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Old 01-09-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Considering selling it...

I'd like some thoughts and advice. I have an 05 mustang gt witha few mods ... Pushign about 380 the back wheel i think ... andway, here lately it seems that every little thing is breaking and its wearing on me to get fixed. I'd like to something that has the most potential ... I may stick with my car and just slowly get it all fixed and hope it doesn't break every 2 days but what do you guys think? I'm interested in having around 500 horses one day ... but i don't want to lay down 80 g's on a gt500 that can't grip the ground anyway. What do you guys think? 03 cobra? stick with what I got? hit up the 2010 mustangs?
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Re: Considering selling it...

My personal opinion is get the 03/04 cobra. But I'm biased. I just think it is the much better choice being already built and easy to get to the 500/600 rwhp mark with not much money....hell, you could probably find one with that already for 23-25k right now.

With the domino effect you are having lately, I think you should at least trade it in on something newer like an 08/09 so you can get back under warranty for all the little **** that's been happening for you.
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Re: Considering selling it...

Yea the 03/04 cobra has great potential but at the same time as you start to push over 550 rwhp you start to worry about pistons getting to hit and coolant paths etc etc but overall they are great cars IF you do right by them.

also.. you say you have 380rwhp with whats in your sig? is that a roush blower or na? Just wondering.

The 03/04 cobra wont have a warranty.. but if you plan to boost it and push it that wont matter. There is a comp orange 04 cobra 30k miles on svtperformance.com with 450+rwhp/tq in great shape for 22k in TN great deals are out there. My car with cai/exhaust has 400/380 at 8-9psi.
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Re: Considering selling it...

^^^ There's a redfire coupe here in town with 30ish k miles on it for 15k right now...just wants it gone. Mint condition...only problem with it is it is losing IC coolant somewhere and he doesn't feel like finding out where. For 15k I would find out where after i bought the car....
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Re: Considering selling it...

hey purevenom, can you get me pics and what not for it? I do feel as if my car is dying which is sad ... it only has 42k miles on it ... I'll start looking at the cobras and the 09 gt's I guess I could even go for the 2010. I kind of want a vert.
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hey purevenom, can you get me pics and what not for it? I do feel as if my car is dying which is sad ... it only has 42k miles on it ... I'll start looking at the cobras and the 09 gt's I guess I could even go for the 2010. I kind of want a vert.
Sure....and vert > *...specially on days like today.
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Re: Considering selling it...

Also, here's his listing if you want to email him direct. I've met the guy a few times and he is the service manager at a local ford dealership that hooked me up when I needed my diff re-sealed under warranty.


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Original owner. Has 17x10.5's on rear, flowmaster catback, offroad H, Mafia, polished ported steg blower/inlet, ported stock tb, mgw shifter, Predator with RWTD dyno tune. Very clean inside/out. Only problem is looses coolant out resevior. Tired of dealing with it, need to unload. Runs strong, doesn't smoke/tick, starts first time every time......but looses coolant. $15K come take it off my hands. pm me if interested, or email at cobrarichie@charter.net.

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Re: Considering selling it...

i'm torn at this point. so many good times with my car.
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Re: Considering selling it...

Well, I shot him a PM and he said that I can come by and check it out for you as early as sunday if you want to pull the trigger quick.
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Re: Considering selling it...

is the car actual at the dealership? or a guy owns it? i'd have to find a way to trade my car on it.
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Re: Considering selling it...

dude pull the trigger~ that car looks great! and the price is awsome. i know you had good times with your car but if this keeps up youll be even more unhappy as more time goes by.
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Re: Considering selling it...

Lol...I've already told you what I think.
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Re: Considering selling it...

lol, you're opinion sucks lowflyn. :leghump1: If i can get an even trade, or close to it, then the trigger may get pulled. don't have the money laying around right now, but the car is worth more than that .... so, how to handle this?
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Re: Considering selling it...

I say keep with the S197 platform myself....While I do like the 03/04 cobras and they can make a ton of power, they cant put the power to the ground without breaking things thanks to the IRS...though good for cornering and daily driving, it sucks for planting raw power to the ground when launching the car....so if you intend to get high in the power band and be rough when putting it to the ground, I would stick with the newer platform...just my $.02...
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Re: Considering selling it...

Don't think. Just do. Trade it. If you can part your car aftermarket parts out, you could even come out on top
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Re: Considering selling it...

thanks guys! reddevil, i thought you fell off the earth ... you too yellow... I'll probably keep it, it depend son this car works out.
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Re: Considering selling it...

there is an 04 comp orange cobra with 30k miles on it for 22k with mods (475rwhp/495tq) very clean looking in TN, its on svtperformance.com

the issues with the IRS on the 03/04 cobra are easily fixed... drop it replace all the bushing and install some subframe connections and BAM 90% better. No wheel hop. The stock ****ty rubber bushings ruin the irs.

but before you jump into one you should reseach it and know what you are getting into, while they are great cars and very reliable there are issues that can arise so go to svtperformance.com and research them in the terminator section.... also drive a couple.
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yeah, that's a good idea. Lowflyn, bring your car over. Let me drive it.
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yeah, that's a good idea. Lowflyn, bring your car over. Let me drive it.
Haha, you saw how slow it is. If you really get serious you're more than welcome to drive it. Like I told you...it's quite the different driving feel than the S197. I like it alot better personally.
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the S197s ive drove feel stiffer and remove some driver feeling to me (engine noise ect you dont hear as much) but they are stiffer and such, no real creeks or such vs a pre 05
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Re: Considering selling it...

You can't deny the S197s are a much better platform than the old Fox platform (79-04). The traction off the line in my '06 GT was unreal compared to my fox. Of course, the torque levels are slightly different too...

I vote to stick with what you have personally.
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noted.
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yea, about the only thing you can gain from another year than the 05+ would be bang for the buck in hp/tq department and weight (which the 03/04 cobra wouldnt be considered since its heavier lol). Or if you dont like the body style or what not.

If I picked up an S197 I would have to take a gt500 though or one of the 2010s with the supercharger factory option.
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Re: Considering selling it...

When do the 2010's release?
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march will be the first shipment.... but the 2011s may get a major engine upgrade.. it would suck to have a 2010 with only 315hp when the 2011 has the 5.0 modular engine with more... just a though. No one knows yet what they will do if anything just fyi
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I may just get this paid off then ... hang on until the 2011 comes out. If Ford is still around by then.
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