct. The older ones are and feel a lot cheaper made in construction.
Have you driven the new mustang at all? Drive your 02 and then go drive a new GT Mustang. It will be like night and day between the two.
As for the Roush, I don't personally care for the look for what they cost. I personally like the look of the Saleen a LOT better and for the money.
Feb 26, 2007 (8:22 pm)
I believe that you can take the look of the Roush or leave it and still get the power upgrades.
#390 of 556 Re: Roush, [mschmal]
Feb 27, 2007 (7:44 am)
Yeah, you can get the performance upgrades without all the gawdy bodywork.
#391 of 556 Re: Roush, [tayl0rd]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:13 am)
And vice versa.
#392 of 556 Re: Roush, [tayl0rd]
Feb 27, 2007 (4:57 pm)
But what about the issue of supercharging an engine not designed to be supercharged? Do you think it can bring on a whole host of problems? (The GT's 4.6 liter small block seems just right, pretty sweet the way it is.) After all, the supercharged GT 500 has an entirely different engine, cast iron as opposed to aluminum, 32 as opposed to 24 valves, more displacement, etc -- it's basically a Ford truck engine.
#393 of 556 Re: Roush, [pony_pirate]
Feb 28, 2007 (5:19 am)
Apparently supercharging it is no big deal as the supercharged Roush still carries the same 3/36 warranty as every other Mustang. The same applies to the Saleen Mustangs. Both use the standard 4.6L V8 in the Mustang GT.
#394 of 556 Factory Mustangs now have 5yr/60,000 engine warrenties.
Feb 28, 2007 (7:31 am)